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Watto's Junk Yard / What HDTV to buy - LCD, Plasma, DLP
« on: May 9, 2007, 05:02 PM »
I'm looking at buying an HDTV and have done all the research on LCD vs. Plasma vs. DLP, but was wondering what everyone's experience has been with these.  I'm leaning toward plasma for my Family Room, mostly because of size, and LCD if we upgrade the one in our bedroom, but I'm sure I could be convinced to go with LCD for both.

What does eveyone else have and would you buy the same thing if you had it to do all over again?

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:

Other Collectibles / Merry Christmas to Me
« on: December 11, 2006, 10:38 PM »
Sorry for the length everyone, but I still can't believe my luck.

I've been looking to get a Darth Maul FX Lightsaber to take apart and use the hilt to make a full hilt version of my Battle Damaged saber.  Late last week, I ended up contacting an ebay member that sells a lot of 'customer returns' to find out if they had any that were not functioning since I really only needed them for the hilts.  They responded to me that they indeed had 2 that they were looking to get rid of.  One of them did not have a battery pack and the other had a battery pack that 'could not be removed' they told me.  They also didn't have the caps on the end that hold the battery packs in, so they said that they would throw in two of the connection pieces that create the double bladed versions.  I ended up negotiating a price of $15 each + $15 shipping.

I received these today.  They are in excellent condition.  Both hilts have scratches you wouldn't notice unless you were really looking hard, and the blades show no signs of damage at all.  So on a hunch, I took the battery pack from one of my BD DM sabers, threw some batteries in it, and put it in the one saber that didn't come with a batter pack.  I flipped the switch and it fired up immediately! The blade is in perfect shape (no dead spots).  I have since gotten a hold of Master Replicas and they are sending me a replacement battery pack...  So basically I obtained one Battle Damaged Darth Maul FX saber for $15 ;D!

I then grabbed the one with the battery pack stuck in it.  Using some needle nose pliers, I pulled the battery pack out with relative ease.  The reason it was stuck was because the previous owner wrapped a rubber band around it for some reason and then put it in the hilt.  I'm going to assume that they lost the end cap and the rubber band was holding the battery pack in place.  Regardless, I put in some fresh batteries, popped the battery pack back in the hilt, and presto, it fired up immediately!  Again, the blade is in near perfect shape (I found one small ring near the very top of the blade that looks dead), and the sound and effects work perfectly with that battery pack.  So that's a second BD DM saber for $15 ;D!

But now here's the dilemma.  I still want to create a single blade, full hilt version of this saber.  But now I have two perfectly working double bladed DM FX lightsabers.  I'm going to have to consciously destroy one of them to make my little experiment work.  I didn't care when I thought that two of the sabers didn't work, but now I'm going to bust apart one of them, and it's something that would have normally run me $70-$120.

Also, there's the question of whether or not I say anything to the seller.  They sold them to me for $15 each thinking that they didn't work.  Now I've found out that they work just fine.  They could have turned these around for a nice little profit, but instead do I treat this as 'their loss is my gain'?!  I know that Christmas is a time for giving, but I don't think that they would have given me a $200 item for $30 had they really known it worked...  Am I just thinking too much into this, or should I even consider returning them?

Thoughts?  What would y'all do?

Looking for a non-functioning single bladed Darth Maul Force FX lightsaber.  I need the hilt for a 'project' I'm working on, so I'd prefer the hilt to be in good condition, but the blade can be beat up.  Send me a PM with your asking price.  Thanks.

Looking to buy back issues of LucasFilm Fanclub and Star Wars Insider magazines.  Will buy individual issues and lots.  Would prefer very good condition or better, but will consider all.

Please reply or PM if interested.  Thanks.

Looking for:

LucasFilm Fanclub issues 1-22
Star Wars Insider issues 44 & 77-83

The Original Trilogy / 'From Star Wars to Jedi' Documentary
« on: August 18, 2006, 04:32 PM »
I was watching the original VHS release of the OT (circa 1980's) this past week in anticipation of the DVD release next month and came across the preview add for the 'From Star Wars to Jedi' documentary that was supposed to be released at the same time.

Does anyone have a copy of this?  If you do, does any of the footage match the footage that was in documentary in the OT DVD releases from 2005?  I just wonder if it's worth tracking down a copy on VHS from ebay or another source.  If it's the same footage that was used for last year's documentary then I won't bother.

Let me know.  Thanks.

Newbies / Well hello there!
« on: May 13, 2006, 11:12 PM »
Hi everyone.  Although I'm a new member, I've been browsing around on this site for almost three months now.  I'm friends with a few members and they have sung the praises of this site so much that I just had to sign up.

I've been collecting SW merchandise for only about 18 months.  My collection starts with EP1 up to Saga II, but I was a little late for the VOTC, so I missed out on all of those in the stores.  I haven't brung myself to pay the secondary market cost for that collection so it's going to be the only void I have.

My plan is to pass everything I have purchased on to my two sons when they are old enough to play with it.  Right now, the boys are 2 years and 11 months old, respectively.  Although I assure my wife that the little one won't swallow any of the small parts, she won't let them near anything for at least another 2 years.  (Yes, before you ask, everything is MOC or MIB and it's taking up a rather large portion of my house at the moment.)  Needless to say, I haven't listened to her entirely and bought the older one a basic lightsaber when ROTS came out.  He's quite adept at making sound effects and using it to scare the dog.

The only parts of my collection that they will not get their hands on are my Darth Vader and Darth Maul Master Replicas Force FX lightsabers.  Those are for me!    ;D  I haven't decided if I'm going to get the Anakin and Luke ones for them to play with when they are MUCH older...

That's me.  I look forward to a long stay here.  Thanks!

Modern Trading / H: Search for Grievous and W: OTC, Saga
« on: May 11, 2006, 04:27 PM »
Have the following (All items MOC/MIB unless noted):

Droid Tri-Fighter

Vintage Biker Scout
TRU Exclusive Search for Grievous Battle Pack

Looking for the following (MOC/MIB prefered):

Sandtrooper (x2)

Saga Collection
Battle Droid - Red
Ewok with Glider
Spider Droid
Landspeeder and Luke
TIE Bomber

Clone Wars
Command Gunship


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