This Is Probably the Closest You'll Get to Owning a Lightsaber

Tuesday, 10 November 2015 - 7:20PM
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Tuesday, 10 November 2015 - 7:20PM
This Is Probably the Closest You'll Get to Owning a Lightsaber
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Who among us hasn't wanted to own a lightsaber? No one, that's who. We all want lightsabers, and anyone who says otherwise is lying. The problem is they don't exist, and if they did we would likely seriously injure ourselves using them. But now a company has invented a foam lightsaber that looks and sounds like the real deal, plus you're at no risk of having your father cut off your hand with one. Win win.

The company is Calimacil, and they specialize in creating high-quality foam weapons for LARPers. You know, live action role players. While LARPing is usually associated with fantasy, elves and orcs and whatnot, Calimacil is giving sci-fi some love as well by crafting some seriously awesome lightsabers. The lightsabers look great when lit, and their sound effects are advanced enough to tell the difference between a swing and a strike and to make the appropriate noise every time. The sabers even have a bluetooth connection, enabling you to use your smartphone to configure the color of your weapon's light. 

You can buy one through the company's Kickstarter, which has already been funded, starting at $275 for a standard version (sans the fancy features) or $500 for one with all the bells and whistles. Granted, it's not cheap, but what else are you going to spend that money on? Food? Rent? Priorities, people!

You can check out a video below featuring how the Calimacil lightsabers are made and what they can do.



Via: Comicbook Resources
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