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A 'Real' Force Toy?
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  Darth Skuldren
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Saw this over at Starwars.com. Uncle Milton Industries has made a Star Wars toy that will allow you to lift a ball with your mind.

Really.

Here's how it works. You put this headband on and it reads your brain waves. The right waves trigger a fan at the bottom of the tube. The more focused your thoughts, the faster the fan spins, and the higher the ball floats.

I have to admit, this sounds kind of cool. Here's a picture:


You can read the article at starwars.com here or a USA Today article here. There's even a spot on the toy makers website that gives a countdown clock here. Looks like it'll be out July 23, 2009. Price could be around $90 to a $100 dollars, so start saving now Confused

It's also interesting to note that this is only one product coming off their new Star Wars Science line. Some of the other toys they'll be making is a "Optical Command Unit" which can be transformed into a microscope, binoculars, and mini projector. A Darth Vader Robotic Arm kit, a Naboo Sea Creatures Habitat, a Jedi Telescope which will show pictures of Star Wars planets, a Jedi Projector which will show Star Wars ships and vehicles (comes with an audio CD and will focus on the Clone Wars), and a Mustafar Volcano Kit.

The Force ball thing still sounds like fun Very Happy

Sources: www.toynewsmag.com, www.starwars.com, www.usatoday.com
Articles: Brainstorm Unveils Star Wars Science Range, Toy trains 'Star Wars' fans to use The Force
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Wow, that's amazing...
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Wo, neat! I don't think I'll buy it, but it's neat nonetheless.
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This toy is making me think of Back to the Future when Marty meets 1950s Doc...
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I was just watching that movie (for the millionith time), but what do you mean? Oh...the head gear he's got on? Yeah, it is kind of funny looking. Wonder if it actually works...
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Mara Jade Skywalker wrote:
I was just watching that movie (for the millionith time), but what do you mean? Oh...the head gear he's got on? Yeah, it is kind of funny looking. Wonder if it actually works...


Yeah the headgear the kid is wearing just made me think of the headgear Doc is wearing when he attempts to read Marty's mind.
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I think it's funny that they talked about all the real world applications they could use this for, like manipulating light switches or your television, and yet the first application they actually end up doing is a kid's toy. It would be kind of neat to just turn lights on with your thoughts.
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Ah, but not if you constantly had to wear headgear. Personally, I'm not quite ready for that bit. Smile
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Not to mention how lazy you'd get. Confused
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Reepicheep wrote:
Not to mention how lazy you'd get. Confused


That's when you must recall the words of Mara Jade Skywalker to Anakin Solo in Onslaught: why use the Force for something you can do yourself? Very Happy
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