One Sword, One christmas, Many Memories

SST Lazer Sword.  Manufactured by Super Sonic Toys of L.A. Calif.  This was the competitor of the Star Wars Lightsaber
SST Lazer Sword. Manufactured by Super Sonic Toys of L.A. Calif. This was the competitor of the Star Wars Lightsaber

   So picture this… it’s christmas 1977. I am 7 years, 7 months old. My future wife, Misty, is 5 months old. Star Wars is still the number one subject on my mind. It was a dark time in the world of Star Wars. There were many items to read, look at and listen to, but toys were nowhere to be found. The closest thing to toys were models and paper crafting books.

Thanks to my Dad, I had some paper craft Star Wars toys to play with. Thanks to my Mom, I have photos of these memories ^_^
Thanks to my Dad, I had some paper craft Star Wars toys to play with. Thanks to my Mom, I have photos of these memories ^_^

   Twas the night before x-mas and I was at Granny & Papaw’s house. The sun went down and lightsabers appeared all around. It seemed like every kid on that block had a lightsaber that night. Well, “Lazer Sword”, that is. Every kid except me.

I have the POWER. Me with my lightsaber, mere moments after opening it. To my left is my Aunt Jan, who passed away in November of 94.
I have the POWER! Me with my lightsaber, mere moments after opening it. To my left is my Aunt Jan, who passed away in November of 94.

   Once the holiday meal was finished then the present opening commenced. I don’t recall most of what I received that evening, which is odd, but because I too had my very own LIGHTSABER! It was a magical moment that I’ll never forget.

   OK, so the thing was very cheaply constructed, and the back inner ring that held the flimsy plastic tube/blade in place broke easily. My lightsaber lasted for a few years. Far loner than in should. I held onto the flashlight parts for years after that. My last memory of the toy was one Halloween, I had dress up as a Vampire in a red cape, a domino mask, on roller skates with the Lightsaber. It was probably 81 or 82. It was a bad idea and it ended badly. Well the evening ended in a bit of blood, some lost candy and a broken lightsaber. It lasted longer than it should have. It went down hard and never recovered.

   It’s all good, I think that I am over it now. Once I saw this listing on Ebay, I knew that I had to share my tale.

Thanks for reading,

Live long, prosper, and may the force be with you.

3 thoughts on “One Sword, One christmas, Many Memories

  1. Tony 2015.10.28 / 20:45

    Any chance I could get a photocopy of those instructions? I have one myself, which sadly did not include the instructions. Can you help a brother out?

  2. Tony 2015.10.28 / 20:47

    Any chance I could score a photocopy of those instructions? I have one of these myself, which sadly did not include the instructions.

    • Darran | Jedi Knut 2015.10.28 / 20:52

      Hi Tony,

      Unfortunately, that complete “Lazer Sword” photo isn’t mine. Otherwise I wouldn’t hesitate to make you a copy 🙂

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