Star Wars Lightsaber Forge Adds The Dark Saber To the Line

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Who would have guessed that the art of building and design lightsabers would have bled over into the business of children’s toys? When I was a lad in the ’80s, we didn’t have many choices for lightsaber replicas. You could get the official one which was just hollow plastic that would make a sound via air forced down the hilt.

It wasn’t until the ’90s with the Power of the Force line did we get more accurate replicas of the Jedi weapons with lights and sound. They were basic but better than nothing. So during the 1980s, we resorted to spraypainting broomsticks and taping up the and pretending they were hilts. Then we’d hit each other with them like little barbaric Tuscan Raiders.

Now kids have it all sorts of cushy. Not only can you get light-up sabers, but you can change out the parts to have your own custom weapon that won’t leave permanent damage if you whack someone over the head with it.

Hasbro had previously released mix-and-match lightsaber kits, but now the line is branching out somewhat by experimenting with more colorful hilts and interesting-looking varients.

The saber hilts include the standard dark saber and two that are a bit more stylized. The Darth Maul one is interesting. I would have never guessed that he was the sort of Sith who would use his own branding on his weapon. If this became a trend, would the Emporer’s lightsaber look all wrinkly like a … Oh. Oh, no. We couldn’t have that. That would be very bad. Never mind, I said anything.

Hasbro | Lucasfilm
Hasbro | Lucasfilm
Hasbro | Lucasfilm
Hasbro | Lucasfilm
Hasbro | Lucasfilm
Hasbro | Lucasfilm
Hasbro | Lucasfilm

Featuring exciting electronic sound FX inspired by the JEDI and SITH weapons from the STAR WARS Galaxy and a light-up blade, kids can imagine battling in epic Lightsaber duels with the STAR WARS LIGHTSABER FORGE BLADESMITH LIGHTSABER Assortment. Use the included blade, cap, cover, and core to create a Lightsaber and imagine harnessing the power of the Force while battling in pretend Lightsaber duels! And with parts that are compatible across the entire LIGHTSABER FORGE line, kids can mix and match to create, customize, and master thousands of combinations! Each Lightsaber sold separately. Requires 2 1.5V AAA batteries, not included. Includes Lightsaber blade, cap, cover, and core. Available at most major retailers.

These new editions to the Lightsaber Forge will be arriving this Fall. The saber parts look to be using the same connectors as previous waves of the toy, so your kids should be able to connect their existing lightsaber parts.

What are your opinions on the newest entries to the Lightsaber Forge? Digging the new stylized look and color schemes? Let us know in the comments.

[Source: Rebel Scum]


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