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HolidayBuyer's Guide

Use the Force Friday

Grab your lightsaber

Seeing is believing

Get your game on

The best kind of mind game

Force Friday fun

Sphero R2-D2

Best foot forward

Take home your own astromech

Meet BB9-E

BB9-E's fancy station

Don't lose your head!

The three droid amigos

Lego Millennium Falcon Ultimate Collectors Edition

Lego Millennium Falcon (continued)

Fly your own Star Wars vehicles

No Rebel pilot needed

Fly like a Sith Lord

Watch out Ewoks!

Propel the Star Wars drones

An astromech worth building

Snap together LittleBits R2-D2

LittleBits R2-D2 piece together

Fellow Star Wars fans, can you hear me?

Oh hai, Chewbacca!

Teeny tiny Kylo Ren

The ultimate Star Wars playset

Look at that pretty porg face!

Hug the porg!

Poe Dameron electronic helmet

Rey Lego Kit

Chewbacca Lego kit

Kylo Ren's TIE Fighter Lego kit

First Order Heavy Assault Walker Lego kit

BB-8 droid Lego kit

Elite Praetorian Guard Lego kit

May the Force be with your wallet. The global Disney/Lucasfilm marketing juggernaut known as "Force Friday" is back Sept. 1 with more new Star Wars toys than you can lift with your well-practiced Jedi mind tricks. Force Friday II will bring a galaxy of new toys inspired by the upcoming film "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," which opens in theaters worldwide in December. 

Click through our gallery to see some of the Force Friday II Star Wars merchandise we've already gotten our hands on. Here, you're looking at the Lenovo Star Wars Jedi Challenges AR headset. 

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The smartphone-powered Lenovo Star Wars Jedi Challenges AR headset comes with a lightsaber hilt with haptic feedback and a separate light-up tracker (not pictured).

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The Lenovo Star Wars Jedi Challenges AR headset retails for $199 (roughly £155, AU$250). Preorders start Sept. 1, with the product shipping the first week of November.

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Users can play one of three games with the Lenovo Star Wars Jedi Challenges AR headset: lightsaber dueling, HoloChess, and strategy (think Battle of Hoth meets simple StarCraft). 

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Lenovo's Star Wars Jedi Challenges AR headset pairs with a companion Star Wars mobile app, but it could theoretically work with other apps too. Lenovo says there's nothing locking it down.

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Lenovo's Star Wars Jedi Challenges AR headset isn't the only augmented reality coming for Force Friday II.  

Disney and Lucasfilm are holding a massive augmented reality treasure hunt inside the official Star Wars app that lets fans unlock and interact with 15 Star Wars characters, including a new one from"The Last Jedi." To "meet" one of these AR characters, fans can go to 20,000 toy stores across 30 countries from Sept. 1 through Sept. 3 and look for hidden AR markers on cardboard stand-ups.  

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Sphero's remote-controlled R2-D2 can turn his head (just use the touchscreen slider on your phone), and perform a variety of preset actions including tapping his foot or screaming and falling over (as if he'd been shocked by a Jawa stun gun).

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The Sphero R2-D2 also has a motorized pop-out leg, which is just about the best thing ever.

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Sphero's R2-D2 retails for $179 (roughly £140, AU$225). Sphero's founder believes it'll be hard to find at launch, but plans to keep producing them as long as you want to buy them. So no pressure.

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Another droid from Sphero, the evil BB9-E, will get excited for the bad guys when you're watching Star Wars films. BB9-E, from "The Last Jedi," was first revealed when packaging for Lego's "Jedi" line leaked in May. 

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You can put Sphero's BB9-E droid on the included slippery station so it rolls in place and can play AR games. 

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Sphero's BB9-E droid toy has a floating head like BB-8, but lights up with inductive charging. BB9-E retails for $149 (about £115, AU$188). 

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All three Sphero droids -- R2-D2, BB9-E and BB-8 -- are available as of Friday. 

