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Jayspawn
09-28-2005, 02:54 PM
Less than 24 hours till Master Replicas opens up orders for their Obi-Wan Kenobi Elite Edition Lightsaber from Episode I: The Phantom Menace for Collector's Society Members ONLY! (I'm glad I signed up!)

I've been skimming over the web and checking in on all the excitment. This seems to be one of the highest saught after replicas! And a limit of only 1,250! and I got ta tell you and I'm unraveling a little in the excitment!

Syl-Rel Veloci
09-28-2005, 05:21 PM
How much do you think the retail price will be? How much was the retail for the last EE Luke Skywalker?

Jayspawn
09-28-2005, 05:34 PM
I believe its going to be $499.99 as it was for the last Luke EEs.

kingyeti
09-28-2005, 09:20 PM
when do you think they will be shipping? were the luke EE;s available at time of purchase, or was there a long wait?

Jayspawn
09-28-2005, 11:01 PM
I dont own an EE yet. nash, chimera or another want to chime in with that one?

Darth_Brad
09-29-2005, 04:39 AM
The price is $525 shipped. Also, it is set to ship some time in November.
Only 7 hours away now...can't wait! Good luck all!

yeek
09-29-2005, 04:59 AM
I wonder how long this EE is going to take to sell out...any guesses?

nash
09-29-2005, 06:30 AM
Brad beat me to it. I think from what i gathered tho, the Obi EE could ship anytime from Nov to Dec or maybe even early January. We all know how backed up things have been getting for MR so I wouldnt be surprised to see it in early '06, however I wouldnt be exactly happy either. But lets just keep out fingers crossed for November since my bday is on the 25th! :P

PS: I predict 20 mins sell out time.


Jayspawn, come on over to the Rebelscum boards, it will be going off at about an hour before the sell time. :) hope to see you there!

Jayspawn
09-29-2005, 09:34 AM
Good morning everyone. Today is the day! We're just a few hours away from the big event. I'm getting my morning coffee all setup for the wait time.

Good luck everyone, I'll be on the lookout here for all Wings reporting in!

Jayspawn
09-29-2005, 10:07 AM
Well while we're waiting to order Obi-Wan's Episode I lightsaber, thought I'd tell you all what a big Obi-Wan fan I am. Funny thing about that is I wasnt much into Obi-Wan when The Phantom Menace came out in '99 (I was a senior in high school at the time). I was a bigger Qui-Gon fan and didnt think all that much about Kenobi.

"Its not about the mission Master, its something elsewhere. Illusive."

When Attack of the Clones came out I started getting into his character because I thought that Ewan McGregor had taken a good step forward as the Jedi Master. Maybe it was the beard too. Haha. Hell, I saw AOTC in theatres like 20 times. So I thought he was great and really! looked forward to seeing what he would look and be like in Episode III.

"Good Job."

Fast forward to a some months before Episode III when Star Wars Insider released that issue with a full picture of McGregor in costume, sporting the trimmed hair and Alec style beard, costume and lightsaber. That was it. I was a Kenobi fan from then on. All the bad guys aside, Obi-Wan is my favorite character.

"Always on the move."

nash
09-29-2005, 10:58 AM
Mornin Jayspawn. Im awake and ready for action. Im a huge obi wan fan as well. Always have been. Once I get this TPM saber Ill have all of his full size lightsabers except for the AFBB which isnt considered as an actual lightsaber of his since it wasnt ever in a movie. However its still one of my favorite full sizes and I think It would make a nice graduation gift to myself in a year or so. Its awesome to have all of his lightsabers on display and being able to see the evolution of them.

Jayspawn
09-29-2005, 11:00 AM
Good morning nash! Yes sir, should be an exciting morning. Only about an hour left to go!

Jayspawn
09-29-2005, 11:02 AM
After this I'll have all his lightsabers as well except for the original "As First Built By" but I consider the ROTS version to be that one.

Jayspawn
09-29-2005, 11:05 AM
nash you got the last Luke EE didnt you?

nash
09-29-2005, 11:11 AM
Yeah i was part of the frenzy for the Luke ANH Ee hehe. Picked up #107 for that one.

