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Title: My Vader ANH (2007) FX Review
Post by: Vosk on April 18, 2007, 09:26:47 AM
"We meet again Obi-Wan."  "The circle is now complete, when I left you I was but the learner now I am the master!"

Darth Vader said those words to his former Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi before they started their duel to the death on the Death Star.  Thus begins my review of the Darth Vader Episode IV: A New Hope FX Lightsaber.

The Box:
Score: 10/10

Just your regular box, but the saber itself is packed very nicely in there.  Nothing really to say about this.


The Hilt:
Score: 10/10

Awesome hilt!  The placement of the on and off switch is perfect all though if you accidently find yourself spinning the saber at a bad angle you might turn off the saber.  It is a bit awkard holding it too at times with the placement of the clamp of how they have it.  I noticed that the emitter shroud seemed to be of plastic almost while the mid band is metal.  Kind of weird they'd do that.  The details on this thing are absolutely phenomanal the only thing that's missing is the coil inside the emitter around the blade.  I guess that's what we get for getting a rehashed ESB hilt. :)  However all the other details for the Vader FX saber are present on this saber.

The Blade:
Score: 10/10

There is a tiny bit of blotchyness to my blade but then again it's probably because the batteries I was using for it are starting to go low.  There is the usual dark spot though but you really can't see it unless you hold it at a certain angle.  In complete darkness the blade is a fierce bright red and lights up the room well.  I don't know why Lumat said his looked pink.  Mine is pure red.  I took a pic of the blade with the brightness level turned almost all the way down on my camera so you could see the natural beauty of it during the day.  That is what it would look like at night though.

The Sound:
Score: 8/10

Not a full 10 for the sounds since they're recyled but every sound kicked in with perfect timing as I swung it and twirled it.  There is only one clash sound I'm afraid. :(


Final Thoughts:

I give this an over all rating of 8/10.  This saber is truely awesome and this is my first Darth Vader FX saber and I'm glad to have it in my collection. :)  Now onto the pictures!

The Box:

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The Saber Revealed:

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The Details:

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The Blade:

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Title: Re: My Vader ANH (2007) FX Review (Coming Soon)
Post by: Jedi Farmboy on April 18, 2007, 09:31:41 AM
Friday!? I had no idea this was to be released so soon!

Can't wait for your review BigT! :D
Title: Re: My Vader ANH (2007) FX Review (Coming Soon)
Post by: Vosk on April 18, 2007, 09:35:12 AM
Ya Kit reported last week that they were in stock on MR's site.  I ordered one right then. :)
Title: Re: My Vader ANH (2007) FX Review (Coming Soon)
Post by: Darthirishman on April 18, 2007, 10:11:01 AM
Cool I cant wait to get mine from the sabervault, I wonder when they will ship.  Cant wait fro the review.
Title: Re: My Vader ANH (2007) FX Review (Coming Soon)
Post by: BIGGS DARKLIGHTER on April 18, 2007, 12:02:12 PM
Some people that ordered from MR have already had them arrive. There are pics up over on the RS forums comparing the ESB FX to the ANH FX
Title: Re: My Vader ANH (2007) FX Review (Coming Soon)
Post by: Jedi Farmboy on April 18, 2007, 01:59:27 PM
Could you possibly post a link please Heimidal?

I dont know what the RS forums are
Title: Re: My Vader ANH (2007) FX Review (Coming Soon)
Post by: BIGGS DARKLIGHTER on April 18, 2007, 02:57:45 PM
http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=2517439&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=&fpart=1#2517439 (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=2517439&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=&fpart=1#2517439)

Here ya go!

BTW - RS = Rebelscum.com
Title: Re: My Vader ANH (2007) FX Review (Coming Soon)
Post by: Kyp Durron on April 18, 2007, 06:12:08 PM
Same looking blade, same exact sounds. Not surprised in the least conisdering they had already said that they were using the ESB guts and making a few changes to the hilt to make it into a ANH.

Still glad to be getting this one none the less....it will make an excellent Luxeon saber! ;D

-Joclad
Title: Re: My Vader ANH (2007) FX Review (Coming Soon)
Post by: Aluke123 on April 18, 2007, 06:18:32 PM
Same looking blade, same exact sounds. Not surprised in the least conisdering they had already said that they were using the ESB guts and making a few changes to the hilt to make it into a ANH.

how did i know that MR would pull off something stupid like that. this one won't be going in my collection
Title: Re: My Vader ANH (2007) FX Review (Coming Soon)
Post by: BIGGS DARKLIGHTER on April 18, 2007, 08:52:02 PM
Same here for me. I have a Vader ESB and love it. I tend to prefer the ESB hilt over the ANH anyway so I don't think I'll pick this one up unless I can get it pretty cheap later on.

