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Darth Vader Lightsaber
I'll freely admit to having a Darth Vader lightsaber. There's no shame in that, okay? Unfortunately, while my model does have lights, sounds, and an extensible blade it does not have the spring activation of new models, meaning I have to flick it open with my wrist. That is just unacceptable . Do Jedi flick open their lightsabers? Hell no.

The new spring-action version is available in Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker (original), generic Jedi, and Obi-Wan Kenobi editions (that's McGregor, not Guinness—more's the pity). All feature lights and sounds, powered by three AA batteries (I feel like my old one required D cells, so kudos to Hasbro for ramping up the power efficiency). You can snag 'em for $30 apiece. Just don't put out an eye or cut off a hand, 'kay?

[via Gizmodo ]

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