okay, so at first you may be slightly put off by the cheap packaging and lack of any real photos of the lightsabre in its extended form, but once you've handed over your £8 and extended the balde of the sabre you can't help but feel like an accomplished jedi knight. you'll be pulling off swipes, blocks and slashes in your bedroom and actually believing that you are winning a fight against the awesome Darth Maul or even the great Darth Vader. you will no doubt look like a complete fool swinging around a glowing plastic sword but hey, its fun. enjoy yourself. another inviting thing about these sabres is their accuracy to the sabres used in the movies. superficially they are spot on, the ridges, the buttons, the belt hook, everything is where it should be (the sabre is slightly larger than the ones in the movies but that was necessary to accomodate a metre of tubing). the weight distribution is also near-perfect. the blade is supposed to be massless and the batteries at the end of the hilt balance it out perfectly making the centre of mass at the centre of the hilt, just where it should be. okay, now the bad points: the plastic used for the blade is a bit too thin making it susceptible to damage such as creasing and also after you've hit a few too many things the blade pics up a loose feeling. it doesn't actually come loose but it just feels a little unstable. other than that this is a damn cool £8 worth of plastic. a must for any padawan or sith apprentice.