Figured that I'd put in my two cents on this. A while back, I purchased one of these E-11s. They are excatly what the others have described. A Rubies costume blaster. And not a recast either. He must by them in bulk. The only reason I know this is because when I recieved it, (after waiting forever), the paint job was so poor, I had to sand and repaint. When sanding, I uncoverd the orange and white plastic the Rubies blasters come in. In his description, he states that these are replicas as seen in ESB, but as we know that is not the case. Not to mention that they are extremly over priced. Anyways, live and learn. I now use it for a worst case senario, emergency blaster , (after heavy modifications of course).