173

Makashi Renegade Lightsaber

By: on April 15, 2013
Discontinued

You've seen lightsabers and you've seen lightsabers. Saberworks' Makashi Renegade definitely falls into the second category. Currently in 3D printed prototype form, the saber endeavors to turn out a successful Kickstarter campaign, and follow up with a full production run ready by December 2013.

Makashi Renegades will have aluminum hilts with black anodized grips and a permanent mirror finish. Media blast accents will cover the step-downs behind their chambers/overlays, with polished brass coating the ring in the middle, a covertec knob, and buttonhead accents in the pommel. The lightsaber's emitter is slotted to hold a 1" or 7/8" custom polycarbonate blade. And that's just how it's gonna look sitting idly on your shelf.

Saber functionality will include LED and sound effects, controlled either by Plecter Labs Crystal Focus 6.10 or Petit Crouton 2.0. Main LED and a custom 7-color SMD LED bar-graph will also perform at the user's behest via a feature called R.I.C.E., which enables setting the light configuration in real time through a computer program. A 3watt 4ohm speaker establish sound clarity and depth of field.

Saberworks plans to make Makashi Renegades available in 5 LED color options:

  • Tri Cree GGW: green with white flash.
  • Tri Cree BBW: blue with white flash.
  • Tri Cree RRW: red with white flash.
  • Tri Cree RBW: purple with white flash.
  • Tri Cree RGB: multi color setup, which includes Plecter Labs Color Xtender (CeX).

Lightsaber funding opportunities run on Kickstarter through June 9, 2013. Brace yourself, though, because while these superbly crafted sparring weapons will blow up Comic-Con and Cosplay nights, they will have the same effect wallets. $600 pledges are required to receive a Makashi Renegade in unassembled kit form. Those wishing to have theirs arrived ready for action should be ready to shell out double that amount.

December 2013 Update: Makashi Renegade funding was unsuccessful. While at present it does not appear that creator Scott Phair has proceeded with producing it for the public, his Saberworks Website does allude to future custom LED sabers on the horizon.

Check it out

Custom Made Lightsabers

$129.99 - $499 from Etsy »

Be advised: Although Phillip Isherwood's custom crafted lightsabers blaze LED spectral force fields of green, red, or blue and arrive with 36" long polycarbonate blades designed for full speed, full contact dueling, he...

Check it out

Decimator Staff Lightsaber

Discontinued

I wish Saberforge would stop churning out new custom designs faster than I can squirrel away enough money from helping old ladies with groceries and skimming off the top of the church collection basket to buy them all....

Check it out

Geeky Sex Toys (NSFW)

$25 - $199 from Etsy »

Now that Pokemon have made you Go, Geeky Sex Toys thinks it's time you catch some that will make you Come. Yep, the enterprising Australian adult shop went there, and now has a (limited edition) set of Pokemoan dildos...

Check it out

The Lasersaber

$99.95 from WickedLasers.com »

With both Comic-Con 2012 and Dude's S3 Arctic Laser Giveaway in full swing, how could we not bring you this feast of power, this champion of Cosplay, this intergalactic harness of pure Storm Blue or Ghostbusters Green...

Buy Now

Star Wars Return of the Jedi Wall Clock

$199.95 from Amazon »

The only thing missing from this Return of the Jedi wall clock is an R2-D2 head that pops out on the hour to go, Bee-boo-boop-coo-koo! Otherwise, it's all there. Electroluminescent lightsabers and LED glow from within:...

Check it out

DIY Modular Lightsabers

$150 - $350 from Saber Forge »

You've seen Saber Forge's custom made lightsabers around here before. But now the company is taking to Kickstarter to give you the opportunity to do the custom making yourself. Their Adaptive Saber

Check it out

Indestructible Foam LED Lightsabers

$172 - $383 from Calimacil »

The secret to surviving a lightsaber duel? Use the Force. Orrr...use a foam lightsaber. I know. It sounds chintzy and fake and generally lame. But Calimacil, purveyor of fine foam weapons for LARPing, swears their new...

Check it out

Lightsaber Combat Academy

How is it possible that the Italians--the Italians!--are the first people on Earth to create a nationwide franchise of lightsaber combat academies? If not the US I could maybe, maybe see Japan taking the lead here, but...

Check it out

The Force Awakens Kylo Ren Lightsaber

Sold Out from Etsy »

If you're ready to finish what Lord Vader started, your saber awaits. Cosplay and collectors' darling Saberforge continues to produce some of the best and baddest lightsaber replicas out there. In honor of Star Wars:...

Check it out

Ural Dark Force - The Darth Vader Bike

$14,999 from Ural »

Ural's Dark Side has...bench seating and a sidecar? A trunk? A max cruising speed of 70mph? The company, a US-based affiliate of Russia's Irbit MotorWorks, has just released the Dark Force motorcycle. It won't take you...

Check it out

Darth Vader Lightsaber Portable Charger

$49.90 from Brando »

The Jedis may have the Force, but the Dark Side has power. Tons of it. Enough to take your iPhone, Android, or Windows mobile phone from dead to fully juiced and ready for battle. One round with the Darth Vader lightsaber...

Check it out

SKYTech High Powered Laser Pointers

$159.99 - $189.99 from SKYtech Lasers »

If you're on a laser hunt but "just looking for something cheap that'll burn out after a couple months," SKYtech will have to point you in a different direction. Maybe using TO-38 diodes and a 1,000mW indigo blue beam....