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Title: What will they think of next??
Post by: Malik Thanewulf on March 08, 2019, 05:45:47 PM
So this promo has come to an end. We all know that Ultrasabers is not done. They always have something going for the saber enthusiasts in
 us all. Can we expect a spring raffle/sale? Would they dare introduce a new saber so soon after the release of the new V5s? Is there a flash sale on the horizon? Come on Emory, make our day! We've got more saber designs to complete and collections to grow. Feed us more. The addiction demands it. What say you forum?


Title: Re: What will they think of next??
Post by: Saso Is-kor on March 08, 2019, 05:52:18 PM
I'd love to see another curved option. The Mantis is... ok, I'm just not the biggest fan of the overall look. Maybe a more budget friendly version like a new curved V1 model.


Title: Re: What will they think of next??
Post by: hazard502 on March 08, 2019, 08:43:59 PM
That's a good suggestion Saso, a simple - budget friendly curved hilt would go over big I think.  Not with me though lol, I'm not a curved hilt kinda Jedi.


Title: Re: What will they think of next??
Post by: RhylisArdhrn on March 08, 2019, 08:32:06 PM
I think Ki Adi Mundis Lightsaber would be beautiful. Or even a straight up Count Dooku Saber. Ultrasabers u
You guys rule!


Title: Re: What will they think of next??
Post by: Infinit01 on March 09, 2019, 09:00:52 AM
Speaking of which, Malik.

http://www.saberforum.com/index.php?topic=41082.0 (http://www.saberforum.com/index.php?topic=41082.0)

Ask and you shall receive  :D


Title: Re: What will they think of next??
Post by: hazard502 on March 09, 2019, 09:17:08 PM
Wanted to post this as it makes for interesting discussion and to follow up with RhylisArdhrn's suggestion.

US already has inspired by hilts for the right two being the Shock and Dorinian.

The left two (from outside in) are Ki Adi Mundis and Kit Fisto, to which I've always admired Kit's hilt myself.  I mean, look at those fins on the emitter :o


(https://i.imgur.com/Z8F7d86.jpg)


Title: Re: What will they think of next??
Post by: Infinit01 on March 10, 2019, 09:38:44 AM
Wanted to post this as it makes for interesting discussion and to follow up with RhylisArdhrn's suggestion.

US already has inspired by hilts for the right two being the Shock and Dorinian.

The left two (from outside in) are Ki Adi Mundis and Kit Fisto, to which I've always admired Kit's hilt myself.  I mean, look at those fins on the emitter :o


(https://i.imgur.com/Z8F7d86.jpg)

Agreed, I would love to see the other two created to "complete the collection" if you will.  I would recommend throwing this in the wish-list thread, Haz. I can move it if you want.


Title: Re: What will they think of next??
Post by: hazard502 on March 10, 2019, 12:12:07 PM
Agreed, I would love to see the other two created to "complete the collection" if you will.  I would recommend throwing this in the wish-list thread, Haz. I can move it if you want.

Great idea, yeah I'll take this over there to share.


Title: Re: What will they think of next??
Post by: Infinit01 on March 10, 2019, 05:31:40 AM
Great idea, yeah I'll take this over there to share.

The ideas all yours my friend. Good thinking with these sabers and point incoming. I dig the find on that Kit saber myself


Title: Re: What will they think of next??
Post by: hazard502 on March 10, 2019, 01:13:47 PM
Thanks, bro and appreciation point returned.


Title: Re: What will they think of next??
Post by: Darth Logos on March 11, 2019, 10:37:21 AM
Wanted to post this as it makes for interesting discussion and to follow up with RhylisArdhrn's suggestion.

US already has inspired by hilts for the right two being the Shock and Dorinian.

The left two (from outside in) are Ki Adi Mundis and Kit Fisto, to which I've always admired Kit's hilt myself.  I mean, look at those fins on the emitter :o


(https://i.imgur.com/Z8F7d86.jpg)
Actually....#2 is more Mundi's :-\

(https://i.redd.it/k4xmjuwn3je11.jpg)

But then I look it up and yup. Apparently the props director just hands out random hilts. Like why #4 started out as Mace Windu's in EP1 then became Plo Koon's.


Title: Re: What will they think of next??
Post by: For Tyeth on March 11, 2019, 11:02:47 AM
Actually....#2 is more Mundi's :-\

([url]https://i.redd.it/k4xmjuwn3je11.jpg[/url])

But then I look it up and yup. Apparently the props director just hands out random hilts. Like why #4 started out as Mace Windu's in EP1 then became Plo Koon's.


Hello everybody, There was a bit of confusion over who owned which saber but most of it was down to the publishers of the Visual Dictionary books and the photography needed for them. They had to get images of the characters pre-production and so on occasion the "correct" saber wasn't available for the photoshoots. The incident with Samuel L having the "Plo Koon" hilt was later retconned in the comic books with the story that Windu exchanged his saber with that of Eeth Koth in an "act of Fealty" and they later swapped the hilts back between Ep1 and 2 (so I guess that makes No4 an Eeth Koth hilt too).

For the actual filming and on set the prop department stuck to using the sabers that were chosen by the actors (usually) In this YT video you get to see Ewan choosing his Ep1 hilt.
Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-RMAJ0GPJU#)

I say the Props Dept usually made sure everyone had the correct saber but you will probably know that Palpatine famously wielded a Graflex based hilt during parts of his duel with Windu in Ep3. This was probably down to the fact the Palpatine saber wasn't suited to spinning Orbits so a longer hilt with stunt blade was subbed in for those shots.


