Wicked Lasers, describing itself as "the world's #1 best-selling brand of high-powered lasers and laser pointers", has introduced a laser-powered lightsaber replica called the LaserSaber. Judging by the product description, this is likely to be a limited-time offer:
Are you ready to wield the world's first and only LaserSaber - a radiant blade that pulses with energy. LaserSabers are energized by the light of Wicked Lasers, harnessing the power of the force. The LaserSaber features an ultra smooth magnetic gravity system that can "power up" and "power down" the blade.
The LaserSaber maintains its radiant brilliance even when the lights are on. The LaserSaber is interchangeable and will attach to any Spyder 3 model. The aircraft grade aluminum hilt ensures secure attachment of the blade. Due to the extreme powers of the Spyder 3, only operate while wearing LaserShades in a controlled environment.
- Made in the USA
- 32" strong polycarbonate blade.
- Smooth light up and down effect.
- Hard anodized T6061 aircraft grade aluminum hilt.
- No sound effects
- Spyder 3 sold separately
* Do not participate in any form of fencing or swordplay. Fencing or swordplay will cause serious damage to people, pets or property.
* LaserSaber is a registered trademark of Wicked Lasers. Wicked Lasers and its products are not affiliated with Lucasfilm or Star Wars.
Why do I call this a limited-time offer? Firstly, it's dangerous. Any extended object that could be used to hit people with is dangerous, of course, but this one has an actual (frickin') laser beam inside it. The dudes in the video aren't wearing sunglasses because they look cool. You could blind yourself or others with this thing. As another part of the product description explains, "Unlike lightsaber replicas, LaserSabers are powered by highly powerful and dangerous lasers. User and observers should wear safety goggles at all times."
Secondly, it's not licensed by Lucasfilm. I can't imagine they'll tolerate it for long, whatever the legalities of the matter may be.
So if you think you want a LaserSaber, act now. But I wouldn't recommend it. I'll go further: you'd be crazy to bring this thing into your home, and for goodness sake don't let children near it.
Apparently $99 only gets you the blade. If you don't already have a Wicked Lasers device to attach it to, this will run you nearly $400.