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Title: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: The Abbot on December 13, 2005, 04:57:02 PM
Please take this poll and tell us how you found the best FFX forum on the net Fx-Sabers.com
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Darth Eunice on December 13, 2005, 04:59:32 PM
first time i saw FFX sabers i wanted to research on it so i googled it
and i found this site
it's VERY helpful
after reading all the reviews i had to get one
i'm really glad i found this site
so many nice people! ;D
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Hamill82 on December 13, 2005, 05:05:25 PM
I was looking for some force fx saber vids and the search engine founded www.force-fx.com, from there I noticed the forums and the rest is history...  :D
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Kyle Katarnn on December 13, 2005, 05:08:50 PM
I was browsing around for reviews and came across this awesome site, it's been very helpful and friendly with all the members.
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Snoballz on December 13, 2005, 05:19:54 PM
I'm pretty sure I found it with Google...

I saw a kid running around Spencer's Gifts with an Anakin ROTS.  He wouldn't put it down or keep still enough for me to get a good look at it.  That night I came home,  found this site and read about all the different models.  I was amazed that there was more than just one. How could I have missed these?! I knew that day I was going to have one.  After reading about the newly released Luke ROTJ, I armed myself with a Borders coupon (found on this forum) and headed off to meet my destiny with the Luke ROTJ.  Somehow, I came home with an Anakin :)  never regretted that purchase...

Oh yeah... I forgot the original question... I came here by way of Google.
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Kyle Katarnn on December 13, 2005, 05:22:14 PM
I'm pretty sure I found it with Google...

I saw a kid running around Spencer's Gifts with an Anakin ROTS.  He wouldn't put it down or keep still enough for me to get a good look at it.  That night I came home,  found this site and read about all the different models.  I was amazed that there was more than just one. How could I have missed these?! I knew that day I was going to have one.  After reading about the newly released Luke ROTJ, I armed myself with a Borders coupon (found on this forum) and headed off to meet my destiny with the Luke ROTJ.  Somehow, I came home with an Anakin :)  never regretted that purchase...

Oh yeah... I forgot the original question... I came here by way of Google.

Can't forget that this site has saved me money buying the Luke ROTJ with the borders 15% off coupon and then obtaining the Luke ESB from MR at a retail price, rather than spending more than $180 on it.
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Snoballz on December 13, 2005, 05:33:29 PM
Can't forget that this site has saved me money buying the Luke ROTJ with the borders 15% off coupon and then obtaining the Luke ESB from MR at a retail price, rather than spending more than $180 on it.

You hit the nail right on the head there... this site has helped me not only with a wealth of knowledge about FX Sabers, but also have saved me $$ in the process.  I bought my first saber with a 15% off coupon from here (the cashier upgraded me to a 25% for some reason), the second saber with a $30 discount listed here, and the fourth saber with info about the "warehouse find" Luke ESB found here also.  My third saber deal, I found on my own, but that info was my very first post to the fx-sabers forum. 
I'll be posting a Borders 30% off coupon in Internet/Ebay finds in the next few minutes if anyone's interested.
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Darthirishman on December 13, 2005, 05:42:50 PM
When I got my Anakin I saved about 25 from a coupon here.  I forget how I found about this site, it was back in July I know that, I think I was doing a google search for more Fx sabers and it came up with this site.
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: The Abbot on December 13, 2005, 05:51:32 PM
I was looking for some force fx saber vids and the search engine founded www.force-fx.com, from there I noticed the forums and the rest is history...  :D

Hey Hamill82 make sure to take the poll on the top of this threads page.
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Ki-Adi on December 13, 2005, 08:34:37 PM
My friend told me about it, he is also a member. He is Alden Tokala!!
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Alden Tokala on December 13, 2005, 08:42:36 PM
i own....lol

someone sent me a link to the videos...then i jsut went form there
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Gnosis on December 13, 2005, 08:53:47 PM
Asked about Fx Sabers on Rebelscum and got pointed here :)

The rest is history :)
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: skizzoid on December 13, 2005, 10:08:52 PM
I was browsing the theforce.net forums trying to get info about FX sabers (specifically the Mace), and found Qui-Gon advertising the site there.
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Bigdog01 on December 13, 2005, 11:32:24 PM
Ummmm...I created the forums.   :P

Where exactly does that go in the poll?  ;)

Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: The Abbot on December 14, 2005, 12:12:44 AM
I was browsing the theforce.net forums trying to get info about FX sabers (specifically the Mace), and found Qui-Gon advertising the site there.
Yeah me too.
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: trexy on December 14, 2005, 08:04:00 AM
I was browsing the theforce.net forums trying to get info about FX sabers (specifically the Mace), and found Qui-Gon advertising the site there.
Yeah me too.

yea i read Bigdogs post there
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Nestea341 on December 15, 2005, 06:09:19 PM
It was all happened when I first saw the FX lightsabers are on the Future Shop's and Best Buy's flyers. Before I consider of buying one of them, I went to have a little research on those FX lightsabers on net and there I came up to the FX sabers main site. Shortly after, I discovered this forum from the main site and that how I found out about this forum myself. ;)
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: DSidious on December 16, 2005, 02:29:03 PM
I did a little exploring on FX Sabers and found the forums.
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: PADME AMIDALA on December 16, 2005, 02:40:51 PM
I read through the MR blog and found out about the Luke ROTJ re-release.
I followed the link and ended up here :o I didn't plan on registering, but it seemed so friendly, I just couldn't resist.

*raises teacup for Qui-Gon's super forum and site*
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: jedi slayer Dax on December 17, 2005, 06:00:49 PM
My friend jedi master kepler showed me the website at his house then when I got home i registered lol too bad he never goes on anymore I'm sure some of you remember him
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Darthirishman on December 17, 2005, 09:12:11 PM
I would say under God Like in the polls
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: skizzoid on December 17, 2005, 09:39:59 PM
My friend jedi master kepler showed me the website at his house then when I got home i registered lol too bad he never goes on anymore I'm sure some of you remember him

Ah, Jedi Master Kepler!  His presense has been missed on the boards....  Bring him back sometime if you can. :)
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Leading on December 17, 2005, 10:40:11 PM
I found it from force-fx after I came from the mall seeing a mace windu fx..I knew ihad to have one so i started looking up facts about fx sabers andi ended up here.
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Fengxiao on December 23, 2005, 04:36:29 AM
I was looking up to see if anyone was selling these aside from MR, typed Force FX into the search and found here...
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: The Professor on December 23, 2005, 06:57:38 PM
I found this site really just out of pure interest in these sabers.  I knew I wanted one and I knew I wanted to know everything about um until I could buy one.  And coming across the forums there just seems to be a really good environment of people giving all sorts of helpful advice.  And its this advice that just made me want to get one of these sabers even more.  So yeah pure interest in Star Wars and the jedi ways and arts is what drove me here.
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: bobsmith_915 on December 23, 2005, 10:38:32 PM
I was in the Star Wars section of GameFAQS. They have a sticky in that section about Force FX's there. :D They said FX-Sabers.com was a good site and here I am!
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Jedi Exile on December 25, 2005, 06:54:41 PM
GameFAQs also, here.

Hey Qui-Gon....just wondering....what do you do with all of those FX sabers you have?    I have three and can barely even find room for them.   I'm likely going to purchase a bookshelf or something with many tiers and a glass casing to keep my sabers safe from my cats jumping and knocking things down.

...I wish I had all of the sabers you do.   Just in case one of mine breaks.... but, hopefully they won't, since I never swing hard, and never hit things harder than needed for the sensor to go off.
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Darth Revan on January 12, 2006, 04:57:47 AM
One of the members of this forum, and my IRL friend Jedi Ollie, showed this site to me, as he made a post with our SW fanfilm "Special effects Battle of the heroes"  :)
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Riebau on January 13, 2006, 12:52:33 PM
I just guessed the url...

