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Offline Bigdog01

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Re: New Darth Maul Double Bladed Force FX Review
« Reply #30 on: March 26, 2006, 12:17:23 PM »
Ok, without spoiling too much of part 2 of my review, I will say this.

The Maul does sound like it has the same sounds as the Vader, this is true. I was also disappointed to see that it also only has one clash sound. With an almost 10 minute fight scene in the movie, I was expecting more clashes.

However, sounds aside, this is overall, one very nice saber. Master Replicas has truely redesigned the Maul with alot of new features. The slimmed down hilt size and AAA batteries can only lead the way to smaller, more movie accurate hilts. Who knows? Maybe even a smaller Yoda? or even a Dooku? With the direction MR is taking, I think we will be seeing alot more FX's in the future years.

As for dueling, yes, it IS more durable. When I use my double vader, I can feel that the blades on either end are rather "wobbly." This has been greatly reduced in the full maul. I believe MR is using a thicker poly tube for the blade, because there is considerable less "wobble" over the entire length of the unit. Also, when striking them together, you can tell by the sound signature that the material is stronger than in the past.

OVerall, I am glad to have the Maul. It looks killer, and is an awesome addition to any collection.

But alas, I must get back to my review. Should have it finished soon!

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Re: New Darth Maul Double Bladed Force FX Review
« Reply #31 on: March 26, 2006, 12:17:44 PM »
Awsome Review Qui-Gon  :o



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Re: New Darth Maul Double Bladed Force FX Review
« Reply #32 on: March 26, 2006, 12:22:01 PM »
Unless they change the Sith sounds I dont want to see a Dooku or Sidious saber ever
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Re: New Darth Maul Double Bladed Force FX Review
« Reply #33 on: March 26, 2006, 12:24:15 PM »
Try flexing the blade with your hands and compair it to the other FX's. That will tell you for sure if they used a thicker blade tube or not.  ;)

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Re: New Darth Maul Double Bladed Force FX Review
« Reply #34 on: March 26, 2006, 12:26:32 PM »
Try flexing the blade with your hands and compair it to the other FX's. That will tell you for sure if they used a thicker blade tube or not. ;)

Exactly! I plan to do just this when I get back home to my other FX's, but for now, I can only guess. I am pretty sure though...

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Re: New Darth Maul Double Bladed Force FX Review
« Reply #35 on: March 26, 2006, 12:27:57 PM »
Unless they change the Sith sounds I dont want to see a Dooku or Sidious saber ever

Unfortunatly, you have a good point. Why have all the sith sabers with the same sounds? Even so, I would still like to see the Sidious/Dooku sabers some day.

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2005 Anakin ROTS Force FX (x3)
2005 Luke ROTJ Force FX  (2x)
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Re: New Darth Maul Double Bladed Force FX Review
« Reply #36 on: March 26, 2006, 12:28:36 PM »
Are you away  ???

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Re: New Darth Maul Double Bladed Force FX Review
« Reply #37 on: March 26, 2006, 12:30:31 PM »
Are you away ???

Actually yes, I am on vacation in Arkansas. All my other sabers are back in Wisconsin. I am headed back tomorrow though, so I will be updating the review again when I get home. ;D

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Re: New Darth Maul Double Bladed Force FX Review
« Reply #38 on: March 26, 2006, 12:35:56 PM »
Hope you had a nice holiday ;)

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Re: New Darth Maul Double Bladed Force FX Review
« Reply #39 on: March 26, 2006, 01:16:10 PM »
Ok, I got a partial 'Part 2" uploaded.  I will be adding pictures and more text as I get to them, but I didn't want to keep you all waiting.

Enjoy!   ;D

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Re: New Darth Maul Double Bladed Force FX Review
« Reply #40 on: March 26, 2006, 01:18:13 PM »
Nice!



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Re: New Darth Maul Double Bladed Force FX Review
« Reply #41 on: March 26, 2006, 01:24:36 PM »
I have said it before and I'll say it again, I can't wait to order mine!



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Re: New Darth Maul Double Bladed Force FX Review
« Reply #42 on: March 26, 2006, 01:35:51 PM »
I'm waiting for Qui-gon to compair the Maul to his other blades by trying to bend them.  8)

2010...I certainly hope it's better than 2009 was! ::)
10/10/10~Well, so far with my Father's passing away, I'd say that this year was actually worse than 2009, even the fact that I now have a full time job (For now) isn't anywhere near enough to make up for that...so...maybe 2011 will be better? I'm not holding my breath... ::)

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Re: New Darth Maul Double Bladed Force FX Review
« Reply #43 on: March 26, 2006, 01:42:37 PM »
Excellent review, Qui-Gon!

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Re: New Darth Maul Double Bladed Force FX Review
« Reply #44 on: March 26, 2006, 02:09:23 PM »
excellent review, really!
wow also your kid says "hey, it sound like the Vader"???
Syfo will be very happy to know this lol