Star Wars FX sabers - options for hanging from walls?

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  1. Tez

    Tez New Member

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    Heya guys,

    I was just seeking some advice as to how you guys hang your star wars fx sabers on the wall.

    I am planning on hanging mine (Obi / Anni / Mace) vertical on the wall and just don't know how to do it effectively and safely.

    Surfing the internet, I have discovered a $20(US) hanging option (black holder), however was wondering if there was a cheaper (and just as safe) version that you can do yourself.

    Thoughts guys?

    Thank you in advance.
     
  2. GeneralMayhem

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    Go for the $20 Saber Holders. Easy to install, and fairly secure from coming loose. I bought 4 and got 1 free. It gave me a way to display them between the movie posters.


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  3. E Williams

    E Williams Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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  4. poopsko24

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    GeneralMayhem, where can I get those?
     
  5. rmschneider104

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  6. hunky_artist

    hunky_artist Well-Known Member

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    Here's a link to what I came up with, posted over on the Rebelscum forums.

    CLICK HERE
     
  7. GeneralMayhem

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(poopsko24 @ May 12 2006, 06:15 AM) [snapback]1243024[/snapback]</div>

    I fount them originally on eBay, but found the home site and ordered them from there instead. The website seems to be gone now, but they sold them through Impact Paintball LLC. I can't seem to find those stands anywhere, now. We emailed Impact Paintball to see who the manufacturer was. I'll post it here if they respond.


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  8. SurferGeek

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    Anyone figured out a way around the auto-shutoff of the FX sabers? I posted a work around to silence the audio on them last year. I would like to display them left on but without the sensor being moved they shut down after 4-5 minutes.
     
  9. bcstanding

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    My FX display - I just used the stands that come with them but put a 1 1/2 inch block of wood inbetween the wall and one of the stands to offset it from the other saber. This view is from the door looking into my home theater room.
     
  10. Spheric Thor

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    Here is a link to the website for the wall displays General Mayhem talked about:

    Saber Stands Website
     
  11. Zendragon

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  13. Sluis Van Shipyards

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    I tried using the 3M command hooks like someone else did, but they fell off the wall, so I'm going to figure out something else (or try something suggested here :) ). I think mounting them diagonally somehow put too much stress on the hooks or something.
    [image]http://rogue74.nt3.npsis.com/fxcross2.jpg[/image]
     
  14. jedeyenight

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    Here's mine. I posted this before. Just a 20.00 pool cue holder.
     
  15. poopsko24

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    good work all, thanx

    well how should we mount Maul's double ? I havent got it yet to see, but i will.
     
  16. gpghosts

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    same here i must get the darth maul saber double blade and maybe the battle dammaged
     
  17. TheDisturbance

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  18. BoBoDohn

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    Here is my low cost tutorial I posted on RebelScum.

    It uses the 3M Command hooks mentioned above. However, I have not had any problems with them falling down. I'm just throwing this out there as an alternative :)

    You'll need the items pictured below... A pack of adhesive picture hangers, a pack of clear tiny rubber bands, and loose key rings (one for each saber hilt... the 2" ring fits the ANH Vader and Luke ROTJ nicely). I purchased the picture hangers and key rings from Home Depot. The rubber bands, strangely enough, were found in the hair care isle of a local grocery store next to pony tail holders.
    [image]http://www.bothanstation.com/basement/fx_hang01.JPG[/image]

    Now, measure and mount the lower hanger, following the directions on the hangers' package...
    [image]http://www.bothanstation.com/basement/fx_hang02.JPG[/image]
    Once the lower hanger is mounted, measure up and afix the upper hanger for the blade.

    Then slide the key ring over the lower hanger...
    [image]http://www.bothanstation.com/basement/fx_hang03.JPG[/image]

    The hilt fits in like so...
    [image]http://www.bothanstation.com/basement/fx_hang04.JPG[/image]

    Now, slide a couple rubber bands over the top of the blade and into the upper hanger (I recommend using at least two rubber bands for a secure hold)...
    [image]http://www.bothanstation.com/basement/fx_hang05.JPG[/image]

    And there you have it...
    [image]http://www.bothanstation.com/basement/fx_hang06.JPG[/image]
    [image]http://www.bothanstation.com/basement/fin_shelves.JPG[/image]

    The sabers can easily be pulled off the wall for play. You may have to replace the rubber bands every now and then, but you get plenty in a pack :)

    Hope that helps.
     
  19. Sluis Van Shipyards

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    I think the only reason the 3M hooks fell was because they are made to hold vertically, not diagonally.
    I really like your prop display.
     
  20. WebChief

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    BoBoDohn, that is the best option I've seen yet. Beautiful display. Thanks for sharing.
     
  21. Treadwell

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    <div class='quotetop'>(Tez @ May 11 2006, 10:46 PM) [snapback]1242920[/snapback]</div>
    Anything wrong with the stands they come with? There are two nail holes on the back of the base. That's how I use them.
     
  22. SurferGeek

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    The original stands are fine if you want to display horizontally.

    So... Since no one responded to my original post I guess no one has figured a way to force the sabers to stay on past 4 minutes. I guess all the nice pictures everyone has shown with them lit is only temporary. Too bad, I would like to have them lit when guests are over as the unlit sabers aren't nearly as nice looking. :(
     

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