Star Wars Anakin to Darth Vader Color Change Lightsaber Review (Hasbro)

What It Is

The Star Wars Anakin to Darth Vader Color Change Lightsaber lets kids and collectors create a new way to experience Anakin Skywalker's turn to the dark side to become Darth Vader.

Is It Fun?

This is one of the most creative and fun lightsabers that Hasbro has done yet. The Color Change Lightsaber starts off as Anakin's blue lightsaber but when the button on the hilt is held down, the lightsaber flickers and then changes to Darth Vader's iconic, red Lightsaber. Both versions include electronic noises and motion-activated sound effects. When the change to red is complete, the lightsaber sounds out Vader's mechanical breathing sound. As with all toy lightsabers, most of the fun is in staging your own lightsaber duels. Kids...and adults...will love being able to battle with this lightsaber on either side of the force.

Who It’s For

This is a must have for Star Wars fans ages 6 and up. That includes adult collectors, especially people who focus their Star Wars collections on Lightsabers.

What To Be Aware Of

The lightsaber can be turned on in the red mode if you turn it on, then off and on again.

This Lightsaber requires three, "AA" batteries. Demo batteries are included for the in-store "try me" feature so you might need to replace them after getting this home. You will need a small screwdriver to open the battery cover.

  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy

    3 AA batteries required