rey new lightsaber

Between Star Wars: The Force Awakens and images from Star Wars: The Last Jedi, we’ve all seen Rey brandishing the classic blue lightsaber that was once owned by Anakin Skywalker and Luke Skywalker — Lucasfilm even went so far as to rename it as Rey’s lightsaber for marketing purposes.

However, a new lightsaber that Rey wields in images from the Star Wars: Battlefront 2 video game may hint at a plot point in the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

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The next battlefront in the war against guns won’t be in the nation’s law books, nor will it be done through community gatherings. It will be at your local Woolworths. According to the Metro (via The Daily What),  Woolworths retail stores in the UK have decided to stop selling lightsabers because they resemble guns.

Last year, the UK made it illegal to sell imitation guns to kids. While lightsabers don’t fall into this category of toys, Woolworths appears to subscribe to the belief that it’s better to be safe than sorry. According to one industry insider quoted in the story, ” The act governing imitation firearms, says this would not be deemed to look like a gun, but Woolworths appears to not be taking any chances.” No kidding.

Discuss: Would you or your child ever mistake a lightsaber for a gun?