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Darth Vader ROTJ LE... pics from Comic-Con
« on: July 21, 2006, 12:29:12 AM »
New pics have surfaced via Rebelscum's coverage of Comic-Con of MR's upcoming Darth Vader ROTJ Limited Edition lightsaber:


http://www.rebelscum.com/sdcc06/preview-MR/IMG_0032.JPG


http://www.rebelscum.com/sdcc06/preview-MR/IMG_0034.JPG


http://www.rebelscum.com/sdcc06/preview-MR/IMG_0043.JPG


http://www.rebelscum.com/sdcc06/preview-MR/IMG_0041.JPG


http://www.rebelscum.com/sdcc06/preview-MR/IMG_0039.JPG

More... http://www.rebelscum.com/sdcc06/preview-MR/default.asp

This is a prototype, but I have to believe it looks very close to the finished product. I've never been a fan of the Vader ROTJ hilt, but I must say this looks pretty nice (aside from the wacky control box). I'd more than love to get a Vader prop replica, but with the prices that the ANH and ESB go for on Ebay, and the ROTS Vader not being my ideal cup of tea, this might be the way to go.
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Re: Darth Vader ROTJ LE... pics from Comic-Con
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2006, 12:31:18 AM »
it looks pretty...
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Re: Darth Vader ROTJ LE... pics from Comic-Con
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2006, 01:51:39 AM »
For some reason I really like this saber, it just screams Sith at me.  I think it might be because all of the black details on the saber.

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Re: Darth Vader ROTJ LE... pics from Comic-Con
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2006, 02:14:29 AM »
I think this Vader's ROTJ hilt is one of the most hasty doned hilts ever! I'm sorry but this hasn't ever been on very high standards on my opinion, even though it's Vader's hilt, I just don't like it  :-\
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Re: Darth Vader ROTJ LE... pics from Comic-Con
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2006, 03:57:49 AM »
takes a little getting used to doesnt it??? whats the deal with ignition? i dont see a control box.....or is that a smaller version of the control box???? so many questions...........
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Re: Darth Vader ROTJ LE... pics from Comic-Con
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2006, 04:32:35 AM »
I think this Vader's ROTJ hilt is one of the most hasty doned hilts ever! I'm sorry but this hasn't ever been on very high standards on my opinion, even though it's Vader's hilt, I just don't like it  :-\

i dont like it either,  the ESB is class.





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Re: Darth Vader ROTJ LE... pics from Comic-Con
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2006, 04:33:31 AM »
you said it han....the ESB hilt is the best vader hilt ever!
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Re: Darth Vader ROTJ LE... pics from Comic-Con
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2006, 04:54:04 AM »
you said it han....the ESB hilt is the best vader hilt ever!

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Re: Darth Vader ROTJ LE... pics from Comic-Con
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2006, 09:42:58 AM »
i have the plastic version and it is crappy.



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Re: Darth Vader ROTJ LE... pics from Comic-Con
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2006, 09:46:49 AM »
Hopefully Yoda will bring back more pics :)

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Re: Darth Vader ROTJ LE... pics from Comic-Con
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2006, 09:53:27 AM »
It's an ugly hilt but like master Knucle said it will take some getting used to.

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Re: Darth Vader ROTJ LE... pics from Comic-Con
« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2006, 04:24:36 PM »
It's THE ugliest lightsaber hilt IMHO. Basically it's the Luke ESB re-worked into a Darth Vader Graflex. This prop was actually used in ESB as one of Luke's hilts (the one he dropped when his hand got chopped off). It's a shame they misplaced the Vader ESB prop... if they hadn't we might have gotten that hilt with some tiny mods and a ROTJ plaque.  ::) Overall though this one is just odd... it looks like a homemade lightsaber any fanboy could have put together.
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Re: Darth Vader ROTJ LE... pics from Comic-Con
« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2006, 05:03:50 AM »
not to get to off topic here BUT........... does anyone know the reason the hilt changed from ESB to ROTJ.....its only a few years according to the movies right.....did vader lose the other one or damged etc etc.....just wondering if anyone had an answer to the hilt change.
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Re: Darth Vader ROTJ LE... pics from Comic-Con
« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2006, 10:49:38 AM »
how did the hilt change from ANH to ESB? Vader's saber, a mystery it is

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Re: Darth Vader ROTJ LE... pics from Comic-Con
« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2006, 11:04:33 AM »
On the ROTJ... ugh, it sucks itself but the MR version isn't that great.  I'm not impressed. :-\

not to get to off topic here BUT........... does anyone know the reason the hilt changed from ESB to ROTJ.....its only a few years according to the movies right.....did vader lose the other one or damged etc etc.....just wondering if anyone had an answer to the hilt change.

They didn't have any MPP's left but they had the stunt left over from ESB.  It was dark so not many could tell, and they got away with fudging it for quite a while.

how did the hilt change from ANH to ESB? Vader's saber, a mystery it is

Nope, you just haven't looked that hard. :P  The nost visible differences are the grips and the clamp.  On the ANH they broke the normal clamp and had to put a nail in and bend it and the grips have a space before the clamp.  On the ESB they bolted the clamp and there is no space between the grips and clamp.  There are also the wires in the ports on the ESB.