I bought a Mace Windu ROTS
I already had an Ani and Vader, and people who have read my review about them know, I love them, but not from the start, because I expected them to be more real.(brighter and louder)
Read "'Real lightsabers"
I really loved the hilts right away do.
Than I wanted more of these and saw the Luke ROTJ
. (To light and a bit toyish)
Read "Saw Luke ROTJ"
Than I saw pictures of the Mace, and in a picture it sometimes looks brighter than the Ani, and the hilt seems to be a bit smaller than the Ani.
I really love trhe story of how Samuel L. Jackson gets his saber-hilt by George Lukas himself and how Sammy wanted a purple blade.
So I started to want one for myself.
I ordered some sabers for my friends too to get the shipment lower.
An Ani and Mace for one, a Vader for the other and a Mace for myself at www.thesabervault.com
When I unpacked the Mace, I saw it was not so small as in those pictures.
It rather feels like a big xxx.
I don't understand wy people say that they love a Gen 2 saber above a Gen 3.
The new sabers are very true to the real thing.
The original Mace is very ellegant, this thing not.
As long as I keep it on my wall and view it from a distance it is beautyfull.
If you take it in your hand it feels much to big.
The weight is no problem, it really feels like how it looks.
When you put it on, its getting more worse.
It is a red bleeding blue blade, aspecially in the dark and not only upclose, but from a distance too.
We have two of these sabers here and showed them to many people and everybody says the same thing "IT IS BLUE"
An other thing about the blade is that it's not glowing as the Ani and Vader.
It looks difuse. ( yes we bought new Duracell Ultra M3 for the new sabers too).
The sounds are good aspecially the clashsounds, they are louder than the humming and that's how it's suppose to be.
Quallity is not as good as the Ani, but I like the clash-sounds more.
Before there where Gen 3 sabers I can imagen this was a thing of beauty, but not anymore.
They improved the sounds on the Mace ROTS but the hilt is way to big and the blade to bloody, difuse and blue.
I really can't decide if I'm going to sell the Mace.
The Gen 3 sabers are great and the Gen 4 sabers wil even be more great.
For that I will buy the complete Maul and an Obi-Wan.
Your friend Darth Matth.