Force FX Lightsabers

Posted on 18th July 2009 by Star Wars Lightsabers in Force FX Lightsabers - Tags:

Force FX lightsabers are the perfect hybrid between authentic-looking collectible lightsabers and electronic toys for the uber Star Wars geek.

Many of the official-looking collectible Star Wars lightsabers out there cost several hundred dollars, or are limited edition.  They generally look awesome.  And, some are even durable enough to spar or duel with.  But, who wants to duel with a several hundred dollar item?  Trust me, it’s scary, and not very fun, worrying about cracking or breaking the blade.  Sadly, most collectibles are for just that:  collecting and hiding behind a glass case, rarely to be touched or used.

Force FX lightsabers, on the other hand, have an authentic look and feel, have excellent electronic sounds and lights, are durable enough to withstand a bit of dueling (not direct hits, mind you, but playful sparring), and are affordable enough to be played with, rather than put on a mantle and forgotten.  At just around $100, they’re inexpensive enough to buy two:  one for yourself, and one for the friend whose limbs you’re eager to sever.  (Metaphorically, speaking, of course.   Well, mostly)

Force FX lightsabers use LED technology to light up a polycarbonate blade.  This means they have a rich, bright color, and when you turn them on, the blade actually extends from the hilt outward, just like the lightsabers from the movies.  They use digital sounds directly from the Star Wars movies, so they make the awesome sounds we all know and love: turning on, turning off, and the ominous humming when they’re idle.  Best yet, Force FX lightsabers have motion detectors in the hilt, so they will make additional authentic noises when they can tell that you’re swinging the blade, rotating it, or hitting something with it. 

Originally designed and sold by Master Replicas, Force FX lightsabers were bought out by Hasbro, and are now sold more mass market than the original collectibles were, which is great for us, because it means the price is much more affordable.  They tend to have only a few models of lightsaber available at any one time, and each generation of lightsaber that comes out is a little better than the previous ones.  So, don’t-dilly dally if you see one you really like, as they go out of production. 

All in all, if you’re looking to have realistic Star Wars lightsabers to be able to play with and show off, Force FX lightsabers are the way to go.

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