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Have you ever had a bubble-less lightsaber?

  1. Nope, not one (12 votes [26.09%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 26.09%

  2. Yes I definately have had one (15 votes [32.61%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 32.61%

  3. I've had several (19 votes [41.30%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 41.30%

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#1 KingDom

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 10:14 PM

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So I decided to build my General Grevious Starfighter when it arrived without reviewing it (there's been enough all ready). I noticed on thing, one of the blue lightsabers had no bubble. I've been collecting lightsabers since at least 2002 and not once have I noticed this before.

What I want to know is, has this ever happened to you before?
Can you remember what set it was from?

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 10:36 PM

After seeing your picture I just had to go and look. :grin:   I do have at least one that has no bubble though it came in my Freeco speeder.  Never notice that before.  Nice catch.

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#3 Dumbfire

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 10:45 PM

I have a few, and I give them to my favorite figures. They look better, the bubbles make the lightsabers look like lavalamps.

#4 KimT

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 10:53 PM

At some point I spoke to one of the part designers / engineeers at TLG and we started talking about the light sabres.
He actually wondered why they've been producing them with bubbles all along.
No other trans parts are allowed to have bubbles and it's actually more difficult to produce them with bubbles than with no bubbles as the plastic is stretched and cut for the bars. Unlike other parts which are injection molds.
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Posted 05 February 2011 - 11:52 PM

I have quite a few reds, a couple greens, at least one blue, and a pair of oranges.

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 12:14 AM

View PostBrickdoctor, on 05 February 2011 - 11:52 PM, said:

I have quite a few reds, a couple greens, at least one blue, and a pair of oranges.

Were the orange ones by any chance from the podracer set?
I had a look at my only one (ones been missing for years now) but it still has a small bubble in it. I wonder if we'll ever know the real reason and whether these apparant new colours will be bubble-less or not.
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#7 prateek

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 12:16 AM

I only have two lightsabers, and none of them have bubbles.

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 02:04 AM

View PostKimT, on 05 February 2011 - 10:53 PM, said:

At some point I spoke to one of the part designers / engineeers at TLG and we started talking about the light sabres.
He actually wondered why they've been producing them with bubbles all along.
So even one of the part designers can't explain the existence of these bubbles in the lightsabers?

I have plenty of lightsaber bar pieces, but still haven't encountered a non-bubbled one.

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 02:04 AM

View PostKimT, on 05 February 2011 - 10:53 PM, said:

No other trans parts are allowed to have bubbles
I have a 4-tall bar with the stud receptor on the bottom in trans-clear, and it has a couple bubbles in it.

View PostKingDom, on 06 February 2011 - 12:14 AM, said:

Were the orange ones by any chance from the podracer set?
Yes.

#10 Surfer

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 04:27 PM

I have at least 5 of these.

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 05:28 AM

Now that I checked, at least half of my lightsabers have no bubbles, around 10.

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 06:01 AM

I counted all mine here it goes

Purple- 2/2 with bubbles
Green- 6/8 with bubbles
Blue- 7/9 with bubbles
Red -1/5 with bubbles

I'm pretty sure the bubbles are random, but most of my really old lightsabers had bubbles.
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Posted 07 February 2011 - 09:40 AM

I have about 10 or so light sabers and 4 of them are bubble free, three I got from the general grevious set and one from the asoka's star fighter.
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Posted 08 February 2011 - 06:50 PM

I have had one that i think was in some sort of fighter set with Anakin Sky walker in it with R2D2

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 09:06 PM

I have only one without bubble (trans-neon green) and that's OK since I have only 5 of them (from 8095).
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Posted 08 February 2011 - 09:15 PM

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 03:43 AM

I have removed my vote, because on closer inspection, I have several  :blush:
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Posted 09 February 2011 - 08:12 AM

None of my recent ones have them but I think all of my old sets have them...
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#19 pranas

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 08:15 AM

Out of the nine lightsabers I own only one is bubble-less, one of the lightsabers from the latest Landspeeder set. Hmm.

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 04:17 PM

I have one from the Landspeeder and two from Grievous's Starfighter.
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Posted 09 February 2011 - 04:34 PM

View PostKimT, on 05 February 2011 - 10:53 PM, said:

No other trans parts are allowed to have bubbles and it's actually more difficult to produce them with bubbles than with no bubbles as the plastic is stretched and cut for the bars. Unlike other parts which are injection molds.
Well... you're pointing out that there's two different techniques, I don't see why it's a wonder they produce different results.

The bars are a bit thicker than your average piece, too.

I've rarely seen them without bubbles, but I'd have to go look at home to count.  I've bought numerous bars, both trans and otherwise, separately, too.  The trans all seem to have bubbles - I'd say the opaque ones probably do, too, you just can't see them.

#22 Scout Trooper Guy

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 12:04 PM

hmm i got searching. and out of all 12 of my light sabers, only 3 HAVE bubbles.
( 5 come the from greivous fighter )





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