What? A 'vintage' replica Graflex Luke saber?

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Bradleyfett

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Had to share this gem-

Even though I own several actual Graflex 3-cell sabers and raw units, plus other replicas of Lukes ANH and ESB sabers, I still have an affection for this thing. Its an 80s-era replica made by Marco Ent with the original instructions and, allen wrench and belt clip. This thing is replete with inaccuracies and has a couple silly-looking momentary switches that activate sounds and lights, but I still love it. Its fully metal and not a bad attempt for the era in which there was no internet and little in the way of picture reference. I actually own two of these- the one pictured here as well as one I converted into a walking stick that I've taken on several hiking trips including remote parts of Colorado. The ultimate test of its 'close enough-ness' is that everyone on the trails who sees the walking stick still knows exactly what it is and gets a kick out of it.
 

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dcarty

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That's AWESOME. The older I get the more I appreciate the early fan-made replicas. I remember seeing a very similar replica up at Starland in Denver waaaaay back when and lusting after it. I never bought one deciding instead to make my own -- which took a very long time, lol.

Cheers!
 

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Solos blaster

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Oh man! A blast from the past! I remember seeing these and a couple other early replicas, as well as Icons, in Starlog and Fangoria, I think in the mid 90’s...as much as I love having a real graflex, there’s another level of nostalgia when I see that.
 

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