The Master Sword, Now Safe For Children

Previous replica Master Swords we've seen have been, well, dangerous. Pointy. But this one? It's soft. Widely available. And you can hit small children with it.

It's a new sword by toy company Nerf, and even a sideways glance will tell you that garish shade of pink's primary purpose may well be to hold off Nintendo's lawyers, so close is the similarity between it and the Master Sword, Link's weapon in the Legend of Zelda series.

It's not "soft" in the way a pillow or a puppy is. It's soft enough to be legally sold, and hard enough to leave a mark when you get smashed by it.

Not so hot on the pink myself, but if you want your replica Zelda weapons to be both elegant and practical, this may be your best bet.

Not at all safe: the Nerf Marauder Longsword [Ars Technica]