Hasbro has sent the brand new Black Series Force FX ELITE Darth Revan lightsaber here for free so that you can get a closer look and more information about it. The lightsaber arrived in perfect condition inside a beautiful Darth Revan themed presentation box. The box included Darth Revan's lightsaber hilt, a blade, a 2-piece display stand, a Kyber Crystal and a barrel plug.
"THE FORCE SHALL FREE ME" - Darth Revan
In the Star Wars lore, Darth Revan's journey from Sith to Jedi is evidenced by the color of his lightsaber, but as a redeemed Jedi Knight, he brandishes a lightsaber with a purple blade. Hasbro implemented this in the Force FX Elite lightsaber by pressing two buttons on the hilt simultaneously, this will change the blade color to either red or purple.
The all metal hilt looks nice and it's easy to attach or detach the lightsaber blade. The turn on and off effect of the blade is particular impressive because the LEDs in the blade go up or down step by step, giving the impression that you are indeed igniting a real lightsaber. There are two buttons on the hilt, one is for the turn on and off effect, the other one when pressed and held adds a "slicing" effect which has the tip of the saber light up bright in different colors, giving the effect as if you are cutting through a hangar door (very cool!). When you simply press it you'll get blast effects. When you move the saber back and forth you get the typical lightsaber humming sounds, which transports you immediately back to when you were six years old. This is truly fantastic.
Another cool sound effect is when you don't have a blade attached and the Kyber Crystal isn't inside, you get a broken sound. When you add the Kyber Crystal and turn it on you'll see the crystal glow from the top, and again, that is very cool, especially if you use the included display stand to display the saber on your desk at work. When you turn the saber on for a while, and then turn it off and remove the Kyber Crystal, it'll still glow in your hand!
Here is an excerpt from the press material:
Combining advanced LED lights and video game-inspired design and sound effects, this premium offering from Hasbro is an authentic replica of an iconic lightsaber from one of the most beloved and influential characters and Star Wars games in the galaxy and is perfect for both collectors and fans of Darth Revan and the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic video game. In addition to the real metal hilt and removable blade, this iconic lightsaber replica is equipped with the first ever purple-to-red color-changing blade effects and removable kyber crystal so that you have the power to choose between the light side or the dark side.
Here are some pictures of the Darth Revan Force FX ELITE lightsaber:
From the left: the saber on the stand, the Kyber Crystal, the ignited saber, and the slicing effect
Thank you to Hasbro for sending the Black Series Darth Revan Force FX ELITE lightsaber this way, it's truly fantastic and a must-have for Darth Revan and lightsaber fans. The ELITE versions of Force FX lightsabers add another layer of details which currently can't be matched by any other comparable lightsabers on the market (looking at you Galaxy's Edge). You can get the saber at several different online stores, including Amazon and Entertainment Earth, so check it out!