@Thisfunktional Early Gift Guide For The Kids

Written by Jesus Figueroa (@Thisfunktional)

Halloween is now in the past and with thanksgiving just a few weeks away why not get started with Christmas shopping.
Disney, Marvel and Star Wars have some excellent toys for the kids this gift giving season.

Check out these top 10 gifts from their catalogue this 2017 holiday season:

Marvel Spider-Man Homecoming: Official Movie Edition Spider Drone
Licensee: Skyrocket
MSRP: $79.99
Retailers: Mass and shopDisney.com
Available: Now
Now you can help your favorite superhero watch over the city with your own Official Spider-Man: Homecoming Movie Edition Spider-Drone, Powered by Sky Viper. With eight legs and a Spidey-suit-inspired style, this drone is an authentic replica of Spider-Man’s new gadget in the blockbuster film. As your drone takes flight, follow along with the Spider-Drone app to unlock achievements and view media in the gallery. Flight Assist features include Auto Land and Auto Hover, plus Voice Feedback with real phrases from the movie, to make flying fun and easy for any Spider-Man fan.
Spider-Man Interactive App-Enabled Super Hero Powered by Sphero
Licensee: Sphero 
MSRP: $149.99
Retailers: shopDisney.com, Mass and Specialty retailers
Available: Now
Team up. Hang out. Fight villains. Hero stuff.
Join forces with Spider-Man™ and enter the Marvel Universe like never before. This voice interactive Super Hero features hours of entertainment. Embark on missions where you’ll take on the city’s worst criminals and battle Spidey’s most notorious villains. Every decision you make creates a new path forward, so your unique journey will continue to evolve. Spidey’s Wi-Fi capabilities allow for new missions, games, stories, jokes, and other content updates. When not fighting bad guys, hang out and strike up some banter with your friendly neighborhood hero. Spidey’s reactions and signature snarky attitude are sure to keep you on your toes.
Built with fully animated LCD eyes and motion detection, Spider-Man is as expressive as he is perceptive. Watch him react to people passing by, set him to wake you up, or have him guard your room to stop snooping siblings. The tech in this interactive, immersive, and intellectual Spidey empowers you to be his heroic ally.
Marvel Spider-Man Mega City Playset
Licensee: Hasbro
MSRP: $99.99
Retailers: Mass
Available: Now
Imagine swinging into action and saving the city with SPIDER-MAN! At a towering 46 inches tall – nearly 4 feet! – this playset includes more than 20 features and 5 levels of play, from the subway to the bank vault and PETER PARKER’s secret lab. Hook SPIDER-MAN up to the web zipline and watch as he swings into action to stop villains from using the exploding door to steal money bags from the bank. Kids can launch projectiles and send bad guys to their doom with multiple trap doors and secret passageways, and lock up to 6 villains in web jail!
Marvel Legends Series Star-Lord Electronic Helmet
Licensee: Hasbro
MSRP: $99.99
Retailers: Mass
Available: Now
Channel the legendary outlaw STAR-LORD with this highly detailed and 1:1 full scale electronic helmet! Features premium movie-inspired sculpting and deco, as well as electronic sound effects and light up eyes. Fully adjustable to fit most heads. Requires 3 AA batteries, not included.
Disney, Star Wars and Marvel vívofit® jr. 2
Licensee: Garmin
MSRP: $99.99
Retailers: Retailers nationwide
Available: September 27, 2017
Featuring designs of kids’ favorite characters including Minnie Mouse, BB-8 and Marvel’s Captain America, each band theme offers a corresponding mobile app adventure where children can complete missions to advance in the journey and unlock new character step icons, with the help of their parents, by achieving 60 minutes of activity every day. This exciting collaboration leverages kids’ favorite characters, encouraging children to be active, and ultimately shaping habits for lifelong health and fitness.
Star Wars: Jedi Challenges Augmented Reality Experience
Licensee: Lenovo
MSRP: $199.99
Retailers: Best Buy and Lenovo online
Availability: Holiday 2017
A new augmented reality Star Wars product that allows fans to experience Star Wars in ways never before possible. Jedi Challenges features a smartphone-powered Lenovo Mirage AR headset, Tracking Beacon, Lightsaber controller, and hours of Star Wars gameplay. The product is compatible with both Android phones and iPhones, will be available this holiday season and is available for pre-order now for $199.99 at Best Buy and Lenovo online.
Star Wars Force Link BB-8 2-In-1 Mega Playset (With Force Link Wearable Band)
Licensee: Hasbro
MSRP: $199.99
Retailers: US, UK, Australia, China, and Singapore. Available at most major retailers, shopDisney.com and on HasbroToyShop.com.
Availability: Now
The power of the Force is in your hands with FORCE LINK! Activate incredible FORCE LINK sounds and phrases in the BB-8 2-IN-1 MEGA PLAYSET. On the outside, this playset resembles the iconic astromech droid BB-8 from STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI. Open the BB-8 exterior to uncover a multi-level playset where the real fun begins! This playset features 3 FORCE LINK activation areas with sounds and phrases, as well as 6 play areas to recreate favorite scenes. Discover tons of awesome features such as hidden trap doors, a firing canon with sound effects, and more! The playset also includes 3.75-inch SUPREME LEADER SNOKE and ELITE PRAETORIAN GUARD (with Single Blade) FORCE LINK-activated figures. Includes playset, FORCE LINK wearable technology, 2 figures, and accessory. Requires 3 1.5V AA Alkaline batteries, not included. Compatible with all products in the FORCE LINK line, each sold separately. Ages 4 years & up/Approx.
Propel Star Wars Battle Drones
Licensee: Propel
MSRP: $179
Availability: Now
Introducing the Propel Star Wars Battle Drones.  Bring the magic of flight to a whole new dimension with the Propel T64 X Wing Starfighter, Tie Advanced X1 and the 74Z Speeder Bike quadcopter. You can fly these drones at top speeds up to 35 miles per hour and engage friends and family in exciting multiplayer battles!  Now comes with a companion app.
Droid Inventor Kit
Licensee: littleBits
MSRP: $99.95
Retailers: Walmart, Amazon, Apple Store, Disney Store, shopDisney.com and littleBits.com
Availability: Now
Kids can create their own droid and bring it to life using littleBits electronic Bits and a smart device. With the droid Inventor app, they’ll give their droid new abilities and take it on 16+ missions. Then they’ll level-up their inventor skills, reconfiguring parts to design any droid they can dream up. The kit comes with everything kids need to create and customize a droid straight out of the box. Initial configuration is easy with step-by-step video instructions to create their droid, then control it in Drive mode, Self Navigation Mode, Force Mode, and more. After mastering these skills, kids continue on to challenges that spark creativity and get them inventing brand-new droids.
R2-D2™ App-Enabled Droid™
Licensee: Sphero
MSRP: $179.99
Retailers: Sphero.com, Apple, Amazon, Target, Best Buy, Disney Store and more
Availability: Now

R2-D2™ is an astromech droid from a galaxy far, far away…. Control your droid with your smart device, watch Star Wars™ films together, explore holographic simulations, and more.

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