Master Replicas Star Wars ROTJ Force FX Green Luke Skywalker LightsaberL

If you’re looking for a replica of Luke Skywalker’s green Force FX lightsaber from Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi then you’ve really got two choices: the model produced by Hasbro which I posted here or the rarer Master Replicas version.

In terms of a comparison each version has their fan, mostly for very slight reasons. Perhaps most notably Hasbro’s version is the cheaper of the two and hence arguably provides the best replica for your money, while Master Replicas’ version will cost you more but is a little higher in production quality. 

Master Replicas also produced theirs first (and ceased production while Hasbro continue to produce theirs). If you can find one of the first release models by Master Replicas (referred to as version 1) you’ll find them to be quite pricey as they are now pretty much a rare collector’s item that is hard to find but highly sought after. 

As I write this post there is one of the original Master Replicas version 1’s available brand new on Ebay.

Here are the features of the one that’s available:

  • First release of a Master Replicas ROTJ Green Luke Skywalker ROTJ Lightsaber
  • Rare collectors item  
  • Stury glowing bright green polycarbonate blade (permanently attached to the hilt)
  • Authentic sound effects in-built (realistic power-up, power-down, idel, clash effects driven by motion sensors)
  • Durable metal hilt feels like a real lightsaber
  • Comes with display stand
  • No more are being made

Obviously these are rare so it’s great that, if you want one, you have your chance right now (while it lasts) to snap up the one that is available. The seller (who is based in the UK) is asking for approx US $1,012 but will consider offers.

The link you need to check it out is directly below:

Master Replicas Version 1 STAR WARS: Episode VI –ROTJ Luke Skywalker Force FX Lightsaber (via Ebay) 

Watch a video demonstration:

[youtube]http://youtu.be/90MinHwSTMA[/youtube]

If you want one of the later releases (which are practically identical but come at a considerably cheaper price tag) you can find them at the following links (while they last):

Master Replicas STAR WARS ROTJ Luke Skywalker Force FX Lightsaber (via Amazon)

Master Replicas STAR WARS ROTJ Luke Skywalker Force FX Lightsaber (via Ebay)

STAR WARS Episode VI Return of the Jedi Luke Skywalker Force FX Lightsaber Replica

This is Hasbro’s awesome fully functional Force FX replica of Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber as featured in Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi.

Features:

  • Die-cast metal parts that feel like the real thing
  • Durable and sturdy green polycarbonate blade (permanently attached to the hilt)
  • Measures 44 1/2″ from the tip of the blade to the end of the hilt
  • In-built audio that sounds like the real thing (power-up, power-down, idle, movement and clash lightsaber sound effects – each sound is activated by motion sensors)
  • In-built sound is motion-sensor controlled
  • Display stand
  • Takes 3xAAA batteries (but these are not included)

Watch a demonstration video:

[youtube]http://youtu.be/-oIA2ptFctQ[/youtube]

If you want one of these be careful. I’ve noticed there’s a lot of what fans are calling “bait and switch” going on from less than reputable sellers. What they do is advertise the Force FX lightsaber, charge you a cheaper price than you’d otherwise pay, and then ship you a standard FX lightsaber or an Ultimate FX lightsaber. The upshot is you think you’re paying less for a Force FX but what you’re actually doing is paying more for a much, much inferior product.

Of course, sometimes sellers put the right price on the product to convince you it is the right product, only to still ship you the wrong product. In some cases they do this deliberately, and perhaps in others the sellers don’t really understand what the difference is between a Force FX, Ultimate FX, or FX model.

The following links lead to actual Force FX lightsabers. If you purchase in any other way from any other dealer I highly recommend taking every precaution you can to ensure you get what you’re after.

STAR WARS: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi Luke Skywalker Force FX Lightsaber Replica (via EE) 

STAR WARS: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi Luke Skywalker Force FX Lightsaber Replica (via Ebay)

At the time of writing this post there is also an auction for a secondhand one in perfect condition via Ebay:

STAR WARS Episode VI Return of the Jedi Luke Skywalker Force FX Lightsaber Replica Hasbro

The link to have a go at bidding in the auction is below: 

STAR WARS: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi Luke Skywalker Force FX Lightsaber Replica (via Ebay auction)

LORD-OF-THE-RINGS-Anduril-Sword-of-King-Elessar-Prop-Replica-United-Cutlery

Meet United Cutlery’s awesome prop replica of Anduril, the ‘Sword of King Elessar’ as featured in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings .

