Originally Posted by martmeister
I wonder when governments or crafty inventors will invent a real lightsabre. I think in production, the actors just use sticks and the FX effects are added in via CG.
Yeah they use colored sticks and shine a certain FX light on them and then transfer the effect to the film.
But to get back on topic, I once saw 3 FX lightsabers at Best Buy right after Episode III came out. One was Obi-Wan's lightsaber, one was Yoda's, and the last one was Vader's. They were all $200 though >_<