For Tyeth takes Flyte – I’ve added a new saber to my personal collection!

Hello Everybody, bet you didn’t think I’d be posting today and so soon after my regular weekend slot. WELL….I have some exciting news…I have managed to acquire through a game of chance a new lightsaber! Sort of! I discovered that a well known saber supply company based in Hong Kong was releasing a new saber for the Black Friday Sales and as I had some spare credits I managed to snag one of the first batch of 100 they were selling!

NOW BEFORE I GO ANY FURTHER I WILL POINT OUT FOR LEGAL REASONS, THAT I AM JUST A CUSTOMER AND HAVE PURCHASED ONE OF THESE HILTS. I AM IN NO WAY CONNECTED TO OR ASSOCIATED WITH THIS COMPANY. OK?

Image Credit: The PachStore

As you can see the hilt is named the “Flyte” and is quite a reasonable price. A very good price in fact considering the features this hilt packs (though after the first 100 are sold the price will go up to $139 and at the time of writing this there were only 8 left!) Not only is the saber machined from aircraft grade Aluminium but it features a chassis system to hold all the internal components securely so they don’t rattle around inside and get damaged. The hilt has lights AND sounds – multiple colours of light and multiple sets of sound effects so I can mix and match. One day I may feel a bit moody and switch the blade to Red, or another day I might set the saber to sound like Luke Skywalkers’. The on site video says that the sounds are configurable via the USB connector so I think I may be able to load new sets of sounds onto the saber when I get bored of the default effects. So this hilt has multiple colours, sounds and the sounds are “Blended” so they don’t have gaps or clicking noises when each recording starts/stops as you swing the hilt. It has the chassis to make the hilt “duel worthy” meaning when I’m at a Comic Con in future and any little Sith or Jedi have a swing at me the saber will withstand any potential damage 😀

The saber is available in plain silver, black or a vivid red finish though I chose a black version (I already have a regular silver coloured hilt and thought black would contrast nicely for a change).

The reason I got this hilt is so when I am at Comic Cons (hopefully) I will have my costume and two hilts so folk can pose with me and have a saber too if they don’t happen to have one. But for now I am eagerly awaiting for it to be delivered. I’ll let you know about it as soon as I get it and do an unboxing review.

That’s my news for today, thanks for checking it out. Now as long as I’m not breaking any rules I’ll leave the link to the PachStore’s saber pages below so you can take a look (they also sell movie collectibles).

The Pach Store Lightsaber page: https://www.thepachstore.com/collections/custom-sabers

Till next time…..

“The Flyte” lightsaber is a product of the PachStore based in Hong Kong. For Tyeth/FTSabersite are not associated or connected to the company in any way, I have just purchased one of these sabers on offer. Any trademarks/copyrights, images or IPs belong to their respective owners.

13 thoughts on “For Tyeth takes Flyte – I’ve added a new saber to my personal collection!”

  1. FT – that is a most EXCELLENT idea and very cool of you to have a spare lightsaber for anyone wanting to pose with you! So thoughtful 😀 I love the hitl, it’s actually quite beautiful 🙂

    1. Hi there, the idea occurred to me after my last Convention I attended. There was a booth with a full sized Wampa figure and the owners had a few Hasbro sabers for people to use when posing for a photo with it. Well I was stood nearby when a family of 3 went to get a picture – unfortunately the booth only had 2 hilts so the father and daughter got the sabers and Mum looked a bit left out so I handed her my own hilt. I just said “Here use mine…just press the button” Well, you should have seen the Mum jump with shock and delight when it snapped into life!! My saber just overpowered the Hasbro hilts and as it is green it stood out. I didn’t get my saber back for around 30 mins as more folk turned up and borrowed it too. Here are a couple of pics showing the Hasbro on the floor next to the Wampa and then my saber (both taken on my camera phone so no editing)…

      I think my saber was more powerful that day 😀
      And the new Flyte is quite beautiful in a simple elegant way. It also has a smooth handgrip so I could add a leather wrap to it or maybe some etchings. Can’t wait to get my hands on it.

      1. Oh wow that is AMAZING lol the difference is so obvious – why is your one so much brighter lol – you definitely have some of the best star wars fandom stories 🙂

      2. Hi again, thank you very much…my saber is brighter due to the facts that green lightwaves are more visible to the human eye so appear brighter/fuller. My saber also benefits from having one high powered LED module. The module contains 4 LED bulbs that are focused behind a lens to direct much more light down the blade – also the blade has several layers of diffusion film(cellophane or Saran Wrap) to reflect the light outwards as it travels down the blade too. The Hasbro hilts have about 50 much smaller less powerful LEDs connected in a “daisy chain” that enable it to have the extend and retract effect (mine doesn’t have have this effect – it just bursts into life) But this scrolling effect makes the Hasbro hilts dimmer overall. Finally my saber runs with a Lithium Ion rechargable battery whilst the Hasbros have 3 AA sized batteries which don’t have the same oomph!

      3. That is very cool 🙂 I guess you get what you pay for right? How much more expensive is your lightsaber compared to the Hasbro ones?

      4. I just priced up a Hasbro Black Series (their latest version) and they are between £219-£249. My saber which I bought 4 years ago cost me £198.47. However I did get hit with import tax and VAT so it cost nearer £260 overall with shipping.

      5. That’s around 500 NZD which is a considerable amount of money but well worth it in my opinion. I don’t buy sabers but I do admire people who collect them – especially when they look so awesome 🙂

      6. Yes I’m afraid it is win some – lose some when it comes to saber collecting, especially for Zealanders and Australians. However the store which sells the Flyte has a range of basic hilts which still have more features than a Hasbro Black Series and are “duel worthy” which Hasbro aren’t (they are more a collectible because all the little LEDs are more fragile. They can get damaged and leave “dark gaps” in the blade where LEDs have blown) However I sense (through the Force) you may be tempted to buy a saber at some point so if you need any advice or tech talk let me know and I’ll do my best to advise you on how to get what you want. OK!

  2. Exciting! The Flyte looks pretty cool and for a decent price too. Nice idea to carry a spare so others can pose with you – always the considerate Jedi that you are 🙂

    1. Hi there TVTA, I couldn’t believe the price when I saw it – the cost to feature ratio is way beyond most on the market. The quality remains to be seen but the company (Ultimate Works) that machined/builds these sabers have a good reputation. Time will tell. And I figured if I was going to be in costume then members of the public would want to stand side by side with me holding a saber too,

      1. I certainly will post pictures and an “unboxing” review. I can say the hilt seems to be popular as I checked the store about 3 hours ago and they report only having one hilt left in stock from the first batch – so the Force was with me helping to get one!

        EDIT: As I typed this the Flyte has sold out! And the price is now $124 (using a $15 saving – the full price being $139)

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