Thats how I found force-fx as well :D

But I'm gonna click from a friend anyways
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Bandit-Jedi on January 13, 2006, 01:29:21 PM
Got referred to this site from TheForce.net forums  long, long ago.
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: trexy on January 13, 2006, 01:31:57 PM
I just guessed the url...

Thats how I found force-fx as well :D

But I'm gonna click from a friend anyways

 :D :D :D
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: ani104 on January 13, 2006, 01:41:32 PM
Same with me Anakin  ;).
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Jedi TRON on January 13, 2006, 02:18:21 PM
The force led me here.... What?... It didnt lead you all here?? haha,j/k. The first night  I saw an  FX I bought it, then I got home and googled it, like alot of you did. But I first stumbled on a site called firebox.com, which had peoples pics videos and comments. I thought it was cool, but the entire site wasnt devoted to FXs. And you couldnt message anyone else..This site was the second site I found, and for some reason I cant stop coming back here..But it does by far rule the web for the object of our obsession!
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: GioFX on January 15, 2006, 06:18:54 AM
google, and this is a hint about your fame ...
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Gnosis on January 15, 2006, 09:55:33 AM
google, and this is a hint about your fame ...

We do what we can to maintain our level in the fan community
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Jin Ke on February 17, 2006, 02:35:41 PM
I stumbled upon this site while doing research on the AOTC Anakin.  I was trying to see if it was worth what a ebay auction was going for.
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Dustil Onasi on May 07, 2006, 09:46:38 AM
I Found It On Force-Fx.com If It werent For Kit Fisto I Wouldnt Be here!
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Xanatos on May 12, 2006, 02:08:23 AM
I just typed in Google: FX lightsabers + shop and found this site.
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: djforce on June 21, 2006, 05:16:44 PM
 Well I was interested in light sabers one day an went to the wal-mart web site and I saw an FX, I decided to do some reserch on it and went to ask.com and saw Force FX light saber website called master replicas. I went to to Master replicas and saw the FX's and I ordered a Vader ESB. After a while I decided to go back to Master replicas to see the other light sabers and then I noticed the MR. blog. I Went to It and saw the website www.force-fx.com, I searched the site and saw the FX-sabers's forum, and thats about it. 
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: jediwrath on July 01, 2006, 09:23:42 PM
i typed on random websites like www.forcefxlightsabers.com and stuff and came upon this early last summer
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Creature of Death on September 06, 2006, 06:40:43 AM
pretty much forcefx.com but ifound that from Twistedshiek @ our forum Twistedeffects.com a circle huh lol
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Knuckle01 on September 06, 2006, 06:44:03 AM
i never even heard of FX's lightsabers.....my younger brother sent a very short clip of an FX and i was hooked. somehow or another.....as i was googling....i was linked here. the rest is jedi history
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: himurax13 on November 13, 2006, 09:44:45 AM
I found this forum from google from my quest for a Darth Maul and Mace Windu sabers.  I bought an Anakin  and Darth Vader FX's for my bosses last year and ever since I wanted to get some for myself.  I now own over a dozen sabers and my collection is starting to grow out of control, now if there were a group of fanatics in the LA area that would like to get together once a week...
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: WEDGE ANTILLES on November 13, 2006, 10:23:32 AM
I was submitting photos to a photo gallery @ force-fx.com and they had a link to this forum.

Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: HAN SOLO on December 20, 2008, 11:10:08 AM
Now this is an old thread and the Mods may get mad at me for resurrecting this one, but I feel it is valid.

Why?

Well, it will let us know were we get our Members from and find out various backgrounds.

Mods, you guys can yell at me for this one! :D

Thank you Master Fisto for this Topic!

*STICKIED* 8)
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: The Highwayman on December 20, 2008, 11:15:03 AM
I will respond to this ancient topic as well. I found it from Ultras website. I just followed the Forums link and here I was! ;D
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: HAN SOLO on December 20, 2008, 11:30:24 AM
I got mine from the Search Engine while looking for Info on the 2002 Anakin AOTC, which I won on eBay in Nov. of 2005. It popped up, I saw some awesome topics about saber collectors sharing their wares in an enthusiastic approach! And back then, there were not nearly as many topics as there is now.

*Wink, wink*
The Anything Topic was none existant! :o
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: hullbreach on December 20, 2008, 11:33:17 AM
I can trace the exact "trajectoiry" as it were:

1. 1999: when I got my first computer and first got online, my natural interest in Star Wars and light sabers led me to the Parks Sabers site. At the time, I was young and broke, so I only admired them in pictures.

2. 2000-2006: The Dark Years. By the time I'd started to make a little disposable income, I'd forgotten about Parks and never much thought about light sabers.

3. Sept. 2007: Channel surfing, I saw MR Force-FX sabers for the first time on Home Shopping Network. I was blown away. Sturdy, metal "replica" hilts just like Parks, with sound! But though impressed, it had been years since thinking about light sabers and I just didn't have the impulse to purchase one.

4. Oct. 2007: I couldn't get those MR sabers out of my mind. One day, I searched youtube for "working light sabers" (I couldn't remember the names MR or Force-FX). The first search result I watched was by 'cafeledavid' -- who I would later know as forum member "Darth Akira." To my surprise it was a review not of MRs, but something called Ultra Sabers. I googled, and found the Ultra Sabers forums, which I read through for a good week before really realizing -- stupid me -- that it was part of a larger forum, FX-Sabers.

Long story short I bought my first FX saber -- an UltraFX Vader ANH w/ Sunrider's Desinty and Anakin chrome emitter shroud, still one of my favorites -- and I never looked back.

The End  ;D
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: The Highwayman on December 20, 2008, 11:34:33 AM
*Wink, wink*
The Anything Topic was none existant! :o

What, like it is now? ;D ;) I guess I contributed to it's demise, so I cannot say much. :-[ :-X

I shall change my story from above. I was on here one other time before i linked from US. I had been scouting out MR sabers and saw it on google.
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: HAN SOLO on December 20, 2008, 11:36:53 AM
Hahaha.:D

Say, Hullbreach, I added an Other category for ya. Never knew there was TV commercials until I saw it on youtube.
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: hullbreach on December 20, 2008, 11:38:11 AM
Yeah I was stymied by what to select. Thank you for my "other"  :D
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: celtickeeper1 on December 20, 2008, 01:08:23 PM
link from ultrasabers...
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on December 21, 2008, 07:36:49 PM
JK Logan, told me that this was one of the only forums that he visited.  He was the one that got me into lightsabers, and when I started getting too persistant with my questions, he showed me, SHOWED ME (as in sat me down and said, lookie here) the sight.

And I was hooked.
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Darth Kaos on December 21, 2008, 07:50:34 PM
DT's Video on You Tube  ;D
I saw his Overlord with US1.1 and I was hooked like a Blue Fin Tuna ever since!!!  8)
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: vortextwist on December 21, 2008, 08:07:36 PM
I actually found TCSS after looking at Parks and lightech for lightsabers.  heard people talking about yoda's graflexs' and wham. I'm here. Didn't think just looking for a little lightsaber would get me in this deep. ;D
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Senti Xamas on December 21, 2008, 10:36:37 PM
I found this place via the ultrasabers link. After reading about some of the custom sabers, I was hooked.
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: RogueJedi on December 21, 2008, 10:55:38 PM
I am pretty sure I was looking for a way to remove the blade on my Anakin ROTS. One google search lead to some random forum(might have been TCSS now that I think about it) and I saw Ultras name. After I saw he was in Arizona, like me, I decided to click on the forum link and I've been here ever since. That was July 2007. Wow almost a year and a half. :o
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Master Jedye on December 21, 2008, 11:41:47 PM
Tore my Mace saber up (first day I had...those darn kids wouldn't get off my lawn!!!!)  so I went around to try find how to fix it.   Stumbled across UltraSabers and spent a few days browsing their stuff.   Then I noticed the forum link.  Spent about three months just lurking as a guest.    Someone asked a question about what makes the Mace blade purple and how to take it apart...I knew the answer...so I signed up.  ta-dah!    ;D
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: darthmorbius on December 21, 2008, 11:43:57 PM
I have told this tale on a few topics here, but since this is Master Fisto's Topic and poll, I will have to post it here too! Since HE'S partially responsible! 8)

Summer of 2002:  I was shopping at my local Meijer store and stumbled across a new product they had just got off the truck.  My Wife was with me, and we had just gotten married, Were still in college, and had no money. Now she had already known that I was a Big time SW Geek, and all around Sci-Fi Buff, and actually was the one that pointed them out.  Sitting there reverently on the freshly stocked shelf was... The Anakin AOTC Display model! 

