Skytalkers Gift Guide for the Star Wars Fan 2021

Hi all! With the holidays in full swing, we wanted to share some of our favorite Star Wars-themed gifts and purchases with you all. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite items, including fan-made and officially licensed merch, that are perfect for the fellow Star Wars fan. 

Our favorite Star Wars zine: Into a Larger World by Kara DJ
Kara was a guest in the summer of 2020 on our show – we both adore getting her fantastic ‘zine. Next year she’s producing a quarterly zine and you can subscribe now! 

The cutest advent calendar: Advent Calendar from Insight Editions
Is it December yet? So excited to open this every day on our TikTok account.

T-Shirts and Mugs we love: AFanOfShop
This shop has some of the most unique and creative Star Wars merch out there. We particularly love this Morai keychain and this festive Rebels gingerbread hoodie

Current favorite art book: The Art of The Mandalorian Season One
Listen, all art books are fantastic and our favorite thing to collect. But this one is really special. We’re also preordering Phil’s upcoming art book on Season Two, out next year.

A luxe and truly incredible purchase: Star Wars Archives Book
This collection of Star Wars history is just absolutely incredible and often cited on our show. The collection on the prequels is unmatched as well. 

The cookbook we’re loving lately: Life Day Cookbook
The Star Wars cookbooks are always fun, but this one is especially cozy. 

For the classics and Star Wars lover: The Odyssey of Star Wars by Jack Mitchell
This Star Wars-ified version of The Odyssey is truly wonderful.

Our favorite purchase ever: Kylo Ren Kotobuyika Figure
This figure remains one of – if not the – favorite purchase ever. Kylo sits on my desk all day while I work. We both love the styling of this figure and that it comes with two interchangeable pieces, the burned Vader helmet and his own helmet. 

The Bad Batch mania: Fanmade Lula and ShopDisney Lula
Wrecker (and now Omega)’s Lula is just the cutest ever. We love our homemade ones made by our friend Savanna. Now Disney is producing their own, and they’re super cute. Fanmade Lulas are still amazing options. PS: Look at these super cute Lula earrings!

The coziest gift ever: Barefoot Dreams Mandalorian Robe and Grogu blanket
Barefoot Dreams makes the absolute coziest blankets and robes – how cool is it that they have a Star Wars collection? 

A cuddly companion for Star Wars movie nights: Grogu Squishmallow
It’s extremely hard to find the exact extra-large Grogu squishmallow we got last year at Costco, but they seem to have redesigned the face and now it’s somehow even cuter? 

Can’t go wrong with: Skytalkers Merch
Of course, we love our own merch. Support the show by purchasing a shirt, mug, or tote! 

Fellow stationery lovers: Erin Condren’s Star Wars Collection 
The ability to personalize Erin’s amazing Star Wars journals, stickers, and pencil pouches is so delightful. We both have so much from this collection. 

Fantastic subtle Star Wars merch: Outer Space Outpost
This shop has some of our favorite merch, too, including the amazing hat “Jedi want me, Sith fear me,” which gets a laugh every time I wear it. 

Wonderful pins and artwork: Lorna-Ka
Ksenia’s artwork is just so gorgeous. We love her highly-detailed pins and the amount of animation-based Star Wars merch she produces. 

For fellow pin-lovers: Squadron Goals Pins
Our talented friend Courtney creates the most perfect and ever-changing Star Wars pins for all fans. She especially produced beautiful Reylo pins and is coming out with a Ben Solo plushie very soon!

If you also like Dave Filoni: The Trapper Wolf Action Figure
The packaging is cool and so is “Trapper Wolf” aka Dave Filoni.

Happy holidays and may the Force be with you! – Charlotte & Caitlin

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Star Wars Holiday Gifting: Cufflinks.com x Skytalkers

‘Tis the Holiday (Special) Season!

We’re excited to bring you this partnership between Skytalkers and Cufflinks.com. When Cufflinks reached out to us with their Star Wars holiday catalog, we thought it would be a great opportunity to share some unique Star Wars gifts with all of you. Cufflinks.com offers a wide range of accessories like socks, cufflinks, money clips, tie bars, and pocket squares.

