BladeBuilders Kanan Jarrus Extendable Lightsaber Toy Review | Hasbro Star Wars Rebels
The Star Wars BladeBuilders Kanan Jarrus Extendable Lightsaber is a basis, non-electronic lightsaber toy with an extendable blue blade. Manufactured by Hasbro, the plastic lightsaber toy is based on the design of the Kanan Jarrus lightsaber in the Star Wars Rebels animated series. The lightsaber is customizable with other lightsabers and pieces in the BladeBuilders line.
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The BladeBuilders Kanan Jarrus Extendable Lightsaber comes equipped with a medium blue to dark blue telescoping blade that you may extend by flicking your wrist and retract by pushing down the top of the blade until the blade is almost entirely hidden inside the hilt. The blade is able to stay inside the hilt, so you could potentially use the Kanan Jarrus Extendable Lightsaber as a cosplay piece and wear the hilt on your belt. You may need to do a pretty strong wrist flick to extend the blade again.
The overall hilt boasts lots of neutral colors like gray, black and metallic silver. The area surrounding the activation box is a smoky gray–almost grayish brown. Black vertical grips extend down the rear of the hilt. The metallic silver coloring in particular makes the plastic hilt look more realistic.
A katana like tsuba (handguard), one of the marquee design features of any Kanan Jarrus lightsaber, is located in the emitter area of the lightsaber. The tsuba, which is easily the widest part of the hilt, is shaped like a dish. A series of alternative black and metallic silver colored horizontal grooves extends below the emitter. A metallic silver colored band features a raised, short cylinder on the front and a black, circular cutouts similar in design to the circular cutout with brass pins on the Skywalker lightsaber.
The middle of the hilt features a long activation box with silver and black coloring. A red arrow and a green arrow are painted on either side of the box. The arrows are similar to the arrows on the side of the activation box of the Luke Skywalker ROTJ lightsaber. The small arrows add the brightest burst of color on an otherwise drab hilt.
The open ‘socket end’ pommel area may connect with other Hasbro BladeBuilders components with a plug end (i.e. plug end pieces or connector pieces). BladeBuilders Kanan Jarrus Extendable Lightsaber DOES NOT include connector piece.
Overall, the BladeBuilders Kanan Jarrus Extendable Lightsaber is a fun, basic, telescoping lightsaber with a distinctive and less common tsuba (handguard) near the top of the hilt. The officially licensed lightsaber toy is manufactured by Hasbro.