Aayla, the darks spots aren't very dark at all, if the blade was brighter, you wouldn't see them at all.
I have seen much worse dark spots on blue blades...the red color helps to hide them. ;)
Hmm... they're quite noticeable on mine. Not as much as say my plastic Anakin ROTS, but they're noticeable. My metal Anakin ROTS, however, has dark spots that are very, very faint. Barely noticeable unless you really squint for them.
[quote authoer=Qui-Gon Jinn]My maul doesn't have the dark spots. Grin
At least, I don't think so. Well, I don't remember seeing them, but I didn't really look for them....
oh geesh, now I don't know...
I'm so confused...
Hopefully yours doesn't, Qui-Gon. Mine does with brand new Duracell Ultras in each hilt. The instruction manual even mentions them this time around, so I didn't think much of them. In fact, I actually had to return one of my Maul's and exchange it. Not because of dark spots, but because of the sound. It was quite a bit fainter than the other, but I found that it was actually the battery pack. Those little springy things weren't perfectly straight. I tried it in both sabers, and sure enough that is what it was. So I exchanged it for another one and the sounds were a tad better, but not as good as my first Maul. Again, the springs weren't lined up as well once again. ???
You will post a review of the maul won't you Ayala?
You betcha! :)