Ugh. Thanks a lot Chris.
I've been a good boy and held off on buying this thing or any other MR stuff, but for some reason your post here just drew me in and made me feel like I needed it all of the sudden... Not quite sure why exactly, other than I've been on a bit of a SW spending spree of late, and just figured - WHY NOT?! Now my wife is REALLY going to kill me.
But actually folks, KB is running a deal right now on the same Anakin FX Lightsaber for $10 cheaper right here
. BUT, before you jump on this one, keep in mind that Master Replicas is shipping theirs for FREE, while KB's shipping will run you $7.39 (domestically). KB also slaps on sales tax in a number of states. Unfortunately, MR adds sales tax to CA orders only, which basically screws me once again.
So after I did all the math, and tracked down a $5 KB coupon code, I went with the KB order and saved myself almost $7 off the MR price. But the cost will vary depending on where you are. All things being equal, I would've preferred to order from MR just because they are more used to shipping this high end replica type of stuff, and proabably have better customer service as well.
So I wound up with my Anakin FX Saber order for $88.98 total from KB. Hopefully it makes it here in one piece though...
I just hope this doesn't lead into me "NEEDING" to go out and get a complete Master Replica collection now, as usually is the case when I get that first piece from any given SW line...
BTW, here's a current KB coupon code that will net you the $5 discount: KBVISAREW
Maybe David or someone else could enlighten us as to the differences between this item and the regular MR lightsaber hilt replicas that cost 3x as much... Anyone know the difference?