Editor's note: Squee! is the noise that nerds make when they are really excited about something. And this, this makes us go squee! What do you think?
Every "Star Wars" geek imagined themselves doing battle with Darth Vader or Luke Skywalker as a kid, and there's a new toy lightsaber that makes the imagined scenario more realistic than ever before.
Geek Out! got the chance to try the new Ultimate FX lightsabers from Hasbro for ourselves, and we have to say, it's not only kids who will have a blast with them. True fans are sure to geek out when the lightsaber is switched on and off, as the blade lights up and extends (authentic sounds included, of course). We recently hosted "Darth Vader" and one of the 501st stormtroopers in our newsroom for a future Geek Out blog post, and even "Vader" gave this toy a thumbs up.
It's certainly a big step up from toy lightsabers of old, which would extend out, but wouldn't have sounds, or would only light up, and - most importantly for fans - wouldn't look as authentic to the movies. Sometimes the best one could do even in recent years would be to use some editing software magic to make a video of a lightsaber duel.
Now, there is another lightsaber out there for adult collectors that does the movie versions justice. However, its in the $100 range - this one is $35 and geared towards the younger Jedis (or Sith, if you prefer.) This is a one of a kind thing - no one else at Hasbro (or probably anywhere else) will be making one of these at this pricepoint.
We don't even miss making our own sound effects.