With only a few weeks to go before The Force Awakens hits cinema screens worldwide, here's a look at how you can prepare yourself for the Star Wars fever, and have some fun along the way!
1. CHANGE YOUR NAME
Our writer, John's Star Wars name is 'Limjo Becklu'. What's yours?
2. Eat toast that springs out from Darth Vader’s head
Each Star Wars Toaster is molded in sturdy black plastic and meticulously detailed to look Darth Vader's helmet (minus the very top bit). It makes an imposing addition to any kitchen counter. Pop in two pieces of bread, frozen pancakes, hamburger buns, Alderaan muffins, or whatever, and in moments Vader ejects them with "Star Wars" toasted onto one side. Like your toast on the darker side? A handy dial provides temperature adjustment.
Priced at USD49.99 (RM211), you can purchase this toaster here.
Speaking of toasters, get household electrical appliances at discounted prices with special Lazada Coupons.
3. And then buy someone the ultimate Christmas gift
Perfect for all your evil waffle needs. If you're ready to make your kitchen explode with awesome, you need a Death Star Waffle Maker. Plug it in, warm it up, and pour the batter onto the non-stick cooking plates. In just minutes, you'll have golden, delicious waffles, good enough to destroy a planet for. Well, a small one, at least.
Priced at USD39.99 (RM170), you can purchase this waffle maker here.
4. Listen to Darth Vader's rendition of Adele's 'Hello'. SO MUCH FEELS.
How he sings with that mask is beyond us.
5. Sit in an X-Wing Star Fighter at Mid Valley
Happening from now till 27 December, you can take a picture in the iconic X-Wing at the “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” event at Mid Valley Megamall, Centre Court starting from today. A scaled replica of the “Star Wars” X-Wing Fighter will be on display at the event, along with several other “Star Wars” memorabilia.themalaymailonline.com
More details of this event here.
6. Give your Google apps a cool Star Wars makeover
Choose your allegiance when signed in to your free Google account. Then watch as your Google apps reflect your choice. Gmail gets a new background image, YouTube’s progress bar turns into a blue or red glowing lightsaber color, and Google Maps adds Star Wars-themed pegmen as well as place indicators on mobile—the light side gets Rey’s crazy-looking land speeder.pcworld.com
Be a Jedi? Or join the Dark Side? Choose here.
7. Check out over 2,000 LEGO Star Wars figurines at LEGOLAND Malaysia
According to Legoland Malaysia's master builder Stefan Bentivoglio, the Star Wars theme was first built in Legoland theme parks in Billund (Denmark), California (USA) and Germany in 2009, followed by Legoland Florida (USA) and Windsor (England) a few years later.
The six scenes from each of the Star Wars movies do fit the bill of being the most famous, though some might have a different preference. An added touch to the exhibition are a series of mini-films using the Lego Star Wars characters and scenes which one can watch at the entrance of the exhibition and at the souvenir shop afterwards.
For more info, head to LEGOLAND's website here.
8. Speaking of LEGOs, why not try building your very own Death Star?!
Recreate the action and adventure of the Star Wars™ movies with the ultimate Death Star playset! This amazingly detailed battle station features an incredible array of minifigure-scale scenes, moving parts, characters and accessories from Episodes IV and VI on its multiple decks, including the Death Star control room, rotating turbolaser turrets, hangar bay with TIE Advanced starfighter, tractor beam controls, Emperor’s throne room, detention block, firing laser cannon, Imperial conference chamber, droid maintenance facility, and the powerful Death Star superlaser.wikia.com
Buy your very own LEGO Death Star here.
9. Walk around in one of these masks
Priced at RM59.90, these masks are readily available at any Toy 'R' Us outlets.
11. Inspect the insanely fine detail of a Star Wars themed pewter!
Royal Selangor in collaboration with The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia is currently in the midst of immortalising iconic Star Wars characters and scenes in pewter. The collaboration between Royal Selangor and The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia will see the former producing "Star Wars"-themed merchandise for the next three years.
