Darth Vader battles a young Jedi
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It looks cool and from its design you can tell its kind of heavy. However, I don't get what all the excitement is when the "light saber" laser sword is not "real". Call me when you get the real thing with a real laser. Only then I will jump and scream in excitement as a kid again.
What gets me about the design of these things (well Luke's and his Dad's anyway) is the dirty great oblong on/off swtch on them. I have the telescoping toy version (birthday prez from wife) and the oblong box/switch really gets in the way and makes it hard to wield. Like, one of my cats has gone over to the dark side and whenever I try to whack her with my 'sabre I totally miss. She then runs under the table and keeps hissing and zapping me with force lightning whenever I try to watch "Heroes" on the telly...she's got it coming I can tell you.