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AICN CONTEST: Celebrate STAR WARS! Win your own Master Replicas LIGHTSABER!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with one helluva geeky contest for you. Nothing spells nerd quite like owning your own replica lightsaber and if that is missing from your life, then read below and take a stab at this contest.

I was contacted by the good folks at Master Replicas, known the world over for their huge assortment of prop replicas, most notably highly detailed lightsabers, although they were pretty big for having the Pulse Rifle from ALIENS a while back... God, that was a cool lookin' piece of hardware!

Anyway, while the good folks refused (politely) to send me everything in their catalogue, they did say they wanted to give away one of the lightsabers from their Force FX line. Given the choice of Anakin's saber from SITH, Luke's saber from TESB or Vader's lightsaber from TESB to give away, I picked Vader's saber. Anakin's saber (which is given to Luke, so it's essentially the same design) is a bit plain, but Vader's lightsaber is iconic.

Now the cool thing about this saber is not only in the precise design of the handle, but it actually works... Well, it doesn't cut through old Jedi like a hot knife through butter, but it has an extension that lights up. Coincidentally, I played with one of these sabers a couple weeks ago at a Barnes & Nobel (of all places) and it really brings the kid out in ya'. The lightsaber not only turns on, it ignites from the handle up, instead of flicking on all at once. Add on the movie realistic sounds that react to how you swing the lightsaber around and you got one amazingly cool geek heaven big-boy toy.

So, now I have one of these bad boys to give away. Take a look at it here:


This retails for $119, so it's not a cheap piece of hardware. As such, I'm looking for someone extremely creative, with a true, deep down love of STAR WARS.

I'm thinking to celebrate REVENGE OF THE SITH finally looking and feeling like a real STAR WARS movie this contest should be you folks making a Special Edition of THE PHANTOM MENACE or ATTACK OF THE CLONES. I don't want a full movie, but one single still manipulated by you to look and feel more like the Original Trilogy. If that means using whatever photo altering program of your choice to drop in OT characters or props or sets or to manipulate the atmosphere to look like the STAR WARS that most of us grew up with then so be it. That's your call.

I'll be judging on creativity of the scene or characters , the seamlessness of the integration between the Original Trilogy and Prequel Trilogy and just plain geek value. I'm not opposed to a great amalgam of both OT and PT... afterall, that's what REVENGE OF THE SITH comes off as and I think it's a damn good movie. Whatever you think will be the coolest. I'll post the winning picture here after the contest ends...

Speaking of... I don't know how long it'll take Master Replicas to ship the saber, but I'm going to end the contest in enough time to, potentially, get the saber out to the winner in time to show it off to your line pals for the Midnight show of REVENGE OF THE SITH.

OK. You know the contest. Here are the rules:

Email your submission to: with the subject line I'VE GOT A BAD FEELING ABOUT THIS CONTEST! Any other headline subject to go straight into the trash. Fair warning.

I need your submission no later than 10am (CST) Saturday the 14th (like the movie, funny ain't it?) That's this upcoming Saturday, so get them pics ready.

JPGs preferred. Keep the file sizes to 100k or less, please, or my mailbox will revolt against me and I might start losing submissions. If you send me a ridiculously sized file it'll be deleted. Include your Name and a non-PO Box shipping address in case your entry is the winner. I don't want to throw out the best picture because you forget to include your address.

That's the AICN contest!

If you want a chance to win more stuff, Master Replicas has another contest running on their site with the grand prize being damn cool: limited edition Vader's Lightsaber and Vader's Helmet (!!). Pretty cool, huh? Click the graphic below to throw your name in the hat for that one!

One last thing before you get crackin' on those pics... I hear rumor that you may want to keep checking back to this article and peruse the talkback. It may be worth your while is all I'll say, so keep checking back.

That's it! I look forward to seeing the works of genius you folks come up with!


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  • May 9, 2005, 8:53 p.m. CST

    I can't be first

    by ATARI

  • May 9, 2005, 8:54 p.m. CST

    but I guess I was

    by ATARI

  • May 9, 2005, 8:55 p.m. CST

    so here's what I want to see...

    by ATARI

    JarJar getting decapitated and then eaten by Ewoks!

  • May 9, 2005, 8:55 p.m. CST

    dont do it

    by DocMcCoy

    i've seen it at best buy.alas it is not a red vader saber...TIS PINK!PINK IS THE COLOR!you'd think the red saber would be possible but's pink pink

  • May 9, 2005, 9:13 p.m. CST

    Do you think they'll actually end up giving the contest prize aw

    by ExcaliburFfolkes

    Or will it be another of these AICN contests where they make a big deal about asking everyone to enter and then never mention the contest again?

  • May 9, 2005, 9:31 p.m. CST

    Count Dooku's sabre is WAY cooler than the rest

    by HanFiredFirst

    'Course, in our universe they're just fancy flashlights that don't actually have deadly force-field contained light coming out of them, but what the hey.

  • May 9, 2005, 10:04 p.m. CST

    Count Dooku's sabre is limp. Of course, he's 80.

    by I Dunno

    Obi Wan's from ANH is the coolest. Looks like Luke's from ROTJ. The TPM sabres are the worst. Even in the movies they looked plastic with big red buttons.

  • May 9, 2005, 10:26 p.m. CST

    Fluke Starbucker's lightsaber rocks them all!

    by pizzatheface

    Hardware Wars, man. You know it owns you.

  • May 9, 2005, 10:27 p.m. CST

    maybe it was low batteries

    by DocMcCoy

    and wait...there was a maul fx saber?LINK TO A PICTURE?

  • May 9, 2005, 10:48 p.m. CST

    Cool contest, but...

    by Snow Is Fun

    I, too, saw this lightsaber at Best Buy and it looked very pink, though I think that may have had to do with the lighting in the store. I'd imagine that it would look effing awesome in a dim room.

