Greetings, Arsians! The Dealmaster is back with a special weekend edition of his usual deals roundup.
Today is May the 4th, which means it’s once again time for Star Wars lovers around the globe to celebrate their favorite multimedia behemoth. Yes, the fan-made holiday known as “Star Wars Day” may have derived from a silly pun—”May the Fourth be with you”—but it’s sustained by the unparalleled (and occasionally unhealthy) enthusiasm and adoration Star Wars fans have for George Lucas’ creation. You can expect Wookiee and Bantha milk enthusiasts around the world to celebrate with special film screenings and costume-heavy festivities.
And because this franchise has essentially been a license to print money for 40 years, you can also expect retailers to take advantage of the fanfare with deals on Star Wars goods and paraphernalia. That’s where the Dealmaster comes in—we’ve rounded up the most noteworthy deals we could find on Star Wars-related games, gadgets, and general geekery.
If this stuff suits you or your kids’ fancy, have a look below. And if you could never get into Star Wars, well, we hope you have a nice Saturday.
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- Walmart has a handful of discounts on LEGO Star Wars sets. New lows here include this “Kessel Run Millennium Falcon” set for $120, a “Snoke’s Throne Room” set for $50, and this “Empire Strikes Back Snowspeeder” set for $32. A few others are also at their lowest prices but haven’t been discounted for Star Wars Day in particular.
- Alternatively, LEGO is running a few deals for those who buy Star Wars gear directly from its own site. Many of the sets themselves aren’t as cheap as they are on third-party retailers, but the toymaker is offering double the amount of its “VIP” membership points for Star Wars purchases. It is also throwing in a mini “Battle of Hoth” set—which normally costs $15—with Star Wars <purchases greater than $75, and a Star Wars art print for purchases greater than $35. All of this is valid through May 6.
- If you’re reading a post like this but still don’t own one of major Star Wars films, Microsoft has discounts on of all of them through May 6. If you have no interest in using Disney+ down the road, individual films are $4-6 off, while a collection of Episode I-VI is $16 off. Just note that these deals apply to the digital Movies Anywhere version of each film.
- Similarly, Microsoft has a small selection of Star Wars video games—for Xbox One, natch—on sale. Star Wars Battlefront II is down to $7.50, for one.
- Beyond that, Steam, GOG, and Humble all have a large number of Star Wars games discounted for the PC. If you’ve never played Knights of the Old Republic, it is worth $3.50. Sony’s PlayStation Store, meanwhile, has a smaller handful of price cuts for the PS4 as part of a larger sale it’s currently running.
- We wouldn’t recommend you do this, but we’re obligated to mention that, if you have enough faith in EA, pre-orders for its upcoming Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order game are $10 off at Amazon.
- Comixology has taken up $7-8 off a collection off Star Wars comics, including the first few issues of the Marvel series started in 2015 and adaptations of The Last Jedi, The Force Awakens, and Rogue One.
- They still don’t come cheap, but you can take $10 off various toy lightsabers at ThinkGeek with the code “SABERSALE” at checkout. The retailer is also advertising 30% off several Star Wars knickknacks, but most of them appear to be out of stock as of this writing.
- eBay, meanwhile, has discounts on a smattering of Star Wars toys from Hasbro. Think kid-friendly things like a Han Solo Nerf blaster or a Kylo Ren mask. Just be sure to price-check across other retailers before you pull the trigger—at least a few of these items are still more expensive than they are at other retailers (like so).