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Other Collectibles / Re: Master Replicas Force FX Lightsabers
« on: January 5, 2007, 04:46 PM »
In case you guys missed the article on the front page, Yoda Force FX is up for pre-order next week!!! ;D

I'm definitely going to have to pick these up for my kids as it's almost a foot shorter than a traditional FX lightsaber.  No MSRP listed on the page though, so I'm wondering what they will ultimately end up charging for this...

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: There is Another...
« on: January 5, 2007, 01:40 PM »
Congratulations Brian.

I ended up finding a case of these in the 'Clearance' section of Wal-Mart this afternoon, but they were still ringing up at full price.  I can only hope that they will be clearancing these out, but something tells me that they just put them in the wrong section by mistake...  Has anyone else seen these starting to go on clearance?

Roron Corobb,

Yes, the double bladed is two individual fx sabers combined in the middle.  Each FX has its own set of electronics that you can control individually.  The three reasons I ended up doing what I did above was because I didn't like the feel of the 'battle damaged' lighsaber, the double bladed is nice but ultimately too big, and I ended up finding one for only $15, so I could afford to rip it apart just for the hilt!

I hope I answered your question, but if not drop me a PM and we can discuss further.

30th Anniversary Collection / Re: "Treachery on Saleucami" Battle Pack
« on: December 28, 2006, 10:07 PM »
This one is definitely on my 'Must Have' list for next year.  Fantastic!

Saw the same markdown here in Chicago tonight.  Only saw one figure though.

Other Collectibles / Re: Master Replicas Force FX Lightsabers
« on: December 25, 2006, 12:06 AM »
Sith ! Sounds awesome. Can't wait to see the results. 

I'm done!

Here's the link in case you missed it in the Customs section or in the other thread I started:

But here's me with the finished product:

Other Collectibles / Re: Merry Christmas to Me
« on: December 25, 2006, 12:02 AM »
Good luck on making the saber, I'd like to see some pictures when you're finished.

Here's the link to all the pictures:

But I thought I'd post this one here:

The best $45 I ever spent!

*Bump* with finished product.

Once I figured out that heating the junction of the two hilt pieces would loosen up the glue holding the two pieces together, the rest was really easy.  I just wish I would have figured that out before I scratched up the hilt trying to undo the two pieces with pliers.   Either way, I'm glad I did it and I think it still looks great.

Hope you guys like it as much as I do!

Star Wars Action Figures / Re: Maul Santa
« on: December 24, 2006, 09:03 PM »
That is awesome!  Merry Christmas back at you.

I've been toying around with the idea of making a full hilt single bladed Darth Maul Force FX lightsaber for some time now.  Recently I scored one that I planned on taking apart.  So I started last night.  Here are the very early WIP pictures and a how-to in case anyone else is interested in doing the same thing.

First lower the o-ring between the two sections of the hilt:

Tap out the retention pin with a nail or screw:

Pull the retention pin out:

Heat the hilt with a blow dryer prior to unscrewing.  The threads have a glue on them that hold them in place REALLY well.  If possible, have a second person help you unscrew the two pieces:

Undo the clip holding the blade to the rest of the electronics in the hilt.  Push the blade out through the top hilt piece:

Remove the On/Off cover and unscrew the switch:

Before removing the electronics from the hilt, you will also have to unscrew the silver knob under the On/Off switch as well as the belt clip from the back of the hilt.  Push the electronics through the hilt:

Replace the silver knob and the belt clip, and screw the top piece of the hilt back into the main part of the hilt:

Replace the o-ring and put back the retaining pin:

Super glue the On/Off cover back on and then super glue the switch onto the hilt:

Lastly, put your new hilt on your 'battle damaged' FX Lightsaber, and you now have a single-bladed full hilt version:

Saga Collection '06 / Re: Target Exclusive Imperial Shuttle
« on: December 22, 2006, 09:51 PM »
Gone!  Every Target in the county is now sold out of these.  Thankfully another forum member bought an extra one for me when they first came out, so I'll still be able to get this.  Doesn't look like I'll be saving money and getting this on clearance like I had hoped.  Oh well, at least I ended up with one.

Good luck to the rest of you holding out hope that these will hit the clearance rack.

Saga Collection '06 / Re: Target "Mace Windu's Squadron" Battle Pack
« on: December 22, 2006, 09:01 PM »
If anyone is still looking for these, you may want to check back at your local Target.  I went today and they put out a brand new case.  Funny thing was, it was in the same aisle as the 'Thomas the Tank Engine' and 'Bob the Builder' toys.  Had I not been looking for more Christmas gifts for my oldest son I would have never even come across these.

Good luck!

Saga Collection '06 / Re: Target Exclusive Imperial Shuttle
« on: December 21, 2006, 08:32 AM »
My Target still had two last night and I talked to someone in toys and they said that they just got more in their truck yesterday...  I'm really hoping that these hit the clearance bin in the near future.

Saga Collection '06 / Re: The "Final 22"
« on: December 20, 2006, 09:08 PM »
Have yet to see these in my area. Most of the stores are sitting on bare pegs or with Endor 3PO and Jer.

The crazy thing was, at the Target right down the street, there was only one figure on the pegs (lushros).  Yet at the WM and the TRU, the pegs were full.  Very bizarre...

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