Total FX Lightsaber Review: Is it a Scam?

Those who scour the internet looking to buy good quality lightsaber replicas might have heard of a company that calls themselves “TotalFX”. However, this is not to be confused with NewBlueFX.com or TotalFXFitness.com.

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This alleged company scams their customers with cheap lightsabers that come in a bundle of two. The marked down price is supposedly due to a limited sale but it’s all just a way for them to con the customer into thinking they’re getting a good deal. 

Popularity in the Community

There are many popular brands in the lightsaber community. But because of their high quality, one can’t expect them to come at such a cheap price, let alone 2 sabers for the marked down price of one. 

If you take a look at Ultrasabers, SaberForge, and YDD Sabers, the products are more detailed and are of higher quality. In comparison, the TotalFX lightsabers are described to be the same lightsaber toys you can get from a dollar store. 

Rather than popularity, I would prefer to call the attention that TotalFX garners as notoriety. They have gained negative attention from the community due to their deceitful practices. 

For instance, they make use of strategies that make their online deals too good to be true, and they pressure the buyer by making it seem like the sale is only for a limited time. They also don’t have an actual website; instead, they sell their products on suspicious websites.

Fortunately enough, there are more and more people who are talking about their terrible experience with the company. Sharing this kind of information can definitely help others who might be looking to buy a saber. 

Product Details and Quality

SaberSourcing on Youtube has a good reputation for giving detailed reviews on lightsaber products. When she received her order from TotalFX, she immediately stated that it was a scam in her video:

She has multiple videos about this company, and in the next video below, you can clearly see the tag of the product. The product is called “Space LaserSword” and not “TotalFX”, you can see it in the vlog below.

Actually, on the website hobbiesdiscount.net, you can see a picture of the supposed product, but it’s definitely different from the products that SaberSourcing received. The first picture is the picture from the website, you can definitely see the difference with the hilts of the sabers from her review.

But SaberSourcing isn’t the only YouTuber who received the same kind of product. In another video below, Tampabaycrew unboxes his purchase and they’re the same “Space LaserSword” product which he bought from Ninja Discount.

About the Brand 

The company TotalFX Rogue Lightsabers does not have a website. So, there is no way for us to really know more about their company than from the site they sell it from and from reviews. 

The products they send out don’t have the same name, and as mentioned by Tampabaycrew on YouTube, the products are sent from China. If you look at the postal information on the package, you won’t see the name, TotalFX either. 

Tracing trusted information about this brand is going to be tough. Normally, a company would want to be known, so they make legitimate websites and get the necessary accreditation for customers to trust them.

However, this is definitely not the case for this “company”. The reviews on the websites they are sold on are all positive, but there is no way to find out if these are real.

However, the reviews from customers that can be found on other websites are completely opposite to the positive feedback they claim to have on Ninjadiscounts or Hobbiesdiscount

Warning to Potential Buyers

TotalFX lightsabers are known to be sold on ninjacounts.com and hobbiesdiscount.net. Before anything, I cannot stress enough how important it is to look into legitimate reviews.

Simply go on to Better Business Bureau, and you can see the experience of other customers. Both Ninjacounts and Hobbiesdiscount have garnered a one-star average from multiple customer feedback. 

On a separate note, the complaints that people have left regarding these websites actually back up the statements mentioned in the vlog reviews. Complaints about Ninjacounts include problems with shipping, different products from the advertisement, and poor customer service. 

The issues about Hobbiesdiscount are basically the same, too. Although most concerns are about lightsabers, there are also other complaints about other products being sold on those websites.

From slow shipping, not sending out products, not replying to customers, not giving refunds, and false advertising, it’s quite clear that customers should proceed with caution. In fact, it’s wiser to just go to more reputable websites, instead.

Recommendations

At the end of the day, we all have to do our due diligence when it comes to deciding where we should spend our hard-earned cash. Doing a little research will go a long way and can definitely save us the pains of getting scammed and never getting our money back.

Aside from researching, if you really are in a hurry to purchase a lightsaber for yourself or as a gift for someone else, definitely go on legitimate and trusted merchant websites. In this way, you have the money-back guarantee if you are unhappy with a purchase.

For instance, Amazon has become a trusted website for online shopping. We can see reviews from buyers, experience better customer service, and actually have a chance to return products and get a refund. 

Finally, just going for good quality products can ensure satisfaction. Online shopping websites that show you actual ratings from real buyers definitely makes it easier, in comparison to sites that have suspicious review systems. 

Check the Jedi Lightsaber out below, it has a high rating. The reviews are marked as “Verified purchase” so they are definitely from those who have bought the products.

Sale
Star Wars: The Black Series Luke Skywalker Force FX Lightsaber (Amazon Exclusive)
  • Includes stand for ultimate collectability
  • Realistic light effects.Not for children under 3 years, Ages 4 and up
  • Authentic movie sound effects

Last update on 2019-11-18 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API.

Moreover, it’s also not only high rating reviews. There are also lower ratings which means that the reviews aren’t fake or bad reviews are not deleted.

You can even see actual pictures from the verified buyers. If you check out the reviews for the Darth Vader lightsaber on Amazon, you can see that the sabers that customers received matched the actual advertised product.

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Star Wars The Black Series Darth Vader Force FX Lightsaber
  • Realistic light effects
  • Authentic movie sound effects
  • Real metal hilt,Dimensions: 4.250 inches H x 45.120 inches W x 3.270 inches D

Last update on 2019-11-18 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API.

Final Impression

Whatever product you’re looking for, you need to be careful where you buy from, especially online. Now in the case of buying sabers online, we have many options but we also have a terrific community where we can connect with other customers. 

Remember, if it’s too good to be true, it probably is. Happy shopping!

  • Updated October 29, 2019
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