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Offline Darth Pantsless

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Just got a bargain Vader ANH 2007!!!
« on: July 09, 2007, 07:31:46 PM »
On Ebay from an online trader with 100% positive feedback for A$134 delivered (approx US$110). It is brand new and confirmed as the 2007 model. In Australia the standard price for FX's is $250 without delivery (lord knows why). Needless to say I'm excited and hoping I don't get a letdown

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Re: Just got a bargain Vader ANH 2007!!!
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2007, 07:36:40 PM »
nice. well around here for a new mr 110$ is about correct.

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Re: Just got a bargain Vader ANH 2007!!!
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2007, 07:37:03 PM »
Well, look at it this way. If it's the new Vader ANH you have a great saber! If it's the old Vader ANH you got a great price on an OOP collectable saber!.  ;D
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Re: Just got a bargain Vader ANH 2007!!!
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2007, 07:43:35 PM »
Wow  ;D
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Re: Just got a bargain Vader ANH 2007!!!
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2007, 07:55:46 PM »
Nice Score Lando!

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Re: Just got a bargain Vader ANH 2007!!!
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2007, 07:56:21 PM »
For your situation, that is S-W-E-E-T Steal, bud! I dare you to bring it on patrol. Maybe use it for a road side spot check! ;)


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Re: Just got a bargain Vader ANH 2007!!!
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2007, 10:13:56 PM »
I'd do the imitation of the cops on Futurama "Let's get 24th century on his XXX"

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Re: Just got a bargain Vader ANH 2007!!!
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2007, 11:52:24 PM »
Great find Lando! You got that one for a fine price indeed!

I hope that you get it soon so we can see it in all its sithy glory! ;D

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Re: Just got a bargain Vader ANH 2007!!!
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2007, 11:53:51 PM »
Thanks all, I will be waiting by the letter box I can assure you all. I will post a review (can't do pics) when it arrives

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Re: Just got a bargain Vader ANH 2007!!!
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2007, 08:40:52 PM »
Just arrived!!!

All was as advertised. I was very impressed with the workmanship on the hilt, however I have no idea why a dark lord of the sith would make a saber that is so difficult to hold (ie control box). Any way so I walked up to my nearest shopping centre and grabbed some Energizer max batteries.

My only other saber is a Luke ROTJ and this one does make it feel like an oversized toy. The blade has much better light diffusion than the Luke, however obviously is not as bright. It is still quite bright though.

Sound. When I switched the saber on the ignition sound scared my six and seven year old daughters so much they ran from the room screaming, and they have played with my Luke many times before. Hopefully it will have the same effect on my wife when I'm drinking beer in front of the TV and she wants me to clean the house. The sound was not quite as loud as the Luke, but more than adequate. I noticed a slight delay for the ignition/retraction sounds compared to the LED scroll.

Unfortunately I don't have any of the earlier Vader sabers to compare to, but this is a fine saber. I have a digital camera, but having the computer abilities of a caveman I can't work out how to host them.

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Re: Just got a bargain Vader ANH 2007!!!
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2007, 08:52:06 PM »
The delay with the deactivation sounds/scrolling LEDS is intentional, since that is how it was in the  movies.
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Re: Just got a bargain Vader ANH 2007!!!
« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2007, 09:10:51 PM »
The delay is normal on the Vaders, It put me off a little at first as well, until I watched the movies more closely. As Yukiel stated it's pretty close. :)



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Re: Just got a bargain Vader ANH 2007!!!
« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2007, 09:31:56 PM »

Unfortunately I don't have any of the earlier Vader sabers to compare to, but this is a fine saber. I have a digital camera, but having the computer abilities of a caveman I can't work out how to host them.

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Re: Just got a bargain Vader ANH 2007!!!
« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2007, 03:57:23 PM »
Just to add, I got an awesome bargain the other day. Play.com did the... "Star Wars: Darth Vader Replica FX Lightsaber Episode IV (New Version!)"... which I can only assume is the 2007 model, yesterday for £25 (that's 51.60USD for those in the states).

Today it's back to £69.99 (144USD)

Got dispatched this morning and is currently "in progress" with Parcelforce.

Will be my first lightsaber. Now that's a bargain, and i'm a very happy bunny :D

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Re: Just got a bargain Vader ANH 2007!!!
« Reply #14 on: November 21, 2007, 12:01:49 PM »
It arrived today. I went to Woolies after work and bought some batteries just incase (awesome delivery time, 2 days after order - go Play! :D).

God it's ace. My housemates that Ive played with before was obviously one of the old Vader models cause the grips on that were huge, and I dont just mean up to the black surround, I mean they made the handle really fat (as im sure you all know with being veterens in such things). This is just plain winderful :)