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    Jan 9, 2018, 7:17 PM - Was this an OT saber or a replica? #1

    I have my own picture request, so I don't hijack the other thread. From that same ESPN special: The Evolution of the Lightsaber Duel


    Mark H held two lightsabers that day. A Graflex... and this.

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    Jan 9, 2018, 7:22 PM - Re: Was this an OT saber or a replica? #2

    Unless Brandon Alinger is standing behind him with a briefcase handcuffed to his wrist, I will always assume replica.
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    Jan 9, 2018, 7:33 PM - Re: Was this an OT saber or a replica? #3

    That looks like the BTS Hero to me. I can just make out the "nipple" and the emitter hole. Why would they use anything else but what they have on hand?
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    Jan 9, 2018, 9:04 PM - Re: Was this an OT saber or a replica? #4

    Having a hard time seeing a nipple, and that rules out some props!
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    Jan 9, 2018, 9:33 PM - Re: Was this an OT saber or a replica? #5

    Mark has said in several interviews going back to the 1980s that they gave him one of the Luke lightsabers and he has it at his house, but he’s never said which version and I don’t think he’s ever shown a photo of it.
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    Jan 9, 2018, 10:02 PM - Re: Was this an OT saber or a replica? #6

    Did someone say nipple?!?!

    Sure does look like a nipple on that emitter...

    Iím willing to bet this a replica... along with the graflex he was holding


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    Jan 9, 2018, 10:13 PM - Re: Was this an OT saber or a replica? #7

    I’m still definitely seeing a hole when it’s on his lap, the shadows match the emitter plate.. can anyone do some edit magic and help me out?
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    Jan 9, 2018, 10:14 PM - Re: Was this an OT saber or a replica? #8

    James Kenobi 1138 said: View Post
    Mark has said in several interviews going back to the 1980s that they gave him one of the Luke lightsabers and he has it at his house, but he’s never said which version and I don’t think he’s ever shown a photo of it.
    When I first became obsessed with Luke's ROTJ right after seeing the movie, I had three things I stared at constantly so I could draw pics of it-- the famous Sail Barge image, the illustrated poster where it's just a hand holding the saber, and an image from my mom's People Magazine of Mark Hamill with his son on his lap. It was black and white, and his son was holding a lightsaber. I specifically remember the nipple because having zero of the knowledge I have now I recall my aunt saying lightsabers were "camera flash handles."

    Pictured what were basically rods on the back of a big old camera that you held it by. Not unlike how a Graflex is connect-- but picture two of them, on the back side of a camera. That's what my kid-brain pictured, and when I saw the nipple in that image at the time I thought "Ah! That must be the button you push to take the picture."

    I've tried to find that photo many times, but have had no luck.
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    Jan 9, 2018, 10:19 PM - Re: Was this an OT saber or a replica? #9

    SethS said: View Post
    I've tried to find that photo many times, but have had no luck.
    Its not this picture is it?

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    Jan 9, 2018, 10:24 PM - Re: Was this an OT saber or a replica? #10

    That’s the ‘kid sized’ saber the prop team made for Nathan as a gift. Mark has said he has one of the ones he used, one of the real prop ones.
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    Jan 9, 2018, 10:28 PM - Re: Was this an OT saber or a replica? #11

    James Kenobi 1138 said: View Post
    That’s the ‘kid sized’ saber the prop team made for Nathan as a gift. Mark has said he has one of the ones he used, one of the real prop ones.
    I realize that, but sometimes people's memories can be funny. Especially when its something we saw as a kid.
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    Jan 9, 2018, 11:00 PM - Re: Was this an OT saber or a replica? #12

    Mark doesn't have any lightsaber props today. Nathan tells a story of losing a lightsaber prop in a park when he was young. I don't know whether it was the non-film-used piece from the People magazine above, or something film-used that they had.

    Brandon
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    Jan 9, 2018, 11:10 PM - Re: Was this an OT saber or a replica? #13

    This wasn't the photo I was thinking of-- but it could have easily been from this shoot, and that could have been the saber he had.

    I'm surprised @thd9791 hasn't built that thing yet.
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    Jan 9, 2018, 11:14 PM - Re: Was this an OT saber or a replica? #14

    SethS said: View Post

    I'm surprised @thd9791 hasn't built that thing yet.
    already looking for scrap aluminum

    seriously though - the saber from the ESPN thing, it doesn't even look like it has rings!
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    Jan 9, 2018, 11:52 PM - Re: Was this an OT saber or a replica? #15

    Y'all really have to work on your booleans...

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    I say we call this the Luke SATURN. Short for: (See All Them Uneven Rings Now)?

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