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Gift Guide for Star Wars fans!

Christmas is almost here and with it comes the frustration of maybe not knowing exactly what to get for those close to you. However, if someone you know IS a Star Wars fan (there’s millions of us so chances are high) then look no further, I am here to help!

General ideas


Cable Guy – Storm Trooper

These things are great! You can rest your phone or gaming controller in its hands and charge them via the USB leads supplied. Highly recommended (also available as Darth Vader).




TIE Attack mug

You can never go wrong with a good mug and this TIE Attack one looks fantastic. The metallic finish makes it look a bit different too which is always a good thing.



R2-D2 slippers

Keep those feet warm and cosy with these R2-D2 slippers!





The Empire Strikes Back poster

A poster of the greatest film ever made by anyone ever.




For Him


Rule The Galaxy Parka

They are super warm, I’ve got one and it’s like walking with a duvet around you on cold nights. Perfect.




Boba Fett t-shirt

Everyone’s favourite bounty hunter




Cantina Band On Tour t-shirt

Tour t-shirt from the legendary band!




Darth Vader pyjama pants

The dark side…night time. Sleep well in these awesome Darth Vader pyjama pants.




1977 – May The Force Be With You hoodie

Classic hoodie for fans of the lighter side of the force





For Her

Vintage 77 t-shirt

Classic Star Wars logo t-shirt!




Tie Fighter cardigan

Stay toasty on cold days with this awesome looking Tie Fighter Cardigan




Darth Vader t-shirt

Show your love of the dark side with this t-shirt




Loungefly – R2 D2 handbag

Know someone who needs a new handbag and LOVES Star Wars? Look no further, it’s here




So, those are my top picks but there are many many other options available too, just check out our full range of Star Wars merch!


Sam Kelly-Wallace – Events Manager 

EMP, funko pop, Movies, Special, TV

If Funko Pop! Villains had a Group Chat!

Pop culture brings about a lot of wonderment when it comes to the characters and their everyday lives – don’t you think? Like how long does Umbridge spend watching cat videos on Facebook? How many posey Instagram stories does Hercules post in a gym session? How long does The Joker spend stalking and blocking the guys that like Harley’s photos? And the ultimate one… what might a villain group chat look like?

Although EMP love to be able to answer all of those for you, we have the answer to one: an insight into a villain group chat in the form of Funko POP!s. That’s right. We’ve hacked Voldemort’s (Harry Potter) phone and we’ve got his conversation with Hades (from Disney’s Hercules), Darth Vader (Star Wars), The Joker (DC Comics) and Demogorgon (Stranger Things) asking for advice on how to approach Game Of Thrones, Daenerys Targaryen when she moves onto a shelf near him. Watch the video below:

Now they might be some of the baddest boys in the industry, but man are they terrible wing men. The Joker’s most inspiring piece of advice is telling her she smells nice… not exactly the most appropriate compliment coming from a man with no nose.

Darth Vader comes in with a less than helpful anecdote when he suggests Voldemort shares the story about how he was defeated by a small child, to which Voldemort hits back with ‘at least I wasn’t defeated by my own child’. BURN.

The banter continues back and forth until Voldemort finds the courage of a Gryffindor to approach the Queen and her dragon.


This is when the iconic large head of a Funko POP! let’s the Dark Lord down and he stumbles and falls right in front of her. Now we all know Daenerys is used to having guys fall at her feet but we recon this is the first time a wizard has.

I think we’ve learnt from this video that Voldemort will probably have the turn to love potion after that embarrassment; Hades is about as useful as a white crayon when it comes to dating advice; The Joker has a thing for blondes; Demo G has some serious sly photo skills and being a Funko POP! is clumsy business! We would love to know your thoughts on the video and what other Funko characters or story lines you’d like to see!