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New Force F/X Sabers - Dooku, Obi TPM, Ventress
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defyitall (Christian Evans)
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That one was a red button too right? Slid forward and back? It wasn't momentary, was it? I can't remember.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe the Maul has the switch under one of the red knurled knobs. It has a pin on the shaft and when you twist the knob, the pin contacts the switch button and turns it on.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm, that sounds annoying. I hope they don't do something like that on the OWK.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AMP wrote:
I think they would use a switch like on the Maul FX.


That would be just sweeeeeeett!!!

defyitall wrote:
Hmm, that sounds annoying. I hope they don't do something like that on the OWK.


I guess you have never used one of them, mmm...
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

actually it wasn't annoying at all and it is impossible to turn the saber off by accident mid swing. it is probably my favorite on/off switch so far on an MR FX saber. And that Dooku saber is amazing!!! i need one Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jedi Loreen Shadowchaser wrote:
I believe the Maul has the switch under one of the red knurled knobs. It has a pin on the shaft and when you twist the knob, the pin contacts the switch button and turns it on.


I'm not sure about all that, but it is a simple twist type switch. I actually prefer it to any of the other switches on any other FX.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The maul switch was a slide switch but the knob attached to a pole, now that pole is attached to the housing for the sound board, now there's an arm that's in between the pole and housing and that arm when turned one way or the other turns on or off the slide switch.

So, red cap, pole, arm, housing, arm moves and slides the switch on or off.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I don't dig on having to turn it. I know it makes it impossible to turn the saber off while using it but it doesn't make it easy to turn on with one hand. That may not be a problem with the Maul but with an Obi-Wan?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 2:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I think a good saber smith should buy one then come up with a good way to "tweak" it then. Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 3:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The switch was made to twist on the maul because of the length of it. They didn't want people complaining that it would turn off as you slid your hands over it. I can't see them doing it with the OBI. However if they ever do a QUI I could see that twist switch because of the position of it on the handle being possible.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah that is true, but I will get it anyways.... Its a must have!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure what they are going to call the OBI saber but from the looks of it, it seems to have the holes in the pommel cubes which would definitely make it a TPM saber and not AOTC...

I read on a forum from the UK that Hasbro said the target release on these is probably going to be mid-2009 for the UK. Not sure what this means for the USA...
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It would be TPM I think. The whole pommel cube thing is based only on the fact that the AOTC sabers are resin copies of the metal hero from TPM that was given to Ewan MacGregor. The moding process filled in the pommel subes and made the O-ring under the emitter into a "step." Ewan actually uses the metal hero in the movie. So, technically, either way is correct.

But to be not nerdy for a second, I'm sure they'll just say from The Phantom Menace to be easy.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 1:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Charybdis wrote:
I read on a forum from the UK that Hasbro said the target release on these is probably going to be mid-2009 for the UK. Not sure what this means for the USA...


That means pre-orders in a few weeks(hopefully) or maybe months. I have an anxious Dooku over here.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 1:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That would assume they'll hit their target. The first wave Hasbro FX's were slated for release in August 2008 and didn't hit shelves until November.
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