I can't believe reviews like this are being posted.. perhaps there are some 'duds' out there. I've owned every blue-bladed FX created by MR, and the new Luke ANH is by far my favorite. The blade very bright, does not creak when swung, and appears lighter in hue than its predecessors. The the sounds are loud, crisp, and play in the familiar accelerated/high-pitched fashion that only the Anakin AOTC sounded like previously. My only dislike is the plastic collar where the blade emits - had this been the same functional piece used by the Luke ESB, we'd have a 10/10 product here. This complaint aside, I give this FX a 9.5/10, awarding what appears to be MR's final FX with the 'Best Yet' title.