Since 1977, kids of all ages have been picking up sticks, broom handles, and plastic swords and imagining that they’re a Jedi Knight.
Over the years, fans have been able to pick up anything from cheap plastic lightsabers to high-end fan-made replicas to virtual versions of the weapon.
This fall, Hasbro will release a new Lightsaber toy: the Star Wars Lightsaber Academy, an interactive lightsaber game that uses a Bluetooth-connected saber and an app to teach kids how to wield the franchise’s most iconic weapon.
The Lightsaber Academy toy looks a bit like Lenovo’s Jedi Challenges, in which you use a physical lightsaber handle to practice your lightsaber moves, but this version is made for kids.
The toy is an extendable lightsaber hilt that connects to a training app via Bluetooth and tracks your motion.
The base set will retail for $49.99, and it comes with one of Hasbro’s Smart-Hilt sabers that allow players to shift between one of five Jedi practitioners (Yoda, Rey, Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, or Kylo Ren).