on 28 April 2009
We purchased this lightsaber for our 7 year old son as a birthday present. After playing LEGO Star Wars and watching the Clone Wars cartoons he has become a huge Star Wars fan. It is not marketed as a toy, but is very robust and has been used as a toy to great effect. The sounds and lights are very realistic to the sounds and special effects used in the films. The only negative is it quite heavy as the handle is made of metal, but that hasn't prevented it from being played with.
I am afraid to say that I have once again been drawn into the Lucas world of buying more stuff that I can't afford or need :-) However with these (I have bought all of them!) these are about the best rip off he has produced to date. OK, these are expensive (especially for the whole set) but the look and feel of them is just 'right'. The way they light-up, the sound, the weight all are just perfect. Only problem is, you dont want to give them to kids as they will probably bash them about and ruin them, however seems a waste to put them on the display stand.... anyway just treat yourself!