It is official. We’re knee deep in ‘silly season’. The days are short, the weather is cold & the shops are packed. Seasonal retail junkies grabing any scrap of spare time to buy gifts for those whom mean the most. Star Wars and Christmas go hand-in-hand, they’ve been synonymous from the ‘empty box’ campaign in 1977, to the rush for BB-8 in 2015. Lets not lie, one of your nearest and dearest is an avid Star Wars Fans. Well you’re in luck, because pending the release of Rogue One, Star Wars has once again flooded the rails of Ireland’s retail sector.
Just as we saw with The Force Awakens, it is not just the comic shops stocking Star Wars merchandise. In fact, most of the city’s high street shops have option on genuine licensed star wars swag. Team Blabba together with the help of our loyal followers have put together a list of last minute buys for the Star Wars fan in your life. There are even a few absolute bargain buys amongst the madness. Here are some of our favourite spots.
Dublin’s oldest comic book shop is a must visit destination for all your nerdy needs. The prices are always competitive, but if you look hard enough you are bound to find great deals. We found some awesome Funko Pops, reduced to €5.99, including the Celebration Europe Exclusive 4-LOM.
If you love shops at Christmas, fighting with people,, and waiting for days to pay, then TK Maxx(TJ to our American friends) is the shop for you. Jokes aside, if have the patience and love a good bargain hunt, TK Maxx is a Star Wars gold mine. We picked up this Stormtrooper helmet lamp for just €35. It’s a 1:1 scale too and looks absolutely incredible!
If your favourite people love books and learning the intricate detail about Star Wars, you will also find the Star Wars workshop manuals and Ultimate Star Wars books at TK Maxx for between €6 – €20.
Last but definitely not least, there is some incredible Star Wars Storage boxes for €16.99. Available in Vader, Phasma, and BB-8 variants.
Penny’s have some very trendy Rogue One merch on the rails this Christmas. The Quality is top notch and all available at very affordable prices too. I fell in love with the simplicity of this Rogue one T-shirt which I picked up for €7. I would advise you get in quick because these are definitely going to sell out quick. Especially as we draw closer to December 15th
Dealz have taken Ireland by storm in the last few years, the low cost retailer sells anything you could ever want to find, from a snickers to a sandal, mostly all for €1.29c. So of course, they saw the opportunity to jump on the Star Wars fun. We added these Festive Baubles to the tree this year, they are awesome, and have nice retro Star Wars feel, a welcome break from The Force Awakens on everything. We also got a very cool R2D2 Santa hat, and Stormtrooper Hat and gloves for the kids! Outside of these items, you will find loads more festive Star Wars swag at Dealz, all at the bargain price of only €1.29!
Have you spotted any bargains? Be sure to let us know in the comments or over on Twitter
About Blabba The Hutt
Blabba The Hutt is the home of Star Wars in Ireland. Born as a podcast, thanks to a really loyal and engaged community it grew into much more. We endeavour to keep you up to date with all the latest form that galaxy far, far away, especially when Ireland is involved.