  • May 10, 2005, 12:08 a.m. CST

    Problem with this contest is...

    by AeroB of the many problems of the PT is that it constantly tries to appease the fans with little jokes, cameos, etc from the OT. It makes the SW universe feel small and takes away a lot of the sense of wonder from the story. So making some kind of amalgam of the OT and the PT seems a little contradictory to the intent of improving upon TPM/AotC. I suppose there are other things you could do to improve them (taking an obvious screen crap of a scene containing Jar-Jar and editing him out, for example), but mostly it seems like they'd be more subtle and unlikely the win because of that.

  • May 10, 2005, 12:34 a.m. CST

    I hope Captain Panaka gets a sabre up his ass!!!

    by BNITT

    That cynical, one-eyed bastard needs light sabre reality up his ass!

  • May 10, 2005, 12:46 a.m. CST

    Coolest Pulse Rifle Replica is in Japan

    by Ktak

    There used to be a limited production Pulse Rifle replica kit available here in Japan that was based around an "airsoft" Thompson submachine gun. The original Pulse Rifles used in the movie "Aliens" were built over real Thompsons. The kit that I saw had a working LED counter and fired 6mm airsoft plastic pellets in single-fire or full-auto mode. For those of you not familiar with airsoft guns, they're down-to-the-last-detail accurate replicas of real firearms that fire 6mm plastic pellets at up to 500 ft./sec. The replicas of semi-auto pistols even have "blowback" slides that cycle when fired to chamber a new round.

  • May 10, 2005, 12:47 a.m. CST

    Panaka's Revenge

    by AshFett

    Q: How geeky am I to point out that Captain Panaka isn't missing an eye but that it's his nephew Captain Typho who is? A: Pretty damn geeky. But still... I'm right and BNITT is wrong. That's... that's something! Oh wait, it's not.

  • May 10, 2005, 1:12 a.m. CST

    Life Partner eh?

    by jimmy_009

    Love that politically correct world we live in.

  • May 10, 2005, 1:20 a.m. CST

    That was odd ...

    by Shan

    After looking at the talkback, a window popped up asking for a password and log in and was called "restricted stuff" ... Did I find a secret door to the secret stuff on the aicn website? ... Well, considering all I did was click back on my browser, have no log in, no password and no interest in finding out, I guess I'll never know ...

  • May 10, 2005, 1:23 a.m. CST

    i saw that convert kit,ktak

    by DocMcCoy

    i'm a proud owner of a tokyo marui thompson m1a1...but i never really felt the need for that kit...

  • May 10, 2005, 6:37 a.m. CST

    What ever happened to...

    by bluemancbrit

    competitions with an easy multiple choice answer such as 'which character was the most annoying in TPM? a- Anakin (little Jake vrsion) b- Jar Jar c- all of the above and a tiebreak question such as 'describe in 20 words why YOU need a new shiny lightsaber, ah, the good old days. PS- I was sat behind the absolute double of the Simpsons comic book guy last night, but he was with a girl and at a sporting event which spoilt the effect slightly

  • May 10, 2005, 7:18 a.m. CST

    Why are we supposed to keep checking back here?

    by BarrelRider

    ...And why do I not know a fucking thing about how to manipulate pictures??? Gaaaaaa! I want the saber, but even Microsoft Phto editor is too advanced for me! Oh, and bluemancbrit: you're account of seeing Comic Book Guy made me piss myself! Was he, perchance, at a Man City game?

  • May 10, 2005, 7:59 a.m. CST

    BarrelRider !

    by bluemancbrit

    yeah, he was! well, Man City vs Man Utd reserves cup final last night (Monday)

  • May 10, 2005, 8:19 a.m. CST

    I don't understand why a contest can't be held right here on the

    by vikingkitty

    Who can come up with the best insult? Someone invite Cocolopez and DocPazuzu on over.

  • May 10, 2005, 9:17 a.m. CST


    by banthafodderUK

    i think i should get a prizes for telling cocolopez to get back to gnawing on his mum's hairy axe wound - but i dont want a lightsabre - I want a blowjob from sheila the crack whore (and, ok, i'll take the sabre too)

  • May 10, 2005, 9:29 a.m. CST

    I'm insulted.

    by Shigeru

    Sperm-burping cumlush? Does that count?

  • May 10, 2005, 9:37 a.m. CST


    by Malx

    Hah, brilliant. As for the rest, here's how to improve both The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones: Opening crawl, followed by end credits.

  • May 10, 2005, 10:26 a.m. CST

    by BlckDm

    The Saber is already mine!

  • May 10, 2005, 11:18 a.m. CST

    I also prefer Dooku's sabre.

    by rev_skarekroe

    A full-sized Darth Maul sabre would be cool, too.

  • May 10, 2005, 5:44 p.m. CST

    The Contest For Those That Need to Discover

    by zigster


  • May 11, 2005, 2:10 a.m. CST


    by Forestal

    And yet you post here.

  • May 11, 2005, 3:28 a.m. CST


    by Darth Melkor

    Yeah I sent an image.. I'm not sure if it falls within the rules, but oh well...

  • May 11, 2005, 12:01 p.m. CST

    The emperor's saber

    by Dannychico

    is clearly the coolest.

  • May 11, 2005, 12:06 p.m. CST

    My son and I saw them at Best Buy, too.

    by Big Bad Clone

    They are so damn cool, my son asked if he'd get hurt if he touched the glowing part. The designs are similar but I always like Obi Wan's from New Hope. It's kinda goofy and not sleek like the rest of them.

  • May 11, 2005, 5:22 p.m. CST

    What's the big secret, Herc?

    by Dannychico

    Why am I refreshing every half-second?

  • May 11, 2005, 9:38 p.m. CST

    checking back...

    by Madigozhin

    I've got something to submit, but should I wait til this big secret is revealed? What's this "rumor has it" bull crap.

  • May 11, 2005, 11:18 p.m. CST

    I'ma gonna win!

    by PMK

    Probably not. I'm sure everyone else put Portman's head on that Slave Leia body.

