MR '05 Vader Force FX vs real MPP?

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  1. RexKramer

    RexKramer Well-Known Member

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    Just wondering..

    What are the differences in size between the original 2005 version MR Vader Force FX and an actual MPP?
     
  2. OdiWan72

    OdiWan72 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    The real MPP doesn't make a humming sound :lol

    Markus
     
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  3. Country Paul

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    I don't have a real MPP but I do have the working Replica that I assume is the correct dimensions

    MR ESB Force FX on the left, Replica MPP in the middle & Hasbro removeable blade Force FX on the right

    I believe that the Hasbro force FX is basically the same as the old MR one, size wise it's a little thicker

    no idea if this helps at all :lol
     

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  4. Andymac84

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    I remember having a gutted out Hasbro FX and I wanted to install a mpp bulb connector from saberkit.com...it wasn't fit into it.
     
  5. RexKramer

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    Ok so the biggest difference I see in the 05 esb force fx is that it seems about a quarter inch thicker/longer.

    And the 'wires' would need to be replaced/repainted.

    Did I miss anything? Is the clamp/calculator button decent?
     
  6. Sym-Cha

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    Here are pictures of a MR 2007 next to a real MPP . . . the diameter of the hilt of the MPP near the clamp is 3.8 cm and the MR 2007 hilt is 3.9 cm and is also about 0.5cm larger as can be seen in above picture. Also the endcap on the MR 2007 is slightly thicker but it's close to a real MPP. So there is some difference between my MR 2003 and 2007 of 1mm . . . the MR 2003 is 4.0 cm in diameter and those T-tracks are quite sticky now :lol

    Chaim
     
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  7. KaanE

    KaanE Sr Member

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    Well, that makes it a close match to a real MPP! I know it's not perfect but, well... really close!
     
  8. RexKramer

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    Thanks for the pictures and responses guys!

    Very helpful!

    I guess the version 1 MR Vader is pretty screen accurate after all, give or a take a few cm here and there.

    I just acquired an 05 MR Vader ESB on ebay for $74 shipped. Was this a good deal?
     
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  9. Sym-Cha

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    That's a steal ... trust me! Nowadays they go over $150 easy ... not including shipping ... I was lucky to score a 'defect' Hasbro Signature edition with a removable blade for €75 in person at an SW special shop in Amsterdam . . . and with the use of a little contact-spray . . . yep I got it working again . . . eventhough the emitter-cap, for when there's no blade attached, is missing alas . . . I'm still happy with that saber. So beware there are defect sabers that slipped through the quality-cheque in China :wacko

    Chaim
     
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  10. KaanE

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    I have seen some of those going up to +200$...
     
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  11. RexKramer

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  12. Sym-Cha

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    Leave it as is! ... And just remove the nasty label stickers ... and use some goof-off or sticker-remover ... I like the weathering ... once you have it in your hands ... you'll reconsider all that you mentioned above ... and love the lights going up and down with sound FX :)

    Chaim
     
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  13. RexKramer

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    Well the stickers are obvious..

    I was leaning more towards leaving the shroud the way it is.

    Coming from owning a few Ultrasabers, I can say the lights and sounds aren't really my thing anymore.

    I will more than likely be removing the blade. If anyone has done this before, any tips?
     
  14. The Terminator

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  15. RexKramer

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    Thanks for that!
     
  16. The Terminator

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  17. RexKramer

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    Very cool!

    Your avatar is hysterical by the way.
     
  18. Kroenen77

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    My Vader ROTJ Herosaber is made from a MR FX sword with real MPP parts inside:

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  19. RexKramer

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    The MPP bulb connector is a little too small to fit into the top of the MR v1, isn't it?

    What did you use as a spacer?
     
  20. Kroenen77

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    Nothing it was too big when I remember right.I needed to use a dremel to sand the parts behind the ring smaller at the edges.The details on the top came perfect in the MR FX emitter.About the space...I think the MR inside is still under the MPP connector.
     
  21. RexKramer

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    I couldn't remember which was too big or too small.

    However, I will be on the lookout for an MPP connector or a close enough style blade plug..

    ..because that looks really bad *.

    My MR ESB Vader was shipped today, should have it by mid next week!
     
  22. shenphong

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    My buddy had a heiland flash bulb connector he was throwing out after using the flash for his ESB Fett rifle, I just hammered it into my FX gutted saber with a rubber mallet and fit snugly right in. Leaving it as a display piece to hang from the belt and definitely looks the part.
     
  23. The Terminator

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    Thanks :) that is just my INSANE mind at play, combining two amazing props of mine :p


    * that saber looks really weathered :p
     
  24. RexKramer

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    Yea it's bad *.

    I will definitely post pics of mine when it's done!
     
  25. Kroenen77

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    Thanks guys...the original looks also not like a new one!;)

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  26. RexKramer

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    The saber came in yesterday and I went ahead and disassembled it using the tutorial that The Terminator linked.

    Didn't take long and was pretty easy.

    The natural wear and tear that it has seen makes it look REALLY nice!

    Here are some pics:

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  27. The Terminator

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    Looking good :D
     

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