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    Star Wars Figures - Lightsabers

    Does anyone know why the lightsabers on the original star wars figures had a tapered end?

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    I won't say any style of vintage lightsaber are "tapered." The telescope style is the closet to tapering. The brake (the place where the main body meets the tip) is a bit rounded and then forms the tip. The end of the tip is also rounded. My understanding of the double telescoping style is the brake in more squared off. I don't know a thing about the tips of the DT sabers. The sword style sabers don't taper at all. They have a rounded tip. Now the pop-up saber is a bit funny. It gets fatter towards the end and has a bulb tip.
    "I'm sick and tried of these motherfrakkking Sith on this motherfrakkker plane!"
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    I've always thought it was to keep the saber from "getting stuck" in the figure's arm slot. If the L pull tab ever broke, a kid could still pull it out by that thin end. And if both the tab and end were gone, well, you might need a good blaster by your side, kid. :slygrin:

    BTW, all my friends and I always cut off the tips 'cause we thought they didn't look "real" enough. So I have had to seek out figures with the complete saber in the secondary markets.
    CU Later. Contracted Universe? Later. :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by LusiferSam View Post
    the place where the main body meets the tip is a bit rounded and then forms the tip. The end of the tip is also rounded. They have a rounded tip. It gets fatter towards the end and has a bulb tip.
    Are we talking about lightsabers here?

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    I actually had a second thought on this (no jokes about thinking, people ). I wonder if it was supposed to seem like the lightsaber was igniting as it was moving through the arm (thin blade to full one). Maybe.
    CU Later. Contracted Universe? Later. :(

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