A company called Wicked Lasers has created the LaserSaber, a real-life lightsaber, similar to those seen in Star Wars films. The LaserSaber is made of polycarbonate that serves as an attachment for Wicked Laser’s Spyder 3 series. The company previously got national attention after attaching lasers to shark fins off the coast of the Bahamas after getting the idea from Dr. Evil in “Austin Powers”. In 2010, “Star Wars” creator George Lucas and Lucasfilm sent Wicked Lasers a cease and desist letter, believing the product was too dangerous and too similar to the fims’ lightsabers, but later dropped the lawsuit. The LaserSaber will be a $100 add on to the $300 Spyder series, which according to the sales pitch features “an ultrasmooth magnetic gravity system that can ‘power up’ and ‘power down’ the blade.” Though Wicked Lasers openly advertises the dangers associated with the product, concerns were raised over the Spyder 3’s Arctic laser and how it could cause blindness, skin burns or fires. The LaserSaber and Spyder 3 come with protective glasses that must be worn while using the laser in order to protect your eyes from possible damage.
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