The build-your-own concept took an even more elaborate turn in the fall of 2015 with the release of Bladebuilders. Bladebuilders allow kids to mix and match various pieces to create everything from double-sided to three-pronged sabers. The Star Wars Bladebuilders Jedi Master Lightsaber set comes with a starter lightsaber armed with lights and sounds. Accessories include an expansion hilt and more. Various other Bladebuilders electronic lightsabers, including Obi-Wan, Vader, and Kylo Ren models, are available and can be fused with other Bladebuilders components. Lower-priced extendable versions can be interchanged, too.
Some consider the years 1986 through 1994 to be dark times for the toy Rebellion. Kenner put the kibosh on Star Wars toy production in the late 1980s. It wasn’t until 1995 that Hasbro, the toy giant that purchased Kenner, reignited the line. In early 1996, a pair of electronic lightsabers soon followed, available in Darth Vader red and Luke Skywalker green, respectively. Hasbro took the toy saber to new techie heights with an extendable blade, a light-up feature, and authentic movie sounds. This set the tone for lightsaber releases that would continue to this day.
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Launch into action and adventure in the world of Star Wars with this Disney Star Wars Luke Skywalker Electronic Lightsaber! Discover the exciting stories of good versus evil in a universe of heroes, villains, and aliens. Luke Skywalker was a Tatooine farm boy who rose from humble beginnings to become one of the greatest Jedi the galaxy has ever known. You can feel like Luke Skywalker with this Electronic Lightsaber that extends for a duel with the flick of the wrist. Disney Star Wars Luke Sky Walker Electronic Lightsaber simulates light and sound to let heated battle’s come to life in the imagination.
Believe it or not, the boys did not own lightsaber toys until just a few months ago. Our first lightsabers were the electronic light-up ones that we reviewed in . The boys love them and play with them daily. They recently each bought themselves a non-electronic lightsaber also because they wanted some that would “go in all the way” and clip to their belts. The electronic ones are very fun for dueling, but because of their lights and sounds, the blade does not collapse all the way.