“Electronic Core Collection” – A range of “Plug and Play” sabers

Hello Everybody, hope all of you are in good form. I know I am in a good mood as I have news of yet another “new arrival” at For Tyeth Towers and I have a new collection to showcase today. More on the new arrival later but first to my new collection of hilts which I gave a small sneak peek at (I think it was a few months back) when I did my Nerf inspire range. These sabers are a collection of basic hilts that have a modular or “Core” design where the electronics are housed in an interchangeable chassis system, a frame to hold the internal components securely). The chassis as mentioned holds the circuit board, battery, speaker and LED bulbs securely to prevent damage but the chassis also allows you to remove these parts and quickly install them in a new hilt. Sometime this type of tech is known as “Plug and Play”. Anyhoo whichever name is used a chassis looks a bit like this:

This system makes it slightly more cost effective to build up a collection of sabers because you can buy/make one Chassis Core and then mulitiple “empty hilts” or modular parts to interchange making your own distinctive style. A few custom saber companies make these “Empties” and modular parts so I decided to come up with a range of my own. So here is my FT Electronic Core Collection:

Long time viewers/readers may just remember these preview images I posted back in April! I went for a mixture of lengths from Youngling/child friendly one handed hilts to full length double hander hilts with the option for two blades! But all utilise the chassis system so one Core could be used for all the hilts (of course one hilt at a time 😀). Here are a few more close up Glamour shots with each hilt separately:

Next up the twin “Black Sun” sabers:

And finally the Silver Streak family:

I am kinda drawn to the twin “Black Suns” hilts personally but I think all of them have a charm about them. Then again, I DO have a bit of a thing for dark hilts at the moment – which brings me to my news of a new arrival….

You may remember last December I revealed my “Ultimate Works Flyte” lightsaber I purchased, well I discovered another very nice and slightly more advanced saber at a great price and….I bought one! This new saber has some very “trick” custom technology installed in it called “Xenopixel ” which means it has the ability to do some amazing effects my normal sabers can’t. This is because the “Xenopixel Blade” has 122 LEDs mounted along the inside of the blade tube and these can be triggered individually so you can program them to appear on/off at different times creating scrolling effects – sort of like the scrolling LED shop window signs. The saber I ordered came in on Wednesday (21st Oct) and I have been amazed how good it is! It also sounds awesome too with the ability to install numerous different sets of sounds to replicate different character’s hilts. I bought the saber from Padawan Outpost in the UK and here is one of their product images of the hilt named the IOTA:

Courtesy of Padawan Outpost

I tried to get a few pictures of my own but this saber is BRIGHT and my camera phone had difficulty photographing it…then I needed to charge the saber fully so I hope to have a full review and maybe a video of this beauty in action with my Flyte hilt soon – they make an awesome matching pair!

That just about wraps up this post and my “Electronic Core Collection”. Thanks so much for checking them out and I hope you will all call back to see my upcoming new saber review. I also have a few “Visions” – designs inspired by Disney/Lucasfilm’s new animated series of Anime shows…and a few more LEGO creations to showcase. But for now I’d like to thank you all whether a long time reader, or a newcomer, you are all much appreciated. If you like what you see here then please comment, like and if not already subscribe so you miss nothing and spread the word about FTSabersite! Till next time….

“Electronic Core Collection” is a collection of designs by For Tyeth/FTSabersite built and rendered in Blender 3D and are ©Copyright of For Tyeth/FTSabersite 2016-2021. The product image of the “IOTA” saber is from Padawan Outpost. I AM NOT IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH PADAWAN OUTPOST – I AM JUST A SATISFIED CUSTOMER – AND I HAVE RECIEVED NO REWARD OR PAYMENT FOR MENTIONING THEM HERE. (OK legal bit covered!)

7 thoughts on ““Electronic Core Collection” – A range of “Plug and Play” sabers”

  1. A very cool collection, FT. I too am drawn to the twin Black Sun version… something about it that makes it stand out from the others (which are cool too).
    The Xenopixel looks and (sounds) exciting!
    Re: the Zombiestrike chassis… I can think of a certain Marshal currently in peril in the French abandoned zone who could use a saber like this!!

    1. Hello Mage, I think you can’t go wrong with a black and gold scheme – it just has a regal and powerful draw to it. The longer of the two “Suns” is actually a one handed staff with two blades.
      And maybe, if you like I could build a “Marshall Model 500” but I don’t want to cause any spoilers – I don’t know how your story will unfold yet – you are a cunning writer and probably have a twist or two left.
      And the Xenopixel is awesome having animated effects in the blade. It is slightly heavier so my forearms are getting a workout gripping the extra weight but it’s so much fun. I’m just finding making a short video difficult as I only have a smartphone for a camera and no tripod!

      1. Awesome FT. A Marshal Model 500 saber would be excellent. I already have a blueprint idea (as she uses something very similar to a lightsaber later in the series). I’ll be finishing S1 soon then I’ll zip you my ideas and you can do your magic!

    1. Hello Resa, so far most people I have spoken with like the Black Suns hilts the best…it has to be the black/gold combo again being regal looking. I am doing ok thanks, I’m just getting bogged down trying to edit a video on my old laptop…my new lightsaber arrived and I hoped to show it off but static images wouldn’t do it justice.

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