It wouldn’t be May the 4th without new Star Wars gear announcements. Two of the coolest-looking items announced this year in The Black Series line are positioned to go along with the upcoming Disney+ show Obi-Wan Kenobi. They’re full-sized replicas of Darth Vader’s helmet and Obi-Wan Kenobi’s lightsaber, and they’re now available to preorder on Amazon. Both have are currently showing a projected release date of January 1, 2023.
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The items aren’t cheap, though. The Vader helmet runs $131.99, while the Kenobi lightsaber costs $278.99. However, these aren’t your typical toys. These are incredibly detailed replicas of the items from the movies.
In addition to looking exactly right on the outside, the Darth Vader helmet features highly detailed interior as well. The neck piece, mask, and hood piece all connect magnetically, so you can inspect each section. It comes with a stand to make it easy to display. It also features the character’s iconic breathing sound effects.
Star Wars The Black Series: Vader’s Helmet and Obi-Wan’s Lightsaber
As for Obi-Wan Kenobi’s lightsaber, it features an incredibly detailed hilt, just like the one in the show. It has a removeable blade that contains “advanced LEDs” that allow for progressive ignition. It also has sound effects for battle clash, duels, and a battle sequence mode. It comes with a stand for display.
Both of these replicas look incredible. They’re pricy, but they’re a huge step up from your typical Star Wars toys.
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