Title: Re: What will they think of next??
Post by: RhylisArdhrn on March 11, 2019, 11:18:51 AM
I've always thought of 1 as ki adis and two as kit fistos/luminarias. I've always loved how the Dorinian is identically Plo/Eath Koth/ inspired, and I would love to get a shock, its gorgeous and reminds me of shaak ti/aayla securas saber. I generally enjoy the jedi clan hilts and I am very thankful that I can make my own unique and similar looking clan hilts with all the MHS parts. I'm also thankful to be be able to buy shock emitter /pommel and catalyst pommel individually. I appreciate you guys elaborating on clan hilt truth Haha. And that video of ewen was great, thank you for putting that up!


Title: Re: What will they think of next??
Post by: For Tyeth on March 11, 2019, 11:32:15 AM
Hi RhylisArdhrn,

That was my thoughts also about Ki-Adi having No.1. I seem to remember him having that saber in the TCW cartoon and I'm sure I read that the cartoon was considered a good reference for canon regards hilt designs (i.e. the hilts seen in the show were the ones assigned for each character).

And I'm glad the video worked, I wasn't sure it had as I can't view them when embedded on the forum (I have an old laptop and browser!).


Title: Re: What will they think of next??
Post by: ThreadJack on March 11, 2019, 11:39:48 AM
This also happened....
(http://i.gyazo.com/30e7cefcfd39398336dc2ee54c9b08ad.jpg)

Grievous had identical hilts to both Obi-Wan AND Anakin.... probably an Easter egg.


Title: Re: What will they think of next??
Post by: For Tyeth on March 11, 2019, 11:52:38 AM
This also happened....
([url]http://i.gyazo.com/30e7cefcfd39398336dc2ee54c9b08ad.jpg[/url])

Grievous had identical hilts to both Obi-Wan AND Anakin.... probably an Easter egg.



Hi ThreadJack,

Yes another Continuity error of sorts. General Grievous just had to use what was available in the computer when they animated him  ;D !

This is a CGI issue, a bit like the problem of multiple characters using the same sabers in KOTOR and SWTOR. To reduce workload and expense the programmers just had a batch of "generic" hilts that they assigned to different characters. As Greivous is CGI I imagine these sabers were the ones that the CGI artists had already modelled and they used those with switched out colours. They probably didn't think we would be so sharp eyed to spot it!


Title: Re: What will they think of next??
Post by: Infinit01 on March 11, 2019, 12:04:07 PM
This also happened....
([url]http://i.gyazo.com/30e7cefcfd39398336dc2ee54c9b08ad.jpg[/url])

Grievous had identical hilts to both Obi-Wan AND Anakin.... probably an Easter egg.



Gotta love the recycling and reuse of saber designs


Title: Re: What will they think of next??
Post by: Darth Logos on March 11, 2019, 12:07:15 PM
Here's a better look

(https://lumiere-a.akamaihd.net/v1/images/General-Grievous_c9df9cb5.jpeg?region=0%2C0%2C1200%2C675&width=960)


Title: Re: What will they think of next??
Post by: Infinit01 on March 11, 2019, 12:08:26 PM
Good find, Logos


Title: Re: What will they think of next??
Post by: ThreadJack on March 11, 2019, 03:18:32 PM
I do quite like that Graflex with the green blade....

Also yes FT, I did kinda think it'd have had something to do with not wanting to mock up more hilts. :)


Title: Re: What will they think of next??
Post by: hazard502 on March 11, 2019, 04:51:19 PM
That's a good bit of info folks, thx for that.  I agree, Graflex green blade for the win.


Title: Re: What will they think of next??
Post by: Infinit01 on March 12, 2019, 05:52:34 AM
I third that, a green-bladed Graflex looks great. 

I wonder how it would look in SRD and VA....


Title: Re: What will they think of next??
Post by: Darth Logos on March 12, 2019, 09:57:33 AM
I do quite like that Graflex with the green blade....

Also yes FT, I did kinda think it'd have had something to do with not wanting to mock up more hilts. :)
I will admit that I do want an Emerald Graflex. It's too pretty a hilt to be married to just one blade color.


Title: Re: What will they think of next??
Post by: RhylisArdhrn on March 12, 2019, 01:43:55 PM
It (The Graflex) really is so nice. I thought it would be painful to wield. Not when made by Ultrasabers lol. Although it would be nice of they (Star Wars Prop Crew) took the extra bit of time compared to allllllllll of time took to do everything else to at least make everyone a hilt. JedI clan hilts I love, but them being common with no differences accept bladecolor among the jedi, kind of defeats the purpose of being a jedi and following your destiny and creating your own unique lightsaber to wield your own unique power. I thought jedi HAD to be able to build their own lightsaber as a youngling? The inconsistency of the lightsabers ruins the jedi growth process for me so I try to ignore it. I would love to see a purple graflex though. There was a really cool episode of Star wars The Clone wars where Obi wan fought side by side with Asaj Ventress, against Savage Oppres and Darth Maul, with one of Ventress' Lightsabers! It was so cool to see Obi-wan use a red lightsaber. Her hilt is also tiny, curved and squared. Obi-wan has got to be the most versatile and adaptable jedi on the council. Off topic but I just thought it was awesome.


Title: Re: What will they think of next??
Post by: Darth Logos on March 12, 2019, 01:59:39 PM
It (The Graflex) really is so nice. I thought it would be painful to wield. Not when made by Ultrasabers lol.
I'm not a fan of the hard plastic linear grips. Now if they were soft rubber that would be a different story.


Title: Re: What will they think of next??
Post by: Jmyers289 on July 15, 2019, 02:51:22 AM
Would be cool to see sabers inspired by Thexan and Arcann. Or do they already exist and i missed them?