There's Finally Battle-Safe Foam Lightsabers That Actually Glow

In the world of Star Wars make-believe you usually have two choices: you can go with a realistic plastic glowing lightsaber, and never actually make contact with your opponent, or opt for safer foam, and battle it out without the glow. A new Kickstarter, however, promises the the best of both worlds. »11/06/15 11:22am11/06/15 11:22am

If This Doesn't Sell You On Episode VII's New Lightsaber, Nothing Will

When the new crossguard lightsaber showed up in the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer, many regarded it with scorn. Stephen Colbert was quick to come to the weapon's defense, but a lot of people still doubted its practicality. What we really needed was a demonstration. Now we've got one – and it's pretty convincing. »1/11/15 7:22pm1/11/15 7:22pm

Stephen Colbert's Defense Of The New Lightsaber Is Awesomely Nerdy

Stephen Colbert has something to say to all of the scruffy-looking nerfherders who insist that the crossguard lightsaber in the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer is impractical: he's been a Star Wars fan a whole two weeks longer than the rest of us and he's using his knowledge to school us on lightsaber design. »12/02/14 11:20am12/02/14 11:20am

Why the lightsaber battles in The Phantom Menace were the safest fight scenes ever

Blame the 3D re-release, but The Phantom Menace is now undergoing a new golden age of withering scrutiny. In this Jedi tutorial by YouTuber First Man on the Spoon, proper lightsaber safety is meticulously broken down. Remember, a good lightsaber battle has more in common with The Electric Slide than any preexisting… »3/19/12 9:40am3/19/12 9:40am