Thursday, February 12, 2015

Star Wars Bladebuilders Toy Line Announced

By: Dominic Jones

One of the products Hasbro will have on display at this weekend's New York Toy Fair has been revealed early.  USA Today unveiled the new "Star Wars Bladebuilders" line of constructable lightsaber toys.  Bladebuilders, which is expected to launch in the fall, is described by USA Today as, "a line of compatible hilts, connectors and various lightsaber materials that let children use the simple gadgets of their favorite Jedi masters and Sith lords or come up with the craziest, most complicated combination ever."

Basically, you will be able to use the various connectors and lightsaber parts to create any lightsaber you want, like so,
According to USA Today, there are various kits of pieces that will be sold.  They write,
The main Jedi Master Lightsaber set (for ages 4 and up, $49.99 includes a lightsaber with lights and electronic sounds, a pair of lightdaggers, an expansion hilt and a variety of connectors.

From there, kids can mix and match from three other assortments with connectors and lightsaber blades tied to various characters. The electronic lightsaber ($19.99) comes in Obi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker flavors, the foam lightsaber ($14.99) has Yoda, Vader and Luke variants, and the extend lightsaber ($9.99) offers something for Luke, Vader and Anakin Skywalker fans.

These look like they have a lot of potential to be fun for kids.  And, it gives us a way to build Kylo Ren's broadsword-style lightsaber from The Force Awakens a few months early!

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