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    Feb 16, 2017, 9:42 AM - The Last Jedi Graflex Research - NOT missing rivets! #1

    From the product packaging: https://twitter.com/starwars/status/832229306080169984

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    Looks like it's missing the rivets... thoughts?
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    Feb 16, 2017, 10:06 AM - Re: The Last Jedi Graflex missing rivets in the grips? #2

    The grips have no rivets or screws.
    And I also see thinner clamp box.

    I'm a little baffled.
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    Feb 16, 2017, 10:08 AM - Re: The Last Jedi Graflex missing rivets in the grips? #3

    These promo pictures are never entirely accurate to whats in the film. Even more so with the box art on the toys. BUT that being said I think grips without rivets are cool, if only they had the slanted cuts like ANH. I always thought that looked slick.
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    Feb 16, 2017, 10:25 AM - Re: The Last Jedi Graflex missing rivets in the grips? #4

    KhanVader said: View Post
    These promo pictures are never entirely accurate to whats in the film. Even more so with the box art on the toys. BUT that being said I think grips without rivets are cool, if only they had the slanted cuts like ANH. I always thought that looked slick.
    Promo pictures were pretty accurate for TFA, weren't they?

    Hopefully we'll get some clarification in a teaser or a trailer soon!
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    Feb 16, 2017, 10:28 AM - Re: The Last Jedi Graflex missing rivets in the grips? #5

    Could also be a stunt variation. For TFA they often used one of the stunt sabers for promo pics with a lit blade. No way to know in any case since packaging pics like this are so heavily photoshopped.
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    Feb 16, 2017, 10:29 AM - Re: The Last Jedi Graflex missing rivets in the grips? #6

    It could also be a stunt saber. Several TFA promo pics used stunt sabers, antennae sticking out and everything. I wouldn't jump the gun quite yet, although any excuse to make another Graflex saber is a welcome one
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    Feb 16, 2017, 10:30 AM - Re: The Last Jedi Graflex missing rivets in the grips? #7

    Look at Rey's face. It's barely recognizable, which illustrates how heavily retouched this image is, and therefor, not trustworthy.

    As I said on FB: In my youth I was a designer. I did a lot of packaging. "That red dot bugs me, make it darker" is literally something an art director has said to me. Packaging is made by the product developers. They are given images they can use by the studio, and from there they do what they need to. This is clearly a photoshop assembly and the black button and no rivets could have been changed because the art director, who has nothing to do with the movie, thought they were distracting.

    That said, if it is representative, I dig on black buttons.
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    Feb 16, 2017, 10:31 AM - Re: The Last Jedi Graflex missing rivets in the grips? #8

    MCM said: View Post
    It could also be a stunt saber. Several TFA promo pics used stunt sabers, antennae sticking out and everything. I wouldn't jump the gun quite yet, although any excuse to make another Graflex saber is a welcome one
    I was just thinking the same thing can't wait for this movie
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    Feb 16, 2017, 11:26 AM - Re: The Last Jedi Graflex missing rivets in the grips? #9

    Beyond pissed right now....


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    Feb 16, 2017, 11:43 AM - Re: The Last Jedi Graflex missing rivets in the grips? #10

    Title said: View Post
    Promo pictures were pretty accurate for TFA, weren't they?

    Hopefully we'll get some clarification in a teaser or a trailer soon!
    Exactly, this is why I'm nervous... really loved the TFA saber....


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    Feb 16, 2017, 11:44 AM - Re: The Last Jedi Graflex missing rivets in the grips? #11

    I wouldn't put much stock into things like this. Wait for footage or stills from the film to see what it will really look like. This could be a stunt saber or an artist's interpretation for all we know.
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    Feb 16, 2017, 11:50 AM - Re: The Last Jedi Graflex missing rivets in the grips? #12

    Well now we have another version as an option to build. I'm sure some person who has made every version possible of the Graflex lightsaber will build a "Box art Graflex".
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    Feb 16, 2017, 12:04 PM - Re: The Last Jedi Graflex missing rivets in the grips? #13

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    Feb 16, 2017, 12:24 PM - Re: The Last Jedi Graflex missing rivets in the grips? #14

    Yeah, that's right. That antenna thing was scrutinized for months. Turned out to be nothing.
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    Feb 16, 2017, 12:27 PM - Re: The Last Jedi Graflex missing rivets in the grips? #15

    KhanVader said: View Post
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    That was used in the movie, though

    If it turns out even one version in the movie is missing the rivets, I'm sure as heck getting myself a replica. To me, that's significant enough to deserve a part of my collection
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    Feb 16, 2017, 1:03 PM - Re: The Last Jedi Graflex missing rivets in the grips? #16

    If they already made the hero, stunt, etc lightsabers props for TFA I dont see why they would make new hilts.
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    Feb 16, 2017, 1:06 PM - Re: The Last Jedi Graflex missing rivets in the grips? #17

    Different production design team.
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    Feb 16, 2017, 1:06 PM - Re: The Last Jedi Graflex missing rivets in the grips? #18

    Sundowner said: View Post
    If they already made the hero, stunt, etc lightsabers props for TFA I dont see why they would make new hilts.
    To be fair, that's how I feel about the stormtroopers too, but they changed those
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    Feb 16, 2017, 2:59 PM - Re: The Last Jedi Graflex Research - Missing rivets in the grips? #19

    Does anyone know what's going on here?:

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    Feb 16, 2017, 4:12 PM - Re: The Last Jedi Graflex Research - Missing rivets in the grips? #20

    Toa Quarax said: View Post
    Does anyone know what's going on here?:

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    i just hope is photo editing mishaps.... god please be a photo mishap... please
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    Feb 16, 2017, 4:14 PM - Re: The Last Jedi Graflex Research - Missing rivets in the grips? #21

    Toa Quarax said: View Post
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    That's what was really bothering me: Those wierd holes on the clamp. I think since it's a promo saber it's probably just a little different than the hero's that will be used in the film. But I guess we won't know for sure until we at least get a trailer.
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    Feb 16, 2017, 5:39 PM - Re: The Last Jedi Graflex Research - Missing rivets in the grips? #22

    halliwax said: View Post
    i just hope is photo editing mishaps.... god please be a photo mishap... please
    What? You don't want your propOCD to Force you into buying another Graflex?!

    alexmiller1 said: View Post
    That's what was really bothering me: Those wierd holes on the clamp. I think since it's a promo saber it's probably just a little different than the hero's that will be used in the film. But I guess we won't know for sure until we at least get a trailer.
    Don't count on it. It wasn't until the BluRay that we could get decent measurements and images of the TFA Graflex(es). And people are STILL arguing over rivets vs. hex heads vs. whatever.
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    Feb 16, 2017, 5:50 PM - Re: The Last Jedi Graflex Research - Missing rivets in the grips? #23

    Well, this is interesting. I wonder if they changed the design because that's what they've always done with these sabers, or if it really is just editing fudging.
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    Feb 16, 2017, 6:07 PM - Re: The Last Jedi Graflex Research - Missing rivets in the grips? #24

    I'll wager my vintage Graflex this is nothing but retouching.
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    Feb 16, 2017, 6:30 PM - Re: The Last Jedi Graflex Research - Missing rivets in the grips? #25

    SethS said: View Post
    I'll wager my vintage Graflex this is nothing but retouching.
    I would take that bet if I didn't agree with you

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