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Star Wars Lightsaber Academy is a digital training toy for your youngest Padawans

The Verge Friday, 15 February 2019
Star Wars Lightsaber Academy is a digital training toy for your youngest PadawansSince 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...
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