May 4, 2011 at 1:32 PM ET
It's Star Wars Day today — at least unofficially — and the Internet is full of people shouting "May the fourth be with you!" ('Cause it's the fourth of May — get it?)
Anyway, we're all for celebrating the pseudo-holiday with silly tweets and viral videos, but at the same time we think that there must be some insane, slightly dangerous way we can mark the occasion — like by purchasing a real-life double-ended lightsaber.
Turns out that we can do just that.
The folks at Gizmodo shared that a company called Wicked Lasers offers a powerful portable laser — dubbed the Spyder III — which is as close to a real-life lightsaber as possible. And not only that! There's a double-ended version of the gadget as well:
The special "Sith Series" edition of the Spyder III, available now as an actual thing you can buy and use and burn things with, combines two Spyder III portable lasers locked together at the boring end by a Spyder interconnector.
Realistically we wouldn't be able to do much with this laser without burning, blinding, or otherwise injuring ourselves or a house pet, but such safety concerns still don't prevent us from thinking that this is one incredibly cool adult toy.
Unfortunately odds of actually owning one appear low. Wicked Lasers' website keeps going down today and there are a handful of stories about customers who managed to order products but never received them.
Maybe that's Wicked Lasers' way of telling us "No, you'll shoot your eye out, kids."