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Re: Tokala's Anakin ROTS Review.
« Reply #45 on: November 29, 2005, 04:10:41 PM »
If the newer ones are constructed of more metal, especially that band clamp, I might consider getting one!

Anakin, have you considered changing Mace AOTC to MACE ROTS?

Actually....

the Gamestop here just got some in, but they are selling them for $119 in store.  I think I might order one from the site for $99 with Free Shipping:  FREESHIPALL  is the coupon code.

That way I can have both and I would actually handle the ROTS version and keep the AOTC "red blade mistake on box" for display.

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Re: Tokala's Anakin ROTS Review.
« Reply #46 on: November 29, 2005, 04:14:09 PM »
If the newer ones are constructed of more metal, especially that band clamp, I might consider getting one!

Anakin, have you considered changing Mace AOTC to MACE ROTS?

Actually....

the Gamestop here just got some in, but they are selling them for $119 in store.  I think I might order one from the site for $99 with Free Shipping:  FREESHIPALL  is the coupon code.

That way I can have both and I would actually handle the ROTS version and keep the AOTC "red blade mistake on box" for display.

You're starting to have a quite lightsaber collection, :o

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Re: Tokala's Anakin ROTS Review.
« Reply #47 on: November 29, 2005, 04:27:57 PM »
I am trying to catch up with him
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Re: Tokala's Anakin ROTS Review.
« Reply #48 on: November 29, 2005, 09:21:13 PM »
That's a nice collection  Anakin has I wish I could catch up but I gotta take care for my expenses first. I'll buy more thought.

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Re: Tokala's Anakin ROTS Review.
« Reply #49 on: December 01, 2005, 03:46:39 PM »
I bought my Anakin ROTS at Comic Con this July (17th I think). It's all "metal" (not really, because they told me it feels a lot like metal, and are cold, just like real metal, but are not REAL metal.) It feels very dense and not flimsy like plastic. But the gold on/off switch still is metal, and it scratches off pretty easily. Still a very solid saber. The grips are too hard though, I think. It feels hard rather than comfortable as a grip (like Mace 2005). I really would like to know how a Luke ESB feels like though. Too bad I would be slain for getting another one lol.



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Re: Tokala's Anakin ROTS Review.
« Reply #50 on: December 01, 2005, 04:16:22 PM »
Well, as of right now, I put a hold on getting another Mace since MR "found" the TESB Lukes hidden in the warehouse.  All my ROTS Windu money went to that cause I really wanted one to keep Pristine. 

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Re: Tokala's Anakin ROTS Review.
« Reply #51 on: December 01, 2005, 08:46:21 PM »
WOW GUYS! I'VE BEEN WANTING MY ANAKIN ROTS FFX SABER SINCE LATE JUNE 2005! I'M FINALLY GETTING IT THIS X-MAS HOLIDAY! CAN YOU BELIEVE IT!? FINALLY! I SHALL ME COMPLETE ONCE MORE! MUHUAHAHA...annyways....good reviews guys...LOL

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Re: Tokala's Anakin ROTS Review.
« Reply #52 on: December 01, 2005, 08:51:08 PM »
WOW GUYS! I'VE BEEN WANTING MY ANAKIN ROTS FFX SABER SINCE LATE JUNE 2005! I'M FINALLY GETTING IT THIS X-MAS HOLIDAY! CAN YOU BELIEVE IT!? FINALLY! I SHALL ME COMPLETE ONCE MORE! MUHUAHAHA...annyways....good reviews guys...LOL

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Re: Tokala's Anakin ROTS Review.
« Reply #53 on: December 01, 2005, 08:53:56 PM »
Well, as of right now, I put a hold on getting another Mace since MR "found" the TESB Lukes hidden in the warehouse.  All my ROTS Windu money went to that cause I really wanted one to keep Pristine. 

No doubt a very wise move Anakin.  There will be plenty of time for aquiring the Windu, who knows how long the Luke ESB will be available.

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Re: Tokala's Anakin ROTS Review.
« Reply #54 on: December 03, 2005, 12:32:31 PM »
I concur. The Anakin ROTS is a great first saber. Now that I've gotten used to it, I think it's the best saber available now, even better than the Luke ROTJ! Its brightness can give the Luke ROTJ a run for its money, the sound is better (more clear, and just as loud, if not louder), the hilt is accurate (no fat neck problems), and a nice metal look to it, rather than plasticky lik the Luke ROTJ. Oh and it doesn't look like a fencing sword either! The Luke ROTJ, if you point if at yourself, looks like a fencing sword lol!!! I thought it kinda funny, I was jabbing at my friend with the Luke ROTJ and he's like "Why'd you buy the fencing sword saber?". I actually prefer the placement of the button on the Anakin, as if you place the bottom of your hand on the coarse metal-ish ring where the control box is, you can duel without accidentally turning it off. The grips at the bottom are great for holding with your "off" hand (left for me).

Oh and CONGRATS to KYLE KATARN!!! You're getting one of the brightest, loudest, clearest, most accurate, and hopefully all "metal" (rabbit ear thingies at the top? OH AND THEY SERVER AS A GRIP! PUT YOUR INDEX FINGER BELOW THE PAIR OF "EARS" AND SLIGHTLY ABOVE THE INDENTED GOLD KNOB!) sabers available now! Better hurry if you're buying from a store, cuse it's almost Christmas, and all the places around me: Gamestop, Borders x3, Best Buy x2 are ALL SOLD OUT OF FX SABERS FOR CHRISTMAS! I was lucky to get my Luke ROTJ, it was the last one Border's had!
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Re: Tokala's Anakin ROTS Review.
« Reply #55 on: December 05, 2005, 12:11:00 PM »
Here are some pictures to clear up the debate.  I tried to get some pictures of the brass pins of both of my Anakins(first release with plastic and revised release with metal), but they were too small and couldn't get them in to focus.  I've taken apart the original Anakin and am converting it to an AOTC, and many of the pieces on it were damaged in the process, so their coating came off and I could see the material they were made of.  I drilled off the rabbit ears on the top and they are indeed aluminum.
These are pics of my newer Anakin.  Sorry I didn't polish it up first.  You can also see I flipped around the control box so its more duelable now(thanks for the idea, Yoda)

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Re: Tokala's Anakin ROTS Review.
« Reply #56 on: December 05, 2005, 12:27:28 PM »
Ah yes Switching around the control box Helps doesn't it ;) :D

( just becareful of those thin wires everyone ;))

Anyway you are right in the eary Anakins had the Plastic pins and the new ones have metal.
Much better looking and removeable when needed :)

And in your journey to make it the AOTC version jedigear.com has Chromed emitter hoods
like the one I used on my Anakin 2.0 in the Gallery ;)

good luck with the rest of your conversion
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Re: Tokala's Anakin ROTS Review.
« Reply #57 on: January 16, 2006, 04:28:32 PM »
I don't mind the control box the way it is because I rarley ever hit the switch.



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