"You are under arrest, my lord!"
These words were spoken by Jedi Master Mace Windu to the evil Sith Lord Sidious (aka Palpatine) in ROTS just as he "defeated" the Sith Lord in a lightsaber duel. Thus begins my review of the Mace Windu ROTS FX Lightsaber.The Box
It's your typical single bladed lightsaber box. The Mace like the latest versions of the FX sabers were packaged very nicely and I had no problems taking it out of the box. I didn't bother taking a picture of it since there was no need to. I did take a picture of the discription though and have posted it below.The Hilt
The hilt upon first inspection I thought, "Hmm, this isn't too bad not as big as some pictures have made it out to be". I honestly like the hilt, grant it is a lot bigger than the LE and the reason why I don't give this a full ten is because of the use for the six battery pack. I think the Mace saber could have really benifited with the use of a newly tooled and smaller hilt to incorperate the three (either AA or AAA) battery pack. I don't know why Master Replicas didn't think of redoing the saber to incorpate the three battery pack. Over all the hilt itself is VERY beautiful looking and shiny. The gold pieces really give it that blingness to it.
The weight of the hilt, honestly I have no problems with it. People say it's heavier than the Anakin ROTS, I think they are about the same honestly and I can actually twirl the Mace hilt better than I can the Anakin. For the activation switch I had no problems where it was at since I twirled it around for a few minutes and I once didn't hit the on/off switch.The Blade (length, color etc)
When I first saw the saber I thought that the blade seemed a tad shorter than the Anakin ROTS one. In comparing the two they are the same length though. As far as the color goes, when I fired it up it is a purple but more of a lighter purple than what we see in AOTC and ROTS. I took it into my bathroom and turned off the lights and fired it up. It still seemed a bit light in purple but was darker at the same time in the dark. However I'm using the Duracell Copper Top batteries so that might be effecting the brightness of the blade and such. There is a bit of blotchyness to it but that's typical but I don't see it if I hold it at a certain angle. Also too as far as seeing the red strip, I can't honestly see it... maybe because I am color blind and certain colors (wether they be lighter colors or darker colors) tend to blend together and I have a hard time distinguishing them.The Sound
Typical recyled Jedi sounds, and this is why I give it a lower score. Also the sounds on mine aren't nearly as loud as the Anakin ROTS. They also seem a bit muffled, maybe because the holes for the speaker aren't that big enough, I don't know. As far as the response time for swinging and clashing the saber it's pretty sensative, more so than my Maul saber. Every twirl or swing I took with the saber the sounds were right on cue and I didn't have to hit the saber that hard to get the clash sounds to work. Over All Rating
Over all I give this a 7/10. It's a pretty nice hilt but as I said earlier it could have benifited a lot more by having it redone smaller and implimenting either the three AA or AAA battery pack. I am pleased to have this saber in my collection and I will be playing with this saber quite a bit.
Now onto the pictures...Clip Of The BoxClicky for larger pictureThe Front Of The SaberClicky for larger picture The Back Of The SaberClicky for larger imageClose Up Of Emitter SectionClicky for larger imageClose Up Of Grips & Pommel SectionClicky for larger imageClose Up Of SkinClicky for larger imageThe Blade In Normal LightingClicky for larger imageThe Blade Showing Its Natural ColorClicky for larger image
P.S. With the blade showing it's natural color I just set my camera brightness setting down to zero.