I had a geek FIT!  I stood there swinging that saber for a good 30 minutes! Sadly, I had just bought books for my last year at Ball State, so we were actually there to pick up some Ramen... LOL

Fast forward a few years to 2005: I was walking through a Borders bookstore and saw the New Anakin ROTS, a few older Luke ESB's and A Mace Windu.  Sadly I was between pay periods with my new Job in the Video Game section at Toys R' Us, and had just started a new management position at Hollywood Video... No money again. Bummer.

While working at Hollywood Video, I got into doing repairs on PS2's and Gameboy advance. With a few Xbox systems for good measure thrown in.  I was doing a repair for a friend of mine, but he was low on cash.  He comes in to pick up his PS2, and lo and Behold He is Holding an Anakin AOTC! HE hands it to me, and Tells me I can have it in trade for the repairs... Needless to say, I ended up giving him a few extra low priced games as well!

Christmas 2006:  I give the Anakin AOTC to my brother because he wanted it so badly, and started scouring ebay and the interwebs for a newer model.  The Anakin ROTS Caught my eye.  I dropped hints to everyone in my family that I wanted a Force FX Lightsaber.

I didn't get one...

So On my Birthday (January 19th or 2007) I purchased a Force FX ANakin ROTS from a one mrgriffin on ebay.  That in itself was the Will of the Force! I will get to that in a moment!

After a few days of owning this wonderful new toy of mine, I accidentally hit a low tree branch while spinning outside my old house. It was rather cold, and the blade cracked as it popped about 5 LED's at the tip... I was Devastated!

I frantically started searching the internet for a possible way to repair the saber! I stumbled upon Force-FX.com and the Jedi Archives forums. Administrated by our Very own Kit Fisto!  I got sucked in! While looking for a way to fix my Anakin ROTS, I came across the mention of a company called Ultra Sabers! I was blown away!  While researching more about them I came across another post by a dual member of the Archives and Here by the name of RED FIVE.  His post was about Yoda's GRAFLEX sabers! I HAD TO CHECK IT OUT! I looked at the site but didn't join yet. I was in AWE of Master Yoda's Sabers But could not afford them at the time.

I went back to Ultra Sabers and ordered a DIY conversion kit for my Anakin, and ended up buying a Vader ESB and Luke ROTJ on ebay that same day.  I got my kit, and installed it successfully: A Sabersmith was born that day...

February 2007: While surfing around on the Ultra Sabers Website for more cool stuff, I ran across a link for FX-Sabers again!  I went ahead and signed up under the user Name: Darth Morbius, same as my Jedi Archives Screen name, of course. I found quite a few helpful tutorials here and began buying FX's left and right. Soon I was selling parts in the Trade Federation and offering tips and advice to those looking to upgrade their sabers.

A few months later I was asked by Yoda to become a moderator because I had impressed the Moderation team.  Along with me came Admiral Piett (Now Grand Moff Tarkin), Owen Lars, and there was someone else...

I became Darth Tyranus!

I then started hanging out in the Ultra Sabers Topics rendering assistance and Before I knew it I was teamed up with Darth Vader, and was an official Liaison for Ultra Sabers. Some time went by and events occurred, Vader Stepped away to press on the Rebel Alliance and blow up some planets... While I was introduced to my First Padawan, Qui-Gon Jinn!

A little more time passed and I met Jango Fett and we are now the Liaison team for Ultrasabers!

Now.  Remember how I mentioned the seller of my FIrst Anakin ROTS?  mrgriffin?  I came to find that the VERY same mrGriffin that sold me my lightsaber, was in fact... The original Governor Tarkin, Moderator, for FX-Sabers!  He also lived not too far North of me here in Indiana!  Talk about coincidence?  No... More like the WILL of the FORCE!

It was more like FX-Sabers was waiting for ME to join! The others just helped to guide me! ;D



Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: LadySythe on December 21, 2008, 11:59:09 PM
found someone's link to here at force-fx... and I haven't left this place since (without lots of kicking and screaming lol)
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Snake-Eyes on December 22, 2008, 02:06:26 AM
Saw an UltraSabers You-Tube vid... went to their website... Clicked on the "FORUMS" link...
And further down the rabbit hole...

It's easy to lose track of time just surfing through the threads, learning about the awesome technology and "toys" that weren't available when we were "kids".  But, at least now I have a job to pay for my toys; no one to ask "permission to buy"...

except the wife, I guess...  :D

Awesome site, outstanding informative, family FORUM.  Great folks...
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: HAN SOLO on December 23, 2008, 11:08:48 AM

A few months later I was asked by Yoda to become a moderator because I had impressed the Moderation team.  Along with me came Admiral Piett (Now Grand Moff Tarkin), Owen Lars, and there was someone else...


I think I know that dude......A Weird Canadian Guy. ;)

That is a sweet linking story. :D
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Darth Eugaltsh on December 28, 2008, 05:40:11 PM
i got it from ultrasabers.com's link, i consider thatas other so...
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: ambasah on January 25, 2009, 03:16:39 PM
good old google for me  :)
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Darth_Baleful on January 28, 2009, 11:06:32 PM
i found my way here via ultra sabers ;D
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Red Five on January 28, 2009, 11:20:35 PM
Back in 2006, I went looking on ebay for a cheap hasbro saber to compliment my Qui-Gon. What I found out was that there were realistic sabers called FX. I wanted more info before buying one - did a search and I found my way here. Home sweet home.
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Luke S. on January 28, 2009, 11:21:38 PM
Not sure how I missed this thread but I found the site through a google search when trying to learn about what I was bidding for on Ebay.   Also in my quest to build a graflex ESB.

So Google for me.
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: illz302 on March 04, 2009, 02:59:06 PM
Ultra Sabers sent me this way a while back due to questions I had before ordering.

Now I am in love with this site! ;)
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Darth Magnus on March 04, 2009, 03:03:20 PM
Found this site through ultra sabers  ;D
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Darth Clonas on March 04, 2009, 03:03:46 PM
I found this forum because darth magnus (my cousin) told me about it when we were filming some of his videos
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: DarrynVarson on March 05, 2009, 10:30:39 AM
Well I have a small story with my visit here.

It begins a few years back when I went into a Spencers back home and found the display they were showing of a MR. I will be honest I can't say which model it was but it was so freaking awesome to hold in my hand. I was blown away by it but was more broke than I should have been so I blocked it from my mind. Also no one could tell me the company or anything because the cardbord display had been basically destroyed and they just had it on a table.

Move forward in time I am with my now wife (then girlfriend) and we are returning to our college from a weekend trip home. And we are trying to find a parking spot (very difficult any time of the day, but immpossible at 1am) when we see lights dancing all over. I go and check it out, discovering that it is practice night for a group of saber lovers on campus.

I am immediately drooling, sabers you can actually duel with!!! Well I ask around campus and I end up bumping into one of the members of the group. He has a saber from some company called Ultra Sabers that has been converted or some such. Well I mean to write that down but I forget and time moves forward again.

