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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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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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