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‘Star Wars’ Creator Calls Off Duel Over Lightsaber-Like Device

Many epic but harmless lightsaber duels are likely to be fought at this week’s Star Wars convention in Florida. There is, however, a truly dangerous lightsaber-like device out there that has caused a disturbance in the Force, according to a report on

It is the flesh- and retina-roasting S3 Arctic Spyder III laser pointer made by Wicked Lasers. The device bears more than a passing resemblance to the iconic weapon in George Lucas’ “Star Wars” movies.

In June, shortly after the Arctic became available, Lucasfilm sent Wicked Lasers a cease-and-desist order. But by late July, any further threat of legal action had been dropped, after Wicked Lasers pulled off a bit of a Jedi mind trick on Lucas’ company.

Wicked Lasers blamed the media for hyping up the lightsaber likeness and stated publicly that the resemblance was not intentional.

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