I've yet to get one of these myself. I hear the pommel-button cap is a bit of a pain. I think I saw a YouTube video showing how to press the button while the claws are open, without having to open the pommel-cap. Ever try that with yours?
I've heard they're having problems :' Like the claw-prongs mis-aligning or something. I really want one, but I wanna make sure mine won't break, and I don't know if I can wait for the Wow!Stuff die-cast replica [though I plan to get one anyway! ]
No idea on that last part. I'm hoping soon. I'll be happy when I get to see pictures. I hope it's really good. I'm afraid they may compromise on it, the way they did with the Force FX lightsabers [the copper neck for Luke's RotJ saber is disgustingly wide and uncomfortable compared to the prop, for example].