Mara Jade's Father
Even if they could/were allowed to do it, it would cost them more to negotiate a change in their license; and less expensive costuming replicas are in a different class already covered by existing licensees, what can they really do?
Well I guess both of us are under different assumptions. You seem to believe that efx has a license that is restrictive to particular props and scale models. I am under the assumption that efX has a wide birth for props and scaled replicas. I really don't know. I am pretty sure that LFL has to make approval on all prototypes before going to production. We know they can do lower cost objects because they are making the stunts.
I think Rubies lightsabers (and maybe their blasters too) have to go through Hasbro. You will notice a Hasbro logo on the back of the packaging. I also remember reading something about it in a Q&A online.
I do not know what happened to get Hasbro in the FX saber game. It seems that that became a separate license from the other prop replicas when it left MR.
I also believe their was talk by MR to do FX blasters but like a lot of their plans as ownership changed hands, it never came to be. So in another assumption, I sort of feel like that Hasbro might have the license to do so if they wanted.
Now I admit (if you all will) that I do not know what Efx's resources are such as production space, manpower, equipment. I also do not know what their opportunity costs would be to do these items instead of the types they do now. I also do not know what the fixed costs and variable costs, Direct maintenance cost and direct labor costs are. So I am not going to pretend I know that it is economic for my idea. On the other hand, unless you know those things, you should not pretend to know it is not economical.
All I was trying to convey is that I think there is a large fan base who would like such things made. The QMx stunt phaser for $50 and it appears to be popular. I believe that there are some items of SW that could be done the same way by those who (if they) do have the license.