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Force FX Lightsaber from Master Replicas - unboxed and in action

Darth Vader battles a young Jedi

As a kid growing up with the Star Wars saga, nothing typified the magic of Star Wars more than lightsabers. The idea of "laser swords" was always a huge part of the wow factor for my prepubescent friends and me. Using Wiffle Ball bats as our makeshift lightsabers, we staged a lot of Luke Skywalker vs. Darth Vader battles.

Thus, Master Replicas made a lot of dreams come true when they released their Force FX Lightsabers in 2002.

I tested the Force FX Lightsaber as part of TechRepublic's Geek Gifts 2007 series. For the full review, read my blog post, "Geek Gifts 2007: Force FX Lightsaber from Master Replicas".

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Jason Hiner is Global Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and Global Long Form Editor of ZDNet. He writes about how technology is changing the way we live and work in the 21st century. He's co-author of the book, Follow the Geeks.