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daring dueler
04-22-2003, 12:05 AM
well i know i wish i had enough for all the master replicas, or the life size statues from that company there...yeah...

ZBomber
04-22-2003, 12:32 AM
Alot of the 4 inch figurine ships. ;)

swphreak
04-22-2003, 01:42 AM
all the master replica Light Sabers... if I ever become a Millionare, I'm gonna buy them all.

Random
04-22-2003, 02:00 AM
Does anyone here have any of the Master Replica sabers? Are they worth the money based on quality and authenticty? I've only seen the tiny images on their website. I guess what I'm asking is are they junk that only look good from across the room, or do they feel like the real thing in your hand?

dark jedi 8
04-28-2003, 07:02 PM
i would like all the master replicas, and the tyderium (sp) shuttle for 3 3/4 scale.:)

daring dueler
04-28-2003, 07:07 PM
i have a master replica...well worth the money! trust me its worth it all, i have anakins.i will buy vaders.

i too wish i had tyderium i will get it, when ? i have no clue

dark jedi 8
04-28-2003, 07:18 PM
is it the fx one? cause i was thinkin about gettin the vader one when it came out.
i hope they make a mace windu one, fx, and hilt version! i really like that saber, and i'd probably get both.:)

Hindy
05-01-2003, 09:03 PM
I tell ya the saber hilts without the FX are SOoooo worth it... Esp in the display case with good lighting.

When i removed it from the box I was compelled just to swing it around whilst wooshing noises coinsided with my irrational behaviour.

I even slept with it

Random
05-01-2003, 09:53 PM
Heh heh, yah, I'm convinced now. Just a few small purchaces to make then I can save up the jink and start collecting those.

Hindy
05-03-2003, 02:54 PM
Which one you thinkin of saving for... I ve got the Vader (ANH)

Random
05-03-2003, 02:58 PM
I've got my eye on Maul's saber. Its a little more than the others, but I like it. He's a great fighter, and has a good background story in the Dark Horse Comics. Then, I'll probably get Vader's or Obi-Wan's.

daring dueler
05-03-2003, 07:41 PM
yes, mine is f/x, but its worth it still. as for the vader f/x its not out yet, and mauls saber isnt really much more than the rest of the "just hilt" versions, they are all around 400$.

Random
05-03-2003, 09:50 PM
So, what's the story with the FX sabers? What is the blade? A big neon light? Do they have any sound effects? I wish I still had the old 1980's plastic sabers that had the slots cut in them so they hummed when you swung them.

dark jedi 8
05-03-2003, 10:47 PM
and how durable are they?:D

StarCords
05-04-2003, 06:24 PM
Lego ISD.

Lynk Former
05-04-2003, 06:28 PM
Lego Super Star Destroyer *nods* :p

StarCords
05-04-2003, 06:31 PM
I would be able to get it if it wasn't for that darn exchange rate.

daring dueler
05-05-2003, 06:38 PM
the blade is durable, and its m,akes just about every sound.

ZBomber
05-05-2003, 06:59 PM
I really want Queen Amidala's ship ><

daring dueler
05-07-2003, 12:40 AM
well, z, i think that it is cheap now(kinda) but u dont really have room for it, i barely did.

dark jedi 8
05-12-2003, 12:13 AM
the master replicas mace windu saber looks awesome. there's an add for it in the new SW insider magazine.:) gotta start saving up the pennies.

ZBomber
05-14-2003, 07:04 PM
Originally posted by daring dueler
well, z, i think that it is cheap now(kinda) but u dont really have room for it, i barely did.

I know where to put it, I just don't have the money. ><

daring dueler
05-16-2003, 12:52 AM
well save up i guess, (or grandma for b day) but where would you put it?

and mace msater replica, ive already started my saving!

Hindy
05-16-2003, 11:38 AM
I know I saw the Mace Lightsaber on Master Replicas! I gotta have it... Im saving from now!

daring dueler
05-16-2003, 08:44 PM
oh i know isnt it soo cool.(comes with a stand!)

StarCords
05-17-2003, 08:25 PM
Does it have BMF on it like the real one?

daring dueler
05-19-2003, 05:36 PM
BMF?

zERoCooL2479
05-30-2003, 12:16 PM
I have both
Vader's from Episode IV
and
Luke's from Episode V

from Master Replicas

I wish I could get them all, but the budget doesnt allow that :(
So I bought these, my personal favorites! I got low numbers too

The Vader one is #34/7500

and the Luke one is #132/2500

They are so sweet to have and look great on my shelf. I highly recommend them for their speedy service as well.

Random
05-30-2003, 10:00 PM
Good numbers ZC, its hard to find them. I saw a matching set of items on ebay, all #21 of Vader, Luke, Obi-Wan, Han's blaster starting for something like $4500.

I've got two sabers now. Neither are MR but they're quality sabers. One is Aayla's saber with an emitter you can change out for Shakk Ti's/Adi Gallia's. The other is Mace's saber from EP1 from Larbel's collection. I might pick up Dooku's saber while waiting for Mace's EP2 saber to become avalable.

I really like getting the more rare non-MR sabers of other characters.

daring dueler
06-03-2003, 06:57 PM
and where can people get these non-mr sabers

Hindy
06-03-2003, 09:42 PM
Dunno but maybe they are older licences, ICON made replica sabers before MR

There are sites around which so you how to make your own saber hilts from the movies for around $50... If ya strapped for cash you could always make your own :D

Random
06-03-2003, 11:09 PM
I tried making one of my own sabers, but like I always say, "Ya get what ya pay for." And when you buy $20 worth of hardware, you get a $20 saber.

