ZOMG: New Toy Teaches You How To Wield 'The Force' Using Brainwaves Or Something

January 7, 2009


Oh yeah, a toy that teaches you how to utilize 'The Force'. You know, from Star Wars.

The Force Trainer (expected to be priced at $90 to $100) comes with a headset that uses brain waves to allow players to manipulate a sphere within a clear 10-inch-tall training tower, analogous to Yoda and Luke Skywalker's abilities in the Star Wars films.

First of all, being able to manipulate a ping pong ball IS IN NOT WAY analogous to Yoda and Luke Skywalker's abilities -- those dudes could throw freaking spaceships around.

A state of deep concentration is needed to achieve a Force-full effect. "When you concentrate, it activates the training remote," says Frank Adler of toymaker Uncle Milton Industries, which is creating the Trainer. "There is a flow of air that will move the (ball). You can actually feel like you are in a zone."

Deep concentration....in a zone....hmmm, that sounds familiar. Of course -- Skee-ball!

Toy trains 'Star Wars' fans to use The Force [usatoday]

Thanks to Menchi, who promises to teach me The Force just as soon as she masters it.

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