Limited Edition Master Replicas Version 2 STAR WARS Return of the Jedi Luke Skywalker Lightsaber Prop Replica

So I’ve just posted a link to score a rare version 1 Master Replicas Luke Skywalker TOJ Force FX Lightsaber as well as some links to score the later model Hasbro produced version.

But while the Force FX models are arguably collectors pieces rather than toys you may be the type of collector who only wants a serious replica (okay, serious as in seriously like the original screen used prop). If that’s the case then you might take interest in knowing a limited edition Master Replicas version 2 replica of Luke’s lightsaber from Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi is currently up for sale.

The image above is of the one in question and as you can see it is limited number 126 of 1,500. Very cool!

The seller says it’s in basically as-new condition:

It has only been handled with gloves once to put it in its display case. It has been on display in a glass curio cabinet away from sunlight and in a temperature controlled and smoke free home.

This replica lightsaber won’t last long, that’s for sure. As I type this post already 4 offers have been received by the seller – yes, he is accepting offers or you can snap it up for $1,000 as a Buy it Now price. I expect he’ll get a lot more and/or someone will just buy it outright to avoid missing out.

If you want it, the link you need is below: 

Ltd Ed Master Replicas Version 2 STAR WARS ROTJ Luke Skywalker Lightsaber Prop Replica (via Ebay)

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)

If you’re a STAR WARS fan then you already know about the scene in the 1983 film STAR WARS: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi where Luke Skywalker constructed a lightsaber in a cave on Tatooine. It was a scene that never made it to the screen after ending up on the cutting room floor.

Well, 27 years later, 1000 Limited Edition prop replica’s of that Lightsaber are getting released thanks to eFX Collectibles!  eFX manufactures and markets extremely high-quality, screen-accurate, limited edition prop replicas and collectibles from your favorite films, television, video games, and other entertainment media. Formed in 2007, eFX was quickly awarded by Lucas Licensing the rights to design, develop, manufacture, and distribute prop replicas and models encompassing the entire Star Wars universe.

This Luke Skywalker Reveal Lightsaber Replica measures 11″ long (when closed) and is constructed in aluminum, brass, and copper, with screen-accurate LED effects of red and green arrows.

The weapon reproduction also features a glowing green crystal and comes on a numbered metal plaque with a certificate of authenticity.

Display your awesome lightsaber either closed or open using the included eFX stand and base!

Here’s the awesome story behind this Lightsaber:

Like Big Foot, the mystery surrounding this “missing scene” was so intriguing that it had become lore to Star Wars fans the world over. A lot of research by fans has been done, and little tidbits of information were found that may indicate the existence of this elusive scene, but there was nothing definitive. Even the storyboard that describes this scene was discovered, but there was still no evidence of the scene actually being filmed. Many believe that the lightsaber used in this scene may have been the weapon that is referred to as the “MOM” lightsaber, which is the one that was on display at the Star Wars: The Magic of Myth exhibit at the National Air and Space Museum in 1997-1999, and then in the touring exhibit. This lightsaber had an accessible control box with a removable PCB cover. It also had a hole near the pommel, possibly for the wires. Fast forward 27+ years to August 14, 2010 and Star Wars: Celebration V in Orlando, Florida. The mystery of the elusive missing scene was finally solved, and to the thunderous applause of the crowd, it was shown and announced that it will be edited back into the long-awaited Blu-ray Discs of the Star Wars Saga!

It’ll set you back $499.99 and will be available in January 2012, though tit can be pre-ordered now.

Here’s the link you need to get one (and I’m betting these will sell out fast):

STAR WARS: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi Luke Skywalker Reveal Lightsaber Replica