Halloween comes to my campus and my lady and I go in costumes (Non SW) and there is a Sith Lord in the costume contest that I was also in. Well after the contest is over I have to ask him about the saber, well he tells me again about Ultra Sabers. This time I don't forget it and I find the site and drool more.

Ultra posted something about the forums on the page so I check it out and that leads me here. I have been an off again on again member for a while now. I really drove my wife nuts about this place (I tend to geek out easily) and I decided to lay off a while. But after seeing Ultra's new commercial on YouTube I am back and planning on sticking around.

Sorry for the long windedness ya'll.
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Jasher Kain on March 05, 2009, 05:22:08 PM
Back in 2006, I went looking on ebay for a cheap hasbro saber to compliment my Qui-Gon. What I found out was that there were realistic sabers called FX. I wanted more info before buying one - did a search and I found my way here. Home sweet home.

 :o
Hey, almost the same as me! Only I was a year later, in 2007.

My best friend and I had used the Hasbro plastic sabers for years (since way back in 1999), and I was looking for a replacement blade for my Obi-Wan TPM. I had first seen the Force FX sabers back in December of 2003 (Luke ROTJ and Vader ANH), but they were $300 a pop--way out of my league. But I began to see MR FX sabers on eBay priced for under $100; the gears in my head began to spin, the money in my pocket began to burn. I saw the Joe Jedi, but wanted to read a review before I bought it. I Googled "fx lightsaber" and found "FX-Sabers." Though I was thoroughly disappointed by the old home page, the forums truly impressed me. And I've been hooked ever since.

Because of this site, I've spent hundreds of dollars on lightsabers...the "Honorable Mentions" are in my sig.  ;D

And that best friend of mine...he's now the proud owner of an MR Luke ROTJ and an MR Luke ANH.  8)
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Firith Tar on March 05, 2009, 05:32:59 PM
It was the will of the force that I find myself here... after looking at a demo Luke ESB in toys R us and being very disapointed (I think the batteries were low) plus the OVERSIZE!!!! I started my quest first find was force-fx.... then here... Ultra and DSC, TCSS all came latter...
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Jasher Kain on March 05, 2009, 06:14:50 PM
Ultra and DSC, TCSS all came later...

Yeah, I remember first searching through the forums and thinking, "What the heck is TCSS?"  :D

Now I know, and Tim has earned many credits of mine.  ;D
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Sohryu76 on March 05, 2009, 06:31:24 PM
I came here from the TCSS forums...
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Master Dai Bendu on March 05, 2009, 06:34:10 PM
Google search for something saber related. I can't remember what for.
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Tulak Hord on March 12, 2009, 06:01:56 PM
I was on google and typed in Lux 3 sabers and went to a website with this site as a link, I checked it out, liked it after reading for a few days and decided to join the wonderfull fx sabers community.
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: SithlordFaust on April 03, 2009, 09:38:26 PM
I rolled here after seeing it referenced at TCSS
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Naast on May 12, 2009, 10:31:02 PM
 I was running a search on how to make lightsabers.
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Spanky Oleary on June 08, 2009, 09:29:07 PM
A friend showed me UltraSabers.com and I went crazy over the sabers, I found the link that they had on there site for there sub forum on here, and thats about it.
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Aelde Renn on June 09, 2009, 04:56:26 AM
I was searching for sabers, places to buy them, convert them, and the lot.  I came across Ultrasabers, then found this place!  Both sites have been wonderful!
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Jedi Bov-ch Roche on June 18, 2009, 02:24:10 PM
came across it looking for custom lightsabers :)
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Firedrops on August 27, 2009, 07:35:35 AM
found it from ultrasabers which i found from googling which lightsabers on thinkgeek(if im not wrong) inspired me to do.
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Darth Tenuous on August 27, 2009, 07:38:04 AM
from ultrasabers after looking for a cheaper saber than the MR range. ;D
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Amptrooper on August 27, 2009, 07:41:13 AM
I was looking for way to hook up wiring in sabers and found this through another forum. Now I am a proud member! And have learned a lot and most important have met some really wonderful people here!
God bless! 
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: wookieecrisp on August 27, 2009, 09:38:34 AM
When I first found out about MR's I looked them up on YouTube to see some videos with them. I also found Ultra's demo of the US 2.0 video. I had no idea what that was but I knew that the soundboard was awesome! So I clicked on Ultra's profile and then the link to his website and pretty soon I knew a bit about Luxeon lightsabers. And then like most people I clicked the big "FORUM" link and was brought here! ;D
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Darth Centorus on September 12, 2009, 02:31:44 AM
When I bought my Luke ANH UltraFX saber from Ultra Sabers I enquired about a YouTube video that I quote "Ultra from Ultra sabers" was showing a Luke ANH saber with crystal chamber and UltraSound etc etc,( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTDMcD-8NXQ ) as I made the mistake of thinking that that was what I had purchaced (yes I know I'm stupid but I was new to the world these things) and when I spoke to him he told me where to look for it, the FX-Sabers forum
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Sith_Lord_Shadow on October 06, 2009, 02:42:39 PM
Google.com- Ultrasabers.
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: nartules on October 06, 2009, 04:14:09 PM
I'll add my story here, even though its an old post.

Was looking for a yoda fx saber for my son.  While on ebay I saw a few custom sabers, and though to myself.  Why would I buy a saber my son would break anyways?  I found a few custom sabers that were listed as 'battle ready'

Bought a few, from saberforge, then decided I wanted something special for myself.  Found a few different dealers, and one had a link to this site and then my eyeballs imploded from pure awesomeness.

Something like that
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Darth Xylon on October 09, 2009, 07:43:15 PM
my friend ray don told me about it, when i first got my luke ANH force fx, he told me that people make sabers for a living and im like NO WAY so he told me about this site and im happy to say ive purchased a few sabers from some of the best saber smiths here ;D
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Adamas Bellator on October 15, 2009, 08:51:53 PM
Found this link from Ultrasabers. 
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: DarthYoda on October 16, 2009, 07:18:27 AM
I found this forum completely by accident. When I recently baught my Obi-Wan lightsaber for my Obi-Wan Costume, I noticed that it was made by Hasbro. Completely in shock about that (because my Vader saber was made by MR) I went on a search about it all. I first found out that MR was not making the fx series anymore, then I found sites that converted sabers to duel, and then found this site. I am really glad that I did because it has shown me a whole new universe that I was not aware of. Plus it gave me insight of prices for converted sabers and what coversions best suited me, and what to look for on conversion sites. There are a lot of sites out there robbing people! There is one in particular that charges nearly 200 to convert sabers and they are not as good as Ultrasabers. How sad is that?
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: coLUKEtor on October 16, 2009, 10:03:12 AM
When i first heard about FFX lightsabers, I googled it and ended up in the force-fx site. I was then linked to this site and found the fx-sabers forums to be the best forum for these sabers.. so i signed up  :D

I would really like to thank all those who have posted saber reviews. I very much appreciate the effort  ;)
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: JediJudoChop on October 22, 2009, 06:27:52 PM
I found this forum in early 2008 whille digging for info on MR FX saber conversions on Google.
I read a ton of threads and after months and months of looking, I decided to finally sign up last fall.
I like it here a lot.  ;D

BTW TO THE ADMINS / MODS: Whether it was, a new server company, or whatever you did, the site loads very fast now! I like it here a thousand times more now over last year! Great job! It really is a pleasure to search now.

Last year I was just frustrated because I liked it here but it took forever (worse than dial-up) to get a page to load when searching for info. Now it runs like it was on my local cable network. Like a Ferrari!

