The Best Star Wars Goodies of 2011!

Spanning the galaxy and nearly 35 years, Star Wars has been with us from childhood - and it keeps getting reinvented. From those early days when Luke left Tatooine for the first time, the Skywalker name has become the ultimate in both light and darkness... not to mention loved by toy stores everywhere.

Here, we've picked our favourite Star Wars goodies from 2011 - have a look and let us know what you think!

[Craft Book]

10. Star Wars: Craft Book

This year, the art of geek handcrafting has become a phenomenon!

To join the fabric rebellion, get your hands on this book and you can make create Bith Band spoon puppets, Han in Soaponite (yes, really), a Mistle-Tie Fighter, an AT-AT herb garden and much more.

The perfect thing to keep your hands occupied!

[Lightsaber Chopsticks: Anakin Skywalker]

9. Star Wars: Lightsaber Chopsticks: Anakin Skywalker

May the forks be with you...

Ideal as gift or gag, for yourself or for a friend, these are guaranteed to not actually slice chunks out of your sushi. They are very cool, though, and they'll make you wonder why no-one had ever thought of them before...

[Lego: Keylight: Darth Vader]

8. Star Wars: Lego: Keylight: Darth Vader

Now you can take the Dark Lord of the Sith with you wherever you go - the Dark Lord with Light in his foot.

Perfect for kids, the bigger the better, Darth comes compelte with battery and attitude. Hang him from back back or keys to ensure the Dark Side of the Force remains on your side!

[Giant Retro Action Figure: Chewbacca]

7. Star Wars: Giant Retro Action Figure: Chewbacca

Simple but brilliant treatment of classic toys from Gentle Giant.

This range of giant figures were digitally scanned from mint 3 3/4” Kenner originals and reproduced to create a huge 12” tall fully articulated replica - complete with bowcaster accessory.

Chewie even comes packaged in a 1977, Star Wars inspired blister card featuring original photos and artwork.

What a wookie!

[Ice Cube Tray: Han Solo]

6. Star Wars: Ice Cube Tray: Han Solo

This has been one of our absolute faves of this year - your very own frozen Han Solo!

We can't guarantee carbonite, but we can pretty-much promise that putting a frozen Han in a cocktail glass is a way to get a grin from your geek guests...

[T-Shirts: Stormtrooper Costume]

5. Star Wars: T-Shirts: Stormtrooper Costume

All the girls (and guys for that matter) love a Stormtrooper - but not everyone can get the kit together to join the Legion.

In a year when the costume tee becamae the ultimate in geek win, Star Wars led the way with this, their classic Stormtrooper t-shirt.

[Owners Workshop Manual (Hardcover)]

4. Millennium Falcon: Owners Workshop Manual (Hardcover)

Everything you ever wanted to know about the Millennium Falcon but were afraid to ask!

Get under the bonnet - and everything else - of the fastest ship in the Galaxy as you discover all the secrets previously only known to Han and Chewie. With the imeccable and glorious detail that the cult classic Haynes' Manuals do so well, this is the Falcon laid absolutely bare.

Techie or fan, you won't be able to put this down!

[The Jedi Path: A Manual For Students Of The Force (Hardcover Vault Edition)]

3. Star Wars: The Jedi Path: A Manual For Students Of The Force (Hardcover Vault Edition)

With the push of a button, the doors of the vault open in a wash of light and Star Wars sound effects. The inner platform rises, revealing this exclusive edition of The Jedi Path.

The pages of this venerable text have been annotated by those who have held it, studied it, and lived its secrets. From Yoda and Luke Skywalker to Count Dooku and Darth Sidious, they have shaped the content of the book by leaving mementos tucked within the pages, tearing out pages, and adding their personal experiences as tangible reminders of the lessons they’ve learned. These include a letter tracing the book’s history, a severed Padawan braid, a metal Jedi Credit medallion, a Jedi starfighter patch, a burned poster of the Jedi Code, a map of the Jedi Temple, a lightsaber diagram sketched on the back of a napkin from Dex’s Diner, and a note on the missing pages torn from the book by a Sith.

[Lego: Millennium Falcon]

2. Star Wars: Lego: Millennium Falcon

Your very own MIllennium Falcon? The fastest ship in the galazy - built out of LEGO?

Sometimes, the juxtaposition of two cool things is just too wondrous for words, and this is one of those moments. Complete with the flawless instructions and perfect crafting that has made LEGO one of the foremonst toy brands in the world, this is truly a thing of geek beauty.

[The Blueprints (Limited Edition Hardcover)]

1. Star Wars: The Blueprints (Limited Edition Hardcover)

Words like 'definitive' and 'essential' are often thrown around, but this book truly deserves both of them - and more!

Star Wars The Blueprints brings together, for the first time, the original blueprints created for the filming of the Star Wars Saga and shows how, in bringing these extraordinary epic movies to life, the world of special effects as we know it was born.

For the first time, here you will see the initial concepts behind such iconic Star Wars scenes as the Rebel blockade runner hallways, the bridge of General Grievous’s flagship, the interior of the fastest “hunk of junk” in the Galaxy, and Jabba the Hutt’s palace. Never before seen craftsmanship and artistry is evident whether floating on the Death Star, escaping on a speeder bike, or exploring the Tatooine Homestead.