Plus I still need to get a Yoda FX first =)

Title: Re: My Vader ANH (2007) FX Review (Coming Soon)
Post by: Vosk on April 18, 2007, 09:09:35 PM
Okay okay now enough hijacking of the thread here. :P lol

Anyways I held off on the Vader ESB because I just don't like that particular design.  Well the wires are cool but the long grips I hate.  So... ahem back to the original topic of this thread.. as I said expect a review of this saber Friday night with comparison pictures to the Anakin AOTC and ROTS FX sabers.
Title: Re: My Vader ANH (2007) FX Review
Post by: Vosk on April 20, 2007, 11:47:07 AM
First post updated with review and pictures! :)
Title: Re: My Vader ANH (2007) FX Review
Post by: Aluke123 on April 20, 2007, 03:15:36 PM
good pics.
IMO the first vader anh was better. even though it was larger, it had the coils on the emitter and had more "real" MPP touches on it than this one
Title: Re: My Vader ANH (2007) FX Review
Post by: Kyp Durron on April 20, 2007, 03:16:57 PM
NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :o

I don't give a xxx that it's a recycled Vader ESB, I am glad that I got in on the pre-order for this. ;D

Must...have...EVERY version of Vader's saber.... :P  :D

Expect a full comparison review of this and my Vader ESB when I get mine.  8)

-Joclad
Title: Re: My Vader ANH (2007) FX Review
Post by: Vosk on April 20, 2007, 03:53:44 PM
NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :o

I don't give a xxx that it's a recycled Vader ESB, I am glad that I got in on the pre-order for this. ;D

Must...have...EVERY version of Vader's saber.... :P  :D

Expect a full comparison review of this and my Vader ESB when I get mine.  8)

-Joclad

Awesome! Can't wait for your pictures. :)  Ya I don't care that it's a recyled ESB hilt, I'm just glad to have it since I perfer the ANH look to the ESB.

good pics.
IMO the first vader anh was better. even though it was larger, it had the coils on the emitter and had more "real" MPP touches on it than this one

I'd rather have a smaller more accurate sized hilt than a larger over sized one.  The missing coils in the emitter don't bother me at all.  This is a really nice piece and is worth owning if you're like me and have never owned the Darth Vader saber before.
Title: Re: My Vader ANH (2007) FX Review
Post by: BEN KENOBI on April 20, 2007, 04:59:15 PM
 ;)Wow big t congrats on your new saber!!great review and pics too!!I see now that the on/off switch is not like the 2003 model!!Mine has the on/off switch on the top and I see this newest anh saber has the on/off switch just like the esb.Am I right about this? 8)
Title: Re: My Vader ANH (2007) FX Review
Post by: Jedi_King on April 20, 2007, 05:45:09 PM
I will be getting this saber when Ultra can make it a duelable saber with Luxeon Led.Nice Review,Great Job.
Title: Re: My Vader ANH (2007) FX Review
Post by: Cyano Khaar on April 20, 2007, 08:35:11 PM
I honestly think the ANH looks like garbage compared to the ESB.  :P
Title: Re: My Vader ANH (2007) FX Review
Post by: Vosk on April 20, 2007, 08:54:02 PM
Your opinion of course.  One I don't agree with.

I don't like the ESB design and that's why I held off buying it.  I just hate the long grips for the ESB version but the wires I like for it.  To me the ANH version is much more perferred.
Title: Re: My Vader ANH (2007) FX Review
Post by: Cyano Khaar on April 20, 2007, 09:52:43 PM
Yeah, i love the long grips and the wires.  8)
Title: Re: My Vader ANH (2007) FX Review
Post by: Cyano Khaar on April 21, 2007, 08:57:03 AM
Which sabers do you have now bigt? You went on a money spree and got two new ones within a month. 8)
Title: Re: My Vader ANH (2007) FX Review
Post by: HAN SOLO on April 21, 2007, 09:17:50 AM
Okay okay now enough hijacking of the thread here. :P lol

*stores submachine gun in overhead compartment and starts whistling* ::)

Aaahhh!!!! I just had to read this....oh well, it was very good. :)

BigT, the hilts looks smaller than the Anakin ROTS. Is this so?
Title: Re: My Vader ANH (2007) FX Review
Post by: Vosk on April 21, 2007, 10:48:08 AM
The Vader ANH is a tiny bit smaller than the Anakin ROTS but not too bad.

