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New Darth Vader helmet and Obi-Wan lightsaber replicas are absurdly good-looking

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As part of its May 4 Star Wars celebrations, Hasbro unveiled a new life-size Darth Vader helmet and replica Obi-Wan Kenobi lightsaber. The two recreate props as seen in Obi-Wan’s upcoming Disney Plus show.

Unveiled during the Hasbro Pulse livestream, the revised Darth Vader e-helmet received upgraded decor as well as removable elements that reveal a fully painted, screen-fit interior (plus the top lift, the front may be, according to The Empire Strikes Back, to drop the necklace). This is a significant upgrade from the previous version, which may be shredded but lacks detail inside. And since Obi-Wan is based on the version seen in Rogue One and A New Hope, this piece of Star Wars merchandising also includes red OG lenses from 1977. It will launch in early 2023 and cost $131.99. You can pre-order directly from Hasbro Pulse.

As for the Obi-Wan Kenobi lightsaber, it’s a Force FX Elite replica that can be displayed as a hilt or fitted with an illuminated blade (it uses a slightly thicker emitter on top that replaces Fidelity to the possibly fragile screen). version). The blade itself has the usual sound effects, but features a new “duel” combat mode where users press a button to activate continuous contact when the two swords are held together.

This is the first Obi-Wan Kenobi Force FX lightsaber we’ve seen in a long time (the original is already sold out), and the new version will be available in early 2023. You can pre-order now for 278, $99. From Zavvi in ​​the US or £299.99 in the UK.

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There were several other announcements for Hasbro’s May 4 celebration, and they all featured Star Wars action figures. Notable additions include Black Series members of the cantina band from A New Hope and Ewok Village Leia ($24.99 from Zavvi). The Vintage series is also rounded out with a box of Phase 1 Clone Troopers ($44.99 Hasbro Pulse), Anakin from Attack of the Clones ($14.99 at Zavvi), and enemies inspired by the Jedi video games: Fallen Order and The Strength Unleashed.

Finally, remakes of classic 1970s characters for Star Wars are also re-released. This set includes old school Darth Vader, Luke, Leia, Han, Chewie and a Stormtrooper. Although we’ve seen the toys from Hasbro’s retro collection before, they were hard to catch, so fans who missed them got a second chance to grab them. In other words, great choices as Star Wars gifts.


Check them out for something cooler than a galaxy far, far away Star Wars board games or better Lego Star Wars Sets. And if you want to make sure you’re ready for the Obi-Wan series, treat yourself to a Sign up for Disney Plus As little as possible with our guide.


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New Darth Vader helmet and Obi-Wan lightsaber replicas are absurdly good-looking

A new, life-size Darth Vader helmet and Obi-Wan Kenobi lightsaber replica have been revealed by Hasbro as part of the May 4 Star Wars celebrations. Both recreate the props as seen in Obi-Wan’s upcoming Disney Plus show.
Unveiled during the Hasbro Pulse livestream, the reworked electronic Darth Vader helmet has been given improved deco alongside removable elements that reveal a fully painted, screen-accurate interior (as well as the top lifting off as per The Empire Strikes Back, the front can be taken away to leave the collar). This is a major upgrade from the previous version, which was able to come apart but lacked detail on the inside. And because it’s based on the version seen during Obi-Wan, Rogue One, and A New Hope, this piece of Star Wars merch also features the OG red lenses from 1977. It launches in early 2023 and will cost $131.99. You can pre-order it directly from Hasbro Pulse.
As for the Obi-Wan Kenobi lightsaber, it’s a Force FX Elite replica that can be displayed as a hilt or fitted with a light-up blade (this uses a slightly thicker emitter piece at the top that replaces the presumably-fragile screen-accurate version). The blade itself features the usual sound effects, but it has a new ‘duel’ clash mode where users press a button to activate sustained contact for when two sabers are held together in a bind.
This is the first Obi-Wan Kenobi Force FX lightsaber we’ve seen in quite some time (the original is long out of stock), and the new version should hit shelves sometime in early 2023. You can pre-order it now for $278.99 from Zavvi in the US or £299.99 in the UK. 

