EVERY Star Wars Force FX Lightsaber in The Black Series: A Complete Guide

Force FX lightsabers

Marketed to adult Star Wars collectors, a Hasbro Force FX lightsaber remains a common first “real” lightsaber for teens and adults. The officially licensed lightsabers, which are more realistic and expensive than than a plastic toy, feature: a character inspired metal hilt, light up blade, and realistic sound effects. Hasbro’s Star Wars The Black Series … Read more

Ben Solo Lightsaber | Lightsaber Profile

The Ben Solo lightsaber is a blue-bladed lightsaber that Ben Solo constructs and wields as a Jedi Padawan before falling to the dark side and assuming the name and identity, Kylo Ren. The Ben Solo lightsaber is a single-blade lightsaber, featuring a primarily metallic silver hilt with a flared pommel. Ben Solo constructs his Jedi … Read more

What is a crossguard lightsaber? | Lightsaber Terminology

A crossguard lightsaber is a lightsaber variation that emits a primary blade along with two short side blades (quillons). Kylo Ren wields a crossguard lightsaber with unstable red blades throughout the Star Wars Sequel Trilogy. The Kylo Ren lightsaber, the first crossguard lightsaber in Star Wars Canon, is introduced in the film Star Wars: The … Read more

Star Wars ‘Fire and Ice’ Lightsaber That Never Made the Movies

Fire and Ice lightsaber

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) could have featured a mysterious ‘fire and ice’ lightsaber. The unusual concept lightsaber, which is double-bladed, features one red blade and one blue blade. Most double-bladed lightsabers feature two blades that are the same color. The concept lightsaber is depicted in artwork by Erik Tiemens in the book The … Read more

Star Wars BladeBuilders Kylo Ren Lightsaber Toy Review | Hasbro Crossguard

Star Wars BladeBuilders Kylo Ren Lightsaber Toy

The Star Wars BladeBuilders Kylo Ren lightsaber toy is one of the more basic and affordable Hasbro BladeBuilders lightsaber toys on the market. The lightsaber contains no electronics, so the toy does NOT light up or make lightsaber sounds. Both the hilt and the extendable, telescoping red blades are made of plastic. Star Wars BladeBuilders … Read more

What is blade flicker? | Lightsaber Terminology

Kylo Ren and his red-bladed crossguard lightsaber

Blade flicker is a visual effect that simulates a flame-like unsteady flare or lively glimmer in a lightsaber blade. Unstable blades, like the blades on the Kylo Ren lightsaber or the Dark Rey folding lightsaber, exhibit blade flicker. A flicker may range in speed and depth. For example, a flicker could appear fast and chaotic … Read more

What is an unstable blade? | Lightsaber Terminology

Unstable lightsaber blade

An unstable lightsaber blade, sometimes called a flame blade, is a volatile, unbalanced lightsaber blade type with a lively flickering, jagged, and fiery appearance and sound. The Kylo Ren crossguard lightsaber is the most prominent example of a lightsaber with unstable blades. Rey’s double-bladed collapsible hilt lightsaber, shown in promotional footage of Star Wars: The … Read more

Amazon Sale: $88.39 Star Wars The Black Series Kylo Ren Force FX Lightsaber (50% discount)

Kylo Ren Force FX lightsaber

Amazon is offering the Star Wars: The Black Series Kylo Ren Force FX Lightsaber for only $88.39, which is about a 50% discount off the listed price. It’s unclear how long the sale on the Kylo Ren Force FX lightsaber will last. Products in The Black Series: Force FX line, including lightsabers and the riot … Read more

Most Overrated Lightsabers: Top 3 Reasons Behind the Hype

Three lightsabers

A lightsaber could be considered overrated for many reasons. Three common signs of an overrated lightsaber are: the lightsaber is too famous, uses an impractical design or is trying too hard to be different from other lightsabers. All three signs could be combined as well. Let’s take a closer look at the the signs, along … Read more

Top 4 Sith Lightsaber Features and Traits

a selection of Sith lightsabers

Sith lightsabers contain several common features and traits that set them apart from their Jedi lightsaber counterparts. No two Sith lightsabers are alike and not all of the features are present with every single Sith lightsaber, nevertheless several Sith lightsaber traits do commonly recur. Watch Top 4 Sith Lightsaber Features and Traits on YouTube 1. … Read more