  • May 12, 2005, 11:21 a.m. CST

    The Force is with Me

    by Runawaybrain

    I wish we could see all the artwork send. I want to see the winer, but I would also like to see what everybody came out with. It is very interesting to see other's people's visions of one particular subject. Mr. Webmaster, could you please grant me this wish at the end of the contest?

  • May 12, 2005, 4:24 p.m. CST

    I Still have the Force

    by Runawaybrain

    I'm checking back the article... I wonder if the force left the article long time ago ...

  • May 12, 2005, 5:38 p.m. CST

    I Feel the Force

    by Runawaybrain

    I feel like Indiana Jones and the Lost Temple ... Ther's nobody around ... Hello...Hellooo...ellooo...lllooo.....ooooo.....oo...o...............

  • May 12, 2005, 9:02 p.m. CST

    Are we still supposed to be checking back?

    by PMK

    Cuz, you know, you said...

  • May 12, 2005, 9:38 p.m. CST


    by NNNOOO!!!

    I think only the guys who pasted Natalie's head on slave Leia's body are checking back. Mine kinda sucks. How'd yours turn out?

  • May 12, 2005, 9:59 p.m. CST

    Trivia Contest!


    Hello Everyone! My name is Amy Blanchard and I am the Customer Care/Collectors Society Manager at Master Replicas. I thought I would give you the opportunity to win one of our cool FXs right now!! I am going to post 3 trivia questions below. The first person to post the correct answers will win a Darth Vader EP. IV Force FX lightsaber! When I post you as the winner, please email customerservice@masterreplicas.comwith the date of the contest, that the contest was held at Aint-It-Cool, your full name and mailing address (no PO boxes please). Good luck!! 1. In which

  • May 12, 2005, 10:36 p.m. CST


    by Sardonica

    1. Attack of the Clones 2. Star Wars: A New Hope 3. Empire Strikes Back

  • May 12, 2005, 10:37 p.m. CST

    Answers to trivia contest

    by kryptonstudios

    1. Star Wars Episode 2: Attack of the Clones 2. Star Wars Episode 4: A New Hope 3: Star Wars Episode 5: The Empire Strikes Back

  • May 12, 2005, 10:42 p.m. CST

    We have a winner!!


    Way to go Sardonica!! Congrats!! Please go ahead and email us at customer service with your info and we will send out your lightsaber next week! Congrats again!! If anyone ever has any questions about Master Replicas or its products please go ahead and post them and I will be happy to answer them for you. I will be checking back from time to time to do contests such as this one and give out great prizes!!

  • May 12, 2005, 11:08 p.m. CST


    by Sardonica

    Wow! This is just GREAT!!! This has made my week... Thanks for hosting such a fun and exciting contest. I'll enjoy playing with the lightsaber with my son, and bringing it to the drive-in next weekend!!!

  • May 12, 2005, 11:20 p.m. CST

    No Way...

    by LOST_Grendel

    Did I really just miss this while I was reading the entire freakin talkback?

  • May 12, 2005, 11:23 p.m. CST

    You are Welcome!


    You are very welcome Sardonica! Thank you for taking the time to come out and play!! I have no doubt you and your son will have an awesome time with this lightsaber! It is awesome!!

  • May 13, 2005, 12:41 a.m. CST

    Re: Trivia

    by MrTea

    Now, technically, since all of the storm troopers are clones of Jango, wouldn't that mean that we really first met him in A New Hope? So where's my lightsabre? BAM!

  • May 13, 2005, 12:58 a.m. CST

    Nice Try!


    Nice try MrTea!! But technically, we met his clones, not him. I do love the answer though! I hope you will be able to join us in our next giveaway!! It definately sounds like you know your Star Wars!!

  • May 13, 2005, 1:35 a.m. CST

    by Madigozhin

    hmmm, seems fishy to me

  • May 13, 2005, 10:27 a.m. CST

    the trivia contest

    by NNNOOO!!!

    Aw man, I was 20 minutes too early. Congrats, Sardonica! P.S.: I like the idea of embedding contests in the talkbacks. More?

  • May 13, 2005, 11:04 a.m. CST

    Ask and you shall receive!


    Ok ThePhantomDennis! We will go ahead and play one more this week. Does right now work for everyone? Once I announce the winner, please send an email to with today's date, that the contest was held at Aint-It-Cool, your full name and mailing address and I will send you your prize! We will go ahead and play for another Darth Vader EP. IV Force FX lightsaber. The game is Star Wars Trivia. Good luck!! 1. The original Millennium Falcon design looked too close to a TV show spaceship, so it was changed to the present design. What was the show? 2. This general was in charge of the Rebel base. 3. What was the name of the Super Star Destroyer?

  • May 13, 2005, 11:25 a.m. CST

    by Phantasy Menace

    1. Space 1999 2. General Carlist 3. The Executor

  • May 13, 2005, 11:27 a.m. CST


    by Phantasy Menace

    1. Space 1999 2. General Rieekan 3. The Executor

  • May 13, 2005, 11:29 a.m. CST

    by Phantasy Menace

    1. Space 1999 2. General Rieekan 3. Kuat Drive Yards Super Star Destroyer

  • May 13, 2005, 11:29 a.m. CST

    by Phantasy Menace

    1. Space 1999 2. General Carlist 3. Kuat Drive Yards Super Star Destroyer

  • May 13, 2005, 11:32 a.m. CST

    We have a winner!


    Way to go Phantasy!! Your second answer was correct!!! 1. Space 1999 2. Rieekan 3. The Executor Please go ahead and send the email with your information and we will send out your Vader EP IV FX lightsaber! Congrats!

  • May 13, 2005, 11:37 a.m. CST

    Trivia contest

    by Steve615672

    1. Space 1999 2. General Dodonna 3. The Executor

  • May 13, 2005, 11:54 a.m. CST


    by Phantasy Menace

    I'll definitely be bringing my new Master Replica saber to the midnight showing! Maybe (just maybe) I'll let my 2-year old son Luke light it up. :) Thanks for the contest!!

  • May 13, 2005, 1:42 p.m. CST

    More Trivia!


