Even at 5 years of age kids can name a lot of the characters in Star Wars, especially when the franchise has been rejuvenated with its latest movie release. With most parents now in their late 20’s and early 30’s, they too have grown up with Star Wars movies and their famous characters. Buying a gift for a 5 year old can be challenging and it’s not always easy to know what to get.
We’ve put together a list showing 4 toys that we feel are the best Star Wars toys for 5 year olds on the market today. These toys are designed for children that are 5 years old or above, and some of these might even appeal to adults or teens who happen to be die hard Star Wars fanatics. All of the toys that we have listed below are built to a very high standard of quality and will last a long time if used properly.
Playskool Star Wars Galactic Heroes Millennium Falcon and Figures
This toy is our top pick for several reasons. First of all, it contains the iconic Millennium Falcon starship that was used by Han Solo and Chewbacca. And, it even comes with three really well-designed and highly detailed action figures of Han Solo, Chewbacca, and R2-D2. There is a gun turret mounted on top of the spaceship, as well as a sensor dish that can be rotated to simulate the real thing.
Since this toy is made and sold by Playskool, you can be rest assured of the fact that it is of the highest quality, and will not be falling apart anytime soon as long as proper care is taken. The best part is that the ship itself has a slide-out handle for pretend flight play, and the C-3PO action figure (sold separately) is compatible with this space ship. It also comes with a ladder for the spaceship and a label sheet. The cannon fires plastic projectiles with the push of a button, and can be removed, just like the sensor dish.
STAR BUDGET PICK
Star Wars The Force Awakens Figurine Playset
No products found.
Love action figurines? Love Star Wars? Then you’re going to love this Star Wars figurine play set made by Disney. It is an authentic Star Wars figurine set, it doesn’t cost a lot, and includes little plastic replicas of Star Wars characters mounted on top of a circular metal base stand. These action figures are only meant for display purposes, and you cannot move the limbs or play with them.
They are meant for display purposes, and will make amazing gifts for Star Wars fans and collectors who would love to put one of these on their display shelves. That said, it is also an awesome gift for your child if he or she loves Star Wars characters, or just action figurines in general. There are no small parts or any moving parts, so the toy will not break easily. The set includes action figurines of the following characters – Flametrooper, Captain Phasma, Kylo Ren, Rey, BB-8, and Fin.
Star Wars Lightsaber Flashlight
No products found.
This flashlight is modeled after the lightsaber that Anakin Skywalker used at the time of his dual with Obi Wan. After losing that duel, Anakin Skywalker transformed into Darth Vader. He had made his own light saber, designed specially to fight the great Jedi Obi Wan, only to lose it to him in that epic duel between the two.
Now you too can feel the power of this light saber in your hands, as you handle this surprisingly well-detailed 9.75” long flashlight that looks exactly like the same lightsaber that Anakin owned, and was later given to Luke Skywalker by Obi Wan. It has a circumference of 1.25”, and features an on-off toggle switch on the handle, as well as 4 brightly shining blue LED’s on the tip. It features really cool lightsaber sound effects that go off when you turn it on or off, and is powered by 3 AAA batteries (included).
Star Wars The Force Awakens FRS Walkie Talkies
No products found.
This is a really cool-looking set of walkie talkies that is colored in a Star Wars theme and has Push-to-Talk buttons on the front panel. There are cool character graphics from the movie on the front of the panel, and a red LED indicates the status of the device. Each Talkie measures 6.8” x 1.5” x 2.8” with the antenna included, and weighs about 4 ounces. You get 2 extremely cool looking walkies, and these have a maximum range in excess of 30 feet, even through walls and closed doors.
Each of these two walkies requires 4 AAA batteries to function, although there are no batteries included inside the package itself. So, you will need to keep a total of 8 AAA batteries ready in order to operate both of these walkies. Also, the construction quality is pretty solid, since they are made by Disney and are original Star Wars toys. The plastic is really tough and capable of sustaining multiple drops from 5-6 feet in height without cracking.
Choosing the Best Star Wars Toys for 5 Year Olds
While choosing a new toy for your little child, the first thing you should look for is build quality. There are many Star Wars themed toys out there, and they come in various forms. Some are flashlights, some are action figurines, some are little toy spaceships, and then you also have your board games, puzzles, etc. If you’re planning on getting one of these for your 5-year old, then pay attention to the materials used in the construction of the toy, as well as the type of paint or color used on it.
The toy should not have excessively small parts, and there should be no sharp or pointed edges. Make sure that the colors are all child-friendly, i.e. they should be non-toxic and fade-resistant. You also need to check the type of plastic that was used in the product. It must be free from PBA, phthalates, and heavy metals. After you are sure that the product is safe and well-constructed, you can definitely buy the toy.
Choose a toy based on your child’s preferences and tastes. If he or she is a huge Star Wars fan, then some action figurines or light-saber themed toys might be perfect. If your child is a fan of Star Wars, and also loves board games or floor puzzles, then get a Star-Wars themed floor puzzle. Check out the description on each toy carefully before buying it, so you know exactly what type of toy it is before you actually place the order.