We really love how their products are subtle ways to show your Star Wars fandom in unexpected places. Their Star Wars collection features a lot of fan favorites – here are some of our top picks! Cufflinks.com was kind enough to offer our listeners a special discount code that you can find at the end of the post! 

Star Wars Holiday Socks: Give us a fun holiday print and give us Star Wars characters! Put them together and you’ve got a festive party for your feet in a galaxy far far away. We really love the Yoda prints in these. They’re definitely the perfect sock for boots!

Star Wars Logo Money Clip: This beautiful money clip celebrates some of the best moments of the saga while keeping all your credits safe and sound from any pesky bounty hunters. 

Pew Pew Pew Tie Bar: Who has not shouted, “pew pew pew” when a stormtrooper has burst on the scene? Add this to your look and see how many people point the “finger blasters” back during all your holiday get-togethers! 

Luke Skywalker Lightsaber Bracelet: Inspired by Luke’s iconic green lightsaber, this simple wrap bracelet is the perfect addition to your Star Wars collection. Also, Caitlin loves the color green, and it’s just perfect and subtle to wear every day. A really cool and unexpected feature of this bracelet: It’s a clasp wrap bracelet and it unbuckles through the “on” button on the lightsaber hilt!

The Mandalorian Black Paisley Tie: We absolutely love this paisley print with a more subtle Star Wars addition: Grogu, Din, the Imperial, and Rebellion symbols, and more all hiding throughout the swirling paisley design! 

Millennium Falcon Blueprint Cufflinks: Cufflinks.com features a number of cufflink designs based off of blueprints of different ships and vehicles, but the Falcon is by far our favorite! The attention to detail on these designs is really crisp and clear — you’ll be ready to go in 12 parsecs or less! 

The Mandalorian Silk Pocket Square: Cufflinks.com has a lot of different Star Wars pocket squares, but this one might be our favorite. We love the crimson color and, beyond its original purpose, we honestly think it would be gorgeous to tie in a bow or loose knot onto a nice leather bag. 

For Skytalkers listeners, you can use the code “skytalkers15” for 15% off your order from now until the end of December! Be sure to share with us if you do get some Star Wars accessories for yourself or a loved one this holiday season! 

The Book of Boba Fett Trailer Reaction & Speculation

Happy Boba Fett season! Caitlin and Charlotte break down the brand new trailer for The Book of Boba Fett and begin speculating on all the show will offer. Will Boba be a messiah figure? What does he represent now that he’s returned from the sarlacc pit? What about Fennec? Our favorite parts & much more on this episode of Skytalkers.

Click here to download this episode directly.

Star Wars: Visions In-Depth Discussion

Charlotte and Caitlin return to discuss Star Wars: Visions! First, they talk about their trip to San Francisco & Napa, detailing their quick trips to Star Wars historical locations. In part one, they discuss visuals — the use of color, animation style, and how they all support each story. In part two, they talk about generational stories. In part three, they dive into a phrase Caitlin is super obsessed with: “breadth of play.” What does that mean? Then, Caitlin talks about the concept of Wabi-Sabi and Mono No Aware and how they contribute to the Star Wars Feeling. All this and more on this episode of Skytalkers. Click here to download the episode directly!

LEGO Star Wars Terrifying Tales Creator Interview — David Shayne & Ken Cunningham

In this episode, Charlotte and Caitlin talk with the creative minds behind the LEGO Star Wars: Terrifying Tales, David Shayne (writer) and Ken Cunningham (director). They also discuss their first reactions to the special and more! What was the top laugh out loud moment for the creators? And who did they invite to their Star Wars dinner party? Find out in this spoiler filled discussion and interview on LEGO Star Wars: Terrifying Tales. Click here to download the episode directly!

Star Wars: Visions Reaction & Interview with James Waugh & Kanako Shirasaki

Star Wars: Visions is HERE! Caitlin and Charlotte react to the newest anime-style series in this episode. First, we sit down with Executive Producer James Waugh and Producer Kanako Shirasaki to discuss the series as a whole and the creation process. We also ask them an abbreviated version of our Star Wars dinner question. Then, we share our initial reactions to the show and go through each short. All this and more on this episode of Skytalkers. Click here to download the episode directly.

Watch the interview on YouTube!