‘Star Wars’ News: Han Solo Gets Married, Hong Kong Creates Working Lightsaber
It’s a good day for Star Wars fans worldwide. Not only can we say “mazel tov!” to Millenium Falcon pilot Han Solo, but now we can stop dreaming of a time without real-life lightsabers!
Put away those plastic, light up toys — this thing is no joke — but important question: will it make the whooshing noise when it turns on, or will I still be needing to do that on my own?
First off, congrats to Harrison Ford and long time girlfriend Calista Flockhart taking the dive and eloping Wednesday in New Mexico. Governor Bill Richardson performed their holy matrimony at his mansion in Santa Fe.
Now down to the real buisness…there is now a fully functioning lightsaber for sale! Hong Kong based company Wicked Lasers succeeded in producing “the most dangerous laser ever created” that shoots a blue laser that is capable of burning retinas and setting skin on fire.
The company warns of the The Spyder III Pro Arctic:
Warning: Extremely dangerous is an understatement to 1W of laser power. At close range, this Class 4 beam will cause immediate and irreversible retinal damage. Use with extreme caution and use only when wearing proper safety goggles with an O.D. of 3+ is required and 4.4+ for longer exposures.
But don’t worry, the Arctic comes with a complimentary pair of safety goggles and a dosage of feeling awesome. The lightsaber can be yours at the reasonably priced $197.97 and ships to over 70 countries. I know what I want for Christmas.