Fans of Star Wars: The High Republic – brace yourselves! We are thrilled to reveal an exclusive first look at the brand new Stellan Gios Legacy LIGHTSABER Hilt, the first LIGHTSABER collectible to be inspired by the golden age of the Jedi arriving Nov. 17 on shopDisney and at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
This limited-edition set includes a LIGHTSABER hilt that is based on Stellan’s iconic cross guard lightsaber, in the unique designs seen during the era of the High Republic. In addition, it comes in a stunning collectible wooden box with The High Republic Adventures comic, featuring an exclusive new cover from the incredible Harvey Tolibao from Dark Horse Comics.
When a Legacy LIGHTSABER Blade is attached to the hilt, the blades will illuminate with Master Gios’ signature blue color (cross guard blades included, Legacy LIGHTSABER Blade sold separately) – it is sure to be an elegant addition to any collection!
“We have been looking for an opportunity to create a High Republic Legacy LIGHTSABER hilt for some time now, but wanted to release one in an exciting way,” shares Cody Hampton, senior manager of merchandising. “To bring it to life, we teamed up with Lucasfilm Publishing to pick one of the most popular Jedi from this era, with one of the coolest looking lightsaber hilt designs. Jedi Master Stellan Gios felt like the perfect fit with his blue cross guard hilt, and we’re excited to offer it with the exclusive variant cover of The High Republic Adventures.”
Pictured above, Charles Soule, Daniel José Older and Tessa Gratton, some of the authors from The High Republic publishing program, recently had a chance to check out the new Legacy LIGHTSABER Hilt in person at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at the Disneyland Resort.
“Seeing the Stellan Gios legacy LIGHTSABER in all its glory is truly surreal, to put it mildly,” said Michael Siglain, creative director for Lucasfilm Publishing. “This era showcases ‘the golden age of the Jedi,’ and that is exemplified in the design of Jedi Master Stellan Gios’s lightsaber. Artist Jeff Thomas took the idea of ‘the Jedi at their height’ and created an iconic and ornate lightsaber, one that is instantly recognizable as a High Republic lightsaber.”
Star Wars: The High Republic returns to a bookstore and comic shop near you this November with The Eye of Darkness from Random House Worlds and author George Mann, and The High Republic #1 from Marvel Comics and author Cavan Scott. It is a time of great turmoil in the galaxy – the Jedi have lost and the anarchist marauders known as the Nihil have won. Now, the Jedi and the Republic must work together to stop the Nihil and their monstrous Nameless creatures before it’s too late. To find out more about the Star Wars: The High Republic, check out StarWars.com.
The stunning box set won’t last long, limited to 5,000 pieces globally, and will launch at Dok Ondar’s Den of Antiquities at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World Resort and on shopDisney Nov. 17, just in time for fans to celebrate Life Day.