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KingOfSting
05-21-2002, 08:35 PM
does he have a magnet in either hand for the "force grab" effect? or is the metal hilt just there for the hell of it?

hango fett
05-21-2002, 08:48 PM
just for the hell of it. i noticed that too, but just forgot. it would be better if one hand had it and the other didn't.

JediTricks
05-21-2002, 10:34 PM
No magnets for attracting the saber. The saber is IDENTICAL to the one that comes with Vader that IS magnetically attracted though, so it was probably just a cost-cutting measure (though I prefer the metal sabers anyway).

JEDIpartner
05-21-2002, 11:14 PM
I prefer them too. I was looking for a magnet... but there was none to be found... except in the hand. The hand, by the way, attaches nicely to FB Jango's neck. I suggest trying it. The hand also looks good on Zam's stump creating a "thalidomide" (sp) deformation look. Okay... that was totally not PC. Sorry if I offended anyone.

stillakid
05-21-2002, 11:27 PM
I can't get mine to hang from the antennae without the whole thing bending all out of whack.

Figurestasher
05-22-2002, 12:14 AM
Originally posted by JediTricks
The saber is IDENTICAL to the one that comes with Vader that IS magnetically attracted though, so it was probably just a cost-cutting measure (though I prefer the metal sabers anyway).

I have both Bespin Luke and Vader loose and carded. The two sabers I have are not identical. They are both metal but Vader's is painted black at the tip and Luke's is not. I've seen dozens and dozens of these two figures and each Vader and Luke has a different saber.

Oh, by the way I like the metal sabers the best too, Jedi Tricks. Thats the reason I bought the Obi Wan and Kit Fisto. The next thing Hasbro needs to do is get these sabers to glow or light up like the lights on the new R2-D2! Now that would be cool!

Darth Trymybestus
05-22-2002, 10:16 AM
I swapped my Luke Bespin saber for my Anakin Hanger Duel blue saber so I can have Anakin using the magnet to attract his blue saber just like in the movie.
They're pretty much the same sabers except Luke Bespins is metal and he's no magnets in his hands.
Anyone else done this?????
I've got 2 Anakin Hangar Duels so I have one with both sabers and one with just the blue lightsaber, I can use that one for other scenes in the movie.

jblodgett
05-22-2002, 10:23 AM
Yes, that is what I did too--- I did is especially because the saber that came with Luke Bespin is just terribly done-- while the saber that comes with Anakin actually looks like Luke's saber.

pthfnder89
05-22-2002, 04:15 PM
Originally posted by jblodgett
Yes, that is what I did too--- I did is especially because the saber that came with Luke Bespin is just terribly done-- while the saber that comes with Anakin actually looks like Luke's saber.

jblodgett - are you the one who started the thread about how bad Bespin Lukes saber is? I can't remember.

What do you think about the Bespin Vader saber? Because I bought him yesterday and I thought it looked pretty darn good. And it's apparently the same saber but with a black tip.

DarthMaulSithLord
05-22-2002, 04:21 PM
So lemme get this straight, Luke Bespin comes with a metal saber, but no magnets to attract it? Not even on his belt so you can hang the hilt on there?

Cheap!

:(

pthfnder89
05-22-2002, 05:34 PM
Originally posted by DarthMaulSithLord
So lemme get this straight, Luke Bespin comes with a metal saber, but no magnets to attract it? Not even on his belt so you can hang the hilt on there?

Cheap!

:(

Why is it cheap? The figure is LOADED with other accessories and personally I'd rather have a metal saber than the plastic one (even if it is slightly less detailed) The magnet hands rarely work well anyway so I don't see a real loss.

Taichi
05-22-2002, 05:38 PM
My Bespin Luke DOES have a magnet in his hand....

maybe another variant?

JediTricks
05-22-2002, 10:02 PM
Originally posted by Figurestasher


I have both Bespin Luke and Vader loose and carded. The two sabers I have are not identical. They are both metal but Vader's is painted black at the tip and Luke's is not. I've seen dozens and dozens of these two figures and each Vader and Luke has a different saber.You're right, I meant to mention that in my last post, but got sidetracked. The only difference is that black tip on Vader's, the actual saber w/out paint is identical. It is a pretty cool idea to have metal saber hilts, but I wish Hasbro would mold activation boxes onto these.


Taichi, the magnet in your Luke's hand is for the wrist, not the saber. I've found that the saber won't hold in the palm JUST based on the magnetic attraction from that magnet.