Disney reveals its ‘actual’ lightsaber, and it looks extremely cool
Disney has lastly confirmed off a primary have a look at its “actual” retractable lightsaber, which the corporate began teasing in April, with a brand new video displaying the saber in motion — and it looks very, very cool.
As rumored, the brand new toy lightsaber doesn’t require any awkward plastic prop blades, as an alternative that includes a retractable light-up blade that extends out from the (in any other case pretty normal-looking) hilt — similar to the crackling vitality blades within the movies and exhibits.
The announcement doesn’t go into too many particulars on how the retractable sabers truly work, however some intelligent minds on the web have managed to piece collectively a tough concept from Disney’s patent filings. The broad strokes are that the brand new blade works virtually like a modified, motorized tape measure, retracting and extending a sheet of plastic and LED lights to imitate the ignition impact.
The brand new sabers, as anticipated, shall be a part of Disney’s upcoming Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser immersive resort, which guarantees to take the preliminary premise of its Galaxy’s Edge park and develop it to a Westworld-style interactive two-night Star Wars journey.
Disney says that the brand new sabers are nonetheless within the works by Walt Disney Imagineering Analysis and Growth, however they presumably shall be prepared for company to purchase when the Galactic Starcruiser resort expertise launches in 2022. There’s no phrase but on worth, after all, however on condition that Disney’s “common” lightsabers already price $200 apiece at Galaxy’s Edge, count on the upgraded fashions to price someplace in that ballpark (if no more).
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