Oh no, a new Darth Vader lightsaber is coming - pray for our wallets

Star Wars The Black Series Darth Vader Force FX Elite Lightsaber hilt
(Image credit: Hasbro)

Hasbro has announced a new Force FX Darth Vader Lightsaber as part of its SDCC Star Wars reveals. 

Based on the weapon as it appeared in the Obi-Wan miniseries, this new Darth Vader lightsaber is pimped out with the same party tricks featured on other recent Hasbro replicas. Namely, it's got the clash, duel, and wall-cutting effects we saw with the Force FX replica of Kenobi's own saber (due to join the best Star Wars gifts at the beginning of 2023). Much like that prop, this SDCC Star Wars collectible also includes a removable blade, premium decoration for the hilt, authentic sound effects, and a stand if you want to put it on display. However, it differs by including a removable kyber crystal.

As with the Inquisitor lightsaber, you'll be paying a good chunk of cash for this one; you can pre-order it from Zavvi for $278.99 in the US or £289.99 in the UK. Although that sits at the pricier end of the spectrum, it's worth noting that Force FX sabers are some of the best in the business in terms of detail and quality. Having seen more than our fair share up close, we can confirm that they're upsettingly good-looking. And Force FX Elite models like this new Darth Vader lightsaber take that above and beyond with lots of bonus features.

Star Wars The Black Series Darth Vader Force FX Elite Lightsaber box

(Image credit: Hasbro)

If you paired it with the new Darth Vader helmet that's also on the way from Hasbro, you're going a long way toward having a properly kick-ass costume. It'll cost an arm and a leg, sure (which is only appropriate when it comes to Anakin Skywalker), but you'll look magnificent.

The Darth Vader Force FX Elite Lightsaber will launch November 1, 2022. You can pre-order it below via Zavvi or direct from Hasbro Pulse. Alternatively, you can take a look at all the awesome SDCC toy reveals you probably missed (including our first look at the Ironheart costume from Wakanda Forever).

Star Wars The Black Series Darth Vader Force FX Elite Lightsaber | $278.99 at Zavvi

Star Wars The Black Series Darth Vader Force FX Elite Lightsaber | $278.99 at Zavvi
Releases November 1 2022 - Seeing as this is one of the most iconic lightsabers in all of Star Wars, we're pleased to see Darth Vader's weapon get the enhanced Force FX Elite treatment. It's been a hot minute since we've had a Force FX replica for Vader, and the old version is long-since discontinued, so this one should definitely be on your radar if you're a fan of the Dark Lord of the Sith.

UK price: £289.99 at Zavvi

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Benjamin Abbott
Tabletop & Merch Editor

As the site's Tabletop & Merch Editor, you'll find my grubby paws on everything from board game reviews to lists of the very best Lego. I've also been writing about games in one form or another since 2012, and can normally be found cackling over some evil plan I've cooked up for my group's next Dungeons & Dragons campaign.