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02-04-2007, 02:25 PM
Master Replica/Hasbro FX sabers


The Master Replicas/Hasbro FX Sabers utilize 64 LEDs inside the hollow polycarbonate blade to light it up. An internal microprocessor causes the LEDs at the base of the blade to light up first, followed by the section of LEDs directly above them, and so on. This gives the impression of the light "growing" out from the hilt rather than just coming on all at once. Turning the saber off reverses this process, giving the impression of the blade's glow "retracting".

The advantages of this system are a very defined blade extension and retraction as well as having an excellent sound module. The FX sabers utilize sound modules that have the sabers make noise when you turn them on, move them around, hit things or turn them off. These sounds are taken directly from the movies. These are licensed replicas.

The disadvantage to FX sabers lay in the fact that having all those LEDs inside the blade makes it quite prone to having an LED's connection come loose if the saber's blade hits anything, such as when engaging in mock duels. The other disadvantage is the blade is not removable and is made of a thinner material than either of the other two types of blades we offer.

What people often do is take an FX saber and convert it to use an LED type blade while retaining the original sound module. This gives you the durability of the Luxeon blade and the superior sound of the FX system. We sell CNC Machined conversion kits (http://www.thecustomsabershop.com/MR-FX-Conversion-Kits-C56.aspx) for this if you are interested.

Below are some tutorials showing exactly how to convert your FX saber to a Luxeon style setup. Others will follow shortly.

Maul FX conversion tutorial (http://forums.thecustomsabershop.com/showthread.php?t=1024)
Vader FX conversion tutorial (http://forums.thecustomsabershop.com/showthread.php?t=1)
Mace FX conversion tutorial (http://forums.thecustomsabershop.com/showthread.php?t=994)
Anakin FX conversion tutorial (http://forums.thecustomsabershop.com/showthread.php?t=3)
Luke FX disassembly tutorial (http://forums.thecustomsabershop.com/showthread.php?t=5728)
Obi Wan FX conversion tutorial (http://forums.thecustomsabershop.com/showthread.php?t=5729)
Yoda FX conversion Tutorial (http://forums.thecustomsabershop.com/showthread.php?t=7940)
Obi Wan TPM conversion tutorial (http://forums.thecustomsabershop.com/showthread.php?t=9464)
Dooku Conversion Tutorial (http://forums.thecustomsabershop.com/showthread.php?t=9802)

Mace FX converted saber:

Luke ROTJ FX converted saber:

Anakin FX converted saber:

Maul FX converted saber:

Vader FX converted saber:

Yoda FX converted saber.

Obi Wan Kenobi converted saber

Count Dooku FX converted saber