Cyano here's the FX sabers I have now:

EL Sabers
Anakin Skywalker AOTC

LED Sabers
Luke Skywalker ESB
Luke Skywalker ROTJ
Anakin Skywalker ROTS
Mace Windu ROTS
Darth Maul TPM
Obi-Wan Kenobi ROTS
Darth Vader ANH

The last two I need to get this year is the Luke ANH and Yoda.

Edit: After I move I'm going to be cleaning off all my FX sabers and taking realy good single shots of them and I'll post them here on the forum. :)
Title: Re: My Vader ANH (2007) FX Review
Post by: Darthirishman on April 23, 2007, 01:41:23 PM
I still cant wait to get mine
Title: Re: My Vader ANH (2007) FX Review
Post by: DarthArn on April 23, 2007, 03:09:28 PM
Recycled sounds again?! :-\ Well, it looks like this one aint for me.

-Jango
Title: Re: My Vader ANH (2007) FX Review
Post by: BIGGS DARKLIGHTER on April 23, 2007, 03:13:54 PM
Good review with lots of nice pictures =) I like how the pics of the blade actually came out red. I also really like the new packaging artwork as well.

But....this one's not for me. I can't justify having both the ESB and the ANH right now. Maybe someday though =)
Title: Re: My Vader ANH (2007) FX Review
Post by: robiwan on April 23, 2007, 03:45:07 PM
But...ummm...Heimidal....you have two Graflex hilts, an Anakin and a Luke ESB, isn't that like four of almost the same thing? Come on man you have to have both Vaders!   ;D
Title: Re: My Vader ANH (2007) FX Review
Post by: BIGGS DARKLIGHTER on April 23, 2007, 04:34:55 PM
Well robiwon.... I guess you're right about that one.....Although I kind of think that the Anakin ROTS and Luke ESB are WAY different so that doesn't count and as far as the Yoda Graflexs go...well it's not like I could really pass those up!

Now if Yoda would only make some MPPs.....

Maybe I can slip the Vader ANH under the wife's radar.

=)



Title: Re: My Vader ANH (2007) FX Review
Post by: Vosk on April 23, 2007, 04:40:15 PM
Thanks for the kind words fellas.

I honestly don't mind that it has the recyled sounds, but I got this saber because I've never had the Vader saber.  I don't plan on getting the ESB since as I have said before I'm not fond of the design except for the wires.
Title: Re: My Vader ANH (2007) FX Review
Post by: Jedi Knight Logan on April 24, 2007, 06:32:14 AM
Great Review Big T.! :) This is one sweet looking saber. i only recently bought a Vader ESB so this saber is not a priority for me. I am awaiting my Yoda fx and considering getting another Ultrasaber (possibly a full maul with a blue blade), but who knows what the future will hold. :)
Title: Re: My Vader ANH (2007) FX Review
Post by: levelnext on April 24, 2007, 09:05:56 AM
Great review.  congrats on your new Vader!!!!

Thanks for the kind words fellas.

I honestly don't mind that it has the recyled sounds, but I got this saber because I've never had the Vader saber.  I don't plan on getting the ESB since as I have said before I'm not fond of the design except for the wires.

i get you man, i mean, yes we are kinda tired of the same sounds, but of all the stock MR sabers, Vader's sounds are the best, and they havent been repeated in lots of sabers, like with the jedi sabers.  So it's ok that it has the same sounds cause they are AWESOME!  I am glad you liked your Vader, i look forward to getting one.  Congrats once again!!!
Title: Re: My Vader ANH (2007) FX Review
Post by: AAYLA SECURA on April 24, 2007, 09:13:42 AM
Great review, BigT! That's a fine looking saber! I can't wait to add it to my collection. :)
Title: Re: My Vader ANH (2007) FX Review
Post by: Vosk on April 24, 2007, 09:16:55 AM
Thanks Aayla! :)

I think you'll enjoy the saber, despite the fact it has recyled sounds from the ESB. :)
Title: Re: My Vader ANH (2007) FX Review
Post by: WEDGE ANTILLES on April 24, 2007, 10:05:54 AM
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Title: Re: My Vader ANH (2007) FX Review
Post by: Vosk on April 24, 2007, 10:11:48 AM
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Title: Re: My Vader ANH (2007) FX Review
Post by: HAN SOLO on April 24, 2007, 11:54:36 AM
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You guys are a bunch of monkeys! ;D
Title: Re: My Vader ANH (2007) FX Review
Post by: Jedi Knight Logan on April 24, 2007, 04:22:46 PM
Hitting things is cool....huhahuhuhahuh...yeah ckewl huhahuhhuhha... ;D
Title: Re: My Vader ANH (2007) FX Review
Post by: Christoph on April 25, 2007, 04:42:05 AM
Good review, i really like the new box graphics... looks much more professional i think.
Title: Re: My Vader ANH (2007) FX Review
Post by: Darth Matth on April 25, 2007, 07:34:04 AM
Greetings

