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My youngest son is a keen star wars fan, so it comes as no surprise to me that his star wars lightsaber is one of his favourite possessions. This is not going to be a long review as there really isn’t that much to say about this basic toy, but I hope it will be helpful if you are thinking about buying one!
All who have watched the star wars films will have seen the lightsaber in action! It is an impressive looking weapon with lots of great sounds and flashing lights! The basic toy plastic version is no where near as exciting! It consists of a plastic cylindrical tube with a catch on the side to allow the lightsaber to be released with the flick of your wrist. The lightsaber when extended is about 37cm in length. The end is coloured clear plastic. The handle is black and brown and easy to hold. The colours of this lightsaber vary, we have a red one!
This is the basic model and requires no batteries as it doesn’t make any noises or light up! There are more expensive lightsaber to be had that do all these things if that’s what you are after. The basic model is recommended for children over 4 and they will have to use their imagination! My son loves to fight imaginary foe and this is a great toy to encourage this sort of play! It is easy to operate and folds down when not in use so takes up little room in our toy cupboard.
On the downside this is a toy made of plastic and I don’t expect it to be that long lived, especially when he uses it to attack his brother! The basic lightsaber is available from several retailers and the cheapest I could find is Tesco who are selling this toy for £5.97. Overall this is a good toy for young star wars fans, who would like to be Luke Skywalker, but it is basic and lots of imagination is needed!