Star Wars is the ultimate representation of when fantasy meets science fiction and this is heavily depicted in the type of props used in the movie. From the costumes worn by Sith and Jedi Knights to blasters, lightsabers and other accessories, it’s no wonder the franchise has one of the largest collections of memorabilia and toys. One such toy is the lightsaber replica. For a true Star Wars fan, the lightsaber replica is more than just a toy; it is a quintessential weapon that represents your connection to the force, and being able to wield one is the ultimate feeling. Let’s take a look at why lightsabers are the most fun and interactive Star Wars toy out there.
There are Different Kinds
When it comes to Star Wars memorabilia, the lightsaber is the most versatile. From the different blade shapes and colours available to the unique designs of the hilts, the choices are endless. They also come in different types, such as; the standard lightsaber wielded by fan favourites like Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Vader and Qui-Gon Jinn; the double-bladed lightsaber or saberstaff (wielded by Darth Maul), the curved hilt lightsaber (Count Dooku), the shoto lightsaber, the lightwhip, cross-saber, photosaber, forcesaber, and lightsaber pistol/rifle.
There are also some unique lightsabers like the ‘Darksaber’, which was designed by the Mandalorian warriors and possessed a unique black-coloured curved blade.
You can Craft Your own Lightsaber toy
How fun would it be to craft your very own lightsaber replica? One of the reasons why replica lightsabers are such a fun Star Wars toy is that you don’t have to buy one; you can actually craft your own. This gives you the opportunity to add your own creative touch to its design, thus, crafting a lightsaber replica that is one of a kind.
There are several DIY videos online that you can watch for a step-by-step guide on how to make your own lightsaber. Most of the parts you’ll need can be found either around the house or at a local hardware store. There are also some custom lightsaber workshops where you pay to craft your own unique lightsaber.
They are Great for Cosplaying
If you’re a fan of cosplay or simply planning your costume for the next Star Wars fans meet-up or Halloween, a lightsaber replica is a fun addition that will make your Jedi or Sith costume more authentic and complete.
They are Perfect For Re-enacting Your Favourite Star Wars Scene
Replica lightsabers, like the ones supplied by Padawan Outpost, are the perfect toys for re-enacting your favourite Star Wars battle scene with friends and other fans of the franchise. Over the years, the quality of lightsaber replicas has significantly improved. We now have lightsaber toys with authentic sounds and effects, making it possible to realistically simulate fight scenes from the movies.
As a Star Wars fan who truly resonates with the characters from the movie, having a collection of Star Wars memorabilia (costumes, toys, posters, figurines, comics etc.) is one the best ways to stay connected to the force, and there isn’t a toy more fun and interactive than a lightsaber replica.