Sideshow’s Darth Maul Looks Fierce

Posted by Tim Sheehy on May 8, 2012 in Star Wars

Star Wars Darth Maul Mythos Statue 01

When Darth Maul made his debut in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace,  I had high hopes for the character. He certainly seemed menacing enough for a Sith, and wielding a dual-bladed lightsaber made him slightly more endearing, at least as far as a villain could go. But, those hopes were dashed the moment he met his maker at the hands of Obi-wan having only uttered five lines, at most, during the course of the film. That being the case, I found him incredibly one-dimensional — his one saving grace being his fantastic look. Hence why every collectible statue I’ve seen so far has looked amazing, and Sideshow Collectibles’ latest offering is no exception.

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Darth Maul Returns in the Clone Wars, Now Featuring New Legs

Posted by Ben Huber on Feb 25, 2012 in Star Wars, Television


Remember how we heard a while back Darth Maul would be making a return to the Star Wars universe in the CGI animated Clone Wars series? Well it’s happening, and just in time to help promote Episode I in theaters. Oh, Lucasfilm, you clever bunch, you. Given that Darth Maul was pretty cleanly separated from the lower half of his body, one might wonder how exactly you obtain a fresh pair of mechanical legs while, you know, not dying. But those are not the questions you should be asking, yells the marketing director. “Look how cool he is!” Trailer after the break. Read more…

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Kotobukiya’s Definitive Darth Maul

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Oct 28, 2010 in Hobbies and Collections, Star Wars

Kotobukiya's Darth Maul Art FX statue

With the exception of Darth Maul, I practically loathed the recent Star Wars films. They had their moments but between Jar Jar and Hayden Christensen, they left a lot to be desired. Maul, on the other hand, was mysterious, menacing, and the first on-screen character to wield a dual-bladed lightsaber. Sure he had his flaws, but as far as I’m concerned, this statue alone more than makes up for that lack of character development. Read more…

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