A long long time ago in a town far, far away in Texas... I was badly in need of a fuse. When I stumbled half-awake into the town's Radio Shack, my mind was instantly awakened by a couple of impulse items in the sale bin. So what could grab my attention amidst the wall of batteries and adapters, R.C. cars, and the lanky baby-faced cashier who couldn't locate my fuse? The answer is, a couple of keychains in the form of the Jedi weapon of choice, lightsabers!
One was a flashlight, styled after Yoda's saber, complete with a detachable saber blade. Sounds cool... but the bulky plastic it was made from, made it look like something you'd get from a Happy Meal. Pass. The other was a laser pointer, the quality of which was head and shoulders above the flashlight. The hilt was a 1/3 scale replica of Darth Vader's saber! I wanted this...
Though my mind was awake, my body was not. A fact I was made aware of in my attempt to inquire of the item, blurting out, "Heyyy! Howww cost are much this maaaan?!!"
What my sleep deprived body meant to say was, "Excuse me sir. How much does this item cost?"
The perplexed employee had at that moment, found the type of fuse I needed, and I thought that finding the price of the laser pointer might have made his under qualified head explode. I cut my losses since the package was a little tattered. So even though I would have ripped apart the packaging and thrown it away anyway, I held off, hoping to get a "fresh" one in the next town.
It's been about a year and a half, and I still don't have my lightsaber key-chain laser-pointer. That is to say, I don't have my pocket sized lightsaber. So much to my surprise, this gadget has popped up on ThinkGeek, along with Darth Maul's saber, for the reasonable cost of $14.99.
The replica hilts are fully functional red-dot laser pointers, stand four inches in length, and best of all: the batteries are included. So no trip to Radio Shack necessary.
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