Fellow MR Collector's,
In my pursuit to collect the highly addictive .45 scaled sabers, I have searched high and low to find the best deals, especially on the older hilts such as the Mace Windu AOTC (now to be re-released) and the Obi-Wan AOTC saber. While most forays have been successful, with Ebay simply being the easiest and cheapest so far, I wanted to alert potential buyers to the following two sites:
www.killertoys.com and www.moviesword.com
Killertoys - I had ordered two Obi-Wan AOTC sabers (the pic and description were definitely from the older version) and 1 500th Version Darth Vader figure. Two sabers arrived quickly enough, but as I feared, they were the ROTS variety. The 500th Vader never arrived. I was told that they didn't have the correct sabers, and I could ship it back if I wanted. There was little, if any, admittance that they made a mistake, and didn't even try to make amends. The 500th Vader never showed, and I had to finally ask them to cancel the order and refund my money. Final Grade: D+
Moviesword.com - Any site where you can't e-mail them directly and don't list phone numbers is already an ominous sign. At any rate, they had clearance prices on the Stormtrooper Blaster and Mace Windu AOTC scaled sabers. In fact, all MR products are still listed at sale prices. I ordered the blaster and mini-sabers, and received confirmation e-mails for both orders. Unfortunately, that's where the service ended. The items have not been shipped, now three weeks or so later. E-mails are ignored. The phone number, which I found in the confirmation e-mail, goes directly to voice mail, and messages are never returned. Whatever you do, stay away from this site! Final Grade: F-
Obviously, not every purchase will go the same way, but it would be helpful to others to know how their experiences went with the various websites that purport to be Master Replicas Resellers.