Even people who aren’t familiar with the Star War’s universe know that lightsabers are swords that are wielded by such iconic characters such as Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader. That’s how far this movie has permeated the popular culture. And that’s why we’ve decided to try to seek out the best lightsabers currently available and order them from the 10th best one all the way to the best one.
The following models are each notable for their own reasons. Some of them have the best build quality, and others offer the best value among the ones we’ve found. After listing the following lightsabers, we also have a nice little article on these marvelous energy weapons that we hope you’ll stick around for and read.
Best Lightsabers Of 2019
10LED Light-Up Kid’s Saber-12 Pack
Although these aren’t officially licensed sabers, you really can’t beat a 12-pack of LED swords that are available in this price range. They give everyone an opportunity to wield a sword for Larping, play acting or any other activity deemed suitable by the user. These swords can be used for Star Wars themed games or used as magical swords for fantasy roleplaying games. This 12-pack come in a variety of different colors such as purple, pink, green, red or blue, and some of these colors are impossible to find in any other lightsaber collection. That’s why this 12-pack is suitable for adults and children above the age of three years old.
9Kotobukiya Mace Windu Light Up Chopsticks
Although these aren’t the kind of sabers that you can use for epic battles, they’re still technically sabers and also just so happen to be a pair of chopsticks as well. The “blades” on these chopsticks light up purple thanks to the LED that’s located inside of it, which makes them a great gift for any Star War’s fan or anyone who wants to imagine that their Mace Windu while they’re eating rice or sushi. They are easy to use, produce bright light and the blades are detachable so the product can be easily cleaned. Now only you can determine which side of the force, or the tuna roll, you’re going to choose.
8Star Wars Darth Vader Electronic Saber Toy
If you ever wanted to feel the thrill of the Dark Side flowing through you, then you’re going to need an appropriate lightsaber. And there’s probably no saber as iconic as Darth Vader’s saber, and that’s why this toy replica is such a great product. It has a glowing blade that’s over 1.5-feet long that light up with just a push of a button. It also comes fully equipped with activation and battle sounds in it. Now you can wield this saber as you battle Luke Skywalker or other Jedi Knights. This Star War’s Rebels was modeled after the one seen in Episode IV and are great for swordplay.
7Light-Up FX Sword 2-in-1 Dual Sabers
Although these light swords aren’t officially licensed Star War sabers and are instead Planet Fighter’s Laser Swords, they are fun swords to use for play battles. Each pack comes with two different LED swords, a blue one and a green one, and each sword measures about 29-inches. The blade on these swords can’t be collapsed into the handle like other brands, but they do light up very well and produce that power up or down effect, too. They also produce some pretty nice sound effects. And since they can be put together using their adapter, they can be used as a double-sided lightsaber.
6Star Wars: The Last Jedi The Black Series Rey
This lightsaber is from the Black Series of sabers and modeled after Rey’s blue lightsaber. This quality product can be used for play battles, for live action role-playing or it can be used with its display stand and added to any Star War’s collection. It has a real metal hilt that feels really good in the hand and is obviously durable. This hilt is 9.1-inches long and is made with good detail. This product also produces authentic sound effects that will thrill any fan of the movies, series, comic books or video games. And it’s an officially licensed product that’s suitable for ages 3-years and up.
5Star Wars Rebels Kana Jarrus Electronic Toy
Part of Star War’s Rebels line of electronic toys, this saber not only lights up with the push of a button but also has battle sounds that are quite realistic. Modeled to look like the saber used by Kanan Jarrus, it’s sure to be the centerpiece of any epic battles at the Jedi Temple. The glowing blade on this saber is approximately 1.5-feet long, and it comes with instructions on proper care and use. This product is licensed by Hasbro under a Lucas Film Ltd. license, so it’s designed to not only be authentic but also to be a high-quality product that’s sure to be fun for use during many battles.
4YDD Force FX Rechargeable Saber
This light up saber is unlike many of the other ones currently available. One of the things that make it different is that it comes in a dazzling array of colors. These lightsabers can be purchased in red, blue, green, white, orange and pink, with a variety of different hilt types as well. Speaking of its hilt, this product’s handle is made out of an aluminum alloy that gives it a quality feel. It also has a blade that’s made from polycarbonate and makes battle sounds when it strikes another saber. It also comes with a USB charging cord so that it can be charged. All of which makes it a saber that’s pretty unique.
3Star Wars The Black Series Luke Skywalker (Blue)
This licensed Star Wars product is ideal for anyone who wants to pretend that they’re Luke Skywalker for larping, role-playing or for use during saber duels. it has a blade that lights up, and its blade’s light is almost bright enough to light up a dark room. It also has a silver colored handle that has an authentic feel to it and is made from high-quality materials. It makes the iconic powering up and down sounds, and also has a nice crisp hum that’s extremely accurate. Anyone who’s been searching for an accurate Luke Skywalker lightsaber might want to take a close look at this particular model.
