>>5382693 Speaking of, (Lightsaber /general/ time?) any sites with good-quality, durable sabers other than Saberforge?
I was thinking of getting a Novus from sabershop (http://www.sabershop.com/main.html), which I know is meant to be more of a movie prop than anything else, but it looks cool and was designed to be good for duelling.
>>5382693 Yeah, I got the Skywalker Force FX at a discount because I wanted light and sound and don't have the budget for a custom. But 500 bucks? If I had that kind of money I would just buy a kickass custom graflex saber.
God dam, I came here to make a thread about exactly this. Hasbro's website says it's out of stock, but you can have them email you when it's back. They wouldn't give you that option if they weren't planning on making more, right? [spoiler]Right?[/spoiler]
Is it a removable blade version? If so snatch that shit up right now. Those are stupid hard to find and there's no telling if Hasbro will ever make them again. I wish I'd bought the Obi and Vader ones on clearance for 50 bucks.
If not that's still a pretty damn good deal considering the aftermarket prices, but the Black Series version has better sound effects and brighter LEDs, and is reportedly the brightest and most vivid among the new line.
I managed to snag a Luke saber around Thanksgiving. Unfortunately the blade was slightly broken so I sent it back for a replacement. Now unfortunately Hasbro is holding my saber hostage since they don't have one to send back to me yet. I'm getting a little irritated at this point it's been quite a while now and nothing has been done. I'm gonna call them again and see what the deal is. This shits annoying. Pic related is the damage to the blade.
>>5385144 I remember you! You seemed pretty divided on whether to send it back at the time, presumably for this very reason. Sucks you're having so much trouble dude but hopefully you get one with better QC this time.
>>5385154 >Managed to snipe a Removable Blade Anakin Sabe
>>5385283 Yep that was me. I was hesitant about it for this very reason. Hopefully all works out. If not I'll just get a refund and put that money to a saberforge. I've been to their site a few times. Do they not make a Graflex style hilt? I like the RotJ hilt they have but I've always been a fan if Luke/Anakins saber.
Fuck guys, I'm so conflicted. I have the model in the OP and I love it, but I bought it for $120 and can now make $400 off of it. Should I sell it? Will they make more? I love the design, but that's a lot of money.
>>5386553 See the two in the middle. The one on the left is from ESB. The right one is ANH. The changes are: >The black strips for gripping have been screwed in. >The activation switch has been flipped to the other side >The button(s) on the activation switch have changed from being translucent calculator bubbles to being a piece of a computer chip. >texture has been added around near the switch to add more grip
Probably some other tiny differences I don't care enough to notice.
>>5388083 Ah, so it's subtle. I'll probably still buy it though if it goes up for sale. >>5388096 I packaged mine up, listed it, then immediately ended the auction. I don't want to bother hunting them all down again, fuck that. I'm just happy to own it. I did buy 2 Vaders from target last night though.
Anon who sent his saber back reporting in. I had planned on calling Hasbro tomorrow when I had some time to find out where the fuck my saber was. To my surprise waiting for me when I got home was not only my Ben Reilly Spider-Man ML, but a brand new, undamaged Luke saber. No blade defects and nothing wrong with the hilt either. I'm so fucking happy I got a good one this time. So since I got a new one, I'm guessing they might have gotten more in to the warehouse. Check up on HST in the next few days and you might find one for retail. Now I've gotta fight the urge to sell it for $400...
>>5393260 I live close enough I can drive. I went last year and it was so much fun. I was lucky to get tickets again this year and me and a buddy are going for three days. It's totally worth it. There are so many people though and lines for everything but being able to see all that shit first is so awesome.
>>5395160 This They keep extras on hand for that very reason and replacements are there number one priority. I have no clue why it took anon so long to get his back though, maybe they were completely out of everything, including the backups.
>>5395184 I think that was the case. It also could've been because it was around the holidays and the movie release so who knows. I'm just glad I got it back, however I now noticed a flickering LED or two in the blade, just can't luck out with this can I? If I bend the blade slightly it fixes but if you move it around they get knocked out. Anybody know of any fixes? Fortunately it's not bad, not worth sending it back AGAIN, but a fix would be nice. I was thinking of maybe even converting it if a kit comes out.
>>5395674 I've actually decided to get an ultrasaber as well. I wanted to get a green one too but who knows when Hasbro will release an ROTJ Luke. I plan on mounting both sabers on the wall and using them to frame this bitching star wars poster I have. Lit up they'll both look good. Plus of its upright my FX saber is fine. So that's the route I've decided to go. Since I'm just gonna get one of the basic designs I'm in no rush to pick one up. I may even get one when Comicon rolls around. They always have a booth at my local cons and shit is usually on sale. Once everything's said and done it'll look awesome. My roommate is thinoot about getting an ultrasaber too so we may be massive homos and duel with them.
as someone who was broke as fuck when the force fx sabers came out (thanks grad school) and couldn't get one, i'd love to hear a comparison between them and the new black series versions. pros, cons, etc.
