Dragon Army Figure, retail $19.95 (www.thecollectorsedge.com...)
Manufactured by (Unknown) for Collector's Edge (www.tcedge.com)
Last updated 05-23-10

This is a letter opener that's so much more than just a mundane letter opener.

It has a metal "sword" to actually open letters with; the sword is nestled in the arms of a polyresin dragon. A glass "crystal ball" on the top of the product glows & flashes many different colors, as three LEDs under it fade in a pseudo-random fashion.


To use the letter opener, insert the two included AA cells first (see directly below), unpack the sword and insert it in the front of the figurine, and then you can go lance open some letters.

To turn the globe's LEDs on, locate the little slide switch at one end of the battery door on the bottom of the product, and slide it to the "ON" position.

To deactivate the globe's LEDs, slide this same switch to the "OFF" position.

To use it as a letter opener, slide the sword straight up out of the unit, and use it as you would use any other letter opener.

Photograph showing the sword being used to open a letter.

Slide the sword back into the unit through the hand with the opening in it

To change the batteries when necessary, first remove the sword and set it aside. Turn the unit upside-down, and slide the battery door in the direction of the large arrow moulded into it.

Swing up the battery door. It does not come off, so I do not have to tell you to flush it away and then tell you not to.

If necessary, remove and dispose of or recycle the two used AA cells as you see fit.

Install two new AA cells, orienting them so their flat-ends (-) negatives face the springs for them in each chamber.

Swing the battery door back down, and slide it in the direction opposite the arrow on it shows.

Unable to measure current usage due to how the product functions.

This letter opener is meant to be used as a letter opener on a desk, not as a flashlight meant to be carried around, thrashed, and abused, so I won't try to drown it in the toilet tank, bash it against a steel rod or against the concrete floor of a patio, let my housemate's citty kats go to the litterbox on it, run over it with a 450lb Celebrity motorised wheelchair, or perform other indecencies on it that a regular flashlight might have to have performed on it. So this section of the web page will be significantly more bare than this section of the web page on a page about a flashlight.

Photograph of the product, lighted, of course.

YourTube video showing the LED globe of the letter opener working.

This video is approximately 6.0 megabytes (6,237,776 bytes) in length; dial-up users please be aware.
It will take no less than thirty minutes to load at 48.0Kbps.
I cannot provide it in other formats, so please do not ask.

That music you might hear is from a demo I wrote for the Commodore 64 computer in 1992.
The demo's actual filename is a toliet word, so I cannot say it here. It starts with "PU" and ends with "ED".
Think of a kitty cat being flogged with a long instrument used for administering a beating and you can probably figure it out.

Product was purchased at the Collector's Edge website on 05-20-07, and was received on the afternoon of 05-31-07.

UPDATE: 00-00-00



    PRODUCT TYPE: Desk letter opener w/color-changing LED globe
    LAMP TYPE: 3mm LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 3 (1 each red, green, and blue)
    SWITCH TYPE: Slide switch on/off on base of product
    CASE MATERIAL: Polyresin, metal, glass
    BEZEL: N/A
    BATTERY: 2xAA cells
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    ACCESSORIES: 2xAA cells
    WARRANTY: Unknown/not stated


    Because this product is not intended to emit
    light, the standard "star" rating will not be used.
    It *DOES* have LEDs in the "crystal ball", so it is at least a bit germane to this website.

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