6. The merchandise
Both Star Wars and Game of Thrones have the standard fan merch: t-shirts, hats, other clothing, keychains, mugs, figurines, etc. They also have their own brand of alcohol — Game of Thrones has themed wine and liquor that you can snag at your local store and Star Wars has Skywalker Vineyards wine, which is owned by George Lucas.
While Game of Thrones does have replica swords from the show, Star Wars has everyone’s favorite sword: the lightsaber.
There’s a lightsaber style for everyone in the family — from collapsible kids’ toys to recreations of Jedi and Sith lightsabers from the movies and shows. At Galaxy’s Edge in Disney World and Disneyland, avid fans can also do the lightsaber experience at Savi’s Workshop, where they’ll get to pick out the Kyber Crystal that speaks to them and craft their own custom hilt.
Speaking of Galaxy’s Edge, the immersive land is the best place to find unique Star Wars merchandise. You can find handmade-style character dolls, games and wooden figurines at the Toydarian Toymaker’s stall, and you can even adopt your own Kowakian monkey-lizard to perch on your shoulder.
At Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities, there are both Sith and Jedi robes and accessories, a variety of colored Kyber Crystals and the aforementioned replica lightsabers of characters like Anakin and Luke Skywalker, Ahsoka Tano and Count Dooku.
Beyond the unique goods at the theme parks, Star Wars is also consistently coming out with new merchandise for die-hard collectors. There’s always a slate of new products every year for Star Wars Day on May 4th as well as exclusive merchandise whenever Star Wars Celebration is held.
And with more Star Wars shows and movies on the horizon, that means even more merchandise is coming — from Mandalorian helmets and Baby Yoda/Grogu dolls to products celebrating film release anniversaries. Condolences to our wallets.