This is an awesome light saber! I have wanted one of these for almost 10 years. This was a birthday gift for me. My short background is I'm a 44 year old male, an engineer, I work for NASA, and a rock guitar musician, a fitness nut, and of course, a lover of science fiction. I have always enjoyed the whole Star Wars lore, the Force, Jedi Knights, and of course, light sabers! Darth Vader is by far my favorite character. My 5 year old daughter is also a big fan of Star Wars (she tends to like Padme and ..
I also own a 2007 Obi Wan saber and a 2003 Vader, so I will compare this saber to those two in this review:Generally this is a fine product. The metal parts are quality made, the blade lights up nicely and looks durable, and the sound effects are generally pretty good (although you really have to whack something hard to get the clash sound ... not a recipie for success if your kids are playing with this).I do notice a decline in quality from my 2003 Vader though. There are more plastic parts on this versi..