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Re: Anakin ROTS "plastic" FFX vs. Anakin ROTS "metal" FFX
« Reply #105 on: May 27, 2006, 11:11:05 PM »
i think this "plastic vs. metal" thing is kind of silly.. at first i was all concerned that i have the plastic one. (i bought it in late 2005, but at borders... so who knows how long it had sat there)  but i honestly can't tell the difference between the two in the pictures shown.  it seems like the weight is the only big issue.. and im guessing MR just put some lead weights in there to stop people from moaning about it.

i can't tell if i have a plastic one or a metal one.. all i know is that the anakin rots was my first saber, and it was xxx cool when i first opened it, and i never spent a second thinking that it was under weight until these threads showed up talking about "metal"


i think im going to start a rumor that the darth maul has a new revision that has 65 leds in the blade instead of 64, and see how many people go out and buy new sabers just so they can sleep at night.



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Re: Anakin ROTS "plastic" FFX vs. Anakin ROTS "metal" FFX
« Reply #106 on: May 28, 2006, 12:04:30 AM »
I think that you are taking it the wrong way, no one is saying that the "Plastic" version is inferior, but it is true that there is a revised version of the Anakin ROTS version out there :)

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Re: Anakin ROTS "plastic" FFX vs. Anakin ROTS "metal" FFX
« Reply #107 on: May 28, 2006, 02:42:15 PM »
I have both. you can deinitely tell the difference in weight when holding them side by side. but cosmetically there's not much difference
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Re: Anakin ROTS "plastic" FFX vs. Anakin ROTS "metal" FFX
« Reply #108 on: May 28, 2006, 06:01:41 PM »
I think that you are taking it the wrong way, no one is saying that the "Plastic" version is inferior, but it is true that there is a revised version of the Anakin ROTS version out there :)

there is definitely a mentality on these boards that the "plastic" is inferior.  several people have already said that they've bought two (first a plastic then a metal).  i mean, ill admit that if i was buying an anakin for the first time the metal version would be the one i want, but it seems really silly for people to buy a second one because it isnt the newest, shiniest, most heaviest saber.



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Re: Anakin ROTS "plastic" FFX vs. Anakin ROTS "metal" FFX
« Reply #109 on: May 28, 2006, 06:08:22 PM »
I'll agree that the general mentality is that the metal, second version of the saber is superior. I think it's more people wanting a better product than one that is possibly inferior. The thing here is that the plastic, first release is not inferior. It has it's strong points that the second release does not from what I've been able to tell in my two sabers (I didn't get the second release because I thought the first was a weaker product, I simply wanted a double of this saber for dueling). Overall the first release is easier to wield and probably better for those who will be dueling. Mine has a bit brighter of a blade, too, than the second release.
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Re: Anakin ROTS "plastic" FFX vs. Anakin ROTS "metal" FFX
« Reply #110 on: May 30, 2006, 04:07:31 PM »
Its only the mentality, not necessarily the truth. ;)

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Re: Anakin ROTS "plastic" FFX vs. Anakin ROTS "metal" FFX
« Reply #111 on: June 07, 2006, 01:13:04 PM »
there is definitely a mentality on these boards that the "plastic" is inferior.  several people have already said that they've bought two (first a plastic then a metal).  i mean, ill admit that if i was buying an anakin for the first time the metal version would be the one i want, but it seems really silly for people to buy a second one because it isnt the newest, shiniest, most heaviest saber.

I agree.  I also bought the Anakin ROTS @ Borders when I saw them there, and I have the plastic one.  Since the blade holder and electronics haven't been changed in the revision, there really isn't any reason to say the "metal" one is better.  The two Anakin's would be better labeled as "light" & "slightly heavier."
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Re: Anakin ROTS "plastic" FFX vs. Anakin ROTS "metal" FFX
« Reply #112 on: June 11, 2006, 10:58:29 AM »
Yeah, that's why I've been referring to them as Version 1 and Version 2. "Plastic" and "Metal" don't properly describe these two versions at all. I'd say that version 2 is quite a bit heavier than just "slightly heavier."
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Re: Anakin ROTS "plastic" FFX vs. Anakin ROTS "metal" FFX
« Reply #113 on: June 11, 2006, 11:01:43 AM »
But then again, compared to a single Maul FX they're both light. :D

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Re: Anakin ROTS "plastic" FFX vs. Anakin ROTS "metal" FFX
« Reply #114 on: June 11, 2006, 11:13:18 AM »
I can't contest that.  :D
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Re: Anakin ROTS "plastic" FFX vs. Anakin ROTS "metal" FFX
« Reply #115 on: June 25, 2006, 12:19:54 PM »
I'm certain that I have the metal version. The bunny ears are made of metal and I can feel the weight is mainly in the hilt.

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Re: Anakin ROTS "plastic" FFX vs. Anakin ROTS "metal" FFX
« Reply #116 on: July 30, 2006, 07:48:07 AM »
so if i recently bought (but haven't recieved) an anakin ROTS, which one am i more likely to get? metal? plastic? version 3?

cause i really want the 3 kilo 24k gold plated one! lol
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Re: Anakin ROTS "plastic" FFX vs. Anakin ROTS "metal" FFX
« Reply #117 on: July 30, 2006, 10:35:43 AM »
All new Anakin FX's are the newer "metal" ones...they haven't made the "plastic" version since they first came out last year. ;)


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Re: Anakin ROTS "plastic" FFX vs. Anakin ROTS "metal" FFX
« Reply #118 on: July 30, 2006, 10:48:02 AM »
yes, but how likely is that the store (or any store) still sells the first editon ones?  are they all sold or maybe there could be some left? anyway thanks for the feedback, i certainly hope is the 2nd or 3rd edition (metal metal METAL!!!!) hahaha
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Re: Anakin ROTS "plastic" FFX vs. Anakin ROTS "metal" FFX
« Reply #119 on: July 30, 2006, 11:20:07 AM »
I would say it's highly unllikely as the Anakin's sold so well when the first run was being produced. I most certainly wouldn't worry about it.  8)


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