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Lightsaber wannabe for the Wii

The "Light Sword" is coming out before the new "Star Wars" game.

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If the Lucas empire and its legion of trademark attorneys get all hissy about this latest Wii attachment, they have only themselves to blame for not making it first. The "Wii Light Sword" is coming out in time for the long-awaited Star Wars: The Force Unleashed.

Although the game isn't expected until the spring, U.K.-based Play.com has jumped the gun--or the sword, as it were--and will unsheathe its luminescent weapon for shipment soon at about $31, according to Coolest-Gadgets. This saber-like remote accessory gets its intergalactic glow from 22 LEDs but can be dimmed if necessary to conserve energy for marathon battles. And that's probably a good thing, because you'll have a lot of time to play with it on Saturday nights.