Any Star Wars fan will surely remembers and recognises the iconic weapon of a Jedi Knight, the coloured laser bladed sword of awesomeness. It’s no secret that every one of them would want a weapon of such calibre in their own collection of ever-growing Star Wars merch, may it be just prop hilt or real toys.
While there exists official lightsabre toys from the official license holders, such merchs are in the end just mass-produced collector’s items of varying quality, usually below par. Luckily for the past decade or so, fan made custom lightsabres are things of beauty, going through evolution by evolution of upgrades that surpassed the likes of their official counterparts.
Various designs were created, sounds and light gimmicks perfected, which are practically indistinguishable from the movie magic nowadays. They were utilised in many forms, from conventions wielded by cosplayers, to even as an actual fencing swords in Jedi inspired combat training camps…
After coming back from the screening of Episode VII: The Force Awakens about a year and a half back, eager to get my hands on a lightsabre, I’ve gotten myself an Anakin-to-Vader Ultimate FX Lightsabre from Hasbro, only to be utterly disappointed by its plastic build and less than desirable brightness of the blade, not to mention one of its core function (Changing from blue to red blade at will while ignited) is defective.
Fast forward a year later after the viewing of Rogue One, once again my wish to acquire a lightsabre of my own resurfaced, this time I’m in for a treat as I’ve managed to find one on Taobao that is actually affordable, unlike the premium prices on various custom lightsabre makers (Such as Ultrasabers and SaberForge) out there…
The Monkey stopped going apes at the end of this season, making way for the Rooster to cock a doodle doo!
Please bear with me and excuse my animal puns… :P
The guilt of neglecting Ranka-chan for a long time now has finally caught up to me, so I guess I should let her come out of the closet and be the kanban musume this year in the celebration of this prosperous Lunar New Year. =w=
Tama-chan can just stay back, relax and enjoy the festive season this time…
“A Birthday is the day when you’re celebrating yourself being born to this world.” From the immortal words of Emiya Shirou, the memelord of Fate franchise.
After all, people died when they are killed, he once said. ^^;
I don’t really celebrate my birthday much nowadays, as it usually falls on a weekday (Meaning extra exhausting day of working). And with my sister’s (One day later), my cousin’s (Another day later) and my grandma’s (Several days later) birthday are also within the span of days, all of us are lumped together in one large celebration, usually only a grander dinner than usual.
For the most parts, the Lunar New Year is always around the corner, so there are some years we even joined the birthdays and the Lunar New Year celebration together… orz