It would probably be extremely challenging to find people who don’t know the basic concept behind the lightsaber. Even people who may have never watched the movies or seen the animated series or read the comic books know about these iconic Jedi weapons. And this has prompted us to write this review detailing some of the best lightsabers available.
Of course, we feel that there’s more to these fantasy swords than just using them for mock saber battles in the living room. That’s why we’ve decided to review several different types of sabers. These include battle sabers, costume sabers and even decorative ones. Having stated that fact, let’s take a look at the ten best models currently available.
Best Lightsabers – Reviews
10Star Wars Darth Vader Chopsticks
Okay, it’s probably not technically correct to call these implements lightsabers, so we’ll go ahead and call them Chopsabers. What exactly are Chopsabers, you ask? They’re chopsticks that allow the user to feel like they’re eating their food using the Force. yes, these are the chopsticks that Darth Vader would use if he dined on Chinese Food. Each one of them is 9-inch long, which makes them easy to use as chopsticks, and they have a design that’s very accurate. If we had one complaint to make about these Chopsabers, it’s the fact that they don’t light up. Otherwise, they’re a great gift for any Star War’s fan.
9Star Wars Anakin Skywalker Flashlight
Strictly speaking, this device isn’t precisely a lightsaber either. It’s a Star War’s themed flashlight that looks like a lightsaber, has cool sound effects and has bright blue LEDs. This device looks like Anakin Skywalker’s lightsaber and measure 9.75-inches long and is 1.25-inches in circumference. It uses 3 AAA batteries, which allows it to be used as a cool flashlight with a blue light, and it’s the perfect size for hanging on your belt. What makes this flashlight truly exceptional, however, is that it’s a realistic looking lightsaber hilt, so it can be used as a costume accessory for Star War’s parties and events.
8Star Wars Rebels Ezra Bridger Blaster
This officially licensed Star War’s toy from Disney is ideal for children 4-years of age or older. Although it’s technically marketed as a child’s toy, we know that there are probably a few adults who are also going to get a kick out this lightsaber blaster. We know we did. It’s made using quality materials and can be used as both a saber or as a blaster. Its lightsaber blade extends a full 20-inches, and it converts to a blaster that launches 2-darts. What’s really great about this toy, other than just looking cool, is that the blade lights up and it makes exciting sounds.
7Star Wars Multicolor Room Light
The beauty of this DIY multicolor lightsaber room light is that it’s a kit that allows the operator to build their own lightsaber room kit. It’s a great set for young Padawan to construct their own lightsaber that can be used as a decorative item in their room. They can choose from one of 8 different exciting blade colors or can choose the mode that changes from one color to the next. Some of the exciting blade colors featured on this set include red, blue, green, yellow and even purple. This set also comes with a science poster that connects the concepts of electricity and lasers with the fictional Star War’s technology.
6Star War’s Kylo Ren Force FX
Anyone who wants a lightsaber that allows them to accurately play Kylo Ren is going to want to have this FX Lightsaber in their collection. It’s designed to be an accurate reproduction of Kylo Ren’s lightsaber and has realistic light effects that make it a lot of fun to use. It also has a real metal hilt and authentic movie sound effects that are sure to impress even the most die-hard Star War’s fan. And since it comes with a stand, it can be used as a display piece. This allows it to become an import part of any Black Series Lightsaber collection, although it should be said that it’s also a lot of fun to play with.
5Star War’s Rebels Darth Vader Toy
Based off of the look and feel of Darth Vader’s own lightsaber, this toy is ideal for anyone who wants to have epic battles in their living room. It has a 1.5-foot long glowing blade and features battle action sounds that help to complete the fantasy experience. It also has power activation sounds that can be activated with the push of its button. Although this lightsaber isn’t as realistic as some of the collectible ones available, it is a great toy that any child (or adult) 4-years and older will appreciate. Now just about anyone can experiment with the Dark Side and battle Luke Skywalker at home or in the yard.
4Liberty Imports 2-In-1 LED Light-Up Sword
Although these Planet Fighters Laser Swords aren’t officially licensed lightsabers, and really can’t even be mistaken for real sabers, the truth is that they are great generic toys for pretend play and that’s why they’re on this list. The come with 2 swords in a pack and each sword measures approximately 29-inches. They not only glow in the dark, but they also make dramatic sword clashing sound effects that children are going to love. They come in both blue and green colors and are suitable for children age 5-years and older. They’re great for playing around the house and also make excellent gifts.
3Star War’s Rebels Kanan Jarrus Electronic Toy
It isn’t always easy to find a Kana Jarrus lightsaber toy, so we were pretty excited when we first saw this one. It’s designed to look like the one used in Star War’s Rebels and features a blade that’s over 1.5-feet long. It also has both activation and battle action sounds, so the user can pretend they are in the battle of their life. With just a push of a button, this lightsaber lights up, and it comes with easy-to-read instructions. Although it’s designed for children age 4-years and older, true Star War’s fans may want to purchase one of these sabers before they’re gone and become a very sought after collector’s item.
