LEGOs to Lightsabers, when it come to landing Star Wars Day savings, there is no try.
Its origin story is hazy , but Star Wars Day -- May 4 -- is a holiday recognized across galaxies near and far. It's the yearly celebration of the universe introduced by George Lucas in 1977. It's also the best time to find Star Wars freebies and deals.
Check out some of our favorites -- and "May the Fourth Be with You."
"The Force is strong with this one."
LEGO's set to celebrate all weekend, with online and in-store specials , events and new Star Wars product-reveals. (Get a head start on savings with 35% off select items.) Get a free poster with all LEGO Star Wars purchases, and exclusive Darth Revan mini figure with purchase of $75 or more.
Here's a real bargain for would-be Han (or Lando) LEGO-lovers: Amazon's got the 1,254-piece Star Wars Millennium Falcon set for $125.99 (includes free shipping with Prime).
"We would be honored if you would join us."
Toys "R" Us invites pilots of all skill levels to celebrate Star Wars at Toys "R" Us this Saturday, May 3 with two free LEGO Starfighter building events. Construct -- and take home -- a LEGO Star Wars Mini TIE Fighter or Mini X-Wing. (All store locations, 12-2 p.m., while supplies last.)
"Aren't you a little short for a Stormtrooper?"
Don't be fooled by the name: Size matters not at Pottery Barn Kids. Through May 4, get 20% off everything in the store's Star Wars collection , plus a free gift. That includes a rad Boba Fett quilt (personalized!), and the very same sheets that were "too stimulating" for Sheldon on The Big Bang Theory . (Free shipping on decals, backpacks and luggage.)
Disney Stores are leaning toward the little ones (ages 3 and up), with Star Wars Day Web specials and http://blog.disneystor
"This is the weapon of a Jedi Knight."
Not even a Sith Lord can say no to $45 off a Star Wars Signature Series Force FX Lightsaber . Regularly $129.99 (at least), now $84.99, these official-replica, motion-sensing blades glow, hum and clash; available in Luke, Obi-Wan, Anakin, Darth Vader, Darth Maul and Mace Windu.
"That's no moon. It's a space station."
It's a table-top
"Don't call me a mindless philosopher..."
But do save $6.46 on William Shakespeare's Star Wars Trilogy ("'Tis a tale told by fretful droids ….") by Ian Doescher. And pre-order Goodnight Darth Vader -- the latest in Jeffrey Brown's Jedi Academy series -- for a $3.96 savings ($11.26). Best of all: Get the Darth Vader and Son 2014 Wall Calendar for just $1.99 from ThinkGeek. (That's a $12 discount, and it's barely May!)
"Luke, we're gonna have company!"
No worries: Party City's offering 50% off its awesome selection of Star Wars Party Supplies, including paper plates, cups, napkins, goodie bags, cake toppers, candle holders, invitations and much more.
With 43% off -- a $10 savings -- on this Star Wars Cookbook Deluxe Set with Cookie Cutters, whipping up Wookie Pies, Clone Scones, Yoda Soda cookies and Landonuts for the whole Force (or Rebel Alliance) will be a breeze.
"Impressive. Most impressive."
Just the thing a fan needs to make it till Episode VII: Star Wars: The Complete Saga on Blu-ray DVD (9 discs); $89.96 (with free shipping) from Best Buy and from Walmart . That's all the movies (yes, even the one with Jar Jar), plus deleted scenes, spoofs and more.
"Don't everyone thank me at once."
However else you give props to Star Wars this weekend, remember to send everyone a May the Fourth e-card. Free from Hallmark and StarWars.com.
What are your favorite Star Wars Day deals?