Son of a bitch! As you may know we posted a few weeks back that a company called Wicked Lasers has manufactured a real working lightsaber, well as it turns out George Lucas and his attorneys were none to thrilled with the idea of a (and I’m quoting Wicked Lasers here) product that the creator refers to as “the most dangerous laser ever created” and that “extremely dangerous is an understatement.”
So guess who got a cease and desist letter (also known as a cockblock)?
Earlier this week, Wicked Lasers released photos and information regarding the “Pro Arctic Laser,” a product designed to resemble the famous lightsaber hilt from the Star Wars Saga. Described by Wicked Lasers as “the most dangerous laser ever created,” the product description goes on to say that “extremely dangerous is an understatement.”
Lucasfilm’s General Counsel David Anderman had this response:
“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.”
No where on the actual site does it say the word ‘lightsaber’, but to any Nerd it’s fairly obvious that’s what they were going for. I say let’s hurry and buy one, before we get blue balls.
Category: Film, Nerd Culture, WTF?