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):