Star Wars Lightsaber Forge Mace Windu and Darth Vader Review (Hasbro)

Star Wars Lightsaber Forge Mace Windu and Darth Vader
What It Is

These toys function exactly like their siblings in the Lightsaber Forge line. Wherever you see a spring-loaded button, you can press down and free up the two parts to be unscrewed and/or separated. You can then attach an equivalent part from another Lightsaber to create your own custom weapon of the force. The attention to detail in these Lightsabers is excellent. Sculpting is unique to each character, and in some cases, quite accurate to the source material, like Vader's Paintwork on the Lightsabers is precise and quality, with gold and black accents making the details pop even more. Where creative liberties are taken, they're evocative of the setting from which the character hails, the clone wars, in Mace's case. The kyber crystal sculpting hidden in each Lightsaber is such a great detail. Mace's Lightsaber blade is opaque purple, whereas Vader's is translucent red. That's because Vader's Lightsaber comes with lights and sounds, enabled with 2 AAA batteries, which are not included. Of course, if you want Mace's hilt with Vader's lights and sounds, this is no problem to accomplish. Even sets that aren't battery compatible can be interchanged with battery compatible parts from other sets. The possibilities are endless. Our reviewer really liked the combination of the purple blade on Vader's hilt.

Is It Fun?

Absolutely! Buy any two lightsabers from the Forge line and you will be able to make a saber never before seen by anyone. Darth Vader's saber is an accurate recreation of the source material, while Mace's design takes some fun creative liberties.

Who It’s For

The Lightsaber Forge line of toys is ideal for Padawan boys and girls aged 4 and up.

What To Be Aware Of

- Not all Forge sets are battery compatible. However, every set includes a handle and button that can accommodate a battery compartment from another set. For example, Mace Windu's Lightsaber on its own includes no battery functionality. But if you take Darth Vader's battery compartment, and match it with Mace's outer handle, you can still activate the lights and sounds via a molded button in Mace's handle.

- When in doubt: any set with a translucent blade has battery compatibility, and any set with an opaque blade does not.

- Lightsaber blades do not fully retract like other toy lightsabers, as the handles are not hollow, due to the interlocking feature.

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  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy

    2 AAA batteries required