Did you dig that big trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker? Did you buy your tickets? Well, even if you’re all set there, every good parent knows that Star Wars keeps happening well outside of the movie theater. To do Star Wars is to play Star Wars, and that means you need Star Wars lightsaber toys.
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 lightsaber lets you record your own sounds.
Apparently Ewan McGregor made his own lightsaber sounds on the set of ‘The Phantom Menace’ and had to be told not to. So, yeah, channel your inner Ewan here.
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.
Okay, so this one is a little pricier, and certainly for big kids and that means dads. This one doesn't have a retractable blade or anything like that, but it's pretty sick..
Everyone talks about Luke’s first lightsaber, but his second one in Return of the Jedi is the jam.
This is the original Kylo Ren saber from 2015 is still pretty formidable..
If you want to be the bad guy, it doesn’t get any badder than this.
Let's get nerdy. Originally this was ANAKIN'S lightsaber, but the prequels are like a high school memory, right?
Now, this is Rey’s saber. And if you’ve got a little girl, this is literally the best saber you can get her. Classic.
Here's a lightsaber for the youngling in your life. This is a replica of Yoda's lightsaber.
It’s not super-expensive and it’s totally adorable. Plus, unlike some of the other sabers on this list, this one is for very small kids.
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