Star Wars: The Force in Toy Stores

You’re not a rabid fan of the Star Wars series if you don’t have at least one or two Star Wars toys in hand. The Star Wars series has been going on since its first movie release in 18 and because it is such a big hit, it has become a big hit and a big part of moviegoers’ lives, toy companies have made sure they have Star Wars toys ready for purchase.

In 2014, the Force proved that it is not only the movie franchise that is powerful, but also the toy franchise, as it has totaled $12 billion in terms of sales since 1977. In fact, it ranked number one on the list among movies that sold the most merchandise, surpassing some of the best movies that hit big recently. Here is the list:

  1. Star Wars – $12 billion
  2. Cars – $10 billion
  3. Frozen – $5.3 billion
  4. Transformers – $3 billion
  5. Toy Story – $2.4 billion
  6. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtes – $450 million
  7. Batman – $245 million
  8. Despicable Me – $230 million
  9. Spiderman – $155 million
  10. The Avengers – $150 million

With toy sales occupying a huge 44% of the total $27 billion Star Wars revenues, it is safe to say that it is the most sold toy franchise based on movies.

Toy Companies Swooning over High Star Wars Toy Sales

The Kenner Toy company, who had the exclusive rights to sell Star Wars toy franchise from 1978 to 1985 had offered 90 figures to avid fans and toy collectors. The toy company sold an estimate of 3 billion units of action figures all in all. Meanwhile, Hasbro, another leading toy company in the world, offered 15 collections and sold a total of 5 billion units. Hasbro still has the exclusive rights to distribute the franchise up to 2020. On the other hand, other collectibles sold a total of 2 billion units.

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One of the most sought after rare collectible from the Star Wars toy franchise is the vinyl cape Jawa, which

was released in 1978. It appeared too thin as a collectible, so it had to be pulled out from the stores and selling had to be stopped in the market. Because its exposure in the stores was short-lived, toy collectors went mad, seeking to get this rare find. One piece of it was even sold on eBay for £11,300.

Now, with the latest sequel The Force Awakens comes into theatres this December, experts expect another huge clamor from passionate Star Wars lovers and toy collectors. They even assume an estimate of $3 to $billion in sales of Star Wars merchandise like toys, clothes and gadgets, while the movie could only go for as high as $2 billion. This goes to show how powerful The Force is as it has gone into every corner of pop culture in its four decades of existence.

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Star Wars games : Looking for the Top ten

The Star Wars franchise has time and again proven that to be the one of the most successful ever to have landed in the mark. The tremendous sales are not only limited to billions of revenues from the box-office series over the years. The revenues actually came higher from the non-movie merchandise such as toys, gadgets, clothes and of course, the Star Wars games.

The Love for the Game

Why does everybody love the Star Wars on PC? In fact, experts are convinced that the Star Wars PC games are the most successful video games ever to have been based on a movie. Why not, the Star Wars series, in itself, is mind-blowing, and to experience it on a game is so much more exciting. Imagine being a Jedi or an ace pilot, targeting the Dark Side, or some pod racer driving wild towards the Tattooine. Star Wars lovers could even act like Jedi on their consoles or master the lightsaber through the PC.

With Star Wars coming up with The Force Awakens this year, gamers are surely up to something. Before you go back to gaming, it is nice to look back at ten of the best Star Wars games ever to have landed with The Force:

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Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. The game is set four thousand years past the existence of the Galactic Empire. Jedi Knights have lost to the Sith and the gamer is the sole hope of the JedStar wars. Knights old republic

i Order to save the Republic. Bioware has made sure gamers would love the unique characters and creatures, plus the ability to build their own Lightsaber.

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Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II – The Sith Lords. The Sith Lords was a sequel to the Old Republic I, which came out in 2004, five years after the original game was released. The gamer takes on a character who is a Jedi Knight, who was taken out of the Jedi Order.

