Dannywhiteley wrote:Ps if I was planning on producing the moulds to fake DT sabres, I'd just spend £800-1000 upfront to buy a real one, copy it and sell it on for a profit in 12 months time.
All too true, I'm afraid.
I'm not for one moment condoning scumbags who would try to pass off a repro as genuine, but that's something I never really understood, as keeping the information a 'secret' was never going to work in a million years given how relatively plentiful the DT Luke is. Unless the Vader and or Ben inner saber filaments are a different length / shape to the Luke's (and I'm guessing they're not, but then again, I don't own any genuine DT sabers, so I cannot say for sure), then any half-way near competent repro maker wouldn't have much trouble finding out the exact dimensions, if they so wished.
Also, if the exact inner dimensions are so top secret, how would a genuine owner of one be able to tell if theirs was real or not? Presumably no-one would be willing to give them the information to verify it for fear of them being an unscrupulous repro-merchant posing as a genuine owner!
I don't mean to belittle the thought-process or intention behind the effort, but it certainly seemed like a completely futile one to me. Still, why make it easy for the repro makers, I suppose...