Uh oh, looks like these Shanghai-made laser lightsabers, the closest you can get in real life to the Star Wars Jedi version, have run afoul of the sci-fi series’ creator George Lucas.
LucasFilms’ legal team sent out a press release stating:
It has come to our attention that a company called Wicked Lasers is selling a highly dangerous product out of Hong Kong that is designed to look like a lightsaber from Star Wars. This product is not licensed or approved by Lucasfilm in any way. We have demanded that Wicked Lasers immediately cease and desist their infringing activities. As Wicked Lasers itself admits, this product can cause serious injury to the user and other people. We strongly discourage consumers from purchasing it.
While Dvice notes that “Sure, the Arctic Spyder III certainly bears a striking resemblance to a lightsaber, but the word never appears on Wicked’s site, and there’s no mention of Star Wars. Not to mention that the design doesn’t match up exactly with any lightsaber seen onscreen…” considering how little sense some Star Wars fans have had in the past, it’s probably prudent to warn them against a laser that can burn skin and cause “irreversable retinal damage.”