>>>>>>>>>>>> 2 THUMBS UP FOR THAT UPGRADE! <<<<<<<<<<<<  ;D
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: DarthYoda on October 22, 2009, 06:45:18 PM
I found this forum in early 2008 whille digging for info on MR FX saber conversions on Google.
I read a ton of threads and after months and months of looking, I decided to finally sign up last fall.
I like it here a lot.  ;D

BTW TO THE ADMINS / MODS: Whether it was, a new server company, or whatever you did, the site loads very fast now! I like it here a thousand times more now over last year! Great job! It really is a pleasure to search now.

Last year I was just frustrated because I liked it here but it took forever (worse than dial-up) to get a page to load when searching for info. Now it runs like it was on my local cable network. Like a Ferrai!

>>>>>>>>>>>> 2 THUMBS UP FOR THAT UPGRADE! <<<<<<<<<<<<  ;D


I have to make a note on the speed of this site. It is relatively fast, but when there are pictures involved, it slowes down quite a bit.
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: General Veers on December 17, 2009, 02:24:29 PM
Bin Adam on Youtube.  Thanks man.  :)  ;)  :D  ;D  8)  ::)
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: gchu149 on January 12, 2010, 08:41:06 PM
Found it from Ultrasabers. Originally thought is was a junk site, boy was i wrong. I think i joined because of the SRD forum member bonus on ultrasabers, which i have yet to use. I tried it on an oppressor, instead i got royal blue.
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Vos Malek on January 12, 2010, 09:40:57 PM
Thanks to the great people at TCSS for pointing me in this direction!  I love it here!  Great community and tons of information on the greatest hobby in the world!
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Adegan4Antonio on March 19, 2010, 01:39:35 PM
I found this awesome site by seeing a Lightsaber by JSS on ebay, anyways it sold before I could get it done.  The owner of course, is OBI-WAN KENOBI, he was super!!!  He told me about this site, being a lifelong Star Wars fan...and a passion for anything lightsaber wise I joined.  He helped me get the saber I wanted made, pulled some strings with the Most Awesome & Cool sabersmith General Grievous a scary Sith at first, but an Awesome saber builder.  I get my first commissioned saber next week, I can't wait.  Everyone here is Very Cool & wonderful.  I am Glad to be Part of this Big Star Wars family!!!  Thanks Guys!!!  Rock On ;D
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: OBI-WAN KENOBI on March 19, 2010, 01:55:04 PM
We're very happy to have you here, Adegan!  It's an honor knowing I had a hand in you joining this forum, and it's an even greater honor knowing I helped you get that saber from the baddest Cyborg this side of the galaxy! :) 
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Darth Frodo on March 19, 2010, 02:11:28 PM
For me it was Jango's videos on you tube. The ahsoka Tano one in particular. THANK YOU JANGO.
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on March 19, 2010, 03:11:10 PM
Bin Adam on Youtube.  Thanks man.  :)  ;)  :D  ;D  8)  ::)

Bin Adam is indeed one of our treasures.  He doesn't speak often, but when he does, it's worth listening too!

I found this forum when my good friend and saber instructor pointed out the site to me.  He sat me down, pulled up the forums and said, "I'm tired of you drooling over my Imperial Knight.  Here! Look at these!"
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: jock109 on April 26, 2010, 05:29:24 AM
I stumbled across this motley crew  ;) after my beautiful lady wife got me a MR Yoda 2 christmasses ago and got me interested (and potless). Now I have spent a fortune on them and find myself in the position where i have designed my own and found someone to make it just need to raise more funds to get the thing built lol (oh my poor wallet. Christmas 2008 = fat wallet. Christmas 2009 = flat wallet)
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Smokiewan on April 26, 2010, 12:30:58 PM
I had to find a sabersmith. Found one, but more importantly, I found mecca. Now these forums are part of my everyday. I love my fx-saber family!
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: RedArc on April 26, 2010, 12:48:45 PM
I started to get more infos about fx sabers and Google showed me the way  ;D
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: OakenMonk on April 30, 2010, 09:47:13 AM
I've been interested in buying an FFX saber for a while and decided on the Obi Wan TPM

So I Youtube’d it, which took me to Arklight Arsenal's comparison video in which he mentioned the site, so I gave it a quick Google,
entered the site and was mesmerised by Master Yoda's Garflex on the front page,
after seeing that I was signed up to the forums within minutes.
 :)
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Galen Marek on May 08, 2010, 02:20:04 AM
Shortly after I got my first saber, I was browsing online hoping to find a site where other people were just as enthusiastic about star wars & lightsabers as me. And long behold... I found this place; & now I'm just trying to reestablish myself in here, everything seems to be pretty much the same (other then all the new topics & discussions of-course ;D)...but that's a good thing.
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: silmero on May 08, 2010, 02:27:09 AM
I was searching for people to make my dream saber and found Vader's Vault, Searched their name and came upon these forums. Registered shortly after since I liked reading about all the saber talk so much.
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Orakaa on May 08, 2010, 07:32:47 AM
I was searching the Internet for a way to get a custom lightsaber, and found the custom saber shop (TCSS).
From there, I discovered fx-sabers.com, and its forum ^^
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Jagged Fel on June 09, 2010, 10:43:02 AM
I had a couple MR sabers and wondered if there were any forums so i googled lightsaber forums and found this great sight.Now i'm not only addicted to lightsbers but also reading stuff on here everyday,lots of great info,awsome sight!!
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: OakenMonk on June 09, 2010, 12:36:39 PM
A youtube video, I'll edit the post if I find out who it was that made it  :P
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: BIGGS DARKLIGHTER on June 09, 2010, 05:06:35 PM
Ah....brings back old memories....to quote my 1st post....

Hi all. I've been lurking here for some time now. Thought I'd say hi by being member 600 =)

I bought my first FX (Anakin ROTS) almost a year ago and bought both the Vader ESB and Luke ROTJ for my B-day this year.

Oh yeah...b/c I saw someone mention this earlier... I'm also a transformers fan (and I have a takara 20th masterpiece optimus prime)


I'd been lurking since mid 2005 right before I picked up my MR Anakin ROTS when they came out.

I Finally joined just after my b-day in 2006. Became a MOD in 2007.

I intially ran accross this site while looking for better info on MR FX lightsabers. Where does the time go?? Member 600?? I'd forgotten about that....  :o
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Zephyr37 on June 13, 2010, 06:51:02 AM
I found out about Hasboro sabers, then googled a bit and came across Parks Sabers, then googled some more by typing in Best Dueling Lightsaber, and found FxSabers
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Madgirllolly on June 23, 2010, 01:21:50 PM
My boyfriend introduced it to me :D
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Drazhar on June 29, 2010, 10:27:00 PM
From the RL forums I believe.

Though I'd probably been here before, kinda doubt it.
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: silmero on June 29, 2010, 10:38:43 PM
Searched for a custom saber maker

Found Vader's Vault

Found reviews of their work on this site


Happy times soon followed when I joined.
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: WEDGE ANTILLES on June 29, 2010, 10:51:21 PM
I'm sure I've probably answered this thread before at some point . two paths led here:  (1) the picture archive at force-fx.com had a link to this forum and (2) I broke my first saber, anakinAOTC, and I came here for technical advice on how to fix it.  that saber remains broken.  I bought a second to replace it; the second one arrived with no sound (common for the model).  so now I had two broken AOTC's.   so I bought anakin ROTS instead, and then, every saber that MR ever made. plus a few hasbros. and a few ultrasabers.  I probably have about 30 sabers in the house. (who's counting?) seems I'm still searching for something that was lost. (?)
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Green Ranger on July 08, 2010, 02:33:36 PM
I found it while googling. I was looking for sites that sold sabers. When I found the community, I couldn't resist. ;)
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: MasterScott831 on September 01, 2010, 12:01:18 AM
How did I find the FX-sabers forum? I bought a battle damaged Maul from Borders, back in '06.

