From the Hasbro Q&A at jedinews.co.uk
2) What's happening with the FX Lightsabres... can you tell us which new FX Lightsabres we'll be seeing in the near future and do you have any pictures you can share with us at this stage? Will we see the new FX Lightsabres in the UK?
The FX business has been off to a slower start than we expected due to initial production delays, but that should be behind us now. We expect that the lightsabers will be available in the UK as soon as retailers place orders for them - expected to be in Spring 2009. New ones in development include EpI Obi-Wan, and Count Dooku. We need to make sure that we are in full distribution with the original contingent first, and then we can look at getting the new ones into the mix sometime (hopefully) mid-2009.
Tycho: Whoo-hoo! When I get that FX Saber, I will never put it down! THIS is THE lightsaber of the entire SW saga for its structural practicality!
I will probably also buy Dooku's. Master Replicas was previously having a problem with it due to the curved handle. I wonder how Hasbro is engineering this?