    Hello again! I thought I would come in and play one more round of trivia to help pass the time in the loooooooooong wait until the movie opens! I will be back at 11:00 AM Pacific Time to play one more round. I hope to see you all there!

  • May 13, 2005, 2:04 p.m. CST

    MR Trivia


    Ok Everyone, I am going to give away one more Darth Vader EP IV Force FX Lightsaber. The same rules apply. I will post the name of the first person to get all answers right as the winner. There will only be one winner. If I posted your name please send us an email to with the date of the contest, that the contest was played at Aint-It-Cool, your full name and address. Good luck!! 1. EP I - What color is the Naboo Starfighter? 2. EP II - How long is Padme

  • May 13, 2005, 2:07 p.m. CST

    by Runawaybrain

    1-yellow +silver 2- 2 terms 3- cloud city / Taanab

  • May 13, 2005, 2:10 p.m. CST

    Need years


    Nice guess Runaway! You are close! I will however need the number of years for #2, not the terms.

  • May 13, 2005, 2:14 p.m. CST

    by Runawaybrain

    1- silver and yellow 2- 8 years 3- cloud cityy Tanaab

  • May 13, 2005, 2:16 p.m. CST

    MR Trivia

    by luminousGears

    1-yellow, silver 2-2 terms (8 years) 3-Cloud City

  • May 13, 2005, 2:16 p.m. CST

    You are correct!


    Congrats Runaway!! Way to go!! Please go ahead and send the email and we will get your prize off to you right away!! Thanks for playing and congrats again!

  • May 13, 2005, 2:17 p.m. CST

    by Runawaybrain

    1- Silver and yellow 2- 2 terms ( 8 years ) 3- Cloud City - Tanaab

  • May 13, 2005, 2:20 p.m. CST


    by netrix

    1- Silver and yellow 2- 2 terms ( 8 years ) 3- Cloud City of Bespin.

  • May 13, 2005, 2:20 p.m. CST


    by Runawaybrain

  • May 13, 2005, 2:22 p.m. CST

    Trivia - I think this could catch on.

    by netrix

    That was fun. Do it again! The only problem is the site doe not auto refreash so you have to keep releading before you submit an answer - hey that's part of the fun.

  • May 13, 2005, 2:23 p.m. CST


    by netrix

    Runawaybrain - well done.

  • May 13, 2005, 2:24 p.m. CST


    by Draal16

    I'm a fan, but not a huge fan. So the city is Cloud City, Tanaab, and it is only the planet that was called Bespin?

  • May 13, 2005, 2:24 p.m. CST

    Born in the UK

    by netrix

    Hey MRCUSTOMERCARE - If I had won it would have meant that you would have had to ship to the UK. Would that have been a problem?

  • May 13, 2005, 2:27 p.m. CST

    Thank you Netrix

    by Runawaybrain

    Keep on visiting this site; I'm sure it will happen again. Good luck

  • May 13, 2005, 2:31 p.m. CST

    Thanks Runawaybrain

    by netrix

    Yep. I'll keep tying. Enjoy your saber. It is very cool. A friend of mine has two MR Sabers and we tested them out last week. Most impressive build quality. The blade is very bright and the sounds are excellent. Do not believe people when they say the DV saber is pink. That only happens when the batteries are low or the ambient light is just too bright. Oh you are in for a real treate mate.

  • May 13, 2005, 2:32 p.m. CST


    by netrix

    I thought Tanaab was a person. Bespin is the gas giant that Cloud Ciy orbits.

  • May 13, 2005, 2:37 p.m. CST

    Re: Query

    by Draal16

    Thanks, it is just the planet then. Good to know for future reference. Further query about the MR Force FX Sabers, does any one know how resilient they are to impact? For example when swinging them to hear the different Sound Effects, how fragile are they if they hit something?

  • May 13, 2005, 2:37 p.m. CST

    Gas Giant

    by netrix

    I do not refer to a Gas Giant as in a star - rather a Jovian or Gas Planet.

  • May 13, 2005, 2:41 p.m. CST

    MR FX Sabers

    by netrix

    They will react to impacts. They have a tough outer shell and the glas inner tube. These are fairly pricey itmes to replace. However, they can be easily changed. I should stress that they should not be used for more than gentle interaction. Not for any mock fights. It's difficult to resist swing it around and start duelling with them though as the sound is very cool. Obviously don't try and thwack - just tap firmly.

  • May 13, 2005, 2:41 p.m. CST


    by chris222

    yeah, tenaab is not cloud city

  • May 13, 2005, 2:42 p.m. CST


    by Draal16

    Yeah, I know you meant the planetary version (I don't think stars are referred to in that manner anyway, there are red giants and such, but never heard of a gas giant). I always got the impresion Cloud City was built on repulsors, and not actually orbiting, but that is probably just a technicality. Has it been covered in the expanded fiction to describe its mechanisms?

  • May 13, 2005, 2:44 p.m. CST

    by insaneMovieGoer

    is there going to be anymore contest?

  • May 13, 2005, 2:44 p.m. CST


    by chris222

    The sabers are very durable. I don't understand it though, because the instructions for care say never to strike anything with it, yet there is a built in sound effect for when you strike it against stuff. You have to hit it really hard for it to make a noise, so i would say they are very durable. I would love to put battery acid all over the blade so when i hit people with it it actually burns them!

  • May 13, 2005, 11:53 p.m. CST

    if you win,,,

    by mclea

    then you will need these instructions:

  • May 14, 2005, 7:43 a.m. CST

    Winning Picture

    by netrix

    I'm looking forward to seeing who's one the main event. I've entered a few but they silly ones. If someone's done a serious one that is cool. I'd like to see it.

  • May 14, 2005, 7:44 a.m. CST


    by netrix

    You can talk to someone about these feelings.

  • May 14, 2005, 10:52 a.m. CST

    Any idea when the winner will be posted?

    by Phantasy Menace

    Looking forward to see what people came up with. Maybe some of the good still will be displayed.

