I ordered multiple items of all the Hasbro/Haslab items that came before. But with this I'm not convinced
Grips are too thin/anorexic. Due to the barrel tube diameter. I think the best thing is to get the Spengler wand and buy 3D printed '84 grips off Etsy. That way the grips looks more beefy and accurate.
Orange barrel tip shines through the inside of the plexiglass (no matter if you paint the outside silver or not). Also you see the battery door safety screw protrusion sticking out of the rear grip in the first image below. Though that isn't Hasbro's fault, just a legal requisite.
If there had been any new functionality I would have gotten a couple though. But as it is it will be a pass :/
30 second shut off was an easy fix, as was settling the bargraph on the lowest decal with just the bar graph light activated and not the cylotron. Red paint on the button on the barrel is applied over the housing (should just be the button).
Such simple things to get right really
Come on Hasbro.
But if you don't wanna spend a few dollars on Etsy, this is a great alternative if you want an 1984 wand.
Though my advice would be to get a Spengler wand (even the V1's are still for sale!) and just get Etsy grips. Those Etsy grips are really mature now as they've gone through many iterations.
Check the first two images... how thin / anorexic the grips look, they almost look as thin as 80% Spirit pack wands. If you get chunkier 3D printed grips they wil hide that inaccurate barrel tube diameter because they cloak it (the 3D prints just snap over the existing Hasbro grips).
This is a comparison of the screen used and the Hasbro Spengler. You notice the barrel and grips are less beefy on the Hasbro. As are the dimensions of several parts. But Etsy 3D printed grips fix that problem entirely, because they snap over the existing Hasbro grips.
Here are pics of my Spenglers made to look like 1984's with just simple 3D grips bought off Etsy for a few dollars.
But this is all just my opinion