Jayspawn
09-29-2005, 11:15 AM
At least you got one though. How long did you wait till it arrived?

nash
09-29-2005, 11:18 AM
I dont remember exactly but i think it was about a 2 or 3 week wait. something like that. The wait for this Obi EE will be much longer

Jayspawn
09-29-2005, 11:20 AM
Yeah I figured. MR really has their hands full.

Jayspawn
09-29-2005, 11:26 AM
My PC is running great this morning. The refresh is really kickin! Good cause I'm gonna need it. I hope everyone elses is.

nash
09-29-2005, 11:29 AM
my refresh is getting a workout. my connection is pretty fast here at home.

Jayspawn
09-29-2005, 11:29 AM
Hey nash, I seee you over at RS. I hope he get the polish cloths with all future replicas.

nash
09-29-2005, 11:31 AM
ok im closing this for now and going over to rebelscum boards. Goodluck Jayspawn and goodluck everyone else! time to get ready :).


oh sweet! post with us Jay :).

Jayspawn
09-29-2005, 11:34 AM
Good morning megaprime33! Are you joining the excitement as well?

Jayspawn
09-29-2005, 11:37 AM
22 minuets away!!! :laugh:

yeek
09-29-2005, 11:40 AM
I'm still groggy jayspawn....

Jayspawn
09-29-2005, 11:41 AM
Between my morning coffee and the excitement I cant be!

Jayspawn
09-29-2005, 11:43 AM
15 minuets! Have the refresh ready!

yeek
09-29-2005, 11:45 AM
Hey jayspawn, has there been any pics of this saber? Also, after this one, is there another EE on the horizon anytime soon?

Jayspawn
09-29-2005, 11:46 AM
I hope Master Replicas is ready to have their site pounded!

Jayspawn
09-29-2005, 11:47 AM
Havnt heard about any others yet. I figured this morning that they could do an EE of Mace Windu's lightsaber from Revenge of the Sith.

Since they made an LE from AOTC.

Jayspawn
09-29-2005, 11:48 AM
10 minuets remaining! Good luck to everyone!!! I hope we get some good stories afterwards!

yeek
09-29-2005, 11:50 AM
Yeah, that would be cool. I'm still waiting on a Qui Gon...especially a FX saber....

yeek
09-29-2005, 11:53 AM
Man, the rebelscum boards are going crazy...it's like a convention in there...hahaha...good luck jayspawn!! See ya on the other side....

Syl-Rel Veloci
09-29-2005, 11:58 AM
where is the link!!!! I can't find it!!! HELP!!!

yeek
09-29-2005, 12:04 PM
Log onto your account first, then go to the limited editions link on the star wars section...it should be the first saber on the page....

Jayspawn
09-29-2005, 12:05 PM
AAAAAAAaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnndddddddddd............... BOOYEAH!!!!

Jayspawn
09-29-2005, 12:06 PM
Its still up! GO! GO! GO!

yeek
09-29-2005, 12:07 PM
That seemed to take forever to complete my order...but I think I made it through....

Jayspawn
09-29-2005, 12:08 PM
I already got my confirmation email and order number!

Syl-Rel Veloci
09-29-2005, 12:09 PM
Dude, they need to tell people that!!! Thanks so much!!!
I almost ran out of time... lol I thought this whole time that link that says Luke EpV Elite Edition will be replaced by the Obi EpI .... pshhh. I probably could have had a lower numbered piece, ow well.... thanks again.

yeek
09-29-2005, 12:11 PM
Nice JS!! It's still up!!

Jayspawn
09-29-2005, 12:12 PM
Yeah, I'm watching it now!

Jayspawn
09-29-2005, 12:12 PM
I bet those guys overseas are jumpin out of their chairs!

yeek
09-29-2005, 12:13 PM
Glad you got through Syl!!

Syl-Rel Veloci
09-29-2005, 12:14 PM
yeah, huh? lol
That was quick!! I got the confirmation email as soon as I hit "submit order"

Now, when is Master Jinn's lightsaber going to be up?

Syl-Rel Veloci
09-29-2005, 12:16 PM
Yeah, me too. Thanks

Jayspawn
09-29-2005, 12:17 PM
That'll be next year Syl-Rel Veloci. I'll gladly enjoy this until then.

yeek
09-29-2005, 12:17 PM
Hahaha...yeah, I can't wait till future EE's also...it's exciting everytime one's released....