  • May 14, 2005, 12:26 p.m. CST

    We want to see those Pictures ... Please

    by Runawaybrain

    I can't wait to see the winner and the runner ups.

  • May 14, 2005, 12:28 p.m. CST

    Pics posted

    by thedrunkenone

    I can't wait to see either. I am not sure if mine works, but I had Maul and Qui-Gon going at it in front of Tosche Station.

  • May 14, 2005, 1:30 p.m. CST

    my pic

    by insaneMovieGoer

    i hope i win, i put AT-ATs in the batlle of geonossis

  • May 14, 2005, 3:21 p.m. CST

    my pics

    by Sardonica

    I submitted a few pics, as well--but having won the trivia contest, I'll understand if I'm out of the running. I'd LOVE to see everyone elses pics, though---maybe after the contest some of us who feel like sharing can upload them somewhere and post links here? I submitted 5, and my favorite was a nearly completed Death Star looming in the sky above the burning Jedi building.

  • May 14, 2005, 3:39 p.m. CST

    great idea

    by Phantasy Menace

    I submitted a pic and I really am looking forward to seeing what everyone else came up with. I'd post the pix on my website if people are interested.

  • May 14, 2005, 4:09 p.m. CST

    Everyone's Pics

    by netrix

    There's some really interesting ideas . Come one Quint - Where's the Pics Man. The lightsaber is shaking in it's case, ready to leap into the hands of the lucky winner - but who is it???? I've got to say I'm very excited!

  • May 14, 2005, 4:53 p.m. CST


    by Darth_Juggalo

    it would be cool to see everyones anyone know of a good free image hosting site? if so than those who submitted pics can post them there is they are not the winner.

  • May 14, 2005, 5:11 p.m. CST

    by netrix

    I wonder if those nice folks at would put something on for us????

  • May 14, 2005, 7:30 p.m. CST

    Use Imageshack

    by thedrunkenone

    I think (I think) would work. Never used it myself, but I'll post mine (my idea, not my Photoshop work) up sometime and put a link up. Hopefully some of you put some up, I'd love to see everyone's.

  • May 14, 2005, 7:46 p.m. CST

    i'll post mine

    by insaneMovieGoer

    after the winner is announced.

  • May 14, 2005, 8:03 p.m. CST

    Post now

    by thedrunkenone

    It doesn't matter, go ahead and post now, the deadline was this morning.

  • May 14, 2005, 8:08 p.m. CST

    heres my pic

    by insaneMovieGoer

    its nothing to complex. something simple.

  • May 14, 2005, 8:16 p.m. CST

    your pic

    by chris222

    wow man, looks really nice. maybe we can guess who is going to win. Can anybody beat that one?

  • May 14, 2005, 8:19 p.m. CST

    i already now

    by insaneMovieGoer

    im chating with quint right now

  • May 14, 2005, 8:23 p.m. CST

    my pic

    by thebadoneandy

    I sent this in the same day the contest was posted.

  • May 14, 2005, 8:27 p.m. CST

    nice work

    by chris222

    nice work, did you add the blob in yourself to look like the landspeeder?

  • May 14, 2005, 8:27 p.m. CST

    Is Quint close to posting the winner?

    by Phantasy Menace

    and hopefully some of the other entries

  • May 14, 2005, 8:29 p.m. CST

    heh yeah

    by thebadoneandy

    the blobs are all I added. I couldn't screen grab my dvd so I just used an official wallpaper from I figured it still qualified as a still from episode 1.

  • May 14, 2005, 8:37 p.m. CST

    on a side note

    by thebadoneandy

    I played around with the vader model of the force fx light saber at best buy today. Pretty sweet little toy.

  • May 14, 2005, 8:44 p.m. CST

    here's mine

    by darthskiddoo

    I think it came out pretty cool. I captured the images from the dvd's. It took me a while to get the lighting right. I had to redo the lightsabers cuz the originals looked real crappy and I added the x-wing in the background. Cant wait to see all the entries :)

  • May 14, 2005, 8:53 p.m. CST


    by thedrunkenone

    That's cool darthskiddoo, nice PS work. Great on the lightsabers as well. That is not my work, but only my idea. Had a friend do this so he could get a lightsaber.

  • May 14, 2005, 9:05 p.m. CST


    by darthskiddoo

    Thanks! I like your friends too. So if he wins are you two gonna share the saber ;)

  • May 14, 2005, 9:15 p.m. CST

    Sharing sabers, no

    by thedrunkenone

    Nah, I already have one. We're probably gonna duel in downtown Minneapolis some night though.

  • May 14, 2005, 9:17 p.m. CST


    by darthskiddoo

    cool! which one do you have?

  • May 14, 2005, 9:17 p.m. CST

    anymore pics?

    by insaneMovieGoer

    anybody else wanna share their pic?

  • May 14, 2005, 9:19 p.m. CST


    by thedrunkenone

    I have the Vader one, I bought it at Borders sometime last year. I love it, very cool device it is. It looks absolutely amazing in the dark, sounds great, and when the batteries are full power, the motion sensor is dead on to make the idle hum sounds.

  • May 14, 2005, 9:20 p.m. CST

    Here's what I came up with...

    by Phantasy Menace

  • May 14, 2005, 9:21 p.m. CST

    Phantasy Menace

    by thedrunkenone

    Hahahahahaha, yours if fucking awesome!!! I'm saving that fucker.

  • May 14, 2005, 9:29 p.m. CST


    by chris222

    awesome pics. I wish i knew how to post mine. Anyone have any idea how many people entered this contest? Mine involves the rancor.

  • May 14, 2005, 9:31 p.m. CST

    by chris222

    I also have some skyhoppers in place of podracers

  • May 14, 2005, 9:35 p.m. CST


    by thedrunkenone

    You could sign up on and upload it there. I look forward to seeing yours.

  • May 14, 2005, 9:36 p.m. CST


    by darthskiddoo

    the Phantasy Menace is awesome!!!!!

