Over the years, “May the 4th” has taken on a life of its own. What began as a pun on the famous Star Wars quote “May The Force be with you,” has now become a global holiday that has spilled over into non-geek sectors. Every major retailer is offering deals in honor of this observance, and even people who aren’t mega-fans of the franchise were on social media bright and early this morning to wish others a “Happy Star Wars Day.”
The teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens is one of the most-talked-about trailers in history. Fans are dissecting every second of the footage shown, hoping to decipher any drop information on secretive director J.J. Abrams’ upcoming sequel.
The trailer left plenty for everyone to talk about, including the reveal of a new lightsaber being ignited by the Sith Kylo Ren. Unlike the original trilogy, which featured a standard saber, and the prequels, which had Sith apprentice Darth Maul wielding a double-edged lightsaber, the new film will debut a new crossguard lightsaber that has a broadsword-type of design. But what is the purpose and functionality of the crossguard component?
On a recent episode of The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert defended the design. And in a latest installment of their “Movie Fights” video podcast, the folks at Screen Junkies discussed whether the new lightsaber is awesome or useless. You can check out the podcast here below.
This is a 43-inch-long replica of the green lightsaber used by Luke Skywalker in Return Of The Jedi that has realistic power-up and power-down glowing light effects, as well as sound efforts for powering up and power-down, various movement and clash sounds, and even a tone for when it’s idle.
The item also comes with a display stand for when you’re not using the lightsaber to battle a Sith or deflect blaster fire from Jabba’s minions.
This newly released lightsaber replica is selling now for $124.99, so grab it while you can (before it goes out of stock), and also while Entertainment Earth is offering Free Shipping*.
Ever wonder what it’s like to be a part of the Star Wars universe and be involved in an epic lightsaber duel between Sith lord Darth Vader and a Jedi? Of course you have, don’t be ridiculous. And now you can find out!
The Stunt People created a short first-person perspective video on a GoPro camera in which you start as Vader himself fighting a Jedi, and then eventually transition over to the Jedi’s perspective. The results are pretty awesome…if you can get past this all going down in what appears to be an office building or something. They pulled it off in a half hour, what do you want?!
Back in August, YouTube user FinalCutKing released a video called Jedi Kittens, a very short clip of two wonderfully adorable kittens having themselves a lightsaber fight.
That video was only a brief 16 seconds long, but the kitties have returned in a much longer sequel titled Jedi Kittens Strike Back, which sees them having a good ol’ Star Wars dogfight before both of their ships go down and the ‘sabers come out yet again!
You can see Jedi Kittens Strike Back by clicking on over to the other side now.