SWTOTW, Week 30, 2018, Part 1/2 Light Saber

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SWTOTW, Week 30, 2018, Part 1/2 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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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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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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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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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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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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Excellent! I was worried this was going to be one with no images. Great saber Martin 8)
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Pomse2001 wrote:
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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Lom wrote:
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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