You’ve watched all of the Star Wars movies in the right order. And you explained the meaning of the Dark Side to your junior Jedi while telling a Star Wars joke or two. But the stories don’t end when the credits roll. Being a young Star Wars fan means pretending you’re fighting for the Rebels in a galaxy far, far away. And that means that a realistic Star Wars lightsaber toy is an absolute must. Luckily, the best lightsaber toys today are a lot better than the kids’ lightsabers that were around in the late ’70s.
Vintage Star Wars junk is pretty rad, for the most part. But old-school lightsaber toys actually suck, and the renaissance of the best lightsaber toys and props is happening right now. Congrats. There’s never been a better time to buy a more elegant weapon for a more civilized age…and then lightsaber-fight with your kid until bedtime.
But which lightsaber toys are the best? Which are the worst? Here are seven from all different price points, for various ages, all which will make you a true master of the Force.
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.
Rey's classic lightsaber comes with a hilt stand, so it's a true collector's item. It's a replica of the one she fought with in The Last Jedi.
Why choose just one lightsaber? This one is customizable with other BladeBuilders and lets you make movie-accurate look and sounds.
A lightsaber with crosshilt blades, this one includes a wall mount and a belt clip.
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.
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.
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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