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Realistic Star Wars lightsaber goes on sale

By T.K. Randall
May 9, 2012 · Comment icon 22 comments

Image Credit: Wicked Lasers
The $400 LaserSaber uses a laser that is so powerful that the device comes with a health warning.
Developed by a company called 'Wicked Lasers', the new laser swords are the most realistic looking lightsabers ever made. Inside each device is a powerful laser coupled with a magnetic gravity system to facilitate the 'blade' powering up and down like in the Star Wars movies.

Those looking to have lightsaber duels with their friends however beware - the devices come with a health and safety warning emphasising that they are not toys and should only be used while wearing protective eye shades.
For decades, Star Wars fans pretending to be a Jedi have missed one key ingredient in their mock-intergalactic escapades - a realistic-looking lightsaber. But now they’ve been given new hope after a laser sword, which claims to be the most realistic yet, went on sale.



Source: Daily Mail | Comments (22)




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Comment icon #13 Posted by Atlantia 12 years ago
The master replicas FX Light Sabres are better, cheaper and they've been around for years. Sequential LEDs and full sound effects.
Comment icon #14 Posted by Robert1 12 years ago
Right, just the thing for members of the dork side. You can't even play with it, so what is the point of having it. I could think of a lot better things to drop 400 bucks on. I know what you mean, but for some reason, I still want one.
Comment icon #15 Posted by BaneSilvermoon 12 years ago
How long till someone breaks the tube and sets something on fire?
Comment icon #16 Posted by kaptn k 12 years ago
If only those could have been available in the 70's............my childhood would have been perfect.
Comment icon #17 Posted by DKO 12 years ago
Just curious, but why are green laser pointers illegal... Is it only green and not other colors?.. Too many idiots were shining them at the cockpit of planes about to land. The red ones are legal because they are strong enough, I guess the other colours would be illegal too.
Comment icon #18 Posted by DKO 12 years ago
Too many idiots were shining them at the cockpit of planes about to land. The red ones are legal because they are strong enough, I guess the other colours would be illegal too. I mean because they aren't strong enough, I cant edit that post for some reason.
Comment icon #19 Posted by lilmcnessy 12 years ago
Shut up and take my money!
Comment icon #20 Posted by Wolffheart 12 years ago
hmm i'll be waiting for the realthing
Comment icon #21 Posted by BaneSilvermoon 12 years ago
Too many idiots were shining them at the cockpit of planes about to land. The red ones are legal because they aren't strong enough, I guess the other colours would be illegal too. From wicked lasers webpage The human eye perceives pure green light 800%, 2,000%, and 19,000% brighter than red, blue, and purple light respectively.
Comment icon #22 Posted by Junior Chubb 12 years ago
These look great, it would be nice if I had enough money to splash out on a couple of these. For all of those waiting for the real thing your going to have a long wait, anything more powerful than this would not be available to buy, but when the technology becomes so cheap/common that the everyday man could put one together themselves then we could all have our own secret lightsabers.


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