I have hunted this lightsaber down for a very long time. At last I have it in my possession.
May I present to you the Luke Skywalker 'Empire Strikes Back' SW-205 2005 Summer release!
A quick look at the box!
The hilt itself!
First ignition! :D
The beautiful blade!
My take on the replica:
Assuming this saber is difficult to find in the 2005 box, I will give it a 9/10!
6 AA's is a tall order for such a divine saber, however it works efficiently. The light intensity is 'spot on'. The sound is muffled however, this may be due to the large piece positioned on the pommel to incorporate the D-Ring! Well balanced in terms of power. You feel elegance as a result. 7/10!
Inevitably larger than the 1:1 Scale of this lightsaber, however the detailing is immense! The maroon style inserts in each adjustment trim sets the scene and seeing the glow of the saber via the bunny ears is a great feature! 8/10!
One word. Beautiful.
The colour produced is indescribable! It's more of a 'Sky Blue' touching 'Baby Blue' and matches that of the film representation. The blade is evenly lit with no visible dark patches! Superb! 10/10!
-Difficult to find summer release from 2005
-Doesn't come cheap
-Beautiful coloured blade & evenly lit
-Slightly fat ;)
-Blade length may be an inch or so off the others
-Very quiet (Quieter than the Mace AOTC
My overall rating for this piece is 8/10!
I am very lucky to have found this summer release and will treat it well!
Thanks for reading!