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Got $800 (£650, AU$1008) burning a hole in your pocket? Then say hello to the biggest Lego set ever made: the Star Wars Millennium Falcon Ultimate Collectors Edition, a 7,500-piece behemoth with incredible attention to detail.

You can fit four mini-figs in the cockpit, just like the movie, and there's plenty of room for smuggling, romance and games of holochess (dejarik) on board.

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Here's one of main detail shots from the inside. Much more at our post.

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Propel's Star Wars Propel drones fly via remote control. They're already available, but are relaunching in the US for Force Friday II with a flight simulator app for $179 each (roughly £140, AU$225).  

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Here's a closer look at Propel's X-Wing drone. 

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Darth Vader's TIE Fighter looks extra ominous as a Propel drone.

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A tiny Imperial biker scout may sit on top of this Propel speeder bike drone, but you're the one flying it. 

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This elaborate remote control lets you fly the Propel Star Wars drones with ease.

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This LittleBits basic remote control R2-D2 bot has a clear plastic shell with snap-together electronic blocks for building the little guy. 

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The R2-D2 can fit a pen in back to draw a line as he drives around, and you can add your own parts a la this picture. It'll retail for $99 (roughly £75, AU$125) at Walmart, Amazon, Disney and Apple stores.

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The LittleBits R2-D2 includes a Bluetooth control block and motors to wheel it around. Here are some of the other snap-together parts that LittleBits sets are generally made of.

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The new Hasbro Force Link Bracelet has an accelerometer that lets Star Wars action figures talk to each other. When holding an action figure, shake the bracelet to get sound effects. The bracelet goes for $24.99 (about £20 or AU$32) including one action figure.

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Good to see everyone's favorite Wookiee is part of Hasbro's Force Link series. The 3.75-inch (9.5-centimeter) creature sells for $7.99 (about £6 or AU$10). 

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Kylo Ren looks far less intimidating as a Hasbro action figure with light and sound effects. The new 12-inch (30-centimeter) figure from the Hero Series costs $30, which roughly converts to £25 or AU$30.

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This playset from Hasbro folds down into a BB-8 droid. The set costs $199, or around £155 and AU$250. It's got hidden sound effects to activate with the Force Link, and buttons that trigger trap doors and an "explosion."

Happy Force Friday. May the Force be with you -- and your bank account.

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Porgs, adorable critters making their debut in "The Last Jedi," are coming to stores as a waddling electronic toy from Hasbro. 

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Squeeze the porg and it walks on its own. This porg retails from Hasbro for $40 (about £30, AU$50).

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This Poe Dameron-themed helmet includes three internal speakers that play sound effects. The helmet costs $80, which roughly converts to £60 or AU$100.

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Awaken the power of the Force with buildable action hero Rey. This Rey figure Lego kit comes with her blue lightsaber and blaster pistol, so if she runs into trouble, turn the wheel to take a swing at the First Order troopers. This Lego kit retails for $25 (roughly £19, AU$31).

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Roar into battle with everyone's favorite Wookiee, Chewbacca. Lego Chewbacca kit comes with his ammo belt and bag. Grab his spring-loaded bowcaster and put him in a cool battle pose. This Lego kit retails for $35 (roughly £27, AU$44). 

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Put Kylo into the cockpit of his super-fast TIE Fighter and blast off in hot pursuit. Kylo Ren's TIE Fighter from Lego comes with spring-loaded missiles to send those Resistance ships spinning out of control. This Lego set retails for $80 (roughly £62, AU$100). 

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Fire the head-mounted spring-loaded shooters on this First Order Assault Walker and take aim with the rapid-fire stud shooter on top. Open the compartments and reload the ammo. Drop the mines at the back. This Lego kit retails for $150 (roughly £116, AU$189). 

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Build your own Lego BB-8 astromech. Turn the wheel to spin the head and turn another to open the hatch and see the welding torch pop out, just like it did in the movie, "The Force Awakens." This set retails for $100 (roughly £77, AU$125).

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Protect the First Order with Supreme Leader Snoke's Elite Praetorian Guard. This Lego kit retails for $25 (roughly £19, AU$31).

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