Category Archives: Saber Reviews

Arms of Ilum reviews replica and original sabers from popular sabersmiths.

Hasbro Black Series Darth Vader Force FX Lightsaber Review (2015 ANH Version)

If you’ve seen any of my previous articles, it may surprise you to learn that I strongly prefer dark side characters and lightsabers over those of the light. Aside from Kylo Ren, the Star Wars universe has been blessed with a wide variety of menacing, intimidating, and downright badass villains. From force masters like Darth Sidious to assassins like Darth… Read more »

Hasbro Black Series Yoda Force FX Lightsaber Review

Long before I knew anything of custom sabersmiths, homebuilt sabers, or Luxeon LEDs, I looked at the Master Replicas lightsabers as the pinnacle of Star Wars fandom. Based on the real screen props, the Master Replica sabers featured realistic hilts and bright LED blades (excluding the early EL models) with realistic scrolling effects and sound. As a child of the… Read more »

Grab Bag Review: Ultrasabers Dark Sentinel LE V4 in Consular Green

Around two weeks ago, I decided to take the Ultrasabers grab bag plunge in somewhat of a big way. Rather than simply pick up one saber and be done, I couldn’t help but even things up with a second hilt. Last week, I shared my thoughts on one of my random arrivals, the Initiate LE V4, and today we will… Read more »

Grab Bag Review: Ultrasabers Initiate LE V4 in Guardian Blue

If you’re anything like me, you probably find the prospect of owning realistic-looking lightsaber replicas very appealing. I mean, why else would you be here if that weren’t the case? However, if you do share my mindset, it is also highly likely that you’ve struggled to settle on a particular color and hilt for your LED-driven blade. With an almost… Read more »