All my current electronic lightsabers, Darth Maul, Qui-Gon, Anakin, Mace Windu are over 3 years old at least. I just bought the Mace Windu one but it's just a repackage I think if not just an exact reproduction of what they did for the earlier Mace Windu one.. But this new Obi-Wan one is really really cool.. I just wanted one until Force FX came out with one but this one is great for $16 bucks it no longer has the motion sensor but that's ok, the other sounds are ruffly the same except the idle hum isn't so high-frequency which is really good. There's now a vibration effect when you hit something with it and it makes the L-saber flash. It's not that great but it's cool that there's that feature. What's really great is the light.. I think they must use LCDs now (also you can tell it's a new model, which we all know it is, since it uses double A's, now I can have batteries in more than one Lightsaber lol). It's really bright but like a true blue which is really cool. I really hope the Ultimate Lightsaber uses the same technologies for the light and the batteries. How are the new Anakin and Yoda lightsabers? Yoda's a repackage but is the new Anakin just as good light wise? I figure since it plus the Ultimate Lightsaber have clear tubes this is what they must use.