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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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8 comments
sscsd
sscsd

Please mens, is time to grown...!!!

ptreaster
ptreaster

Radio Shack has one even better - a Master FX Light Sabre KIT! You assemble your own from the parts they provide. Even three different color lights. Check it out!

xdanelx
xdanelx

... cracks me up. So cute. :)

mikes
mikes

I wanted this when I first saw it, but just couldn't justify plunking down the cash... so cool.

javierrosado
javierrosado

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.

jayhormel
jayhormel

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.