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:
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)