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Postby Corellia » Mon Oct 29, 2007 1:04 am

well I registered and put the items in my cart and it said "This item can only be delivered to a UK address." :x that's twice as bad because they had other cool stuff I wanted to order along with the saber.
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Postby Combat Gerbil » Mon Oct 29, 2007 6:14 am

Just be sure you get one soon as MR no longer have a licence to make Star Wars items and once they are gone... they are gone. You'll probably see them on good ole' Ebay for a while though.. but the prices will inevitably go up.
I have the Anakin.. which I have made the blade detatchable (it's pretty easy) and the green Luke.. which I will be converting to a luxeon with detatchable blade sometime.
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Postby Corellia » Mon Oct 29, 2007 6:25 am

yes I read that about MR... :cry:

I'm swaying between the Luke ANH and Anakin ROTS versions right now... they look very similar... only the Luke saber is on preorder and will be on sale only on 2 weeks as it seems. I'd also like the luke ESB version but that's an old one with 6 batteries... not so good then.

in case I don't find any other store... would any of you guys from UK be willing to get one for me from play.com and send it to me?

btw to you have a tutorial or instructions on how to make the blade removable?

[edit] scratch play.com... I found a store at last!
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Postby Corellia » Wed Oct 31, 2007 6:50 am

ordered one *veryhappy* :P
it will be hard though when I receive the package to pass it on to be wrapped up for christmas :mrgreen:
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Postby Combat Gerbil » Wed Oct 31, 2007 9:11 am

Glad to hear you've found one.. and yes I can pass on instructions on how to de-blade it.. depending on which one you're getting. :D The Anakin is I believe the easiest to do.
It's also hard to think about dismantling something like this.. especially if it's new.
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Postby Corellia » Wed Oct 31, 2007 9:22 am

I bought the latest saber, the Luke ANH one. I found some instructions for removing blades from other, older hilts, but I didn't understand a word of what these guys were writing ... :oops:
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Postby Kt_Templar » Wed Oct 31, 2007 10:50 am

Can someone post us a link that details what happened to the MR and the SW License.
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Postby Corellia » Wed Oct 31, 2007 10:59 am

here's the announcement from the official star wars site, but there isn't much information in that:

http://www.starwars.com/collecting/news/masterreplicas/news20070515.html



and here's something more detailed from rebelscum:

http://www.rebelscum.com/story/front/Corgi_and_Master_Replicas_to_cease_producing_Star_Wars_products_105864.asp
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Postby Peralton » Wed Oct 31, 2007 2:00 pm

The MR are good. They have the sound FX and the blade lighting looks good.

I have a Parks saber, which I like a LOT. More expensive, but the parts are true machined metal. The blades are thinner and longer. Parks blades are removable.

I have a Dark Avenger, which has a more accurate neck (MR necks are wider to accommodate the thicker blade). I like the look of it a lot.
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Postby Kt_Templar » Wed Oct 31, 2007 3:57 pm

Corellia wrote:here's the announcement from the official star wars site, but there isn't much information in that:

http://www.starwars.com/collecting/news/masterreplicas/news20070515.html



and here's something more detailed from rebelscum:

http://www.rebelscum.com/story/front/Corgi_and_Master_Replicas_to_cease_producing_Star_Wars_products_105864.asp


Thanks Julia! Congrat on finding a saber!

I see what happened, Lucas wanted more money than MR/Corgi wanted to pay, understandably, it is technically a dead year, with no new film or TV material to be released they had a good reason to ask for a reduction.

Odd considering that MR/Corgi were a sponsor of Celebration Europe too... does that mean that Celebration 2008 won't now happen?
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Postby Corellia » Thu Nov 01, 2007 2:59 am

Peralton wrote:I have a Dark Avenger, which has a more accurate neck (MR necks are wider to accommodate the thicker blade). I like the look of it a lot.


I would have preferred a parks too but couldn't ask for that much money ;)
I wanted to get a Obi-Wan saber at first but the thick neck of the MR version was the reason I decided against it.
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Postby Corellia » Sat Nov 03, 2007 12:34 pm

it shipped today! :mrgreen: :multi: omg I can't wait!

[edit] I just got a notification that my saber has already arrived in austria and is being processed by customs. I just hope they don't make me pay some extra charges...
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Postby monkeybat » Sun Dec 02, 2007 12:23 am

hers the thread for de-taching the blade.

http://www.fx-sabers.com/vader_ESB_tutorial.html
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Postby Corellia » Sun Dec 02, 2007 2:24 am

thanks! I've seen some tutorials like that, but never for the Luke ANH saber. and they all need different steps for removing the blades :cry:
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Postby Pitfall Harry » Sun Dec 02, 2007 6:49 am

That seems like a good way to mess up a very expensive prop. I love how it shows you how to take all of that apart but doesn't show you how to put it back together. :?
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