2Star Wars Bladebuilders Jedi Master
This Star Wars Jedi Master Bladebuilder set hasn’t made it to this position because it’s the most realistic or because it has the highest build quality. Instead, it made it to this position because it’s one of the most versatile and fun to play with saber sets currently available. This set comes with a lightsaber, 2 light daggers, an expansion hilt, a dual and cross connector and 2 elbow connectors. These parts allow the user to use the set in over a hundred different configurations, allowing for hours of fun. And it also has classic sounds and lights that are just plain entertaining to use as well.
1Star Wars Black Series Luke Skywalker (Green)
This Black Series lightsaber is modeled after the green saber that was crafted by Luke Skywalker on Tatooine. Unlike the blue one that was given to Luke by Obi-Wan, this one is modeled after the one that was actually built by him. It’s a saber that’s suitable for use by adults and children over the age of 4-years old or older, and it comes with instructions on its use. It is manufactured to be a collector-grade saber and has realistic light effects. It also has authentic sound effects directly taken from the movies. And it can be easily displayed using its included stand.
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Choosing a Lightsaber According to Color
In the Star War’s Universe, lightsabers are precision weapons that can only be successfully wielded by a Jedi Knight (or Sith Knight), and to paraphrase Obi-Wan Kenobi: They aren’t as clumsy as a blaster and are weapons that are designed for a more civilized age. And according to Star War’s cannon, each of these weapons had to be constructed by their owner using an energy crystal that’s been imbued with the Force. That means that these sabers aren’t just effective weapons, but they’re actually an extension of the person using it.
Fortunately, people who want to own a replica of these iconic weapons don’t have to sit in a cave on Tatooine to painstakingly construct their own lightsabers. Instead, they can just find their favorite one online. Although that’s a much easier process, it doesn’t mean that the person can take the process of picking out a lightsaber lightly. There are a few things a person needs to consider before buying one of these products. Let’s find out what they are, shall we?
Lightsaber Colors & Their Meanings
The one thing to consider is the color of the lightsaber you want to buy. After all, you don’t want to pretend that you’re Luke Skywalker when you’re using a red saber or Darth Vader using a green saber. Not unless your roleplaying accounts for the intended twist. Therefore, we’ve listed some of the major colors used through the movies. By the way, when we list the movies that these sabers appear in, it’s not all of the movies that the saber is used in or even the first one it’s used in. It’s just a sample of some of the movies it can be seen in action. Okay, having settled that, let’s continue on.
These weapons are used by Jedi Masters, Consulars and Knights. Some of the characters who’ve used these weapons include Luke Skywalker, Yoda, Qui-Gon Jinn, Ahsoka Tano. Some of the movies it was used in include Return Of The Jedi, Episode I-The Phantom Menace and Episode II-Attack Of The Clones.
Sith Knights and Masters, as well as Dark Jedi Knights & Dark Jedi Masters, use red lightsabers. Some of the more iconic characters using these weapons include Darth Vader, Dark Sidious, Darth Maul, Count Dooku, Asajj Ventress, Savage Opress and Kylo Ren. Movies it was used in include Episode IV-A New Hope, Return Of The Jedi, Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back.
Oh, the beautiful blue sabers are some of our favorite ones. These sabers are often by Jedi Masters or Guardians who are tasked with protecting the galaxy. These weapons were wielded by no other than Obi-Wan Kenobi, Kladi-Mundi, and Anakin Skywalker. It was seen in the following movies: Episode IV-A New Hope and Star Wars-Rebels.
Purple sabers are some of the rarest of the lightsabers. As far as we know, they were only wielded by four individuals: Mace Windu, Jaina Solo, An’ya Kuro, and Mara Jade Skywalker. On screen, you can see it being used in Episode II-Attack Of The Clones.
Although Star War’s fans can buy lightsabers in all of the above colors, there are some notable lightsaber colors left off of our list. That’s because we couldn’t find decent sabers in certain colors. However, since they are part of the Star Wars Universe (both the cinematic and extended universe), any guide on Star War’s lightsabers would be remiss without at least mentioning them, so here are a few other saber colors.
Ahsoka Tano famously used white sabers, and she used two of them at the same time. The color of this weapon was white because she had no affiliation with either the Jedi or the Sith. It’s a color often used by Imperial Knights.
These sabers are used by a variety of different Jedi but the most notable include the Jedi Temple Guards and Jedi Sentinels. The most notable character who has used this weapon is Ahsoka Tano.
These sabers are often used by Jedi Knights who seem to flirt with the dark side. They are used by the Mandalorian Knights and by Master Yaddle.
The Dark Saber
This is the saber of legend. There was only one black saber created. It was created by Tarra Vizsla and it was once housed in the Jedi Temple. However, during the fall of the old republic, the saber was stolen. It was used by Sabine Wren, Bo-Katan Kryze and Kanan Jarrus.
Okay, to be honest, we still haven’t even scratched the surface on lightsaber colors in the Star Wars Universe. There are sabers in just about every color of the rainbow in the movies, games and comic books. Although these sabers can’t always be purchased, there are sometimes generic “light swords” that may have the color that you’re looking for in a saber available at any given time. All it takes it a little bit of research and a whole lot of imagination to put one of these swords to good use. That does it for us, so let us say just one more thing: May the Force be With You, or if it’s May 4th, then May the Fourth Be With You!