This is Hasbro’s latest STAR WARS Force FX Lightsaber Prop Replica based on Anakin Skywalker’s (Hayden Christensen) blue lightsaber from the Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.
It features durable die-cast metal parts and is built sturdy enough to give it an authentic feel.
The blade is blue, just like in the movie, achieved via a polycarbonate blade that is permanently attached to the hilt.
Also features realistic power-up and power-down glowing light effects.
Anakin’s Force FX Lightsaber also includes a digitally recorded and motion-sensor-controlled authentic sound effects such as power-up, power-down, idle, movement sounds, and clash sounds. That’s pretty cool, although batteries aren’t included, which isn’t cool. But it’s a small price to pay!
Hasbro advertise each lightsaber as being a fully functioning replica featuring all the lights, sounds, and heft of the actual weapon. I don’t know about “fully functioning”, since it’s not, well, an actual sword laser. That and if you want something to have a real lightsaber fight with I don’t recommend this. It will work for some light bashing, but that’s about it. Nonetheless, we’ll look past that because those don’t really exist. Just sayin.
In any case, this is an awesome lightsaber replica recommended for any avid Star Wars fan.
As a footnote, the hilt on this one is black. I notice in all the promo images for this there’s a box in which the hilt is silver. I believe that relates to the removable blade version. So yes, the box in the images promoting this product is misleading because this one has a permanently attached blade and the hilt is black.
You can get this at a great discount on Amazon right now (33% off!) at the link below:
STAR WARS Anakin Skywalker Force FX Lightsaber Prop Replica (via Amazon, $80.99)
The second cheapest of these I can find is via Entertainment Earth at the link below:
STAR WARS Anakin Skywalker Force FX Lightsaber Prop Replica (via Entertainment Earth, $104.99)
Some of these go over $200 from different sources, so those two links above are awesome deals.