Here is my real first review. I’ll try to do my best, but it will be difficult to do better than some great review downthere. Well, everything as a beginning, so my story does.
How did I get this Maul ? Those who read my very first posts must now it, but I have the great chance to be able to make some deals with retailers in France. In fact, I make some exchange with them. Some original artworks of my comic books dealed with some FX. !In fact, it cost me excactly the same price than everybody, except that I don’t have any cash to get out of my pocket. It’s only some artwork that I couldn’t sell anymore in the future, and that will not get me any cash… But they get me…beautyfull FX !! So !!! It’s worth the deal !;)
So, the latest deal brings me the Maul double blade FX !!! I receveid it via Mail the very day of FX-Sabers.com birthday ! Isn’t that great !? What a great gift !;)
So, the first thing is the big brown box !!! It appears that it’s widder than the single blade FXs of course !.
Once openned, here comes the maul box ! MR made an update on the graphic line of the box ! There is a picture on it right now, and the Star Wars logo is silver and not gold anymore. I prefer it like that I must say.
Well, I was so excited to open this box, but for the first time I took as much time as I could to take some pics for FX-Sabers com… Oh my, those last minutes were horrible… Taking those shots keeping my hands away from those beautiful hilts !
The packaging is really well done. Everything is placed with a real logical way from the original single boxes. For who still openned a FX box, you’re in a well knowned place.
Everything is quite the same, except that you have a second fx beside the first one. Plus the coupler of course, and an additonnal stand too.
At last, I had reveng… oups ! Sorry. I last, I put my hands on them ! The first thing I thought was : « great feeling with this metal ! Near to the feeling I had with the ani one.
I made a quick test of the blades separatly, to see if there isn’t any problems with them… I tryed to spin with the single blade, but I must say that it’s not well balanced at all… The worst FX to spin for me I think. It’s definetly not a good feeling to spin with a single blade…
The coupler took me a little time to be putted in the correct way, but once it was done, i had front of me a real piece of beauty and…weigh !;) Oh my ! This double blade is really heavy !
You have to be a strong sith to wield and spin it ! You need a real big place too ! Because the thing is huge ! I’m a tall man( 1m82) and when I make a backspin, the top of the blade touch the floor sometimes !!!
So, what do I think of it ?
The single blade is only a nice piece to me, but not well designed to fight and even less to spin.
The Maul is meant to be double !!! And this way, it’s awesome ! The real nicest hilt I’ve seen. It’s just but unique in his way !
The bad points with it is iare his Size( but it’s his quality too so…) his weight, and the fact that when you hit something, the whole thing continue to shake for a while…
In conclusion, except for some little points, I highly recommand this double Maul FX but I do recommand to test it before, if you can…
Oh ! I almost forgot to talk about the sounds.. Well, it’s vader of course, but I think that the coupler change them a little. And once double, it’s a double hum too, so, I think it’s a little different in a way.
Ps : Forgive me for my english !!! I need to improve it !;)
Here are the pics:
A bigger size of the pics is available by clicking on the link under the pics;)http://slouiss.club.fr/index.html/divers/louismdb15.jpghttp://slouiss.club.fr/index.html/divers/louismdb16.jpghttp://slouiss.club.fr/index.html/divers/louismdb17.jpghttp://slouiss.club.fr/index.html/divers/louismdb18.jpghttp://slouiss.club.fr/index.html/divers/louismdb19.jpghttp://slouiss.club.fr/index.html/divers/louismdb20.jpghttp://slouiss.club.fr/index.html/divers/louismdb21.jpghttp://slouiss.club.fr/index.html/divers/louismdb22.jpghttp://slouiss.club.fr/index.html/divers/louismdb23.jpghttp://slouiss.club.fr/index.html/divers/louismdb24.jpghttp://slouiss.club.fr/index.html/divers/louismdb25.jpg
Those pics were initialy posted here:http://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/index.php?topic=4003.0