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Today I learned Disney is making a retractable lightsaber, and I need to see it

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To whom it might concern at The Walt Disney Firm and / or Lucasfilm:

Present me the rattling lightsaber. I know you could have a actual one now. And it’s time to fess up.

Let’s backtrack a bit. Yesterday, at a seemingly routine press occasion for the upcoming launch of space on June 4th, Josh D’Amaro, the chairman of Disney parks, ended his presentation with a shock reveal of a new lightsaber.

In accordance to tweets from theme park reporter Carlye Wisel, who attended the press convention, the lightsaber was not the everyday IRL lightsaber of “a large gentle up stick hooked up to a neat-looking hilt.” Actually, it was the holy grail of duplicate sabers: one that may absolutely prolong and retract its blade, identical to the “actual” lightsabers within the movies.

There’s loads of proof that a higher toy saber has been on Disney’s thoughts for a whereas. The corporate’s present crop of duplicate props and custom-made Galaxy’s Edge sabers are already vastly common, to begin.

The corporate is clearly conscious of the truth that the big plastic blades are a cumbersome annoyance — each Disney and loads of third-party sellers . And a actually retractable saber that lights up and seems to be good (and no, these lame plastic ones of stacked tubes don’t depend) can be a large improve for park followers and cosplayers.

Extra illuminating is a for a “Sword Gadget with Retractable, Internally Illuminated Blade” — a lightsaber hilt with a motorized retractable blade that may prolong out of the hilt, full with lighting and sound results.

To be clear, on condition that Disney’s new mannequin nearly definitely lacks the flexibility to coalesce a beam of pure power that may slice via any object, it’s nonetheless not a actual lightsaber. Plus, I’m undecided the place Disney would have the opportunity to supply kyber crystals. is nonetheless the closest to attaining that, however that construct required a large energy pack and is nearly definitely not secure to promote as a youngsters’s toy at a theme park.

However to return to my authentic level: after teasing this improbable upgraded saber… DISNEY DIDN’T RELEASE THE VIDEO.

There are most likely a few causes for this. that the brand new saber “*zhooped*” out of a “little field (like a hilt however a lot wider),” suggesting that the retractable saber is nonetheless within the design stage and that there’s most likely some work that wants to be achieved earlier than it’s prepared for primetime. Disney can also be planning to save the brand new sabers for its upcoming immersive lodge, the place the extra life like sabers would match proper in.

However I don’t actually care about all these very logical enterprise causes. I simply need to see the cool new lightsaber. Ball’s in your courtroom, Disney.

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