Retailers stock up on blockbuster spinoffs
As the nation prepares for the launch of the latest Star Wars film - Revenge of the Sith, retailers are preparing to cash in of a range of toys, games and costumes related to the film and to a series that was kicked off by George Lucas nearly 30 years ago.

A number of retailers will be vying with each other for the lucrative spin-off market with everything from action figures to pyjamas.

One of the claimants for the retailer with the most force is Woolworths.

Woolworths commercial director Jo Hall said: 'We have proved that we are a destination for licensed properties. We have the largest range of Star Wars products in the UK and we have been amazed by the appetite for the merchandise.'

Here are some of the products available that retailers are hoping will prove a hit with Star Wars devotees. Included is an indicative price offered on one retailer's website although it may not be the lowest price available. Other retailers also offer each product.

  • Star Wars Supersoaker Wookiee Blaster

    Pump it up and blast away! The large water tank and the quick fill cap means that you don't waste valuable soaking time.

    £14.99 at Toys R Us

  • Playskool Mr Potato Head Darth Tater

    Dress up the potato you love as the famous Star Wars villain.

    £9.94 at

  • Star Wars Darth Vader Voice Changer Mask

    From the moment you put on this menacing gear, you become the ultimate villain of Star Wars. Strike fear throughout the galaxy by changing your voice to sound like Darth Vader's.

    £29.99 at Woolworths

  • Star Wars Electronic Yoda

    The wisest, most powerful Jedi in the galaxy has taught students for more than 800 years... now it's your turn to learn at the feet of the master.

    £39.95 at John Lewis

  • Lego Star Wars (PS2)

    The world's most successful film series meets the world's most successful toy in the epic video game LEGO Star Wars.

    £17.99 at WHSmith