  • May 14, 2005, 9:40 p.m. CST

    by thedrunkenone

    Yeah man, that's my fave so far. No idea if it is quite in the spirit of this contest, but goddamn, definately had to download that.

  • May 14, 2005, 9:44 p.m. CST

    another photoshop comp

    by macmangan

    Hey guys, nice stuff. I can't wait to see more. Here's my attempt. It's another degobah, but I thought it would be cool for Ani to face himself in the cave.

  • May 14, 2005, 9:49 p.m. CST

    by chris222

    Here is one of palps right after the conclave.

  • May 14, 2005, 9:50 p.m. CST

    Palps for POPE!!!

    by thedrunkenone

    Palpy as pope, I love it!!! Ha, not far from real life huh?

  • May 14, 2005, 9:52 p.m. CST


    by chris222 also, does anyone know how to change the password for these talkbalks logins?

  • May 14, 2005, 9:53 p.m. CST

    my favorite picure

    by chris222

  • May 14, 2005, 9:54 p.m. CST


    by thedrunkenone

    That one's badass!!!!

  • May 14, 2005, 9:57 p.m. CST

    Some very good stuff!

    by Phantasy Menace

    keep em coming!

  • May 14, 2005, 10:31 p.m. CST

    Here's Mine

    by Apocalypse666

  • May 14, 2005, 10:42 p.m. CST

    one other one

    by chris222 I really wish episode II did look like this. I really don't care to see the evolution of the ships. I want star destoryers, AT-ATs, or at least something that looks more primative than OT technology. I think it would have been cool to show the x-wings in the PT, kind of to show that the rebel alliance has to use old beat up ships while the empire gets new ties. Anyway, hope everyone likes the pics. I worked hard on them and had fun.

  • May 14, 2005, 10:45 p.m. CST

    Wet Willie of Doom

    by animateden

    Here is a look at mine: -Den

  • May 14, 2005, 10:45 p.m. CST

    Holy Shit

    by thedrunkenone

    Super fucking cool Chris!!! I completely agree with you, having a scene like that in Ep II would rule.

  • May 14, 2005, 10:57 p.m. CST

    Master Replicas person.... come back!!!

    by thedrunkenone

    Damn, I wish the MR person would come back. Even though I have the Vader one, I wonder if they did one more contest if they would place a Luke saber instead if that was choice.

  • May 14, 2005, 11:25 p.m. CST

    The Beersaber

    by thedrunkenone

    Well, whilst we wait for more pics to show, go here and see the Beersaber:

  • May 15, 2005, 12:51 a.m. CST

    The Jedi Meditation room - OT STYLE!

    by Steve615672

    I hated the meditation room from AOTC -- WTF was up with the windowblinds and ottomans??? -- Here's my improved version:

  • May 15, 2005, 12:59 a.m. CST

    Other Steve

    by thedrunkenone

    That fucking rules, I love that pic.

  • May 15, 2005, 2:16 a.m. CST

    my pics

    by Sardonica

    Here are the 5 pics I entered: And my FAVORITE:

  • May 15, 2005, 8:58 a.m. CST

    by darthskiddoo

    HEY! in Steve615672 pic, how come I see another person in front of vader. Looks like a woman....OMG! is she giving him head!

  • May 15, 2005, 11 a.m. CST


    by Steve615672

    Darthskiddoo: Yeah, and Ben is sitting over there thinking "This used to be an elegant room, for a more civilized age..."

  • May 15, 2005, 11:42 a.m. CST

    My entries

    by Rex Stetson

    My entries can be viewed here:

  • May 15, 2005, 1:56 p.m. CST


    by thebadoneandy

    anyone know when quint is going to annouce the winner?

  • May 15, 2005, 1:57 p.m. CST


    by Phantasy Menace

    Do you know if Quint is going to putting the winner up today?

  • May 15, 2005, 2:11 p.m. CST

    I WON!!!!

    by thedrunkenone

    Just kidding, wasn't even my entry. When the hell is Quint gonna get to this? I'm anxious to see what won, and is he gonna post it as a new topic on the site or post it on this buried one?

  • May 15, 2005, 2:20 p.m. CST

    Maybe you have to sleep with Paula Abdul to win...

    by Steve615672

    Me too, drunkenone -- I want to see what everyone else came up with. Or at least pick the top ten entries for us to see and make a new article in the top stories section. I wish I would've had the time to come up with a second entry!

  • May 15, 2005, 2:21 p.m. CST

    another one

    by Sardonica

    Here's another one. Jedi Jawa:

  • May 15, 2005, 2:22 p.m. CST


    by Sardonica

    Whoops, wrong link. Here's Jedi Jawa: Here's another one. Jedi Jawa:

  • May 15, 2005, 2:25 p.m. CST

    by thedrunkenone

    Yeah man, it's been cool to see all of them posted so far, yours fucking rules. I already have the saber they are giving away, so I passed my ideas on to a friend and he created it, hopefully he can get the saber so we can duel and make asses out ourselves in public. I drink too much to spend time with Photoshop, but he had the time and I think he did a great job with my idea. The only other idea I could think of was to have the Falcon taking off from Tattoine in a still from Ep I, but I thought that to be a bit lame.

  • May 15, 2005, 2:32 p.m. CST


    by thedrunkenone

    You won one of the contests on here earlier I believe. Just curious if they are sending out your saber right away or if you have to wait a while? You'll enjoy it, I have one and it's damn cool, especially with little/no lighting.

  • May 15, 2005, 2:33 p.m. CST

    by Steve615672

    Thanks, drunkenone. I started another one but didn't come close to finishing it in time. I had an AT-ST wreaking havoc in the Naboo hangar bay from Epsiode I, with the Death Star's walls and textures replacing the background. The Vader saber looks really sweet -- my girlfriend gave me one of those lame plastic kiddie sabers that they sell at toy stores. I'd love to have the Master Replicas FX version!

