Energizer commercial Vader Lightsaber?

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  1. jason1976

    jason1976 Sr Member

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    I know some of you have done this saber before, and since I just got me a stuffed Energizer bunny, I thought I would do one too. So, does anyone have pics of the saber, screen caps, or advice on making one?

    Thanks
    Jason
     
  2. Treadwell

    Treadwell Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    There used to be a member here (dunno if he's still around) who knew/worked with a producer who owned that saber and was going to provide pics. Not sure if he ever did...
     
  3. jason1976

    jason1976 Sr Member

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    I'm still looking for info on this saber. Anyone have pics, or caps of this one?

    Jason
     
  4. Pwrsrce

    Pwrsrce Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Don Bies actually built that saber, and if memory serves me right I THINK that he may still have it in his possession...

    I'll give him a call and see what I can dig up...

    Jason
     
  5. Cenobyte

    Cenobyte Sr Member

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    I will have to check my PC at home.

    If they were posted, I would have them.
     
  6. jason1976

    jason1976 Sr Member

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    Any luck finding those pics? :)
     
  7. Reel Fakes

    Reel Fakes Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I have 'em - here ya go:
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    Thanks to Wackychimp for pic hosting.
    Enjoy :)
    -Chris
     
  8. Ti-el_terall

    Ti-el_terall Active Member

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    Wierd, the rivits on the grips are the same way as the Vader saber at the Sci-fi musuem in seattle. Coincidence?
     
  9. jason1976

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    OOOOOO Another vader saber I'm going to have to do.

    I really like that control box. Plus it doesn't look all that hard to do. (looks kind of Luke ROTJ ish.)

    I've had a black end cap from a nock off mag light, that looks almost exactly like the one on that saber. I've been wanting to use it on saber for years, but just hadn't found the right saber yet. I guess that worked out nice. :)

    The grips look pretty straight foreword. I am surprised they did the 7 grips though. I like it, I'm just surprised. I mean, it wasn't all that long ago that comertial was out (maybe 10 years or so) and so many of the people doing replicas of the ANNH, and ROTJ sabers at that time didn't know there should be 7. (heck even MR got it wrong on the ANH.) I also wonder where they got there material. Back then, we were all looking for something that close to the movie stuff.

    The body, looks easy enough. Though, what;'s up with that midband the control box is on? What is that stuff? In one pic, it looks like you can almost see through it like a grate, or heat sink. (maybe that's just me)


    That shroud is a little ROTJ ish, but it's even more like that ROTS, or that other Vader that recently found. Hm.

    The D-ring holder looks kind of crapy. I may have to dress that up a bit.

    Does it look kind of long to anyone else?

    Thoughts? Suggestions?

    Jason
     
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  10. jason1976

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    OMG! I don't know how I missed this at first glance, but the control box in on the side. That's a Vader first, isn't it?

    Also look at how thick the walls are on the shroud neer the emitter. (plus it looks like they made a little mistake there. See the little notch along the inside edge of the shroud?) Oh, and the shroud isn't cut straight. It has an odd curve to it. I like that. (Though, it meens more work for me. :) )
     
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  11. lonepigeon

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    It was definitely derived from the Barbican saber. The two sabers even share a part- the piece on the top of the control box is on the Barbican too up next to the shroud. ILM built it so I guess they went straight to the archives for reference.
    The midband material looks like rubber stair tread material. Its sold on big rolls at Home Depot and Lowes.
    I used the same stuff on the Stormtrooper lightsaber:
    http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Image:CTSaber1.jpg
     
  12. jason1976

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    That stormtrooper saber is yours? I love that saber. I've seen it around but I didn't know it was yours. :)

    You know, I just realized something. The seen recreated in the commercial was from ESB. The real ESB Vader saber was the only old trilogy vader saber with 6 grips, so in a way the commercial kind of fixed that.

    Did they do a Luke saber for the commercial?
     
  13. Pastor Jedi

    Pastor Jedi Well-Known Member

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    I think there's one on Ebay
     
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2007
  14. lonepigeon

    lonepigeon Sr Member

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    Links to live auctions are not allowed.
    Best to just shoot him a PM with the link.
     
  15. OdiWan72

    OdiWan72 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Well....I have this one in the works too :)

    Didn´t have time to start on the detail part last weekend :unsure

    Markus
     

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