Jedi training just got cheaper. Nearly a year ago, "The Jedi Path" by Daniel Wallace hit the market and changed the destiny of many Force-sensitive padawans. Now, some good Father's Day news for those of you who want to help enable Dad to confidently swing a lightsaber during his next home improvement project. The price of the anthology just dropped from $99 to around $60.
After Order 66 and The Great Jedi purge(s) nearly eliminated most Jedi, it became nearly impossible for one to learn the complexities of the light side of the force. Luke Skywalker eventually opened up a New Jedi Order on Yavin 4, but getting there from Earth is a tough proposition. The 160-page hardcover Jedi training manual, created in collaboration with Lucasfilm, is a great alternative for those not wanting to travel millions of miles to a galaxy far, far away.
The book is fully illustrated by revered Star Wars artists, and stored in a mechanical vault which, upon the push of a button, slides open automatically with lights and Star Wars sound effects while the book raises from a platform. Wisdom from nearly a dozen ancient Masters of the force are found in its pages, with personal commentary from Yoda, Obi-Wan, Anakin Skywalker, and others. As Yoda would say, "Powerful you have become."
There are also some removable features, such as a letter tracing the book's history; a severed Padawan braid; a metal Jedi Credit medallion; a Jedi starfighter patch; a burned poster of the Jedi Code; a map of the Jedi Temple; a lightsaber diagram sketched on the back of a napkin from Dex's Diner; and a note on the missing pages torn from the book by a Sith. Those pesky Sith are always destroying things.
Of course, the Force isn't for everyone. You may recall Han Solo muttering to Luke Skywalker, "Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid."
(Via The Rich Times)