The Hasbro Star Wars Rey Electronic Lightsaber Toy is modeled after the repaired Skywalker lightsaber that Rey uses in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. The lightsaber toy features the characteristic brown band around center and some dented ‘battle damage’. The Rey Electronic Lightsaber Toy was released in fall of 2019.
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The Rey Electronic Lightsaber features a special QR code on the hilt itself that unlocks lightsaber training content in Hasbro’s Lightsaber Academy app. The lightsaber itself DOES NOT connect to the app or interact with the app, however, scanning the QR code unlocks some instructional lightsaber moves. For example, if I click “Jedi Forward Strike” a figure in the app will demonstrate the move and I can copy the move. If you’d like a lightsaber that actually connects and interacts via Bluetooth with the app, you would need to purchase the higher end Lightsaber Academy Interactive Battle Lightsaber.
The Rey Electronic Lightsaber Toy includes several fun features. You can turn on the lightsaber by pressing the rectangular clamp card style button in the middle of the hilt. Pressing the button activates the light, humming and buzzing lightsaber sounds, and character dialogue from Rey. The lightsaber uses a transparent blue telescoping blade. The blade extends out of the hilt with a flick of the wrist.
The lightsaber is motion sensitive. When the lightsaber is turned on, but not moving, the lightsaber makes an idle humming sound. Waving the lightsaber around activates swing sounds. The lightsaber also makes a clash sound and a slight flash of light when the blade collides with something. Additionally, the lightsaber makes an activation sound when the lightsaber is turned on and a deactivation sound when the lightsaber is turned off.
The lightsaber hilt, which is plastic, captures many of the essential design elements of the repaired Skywalker lightsaber in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. The characteristic bunny ears flare out of the emitter area on one side. The hilt is labeled with a ‘Star Wars’ sticker on the other. The hilt features a painted red Graflex-style button and silver colored ‘glass eye’ at the top as well. Both features are decorative and do not function as actual buttons.
The QR code and the battery compartment are located below the ‘glass eye’. The lightsaber runs on 3 AAA batteries, which are not included. You need a small screwdriver to open the battery compartment. The brown band encircles the middle of the lightsaber hilt with few small ‘battle damage’ dents around the band’s edges. The clamp card style on/off button is located in the center of the band. Finally, the t-track style grip section at the bottom of the hilt completes the look of the lightsaber.
I’m really impressed with the size of the lightsaber. The lightsaber is nearly one-to-one scale. The Rey Electronic Lightsaber is a similar size to the realistic, more high end Disney Park Rey Lightsaber. The Rey Electronic Lightaber hilt is slightly shorter than full size, but is a similar diameter to the Disney Parks Rey Lightsaber.
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