from the the-force-is-not-strong-with-this-one dept
Consumerist points us to an odd story, where George Lucas has sent a cease-and-desist letter to Wicked Lasers, saying that the company’s Pro Arctic Laser is too similar in design to the infamous lightsaber from the Star Wars flicks. But here’s where it gets a little odd. Wicked Lasers claims that it doesn’t market the product as a toy and has never suggested or marketed it as being anything like a lightsaber. In fact, it appears that Lucas’ complaint is that blogs like Gizmodo and DailyTech have referred to it as some form of “real life lightsaber,” and that this is somehow the company’s fault. As for the similarities, well, below is a marketing photo of the Pro Arctic alongside a photo from someone who’s apparently collecting all of the lightsabers used in the Star Wars movies. There may be some loose similarities, but does this mean that no similar handles could ever be used on a laser-like device?
Some lightsabers from various Star Wars movies (courtesy of OohYeah Zone)