I've seen the pictures and the Vader looks shorter than the Anakin indeed, but also smaller, is that so?
The sounds are recycled, but are they a bit differend like the Maul, or louder?
The blade, is it a bit brighter too?

Thank you.

Darth Matth.
Title: Re: My Vader ANH (2007) FX Review
Post by: Vosk on April 25, 2007, 08:18:03 AM
Greetings

I've seen the pictures and the Vader looks shorter than the Anakin indeed, but also smaller, is that so?
The sounds are recycled, but are they a bit differend like the Maul, or louder?
The blade, is it a bit brighter too?

Thank you.

Darth Matth.

Yes the Vader ANH 2007 is smaller than the Anakin ROTS.

As I stated in my review they recyled ESB sounds.  The Maul had recyled ESB sounds as well.  The sounds are loud though.

The blade for my Vader seems to be brighter than my Maul.
Title: Re: My Vader ANH (2007) FX Review
Post by: Vosk on April 25, 2007, 08:18:41 AM
Good review, i really like the new box graphics... looks much more professional i think.

I agree.  It's too bad they didn't put pictures of each character on the older boxes.
Title: Re: My Vader ANH (2007) FX Review
Post by: Darthirishman on April 26, 2007, 12:43:34 PM
I got mine in the mail today and its heavier than the ESB model, which is nice, excellant hilt, the box is great to.  Overall I give it a 9, its a little brighter than the my ESB which both had fresh batteries
Title: Re: My Vader ANH (2007) FX Review
Post by: Bandit-Jedi on April 29, 2007, 10:58:04 AM
Great Review Big T!

Like Sifo said, the saber is MUCH heavier than the TESB version.  I would say that the ANH version makes the TESB seem like a Hasbro when you compare the two in weight.  I really like that hefty feel to it. 

Big T, I noticed in your review that you said that it was possible for you to accidentily hit the switch off when spinning?  I have to say mine doesn't have that problem as the switch itself is VERY tight and I even have problems turning it on when I mean to.  It takes quite a bit of force to move the switch on mine. 

I have to say, even for those that have a TESB version...you really need to get this one as it is the nicest Vader yet.
Title: Re: My Vader ANH (2007) FX Review
Post by: Jedi Knight Logan on April 29, 2007, 11:06:35 AM
Aw man now I want one...(my girlfiends gonna kill me.) :)
Title: Re: My Vader ANH (2007) FX Review
Post by: Vosk on April 29, 2007, 11:28:31 AM
Great Review Big T!

Like Sifo said, the saber is MUCH heavier than the TESB version.  I would say that the ANH version makes the TESB seem like a Hasbro when you compare the two in weight.  I really like that hefty feel to it. 

Big T, I noticed in your review that you said that it was possible for you to accidentily hit the switch off when spinning?  I have to say mine doesn't have that problem as the switch itself is VERY tight and I even have problems turning it on when I mean to.  It takes quite a bit of force to move the switch on mine. 

I have to say, even for those that have a TESB version...you really need to get this one as it is the nicest Vader yet.

Thanks :)

As far as the switch goes, it was pretty loose I guess when I recieved it.  I was able to turn it off and on no problem and one time during a spin I accidently hit that and the saber went off. 

For the ESB hilt... like I've been saying I don't want duplicate sabers in my collection.  I know that the Vader ESB saber is slightly different to the ANH but over all they still are the same saber.  I don't need every incarnation of each saber. :) 

I know you're gonna say, "But you bought the Luke ESB"... that's because I really wanted to have that old one in my collection and to see what others were saying about it.  Other than that, that will be the only incarnation of Luke's saber I'll get.  Well I plan to get the ANH one since I want the more accurate one. ;)
Title: Re: My Vader ANH (2007) FX Review
Post by: Jedi Tom on May 18, 2007, 06:05:32 PM
mad review and pic well done man ;D ;) :) :D 8)
Title: Re: My Vader ANH (2007) FX Review
Post by: Louis on May 20, 2007, 01:25:42 AM
Nice review and and nice pics too!;)