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PostSubject: Possible Repro Lightsaber? Please Help   Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:17 pm

Right, so recently my friend purchased an original farmboy Luke at a local toy fair for me. The lightsaber it came with however has confused me quite a bit. It's a flat transition with a flat tip.
It's the cleanest  saber I've ever seen, its tip almost completely straight veering slightly to the left, and there are no letters on the handle. Comparing it to my original Vader flat transition saber, both have sprew in the same spot, both seem so be shaped the same with lines on top, and both have similar lines on the handle when shone under a light. Both also seem to bounce and sound the same when dropped, and when put into water, the Luke saber floats when place on top, and floats back up when submerged. It is also quite smooth, and glows under light.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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PostSubject: Re: Possible Repro Lightsaber? Please Help   Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:50 pm

I would go to bed fairly certain you are holding a Repo. However, I am no expert on vintage LS or the Farm Boy Luke yellow LS. So, if the experts chime in...go with them.

1. I am pretty confident the faded Darth Vader LS is legit. Hard to duplicate fading. (However, nothing surprises me.)

My overlay points out three differences. Yes, more differences exist, but three is enough for me.

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PostSubject: Re: Possible Repro Lightsaber? Please Help   Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:24 pm

Authenticating sabers is getting very difficult. The 'difference' in length could be due to the angle the picture was taken? The sprue point and slightly tapered transition seem OK unsure
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PostSubject: Re: Possible Repro Lightsaber? Please Help   Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:43 pm

Thank you both very much for your replies. The overlay issue is indeed wonky perspective, as when placed next to each other they are of equal length. The Vader saber as I mentioned is indeed vintage as it belonged to my uncle since the 70's. As for the transition and sprew analysis, I appreciate the information that this could indeed be real. Thank you for your responses and I hope to continue supporting the forum.
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PostSubject: Re: Possible Repro Lightsaber? Please Help   Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:30 pm

Indeed, that appears to be a repo.

I have 2 Luke farmboy LS (that are 40yrs old), and they have a different shaped handle than the pic that you posted.  They are also a near identical length to my Vader LS and 2 Obi Wan LS (again 40yrs old).


Generally if it appears overtly new and shiny it probably is a repo.  Also, if you are buying from ebay be very careful.  Some sellers will say "vintage" but upon further examination are repos.  

IG has a thread devoted to real v repos, it is of great value-
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PostSubject: Re: Possible Repro Lightsaber? Please Help   Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:41 am

So after some more searching, I've finally found a near exact match in appearance to my lightsaber in the form of an eBay auction from December 2017, which I will link here. The auction itself claims the lightsaber to be an original, and the seller has not been mentioned on the forums here before. Hope this somewhat helps in identification. Thank you all once again.

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