Unleash Your Inner Jedi with the Star Wars: Black Series Yoda Force FX Elite Electronic Lightsaber
Whether you’re a committed Jedi, a dabbler in the Force, or just someone with an appreciation for the rich lore of Star Wars, the latest offering from Hasbro Pulse is sure to get your midi-chlorians in a right old flutter. Introducing the ‘Star Wars: The Black Series Yoda Force FX Elite Electronic Lightsaber’ – a name that’s quite a mouthful but promises an eyeful of tech wizardry.
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This faithful reproduction of the iconic Jedi master’s weapon will see fans and collectors alike itching to get their hands on one. It sports design and detailing inspired by Yoda’s green lightsaber, including a more modest scale. But as Yoda famously said, “Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you?”
Now, don’t be fooled by the awkward-sounding name, this isn’t just any old lightsaber. This top-of-the-range model is bristling with advanced LEDs and sound effects lifted straight from the entertainment universe for an immersive, hyper-realistic Force FX lightsaber experience.
Despite the shorter hilt, it’s packed with features: a switch button to ignite a barrage of sound effects, progressive ignition, blaster deflection effect, battle clash effect, duel effect, battle sequence mode, and even a wall-cutting effect. You’ll be chopping up your lounge room with less hesitation than Han Solo pulling a trigger.
But the extravagance doesn’t end with the lightsaber. The kit comes with a stand and a removable kyber crystal, allowing you to flaunt your Jedi credentials with pride. Just remember, with great power comes… wait, wrong franchise.
Clocking in at a not-insubstantial USD$250, this lightsaber is a significant investment, even if it doesn’t quite live up to the $215,000 Obi-Wan edition that sold in 2020. But for a slice of Star Wars history that’s as close to the real thing as you can get without actually summoning the Force, it’s worth every penny. For those in the US, pre-orders kicked off April 26 on Hasbro Pulse and Amazon, with general availability slated for Spring 2024. For us here in Australia, Zing Pop Culture has you covered, with prices starting at AUD$449.
While we’re still a little ways off from owning an actual, working lightsaber (sadly, the laws of physics are a bit of a buzzkill), Hasbro has been consistently pushing the envelope with its line of Force FX Elite lightsabers. From the authentic sound effects to the visually striking LEDs, we’re closer than ever to living out our Jedi dreams. If anyone can bring us a legit lightsaber, it’s Hasbro. But until then, this is as real as it gets, folks.
As the wise Yoda would say, “Do or do not. There is no try” – words to live by when securing this piece of kit. And remember, the Force will be with you, always. Or at least, it will be once you’ve snagged this beauty.