OK, now that my sisters have seen the sabers and we’ve all exchanged over-the-top-excitement emails, here are the pictures of all 3 sabers. This is a longer post, kind of a product review.
We purchased them from ultrasabers, a site we knew was reliable because we’ve seen their products at conventions AND because we read a bunch of posts and reviews to determine what we wanted.
First off, mine is the red one (for my Sith Jasmine costume). I got the Phantom Initiate V3 with 32” blades. Now traditionally, a Jedi’s lightsaber is 36”. However, me and the sisters are short girls, and we didn’t want to look ridiculous wielding these long lightsabers. As it is, when my hilts are attached (they come with a coupler), it stands a good foot taller than me. Which is fine, proportion wise. I got a midgrade blade- it doesn’t glow quite like an ultraedge does, but I read that the ultraedge makes the red blades look more orange like, so I wanted the harsher light of the midgrade.
Second is the Artic Blue- belonging to Ageekeyweasley to go with her Jedi Kida costume. It’s so beautiful, the pics taken on my cell don’t do it justice. It’s a gorgeous icy blue color, and she got it in the 32” blade on the Initiate LE V2 with an ultraedge blade. It looks GORGEOUS- it glows like something straight out of the Atlantis movie. I want one.
Third is the Consular Green- Siffy’s to go with her Jedi Ariel costume. It’s a 32” blade on The Aeon hilt, which is a long and beautiful hilt. She also has an Ultraedge blade, and it looks spectacular. The green is so classic Jedi, I love it. And it will look perfect with her colors for Ariel’s costume.
All three of these are quite bright- they look awesome even in a well lit room. In a dark room, well… you can see that they basically light it up! The sabers also have a nice weight to them- not uncomfortably heavy, but with enough weight that if you want to whirl them around- the balance is nice. These are technically ‘spar ready’, but I doubt we’ll be doing any sparring until after D*C, just so that we don’t nick the blades up.
We didn’t get any of these with sound, which I know we’ll all miss. In fact, I was make the sound effects myself last night when I was running around (no shame!). And if we make a movie with them, we’ll certainly edit the sounds in. However, getting the sabers with sound adds quite a hefty amount to the price tag, so we went pretty standard with these. But we love them and pretty much exploded in excitement. I’ll be mailing the blue and green to my sisters this week, and feeling jealous that they will be together and no doubt get to play around with them and take some gorgeous pictures. But- Dragon*Con is coming, and then the sith/jedi sisters will be united!
Guys? Mine is the blue one ^ ^ ^. I can’t wait to hold it. Funny- I get excited about lightsabers the way Twilight fan girls get excited about Robert Pattinson. Geek and Proud. Not ashamed.