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SEE IT: Disney Debuts Real-Life Retractable Lightsaber At #SXSW

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 01: Characters wielding lightsabers take to the stage to promote Star Wars The Old Republic at the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) press conference leading up to opening day of the 2009 E3 Expo on June 1, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. The 2009 E3 Expo will feature over 200 leading-edge computer, technology and video game publishers and developers, according to organizers. The industry-only trade show will run June 2-4 at the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC). (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Yesterday you might recall we reported on Disney unveiling a real-life Tinker Bell and other next-gen robots at SXSW. However, that seemed to be just the tip of the iceberg!

The presentation where those lifelike robotics were introduced was called “Creating Happiness: The Art & Science of Disney Parks Storytelling.” To kick off that presentation, Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Chairman Josh D’Amaro decided to introduce the audience to a real-life retractable lightsaber.

While no photos have made their way online just yet, the outlet Disney Food Blog just so happened to be there got a very cool look at it up-close! You can check it out below!

As of now, it’s still unclear if the lightsaber will be available for purchase or if it was made as a proof-of-concept.

We’ll continue to bring you updates on all of Disney’s panels for the remainder of the festival so be sure to follow The DisInsider on all of our social media profiles!

SOURCE: Disney Food Blog

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