Hasbro designed a realistic lightsaber just in time for the premiere of the new Obi Wan Kenobi series, one that might be the toymaker’s most ambitious – and expensive – replica to date. The Black Series Reva Force FX Elite Lightsaber retails for $499 and measures a total of 6.5 feet in length with both blades attached. It is modeled after the lightsaber wielded by the Third Sister, also known as Reva, a cold and callous Inquisitor bent on hunting down Obi-Wan.
Much like the iconic lightsabers we’ve seen wielded by Inquisitors in the past star wars series, you can remove one of the blades, as well as remove half of the circle in the center of the lightsaber. There are a number of cool light and sound effects you can activate too, and they work whether you use one or both blades.
While a gradual ignition effect causes the lightsaber to charge with red light in preparation for battle, a blast deflection effect eliminates lighting in particular areas of the lightsaber (with “pew pew” sound effects ) to make it look like you’re protecting yourself from projectiles. There’s even a wall-cutter mode that makes the tip of the lightsaber glow white while emitting a buzzing sound like you’re actually cutting through metal.
Unfortunately, it has some (expected) limitations – it doesn’t rotate on its own, so you can’t use it as some sort of helicopter to propel yourself short distances or fend off enemy attacks (which is often shown in The Clone Wars). You’ll need to get your baton skills in order if you really want to get into this spinning action.
The Third Sister’s lightsaber appears to be Hasbro’s most expensive to date, likely due to the dual blades. Looking at Hasbro’s collection of lightsabers, the FX Force Elite replicas don’t seem to go over $300. You can check out Reva’s lightsaber for yourself on his crowdfunding page, which will almost certainly fulfill the $5,000 requirement (because who wouldn’t want to be lucky enough to say he has a 6 .5 feet at home?). It will be available for purchase until July 11 at 11:59 p.m. ET, but won’t begin shipping until fall 2023.