What a choice of present for my 6yr old grandson. Knowing how much he enjoys playing the Lego Starwars on his DS, I purchased this red 'Darth Vader' lightsaber as a birthday present, whilst his parents got him a green 'Yoda' version. That was over a month ago and despite the very many battles that have taken place since, he has not tired with the thrill of switching on and duelling with anyone who is prepared to be Yoda.
The sound effects of this Ultimate FX lightsaber whilst powering up and down, and the flashing and clashing sound effects in a 'battle' during normal daylight conditions are brilliant. However, when evening comes along and normal daylight fades, these effects are STUNNING!
Considering the 'hammering' it has had, it still amazes me that the plastic materials used in the manufacture of this lightsaber have not split, broken or shattered long before now. This is a well designed toy and jusifies its price bracket. I am very pleased with this purchase and I have no reservations, whatsoever, in recommending it to others who may be viewing it.