Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge Lightsabers are too expensive?
Galaxy’s Edge is the new Star Wars Land that’s opening soon at Disneyland and Disney World in 2019. Galaxy’s Edge will have two different lightsaber stores. One store is called Savi’s Workshop, which will be a build-your-own lightsaber shop. The other store is called Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities, which will be a Star Wars style ‘relic and antique’ store that sells pre-made Legacy Lightsabers, which are character inspired lightsabers.
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The lightsabers at both Disney stores will cost around $200 each. Some critics claim a $200 lightsaber is too expensive. A lot of the mainstream media seems to emphasize the fact that Disney lightsabers will cost more than 1-day admission to a Disney park. Although Disney lightsabers do in fact cost more than Disney park admission, does the price comparison prove that the Disney parks lightsabers are too expensive? Several SaberSourcing viewers contend that everything at Disneyland and Disney World is expensive and that a $200 is no different.
Even lightsaber enthusiasts that are somewhat new to the custom saber community quickly realize paying around $200 or for a custom lightsaber with sound is very common. High end lightsabers easily cost $500 all the way up $1000 or even more. Also, the existing officially licensed Hasbro The Black Series Force FX lightsabers cost around $120 to $200 each, depending on the vendor and any sales or promos that may be occurring. The media coverage of the new Disney lightsabers rarely, if ever, refers to the Force FX lightsaber line at all, which are similarly priced to the new Disney lightsabers.
We don’t know much yet about the quality of the Galaxy’s Edge lightsabers. We do know that the Galaxy’s Edge lightsabers will use metal hilts and light up and make sound. They will likely be similar in quality to the Force FX lightsabers or modestly better in quality.
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Are the new Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge lightsabers are too expensive?