Wicked Lasers has been on somewhat of a roller coaster over the last month. Ever since they debuted the Wicked Lasers Spyder III Pro Arctic, people have been saying how amazingly similar it looks to the Lightsaber. You know, the one from Star Wars. Well, apparently a few folks over at LucasFilm thout it looked like a Lightsaber too, so they actually sent the company a cease and desist letter. Of course, Wicked Lasers subsequently put the letter on eBay, but that isn't the point. Today, though, LucasFilm has changed their mind, and retracted the letter from Wicked Lasers.
Wicked Laswers' CEO received a letter from LucasFilm, saying that as long as the company puts a disclaimer (saying something in the vain of "Hey, this isn't a Lightsaber...") on any product materials for the Spyder III Pro Arctic, that they won't go after them and basically ruin their day. The letter came from LucasFilm's General Counsel, David J. Anderman, and goes on to say, "The media and public has come to realize that Lucasfilm would never endorse or license a highly dangerous product such as your Arctic Pro Laser."
That's pretty straight forward. Whatever the reason, it looks like Wicked Lasers is able to go about their business, and keep on selling their little laser. Oh, and business is good. Apparently, due to all the publicity this has generated for the company and the Spyder III, sales have actually tripled. So, a win-win situation for everyone involved? We think so.
[via Hot Hardware]