It was the last one in stock and it was only $60. I was hooked after waving it around and showing it off to people.
I wanted to get another saber so badly. I went to Borders a few weeks later and they never got a new shipment
of sabers in after I bought the BD Maul (even to this day! Seriously, I went in last saturday. No sabers).

So I went to Toys 'r' Us and bought the last two sabers they had (The 30th Luke and Vader ANH). Not liking where this was going, I knew I wasn't going to come across another saber in my area for awhile. So I went online to find other places to buy sabers and discovered fx-sabers.com. I read through the forum, liked what I saw, joined up, and the rest is history.
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Wookiee Man on September 01, 2010, 04:06:49 AM
How did I become a FX-Sabers member? Youtube! I typed lightsabers in youtube search engine and a Yoda 4.1 CF ESB lightsaber videos poped up.  I happen to watch all videos with a CF and came across Jango Fett saber CF videos and at the end of one video he said for sale on FX-Sabers Forum.  I joined the Forum and I'm hooked always checking to see what other members are selling and saying.  When Yoda was selling  his Graflex CF I had a chance to buy one but did't MANUP  :'(  Now waiting for someone to sale one  ;D
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Ædám Dérel on September 27, 2010, 08:32:30 AM
Master Durangus uses it, and he got me hooked on LED sabers.  I'm hooked for a good while to come now.
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Zebraman II on October 04, 2010, 08:11:41 AM
I first heard about FX Sabers in a google search. I also noticed links to here on a number of sites of people/companies that make custom lightsabers.

Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Sandpeople are people too on October 04, 2010, 10:02:29 AM
google, kind of.  really it was getting burned by an e-bay seller, and then doing some too late research. 
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: skywalker010173 on October 15, 2010, 07:35:00 PM
AmpTrooper's Mom is my therapist and she told me about it.
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Terias on October 16, 2010, 08:30:10 AM
I was on ultrasabers.com one day, clicked the forum link and BAMN.. here
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Sith Apprentice on October 16, 2010, 09:08:27 AM
haha same, I was only just getting into fx sabers,
I found UltraSabers through google,
I found the forum link on their site..
And dicovered the saber world was amazingly bigger than I imagined, AND LOVED IT!!
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Revan Reborn on November 18, 2010, 09:12:51 PM
Looking to convert my FX lightsabers. I didnt know about TCSS till 2 months after.  ???
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Luke S. on December 02, 2010, 10:30:05 PM
I didn't find FX-sabers.  FX-sabers found me.  It was the will of the Force.  My midichlorians were screaming at me.
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: GeckoJedi on December 21, 2010, 12:06:27 PM
I found Fx-Sabers through UltraSabers.com.
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: cordaroyfog on December 21, 2010, 01:00:45 PM
I found FX through the fine folks over at TCSS, my dual homes.
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Red Five on December 21, 2010, 01:08:26 PM
I found them looking for reviews of sabers I wanted to purchase on ebay. 

That was all the way back when Bandit-Jedi was the main FX review guy to go to.
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Loltown900 on December 29, 2010, 06:16:07 PM
I was watching some lightsaber reviews and the name "fxsabers forums" kept popping up.So I decided to look it up,and know here I am. ;)
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: TuckerFilms on January 05, 2011, 10:07:48 PM
I was on ultrasabers.com one day, clicked the forum link and BAMN.. here
 
Me too.... 

I think I found it through looking for duelists in the Austin TX area at the same time - it was a search overload.
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Sir Mathew on January 10, 2011, 07:54:31 AM
I was doing a random search and came across an older listing here so I decided to check it out and see other people's collections and opinions.
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Janias Saarkhan on January 10, 2011, 05:00:13 PM
I first came across the FX-Sabers forum by reading posts in the TCSS forum.  There were (and are still) a lot of folks between both forums that share their talents and appreciation of all things "saber".  I certainly have benefited from their knowledge.
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Oisse on January 10, 2011, 11:06:53 PM
I was on ultrasabers.com, looking to buy a saber and saw a link on their page, and I am a sucker for forums, so I came on, and I am very glad I did..... Now I have my very first custom saber!!!
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: EXAR KUN on January 24, 2011, 01:30:19 PM
The story of how I found this site starts 10 years ago when I was about 21 years old.

I really became a huge Star Wars fan when I was 16. I saw bits of the movies earlier in life, but thought it was all 'muppets' and stupid stuff like that. I thought it was like the Muppet Show only in space. I guess I was only catching some corny bits of ROTJ back in the '80's on T.V. and thought 'this isn't for me'.

Then, when I was 16 riding my bike all over town, I would stop at Blockbuster video and purchase used VHS tapes that they had in a special bin. You know.. all their previously viewed tapes. At that time, they had brand new versions of the movies in widescreen format and they had all three Star Wars movies in one package with the vader helmet on the front. Some of you might know what I am talking about.
I picked up the tapes and went home to watch (to give the movies another chance, since I was 'older').
After seeing fully the complete story (complete for the time, the prequels were still 5 years away), I fell in love with the movies. I loved the idea of Jedi, the Force, the whole mystical aspect. I loved how only a VERY FEW in the galaxy could be a Jedi. I also fell in love with lightsabers. That, to me, was the ultimate weapon.

When I moved out and got my own place with some roomates, some friends from high school, my Star Wars addiction had not been reduced at all. In fact, being an artist with a crazy imagination, I constantly drew Jedi and Star Wars scenes and also played every Star Wars video game since the first Super Nintendo Star Wars game. I always imagined how I would be if I was a Jedi in that galaxy far away. In fact, I thought I was. I just thought I was a Jedi trapped on this planet and stripped of my Force powers  ???
One roommate I had also loved Star Wars. I probably fed his hunger for more Star Wars because I am a total Star Wars freak. By this time, it was 2000 or 2001 and the first of the prequels was released so my infatuation with SW was getting worse,... or greater, depending on how you look at it ::)

The internet was still kind of new, not everyone was online like they are now. I began searching for realistic lightsaber prop replicas.
I found some cheesy website advertising replica Graflex hilts with an EL blade setup. The company was in the UK, and I don't recall the name. I ordered one.
After my roommate and I waited like 8 months for the lightsaber, we would constantly discuss how great it would be when it finally came. We ended up having to call over to some town outside of London to inquire 'Where was my saber?'. We found it strange when the voice of the person on the other end sounded like they were 12 years old. I put my roommate on the phone  :P because I didn't think I would ever get the saber.
Well, I did get the saber, and it was the GREATEST! We ended up ordering a couple more blade colors, and my roommate got his own in 2002 from Parks. It used the same EL blades with the microphone jack at the end, and his hilt looked the same only it was twice as bright because it used 2 9V batteries instead of one.

Now I started to wonder... we sent men to the moon... why didn't we have a more realistic lightsaber toy???? Like, with SOUND!!!?
Up to that point, we were just doing the BA-ZOOMs and the BUZZZzzzzes ourselves.

I'm really Star Wars crazy, so these things were always on my mind.
Then, the MR sabers came out, so I picked up a Luke ROTJ that I planned to give my little 5 year old cousin for his birthday. I knew if I was five, I would BUG OUT if someone gave me a saber like that. I think this was early 2004.
It was cold that winter, and I couldn't help myself from trying out the saber (that was supposed to be a gift).
So... outside in the backyard, with a giggly gaggling group of drunk friends, it was ME VS. my ROOMMATE on the patio. Me, with the gift saber (MR) and my buddy with his saber (the Parks).
Needless to say, the MR shattered on the 5th or 6th impact and there was plastic and electroluminescent paper everywhere (if I remember correctly those were paper then and not led strings, someone correct me if I'm wrong).
SO... now I have no saber gift. No choice but to buy two more! One for the little boy, and an Anakin for myself.

If I knew back then that the soundboards could be salvaged, I would have done so, but I didn't know it so I threw out the broken saber. Succeeded in busting the Anakin AOTC also in another duel vs the Parks, and threw out the handle.