  • May 15, 2005, 2:37 p.m. CST


    by thedrunkenone

    Cool man, that sounds awesome, even though unfinished, I'd love to see it if you could upload it. Am I wrong, or is this the most civil/supportive Talkback on this entire site? And the Vader saber is damn sweet, that whole pink shit people were talking at the beginning, is only because of a fully lit room, dime the lights and it's a beautiful peice of work. Feels great, almost dead on accuracy of the hilt, feels wonderful. If only they had this when I was a kid.

  • May 15, 2005, 2:43 p.m. CST

    by insaneMovieGoer

    quint alredy wrote the article, the webmaster just has to put it up on the site. he said it was either yesterday evening (which didnt happen) or tonight. i already know what the winning pic is, but i havent seen it, he just described it to me.

  • May 15, 2005, 2:45 p.m. CST

    Inform Us

    by thedrunkenone

    Describe it to us then.

  • May 15, 2005, 2:47 p.m. CST


    by Steve615672

    Here's my seriously unfinshed one -- this one requires a lot more work. I wanted to add the Death Star elevator shafts and replace the Naboo starfighters with Xwings and Ywings, and also have a couple jedi up front deflecting the AT-ST's laser fire.

  • May 15, 2005, 2:48 p.m. CST

    My Entry

    by MrTea

    After seeing some of the ones posted in the tb's, I'm not so sure I got what it takes, but everyone seems interested in seeing what other people came up with, so here's my before and after:

  • May 15, 2005, 2:49 p.m. CST

    by thedrunkenone

    Damn cool man, I imagine the final result.

  • May 15, 2005, 2:51 p.m. CST

    by thedrunkenone

    I think that looks ok. I don't really think this is an art contest though, so no worries. I think it's going more for the idea and concept behind it. At least that's what I'm hoping for, I hate to see a great idea go down the drain just 'cause someone didn't have the best Photoshop skills.

  • May 15, 2005, 2:54 p.m. CST

    the winning pic

    by insaneMovieGoer

    is from episode II in the controll room with dooku and the hologram. but instead it's showing the hologram from ANH or JEDI, he just said the one in the briefing with the rebellion.

  • May 15, 2005, 2:56 p.m. CST

    Damn IT

    by thedrunkenone

    Now I have to pay for another one for a good duel.

  • May 15, 2005, 3:21 p.m. CST

    Okay, I'm out. What do you Think of my Image?

    by Runawaybrain

    I wanted to get the feeling of the original films. I always loved the team work that the main characters had, so I created an image that cloud show the same togetherness. I even placed JarJar in the image because before I saw episode I, I pictured him as a Chewbacca kind of character; a little odd, but a great friend and fighter. In the new films I missed Master Jedi Qui-Gon Jinn as a ghost; the same way Obi Wan used to show himself up infront of Luke. I always expected him to appear to Anakin and Obi Wan to try to guide de confuse Skywalker. I hope you like the image:

  • May 15, 2005, 3:22 p.m. CST

    What the heck, here's mine:

    by NNNOOO!!!

  • May 15, 2005, 3:39 p.m. CST

    here's my pic

    by DowntownCB

  • May 15, 2005, 3:52 p.m. CST

    Slaves we all are

    by thedrunkenone

    Awesome to see Natalie in the slave garb. I think she should really do that for some geekfest photo op or something.

  • May 15, 2005, 4:26 p.m. CST

    lightsaber shipped

    by Sardonica

    thedrunkenone-- yeah, I won the first trivia contest. Master Replicas responded to my email and said that they were shipping the lightsaber out on Friday, so I'm hoping to have it tomorrow or the next day... And yeah, I was also thinking that this is the most civil talkback I've ever read...!!!

  • May 15, 2005, 4:49 p.m. CST


    by thedrunkenone

    That's damn awesome, you will enjoy the saber very much. You will find yourself waking up feeling the need to piss, go piss, then think to yourself, "I have a MR saber, it's dark." Then you will light it up over and over watching the light come from the hilt up, and watch it go down, and you'll swing it all around just to hear how the motion sensors pick up the movements and make the sounds of the movements.

  • May 15, 2005, 4:55 p.m. CST

    Enjoy your Lightsaber Sardonica!!!

    by Runawaybrain

    Sardonica said: I was also thinking that this is the most civil talkback I've ever read...!!! You are right Sardonica, we are all united by the same cause. Enjoy your Lightsaber!!! I won the last contest, but I havent received any e-mail from Master Replicas. How long did they take before you got an answer back?

  • May 15, 2005, 4:55 p.m. CST

    MR saber

    by thedrunkenone

    I got my saber in December or January at Borders, I got the display model (only one they had left for $90). It takes 6 AA batteries, and for being a display model and me playing with it alot, still haven't had to change batteries. I do notice the motion sensors do not work on low batteries, but when I got it, they were dead on. It's a very cool thing to own.

  • May 15, 2005, 5:01 p.m. CST

    My 4 pics

    by kilerb

  • May 15, 2005, 5:02 p.m. CST

    The end of civilization as we know it

    by thedrunkenone

    As I've pointed out long ago, and finally a couple people agree, this is probably the most civil/supportive Talkback in the recent history of AICN. And to help promote that, I, personally would like to thank all that have posted their pics for this contest. Apparently none of us on this have won, but was great to see what people have done. Some may not have been in the spirit of the contest, but were a wonderful thing to see for us geeks. I hope more start showing up again soon.

  • May 15, 2005, 5:06 p.m. CST


    by kilerb

    I agree...

  • May 15, 2005, 5:10 p.m. CST


    by thedrunkenone

    Thanks Kilerb, and cool pics. I'm actually really curious of what program everyone used. And if you used Photoshop, did you actually pay for it?

  • May 15, 2005, 5:12 p.m. CST


    by thedrunkenone

    Sorry, probably a really dumb question, and since this site is a hair on the popular site, it may be in your best interest to not answer that unless you did actually pay for it.

  • May 15, 2005, 5:12 p.m. CST


    by Runawaybrain

    I used Photoshop, and I paid for it.

