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Title: Destrius' Lord Vader ESB 2005 force fx review.
Post by: destrius on August 23, 2006, 07:04:54 PM
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I am so pleased with this saber! Lets start the review!

HILT
The hilt is an impressive peice of work! It is nicely arranged and not too hard to handle if you know where to grip it. The 6 rubber grips run all the way up to the control box area. The igniton switch is a strip of six bubbles. Its easy to flip and difficult to accedently turn off midswing.(at least for me) The upper hilt consists of many intresting details, and a beautiful chrome finish. There are little wires(fake, of course) popping in and out of little black holes in three locations on the hilt to give it a "real saber" sorta feel. There is also to ports above the control box that would most likely be "recharge ports" as they are called in the star wars dictionary. The emiter is made from a nice textured plastic. It fits the saber well. On the emiter are several unmovable knobs, and a D ring which is pretty secure. The speaker is located on the end cap, which can unscrew to take out the battery holder. Overall, the hilt is amazing! Griping it makes you believe its a real lightsaber! It is also well replicated from the original prop. I didnt find it that heavy, but I have nothing to compare it to. Pics...
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BLADE
The sturdy polycarbonate blade feels very secure. When I first slid the power switch to my vader, I was amazed! The blade shines a beautiful, full, red. Trust me, pics cant do it justice, its really brighter than most would think! In most pics it appears orange or dull(like mine). Dont be fooled... I was so impressed with the blade, words cant describe it. It has a great glow and a very "Sithy" mood. Pics...
Lighted Room(still at night)
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Dim room
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Darkness
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SOUND
The sound is one of the Vaders strong points! It is very unique. I find the volume to be perfect. The hum is AWSOME. Very deep and sith like. It has several swing sounds, but only one clash sound. The vaders other features make up for it. The motion sensors are very well synced.

OVERALL
This is a great saber I recommend for anyone! Sounds great, looks great, feels great! If you feel sith, this is the lightsaber for you! I would give it a 10/10, but because there are brighter blades, and the one clash sound, It rounds to 9/10. Excellent saber! I love it very much, and I know you shall too!

MTFBWU

Title: Re: Destrius' Lord Vader ESB 2005 force fx review.
Post by: robiwan on August 23, 2006, 07:11:17 PM
Glad you like your Vader. I love mine as well. The sound is this sabers best feature IMHO. The great thing about this saber is that other than the Maul, no other saber uses this sound! Here's a shot of mine.
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Title: Re: Destrius' Lord Vader ESB 2005 force fx review.
Post by: Bandit-Jedi on August 23, 2006, 07:49:58 PM
Great review and awesome pics! 

You were able to capture a straight to the point explanation of what makes up the TESB Vader.  Good job!

Title: Re: Destrius' Lord Vader ESB 2005 force fx review.
Post by: destrius on August 23, 2006, 08:32:55 PM
Thanks guys. This is my frist time reviewing anything so im glad you like it. ;D
Title: Re: Destrius' Lord Vader ESB 2005 force fx review.
Post by: Jedi Ollie on August 24, 2006, 04:49:02 AM
Great review, now get some more sabers and review them too! :D
Title: Re: Destrius' Lord Vader ESB 2005 force fx review.
Post by: jack3auer on August 24, 2006, 05:15:42 AM
well done nice pics too.

many say the vader ESB is the definitive Force FX lightsaber.
Title: Re: Destrius' Lord Vader ESB 2005 force fx review.
Post by: destrius on August 24, 2006, 05:30:36 AM
Thanks, I look forward to review other future sabers! :D
Title: Re: Destrius' Lord Vader ESB 2005 force fx review.
Post by: levelnext on August 24, 2006, 06:09:31 AM
CONGRATS MAN, FINALLY!!!!

i am glad you liked your saber, nice review, and as far as i can see, you are hooked, and you will get another saber  ;D

Title: Re: Destrius' Lord Vader ESB 2005 force fx review.
Post by: Vader Breath on August 24, 2006, 03:40:40 PM
Awesome review and pics! Very in depth, cant wait till your next review!
Title: Re: Destrius' Lord Vader ESB 2005 force fx review.
Post by: Hamill82 on August 24, 2006, 03:44:25 PM
Most excellent Destrius, glad you have Vader Force Fx saber now   ;)
Title: Re: Destrius' Lord Vader ESB 2005 force fx review.
Post by: Goffa on August 24, 2006, 04:17:59 PM
Nice pics!  Sounds like a great saber, maybe i'll get one someday when I get some more paychecks  ;D
Title: Re: Destrius' Lord Vader ESB 2005 force fx review.
Post by: destrius on August 25, 2006, 01:25:05 PM
Yea, mabey I can get an obi wan for my b day that will be coming up in a couple of months.
Title: Re: Destrius' Lord Vader ESB 2005 force fx review.
Post by: Lord Throughlou on November 04, 2006, 03:06:49 AM
nice review im thinking about getting one of these but the darth maul is tearing me away lol
i still need to write a review for my anakin and iv had it a year lol
Title: Re: Destrius' Lord Vader ESB 2005 force fx review.
Post by: destrius on December 16, 2006, 06:21:40 PM
Yea, Im dying for an Obi Wan but i bought MK: Armageddon so now, hopfully, I will buy one after Christmas, when I get paid.
Title: Re: Destrius' Lord Vader ESB 2005 force fx review.
Post by: Darth Tryanas on November 02, 2008, 06:43:29 PM
nice review and nice saber
Title: Re: Destrius' Lord Vader ESB 2005 force fx review.
Post by: darthmorbius on November 02, 2008, 06:50:37 PM
nice review and nice saber

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