MR Darth Sidious ROTS Lightsaber LE Review May 29, 2012 9:23:38 GMT -5
Post by chancellor on May 29, 2012 9:23:38 GMT -5
So the year was 2005, we were in the worldwide opening with my wife for the 3rd time considering Star Wars prequel movies, well actually it was my 6th time overall if you count the Original Trilogy Special Edition releases back in 1997. This time I really wanted to feel satisfied, as the The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones let me down in so many levels. I remember as my friends told me "don't bother, it ain't worth it, Revenge Of The Sith wont be good", but I went to see it and loved it.
This was the moment I had been waiting for a long time. From the days of original trilogy, I always wanted to see how Palpatine became the Emperor and the whole rise of the empire. Seeing Palpatine lightsaber to be revealed for the first time was something special. I was so thrilled in the theatre when I saw the duel between Chancellor and Mace Windu. It had some amusing elements, but it was still so very cool and exciting scene.
Ok, at first I was going to get Qui-Gon Jinn Limited Edition lightsaber, but the fear of not having Sidious hilt at all made me think twice. As I opened to the box, my thoughts were "this is quite small", well atleast when comparing to other lightsabers. Similar size to Yoda lightsaber and it was quite heavy lightsaber hilt. Overall the Sidious lightsaber looks really amazing inside the acrylic display case and I was really pleased with it.
* Featuring an antiqued brass emitter
* 18k gold plated accents
* Highly polished chrome section and a simply beautiful prismatic finished body
* Museum quality display case with mirrored base and acrylic cover
* Certificate of Authenticity
* Numbered plaque 3359 / 4000
* Limited to only 4,000 pieces
* Item # SW-132
* Released May 2005
* Retail Price : $369.00
Sidious ROTS LE Released:
So this Master Replicas item was released on the same year as the movie. Also Yoda ROTS LE was released within that year among some other MR replicas. Master Replicas managed to maintain it's elegant, almost organic appearance and extremely beautiful finishes. It's very unique lightsaber and I have heard people calling it as the wiener or hot dog ;D. To produce the Darth Sidious replica, Lucasfilm provided Master Replicas with one of the original props. This was then laser scanned to recreate every unique detail. This one really looks like perfect match for the real deal, most stunning I tell you.
As I earlier said, it's a very small hilt, no more than 7 1/2 inches long. To my big surprise the weight is over 1 pound. When I first hold this hilt in my hands, it felt really good, quality item. Clearly designed to be a one handed saber. It features antiqued brass emitter, 18k gold plated accents that you should beware of touching too much, Highly polished chrome section and a simply beautiful prismatic finished body, 2 cool leds, 1 for each side. Leds look really nice and definitely gives some extra fancy details to the hilt, the led colors are red and green. This lightsaber is most impressive and looks so very stylish and elegant weapon. One of the most beautiful Star Wars items I have ever seen. I think they hitted a jackpot with this prequel hilt and I cannot think of myself not owning this one. It's so very unique and very different from other Star Wars lightsabers. I could say the same about Count Dooku lightsaber aswell.