• The $35 FX Lightsaber Coming Soon from Hasbro

      If you've ever wanted to wield a Force FX lightsaber at an affordable price suitable for play, then Hasbro's got the perfect thing for aspiring Jedi this year.

      Arriving from a galaxy far, far away in summer 2011: the all-new Ultimate FX Lightsaber will provide one of the most authentic Jedi experiences ever for kids! The toy features a progressive light-up blade with vibrant LED lighting and authentic sounds, allowing kids to experience the Force in a whole new way. Available in Anakin Skywalker and Darth Vader models with an approximate retail price of $34.99 each. Available in August.


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      Comments 3 Comments
      1. JediTricks's Avatar
        JediTricks -
        This is a good idea, a kid version of the FX saber. Kids I suspect just want the ladder-up blade, and if this can competently deliver that experience with some hum and crash sounds, it'll work well on the market.
      1. Maerj2000's Avatar
        Maerj2000 -
        It will also be good for adults who want to hit each other with realistic looking lightsabers without worrying about damaging a $120 collectible.
      1. morpheus282's Avatar
        morpheus282 -
        I'll probably end up getting the kids a couple of these, if nothing else just so they'll quit asking to play with mine. The $35 price tag may actually cause the cheap plastic ones Hasbro currently markets to kids to lose favor with the kiddies.
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