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News from the Star Wars prop/replica universe.

One Replicas Announces New SuperStunt Line

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Over the weekend, I saw something that I found really cool. No, it wasn’t another The Last Jedi poster, nor was it Neopixel-related (I really like pixel-based sabers, if you couldn’t tell). Rather, it was a post by One Replicas on Instagram announcing a new line of saber hilts. These hilts, called the SuperStunt series, are simplified, stunt versions of… Read more »

ICYMI: NEC Updates Spark Series Soundboards, Introduces Intelliblade Pixel Blade

Last week, Scott over at Naigon’s Electronic Creations (NEC) announced some serious changes to his popular Spark 2 and Spark Color 2 soundboards for illuminated sabers. In addition to these improvements, he also revealed a new Neopixel-style blade, called the Intelliblade. Intended to bring the NEC lineup to parity with Plecter Labs’ most recent releases, the refinements make the Spark… Read more »

Standardized Neopixel Blade Connector Introduced

Late last week, a crew of affiliates working with Plecter Labs finally revealed the new “Plecterpixel” blade connectors that are intended to simplify Neopixel saber builds. This exciting development should help to bring Neopixel sabers into the mainstream, but the engineering behind the connectors is every bit as interesting as their potential. So, how do the connectors work? A series… Read more »

New Plecter Labs Soundboards Add Neopixel Support and Much More

There are a few different folks that produce soundboards for illuminated sabers (lightsaber replicas), but if you ask me, Erv Plecter of Plecter Labs is king of the genre (don’t get me wrong, NEC boards are nice as well). Thanks to his extensive lineup of boards for all price ranges and with a variety of features, Plecter-based sabers are some of… Read more »

ICYMI: Ultrasabers Unveils the Emperor’s Hand, a Mara Jade Inspired Saber

If you’re on the Ultrasabers mailing list, you undoubtedly saw this. If not, you may not be aware that the company just unveiled the new Emperor’s Hand hilt and in short, it looks great. Inspired by the saber used by Mara Jade in what is now Legends material, the Emperor’s Hand joins other recent additions like the Windu-inspired Electrum Wind… Read more »

Hasbro Reveals Star Wars Black Series Poe Dameron Electronic Helmet

If you follow Arms of Ilum over on Instagram or Facebook, you probably know that I recently acquired one of Hasbro’s Star Wars Black Series Stormtrooper helmets. I’m wrapping up my review of the bucket right now, but suffice it to say that the thing is impressive, especially for the price ($80). Its voice changing capabilities aren’t great, but the… Read more »

Ultrasabers Announces New Saber Inspired by Mace Windu, Ahsoka Tano to Come

Yesterday, Ultrasabers sent out an email announcing their new Electrum Wind saber hilt. The hilt, which draws substantial inspiration from the one used by Mace Windu in the prequels, is the latest in Ultrasabers’ line of film-inspired designs. It is also very likely the company’s most intricate hilt to date. The gold, black, and silver accents all combine to make… Read more »