Star Wars Day is here (May the 4th be with you!), and that means even more exciting products and intergalactic content is hitting the internet.
We already knew about tons of great Star Wars Day initiatives leading up to today — new product releases, The Rise of Skywalker on Disney+, and a new BTS docuseries about The Mandalorian, to name a few — but a few companies kept their releases under Imperial guard until today.
New Star Wars x Barbie
The first round of Star Wars x Barbie dolls debuted last August, and now fans have four more fashionistas to collect from a galaxy far, far away. Three new dolls inspired by Rey, a Stormtrooper, and C-3PO (pictured above) are available for preorder from Entertainment Earth at $99.99 each. There is also a Chewbacca Barbie available from barbie.mattel.com for $150. All four dolls are expected to ship this summer.
Disney+ art and new avatars
In addition to the new Star Wars content headed to Disney+ today, the streaming service is getting some visual updates to celebrate May 4. All week, the site will feature Star Wars concept art on its home page (pictured, top) and the primary visual for all Star Wars titles will change to be an original concept painting.
There are also new Star Wars avatars available to set as user profile images, including Jabba the Hutt, D-0, and a porg.
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga key art
Later this year, fans can get their hands on a massive LEGO Star Wars video game that features storylines from all nine movies in the Skywalker Saga. Today, TT Games revealed key art for the upcoming game and chatted with starwars.com about what fans can expect from this new game.
Droid Depot gets an app
Disney parks may be closed to visitors, but you can bring the magic of Galaxy’s Edge home with a free, new mobile app. Fans who already have a BB- or R-series astromech droid unit from the park can use the app to interact and play games with it, but those who haven’t had a chance to visit Droid Depot IRL can build a digital droid!
Displate Empire Strikes Back collection
In case you aren’t familiar, Displate makes durable, metal posters for tons of your favorite fandoms. In honor of Star Wars Day and the 40th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back, the company released a collection of 10 Displates inspired by Episode V. Shop the collection here!
Corelle Star Wars
Add a touch of fandom to your kitchen with new plates and food storage containers from Corelle. The Star Wars collection has 13 items, including white plates featuring line-drawn Star Wars characters and a set of Pyrex containers with themed graphics.
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Danielle Nicole The Child Purse
Have you ever seen a cuter purse?? This adorable bag will be on sale in late August. Sign up at danielle-nicole.com to get notified when it is available.
SEMrush Star Wars search data
Here’s some fun tidbits for you, courtesy of data trends provider SEMrush, about Star Wars fans’ internet search habits.
The Mandalorian and Baby Yoda are the most-searched Star Wars title and character, respectively, over the past year. (No shock there!) The most-searched question about the series, meanwhile, was “How many Star Wars movies are there?”
In case you were wondering, the top five most-searched Star Wars movies/shows this year were:
- The Mandalorian
- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
- Solo: A Star Wars Story
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
And the most-searched characters were:
- Baby Yoda
- Darth Vader
- Kylo Ren
The more you know!
Don’t forget: In addition to new merch and announcements, lots of retailers are offering discounts on their existing Star Wars merch. Click here for the official list!