This is an officially licensed high-quality reproduction of the sword carried by Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen).

Features:

  • Measures 52 7/8-inches long with a 40 5/8-inch long blade
  • Solid metal crossguard and pommel
  • Antique silver-plated finish
  • 24-K gold-plated fittings
  • Falsed-edged AUS-6 stainless steel
  • Authentic runes are deep-etched on both sides of the blade
  • Wooden display plaque
  • Certificate of authenticity
  • Item: #UC1380

 

Lord of the Rings Anduril Sword of King Elessar United CutleryLord of the Rings Anduril Sword of King Elessar Aragorn wields the Sword of King Elessar

You can get it from the following vendors (prices and availability vary):

United Cutlery LORD OF THE RINGS Anduril Sword of King Elessar (via EE)

United Cutlery LORD OF THE RINGS Anduril Sword of King Elessar (via Amazon)

United Cutlery LORD OF THE RINGS Anduril Sword of King Elessar (via Ebay)

THE WALKING DEAD Michonne Katana Prop Replica Master Cutlery

Okay, now this is one sweet Katana sword prop replica.

It’s a Master Cutlery manufactured limited edition high-carbon steel replica of Michonne’s katana from AMC’s The Walking Dead.

I was hoping they’d release a prop replica of Michonne’s zombie chopping sword and they have – or at least they will. It’s due for release later this year (September 2013).

This is a limited edition replica of only 2,000 pieces.

Measures 42-inches long with a 27-inch long blade. Also features a genuine leather handle wraap.

Check out a shot of actress Danai Gurira as Michonne holding her katan in the hit show:

michonne the walking dead katana sword

If you want one it’ll set you back $199.99 which is a pretty decent price for what I’m sure will be a highly prized limited edition collector’s piece.

You can pre-order now from Entertainment Earth and via Ebay. There are other sellers on Ebay offering it at a higher price than $199.99. You can check out all the listings here.

United-Cutlery-GOD-OF-WAR-Kratos-Blade-of-Chaos-Foam-Replica

This is United Cutlery’s BladeFlex Kratos “Blade of Chaos” prop replica based on Sony’s video game God of War: Ascension.

Great for LARP (Live Action Role-Play). This replica weapon is made using a unique process that produces a foam LARP weapon that is rugged, flexible, and safe to use. It’s one of the sturdiest foam weapons on the market today.

Notable features:

  • Constructed with high-quality semi-hard foam encased over a fiberglass and rubber under-structure
  • Each sword has been hand-painted to replicate the intricate details seen on the in-game sword.
  • Blade Length: 20″ long.
  • Includes a hard plastic chain that can be wrapped around an arm and used to sling the sword by the chain, just like Kratos does in the video game.

These are becoming hard to find (they are presently unavailable from a number of retailers). There are a couple available at the time of this post from the vendors below:

United Cutlery GOD OF WAR Kratos Blade of Chaos Foam Replica (via Amazon)

United Cutlery GOD OF WAR Kratos Blade of Chaos Foam Replica (via Ebay)

If you don’t want a LARP Blade of Chaos you can also check out United Cutlery’s zinc-aluminium bladed replica here.

METAL-GEAR-RISING-Revengeance-Raiden-Mini-Sword-Replica-Epic-Weapons

This is Epic Weapons’ new miniature Raiden sword prop replica.

It’s a licensed and authentic replica weapon based on the sword featured in Konami’s 2013 video game Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance.

It’s cast of the highest quality stainless steel using custom-etched molds created to fashion an exact copy of Raiden’s sword.

This miniature reproduction, useable as a letter opener, was made using the finest grade material and craftsmanship available.