Head to Mid Valley to have a closer look of the figurines.
12. Up your reading game by diving into William Shakespeare's Star Wars Collection by Ian Doescher
Return once more to a galaxy far, far away with this sublime retelling of George Lucas’s epic Star Wars in the style of the immortal Bard of Avon. The saga of a wise (Jedi) knight and an evil (Sith) lord, of a beautiful princess held captive and a young hero coming of age, Star Wars abounds with all the valor and villainy of Shakespeare’s greatest plays. ’Tis a tale told by fretful droids, full of faithful Wookiees and fearstome Stormtroopers, signifying...pretty much everything.
Reimagined in glorious iambic pentameter—and complete with twenty gorgeous Elizabethan illustrations--William Shakespeare’s Star Wars will astound and edify Rebels and Imperials alike. Zounds! This is the book you’re looking for.
Get yourself a copy of the book, or the whole trilogy here.
13. Put on a Star Wars Christmas sweater because Santa is overrated
These Star Wars Holiday Sweaters are just what they sound like - a small tribute to the holiday's Dark Side. If you've been a good little kid, Santa Trooper'll bring you a small present. If you've been a bad little kid, Santa Trooper will bring you something awesome. And if you've been bad enough, maybe Vader will take you on as his apprentice.thinkgeek.com
Buy yourself a Star Wars-themed sweater here.
Meanwhile, why not check out ASOS Coupons for discounts on your next sweater purchase.
14. Own this CoverGirl limited-edition makeup collection inspired by Princess Leia
A long time ago, in a galaxy not so far, far away, a movie was made that inspired an epic hairstyle—the Princess Leia. Two trilogies and almost four decades later, we're still getting beauty inspo from the women of Star Wars. In celebration of the new film The Force Awakens, out this December, CoverGirl is releasing a limited-edition collection of makeup that begs the question: Are you on the light side or the dark side?allure.com
Priced at USD6.85 (RM28), you can purchase the whole collection here.
15. Join the official Star Wars Fan Club of Malaysia and enjoy a variety of perks!
Registration is priced at RM60 for adults, with a RM10 annual renewal. Some of the perks include getting discounts at certain retail shops like Bricksmore. Aside from that, you'll get the chance to meet fellow Star Wars fans.
For more info, check out the official Facebook page here.
16. If you're a gamer, the latest Star Wars Battlefront will get you hooked in no time!
Galactic forces clash in this reboot of Star Wars Battlefront, the blockbuster shooter franchise set in the Star Wars saga. Fight in epic Star Wars battles on iconic planets and rise through the ranks playing as the heroic Rebellion or the evil galactic Empire. Whether fighting through blaster-wielding troops, or piloting your favorite Star Wars combat vehicles like Snowspeeders, Speeder Bikes, and AT–ST's – Star Wars Battlefront puts you at the center of the galactic conflict!ign.com
Buy yourself a copy here.
17. Bring home BB-8, a cute tennis ball sized droid that can be controlled via Bluetooth from your smartphone!
Meet BB-8™ - the app-enabled Droid™ that's as authentic as it is advanced. BB-8 has something unlike any other robot - an adaptive personality that changes as you play. Based on your interactions, BB-8 will show a range of expressions and even perk up when you give voice commands. Set it to patrol and watch your Droid explore autonomously, make up your own adventure and guide BB-8 yourself, or create and view holographic recordings.
Priced at USD149.99 (RM635), you can purchase your own BB-8 droid here.
18. Make your friends jealous with a power bank like no other
19. Check out these stunning photos from Star Wars scene reimagined in a kampung setting from Malaysian photographer Zahir Batin
20. Grab your friends and schedule THE ULTIMATE Star Wars marathon (this could take a few days, but that's okay)
It's worth it!
21. After you're done catching up, watch all The Force Awakens trailers back-to-back to complete your marathon
22. When you're done for the day, let Pentatonix lullaby you to sleep...
Have you bought tickets to watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens? Let us know in the comments!