Put a little mystery in your life with our Crimson Dawn® Mystery Boxes. Whether you simply don't know what to choose or you'd like to save some credits, our Mystery Boxes are a sure bet.
These are a huge hit at conventions and now we are offering them online as well. What will you get? A brand new complete Crimson Dawn® saber, but which one? Honestly, we don't know either! No one knows what saber you will get until it gets shipped to you! We do know one thing, though, you will absolutely get more bang for your buck!
We have seven tiers of Mystery Box you can choose from.
Here's more info for those who like to know the odds! All sabers come with new blades, USB charging cables (if needed), allen wrenches, set screws to hold the blade in place, and the same 365 day warranty as every Crimson Dawn® saber! The cost of shipping to the Continental US is already included in the price and international shipping rates are discounted.
Base-Lit Tier 1 - *discontinued* you are guaranteed to get AT LEAST a Stunt Saber (saber without sound) that is worth more than you paid. We don't get many stunt sabers these days, so this option is out of stock most of the time. I wouldn't count on this coming back... ever.
Base-Lit Tier 2 - you are guaranteed to get AT LEAST a Base-lit Saber with sound worth more than you paid, but you have a 10% chance to get a Base-lit Tier 3 instead! Here is a list of all our Tier 2 hilts!
- Base-Lit Tier 3 - you are absolutely, definitely, 100% guaranteed to get a fully loaded Base-lit saber with a premium hilt, sound, and lighting effects worth quite a bit more than you paid! The only mystery here is which model it will be! Oh, you also get a 20% chance to get a free blade plug included! Here is a list of all our Tier 3 hilts!
Neo Core Tier 2 - you are guaranteed to get AT LEAST a Tier 2 hilt with a Neo Core, sound, and Neo Pixel blade, worth more than you paid, but you have a 10% chance to get a Neo Core Tier 3 instead!
Neo Core Tier 3 - you are absolutely, definitely, 100% guaranteed to get a fully loaded Neo Core saber with a Tier 3 hilt, Neo Pixel blade, sound, and lighting effects worth quite a bit more than you paid! The only mystery here is which model it will be! Oh, you also get a 20% chance to get a free blade plug included!
Proffie Neo Pixel Tier 2 - you are guaranteed to get AT LEAST a Proffie Neo Pixel Saber with a Tier 2 hilt, sound, complete with Neo Pixel blade, worth more than you paid, but you have a 10% chance to get a Neo Core Tier 3 instead!
- Proffie Neo Pixel Tier 3 - you are absolutely, definitely, 100% guaranteed to get a fully loaded Proffie Neo Pixel saber with a Tier 3 hilt, Neo Pixel blade, sound, and lighting effects worth quite a bit more than you paid! The only mystery here is which model it will be! Oh, you also get a 20% chance to get a free blade plug included!
We added a few more options, so here is some more information to help you make an informed choice.
Base-lit Blades: Base-lit technology has been around the longest and is the tried and true go to for many saber enthusiasts. Base-lit means that the blade is illuminated by a single source projecting from the base of the blade. Basically think of a flashlight, with a clear or frosted tube over the light portion. The LED and heat sink are mounted in the emitter of the saber. The blade slides down the emitter to make contact with the LED assembly and is secured by blade retention set screws. Base-lit blades are made of polycarbonate and utilize a thin diffusion film to evenly disperse light down to the end of the blade. A mirror in the blade tip reflects the light back down the blade for more even diffusion. Base-lit sabers tend to be lighter, have longer battery life, and are more cost effective. For dueling/spinning/flow arts purposes base-lit is generally preferred due increased durability, lightness and balance. In the rare event a base-lit blade does break from severe use, they are very inexpensive and can be changed in just a few seconds.
Neo Pixel Blades: Neo Pixel blades are newer on the scene and becoming more popular as companies like Crimson Dawn continue to lower the cost of entry. Neo Pixel Blades can vary in length, LED count, and construction by manufacturer but most are interchangeable. Crimson Dawn Neo Pixel Blades have 128 LEDs per side, 2 sides, for a total of 256 LEDs at our standard 36”. The blades have a, industry standard NPXL connector. When the blade is inserted into the emitter of the saber it makes contact with the 8 pin neo driver that sends signals to the LEDs in the blade. Neo Pixel Blades are always much brighter and generally feature things like extend on/retract off. Neo Pixel Blades are generally close to triple the cost of base-lit blades. For dueling they hold up well enough, but breaks can be occur in heavy applications.
Base-lit Core: Our standard electronics package for our EFX sabers. This core is 6 or more sound fonts, 9 watt color changing RGB LED, in hilt recharge, volume control, various blade effects, flash on clash, blaster deflect, lock up, and hibernation mode. Sabers powered by this core illuminate the blade with a single source LED module in the emitter projecting light up the blade. The parameters in this core like fonts, effects, and menus cannot be adjusted.
Neo Core: Our standard electronics package for our Neo Pixel sabers. This core is 6 or more sound fonts, NPXL connector, Neo Driver, in hilt recharge, volume control, various blade effects, flash on clash, blaster deflect, lock up, and hibernation mode. This primary difference between our Neo Core and Base-lit EFX sabers is our Neo Core sabers come with ignition extend on/retract off effects. The LEDs in the blade illuminate in a sequence that makes the light travel up the blade towards the tip making it look more true to form. Sabers powered by this core require a neo pixel blade. The parameters in this core like fonts, effects, and menus cannot be adjusted.
Proffie Neo Saber Core: The proffie Neo Pixel Core takes the Neo Pixel blade described above but it's driven by a Proffie board. Used by a few different saber manufacturers and tons of custom installers, it is a very robust board with very few limitations. It can pretty much do anything and anyone with an Arduino can program it. We honestly feel that it is the best board on the market. The Proffie can have flame effects, rainbows, swing on ignition, changeable sound fonts, pretty much anything you can think up. There are many Proffie tutorials on YouTube, but no programming is required on your part if you don't want to. All our Proffies come pre-loaded with an awesome configuration that shows off the incredible capabilities of your Proffie saber without any programming on your part. Your saber is ready to rock right out of the box.
If you have any questions, please contact us and we'll be happy to help.