With Star Wars: The Force Awakens hitting theaters in December, this holiday season is all about Light Sabers. The big morning will be a bustle of futuristic swishes and battle impact clashes. That buzzing sound every Star Wars fan instantly recognizes as an ultimate fight between good and evil. A sound you only get if you remember one important thing: the batteries!
I remember the year I forgot the batteries. It was a crazy year. Oddly, it wasn’t the year my mom broke her leg on Christmas Eve. THAT year, I somehow remembered the batteries! Nope. It was the year I worked until 6PM on Christmas Eve and it was starting to snow. My car was acting funny and I skipped the stop at the store to pick them up. I figured we had plenty at home. We did! Just not the right kind.
Jacob was really little back then, so no batteries meant incredible disappointment. Now that he’s older, he’s pretty accepting of my mishaps. Then again, I’m also pretty smart about stocking up on batteries early in the season! I know I’m going to need just about every kind at some point, so it makes sense to keep them on hand anyway.
Unleash the Force with Star Wars Light Saber Toys from Toys R Us
Light Sabers are always at the top of Jacob’s wish list. He’s been a Star Wars fan since he was 3 and we played the video games together. By four, he could give you an in-depth analysis on the motivations behind Anakin’s descent into the Dark Side. I am not even kidding you. The boy was deep!
As he grew older, his interests turned towards other things briefly. With the new movie coming out, you could say his own interest in Star Wars has been awoken. Jacob received two Star Wars Bladebuilders Light Sabers to check out. I had to go out of town the day they arrived, so I didn’t tell him about them. My mom, who was watching him, mentioned them. My poor kid went two days knowing that there were Light Sabers somewhere in the house that he couldn’t have yet! Oh, the cruelty!
Then I tricked him! I gave them to him without batteries in them and waited to see the look of confusion on his face. Hey, he’s 10, he can handle it! He was a good sport about it.
Just a quick trip to the kitchen to pop in the Duracell batteries! I always press the button to make sure I put them in right before I turn screw the case back on too.
Once I added the batteries, he didn’t put them down for the whole day! I haven’t seen him play with something like that for a long time. He has his very serious Jedi face on here.
Check out our quick video of the Light Saber in action. I darkened the room the best I could to show off the lights. Ten seconds was all I could manage before at least one of my dogs realized what was happening and came to bark their disapproval that fun was being had without them.
Find all your favorite Star Wars Toys at Toys “R” Us this holiday season! Make sure you grab the Duracell batteries to power them up! Toys “R” Us and Duracell make it easy to power up your holidays with great offers this season, including:
- On November 22, look for a $3 OFF coupon when you buy any 2 packages of Duracell batteries (AA/AAA 16pk, D/C 4pk, 9V 2pk or larger, Quantum AA/AAA 6pk, D/C 3pk or larger). You’ll find this coupon in most Sunday newspapers.
- On December 13, look for a $1 OFF coupon when you buy one package of Duracell Coppertop and Quantum. This coupon will be available in most Sunday newspapers.
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Giveaway is open to US residents age 18+ and ends on December 9th.
Have you ever forgotten the batteries? What are some of your favorite Star Wars memories? Share in the comments!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Duracell & Toys “R” Us. The opinions and text are all mine.