Of course, you may have watched all the Star Wars movies in the right order. And sure, you explained the meaning of the Dark Side to your little Jedis. But every good parent knows that Star Wars keeps happening well outside of the movie theater or your streaming service. To do Star Wars is to play Star Wars, and that means you need Star Wars lightsaber toys. Plus, because kids have to stand apart to actually wage epic battles, lightsaber toys are great for social distancing.
Since the late ’70s, people have wanted the best toy lightsabers, and we should all feel lucky we don’t live in the late ’70s anymore. Vintage Star Wars junk is, for the most part, rad. But old school lightsaber toys actually suck. The renaissance of the best lightsaber toys and props is exactly right now. Congrats. You live in the best time to buy a more elegant weapon for a more civilized age and then lightsaber-fight with your kid.
But which lightsabers are the best? Which are the worst? Here are six from all different price points, for various ages, all which will make you a true master of the Force.
This stunner of a lightsaber is a symbol of legendary Mandalorian power. It plays sounds inspired by the Star Wars: The Clone Wars series, and when kids swing it, they hear battle sounds.
This is the most realistic lightsaber ever released. This lightsaber is definitely on the pricier side, so keep it away from grubby little hands. It makes realistic movie sounds, has a real metal hilt, and comes with a display stand. It's ideal for older kids and by that, we mean parents.
Much like Anakin is torn between his Jedi calling and the Dark Side, so is this lightsaber. Tweens can swap blade colors between blue for Anakin Skywalker and red for Darth Vader, as they toggle between good and bad.
A classic light-up saber that's forever timeless. Warriors press the button to hear phrases by Luke Skywalker and start their lightsaber training.
Jedi masters download the app and hone their battle skills with this lightsaber. And by hone, we mean they learn authentic moves from the films.
For those aching to reenact the momentous duel between Luke and Vader, this is the saber you need. It's modeled after the one Luke used in Return of the Jedi, when he embraced his fate as a Jedi warrior.
This expendable lightsaber includes a dagger that can be attached to the hilt. When you press the button, you hear Jedi-worthy sound effects.
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