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Foam Lightsaber Kickstarter: For When You Want to Crash Your Local LARP

This one’s for you LARPers looking for a sci-fi boffer out there (is sci-fi larp a thing?). There’s a Kickstarter currently going featuring a battle-safe foam lightsaber that makes noise, changes color, and even glows.

There’s a ton of options to choose from, and as expected: these things ain’t cheap. You can expect one of the standard glowy ones to set you back about $210–that’s without sound. If you want the whole shebang (lights, sound, etc.), you can expect to drop about $385. It’s a pretty decent jump from most other fancy “boffer” swords out there, which will run you a little less than $200.

Still. You can’t really put a price on a foam lightsaber that you can beat your friends up with. Imagine being that person walking out onto the LARP battlefield dressed as a gosh darn Jedi or Sith and everyone else has got medieval armor on.

Oh, hey, does anyone have the sudden urge to go to RenFaire?

(via Gizmodo)

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