Jayspawn
09-29-2005, 12:19 PM
This will be my 1st EE. I bet they'll do a Mace Windu EE next year sometime. Anyway I'm pleased as hell.

yeek
09-29-2005, 12:22 PM
Well, I gotta bail...keep me updated on when it sells out JS if you still happen to be on...later guys!!

nash
09-29-2005, 12:22 PM
nice job and congrats you guys! looks like we did a good job :) . got my order in within 5 mins or so.

yeek
09-29-2005, 12:24 PM
Nice nash!! Saw you in rebelscum mixing it up with the crowd...that place gets rowdy!!

Jayspawn
09-29-2005, 12:26 PM
I got mine in about the same time nash!

I noticed we have a bunch of visitors checking out the forums today...

"Hello there."

If you want to drop us a line, we'd love for you to join us! Its been an exciting day for sure!

nash
09-29-2005, 12:26 PM
haha yeah , lots of action there. Now comes the part of everyone being "worried" about getting in the first batch of 300. LoL. so predictable heheh

nash
09-29-2005, 12:27 PM
Check this out. ROFL

*edited because the link was messing up the forum display.*

Jayspawn
09-29-2005, 12:27 PM
I'm one of the lucky ones who got an order in and doesnt care which number I get as long as I get the saber.

Jayspawn
09-29-2005, 12:28 PM
That didnt take long at all nash.

nash
09-29-2005, 12:30 PM
same here i dont care which number i get, as long as we dont have to wait longer like with the Luke ANH EE. anyone outside of the first 300 had to wait almost another 3 weeks.

Jayspawn
09-29-2005, 12:32 PM
Hopefully we're in the first batch then (fingers crossed).

Jayspawn
09-29-2005, 12:33 PM
My computer started running slow up until it went on. I was worried for a sec.

Jayspawn
09-29-2005, 12:42 PM
I'm gonna step off for a sec. Compose myself and get ready for the day. I'll chime back on soon.

kingyeti
09-29-2005, 12:47 PM
Obi wan is definitely my favorite. my mini collection mainly consists of his sabers and the variants. i'm still trying to get the weathered mini though, at a decent price. any suggestions?at 12 03 i placed my order for the Obi wan EE. hope i get a low number. how is that determined? is it by time you ordered or randomly generated?i purchased my Vader duel sig helmet at the same time. i'm hoping its numbered by order placed.

Fwad
09-29-2005, 12:56 PM
The confirmation was real quick. My brother and i got ours at 12:05. 2 on the way. 2 Vader helmets 4 clone trooper helmets also on the way. Must run down to the blood bank to sell our blood now.

kingyeti
09-29-2005, 01:05 PM
i thought CS members could only order one per customer???i tried to order two duel sig vader helmets but ended up with one duel and one regular.i'm still pleased with this but i was wanting to get dual as a gift for a friend and i'm not generous enough to give up mine.

Fwad
09-29-2005, 01:07 PM
We have 2 accounts. He gets 1 i get 1.

kingyeti
09-29-2005, 01:17 PM
i get it.thanks.

Jayspawn
09-29-2005, 11:17 PM
The first 300 orders will get in the first 300 numbers. But they WILL be random. So even if you got the 1st order in, you still might get something totally different from #1.

decadentdave
09-29-2005, 11:44 PM
Man, this is the slowest selling EE yet. The first one sold out in 3 hours, the second one in 14 minutes. The Obi has been hanging on over 12 hours now. Maybe they outpriced themselves with this one and the edition size was a bit larger this time. Too bad it's not signed by McGregor. Bring on some Qui-Gon.

yeek
09-30-2005, 01:01 AM
Man, this is the slowest selling EE yet. The first one sold out in 3 hours, the second one in 14 minutes. The Obi has been hanging on over 12 hours now. Maybe they outpriced themselves with this one and the edition size was a bit larger this time. Too bad it's not signed by McGregor. Bring on some Qui-Gon.

No kidding, I just logged onto my MR account and see that the EE is still available. I thought for sure it would have sold out already. Wasn't the other EE's the same price? The extra 250 shouldn't make that big of a difference either, should it? Maybe the obi isn't as popular as originally thought.

