The Internet, and a bunch of long time Star Wars fans, blew a gasket when the Crossguard Lightsaber made its debut in J.J. Abrams Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser trailer. Grown men wept and threw incredible three-year old style tantrums. I myself stamped my feet for a few minutes and held my breath. After I woke up from passing out mid-tantrum, I reconsidered the whole thing and decided to just go with it. It seems Hasbro has decided to just go with it as well and will be releasing a new line, Star Wars Bladebuilders, of lightsaber accessories that will allow folks to customize their lightsaber experience.
Star Wars Bladebuilders includes compatible hilts, connectors and other lightsaber making material that can be combined in new and interesting ways.
Kim Boyd, Hasbro’s Star Wars Brand Senior Director said:
Star Wars is such a magical property and in particular the lightsaber is — and I think everyone would agree — the most iconic weapon of all time. This is the first time we’ve given kids the chance to customize through an entire system.
The main set will retail for $49.99 and includes:
A Lightsaber with lights and electronic sounds, two light daggers, an expansion hilt and other various connectors. You can still pick up the original lightsabers for around $19.99.
These can be mixed and matched with the extensions to form all kinds of new combinations:
What do you think? Have you accepted that there will be new and sometimes silly lightsabers popping up in the new trilogy? It’s not as if there weren’t some silly lightsaber types in the Expanded Universe books. Yeah, I’m looking at you Lightsaber-whip.
Here’s the teaser if you haven’t already watched it a zillion times:
Via: USA Today