Hasbro unveiled three new Star Wars: The Black Series Force FX lightsabers this weeked at New York Comic Con 2018. The new lightsabers are available on Amazon [affiliate link] and are slated for release in January 2019. The three new lightsabers are: the Mace Windu lightsaber (from Episode III), the Obi-Wan Kenobi lightsaber (from Episode I) and the Darth Maul lightsaber (from Episode I). The Darth Maul lightsaber is sold as a single bladed lightsaber, but fans can purchase and connect two single Darth Maul lightsabers together with an included coupler.
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Hasbro had previously announced the names of the three new Prequel lightsabers in July 2018 at San Diego Comic Con International. At New York Comic Con 2018, however, Hasbro unveiled the actual lightsaber products and box art and also confirmed a January 2019 release of the sabers. All three lightsabers are from the Prequel Trilogy, in celebration of the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy turning 20 years old in 2019.
Like previous Force FX lightsabers, the three new sabers will run on three AA batteries (not included). The lightsabers will also likely use permanently attached blades (unconfirmed).
The three new lightsabers are currently available for pre-order from Entertaiment Earth [AFFILIATE LINK]. Other major online retailers will likely add the lightsabers in the coming weeks.
MORE Force FX lightsabers in 2019?
In addition to announcing the three new lightsabers at San Diego Comic Con International, Hasbro Design Director Steve Evans had teased the possibility of additional lightsaber reveals. Regarding Force FX lightsabers, Evans advised fans to monitor conventions. “[Y]ou’ll see some interesting reveals,” Evans said. “Notice I use the word ‘reveals’ in the plural. Lots and lots of really, really cool stuff coming for the prequels.” [SOURCE: SDCC 2018: 9 THINGS WE LEARNED FROM THE HASBRO STAR WARS PANEL (StarWars.com article; Retrieved 10/8/2018)].
There’s still no word on the possible additional Prequel lightsabers. The distinct, curved Count Dooku lightsaber would be one likely candidate. Hasbro could also release a new Kit Fisto Force FX lightsaber.
Later in 2019, we will likely see Rey’s new lightsaber released as a Force FX lightsaber as well (assuming Rey uses a new lightsaber in Star Wars Episode 9).
2019 Force FX Lightsabers on Amazon [AFFILIATE LINKS]
Mace Windu Force FX lightsaber on Amazon
Darth Maul Force FX lightsaber on Amazon
Obi-Wan Kenobi Force FX Lightsaber on Amazon