Handheld Lightsaber

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The Handheld Lightsaber was usually released with the following combinations of colour to figure:

Yellow Lightsaber:

There are 5 main mould variations plus subvariants. More subvariants may exist. As a result of the fact that these were shot on a sprue tree in higher numbers the subvariants may vary heavily depending on the steel mould used.

MOULD COMPARISON: M1, M2, M3, M4 & M5

M1: COLOUR COMPARISON

KADER / LILI LEDY

M1 was produced by KADER  in Hong Kong.  The moulds were also used by LILI LEDY in Mexico. The following colours are known:

  • pale yellow (Lili Ledy)
  • pale yellow reddish hue (Lili Ledy)
  • yellow
  • mid yellow
  • dark yellow
  • pale green blueish (Lili Ledy)
  • pale green (Lili Ledy)

M2: COLOUR COMPARISON

UNITOY

M2 was produced by UNITOY in Hong Kong. Cutting the gate to the top of the hilt from this specific saber often lead to cutting parts of the hilt by accident in this factory. As example see the saber to the far right. The following colours are known:

  • yellow
  • dark yellow
  • bright yellow
  • neon yellow
  • blueish green
  • green

M3: COLOUR COMPARISON

SMILE

M3 was produced by SMILE in Hong Kong. The following colours are known:

  • dark yellow
  • yellow
  • light yellow
  • blueish green
  • light blueish green
  • green
  • reddish blue
  • blue

M4: COLOUR COMPARISON

UNIVERSAL MANUFACTURERS

M4 was produced by UNIVERSAL MANUFACTURERS in TAIWAN. The following colours are known:

  • blueish green
  • green

M5: COLOR COMPARISON

TOP TOYS

M5 was produced by TOP TOYS in Argentina. The following colors are known:

  • green

REISSUE “Retro Collection” 2019

Coming soon…

Bootlegs

Brazil

*coming soon

Hungary

This saber was produced by an unknown factory for the “CSILLAGOK HÁBORÚJA” line in Hungary. The mould was only used in the 80s and came with their resident Darth Vader (red) and Luke Skywalker (green). There is also a black saber in existance which might be from a later period of production.

  • red
  • green

MEXICO

Besides the licensed production through the Lili Ledy company, the bootleg production in Mexico was not in hand of larger factories. These were family businesses, small establishments, that made their own molds, their own machines to inject the plastic. Therefore there is no specific lines or producers known.

These sabers shown above were packed mainly with S/A (semi-articulated) figures in the 80s, 90s and 2000s. The colour can in some cases indicate if it is an only 80s production or if it has been produced way later. They came on sprue trees together with Vibro Axe, Biker Scout Blaster, Rebel Blaster and Palace Blaster:

There seems to be an endless variety of colours on those. Here are the most common ones:

  • orange: colour unique to the 80s (picture coming soon)
  • pink: only 90s
  • green: only 90s
  • white: produced in 80s and 90s

Reproductions

R1: Rough Saber EPM

R1 was eventually produced  in Germany. It has a rough and textured surface and an EPM that made many of us think its real back in the day. They do float and is tapered in where the handle meets the hilt. It must have been around at least for over a decade.

  • blueish green
  • yellow
  • blue (no picture)