"You're powers are WEAK old man." 8)
This FFX is any but! Well, I have to say, MR did a great job on this Lightsaber. "Impressive.....MOST impressive."
MASTER REPLICAS DARTH VADER FORCE FX LIGHTSABER
This is the new trend now with MR. I like it and hope they don't mess this up. I like how it advertises the upcoming sabers, such as the Luke ANH, (which I doubt will show something new after the Luke ANH) but am curious in regards to the indication they might still be selling the Mace AOTC? The back story is cool, but Qui-Gon never taught Anakin. It has the post-Maul TPM better foam fit and is secure. It is smaller in size than the giant 2003 V1 box. I think the colour of the V in the anniversary logo is cool, just as was Yoda's. (Matching the saber colour)
Average blade length, width, tip. But that is the only things average about it. I found this blade stronger, has a whiter film of all the Gen 3s and it is brighter. I still find my 2003 redder to the naked eye, but on camera, it is rorange. :P The 2007 is not as red to the naked eye as the V1. ;D It is more durable than the majority of the blades. (Except Maul TPM) The blade seems to be locked in tighter than than most of the sabers.
This what the hilt of the lightsaber should feel like. HEAVY. Now most may argue that a lightsaber's hilt should be light. However, according to starwars.com, the energy blade is conical in nature and spirals upwards. (I can think of an example of this from Tai-Chi......The energy that comes from the earth is said to spiral up through the body's joints, thus creating a body so rigid and powerful, that is it unbreakable.) But because most forms of energy have no weight, the hilt should compensate. This hilt is perfect for that. It is a very good single-hand fighting. It fits beautifully in the hand also.(See pic) I am reminded of my buddy's fencing foil. This will be one that is difficult to do the parade twirls that most people do with the sabers. The saber's centerfugal point is closer to the middle of the hilt, rather than the top. Also, the hilt is closer to the real hilt than the 2003 model. About an inch shorter. I just don't like the silver ring in the emitter. MR went from a nice ribbed ring to the flat ring that looks out of place....cheap. I can only shake my head here. This is the only criticism I have of the hilt.
OK, we all know what the Sith lightsaber sounds of EPs V, VI and the PT. But we are left guessing here. We do not hear the power-up and power-down of Vader's saber in ANH. So, we can only assume it is the Snap-Hiss sound like striking a match. HOWEVER, this is not the case here. So, I will base my opinion and observation as if I never seen any of the movies. The hum is synthetic (Sith crystals), is clear but a little quieter than the Maul TPM. The clash reacts well to the hits. Not too light, but just right. The motion sensors is pretty close to my movements. The ignition is clear and loud, unlike the Yoda, which sounds like my neighbour's power saw.
OVERALL TOTAL = 19 / 20 (95%)
This is the next to get for dueling saber for me. I never like the Vader sabers, but this one is the tops on my list. If you want to feel the "Power of the Dark Side", this is the saber to pick up. I only bought it to add to my collection. Now I want a second. ;D Well, this is Cin signing off from the peanut gallery. ;)
Have A Great Day,
Cin Drallig ;D