Below is the full press release for the new Bladebuilders line of role play lightsabers coming later this year from Hasbro. Hasbro also released official images showing off the new series, including the cool new foam bladed lightsabers.
STAR WARS 2015 PRODUCT INFORMATION
JEDI and SITH have been building their Lightsabers for generations. Now, you can create and customize your own Lightsaber with the introduction of new STAR WARS BLADEBUILDERS! A new Lightsaber system that lets you mix and match components to create incredible Lightsaber forms that complement your unique fighting style. Every Lightsaber within the BLADEBUILDERS system is compatible and can be used to create amazing weapons never before seen in the galaxy. This Fall, forget everything you thought you knew about the Lightsaber and prepare to make your mark on the most iconic weapon of all time, with new STAR WARS BLADEBUILDERS.
Star Wars BLADEBUILDERS
STAR WARS® BLADEBUILDERS JEDI MASTER LIGHTSABER
(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $49.99/Available: Fall 2015)
The definitive Lightsaber of the BLADEBUILDERS system provides kids with the unique components needed to create the weapons their imagination can conjure. The Jedi Master Lightsaber comes with main Lightsaber featuring lights and sounds, two independently-lit lightdaggers, expansion hilt, 2 elbow connectors, dual connector, and cross connector. Requires three AAA batteries — demo batteries included.
STAR WARS® BLADEBUILDERS ELECTRONIC LIGHTSABER ASST
(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Fall 2015)
Harness the power of the most iconic JEDI and SITH from the STAR WARS saga and fuse their Lightsabers with other components across the BLADEBUILDERS system (each sold separately) to create incredible weapons. Electronic Lightsaber comes with main Lightsaber with lights and sounds, and connector. Choose from OBI-WAN KENOBI, DARTH VADER, and LUKE SKYWALKER. Each sold separately. Requires three AAA batteries. Batteries not included.
STAR WARS® BLADEBUILDERS FOAM LIGHTSABER ASST
(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $14.99/Available: Fall 2015)
Introducing a new way to wield a Lightsaber! New Foam Lightsabers provide movie-accurate looks with a soft foam material for amazing fun. Each Lightsaber is compatible and combinable with other BLADEBUILDERS Lightsaber components (sold separately). Choose from YODA, DARTH VADER, and LUKE SKYWALKER. Each sold separately.
STAR WARS® BLADEBUILDERS EXTEND LIGHTSABER ASST
(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $9.99/Available: Fall 2015)
Grab your favorite character’s Lightsaber hilt and with the flick of your wrist the blade extends and you are ready for battle! Each Lightsaber is compatible and combinable with other BLADEBUILDERS Lightsaber components (sold separately). Choose from ANAKIN SKYWALKER, DARTH VADER, and LUKE SKYWALKER. Each sold separately.