(Image credit: Hasbro)
There were plenty of other announcements for Hasbro’s May 4 celebration, and these all involved Star Wars action figures. Notable additions include Black Series members from A New Hope’s cantina band and Ewok Village Leia ($24.99 at Zavvi). The Vintage Series has been boosted as well with a box of Phase 1 Clone Troopers ($44.99 at Hasbro Pulse), Anakin from Attack of the Clones ($14.99 at Zavvi), and enemies inspired by Jedi: Fallen Order and The Force Unleashed video games.
Finally, a recreation of the classic 1970s figures for Star Wars are getting re-released too. This box-set contains the old-school Darth Vader, Luke, Leia, Han, Chewie, and a Stormtrooper. While we’ve seen those Retro Collection toys from Hasbro before, they were difficult to get hold of so fans that missed out have a second chance at nabbing them. Good options as Star Wars gifts, in other words.
For more cool stuff from a galaxy far, far away, take a look at these Star Wars board games or the best Lego Star Wars sets. And if you want to make sure you’re ready for the Obi-Wan series, don’t forget to get yourself a Disney Plus sign-up for as little as possible with our guide. 

#Darth #Vader #helmet #ObiWan #lightsaber #replicas #absurdly #goodlooking

New Darth Vader helmet and Obi-Wan lightsaber replicas are absurdly good-looking

A new, life-size Darth Vader helmet and Obi-Wan Kenobi lightsaber replica have been revealed by Hasbro as part of the May 4 Star Wars celebrations. Both recreate the props as seen in Obi-Wan’s upcoming Disney Plus show.
Unveiled during the Hasbro Pulse livestream, the reworked electronic Darth Vader helmet has been given improved deco alongside removable elements that reveal a fully painted, screen-accurate interior (as well as the top lifting off as per The Empire Strikes Back, the front can be taken away to leave the collar). This is a major upgrade from the previous version, which was able to come apart but lacked detail on the inside. And because it’s based on the version seen during Obi-Wan, Rogue One, and A New Hope, this piece of Star Wars merch also features the OG red lenses from 1977. It launches in early 2023 and will cost $131.99. You can pre-order it directly from Hasbro Pulse.
As for the Obi-Wan Kenobi lightsaber, it’s a Force FX Elite replica that can be displayed as a hilt or fitted with a light-up blade (this uses a slightly thicker emitter piece at the top that replaces the presumably-fragile screen-accurate version). The blade itself features the usual sound effects, but it has a new ‘duel’ clash mode where users press a button to activate sustained contact for when two sabers are held together in a bind.
This is the first Obi-Wan Kenobi Force FX lightsaber we’ve seen in quite some time (the original is long out of stock), and the new version should hit shelves sometime in early 2023. You can pre-order it now for $278.99 from Zavvi in the US or £299.99 in the UK. 

(Image credit: Hasbro)
There were plenty of other announcements for Hasbro’s May 4 celebration, and these all involved Star Wars action figures. Notable additions include Black Series members from A New Hope’s cantina band and Ewok Village Leia ($24.99 at Zavvi). The Vintage Series has been boosted as well with a box of Phase 1 Clone Troopers ($44.99 at Hasbro Pulse), Anakin from Attack of the Clones ($14.99 at Zavvi), and enemies inspired by Jedi: Fallen Order and The Force Unleashed video games.
Finally, a recreation of the classic 1970s figures for Star Wars are getting re-released too. This box-set contains the old-school Darth Vader, Luke, Leia, Han, Chewie, and a Stormtrooper. While we’ve seen those Retro Collection toys from Hasbro before, they were difficult to get hold of so fans that missed out have a second chance at nabbing them. Good options as Star Wars gifts, in other words.
For more cool stuff from a galaxy far, far away, take a look at these Star Wars board games or the best Lego Star Wars sets. And if you want to make sure you’re ready for the Obi-Wan series, don’t forget to get yourself a Disney Plus sign-up for as little as possible with our guide. 

#Darth #Vader #helmet #ObiWan #lightsaber #replicas #absurdly #goodlooking


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