2Star War’s Black Series Darth Vader Force FX
The Black Series of lightsabers are some of the most sought after models available, and there’s a good reason for that little fact. It’s because these sabers look, sound and feel like you would assume they do. This allows the user to feel like they’re not just any dark Jedi master, but Darth Vader himself. This model features a hilt that’s made from real metal, and the saber is a full 45-inches in length. It produces authentic light effects and movies sound effects, so it can be used for play battles if so desired. However, it also comes with a display stand, so the Star War’s collector can also display it in their home quite easily.
1Star War’s The Black Series Luke Skywalker Force FX
Thanks to this high-quality sword, the dark side of the Force can be defeated no matter where it exists in the galaxy. Designed to look like the lightsaber crafted by Luke Skywalker himself, this collector grade model features a realistic green blade that glows and is equipped with movie-grade sound effects. It can be displayed using the stand that comes with it, or it can be used for some of the most epic lightsaber battles ever. Like all sabers in the Black Series, it has a real metal hilt that just adds to the whole experience. Now anyone can wield the power of a Jedi Master anytime they want.
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Fun Facts About Lightsabers
Since we’ve already covered the best lightsabers currently available, we thought that we’d mix it up and shift our focus to some fun facts about these iconic weapons. So without further ado, let’s talk about some of the fun facts that you may or may not have known about lightsabers.
The Dark Side Invented Lightsabers
In the Star Wars Universe, lightsabers are basically based off of the Forcesabers that were originally created by the Rakata. The Rakata was a civilization of builders which were eventually corrupted by their long-term use of the Dark Side of the Force. One of their main creations was the Forcesaber, a weapon that was made in a variety of different colors—according to the color of their Force Crystals. Later on, these sabers would become the basis for the Jedi to create the Protosabers.
Protosabers Were Wired Lightsabers
Protosabers were the first “real” sabers created by the Jedi. They were made with a focusing crystal that was placed inside a hilt. The energy would then emit from this hilt like a traditional lightsaber. However, there is one big difference between lightsabers and Protosabers. Protosabers had energy limitations which required them to be connected to an external power pack. So, having a Protosaber is kind of like having your headphone connected to an MP3 player with an audio cord, while having a lightsaber is like having a pair of headphones connected to an MP3 player via Bluetooth. At least, that’s the best analogy we can come up with at the moment.
There Are A Ton Of Light Weapons
If you think that lightsabers are the only light weapons in the Star War’s Universe, then I’m afraid that you are mistaken. It would appear that Force Focusing Crystals can be installed into just about anything and this allows for a wide variety of cool weapons to be crafted. Although it’s beyond the scope of this article to include every single light weapon available in the Star War’s Extended Universe, we can give you a taste of some of the more interesting ones below.
- Double-Bladed Lightsaber
- Dual-Phase Lightsaber
- Lightsaber Pikes
There Are A Ton Of Lightsaber Colors
There are a lot of different lightsaber colors in the Star War’s Extended Universe. In fact, there’s a lightsaber in just about every color imaginable. Although the scope of this article is limited and we can’t talk about every single lightsaber color or talk in detail about each color, we can go over some of the more interesting ones.
- Purple Lightsabers: Used by Mace Windu, Jaina Solo, Mara Jade Skywalker and An’ya Kuro. Samual L. Jackson, who played Mace Windu in several movies asked George Lucas if he could use a purple lightsaber and his request was obviously granted.
- Blue Lightsabers: These weapons are often used by Jedi Knights and Jedi Masters. They’ve been used by Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi.
- Red Lightsabers: These are weapons used by Dark Jedi Knights and Dark Jedi Masters. They’ve been used by Darth Maul, Kylo Ren, Dark Sidious, Count Dooku and of course, Darth Vader.
- Green Lightsabers: These are also used by Jedi Knights and Jedi Masters. Characters who have used them include Yoda, Ahsoka Tano, and of course, Luke Skywalker.
- Orange Lightsabers: These are used by the Maladorian Knights and other individuals who exist on the line between the Force and the Dark Side.
- Yellow Lightsabers: These weapons are used by Jedi Temple Guards. It was also used by Ahsoka Tano.
- The Darksaber: Only one of these exist in the Star War’s Universe and its whereabouts are currently unknown—at least, so far. Perhaps you’ll find it during your travels.
One Last Thought On Lightsabers
Although all of the above points are cool things to know about lightsabers, they won’t help you choose one that’s appropriate for you and that’s okay. We say it’s okay because one person may want a lightsaber for one purpose, and another person might want one of these sabers for another reason. For example, a person may want a saber they can use during play battles, while another person may just want a costume prop or maybe just a cool decoration for their room. Therefore, there’s no wrong or right lightsabers to buy. Regardless of what you want to use it for, however, the most important thing to consider is whether or not you like it. If you do, then you’ll be satisfied with your purchase. Now if you’ll excuse us, we have an epic lightsaber battle coming up, and we want to get prepared.