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Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 30, 2018, Part 1/2

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Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 30, 2018, Part 1/2

Postby Pomse2001 » Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:58 pm

Light Saber:

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I never had any of this 1:1 size toy weapons. So I hope some of you will share some pictures if you have one or more in your collection :wink:

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 30, 2018, Part 1/2

Postby Pomse2001 » Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:43 pm

We are still waiting for the first lightsaber to be added in this thread, are there no one who have one on the forum :?

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 30, 2018, Part 1/2

Postby Lom » Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:08 pm

Remember charging round the house and garden smacking stuff (and probably the odd friend) with this as a nipper; it’s a wonder it still works!
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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 30, 2018, Part 1/2

Postby Snaketibe » Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:39 pm

Nice saber :-). It's not a toy I ever owned as a child in the 70's, but a friend did and I remember it clearly. Thanks for sharing yours.

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 30, 2018, Part 1/2

Postby Darkest_Logic » Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:07 am

Lom wrote:Remember charging round the house and garden smacking stuff (and probably the odd friend) with this as a nipper; it’s a wonder it still works!
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Looks great, thanks for sharing :).
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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 30, 2018, Part 1/2

Postby Pomse2001 » Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:50 am

Lom wrote:Remember charging round the house and garden smacking stuff (and probably the odd friend) with this as a nipper; it’s a wonder it still works!


Wow great saber :shock: damn it looks cool, have you had it since your childhood in the 70s or 80s ? :shock:

Thanks mate for sharing pictures of that beauty 8)

Do you know if there was only one saber or did they make different sabers ? :?

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Postby spoons » Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:53 am

Excellent! I was worried this was going to be one with no images. Great saber Martin 8)
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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 30, 2018, Part 1/2

Postby Lom » Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:39 pm

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Lom wrote:Remember charging round the house and garden smacking stuff (and probably the odd friend) with this as a nipper; it’s a wonder it still works!


Wow great saber :shock: damn it looks cool, have you had it since your childhood in the 70s or 80s ? :shock:

Thanks mate for sharing pictures of that beauty 8)

Do you know if there was only one saber or did they make different sabers ? :?

Cheers mate, yep, that’s my childhood one from the late 70’s. It is an unlicensed product where some enterprising individual essentially bolted a plastic tube to a standard torch and rebranded it as the “Force Beam”. If you remove the branded black cap on the hilt you can see the original item is a standard Eveready torch.

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 30, 2018, Part 1/2

Postby Pomse2001 » Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:43 pm

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Lom wrote:Remember charging round the house and garden smacking stuff (and probably the odd friend) with this as a nipper; it’s a wonder it still works!


Wow great saber :shock: damn it looks cool, have you had it since your childhood in the 70s or 80s ? :shock:

Thanks mate for sharing pictures of that beauty 8)

Do you know if there was only one saber or did they make different sabers ? :?

Cheers mate, yep, that’s my childhood one from the late 70’s. It is an unlicensed product where some enterprising individual essentially bolted a plastic tube to a standard torch and rebranded it as the “Force Beam”. If you remove the branded black cap on the hilt you can see the original item is a standard Eveready torch.



Wow thanks for the info, I did not know it was a unlicensed product :shock: But cool it is from your childhood 8) and thanks again for the picture and all the great info about the saber :D

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 30, 2018, Part 1/2

Postby Palifan » Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:40 pm

Here's a couple of pictures of my bootleg one from back in the day. The plastic tube is missing but the guard is still there!

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 30, 2018, Part 1/2

Postby Pomse2001 » Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:37 pm

Palifan wrote:Here's a couple of pictures of my bootleg one from back in the day. The plastic tube is missing but the guard is still there!

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Thanks Ian for sharing pictures of your saber, do you know where the bootleg is from ? :?

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 30, 2018, Part 1/2

Postby Palifan » Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:23 pm

Pomse2001 wrote:
Palifan wrote:Here's a couple of pictures of my bootleg one from back in the day. The plastic tube is missing but the guard is still there!

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Thanks Ian for sharing pictures of your saber, do you know where the bootleg is from ? :?



It's the same as Lom's one and I'm I think the company was UK based with US ties so I'm thinking it was something dreamt up over here on in the US as I believe the US also had it. These could be found in a lot of local Newsagents when I was growing up in Bristol and were sold in a stand.

here's a little info I found - https://io9.gizmodo.com/5944000/the-for ... r-wars-toy

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 30, 2018, Part 1/2

Postby Pomse2001 » Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:23 am

Palifan wrote:
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Palifan wrote:Here's a couple of pictures of my bootleg one from back in the day. The plastic tube is missing but the guard is still there!

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Thanks Ian for sharing pictures of your saber, do you know where the bootleg is from ? :?



It's the same as Lom's one and I'm I think the company was UK based with US ties so I'm thinking it was something dreamt up over here on in the US as I believe the US also had it. These could be found in a lot of local Newsagents when I was growing up in Bristol and were sold in a stand.

here's a little info I found - https://io9.gizmodo.com/5944000/the-for ... r-wars-toy

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Oh I thought it was not the same, Lom's saber is missing some black plastic around the saber, or are it 2 different sabers ? :?

Thanks mate for the link, great reading 8)

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 30, 2018, Part 1/2

Postby Palifan » Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:32 pm

Oh I thought it was not the same, Lom's saber is missing some black plastic around the saber, or are it 2 different sabers ? :?

Thanks mate for the link, great reading 8)[/quote]

No, it's the same saber, I think they came in red and blue coloured beams (but only had the red handle for both).

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 30, 2018, Part 1/2

Postby Pomse2001 » Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:14 am

Palifan wrote:Oh I thought it was not the same, Lom's saber is missing some black plastic around the saber, or are it 2 different sabers ? :?

Thanks mate for the link, great reading 8)


No, it's the same saber, I think they came in red and blue coloured beams (but only had the red handle for both).

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Thanks for the info ian, blue beams sounds cool, would love to see one :wink:


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