Ok, so now it's time to go back to college to get my degree, so there was no time for lightsabers for couple years even though I kept track of the new ones coming out from MR.

And that is the extent (in my mind) of the progression of saber technology. I thought... "That's it. That's as far as they are going to go with these." I must have been crazy, because even though I had LED flashlights, and many LED gadgets, I didn't put two and two together. I had no idea sabers were going LED, too.

All until very early 2010, when I started searching YouTube for lightsaber or SW videos. I came across ALOT. I saw Novastar, Erv, lots of happy LED saber customers with their prizes and I was floored. I was like... how could I be so stupid! I should have been paying closer attention! But at that point, I dove straight in, doing Google searches, and finding Saberforge, UltraSabers, Gemini Concepts, Vader's Vault, and other sites. I saw Nova's videos on how to solder a CF board and I was like: what is that!!!? Oh my I saw that on YouTube, that's the sickest!

I was totally hooked and wanted to know MORE. I found out about Crystal focus, UltraSounds, and Hyperblade components.
I thought to myself: "Self: you gotta get you one of these!" I also thought, "No biggie, I'll buy 20 Crystal Focus boards tomorrow and start building me sabers". LOL

That's when I found these forums. It took alot of reading but I eventually learned that, no, you won't be buying 20 CFs or 20 anything for that matter - All soundcards are always sold out. Haha.
I liked the fact that there are over 5,000 SW fans nutty enough to love lightsabers as much as me and in many cases, met people far more into this than I am.

So, just like many others on here FX Saber forums has become part of my daily routine for the past year or so. Productivity at work has fallen below 50%, and just like before, all I think about is lightsabers. That's where all my funds go also. I sort of resolved lately to not keep more than 8 sabers at a time, because I only have 2 arms, hehe. But I love everyone on here and all the sabersmiths and sellers are fantastic.
I'm always getting stuff from TCSS, Hyperdyne, Makoto and other sabersmiths have my orders. And have only had GREAT experiences with every member on here. Can't wait to see what the future will bring!

Potentially a little longer of story than the simple topic of this section was asking for, but I thought I would start at the beginning.



Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Scorpion on January 24, 2011, 02:08:16 PM
I first saw the mr sabers when they 1st came out yrs ago and I was like pfft no way will I ever get one of those,
They were really expensive, then a good while later just as master replica lost the rights to build them I saw them for £30 each and bought my 1st Luke anh graflex.

Once I opened the box I new this was something I wanted to be "in to" and it went from there I started scouring the web for info and I think I stumbled across this forum on YouTube while checking out someones custom sabre and as they say " the rest is history"

And I gotta say its one addictive hobby
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Araquay on June 11, 2011, 05:59:44 PM
A friend of mine told me about this forum at work. After lurking a bit I found I liked the friendly atmosphere and joined.
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Loachri MacTalabh on June 16, 2011, 08:41:46 PM
Well,   Our great friend Novastar turned me to FX-Sabers. 
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Amichaels on July 03, 2011, 04:18:00 PM
From Fx-Sabers
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Broto-Kropot on July 05, 2011, 02:20:10 PM
i found fx-sabers through google while searching for either "Custom Lightsabers" or "Luxeon Lightsabers" cant remember which 1 i actually typed in
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: keeth on September 02, 2011, 01:53:08 AM
I'm not sure exactly how it all started. I've been a Star Wars fan as long as I can remember. However I never really thought about getting any "gear" until recently; only thing I knew existed was those crappy Lightsabers with coned blades.

A while back I started to hang on the Mandalorian Mercs forum. I can't really remember how I found it, but I knew I wanted to build my own Mandalorian armor. I started to plan and get parts for it. I knew pretty fast that it was going to be a long term project (not finished but I have a good idea what I want to do). Then I saw an Ultrasabers Prophecy on their trade forum, and I knew that I needed it, so I bought it. Since then I started to look deeper and got myself a few ultrasabers before I found TCSS and FX-Sabers forum.

Now it's not an intrest any more, it's an addiction. I have yet to complete my first MHS, but I'm on a good way and just ordered the last few bits for it. Joining the QGJ run also was a good way for me to both add to the community and get hold of a CFv5 :)

Mandalorian armor will have to wait, got some Lightsaber projects to finish first :)

Thanks for your time.
Tobias
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Scruffy Nerf Herder on September 02, 2011, 02:55:50 AM
I saw ROTJ in the theater as a kid (I was 5 then) and remember how cool the Ewoks were (I was 5 then!) and how Darth Vader gave me the creeps.  Around that same time my parents would buy me the original Kenner Star Wars toys if I had good grades.  The toys started mounting up...I had (and these were all brand new) Millenium Falcon, Y-wing, B-wing, X-wing, TIE Interceptor, TIE Fighter, Imperial Shuttle, Yoda's lair, Snow Speeder, A-Wing, full size AT-AT and probly quite a few more I can't recall.  Amongst all that I had nearly every 3 1/2" figure that they made and every version of the main characters.  I even became a member of the Bantha Tracks Star Wars fan-club.  And of course I saw Return to Endor.

Then sadly as I was nearing my teens my parents told me that since I didn't play with my SW toys anymore they were going to sell them...and sell them they did....ALL of them.  Fast forward 10 years and TPM came out...I had tickets to the midnight showing on the first day of release that I had won in a Radio contest where I stumped the DJ by asking him what character's callsign was Red 2 in ANH.  For as long as I can remember I felt that if I had died before I got to see Ep. I, II, and III my soul would never rest!  Stood in line for 2 hours to try to get good seats and as the lights went dark I remember feeling like I was 5 all over again, the green Lucasfilm label flashed on the screen and then the opening theme music began....

After episodes II and III came out I was happy to know that the story was now complete.  I had seen the MR hilts at Hastings and various other stores but I couldn't justify paying $120+ for something that just seemed like a play toy at the time.  My passion faded a bit as things often do when you hold a full time job that takes you all around the world.  About a year ago a buddy of mine who is big into COS play was designing his own Darth Malgus costume and he introduced me to Vader's Vault, JQ and a couple others.  From there I found this forum and my passion has been re-ignited!

