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12W+ Green Champion Prodigal Son - Viridian Sound 1 year 1 month ago #51546

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Well, it has happened. After a long 15 week wait, my saber has finally arrived. There is not enough that I can say about this saber. It is everything I could have asked for when I ordered it. From the exquisite craftsmanship, to the extremely ridiculous brightness, the Prodigal Son has exceeded my expectations. When I was 8 years old, I discovered the Hasbro and master replica sabers. These were my dream back then, and I knew I just had to have a Luke ROTJ one. Although, I never ended up buying one because of the really thick neck they had. So now, 8 years later, I went online searching for an "accurate" Luke Skywalker ROTJ hilt, because I just knew I had to have one. This lead me to the saberforge website, and I couldn't be happier that this was the company that I went with. The craftsmanship and detail on this saber is not comparable. The SaberForge Prodigal Son was exactly what I was looking for, and now, my 8 year long dream has become a reality. Now, on to some pros and cons:

Pros:
- Extremely accurate to ROTJ, exactly what I'd hoped for
- incredible craftsmanship
- Sound is fantastic, very close to the ROTJ sounds as well
- Extraordinarily bright, better than any saber I've ever seen.
- Included Tri-Ring/covertech belt hook that was not even requested (Very grateful for that)

Cons:
- card on the control box slides a lot, but I have already found a solution, and my magnetic tape is on its way.
- Minor scuff on the top of the grenade section, not even really noticable.

Other than that, this saber is near perfect! Exactly what I hoped and dreamed for, I couldn't be any happier. Worth every day of waiting, and every penny spent. Now, PICTURES!!
























"The force is strong in my family. My father has it. I have it. My sister has it. You have that power too."

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12W+ Green Champion Prodigal Son - Viridian Sound 1 year 1 month ago #51548

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What a story, buddy! Great to read!

Now, PICK-CHUREZZZ...
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Emerald Knight, Chosen, Dark Paladin, Sentinel
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12W+ Green Champion Prodigal Son - Viridian Sound 1 year 1 month ago #51555

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So glad you finally got your Prodigal Son dude! Welcome to the club! It's such a remarkable saber (my fav of all time!).
Congrats & Enjoy buddy!
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12W+ Green Champion Prodigal Son - Viridian Sound 1 year 1 month ago #51557

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Wow, that is a beautiful saber! I'm hoping to get myself a Prodigal Son sometime in the future.
Do not fear the dark side, fear those who believe it can only be used for evil.

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Wishlist: Bane, Prodigal Son
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12W+ Green Champion Prodigal Son - Viridian Sound 1 year 1 month ago #51562

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Beautiful PS! Glad everything worked out for you LS3. The Emerald Knights just got a little stronger.
MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU
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12W+ Green Champion Prodigal Son - Viridian Sound 1 year 1 month ago #51565

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Congrats on a gorgeous saber man!
Imagine what you will know tomorrow....
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12W+ Green Champion Prodigal Son - Viridian Sound 1 year 1 month ago #51566

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Hey dude! Glad you got to grab your saber after the long wait! Looks gorgeous!
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12W+ Green Champion Prodigal Son - Viridian Sound 1 year 1 month ago #51575

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I will say I am super happy to see your saber has arrived. Looks like you made a great decision. That is gorgeous.
You give life, You are love.You bring light to the darkness.
You give hope, You restore every heart that is broken.
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12W+ Green Champion Prodigal Son - Viridian Sound 1 year 1 month ago #51577

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Congrats! It looks fantastic!
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12W+ Green Champion Prodigal Son - Viridian Sound 1 year 1 month ago #51579

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LSkywalker3, After a much anticipated wait, Congratulations and a nice catch ;)
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12W+ Green Champion Prodigal Son - Viridian Sound 1 year 1 month ago #51580

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I could only say (as I have said before in the 'Wait Begins 3.0' thread): "Good things come to those who are willing to wait" :)

Congratulations on finally receiving your PS, LSkywalker3! I could imagine how happy you are to have all those wait finally paid off!

By the way, how are you planning to address the issue of the ever-sliding-too-easily card on the control box by using magnetic tape? Is there any video or thread that perhaps we could refer to?

Thanks in advance and congrats once again!
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12W+ Green Champion Prodigal Son - Viridian Sound 1 year 1 month ago #51581

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Thanks everybody for the kind words!
"The force is strong in my family. My father has it. I have it. My sister has it. You have that power too."

