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Best Last-Minute Toys You Can Bag in Time for Christmas: BB-8 for Them, $50 Gift Card For You


It's Christmas crunch-time, but even if you haven't finished your shopping yet, don't panic! We've rounded up the best last-minute toy deals you can bag in time for the big weekend. Get Star Wars merch for your favorite fans, a drone for the older crowd, and more.

Walmart Toy Sale
Store: Walmart
Price: From $4.11
Shipping: Free 2-day shipping

Although you aren't likely to find a Hatchimal on its virtual shelves, Walmart still has plenty of hot toys you can score for the giftees on your list. Choose from a variety of playthings for kids of all ages, including Barbies, blocks, playsets, robots, and more. And since most orders bag free 2-day shipping, you should have them before Santa's sleigh lands this weekend. (Choose "Expedited" during checkout.) One of our top picks is this Barbie Game Developer Doll for $9.99, a $5 savings.

Sphero Star Wars BB-8 Robot with $50 Best Buy Gift Card
Store: Best Buy
Price: $149.99 EXPIRED
Shipping: In-store pickup
Lowest By: $50
Expiration: January 9

Wear the Star Wars Force Band and wave your hands like a Jedi to control this Sphero Star Wars BB-8. This app-controlled robot can listen and respond to your voice, and has holographic communication so that you can record and view virtual holographic videos. Even better, this friendly droid is bundled with a $50 Best Buy Gift Card. The robot is controlled using a free downloadable app and has a Bluetooth range of up to 100 feet. The Force Band features a 60-minute battery life, USB charging, 82-foot range, RGB LED lights, magnetic & velcro adjustment strap, haptic feedback, and on-board audio & speaker.

For stores with stock, it will be available in time for Christmas.

Air Hogs Star Wars RC Millennium Falcon
Store: Walmart
Price: $29.91
Shipping: In-store pickup, or $5.97 s&h
Lowest By: $2

Recreate your favorite scenes from the Star Wars franchise as you fly this remote control Millennium Falcon. This legendary ship is powered by four rotors that are concealed in the body of the ship, and even has Hyperspace mode via the remote control. It features impact-resistant foam construction, gyro-stabilization, LED lights, sounds, and a range of up to 200 feet. Four AA batteries are required (not included).

Of note, opt for in-store pickup to ensure you have it in time for Christmas. Select locations qualify for free 2-day shipping when you choose "Expedited" shipping. (Target charges pennies more.)

3DR Solo Drone Quadcopter with Gimbal Bundle
Store: Best Buy
Price: $299.99 EXPIRED
Shipping: Free shipping
Lowest By: $100
Expiration: December 30

Gift the ultimate drone experience with this 3DR Solo Drone Quadcopter in Black. It's compatible with select GoPro cameras, and is bundled with a 3DR Solo Gimbal, 3DR Solo Smart Rechargeable Battery, 3DR Propellers for 3DR Solo Drones 2-Pack, and a $20 Shutterfly Credit. It features a remote control that attaches to a smartphone to view the camera feed, flight simulator for practicing, and up to 20 minutes of flight time per charge. Its functions include automatic take off and landing, hover, return home, orbit, lock-on-and-follow, and flying mapped flight paths.

Orders placed by 11:30 am ET on December 21 are expected to arrive by Christmas. An email with instructions on how to redeem the Shutterfly credit should arrive within one hour of purchase.

Star Wars Force Awakens Kylo Ren Lightsaber
Store: Amazon
Price: $8.79 EXPIRED
Shipping: Free shipping via Prime
Lowest By: $1
Expiration: February 23

Joining the Dark Side has never been more affordable thanks to this Kylo Ren extendable lightsaber. Score this essential piece of weaponry for around $9, and even bag free shipping to have it beneath the tree in time for Christmas. (Target charges the same. Non-members can spend $49 or more to qualify for free shipping; otherwise, shipping costs $6.14.) It extends to 13.5" with the flick of the wrist.

Orders placed by December 22 via Prime are expected to arrive in time for Christmas.

Staff Writer

As a college student, Julie wrote for the college newspaper and freelanced for the website College Candy. Since then she has worked as freelancer through Textbroker and has written press releases, feature pages, and other miscellaneous pieces for a software company. She enjoys writing both as a hobby and a career, and is always working on some kind of story.
DealNews may be compensated by companies mentioned in this article. Unless marked as a "Sponsored Deal," the opinions expressed here are those of the author and have not been reviewed or endorsed by the companies mentioned. Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).
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Toys R Us has the QUAD Air Hogs Millennium Falcon (4 fans spinning, original price was $100) for sale for $30 with free shipping. That's a MUCH BETTER DEAL than the Walmart $30 one fan Millennium Falcon (which has been priced as low as $20 per Dealnews)...
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