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I was hoping to get some insight here, and make sure I didn’t miss anything, my name is Zack, I also go by shaggy and i want to,

thank you all for taking the time to view this, and any input you may have 



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Hi Zack!  The only 2 items we can see are the light sabers, but in looking at your total it looks as if there are other items.  If one of those is a set of Stormtrooper armor, can you provide a link?  The reason I ask is that if you are interested in joining the 501st, anything made by Rubies is not accurate.  Not even close.  The helmets are not accepted at all, and the armor takes a LOT of work to meet standards.  There are many vetted vendors (link here) who can provide a top-notch kit you if this is your goal. 


If you are asking about the light sabers, I would suggest checking out the Sith Lord Detachment (link here), but anything Stormtrooper related we are more than happy to help with.  Just ask!  (Especially before spending any money)!!

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Shaggy6969justjoseph's is right to link you to 501stsithlords.com forum.

Look in the on-going sales thread for BrotherVader's converted Vader sabers (new led-insides w/ removable blade) [ HERE ].
He does a great job and I have one of his ANH conversions.


What you'll need to know/decide is which Vader you're going for (pre-armor Vader, armored ROTS, R1, ANH, ESB, ROTJ) b/c that will determine which hilt you'll get Brother to convert. The hilts are 2005-2007 Master Replica (which was bought by Hasbro and now are called FX, then currently Black Series). They are about $375ish converted

Sometimes you can find people selling the un-modified/un-converted/off-the-shelf Hasbro Blackseries Vader sabers (most of the time it's the ANH one) on Craig's List and ebay or similar for about $150-$250.

That other saber you have there, the Anakin Attack Of TheClones (AOTC) silver-hooded saber that Anakin accidentally destroyed in the movie, is a much tougher one to get and $$$

If you're not looking for 501st approvable sabers, there are lots of 3D printed hilts you can get if you just want a hilt. If non-approval is the route you're going for, a cheaper alternative for a lit saber is to go with a "Hasbro Ulimate FX series" which is a cheaper version of the BlackSeries sabers. They are like $50ish new / $35ish used. They are much better than a Rubies.

It all depends on what you wanna do with the saber and what you want it for. If it's for fun, or for serious fun, lol.

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Hello and welcome to the forums, the 501st have base requirements for costume approval these are called the CRL's (costume reference library) you can find those here:



Good luck with your research


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