The non-MR sabers I'm talking about are avalable on ebay every now and then. I've seen Leia's saber that she made herself (not one given to her). And Aurra Sing's saber. All the Qui-Gon Jinn sabers are custom made. Some people copy the MR sabers pretty well. Some are made by Larbel, one of the artists that used to make sabers for MR.

My point of view is, you can always get a sold-out MR saber on ebay for a reasonable price if you wait for it. But the non-MR sabers are rare finds and really show off your fan-boy when you know there are only a handful of copies out there.

daring dueler
06-06-2003, 07:15 PM
ive made my own (2) not bad really.
but where could i find non mr sabers...or these 50$ custom ones?
the icons are sold out everywhere and are alot more than MR

Random
06-06-2003, 10:32 PM
Like I said, the best place to find specific sabers based on actual props is ebay. Ya just gotta watch it for a few weeks to find one you want and are willing to pay for. Talk to the seller and ask them questions about it. You shouldn't pay any more than you would for a MR saber. Less actually. In fact, I'm planning to wait for the MR Mace saber to be released and then buy it on ebay, its a lot cheeper there. I'll have to wait longer but probably pay half as much.

But, you can find cheeper ones that arn't based on the character props, but simply custom sabers.

http://www.rlsasabers.com/
are pretty cheep. That's probably because they seem to use the same basic shapes to make a lot of different sabers.

http://www.parksabers.com/arcwave.html
are kinda expensive. That seems to be because of the craftmanship put into the sabers. They look much more detailed and a lot of them have blades and extra options.

http://larbel.amer.net/
Larbel doesn't make sabers anymore. You can sometimes find them for sale on ebay though.

http://www.padawansguide.com/lightsabers.shtml
Make your own from hardware. You get what you pay for.

http://www.thelightsaber.com/history1.htm
I like to use this site to compair the custom sabers I find on ebay to what they should look like. It appears as though a lot of research went into the histories page.

daring dueler
06-09-2003, 07:24 PM
well ok thanx, those arnt bad, but there isnt good info for ordering on those , eccept not for thre cheaper ones, i mean i dont have a job (sadly) thus no money, but ill eventually get another MR i guess, or maybe ill save for a mini bust.

daring dueler
06-09-2003, 07:25 PM
well ok thanx, those arnt bad, but there isnt good info for ordering on those , eccept not for thre cheaper ones, i mean i dont have a job (sadly) thus no money, but ill eventually get another MR i guess, or maybe ill save for a mini bust.

dopestknight
06-14-2003, 02:05 PM
that was a lot of good info thanks

ZBomber
06-16-2003, 11:50 AM
Originally posted by daring dueler
well ok thanx, those arnt bad, but there isnt good info for ordering on those , eccept not for thre cheaper ones, i mean i dont have a job (sadly) thus no money, but ill eventually get another MR i guess, or maybe ill save for a mini bust.

I thought you were gonna do work for your uncle or something.

daring dueler
06-18-2003, 02:15 PM
later on yeah, but as of now, no money!

zERoCooL2479
06-30-2003, 11:29 PM
Originally posted by zERoCooL2479
I have both
Vader's from Episode IV
and
Luke's from Episode V

from Master Replicas

I wish I could get them all, but the budget doesnt allow that :(
So I bought these, my personal favorites! I got low numbers too

The Vader one is #34/7500

and the Luke one is #132/2500

They are so sweet to have and look great on my shelf. I highly recommend them for their speedy service as well.


I never showed you guys a pic, welp here it is...

http://thejediacademy.net/files/screenshots/DSC00001.JPG


:)

Hindy
07-01-2003, 09:27 AM
Very nice :D . I take it they are not signature edition?

daring dueler
07-01-2003, 12:14 PM
yeah they are cool, i think i like those better than the f/x ones, but most od my money is going towards the action figures, but i got a summer job, so i can get the darth vfader one i want, or i might get dooku? nah vader.

ZBomber
07-05-2003, 12:20 AM
i'm saving my money for silver boba. ;)

daring dueler
07-06-2003, 02:05 PM
me 2, im saving for the boba and the shuttle, which is hard when i havbnt worked inna week.

ZBomber
07-06-2003, 02:46 PM
Originally posted by daring dueler
me 2, im saving for the boba and the shuttle, which is hard when i havbnt worked inna week.

Yeh, I might have to hold up on the other figures, if we are gonna have to buy it from Brain's (120 in C9)

daring dueler
07-08-2003, 12:25 PM
thats gonna be my final try, im saving for it,but i gotta save for alot
-the fallowing
imperial shuttle 150$
boba fett-120$ but ill find it cheaper
a marine zippo lighter
vintage 12" boba fett-140$
i owe my mom 100

but its easy because i work,but still that like 3 week of work for just 3 products

ZBomber
07-08-2003, 03:01 PM
Originally posted by daring dueler
thats gonna be my final try, im saving for it,but i gotta save for alot
-the fallowing
imperial shuttle 150$
boba fett-120$ but ill find it cheaper
a marine zippo lighter
vintage 12" boba fett-140$
i owe my mom 100

but its easy because i work,but still that like 3 week of work for just 3 products

Yeh, but I'd get Boba first......

daring dueler
07-08-2003, 03:44 PM
nah not really, you see, the boba will be available later for a cheaper price at www.johns-toys.com but its too late i just ordered the shuttle, so ill get that, and the boba later.