Jaster
09-30-2005, 02:08 AM
The single thing that keeps me away from something like this is the $$$. LE's are more affordable and doable (at least for me). That said, if I had that type of disposal income; i'd be all over this.

nash
09-30-2005, 03:36 AM
I could care less if the Obi EE took a year to sell out. The only thing im worried about is that I got one for myself. Just because its still up doesnt mean it hasnt sold well. Lastnight Amy from MR said that there were only 50 left, so im assuming its even less than that right now.

the $525 doesnt bother me one bit given that its a lower edition size and made of better quality materials. I guess i just mainly like that its a lower edition than it would be if it were an LE. lets be realistic, if it were an LE it would probably be atleast 3000

kingyeti
09-30-2005, 07:27 PM
i'm definitely bugging that it hasn't sold out sooner.here it is more than 24 hours later and it is down to 32.but i'm still glad i got one at 12 05. i hope i'm in that 300 mark.

decadentdave
09-30-2005, 07:56 PM
Well, looks like another Elite Edition has finally SOLD OUT! Congrats to everyone that successfully ordered one.

Jedi_Mike
10-03-2005, 01:56 AM
It took a lot for me to get one on ordering day. I got one roughly an hour after release but man, it was a mini drama over on the RS boards. Either way I'm beyond excited that I got it and trust me I think that this lightsaber although it took a long time to sell out will be THE definitive EE offering...

decadentdave
10-03-2005, 12:23 PM
It took a lot for me to get one on ordering day. I got one roughly an hour after release but man, it was a mini drama over on the RS boards. Either way I'm beyond excited that I got it and trust me I think that this lightsaber although it took a long time to sell out will be THE definitive EE offering...
I totally agree. I passed on the first two EE's because I couldn't justify the Jedi Luke because I already owned the LE and since I have the ESB signature edition Luke which is my favorite, the EE New Hope Luke seemed supurfluous to me. The Episode I Obi has always been my favorite. It sure beats the chrome Attack of the Clones version and looks much sleeker with the adonized aluminum finish. What makes it even more special than the other two EE's is the fact that this will probably be the only edition of the saber that will be available and will likely never be released as an LE. Personally, I would have preferred a Ewan McGregor SE but I hear he is difficult to get to sign merchandise, but it would be a pipe dream to have one.

It is hard to speculate exactly what the next EE will be. I hope it is not another suped up version of one that I already have because I have no interest in upgrading the sabers I have already purchased and it is irritating when they do that. I would think Qui-Gon's will only be an LE because there isn't that much to it because it is mostly resin, but I still want it. My hope is that the next EE will be something more obscure, like one of the other lesser Jedis like Aayla Secura or Ki Adi Mundi. That would make it all the more worthwhile to get instead of recycling the same old characters like Mace Windu. I already own the Mace SE, why would I want the EE? If they do offer a Mace EE, why not go with the Episode I version which is basically the half-Maul with the inverted emitter. Really, it is not that impressive but for completists, they will definitely want it.

BEW
10-03-2005, 07:18 PM
A think a SE of Aayla Secura would be a winner!

Jayspawn
10-04-2005, 12:22 AM
Hers is pretty plain though. The production run would have to be very low.

BEW
10-04-2005, 06:28 AM
no more plainer than Sidious' in my eyes...OK...maybe have some special plaque with her likeness on it...guys will love that!

nash
10-04-2005, 05:04 PM
What will be your next purchase from MR? Im deciding on Qui Gon in '06

Jayspawn
10-04-2005, 05:34 PM
Mine will probably be Qui-Gon's Lightsaber in '06!

sphiatt
10-04-2005, 05:54 PM
Hi guys! Wow impressive forum here! I didn't realize there was such a large MR following at SireStevesGuide!

Hey I just wanted to let you know that it looks like I will have an extra Obi-Wan EE if anyone is interested in it. MR got me two! Its a long story, but I have two and will only need one!

Seth

Jayspawn
10-04-2005, 05:57 PM
Welcome to the boards sphiatt!!!

nash
10-04-2005, 09:17 PM
Yeah good to see ya here sphiatt, I bought a bunch of .45 lightsabers from you a few months ago. Good guy to deal with and great prices too.

nash
10-04-2005, 09:18 PM
Jay, looks like we'll both be getting the Qui Gon LE, are you much of a blaster fan? I dont own a single blaster yet, but I may not be able to resist the boba fett blaster in '06. how about you?

