I came across the Master Replica web page by accident and was amazed by the new standard of lightsabers. I had an old Luke Skywalker ROTJ saber (early 90's) that was a hologen flashlight bulb and the blade was a dime-sized dowel. The blade was a green tint. I wanted an Anakin ROTS in the worst way and saw the price tag. It seemed expensive and I remembered my old saber that was a disappointment. By luck the local mall had a Game Stop store in it and I saw a bunch of them in boxes. I asked the employee if he saw one in action. He stated that he owned one as well as his friends and in his mind it was worth the price. I took a chance and was blown away by the FX audio/visual. It was well worth the money spent. I'm going to start a collection. I urge the person who is desiding to get a FX saber, but is skeptical of the cost to take that leap of faith and buy it. Of course, shop around for a good price. Check your local Game Stop, Software Etc, or Babbages and ask..............Or you can go Hasbro..lol.