Your sitting here reading this review cause your possibly thinking of getting a Vader ESB Force FX. And all the reviews you have read say how great this and many other fx sabers are. Well, their right! And maybe even more with the Vader ESB.
You see, I currently own the Anakin ROTS, Luke ROTJ, and I had the ROTS Obi-Wan. The Vader out of all of them, really takes you back to the time when you first saw the menacing glance of this caped villan.
The detail that MR put into this saber is top notch, infact if you snoop around here you can see pictures of this FX saber next to MR's Limited Edition ESB Vader and you'll find that they are 99% indentical. The threading on the bottom, the extruding wires on the sides, the painted letters, the black speaker cap, it all adds to the realism of holding this saber in your hands.
Once you get over the inital shock of how gorgeous this hilt is and find the on/off switch your ears and eyes are in for a suprise. Hearing the crisp low idle hum brings thoughts of Luke and Vader on Cloud City battling in the Carbonite chamber. You can almost hear his unforgetable breathing apparatus as if he was standing right behind you. And the red glow of the blade mixed with the sound effects sends shivers down your back.
The swing noises are great and the motion sensor in the unit I have is good that its not too loose but loose enough that its one noise per swing, not 2 per one swing like my Anakin.
If you have a chance to aquire this saber, do so. You will not be dissapointed. I promise.
(if you are dissapointed, :P to you.)