Jayspawn
10-05-2005, 12:01 AM
Yes, I'm a blaster fan. I have the Stormtrooper and Han Solo blasters. And I'm a huge Boba Fett fan, but I'm iffy on Fett's weapon so far. I'm thinkin on it though.....

Jayspawn
01-20-2006, 09:05 AM
Aaaahhk! My Obi-Wan EE charged this morning!

Syl-Rel Veloci
01-20-2006, 12:49 PM
Aaaahhk! My Obi-Wan EE charged this morning!

Hi, exactly how much did you get charged? The reason I'm asking is because I thought it was $525 flat, shipped and everything. I think I got charged more
:(

Fwad
01-20-2006, 12:54 PM
My total was $525. I took the regular shipping. Did you upgrade the shipping?

Syl-Rel Veloci
01-21-2006, 01:34 AM
No, I didn't upgrade anything... I got charged $570.49!!! What the hell?!?

Markimus
01-21-2006, 10:55 AM
I also was only charged the $525 and mine should be here Monday !

Fwad
01-21-2006, 11:20 AM
You'll love this saber. It is my favorite saber. Has anyone heard of a Obi Wan Larbel replica? Where might you be able to get one? I am looking to get an Episode 2 version of Obi Wan's lightsaber.

nash
01-21-2006, 06:20 PM
Hi, exactly how much did you get charged? The reason I'm asking is because I thought it was $525 flat, shipped and everything. I think I got charged more
:(

I think depending on which state you live in, MR adds state taxes to your order.

Jayspawn
01-22-2006, 09:37 AM
I've seen an Obi-Wan Larbel Fwad. They're nice looking but a little pricey. I was going to get one when I figured I'd hold out for MR to eventually release his saber from TPM (and they did!). That way I could have myself the trouble of having to hunt down a display case for it.

cant wait to get my Obi EE!

kingyeti
01-23-2006, 07:10 PM
got my Obi EE today.#531. very very nice piece. looks great next to my ROTS Obi LE. Vader helmet is coming tommorow. its like christmas again!! HO HO HO!!!!

decadentdave
01-25-2006, 02:09 PM
So everyone who received their Obi EE, what are your thoughts? I got mine today (#546) and it is a nice piece but I am just not blown away by it like I thought I would be. Sitting on my shelf next to my AOTC Obi looks a bit awkward, first of all, because the display case is bigger and it rests up higher than the AOTC Obi, and secondly, the stainless steel finish looks too "chrome" on the EE Obi and is too similar to the plated chrome finish on the AOTC Obi. To be honest, I think the machined aluminum finish on the Larbel Episode I Obi is superior to it. This is my first Elite Edition and I just don't see what the difference is between this and an LE other than the brass knob and crystal LEDS. I'm sure the Luke ROTJ EE looks to be of superior quality when compared to its LE counterpart but as far as the Obi EE goes, this could easily have been an LE for about $150 less. Also, the paint on my numbered plaque was partially rubbed off on the number. :frus:

Jayspawn
01-26-2006, 02:46 PM
I just got mine this morning!

My Thoughts I dont have this model of lightsaber yet so I'm excited as hell to get it. It looks great! Just what I expected. I recieved #278/1250. I've never had a gripe with ANY MR item but I do have one with this: There's a sticky residue around the base of the pommel with is annoying. I've been trying to peel it off for a while but its very sticky and time consuming. I certainly shouldnt have to worry or have this for something I paid $525 for. A fan made prop maybe but not an MR collectible.

That aside, its great and I love it! I have ALL of Obi-Wan's lightsabers now so I'm happy!

BEW
01-27-2006, 06:47 PM
My heart goes out to you all with the flaws on your Obi Wan sabers. Mine arrived yesterday and to my disbelief it was flawless not like my P.O.S Luke Elite ANH which I am ashamed to own because of its flaws.

nash
01-27-2006, 07:25 PM
My Obi EE came today. #246, flawless and absolutely gorgeous! Add it to one of my all time Faves!