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benben2142
20th February 2008, 06:06 PM
Hey guys I was wondering, can someone tell me what different star wars fx-froce lightsabers there are? And how much please, and winch one you would recommended?

benben2142
20th February 2008, 06:55 PM
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TheDirtyDigger
20th February 2008, 08:42 PM
Not sure exactly how many there are benben but I have six in my collection.

Vader, Maul (half), Luke (blue), Obi wan (blue) and Mace Windu x2.

I know there's a Luke green and a Yoda and another Maul half to form the double-bladed one. Not sure what else there is.

GoktimusPrime
20th February 2008, 09:51 PM
These things are great display pieces but craphouse toys. I knew some guys that played with them - the plastic sheath around the blade is quite brittle and prone to breakage (well, brittle when you smash them up against each other with repetitive, excessive and violent force, ehehehehe) and once that sucker fractures the blade just goes totally floppy.

I prefer the Hasbro electronic toy sabres - oversized, but more fun to play with.. they break too after some use, but much cheaper to replace. ;) The little non-electronic sabres are even cheaper and have belt clips but the blades are short and they have no light or sounds.

Here's some pics of me and my friends mucking around with Hasbro electronic sabres. :)

Darth Maul sabre vs Qui-Gon Jinn sabre
http://www.geocities.com/goktimus/obiwan_darth2.jpg

http://www.geocities.com/goktimus/obiwan_darth1.jpg

Obi-Wan Kenobi light sabre
http://www.geocities.com/goktimusprime/swcosplay13.jpg

Anakin Skywalker light sabre
http://www.geocities.com/goktimusprime/swcosplay06.jpg

non-electronic Obi-Wan Kenobi lightsabres
http://www.geocities.com/goktimusprime/swcosplay07.jpg

and just for fun, my friend's Padmé Amidala cosplay :)
http://www.geocities.com/goktimusprime/swcosplay14.jpg

Darth Vader sabre
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y227/goktimusprime/Revenge%20of%20the%20Sith%20Fox%20Studios%20Premie re/rots07.jpg

Darth Vader sabre vs Luke Skywalker sabre
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y227/goktimusprime/Revenge%20of%20the%20Sith%20Fox%20Studios%20Premie re/rots06.jpg

And yes, it's me inside that Vader cosplay http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y227/goktimusprime/avatars/avatar_swm.jpg :p (even shaved my head)

Force FX sabres
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y227/goktimusprime/Revenge%20of%20the%20Sith%20Fox%20Studios%20Premie re/rots01.jpg

benben2142
20th February 2008, 09:57 PM
So how much is one?

TheDirtyDigger
21st February 2008, 07:35 AM
Usually $250 unless you can seduce a check out chick at an outlet that sells them then they are free.:);)

even cheaper and have belt clips but the blades are short and they have no light or sounds.
But those ones are extremely hardy. I have my own younglings beat each other up with them in all four colours.

benben2142
21st February 2008, 07:50 AM
One time at toyworld I saw it for about $140!

TheDirtyDigger
21st February 2008, 08:30 AM
You might find them on special at places and when they did first come out they were about $100 but demand and prices skyrocketed. They are much cheaper in the US. If you could get it shipped cheap enough and safely then it would be better to buy from there.

But like Gok says ....they are fragile and only really display pieces although you can pull off some nice poses and take some good pics with them.
Also the blue ones emit UV light which makes any neon LEGO you may have glow in the dark.:)

Saintly
21st February 2008, 10:17 AM
there are three kind of MR fx-force sabres...

I only have one of the kind... the mace-windu (purple) one... these actually takes 6 AAs. the other kind (check with TDD) I've heard takes 3 AAAs and has LEDs throughout.

The 3rd kind, I think, used to have the blade removable.

There are other sabres around similar to fx-sabres which allows you to duel but they are not made by MR.

The MR kind is purely for display and limited duel play

GoktimusPrime
21st February 2008, 10:53 AM
$140 is pretty cheap for a Force FX Sabre... and I'm surprised that you found one in a toy store, they're usually sold in specialty stores.

TheDirtyDigger
21st February 2008, 11:31 AM
They have occasionally appeared in Toys R Us and K-Mart down here but usually I've only seen them in What's New and independent collectible stores.

NEMESIS PRIME
21st February 2008, 02:32 PM
I remember seeing anakin's in the toy world catalog last year for $140


"Master Replicas have ceased their license agreement with Lucasfilm Ltd to produce replicas from the Star Wars universe"

http://www.casefresh.com/starwars/masterreplicas/

darockk
21st February 2008, 04:15 PM
I am also looking into buying one of these and from what ive discovered online, yeah the regular force FX saber is not recommended for duelling, as it damages the LEDS.

However there is a comapny who modifies these sabers and sells them as 'ultra FX force sabers'. They apparently put brighter luxeon LED's in them which also allows you to duel without breaking them. Also the 'blade' is detachable from the hilt unlike the regular sabers.

check out the ebay auction:

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/NEW-Luke-Skywalker-EPIV-FX-Custom-Luxeon-LED-lightsaber_W0QQitemZ200199762455QQihZ010QQcategory Z99971QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem


if your wondering about which saber to get, there is a guy on youtube who reviews pretty much all of them and gives you an idea of which is best out of the bunch: http://www.youtube.com/user/mcich