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Star Wars: TIE Fighter. What made this successful in 1994 is that it gave the gamers the choice to rally for the other side. It gave the players the chance to enjoy amazing flight simulations, as they explore and discover the Empire’s state-of-the-art machines.
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Star Wars: The Old Republic. The story takes place 300 years after the existence of the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, which means it evolves around 3,500 years before the actual setting of the film. This is where the Jedi relocates to Tython, after the Great Galactic War.

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Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga. This game was intended was intended for kids, as they can choose to play the roles of Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader.

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Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast. Playing the Jedi Knight is perfect with the Jedi Outcast as it allows levelled up lightsaber plays and force powers.

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Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II. Dark Forces was a hit because of its amazing visuals, making the gamers’ experience the galaxy life. It also arms the gamers with the real experience of lightsaber and force powers.Check price Star Wars®: Jedi Knight® II: Jedi Outcast(TM) [Online Game Code]

 

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Star Wars: Empire at War. Petroglyph, the game’s developer, hired designers to give the players the best and the most real-time space-based battles in the galaxy, as they take on the roles of Han Solo, Leia, Darth Vader and even the emperor.

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Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds. This game allows the players to choose their own factions, create their own battle campaigns and work with workers in a command center.

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The Cast of the Force Awakens, Lo and Behold,

The fans of the Star Wars saga need not to wait any further as The Force Awakens, the seventh installment of the sequel comes in theatres worldwide this December. This is the first film in the sequel trilogy since it was bought by The Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures in 2012. The film is set around 30 years after the ere of the Return of the Jedi.

Despite being in the hands of a new distributor, the brilliant minds behind the epic Star Wars are still intact: George Lucas, the creator of Star Wars, was the creative consultant of the production. Michael Arndt wrote the initial script, which was then rewritten by J.J. Abrams and LawrenceKasdan. John Williams, the composer and the conductor of all six Star Wars films, dealt with the film score.

The original cast is still there, with Harrison Ford, still leading the film as Han Solo. His firstHarrison ford, star wars appearance in Star Wars dates back to as far as the original film in 1977. His original character started when he got connected with Rebel Alliance, which is against the Galactic Empire. He then leads the Alliance in the following sequels. Harrison Ford also appeared in several films like Blade Runner, Air Force One and Apocalypse Now.

Carrie Fisher is still here as General Leia Organa, who serves as the Planet Alderaan’s primark-hamill-star-wars-episode-viii-beardncess. She then becomes a Rebel Alliance Sympathizer and the love interest of Han Solo. Later on, it was revealed that she was the twin sister of Luke Skywalker and further became a Jedi Master.

Mark Hamill remains as Luke Skywalker, the central protagonist of the film. He is the central figure in Rebel Alliance’s battle against the Galactic Empire and the son of Darth Vader, the fallen Jedi Anakin Skywalker.

Anthony Daniels still appears as the robot C-3PO, while Peter Mayhew still plays Chewbacca, a Wookie and an intelligent species who came from the planet Kashyyyk, and a good friend and co-pilot of Han Solo. Kenny Baker comes back as R2-D2 and Tim Rose as Admiral Ackbar.

The original cast will be joined by new faces, led by John Boyega, who plays as Finn, a storm trooper. John Boyega has previously starred in Half a Yellow Sun and Attack the Block. Oscar Isaac, meanwhile, plays the role of Poe Dameron, the best X-wing pilot ever to have landed in the galaxy. Isaac has formerly starred in Inside Llewyn Davis and Robin Hood.

Another name on the list is Adam Driver, who stars as Kylo Ryen, a member of KStar-Wars-countdown--bo-staff_article_story_largenights of Ren and a First Order Commander. Daisy Ridley, on the other hand, is named Rey in the new film, who is a self-dependent scavenger on Jakku. Oscar’s award-winning actress,   , a thousand-year-old pirate.

Andy Serkis plays the role of Supreme Leader Snoke, the master of Kylo Ren and is influential and powerful on the dark side. Domhnall Gleeson is General Hux, the leader of Starkiller Base from the First Order.

Star Wars die-hards will surely love the new film as these new faces grace the much awaited The Force Awakens. Make your Star Wars experience more memorable with these limited Star Wars merchandise!