Battery-powered red lightsabers are more popular as compared to rechargeable ones, primarily because you don’t need to waste time recharging the thing. While these kinds of red lightsabers are cheaper, the costs of the batteries can stack up over time.
Rechargeable red lightsabers are a more premium and expensive option. While they are relatively quick to charge, they usually run out of juice within an hour or so. Still, these red lightsabers are more cost-effective in the long run as you don't have to spend a lot of money on replacing batteries.
The length of a red lightsaber is an important factor to consider when buying one. It is best to go for one that is at least 27.5 inches or more. This way, you will have an easier time swinging it around while enjoying a longer reach than some other options. Generally, you can go through the product description of a red lightsaber to check its length.
Good build quality is also essential when it comes to red lightsabers. Try to go for a well-built and sturdy lightsaber that won't break at the first sight of a Jedi. If necessary, you can check some customer reviews to ensure the build quality is adequate.
Aesthetics matter a lot when it comes to Star Wars cosplay. This is why we ensured the red lightsabers we chose for our list were all cool-looking with great attention to detail. A stylish saber will not only earn you bragging rights but also make your costume stand out in the crowd. You can take a look at the product images of a red lightsaber (or even some cosplays that use that model) to see if it is up to your aesthetic taste or not.
We also ensured the red lightsabers we chose for our list featured sound and light effects to ensure an immersive dueling and cosplaying experience. After all, realistic and accurate effects are a great way to make your Sith cosplay look a little more authentic. You can check the product description of a red lightsaber to see if it features lights and sound effects or not.
For the first spot on our list, we have this Red Lightsaber from Hasbro, which boasts a movie-accurate appearance. It features the classic sound and light effects we have grown to love in the movies and only requires three AAA batteries to work!
The design of this red lightsaber is inspired by Darth Vader’s lightsaber in the original film, “Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope”. Additionally, it can be customized with many other BladeBuilders products using the included connector, letting you create a more customized lightsaber for yourself. The true-to-movie design and classic sound features have rightfully earned this red lightsaber the first spot on this list.
The runner-up on our list is this red lightsaber by YDDSABER. It has a blade length of 2.5 feet, giving you good reach, while its 7.4-inch metal hilt is quite nice to swing around. This laser sword is also rechargeable, so you don’t have to worry about batteries either. It comes in a total of seven different colors, including the unique purple-colored lightsaber used by Samuel L. Jackson’s Mace Windu in the movies.
Additionally, this red lightsaber features the classic flash and sound effect upon clash with an object for enhanced immersion — you can even switch between three sound options to pick the one you prefer the most. And, for added convenience, its blade is removable, making it much easier to store.
Next, we have this pack by LESUTER, which includes one red lightsaber, along with a green and blue one. Once fully extended, each lightsaber gets you a length of 33 inches. Best of all, this sword boasts FX sound effects along with light effects, providing an immersive dueling experience.
The batteries required to power one of these lightsabers are included in the pack, so you’ll be able to play with them right out of the box. Additionally, the plastic used to make this toy is odorless, non-toxic, and durable, ensuring superior, safer build quality.
ELESKOCO has brought us this lightsaber whose hilt comes in black, silver, and dark gray color options. Speaking of colors, you can switch between 12 shades of the blade, including the iconic color of a red lightsaber. The 36-inch reach and super-smooth swings offered by this pick give you an upper hand in a duel, while its hilt is made using metal, ensuring sturdiness and durability.
Best of all, this red lightsaber boasts nine sound fonts, which all have adjustable volume, offering even better immersion. This pick is also rechargeable, which is a great plus for anyone who hates being inconvenienced by batteries.
This red lightsaber set is brought to us by JOYIN. One of its main draws is that it includes two sabers, so you can either dual wield or give one to your friend. Even better, this set also comes with a connector, allowing you to join both the lightsabers at their hilt for some Darth Maul action.
It features motion-sensitive color and sound effects, which provide a more realistic feel. This product also has a LED flashing mode which you can switch to during a duel. It is also free of any toxic materials making it safe to play with. Additionally, the handles of this red lightsaber provide a firm and comfortable grip.
Red lightsabers are not dangerous since they don't have an edge. Unlike the real thing, they don't emit plasma and lasers, no matter how much we wished they did! Unfortunately, a toy red lightsaber can still cause damage if struck with enough force. Along with impactful strikes, avoid poking someone with these blades too. Also, make sure you’re not swinging it near anyone’s eyes or ears.
No. While some are, not all red lightsabers are collapsable. Others can be dismantled, but some cannot be taken apart or collapsed in any way.
The recommended age for a red lightsaber can usually be found in the product description or on its label. Avoid giving one to very young kids as these toys contain electronic components that are safety hazards in little hands.
Yes! Most red lightsabers can be packed in the luggage. Just make sure your kiddo doesn't take it out mid-flight and get into a duel with the nearby passengers.