Lightsabre light (well, torch really)

February 2, 2009

Lets face it, we’ve all played at being a Jedi and waved sonething around making swoosh & zwum noises.  Many of us even have toy lightsabres, with many levels of authenticity and quality available, they are probably the most common Star Wars toy around and don’t even qualify as tat as their purpose mirrors that in the film.

However, here is a replica lightsabre where the primary function isn’t for re-enacting Vader versus Obiwan, its to help light the path to your front door (or away from the dark side, your choice).

As a lightsabre it is somewhat lacking as the beam will not be as pronounced or solid as one usually desires, but as I torch I’m sure it is an improvement on a broom handle covered in fluorescent material


Available from, and probably other places too.


My first (and best) bit of Star Wars tat

February 2, 2009

Doesn’t really qualify as tat as he is part of my family and I’ve had him longer than I’ve known my wife, but let me introduce you to my cat Yoda




He is nearly 12 years old now and the pics don’t do him justice as they were from a camera phone.

Lets get the ball rolling then

February 2, 2009

I have to confess, this beauty was probably the decider that made up my mind to start this blog.  Who on earth thought up the idea of crossing Star Wars with a water bottle.  I know there are normal water bottles branded with Star Wars (my son has one) but this is on a whole new plain of outlandishness.

Looks to be  for the Japan market only, but as it happens, I will try to get a colleague based in Japan to get me one because my usual, plain & boring water bottle seems to have developed a leak.

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Available from Japan only at the moment.  Shame.

Hello world!

February 2, 2009

Almost my first blog (that title went to a little thing where I forgot the password after 1 post)

Will leave this here for my non-techie friends who look at me in disbelief when I talk about the significance of Hello World