During the New York Comic-Con 2023 Lucasfilm Publishing panel, it was announced a new lightsaber was coming later this year! It’s the crossguard lightsaber of the High Republic character Stellan Gios. Lucasfilm Publishing creative director Michael Siglain showcased the Jedi Master’s blade during the panel.
StarWars.com shared the details that the special edition Stellan Gios FX lightsaber is the first from the High Republic era to come to shopDisney, Disneyland resort, and Walt Disney World. It arrives globally in the fall and will be limited to only 5,000 sold.
Friends of the Force podcast attended the panel, live tweeting out the first look at this exciting new merchandise, as well as an up-close look at the lightsaber hilt:
High Republic fans reacted in excitement. Stellan Gios is a fan-favorite character, and his lightsaber has always been by far the most prominently promoted blade as part of the publishing initiative.
The High Republic was a major highlight of the Lucasfilm Publishing panel. Along with the announcement of the FX lightsaber, fans got more of a look at Phase III of the High Republic, specifically upcoming comic covers. The High Republic, Shadows of Starlight, and The High Republic Adventures all received sneak peeks at fan-favorite characters like the villainous Nihil leader Marchion Ro, now Jedi Master Keeve Trennis, and Jedi Master Kantam Sy.
Along with the High Republic, it also looked at upcoming books like John Jackson Miller’s The Living Force and new comics from Marvel and Dark Horse. From new Mace Windu and Jango Fett books to a look at the end of the Marvel comic event, Dark Droids, it was another exciting panel for fans of Star Wars books.
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