I bought two lightsabers.
The Anakin ROTS and the Vader ESB.
I ordered them at The Saber Vault.
You can follow your shipment on the internet, so I did.
I saw that my packache arrived on the 26th. so I thought, YES TOMORROW.
NOT --- It was a day after that. (That has to be illegal, hurting someone like that)
It was in the evening of the 28th at seven when my package came.
My neighbors will remember.
It was very good protected, and they wrote GIFT on the packache so I did not get extra tax on the border.
When I opened the boxes I was in heaven.
They are a lot differend than the ones I held in my hand last summer.
They are a lot heavier now than they were before.
The hilts are so, and I really mean SOOOOO beautyfull.
They feel very good in my hand, like I was born with them.
If my sabers ever break, I'll take the tubes out, so I have real lightsabers, only I cannot ignite them.
What MR did, is not good for their business, because nobody will buy the very expensive hilt replica's when they felt the new almost fully metal hilts.
The only plastic parts on the Ani. now, are the two buttons and the controlebox.
The rabbit ears are metal now and the ring around the hilt where the controlbox is attached is metal.
One minus thing on the Vader saber is the black ring in the middle where the controlbox is attached. It can be moved a little bit.
If you point the saber to the sealing, you can turn it a half a millimeter sideways and up and down, maybe a little less even, but it is not clued,... thats for sure.
At least not MY Vader saber.
I don't know if it's supposed to be like this.
Real lightsabers I say?
I put my new Duracell Ultra M3 batteries in my very new lightsabers,... I turn on the switch and,...
It was not what I expected.
I was very disappointed.
If you look at the pictures that many people have send in, it looks almost like the movies.
If you see how bright the blades are there,... well, its not even a third of that - even in complete darkness.
If they would be as in those pictures and SW. movies you would close your eyes before you ignite the blade to make sure it wont hurt your eyes.
Not that you want eyedamage, but the blades have to be much and much brighter to be like the lightsabers as in Star Wars.
- I know that most camera's will burn the light in the picture, I do a lot of night photography myself, but when you see them a lot you secretly hope they will almost be like that.
Than the sounds.
Some people even said that it's to loud. Have they seen the movies?
The sounds must be twice as loud as they are now, will they be comparable with the sabers in the movies.
The clashsounds even louder, because that's the way it works in the movies too.
I know, I wont make any friends by saying this, but it is my impression of how I experience the sabers.
I hope the gen. 4 sabers are much brighter and much louder than they are now.
I don't care if the batteries are empty in 30 minutes, if the experience is real, it is worth the money.
Your friend Darth Matth.