Wow! I had never seen the first photo of the salt & pepper shaker with the cap off and blade in.
Yes sir--it's new to me as well. Starkiller posted it here last fall: New model for OWK three holes saber...
Re-reading that thread now, I see that he also observed that the pommel cubes on that version appear to be chromed resin.
I'm very curious if any TPM heroes had chromed resin cubes as well, as the cubes in certain promo shots look shinier to me, as I mentioned above.