My 3DLightFX Star Wars Darth Vader Hand with Lightsaber Light arrived and I couldn't wait to take it out of the box. But, I had to do it in a way that I could hide it from my kids, since I plan to surprise them with the lightsaber light and mask for Christmas. I didn't place it on my wall, because I don't want anyone to see it yet. But, I did light it up and test it for the purpose of this review.
Although there were photo instructions, the product was pretty basic and easy to assemble without even looking at it. As mentioned previously, I had no intention of mounting it to the wall at this point. My plan was to check the light to make sure it works, and place it under the Christmas tree with the mask I am going to purchase.
In the box was the hand (glove), red light extension piece, assembly instructions, cracked sticker for the wall (so it looks as if the hand broke through), and nails to mount the hand to the wall.
The Lightsaber is nicely made. I thought it would look cheap, but in person it doesn't. The hand design is really cool and has a matte finish with subtle shine, that makes it look realistic, like a real leather glove, although it's made of plastic.
The light requires 3 AA batteries. Once installed, lock the battery cover and turn the light on. There is an ON/Off switch.
The light when on, wasn't what I initially expected. It lit up at the base and tip only, then slowly (after approximately 10 minutes), the entire light was bright red. I actually thought it would have a bulb inside of the red part and the whole thing would be bright once on. But the red part is hollow, which I figured that's how they keep the product cool to the touch.
One thing I learned after reading the directions is that the saber is to be placed upright, not tilted. Glad I read that, because I was going to purchase another saber light and slant them in a way that looks as if they're fighting.
NOTE: This is NOT a toy, it is a nightlight. A really cool nightlight. I really like it and plan to get more. The price is right and it offers characters my children, niece and nephews would appreciate. This is a cool and unique gift idea!