ICONS Authentic Replicas: High-End Prop Replicas Lightsaber Maker | Lightsaber Company Spotlight
Icons Authentic Replicas, Inc (ICONS) was a California based company that produced high-end Star Wars prop replica lightsabers and miniatures from 1996 to 1998. The Star Wars props and miniatures were officially licensed by Lucasfilm.
In total, ICONS produced three different designs of 1:1 scale lightsaber prop replicas: Darth Vader (ANH), Obi-Wan Kenobi (ANH), Skywalker (ANH). The company prototyped a fourth lightsaber, a Luke Skywalker ROTJ design, but the lightsaber was never produced.
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ICONS struggled with rampant manufacturing delays and poor communication with customers throughout its five year existence (1995 to 2000). In 2000, ICONS suspended operations and stopped accepting new orders altogether. The company announced intentions to undergo a massive restructuring process due to years of high employee turnover and, in the company’s own words, “a customer service and delivery track record [that has] historically been very poor”. ICONS went out of business later in 2000. (SOURCE: Icons Authentic Replicas on Archive.org 29 Feb 2000; Retrieved 10/24/2019).
Following the closure of ICONS, Lucasfilm licensed Master Replicas to manufacture high-end Star Wars prop replica lightsabers from 2002 to 2007.
List of ICONS Lightsabers (Complete)
ICONS lightsabers are officially licensed, 1:1 scale prop replicas.
• Darth Vader Lightsaber ANH
• Obi-Wan Kenobi Lightsaber ANH
• Skywalker Lightsaber ANH
• Luke Skywalker Lightsaber ROTJ (prototyped, but never produced)
• Darth Vader Lightsaber ANH (James Earl Jones Signature Edition)
• Skywalker Lightsaber ANH (Mark Hamill Signature Edition)
• Skywalker Lightsaber ANH (Gold Edition [only 10 number pieces produced])