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Star Wars: Darth Vader Replica FX Lightsaber Episode IV

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  Absolutely fantastic

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He he he he he! That's what I thought the first time I turned one of these on, I just couldn't help myself. For someone that was around to watch the original Star Wars at the cinema it's like having the perfect tool to regress back to childhood and I love it. If you're a Star Wars fan (regardless of your age) you've always wanted a 'real' lightsaber, even if you won't admit to it, this is as close as your going to get. The feel, the sound and the glow of the blade all as authentic as could be, with the added bonus of not accidentally hacking your own limbs off following some over-enthusiastic twirling!

I decided to get both the Darth Vader and Obi-Wan Kenobi versions because I didn't want them to be lonely. Plus 2 is always better than 1 and now I can do the whole dual-wielding thing too, which puts an even bigger grin on my face, especially in a pitch black room as these things give off so much light, it's just a dance of red, blue and purple (as the light mixes). The best £110 I've ever spent. I also have to point out here just how speedy the delivery was, the Darth Vader one turned up less than 24 hours after I'd clicked buy with the Obi-Wan Kenobi version following around 24 hours later. So both of them in less than 2 days, now that's what I call service.

Another thing to note here is that each Lightsaber only uses 3 'AA' batteries, so fairly economical to run too. Though you'll probably need to get a few spares because once you've used one of these you can't leave then alone. Whenever you have a couple of spare minutes 'Lightsabers' just pops into your mind. It truly is amazing how much joy a couple of fluorescent tubes can give you.

The only down sides I have are that the hilts are a little big but it does explain in the instructions that this is because of all the electrical gubbins they had to put into them. Also the Darth Vader lightsaber can be a little uncomfortable to hold with the Obi-Wan Kenobi much more hand friendly (especially for smaller hands).

But the biggest downside is that these prove that we could never be real Jedi's because when you're using them you just have the biggest Cheshire cat grin on your face constantly. How are you supposed to have an air of authority if you can't stop giggling every time you turn on your lightsaber?

If you can afford one buy one (and bear in mind that it wasn't so long ago that you would have had to shell out around £250 for one of these), if you can afford more buy more you won't regret it, I certainly haven't. Just deciding whether to get the Darth Maul version now!

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