When Master Replicas made the announcement that Lucasfilm
granted them the Star Wars props license, prop collectors and enthusiasts
rejoiced with the good news not only because of officially licensed props now
being available, but also because Master Replicas and its proprietary, Steve Dymszo,
have an outstanding reputation in the Star Wars Custom Props and Replica community.
Master Replicas previewed their initial offerings at Toy Fair. Shown were the
new Luke Skywalker lightsaber from Return of the Jedi, Han Solo's Blaster
from A New Hope, and Obi-Wan Kenobi's lightsaber from Attack of the
Clones. Also displayed was Yoda's lightsaber from Attack of the Clones.
Unfortunately, Master Replicas requested that we not show this item in respect
of Lucasfilm's guidelines. They also exhibited their new electro luminescent FX
lightsaber with very cool sound effects. From viewing these up close, the quality
and attention to detail are quite amazing. Even the weight and feel of Han's blaster
is impressive.Here's Master Replicas' initial Product and Release List for 2002:
Han Solo Blaster (SW-101, April 2)
The replica lightsabers average $299 each with the Han Solo blaster at $449. The FX sabers costs $129 and the walnut and acrylic display case for $49.
FX Lightsaber Luke Lightsaber Obi-Wan Lightsaber Han Blaster