My soon to be 4 year old (Monday) really wants one of these, but the ones on Amazon seem really expensive for something that will inevitably break (or am I just being mean).
Have bought him tracy island from Argos which was only £15.99 so balk at spending £20 plus on a glorified sword....Anyone found anything cheaper or is the amazon one worth it?
We have a couple of the light-up ones. They're really nice, they make noises when you hit things ... but they're really flaky, one seems fairly broken, and the other is starting to go. They have been used a lot, though.
Janh sent my ds 2 light sabers about 2 years ago and he still plays with them a lot. 20 mo dd picks them up and says 'Jedi!' so we've had a lot of use out of ours - we bought ds a super duper talking one too when he was 5 I think so nearly 3 years ago - and I'd say it was worth the money. He wants an Anakin one that turns from light side to dark side for his birthday and I think he will get it. Star Wars as an obsession seems to go on into adulthood! Buy it!
Got the Amazon one two weeks ago for ds 7th (balked at the cost too but MIL bought it!) he has played with it every day, it is hard wearing and he loves it! So weighing everything up, also as they only ask for Star Wars light sabres once in their lives it is worth the £19.99 - friends have the same one and bought theirs two years ago, it is still in one piece and they have not had any problems with it
The boys in DS1's reception class are obsessed with light sabres but the freebie ones from Kelloggs go down best of all. Of course you have to buy the chocolate laden sugar coated cereals to find one, unless you buy a man-sized box of Rice Krispies that doesn't fit into the cupboard!
WWW I bought DS a lightsabre from Toys R Us about 2 years ago, before all the 'official' film stuff, and it was £4.99. It lights up and hums and is much more robust than the £20 ones. But when all the merchandising madness started, because it wasn't a 'proper one' I relented after weeks of badgering and got him an official one for £7.99 or so which came in a gift pack with star wars bubble bath (from woolies) - the light sabre is a bit smaller than the £20 ones and doesn't 'do' anything, but can still be used to fight the Empire. DS still prefers the mini cereal packet one, though.