Toys

Now That’s a Lightsaber!

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This past weekend, I visited the Wizard World convention in Philadelphia. A variety of dealers at the event were selling overpriced lightsabers, (some which were inexplicably branded with Thundercats imagery). Fandom is strange. Anyway, of all of the high-end sabers I witnessed on the convention floor, none seemed to have any actual play value that any aspiring Jedi or Sith could enjoy. Bummer. But at least Hasbro still has younger users of the force in mind. Just check out their new Inquisitor lightsaber from the upcoming Star Wars: Rebels series. Fully customizable, it offers options that allow it to be broken down into two single sabers or one giant saber. The toy also comes with a removable “force disc” for some good old-fashioned Tron vibes. It’s got the versatility of a Transformers item with the appeal of Star Wars. Slow clap Hasbro, you’ve outdone yourself this time. Anyone else have a sudden urge to see Ron Popeil do an infomercial about this? (Via Rebelscum)

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Chris Cummins is a pop culture writer and Archie comics historian who has contributed to The Robot's Voice, Den of Geek US, Philebrity, Geekadelphia, Uproxx, and Unicorn Booty. He is the co-producer and co-host of Nerd Nite Philadelphia, and is regularly involved in producing and hosting New York Super Week events. In 2014, Chris began Sci-Fi Explosion, a mix of live performance, trivia and funny clips celebrating the weirdest in science fiction that regularly travels around the United States. He wrote the introductions to the compilations Archie's Favorite Comics From The Vault and (with Paul Castiglia) Archie's Favorite High School Stories. You can find Chris on Twitter at @bionicbigfoot and @scifiexplosion.