December 15, 2008

Woolworths restricts light saber sales

Woolworths officials in Britain say the Star Wars light saber looks too much like a real gun and won't be sold to anyone under the age of 18.

Sales of the light saber, a popular toy at Christmas, are being restricted at Woolworths despite the bleak retail season, The Mirror reported Monday.

Some companies are going the whole hog and are banning the sale of any weapon-style products to anyone under the age of 18, even if they are clearly toys like these, said Brandon Cook, who specializes in restricted sales issues for the Trading Standards Institute.

I think it's a bit over the top in this instance, Cook told the Mirror.