Yowza, those Force FX aftermarket prices are insane! I saw Vader's in-stock on Target's website last week, out of stock now of course, but that's one site to watch if anyone here is still looking for some sabers.
Really glad I decided to pick these up before things got crazy, they're seriously cool and fun display pieces, but no way would I pay more than MSRP for them (heck I hesitated pulling the trigger at well below MSRP, only paid about $120 each).
Very pleased with how this photo turned out, haha.
>>5399373 Great photo! I can't get over how good these things look through a camera. I would imagine customer sabers look even better, but these are definitely great looking. Glad I picked up a Luke when I had the chance. If I can find Vader that'd be awesome but I won't hold my breath.
Fuck Saberforge right now. I don't even care about Phil, since he is smart enough now to keep his mouth shut about drama.
Their new CSR is a whiny bitch who is banning anyone on the forum who dares bring forth a complaint. It's like he's making his own little crowd of suck-ups and not tolerating opposing thoughts.
On top of that they're disorganized to the point where they've 'lost' a bunch of orders and are blaming USPS but don't have the internal record keeping system they need to actually tell whether they shipped something out or not.
>>5402373 Pic related is their old add photo for the grab bag. If you consider half their stock to be entry level sure. I've personally seen Dark Liberators come from that grab bag. Grab bag is great if you need a few of them for Birthdays or Christmas.
Here's some info for the interested anons. -only 55 US plus shipping -Grab bag sabers could be anything from their catalog, most expensive Ultras can run near to 200 -Stunt sabers only (no sound) -Hilt will have minor defect of some kind, usually a blemish in the finish or a scratch some place (anything that could get it sent back but wouldn't stop it from functioning) -Color will be random (unless you pay for a specific one, 5$ usually) -no blade (unless you pay for it, 15$) ----Note, if you wanna save a bit add a bit more randomness to your order get a Grab Bag blade, same condition as the hilts and you choose from the 24 inch initiate or the 36 inch full length)
Grab Bag - https://www.ultrasabers.com/GrabBag-p/grabbag.htm
Single Blade Sabers - https://www.ultrasabers.com/category-s/70.htm
>>5393243 >>5393284 this guy knows what's up. I got the Darth Vader lightsaber at Barnes and Noble for a similar price. If you're a member you get 10% off in store purchases and over the holidays they had a 30% off coupon that you could (surprisingly) use on top of that.
I will say though, I went to three different Barnes and Nobles and only one of them carried these lightsabers
>>5402160 >>5402174 The old Hasbro Signature and MR sabers have been scarce due to the movie but it may relax a bit once the hype starts dying down. Also depends on whether or not Hasbro makes removable blade versions again I guess.
>>5403026 Is the defect fixable? It was pretty much like that after a few uses. I always wanted to display mine on the wall with one of these (http://saber-stand.com/), but now that they've inflated so much I don't know what to do. How much would you spend on it personally?
>>5407060 They will release that one as Rey's saber, I have no doubt. It's the same as ESB but with the original glass eye. They opened with the ANH cause it's similar enough to get hypebux but not an outright spoiler.
How do these compare to the sabers that came out around 2005? I have the Vader and Windu sabers. The metal on them has a little weathering on them (which just makes them a little more cooler to me), and the Windu was early early on where the purple was kinda bad since it was red and blue LEDs just jammed in there.
>>5412582 The LED strip is a bit brighter than the old ones, not as bright as a custom saber but still really nice. The sound board is a little louder as well with a richer and clearer sound font supposedly ripped directly from the movies. They added a gryoscope in to the hilt that allows for a more accurate "woosh" noise. Two different clash sounds Hasbro's models have been a bit spotty on QC. I ordered a Luke saber from HST and the clouded white polycarbinate material on the inside of the blade was actually broken and had a piece loose up in the tip of the blade. I sent it back and got a replacement and the new one is fine. I have one or two LED's that will occasionally flicker if I swing it a certain way but that's no big deal to me. And some people have scratches on their hilts. There are a few plastic pieces like the emitter that I want to eventually replace with metal parts from TCSS. Overall I really like my Luke saber and regret not grabbing Vader's when I had the chance.
>>5414417 Yeah it's been super tempting to not sell my Luke saber. I was lucky and managed to grab it when some anon posted about a few HST coupons that brought it down to like $110-$120. It's so tempting since I've seen a few sell for $450-$500
>>5419940 To be fair I too have heard negative things about both Saberfirge and Ultrasabers. I do think you're in for a better saber if you go Vaders Vault or Parksabers. But that does require shelling out the exra $$.
As for your comparison of MR/Hasbro sabers to custom sabers is apples to oranges. The Force FX sabers are meant for display. The other ones are meant to duel with. Basically your argument sucks and YOU should gtfo.
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