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PostSubject: New Repro Lightsabers on the market, Beware!   New Repro Lightsabers on the market, Beware! I_icon_minitimeMon Dec 19, 2011 12:20 pm

Hi folks, just a quick heads up on some new repro sabers on the market. I'm not sure if this late and you folks already know about these, but I recieved one today and thought I better mention it just in case.
First of all I bought this from a seller who advertised it as a repro, so I wasn't robbed, it was the figure I wanted (thought I should mention that) However it's not one I've seen before.
As most of you probably know, I collect Bespin Lukes and as most of you probably know, as the homepage identifies, the most common Bespin Luke repro sabers (as well as the Jedi green and blue sabers) are painted and are pretty easy to spot with the bad sciulpt and the rounded ring hilt guard. Easy to spot in pictures as well on auction sites which of course is good!
These new ones are not as easy to spot in pictures, but still pretty easy in the flesh.
Firstly they are molded in yellow plastic, but it is notebly darker than the real thing.
Secondly they are a slightly better sculpt, the hilt guard is more like the original.
Thirdly they are slightly shorter than the real thing and have a prominent sprue break at the back of the hilt. The one I recieved also has excess plastic around the tip of the saber, subtle but still present. Heres some pics:
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1 - This is the real deal.
2 - This is the new repro.
3 - This is the old repro.
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I've ringed the sprue break and the new hilt guard, the whole thing is still not the best sculpt, but noteably better than the last, Be vigilant folks, I guess we can also assume that the Jedi blue and green sabers are also being made like this!
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PostSubject: Re: New Repro Lightsabers on the market, Beware!   New Repro Lightsabers on the market, Beware! I_icon_minitimeMon Dec 19, 2011 12:27 pm

ha...funny.....seeing your avatar and the topic here, I think the Luke "wearing" this saber was caught after all!!! lol!

Seriously...thanks for the heads up!

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PostSubject: Re: New Repro Lightsabers on the market, Beware!   New Repro Lightsabers on the market, Beware! I_icon_minitimeMon Dec 19, 2011 12:43 pm

thanks for the heads up Alex! You really made that easier to spot for the rest of us.
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PostSubject: Re: New Repro Lightsabers on the market, Beware!   New Repro Lightsabers on the market, Beware! I_icon_minitimeMon Dec 19, 2011 1:07 pm

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ha...funny.....seeing your avatar and the topic here, I think the Luke "wearing" this saber was caught after all!!!

Haha, yeah I think your right Wolff, GULITY! For crimes against collecting!
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PostSubject: Re: New Repro Lightsabers on the market, Beware!   New Repro Lightsabers on the market, Beware! I_icon_minitimeMon Dec 19, 2011 2:47 pm



Thanks Alex for providing this valuable info. Very Happy


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PostSubject: Re: New Repro Lightsabers on the market, Beware!   New Repro Lightsabers on the market, Beware! I_icon_minitimeMon Dec 19, 2011 3:54 pm

Thanks for this info mate! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: New Repro Lightsabers on the market, Beware!   New Repro Lightsabers on the market, Beware! I_icon_minitimeMon Dec 19, 2011 5:58 pm

Just a quick addition which I forgot before, the float test.
Firstly, there are five saber that can be found with Bespin Luke, as most will know and also as the TIG homepage shows, For those unfamiliar, here they are:
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From left to right:
1. the standard saber - found just about anywhere really apart from the obvious (Mexico)
2. No hilt depression (dull) - currently I've only really come across this in U.S. Chain store multi packs
3. No hilt depression (bright) - Hard to specify an origin, given it's likeness to the version 2 saber
4. No depression/fat hilt (dull) - Found in Europe on Palitoy/tri-Logo & PBP cards
5. No depression/fat hilt (pale/translucent) - Typically regarded as being unique to Lili Ledy, but also found in Spain.

Here are those five lightsabers in water:
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Here are the two repro sabers in water, disturbingly, the new repro (2) floats!
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The picture above shows the two reproduction lightsabers, #1 is the standard painted lightsaber that most will be familiar with, #2 is the new saber, which is cast in yellow plastic and floats like the originals!

Keep your eyes peeled folks!
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PostSubject: Re: New Repro Lightsabers on the market, Beware!   New Repro Lightsabers on the market, Beware! I_icon_minitimeMon Dec 19, 2011 6:36 pm

thought soo...damn! Thanks for testing it!

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PostSubject: Re: New Repro Lightsabers on the market, Beware!   New Repro Lightsabers on the market, Beware! I_icon_minitimeTue Dec 20, 2011 4:44 am

Great job General! At least this new repro should be easy to identify from the features you have pointed out. Lets hope they don't make any which are more accurrate!
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PostSubject: Re: New Repro Lightsabers on the market, Beware!   New Repro Lightsabers on the market, Beware! I_icon_minitimeTue Dec 20, 2011 5:10 am

I thought it was going to be like this:
https://www.imperialgunneryforum.com/t2523-craig-jedi-luke-blue-saber-legit

But now the hilt is almost correct, it's going to be difficult to tell via pictures Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: New Repro Lightsabers on the market, Beware!   New Repro Lightsabers on the market, Beware! I_icon_minitimeWed Dec 21, 2011 5:04 pm

Thanks mate for the help, great work.

And to the float test I will just say to no. 2 arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh affraid

Who make such weapons ? I guess they only make it to trick us and make big money Sad
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