Oh, and my parents still kick themselves in the butt for making me sell all my vintage SW toys that would probly make me a small fortune today....
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Corran Horn on September 02, 2011, 06:52:39 AM
I've been an uber Star Wars fan for as long as I can remember, going back to the VHS vs BetaMax wars.  I've always wanted to have my own saber, I've collected the books, the movies, the video games, and spent countless hours drawing pictures of what I thought MY saber should look like.  I put together a few of my own sabers (simple sink tube sabers with only a few LEDs on the hilt, and no sound). One night not too long ago I was curious as to whether anyone had built a Corran Horn saber, and since he has been my favourite character since the release of "I, Jedi", I figured if there was any saber I would want to drop some money on it would be that one.  That was when I discovered Madcow's amazing creation via Youtube.  After sending Rob an email about the availability (and finding out how badly I had missed the boat on that one) he pointed me to the forum, and now I've got two sabers from Darth Maul, and two more being commissioned for my wedding by Ducos Rossis.  (And I now spend every free moment reading the forums. Lol.)
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: LUKE SKYWALKER on September 02, 2011, 10:01:13 AM
i've been searching for the ultimate graflex conversion, at the beginning of the year... and here i am  :D
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Darthvix on September 02, 2011, 10:05:07 AM
found looking for custom sabers.
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Ladyhawke on September 02, 2011, 10:25:31 AM
Googled custom lightsaber and found the forum.  I'm super happy I found it.  Already bought one saber with another on the way ;D
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: iamdrake on September 11, 2011, 05:33:14 AM
I believe it was through the TCSS chat that I first heard about fx-sabers.
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Artorius Vidnyl on September 11, 2011, 06:17:45 AM
When looking to learn more about buildling/buying lightsaber products did a google search and BAM.  Here I am.
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: bertD on September 21, 2011, 03:24:53 PM
saw a madcow saber on youtube, went to his website and found more lightsabers then started googling for more lightsabers then found this website.
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Satele Shan on December 03, 2011, 11:16:12 AM
I came here from the RPF. I like it better here. :P
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Darth Brutalous on December 04, 2011, 09:57:38 AM
Well I was bored one day and typed in on google "custom lightsabers" and I watched a bunch of youtube videos and I thought that the sabers were real! And then I stumbled upon Vader's Vault's youtube channel and from there I ordered my custom saber from Vader's Vault and then eventually through a bunch emails LUMINARA UNDULI (aka. Allaerra) told me about the forums. Thanks to her I found an awesome place full of the friendliest people you could ever meet. So I have Vader's Vault to thank for helping me find this place.  ;D
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: nartules on January 10, 2012, 08:10:38 PM
With swtor coming out there seems to be an influx of people coming to the forum so I thought I would bump this cuz I r curious :)
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Darth Brutalous on January 11, 2012, 03:57:54 PM
You know what Nartules, I've noticed the same thing. Well SWTOR is a big deal in the Star Wars community so hopefully the game will get people to become aware of the forums. Accually my friend who recently found the forums was searching for custopm lightsabers to find a Malgus replica. I always spread the word about the forums too. So please people share how you found out about the FX-Sabers Forum...... ;D
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Machinimax on January 11, 2012, 05:16:35 PM
I remember I found this site before I even got into custom saber building. I was probably Googling something saber related. Once I did get into the hobby, I became a member of the TCSS forums first. After a little while there and this place being brought up a couple times, I finally came here!  :D
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Sohryu76 on February 24, 2012, 02:03:44 PM
I found it a while ago... from the TCSS site.
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Bmaga123 on April 23, 2012, 12:54:55 PM
I found it using search engine Google just looking for info on custom FX sabers.
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: ScrimpyPIE on May 17, 2012, 04:01:37 AM
As a self-taught amatuer duelist (I started at the rip old age of 10,eons back lol),I needed to graduate to something much more durable than the $20 hasbro sabers. So I scoured Internet and YouTube lookin for a suitable alternative, then found all of you guys and freakin got more than few sabers, I got a whole extended family of Star Wars enthusiasts, too! Its truly an honor and privilege to be apart of these fine forums! Lol, ok, rant over. :)
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Nick Knight on August 01, 2012, 08:52:30 PM
From another Forum
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Adi on August 19, 2012, 01:22:18 PM
I found this forum 3 years ago while I was trying to find more information about the availability of the Crystal Focus on Erv's website ^___^
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Scorpion on August 19, 2012, 01:31:58 PM
it was youtube that sent me here after watching a fx sabers negotiator vid
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Clark Kent on August 19, 2012, 01:45:22 PM
for me, Janmizzle introduced me to the forums. ever since then i have never left, hehehehe
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Deedzor on September 23, 2012, 04:50:34 AM
Heard about this place from another user in another forum.
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: SithStalker on September 23, 2012, 06:05:49 AM
Before some years I found Yoda's Luke Graflex on Ebay and I fell in love, so I continued searching and so I found this awesome forum.  :D
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Concept on September 23, 2012, 06:11:40 AM
Search engine for me, I was looking for light sabers and ended up here. I saw no reason to look further.

Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: kamakazykid on September 23, 2012, 06:32:34 AM
I was looking for someone that made a replica Starkiller except for machinedfx since one of my friends was one of those people that paid and never received one. Found a link to the jss run review and been here ever since.
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Luis88 on September 23, 2012, 06:42:33 AM
Was looking for reviews for Force FX sabers and replica hilts using google which linked me here.
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Darth Malgus on September 23, 2012, 07:26:37 AM
Search engine, I was looking for a place to buy custom made sabers and found the forums and have been here since.
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Veldryne_Drakx on September 25, 2012, 11:36:21 AM
ultimately from another forum, and people i talked to there pointed me over here gradually as i was getting more and more into led sabers

now i spend much of my days drooling
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Asoka Tano on June 30, 2013, 10:54:03 PM
i found it on the internet but didnt join at first. then i talked to a few sabersmiths who all pointed me here. best forum ever! the information is invaluable!
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Merik on August 10, 2013, 06:14:35 PM
I'd bought some Ultimate FX sabers and become immediately obsessed.  After beating a couple of those up I started looking at customs.  I was looking into another website for a while.  Eventually I read some random news blog article thing that said this forum was the hub for people doing custom sabers.  Turns out they were right.  :)
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Darth Maledictus on October 16, 2013, 09:38:58 AM
When I found out about Ultrasabers, I really wanted one. But they were so expensive. So I went to Toys R Us and got the equally awesome Ultimate FX Darth Maul lightsaber. Upon watching a review of it on youtube, I found out about this place.
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: DarkJediKnight on October 16, 2013, 10:10:42 AM
I found out about this forum from a search engine almost two years ago but didn't actually sign up on it until May '12. I'm really glad I did though! Great people on here, a wealth of information and I've learned a lot in the process. Also bought some outstanding sabers from some very talented people and sold a few as well. This is definitely my favorite forum to check on periodically. No complaints here!  ;)
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Darkjedi on October 16, 2013, 11:05:04 AM
It was by search engine. I was looking at sabers  Goodman and Ro's then popped over. I was on the RPF as a guest for years, then was a guest here for about 3 months.
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Justintmars on October 16, 2013, 11:19:03 AM
I ran accross them looking for tips on converting force fx sabers,
I didnt join or use the forums until my Buddy Steve and Lb custom sabers told me to man up and do more of my own work( in a nice way, he assured me my skills where enough to get by and I just needed to search for tips and tricks on the forums on top of all the info and help he gave me)

I lack self confidence sometimes.... lol

Until 2 weeks ago i still had him doing my drill and tapping for retention screws and covertechs... lol
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Mortoff on October 16, 2013, 11:42:30 AM

I've had a few MR lighsabers and have enjoyed them, but, for years, I had wanted to build a custom lightsaber.  That desire grew stronger when I began playing The Old Republic in late 2011.

As time went on, I started to learn of various saber crafters and metal workers that actually commissioned builds.  Some of them were awe inspiring.  I also became more familiar with some of the major players in the industry, like Vader's Vault.  Learning more about the industry lead to to sites like FX-Sabers and IRA.

I am currently commissioning my very first custom build.  I've been working with Wes at Nocturne Armory since late August and I'm really excited about what is coming together...
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Pyromatic177 on October 16, 2013, 12:49:58 PM
From a search engine also. I had 3 MR's for years and I googled 'Lightsaber replica' and found US and then looked more and found this site. Then therefore found the best lightsabers I've ever seen. And the best companies such as VV, LDM, GCS, Ro-lightsabers, and on and on! Lol so many choices  ^-^
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: aretoo on May 30, 2014, 06:06:02 PM
Google brought me here! Thanks Google!
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Momochan on October 15, 2015, 06:32:03 PM
I found the link at Genesis Custom Sabers. Clicked the link and found the best forum every!!
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Remulos on November 13, 2015, 08:06:30 AM
Google "UK custom lightsabers" -> JQ Sabers -> TCSS -> Plecter Labs -> FX Forum
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: Padawan311 on November 13, 2015, 08:41:57 AM
I saw it mentioned over on The Replica Prop Forum.
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: TheBaconWizard on March 16, 2016, 07:25:48 PM
Was not particularly enjoying TCCS forum, heard it mentioned by Space Windu on YooChoob and came on over for a look :)
Title: Re: How did you find the FX-Sabers forum.
Post by: vengeaus on March 16, 2016, 07:49:17 PM
Came across this forum while trying to look for starkiller lightsaber. Was shocked by what i found here about a new saber smith too :cheesy: