Checking more items off our Master List, The Verge is reporting a new series of lightsabers from Hasbro. The Lightsaber Academy – a Bluetooth-enable interactive lightsaber game that uses a saber and an app to train in the ways of the Jedi (or Sith). There are 2 levels of lightsaber (Level 1 – $7.99 and Level 2 – $19.99) and the base set is $49.99. Head on over for the full details.
Hasbro has defibrillated their Pulse site with the addition of a new Designer Desk video to showcase the new Imperial AT-ACT. Learn more about the new vehicle from Design & Development Director, Steve Evans, and Senior Principal Designer, Mark Boudreaux.
Enrico writes in with a new store find today revealing the app-enabled Smart R2-D2.
I came across these at a local Walmart in San Diego this morning. I tried to buy the 12″ Rebels Vader but wasn’t allowed to. The remote R2-D2 was a surprise item. I haven’t seen it in any advance catalog. Looking at the box, it’s controlled via an app on Android and iPhone. Sorry I didn’t get pictures of the box.
You can download the app now to control the Bluetooth Smart R2-D2 via iTunes app store.
UPDATE: Smart R2-D2 is exclusive to Walmart