  • May 15, 2005, 5:14 p.m. CST

    In short

    by thedrunkenone

    In short, I am not answering that question.

  • May 15, 2005, 5:26 p.m. CST


    by Phantasy Menace

    I used Photoshop as well. My image may not have been exactly what Quint was looking for but I had fun with it. Removing Jar Jar from the scene was enjoyable. I won the 2nd trivia contest and my lightsaber was shipped on Friday!

  • May 15, 2005, 5:34 p.m. CST


    by kilerb

    WANT A LIGHT SABER!!!!!!! :)

  • May 15, 2005, 5:39 p.m. CST

    by thedrunkenone

    You're pic was awesome Phantasy Menace, so awesome I saved that to my computer.

  • May 15, 2005, 5:44 p.m. CST

    Competition Pics

    by netrix

    Here's my attempts.

  • May 15, 2005, 5:47 p.m. CST

    phantasy menace

    by kilerb

    Yours was definitely awesome... Very creative. Not sure why there's a sand person hanging out with them, but he has the perfect head nod for checking out Ani's toy!

  • May 15, 2005, 5:54 p.m. CST

    Here's my pic

    by dago-bra It was fun to see what everyone came up with. Cool stuff. I thought I'd share my still too. Can't wait to see the winner.

  • May 15, 2005, 5:54 p.m. CST

    The winner is...

    by netrix

    I think Quint will have a tough time deciding the winner as there are some really nice submissions. Good luck everyone.

  • May 15, 2005, 5:58 p.m. CST


    by Phantasy Menace

    I liked the absurdity of a Sandperson (from ANH) eating lunch with the gang... knowing eventually that he'd kill Shmi. :)

  • May 15, 2005, 6:02 p.m. CST

    dago bra

    by kilerb

    Hahah... I do like how yours has a unique feel to it. Almost like you added an artsy feel to it with the coloring.

  • May 15, 2005, 6:40 p.m. CST

    is it true

    by chris222

    Is it true that the winner is some scene from EP II in the war room with dooku? How does anyone know? Yeah, i had fun doing this too. here are my links again. good luck everyone. were going to need it if the thing about the winning picture is true!

  • May 15, 2005, 6:54 p.m. CST

    The Phantom Winner

    by Runawaybrain

    " The winner shows an image from Episode II in the controll room with dooku and the hologram. but instead it's showing the hologram from ANH or JEDI, he just said the one in the briefing with the rebellion." This doesn't sound very creative. I've seen more cool stuff in this message board. I guess we'll have to wait a little bit more. Even though it doesn't sound out of the ordinary, it might look wicked.

  • May 15, 2005, 7:13 p.m. CST


    by Sardonica

    I emailed Master Replicas a few minutes after winning the contest. Heard nothing so I emailed them again the next day, politely asking for a confirmation that they received my email. They responded about an hour later and said they were shipping same day.

  • May 15, 2005, 7:31 p.m. CST

    Thank You Sardonica

    by Runawaybrain

    I will try that. Thank you again.

  • May 15, 2005, 8:19 p.m. CST

    some more to look at

    by yodasteve

    here are four i sent:<p><p><p>'swinningsA.jpg

  • May 15, 2005, 8:43 p.m. CST


    by thedrunkenone

    Love the name, and you're correct on how fun it is to see what everyone came up with. I think I've seen them all that have posted. Not a single one has sucked, all great to see. And is even more awesome making this probably the first talkback in AICN history where there's no assholes posting.

  • May 15, 2005, 9:06 p.m. CST


    by kilerb

    It really is amazing how many haters there are out there and how negative they have to be to make themselves feel good for some reason. Oh well! Good work everyone!

  • May 15, 2005, 9:46 p.m. CST

    Oh well

    by Steve615672

    I agree -- I've enjoyed looking at everyone's contributions and it's been the most positive talkback I can ever remember reading. I vote MRfx sabers for everyone! -- What do you say, Quint?

  • May 15, 2005, 10:25 p.m. CST

    NS Steve

    by thedrunkenone

    No shit Steve, we all deserve a saber for being positive and supportive of each other which has never ever happened before on this site.

  • May 15, 2005, 10:45 p.m. CST

    Here's mine

    by Atomic Playboy

    Cool pics everyone... Thought I would post mine also...

  • May 15, 2005, 10:48 p.m. CST

    Positive Feedback

    by dago-bra

    I was recently at Celebration III in Indianapolis and I have to say that Star Wars fans are some of the friendliest people around. I'm not surprised that this talkback is positive, but this is my first time participating in one. Kilerb, thanks for the feedback. I enjoyed all of yours. Fun! Yours was great too, Drunkenone. I tried to choose a user name that indicated I was a female fan. Are there any other chics entered in this?

  • May 15, 2005, 11:07 p.m. CST

    talkback contest

    by insaneMovieGoer

    maybe we should have our own little contest after the winner is posted.

  • May 15, 2005, 11:28 p.m. CST


    by thedrunkenone

    Thanks Dago-Bra, was not my work though, only my idea. And I wish I could hit C3. Insane Movie Goer, that's a good idea.

  • May 15, 2005, 11:40 p.m. CST

    My Pics

    by lrpebler

  • May 16, 2005, 5:21 p.m. CST

    Well That's that.

    by netrix

    Not even in the top 20. Damn I'm gutted. It was fun doing it. I hope we get the chance to do it again. This time can we just draw or create from scratch. I'm not sure about the winner but it's what Quint likes. I liked so many of the images everyone has done. I feel like there's a strong following of like minded people out there. Mad as hell, but with a common bond. How about a competition for the TV series? Like get to have a part in it, or design a space ship or set or something?

  • May 23, 2005, 3:50 p.m. CST

    late for the hell of it..

    by godaikin

  • June 9, 2005, 12:32 a.m. CST

    These are some great pics

    by Thirteen 13

    Is there anyway that you all can combine your efforts and retool every frame in Episode One and transform it into an actual Star Wars movie? I&#39;m fairly confident you all could. There may be hope for an Episode One remake yet.