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Offline onigiri34

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Re: TFU II Starkiller Concept Saber "TFU-GM" Run DEPOSIT THREAD!!!
« Reply #300 on: October 13, 2021, 01:18:43 AM »
Nope, not yet, no news.

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Re: TFU II Starkiller Concept Saber "TFU-GM" Run DEPOSIT THREAD!!!
« Reply #301 on: October 14, 2021, 12:11:28 AM »
I'd imagine there are a few in the run hanging on for resale value at this point.

VV have said that they're going to be selling spares for triple the original run price.

Not much sense in getting your $400 deposit back when you could be making a $3000 profit by selling it on yourself once its in your hands.

I've got an agreement to purchase one of the hilts for a price in a mid point of that from one of the run members. Can't wait to see them all done up.

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Re: TFU II Starkiller Concept Saber "TFU-GM" Run DEPOSIT THREAD!!!
« Reply #302 on: October 15, 2021, 09:09:37 AM »
I have dealt many times with VV over the years, and Alan and Deanna are good people! I am also frustrated by the long wait, but very hopeful that the saber will be worth the wait!

I own "Modi" which is in the VV saber gallery on their website and the top half has a TFU trailer design that was done by Orbital Machining and it is still among my most prized hilts, so I trust that VV will deliver an amazing saber!

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Re: TFU II Starkiller Concept Saber "TFU-GM" Run DEPOSIT THREAD!!!
« Reply #303 on: October 18, 2021, 12:30:35 PM »
Pictures will be posted when I have them to post.  Obviously no one has received their sabers, we would have made an announcement if they had been.  I am very sorry  :cry:. I get that people are frustrated.  Again, please take the refund if you are not wanting to wait any longer as we are doing everything we can to move this forward but also have staffing issues, supply chain issues, and other projects.  This particular saber is a very very involved install and we are still having some growing pains with it. The original design was made for We are working out the process issues we had with the first one and moving forward.  As mentioned in the previous post we had Megacon and then, unfortunately, had to roll right into NYCC.  We have a dearth of time right now.  We are juggling a million things. This project is definitely one of those projects on the current plate and we are working to get through it.  I know the length of time it has been.  I wish I could say they are all going to be done tomorrow, but they are not.  And likely while a couple may be done before the end of the year, the run is not going to be.  I wish I had better news but I just do not.  I am just going to continue to plug away and get them done as soon as we can.

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Re: TFU II Starkiller Concept Saber "TFU-GM" Run DEPOSIT THREAD!!!
« Reply #304 on: October 18, 2021, 01:51:59 PM »
I for one don't mind the wait. I knew when I first started looking at lightsabers I was probably going to go with Vader's Vault for at least my first one. Then you folks announced you were doing this run and I had to get in on it.  It might be a minority opinion, but I would rather you took the time needed in order to meet the standard of quality you guys are known for, than to do a rush job simply for the sake of finishing the run.

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Re: TFU II Starkiller Concept Saber "TFU-GM" Run DEPOSIT THREAD!!!
« Reply #305 on: October 22, 2021, 12:25:54 PM »
Thank you for the update Deanna.

I plan to wait and look forward to this saber being Epic!

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Re: TFU II Starkiller Concept Saber "TFU-GM" Run DEPOSIT THREAD!!!
« Reply #306 on: November 18, 2021, 10:46:06 AM »
Another update and I know it is not going to be a happy one for anyone.  These are not shipping this year.  I thought the one that was successfully installed was going to be a benchmark, but upon working on subsequent hilts, a major issue showed up that has to be corrected resulting in one piece of the chassis having to be remade, again  :cry:.  With manufacturing lengths of time right now, that is going to add at least a couple of months and there is absolutely nothing I can do about it.  I will update again once we have it in hand.  I am so sorry folks, I was really hoping to have at least the first few shipping before the holiday but after this length of time I am not going to move forward with something I know is going to have issues.  Today's electronics just require a ton more wires than in the past so it is a real issue getting everything to fit and function based on our vision. 

Again, I cannot apologize enough for all of the delays and the length of time this has taken. It is only out of sheer stubborness that I did not cancel the run long ago.  The frustration is that everything is gorgeous.  It is just getting everything to gel perfectly so that the final product is as functionally beautiful as it is aesthetically that has given ongoing fits. 

As mentioned since early on, anyone desiring a refund, please message me. Happy to get it right over to you. Otherwise I will be back here again as soon as I have more to report.  Hopefully better news with the next update :cry:.

I do want to wish you all a Happy Holiday Season!

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Re: TFU II Starkiller Concept Saber "TFU-GM" Run DEPOSIT THREAD!!!
« Reply #307 on: November 20, 2021, 11:50:33 AM »
thats unfortunate im not on the run but have been following it, at least it will be the very best it can be once it finished.
i just realised that this project started in 2014  :shocked:
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Re: TFU II Starkiller Concept Saber "TFU-GM" Run DEPOSIT THREAD!!!
« Reply #308 on: November 24, 2021, 08:51:18 AM »
Thank you for the update Deanna.

I hope you, Alan and your family have a happy & healthy Thanks Giving!

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