Category Archives: TV & Film inspired lightsabers

Starsky & Hutch Saber – Inspired by the Ford Gran Torino

The Starsky and Hutch Gran Torino in full-on lightsaber mode! Check out good friend and fellow WP blogger ForTyeth‘s latest offering in our cool little collaboration: “TV & Film Inspired Lightsabers“.

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Hello Everybody, today we come back down to earth with a bump and land right in the middle of the world of crime busting! This is another of my “inspired by” range of sabers based on toys and merchandise from TV and film franchises for a series of posts which I produce in conjunction with my friend, TheVintageToyAdvertiser. And today we go back to the mid 70’s and Bay City California – the world of top cops, Starsky & Hutch! I used to watch reruns of this series in the UK during the early 80’s and loved the show. It had everything, action, stunts, real hard hitting stories and three stars in the show. I say three as there was the two titular cops played by Paul Michael Glaser and David Soul….but there was also the CAR! Yes, the now world famous 1976 Ford Gran Torino with the white vector stripes…

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Supermobile Saber – Inspired by Corgi Toys Die Cast Model

Greetings vintage mates 🙂 My good friend and fellow WP blogger – For Tyeth – has only gone and done it again… check out his latest creation: the Supermobile Saber, which is inspired by the iconic ‘punching fists’ Superman Supermobile vehicle, sold by Corgi Toys in the late 70s and throughout the 1980s. Supermobile Saber is the newest in our TV & Film inspired lightsabers collaboration series; our very own Pop Culture Cocktail Shaker Maker… all the cool stuff, mixed up, blended, shaken and stirred, and always with that dash of Star Wars!

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Hello Everybody…..Is it a bird?….Is it a plane?…..No it’s a new saber! Yes as you might have guessed from the image and quote we are visiting the realm of Superheroes and in particular….Superman! This is another instalment in my on-going collaboration with TheVintageToyAdvertiser and focuses on the Corgi toy range of the 1980’s and the spaceship/aeroplane vehicle, the Supermobile. Superman was created by Jerry Siegel and drawn by artist Joel Shuster way back in the 1930’s (Superman was originally going to be a vagrant man who had an experimental drug tested on him which gave him superpowers), but the first real appearance of a Superman we recognise today came back in 1938 in Action Comics #1 published by Detective Comics (later known as the famous DC Comics of today). Fast forward a few decades and many TV shows, films and comic books and we come to the 1980’s where superheroes all…

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Angelic – Inspired by Charlie’s Angels

Here’s the latest TV & Film inspired lightsabers created by FTSabersite… this time around it’s Charlie’s Angels, and a saber based on the iconic Angels pink van!

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Hello Everybody, to start this post I need to retell this quote – “Once upon a time, there were three little girls who went to the police academy. And they were each assigned very hazardous duties but I took them all away from all that and now they work for me. My name is Charlie.”  Now you may be wondering what Charlie’s Angels has to do with Star Wars or sabers? Well both were released at about the same time in the 1970’s and both had great toy merchandising. And it was my good friend, TheVintageToyAdvertiser, who challenged me to design a Charlie’s Angels themed hilt for our on-going movies and TV series of hilts and articles. Then he suggested I base my design on the customised panel van the Angels used in the show! This was a challenge but here is the results of my efforts…Angelic//…

I have made hilts based on cars before, but…

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A Tribute to TRON – Lights, Cycles, Sabers and Tanks

Hello vintage mates. Here is another cool design from good friend and fellow WP blogger FTSabersite in the latest from our joint series “TV & Film Inspired Lightsabers”. Bravo to FT, these Tron designs are just brilliant! Thanks for looking 🙂

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Hello Everybody and welcome to my second post of this weekend. As I mentioned in my ?Khaarnage? a saber for Alex Khaar ? Inspired by Lady Revan?s FanFiction post earlier, I am a member of a custom lightsaber forum run by Ultrasabers (a custom saber manufacturer) and I have recently been invited to post my designs on that forum too. Well, the reaction to my designs has been nothing short of phenomenal and even if there was a criticism it was always put forward with the intention to help me improve. I posted my Speeder Lightsaber design and a member commented “That hilt and flat blade would look like something out of TRON if it had all the glowing edges”. Another member “hinted” they too would like to see a TRON themed hilt, then another so I guessed it was a challenge. I took on that challenge and went to…

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Ecto-Plasma Saber – Inspired by the 1984 movie Ghostbusters

Hello vintage mates, please check out fellow WP blogger and all round good guy For Tyeth‘s latest TV & Film inspired lightsaber… Perfect for Halloween, perfect for Star Wars, perfect for Ghostbusters! In the same series you can also check out the awesome 80s Knight Rider car KITT

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Helloooooo Everybodies!!!!!!!!It is getting near to that time of the year where the Ghouls and Ghosts, Spectres and Spooks all come out to play. And to help protect you all I have joined forces with fellow blogger and friend The Vintage Toy Advertiser to bring you some Ghostbusters themed adverts and a new Ghostbusters themed hilt!

As you may know back in New York of 1984, the city suffered from a wave of supernatural shenanigans and it fell to three Parapsychologists to save the day. Their names were Peter Venkman, Raymond Stantz, Egon Spengler (and later) Winston Zeddemore otherwise known as the Ghostbusters. They were college professors and scientists who built some cutting edge equipment to catch and contain the ghosties. Unfortunately they weren’t politicians and fell foul of a devious city official. As a result they get arrested for operating without a license, just as a big paranormal event occurs and a large…

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Jedi Knight Saber – Inspired by Knight Rider

Please check out fellow WP blogger and all-round good guy For Tyeth’s superb lightsaber design for 80s Knight Rider car KITT.
The design followed a little back and forth For Tyeth and I had about Knight Rider – and here is the amazing result!
Don’t forget to check out For Tyeth’s other excellent saber designs too. It’s true you know, Star Wars goes with just about everything 🙂 Thanks for looking!

 

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Hello Everybody and in particular to two friends of this site, namely The Vintage Toy Advertiser (TVTA) and his pet office cat WOOOF! In one of TVTA’s recent comments he mentioned classic TV shows and that he had searched FTSabersite for a design dedicated to, or a mention of a very special show. That show was Knight Rider starring David Hasselhoff as a man on a crusade to fight crime using the aid of an indestructible supercar. Hasselhoff played the part of Michael Arthur Long, a cop who was working an undercover case. He was shot in the head and left for dead by the female criminal he was investigating. Lying in the desert Michael Long was fortunately discovered by a passer-by who took him to get medical aid, and saved his life. The man who found Michael was Wilton Knight, a reclusive millionaire who provided the hospital and treatment Michael needed to…

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