Gets released at the end of March 2013, but can be ordered now for only $16.99 from EE at the link below: 

Epic Weapons METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE Raiden Mini-Sword Replica

DRAGON-AGE-2-Miniature-Staffsword-Prop-Replica-Epic-Weapons

This is Epic Weapons’ miniature prop replica of the Staffsword from Electronic Art’s video game Dragon Age 2.

Features:

  • 24 inches-long
  • a stainless-steel blade
  • metal-alloy handle
  • comes with two stone display stands s

DRAGON-AGE-2-Miniature-Staffsword-Prop-Replica-Epic-Weapons

DRAGON-AGE-2-Miniature-Staffsword-Prop-Replica-Epic-Weapons

Get it from the following vendors (prices vary): 

Epic Weapons DRAGON AGE 2 Miniature Staffsword Prop Replica (via Amazon)

Epic Weapons DRAGON AGE 2 Miniature Staffsword Prop Replica (via Entertainment Earth)

Epic Weapons DRAGON AGE 2 Miniature Staffsword Prop Replica (via Ebay)

SPARTACUS-BLOOD-AND-SAND-Spartacus-Arena-Sword-Windlass-Steelcrafts

This is an authentic and fully licensed replica of Spartacus’ Arena Sword as featured in STARZ’ hit series Spartacus: Blood and Sand.

Features:

  • Hand forged
  • High carbon steel blade
  • Full tang
  • Solid wood hilt
  • Steel fittings
  • Leather wrapped handle
  • Made by Windlass Steelcrafts®.
  • Overall: 32″ 
  • Blade: 24″ long, 2″ wide, 3/16″ thick
  • Wt: 2 lbs / 4 oz

Available from the following vendors (prices vary): 

SPARTACUS: BLOOD AND SAND Spartacus Arena Sword (via Entertainment Earth)

SPARTACUS: BLOOD AND SAND Spartacus Arena Sword (via Ebay)

At the time of writing this post you can also get one sharpened by Museum Replica’s from the following vendor: 

Sharpened! SPARTACUS: BLOOD AND SAND Spartacus Arena Sword (via Ebay)

SPARTACUS-BLOOD-AND-SAND-Sica-Arena-Sword-Windlass-Steelcrafts

This is an authentic and fully licensed replica of the Spartan Sica Arena Sword as featured in STARZ’ hit series Spartacus: Blood and Sand.

Features:

  • Hand forged
  • High carbon steel blade
  • Full tang
  • Solid wood hilt
  • Steel fittings
  • Leather wrapped handle
  • Made by Windlass Steelcrafts®.
  • Overall: 32″ 
  • Blade: 24″ long, 2″ wide, 3/16″ thick
  • Wt: 2 lbs / 4 oz

Available from the following vendors (prices vary): 

SPARTACUS: BLOOD AND SAND Spartan Sica Arena Sword (via Amazon)

SPARTACUS: BLOOD AND SAND Spartan Sica Arena Sword (via Ebay)

SPARTACUS: BLOOD AND SAND Spartan Sica Arena Sword (via Entertainment Earth)

ASSASSINS-CREED-Seekers-Halberd-Prop-Replica-Museum-Replicas

Museum Replicas have released a number of excellent replica weapons from the popular Assassin’s Creed video game franchise and this replica is no exception.

This is a replica of the Seeker’s Halberd as seen in Assassin’s Creed II.

It’s designed to mount onto a 1 1/4-inch diameter pole (of any length) so that it looks the same as the main weapon used by the lightly armored guards seen in the video game.

When mounted on a long pole this magnificent Seeker’s Halberd Replica creates a striking display piece!

Features:

  • Hand forged from high-carbon steel by the artisans of Windlass Steelcrafts
  • Weighs 2 pounds.
  • Measures 21 1/2-inches long overall (the spear is 14 1/2-inches long, and the blade measures 13 1/2-inches)

Note that the pole is not included.

Available from the following vendors (prices vary): 

ASSASSIN’S CREED Seeker’s Halberd Prop Replica (via Entertainment Earth)

ASSASSIN’S CREED Seeker’s Halberd Prop Replica (via Amazon)

ASSASSIN’S CREED Seeker’s Halberd Prop Replica (via Ebay)