Star Wars


Star Wars Millennium Falcon Toy 1978 Restoration
Many Star Wars fans may not remember the many action figures released in the 1970s by Kenner, but for those who do, this Millennium Falcon toy may bring back some memories. Despite the original Star Wars film being released in May 1977, Kenner was not prepared for the unprecedented response to the film and the high demand for toys, mainly due to George Lucas’s hesitation to provide character / vehicle designs for fear his creations would be copied by rivals.

World's First Lightsaber
James Hobson, better known as The Hacksmith online, has built the world’s first retractable lightsaber. It was modeled after the ones used by Jedi Knights, attached to tanks of liquid propane gas and oxygen gas to create the high level of heat required to make the plasma beam. Once turned on, the beam heats up to an immense 2,204 °C (4,000°F), meaning it can slice through just about anything. The colors of the beam can be manipulated with different kinds of salts infused with the heat.