Your father wanted you to have this when you were old enough…

For a long, long time now, in households far and near, a battle has raged over whether young padawans would be allowed to play with their parents’ movie-realistic and super-expensive Force FX lightsaber replicas, or be relegated to the clunky, much cheaper toyish versions found at toy stores across the Outer Rim (and here on Earth).  Via StarWars.com, Hasbro has recently announced that in summer 2011 they will be releasing the Ultimate FX Lightsaber.  These elegant weapons will feature a progressive light-up LED blade, authentic sounds and a more realistic look.  Maybe the coolest feature is that they will be sized for kids, not adults.  A good idea, this is.  Initially available in Anakin Skywalker and Darth Vader models with approximate retail price of $34.99.  Anyone besides me going to lay down your Republic credits and outfit your padawans with one of these?

Posted in: Geek Toys, Kid Gadgets, News

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  • Amanda February 11, 2011, 2:06 pm

    Absolutely no! I’m not going to lay down money to buy one for our kids! Sheesh! I’ve got to buy one for HUBBY!!
    Too cool ~ thanks for sharing!

  • Andy Jacobs February 11, 2011, 4:25 pm

    @Amanda – LOL Is your husband kid-sized? Not that there’s anything wrong with that! ;-)

    I myself am looking at these sabers as a way of keeping my younglings’ mitts off my own expensive hero prop replica sabers. But I agree—I may have to get one for myself! :)

  • James D Wages February 13, 2011, 6:47 am

    Every single one of the sabers on that ForceFX site either says “Sold Out” or “Out of Stock.” What kind of a joke company is that? If they cannot make any more, they might as well take down the site.

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