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12W+ Green Champion Prodigal Son - Viridian Sound 1 year 1 month ago #51582

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Renaissance1459 wrote:
I could only say (as I have said before in the 'Wait Begins 3.0' thread): "Good things come to those who are willing to wait" :)

Congratulations on finally receiving your PS, LSkywalker3! I could imagine how happy you are to have all those wait finally paid off!

By the way, how are you planning to address the issue of the ever-sliding-too-easily card on the control box by using magnetic tape? Is there any video or thread that perhaps we could refer to?

Thanks in advance and congrats once again!

I believe Shameem may have explained it in one of his PS videos. Go check out his YouTube channel and you should find it!
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12W+ Green Champion Prodigal Son - Viridian Sound 1 year 1 month ago #51584

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Very happy for you LS3! You were one of the first forum members I saw that also ordered a PS. I'm very happy for you right now and can only imagine how excited you are. Kudos to the mailman for coming back!! I'm also happy to hear that you don't have any issues with yours. Did you find any rattling of the LED? The switch plate seems to be the ongoing them for PS owners. Let us know how the magnetic tape goes. Good luck and enjoy, your wait has come to an end!
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12W+ Green Champion Prodigal Son - Viridian Sound 1 year 1 month ago #51585

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Renaissance1459,
By the way, how are you planning to address the issue of the ever-sliding-too-easily card on the control box by using magnetic tape? Is there any video or thread that perhaps we could refer to?
Just shy of a month ago there was this Thread created by harvey415 that's got a few alternatives including Shameems Video Review that should help with troubleshooting. :)
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12W+ Green Champion Prodigal Son - Viridian Sound 1 year 1 month ago #51587

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Andi-Jae EL wrote:
Very happy for you LS3! You were one of the first forum members I saw that also ordered a PS. I'm very happy for you right now and can only imagine how excited you are. Kudos to the mailman for coming back!! I'm also happy to hear that you don't have any issues with yours. Did you find any rattling of the LED? The switch plate seems to be the ongoing them for PS owners. Let us know how the magnetic tape goes. Good luck and enjoy, your wait has come to an end!

I got lucky, no LED rattle whatsoever. When I first got it my speaker rattled just a bit but I unscrewed the pommel and carefully shimmied it around a bit and that is no longer an issue! It was pretty much never an issue but it bothered me a bit and it was the easiest fix ever, took 2 seconds. I feel quite fortunate that there were no electronic defects on mine. So excited! My mailman is a great guy, very happy when he came back. Thanks for the support Andi-Jae EL! Can't wait to see your PS if you choose to do a review when it arrives!
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12W+ Green Champion Prodigal Son - Viridian Sound 1 year 1 month ago #51619

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LSkywalker3 wrote:
I believe Shameem may have explained it in one of his PS videos. Go check out his YouTube channel and you should find it!
OvrcAHst wrote:
Just shy of a month ago there was this Thread created by harvey415 that's got a few alternatives including Shameems Video Review that should help with troubleshooting. :)

Thanks a lot for the tips,guys!
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12W+ Green Champion Prodigal Son - Viridian Sound 1 year 1 month ago #51624

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Brax wrote:
Congrats on a gorgeous saber man!

No admission notice for the Thin-Neck Appreciation Club? Are you not doing that anymore? Too good now that you're an admin, huh? I'm kidding, I don't really think you think that way. ;)

Congrats once again LSkywalker3! 15 weeks, huh? Wow. This day has been coming for a long time, and I could not be happier to see you finally having your saber. You've defeated the wait and now have your reward, and a fine one it is, I might add.
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12W+ Green Champion Prodigal Son - Viridian Sound 1 year 1 month ago #51694

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Congrats on the saber, LS3. I'm happy to hear that absolutely nothing is wrong with it. You must be very happy right now, you've been waiting a LOOOONG time for this! Hopefully I'll have the same luck when I get mine, which should be seen since I'll be hitting 14 weeks tomorrow!

If you can, try to get me that measurement... based on pics I've been seeing, I'm starting to think the little screws I got may actually be too small. :(
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12W+ Green Champion Prodigal Son - Viridian Sound 1 year 1 month ago #51696

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nUcLeArEnVoY wrote:
Congrats on the saber, LS3. I'm happy to hear that absolutely nothing is wrong with it. You must be very happy right now, you've been waiting a LOOOONG time for this! Hopefully I'll have the same luck when I get mine, which should be seen since I'll be hitting 14 weeks tomorrow!

If you can, try to get me that measurement... based on pics I've been seeing, I'm starting to think the little screws I got may actually be too small. :(

I'll do that as soon as I get home around 3:00. I'll PM you with the measurements. Thanks for the compliments though!
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