In the 100 days until STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS opens in theaters, I am counting down my 100 favorite things about Star Wars. From now until December 18, 2015 I will be posting one of my favorite things from the Star Wars universe. It can be from the movies, comic books or anything Star Wars related. Here is today’s entry:

#95: Lightsaber flash handles

The original lightsaber props were made from modified Graflex flash handles, the type you would see old-timey press photographers use. If you Google “graflex flash handle” you will see that not much modifications were needed for the actual prop. You will also see the crazy amount of money people are selling them for on eBay. The flash handles I have in my collection are not exactly the same models used for the original props, but you can see how with nothing done to them, they look just like lightsabers. One of them will eventually be turned into my own lightsaber.

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