"Not again!" "Obi-Wan's gonna kill me."
Anakin Skywalker said those words after he saw that his lightsaber had been cut in half before being captured in the droid factory on Geonosis. Thus begins my review of the Anakin Skywalker AOTC FX Lightsaber.The Box
The box for this lightsaber is quite a bit bigger (as far as thickness goes) and a little longer than your latest generation of FX lightsabers (see pictures below). Which is understandable due to the size of the saber since it was the first one ever made. Upon opening the box you see a styrafoam insert that completely covers the lightsaber. Where unlike the newer inserts you can see the saber when you open the box. The saber like the newer ones is protected in the box but not as I guess secure as the newer ones. The Hilt
After rexamining the hilt now that I have it, I can see it's not much bigger than the Anakin ROTS length wise... maybe a hair longer but it's definitely thicker than the Anakin ROTS. The battery compartement is definitely the worst design I've seen, despite the fact that it's MR's first FX Lightsaber. The saber feels a bit off balance when holding it since most of the weight seems to be towards the blade like the single Maul.The Blade
I definitely remember this lightsaber being an EL (Electro-Luminescent) blade. Back when this saber first came out and I bought one I thought it was the coolest thing ever despite the fact it had an EL blade. The only thing I don't like about it is you can see a strip right down the middle of the blade where the EL sheet meets. Another thing I remember about this Lightsaber when I had two of them previously was the fact that the motion sensor was in the clear tip and it popped off pretty easily if you dueled with the lightsaber.
Though it maybe my batteries but I don't quite remember the blade being this dull before. The Sound
When I fired up the saber the sounds on mine are pretty low. I don't quite remember them being as low as they are... again it might be my batteries but I don't know. I'll ask a quesiton about this in my final thoughts. Over all it's the typical Jedi sounds so this is definitely a lower rating.Over All Rating
Maybe just mine has been used I don't know... but all I do know is despite it being MR's first FX saber I am kind of disappointed in it. I will have to buy some better batteries to see if maybe that might brighten the blade and make the sounds louder. I do wish that MR could re-release this with current electronics and the 64 LED blade. That would make it so much better.
Anakin is the sounds on your AOTC pretty muffled? I swear I don't remember them being that muffled before...
By the way mine is the same "model" as Anakin's as it has the rubber o-ring where the bottom hilt is when you unscrew it. Anyways onto the pictures...The Box
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