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Jedi Master Yoda Masterpiece Tabletop Lamp - The Bradford Exchange - Home Furnishings

Title: Jedi Master Yoda Masterpiece Tabletop Lamp

Release Date: 2017

Manufacturer: The Bradford Exchange

Retail Price: $179.95

Credits: Review & Text: Chuck Paskovics; Page layout & Design: Chuck Paskovics

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Do. Or Do Not. There Is No Try.

  

Official Description

It is wisdom only a real master of the Force fully understands, the knowledge that your will can move anything in the universe if it is only correctly applied. Now, the words of an adept inspire the Jedi Master Yoda Desk Lamp, a limited edition available exclusively from The Bradford Exchange. Officially licensed by Lucasfilm Ltd., this STAR WARS Yoda lamp brings his words of wisdom imparted to Luke Skywalker on Dagoba down to Earth for an out-of-this world tribute to this classic film.

Exquisitely captured in a museum-quality cold-cast bronze sculpture befitting his heroic stature, the fully-sculpted Master Yoda base gleams with hand-applied finishes to enhance subtle details in his appearance and robe. A standard light bulb controlled by a switch illuminates his memorable words, "DO. OR DO NOT. THERE IS NO TRY." along with the Jedi Order Logo on the textured cloth lamp shade. Plus, a unique golden lining on the shade interior helps reflect the radiance downward. Stellar demand is anticipated for this inspirational illuminating Jedi Master Yoda collectible, so don't delay. Order now!

Review

The Bradford Exchange has a long history of making unique Star Wars collectibles for collector's looking for something outside of the 'norm' of collecting. From steins, clocks, and snow globes, to high-end collectible shot glasses. These types of collectibles are great for decking out your Star Wars-themed room when you want more than just action figures lining the walls. This year, they've released several new home decoration products, including a cold-cast bronze sculpted Yoda lamp, that just might surprise you.

As with most mail-order issued products, you get pretty standard no-frills packing. A plain box with a clamshell styrofoam interior protects your new lamp from shipping. Once removed there's a minor amount of assembly, including unwrapping the lamp shade, inserting the (included) light bulb, and attaching the lamp shade harp and bolt to hold the lamp shade in place. After that, plug it in and turn it on. You now have the power of the Force to light up your room! (Obligatory use of the Force). And, as with most The Bradford Exchange products, you get a Certificate of Authenticity to go along with your new collectible.

    

I was pleasantly surprised at how well-sculpted the base is. For something like a lamp, this is where it could go horribly wrong. A horrid sculpt would absolutely make the difference between a lamp you happily display in your Star Wars room, and a lamp that ends up in a box in your closet. That's not the case here, as this sculpt's scale and detail fit right in as a unique and conversation-startingaddition to the room. Yoda himself sits at a little over 9 inches tall, featured in his stoic training pose as seen in The Empire Strikes Back. This non-action pose is perfect for a functional collectible. He is featured in an elegant faux bronze finish, which works exceptionally well in this case. This is another area of presentation that could have gone wrong. Had he been featured in real-life painted colors, that would have changed the complexity of the finish, and also introduced the potential for color and paint application problems. As a piece of furniture, the faux bronze option is perfect, not to mention when you add lighting from the lamp itself it could wash out true colors making it look 'off'.

The stem holding the lamp shade is an extension of theenvironmental base that Yoda is sitting on, in the form of a tree branch. This is a perfect 'natural' way to attach the lamp shade. It is also finished in the same cold-cast faux bronze finish.

While I am highly satisfied with the overall design of this lamp, the lamp shade is probably my least favorite part. The design and color are brilliant, but as a 'theme' element in the collectible it is a bit too different from the amazing base. While the base has a rustic, bronze-finished, swamp theme, the lamp shade feels more elegant and polished, like something more akin to the halls of the Jedi Temple as opposed to the swamps of Dagobah. And maybe that's the contrast the designers were going for. That's not to say it doesn't work, because it does. The brown finish, gold lettering, and gold Jedi logo help to showcase the lamp.

Overall, I am happy to have this lamp showcased in my room, and it will NOT end up in a box in the closet. We would like to thank The Bradford Exchange for supplying us with this review sample, and if you are looking for a furniture piece to compliment your Star Wars room, this just might be the collectible you are looking for.

Click here to visit the product page for the Jedi Master Yoda Masterpiece Tabletop Lamp

    

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Added: December 2, 2017
Category: Other Product Reviews
Reviewer: Chuck Paskovics
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