This is my first review people so bear with me.A Story
At the age of 7 my dad took me to go see a movie. I didnt know what it was and my dad said it was a surprise. I saw all the OT movies before TPM came out and i always asked my dad "When are they going to make 1-3?" and he always responded with a "I dont know son" or something like that. So when the movie started I was completly estatic because i saw the "A long time ago in a galaxy far far away" and I knew what movie it was. So the movie went on with the stupid Jar-Jar parts and the podrace, and when Obi-Wan, and Qui-gon met Darth Maul in Theed and he ignited his lightsaber i was like "I want one of those". Ever since then i wanted a "lightsaber with two ends"(thats what i called it when i was young). So when I first heard the MR was making a Darth Maul FX i was like "YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!" and when i saw a good price on Ebay i thought to myself, Time to go ask the Sith Elders(parents).
Now that im done with that stupid paragraph i can start with the review.The Boxhttp://s53.photobucket.com/albums/g60/XcrssoutTheEYES/?action=view¤t=DSC00083.jpg&refPage=&imgAnch=imgAnch19
I didnt know that they were going to have a "double box" and I thought that it was pretty neat.http://s53.photobucket.com/albums/g60/XcrssoutTheEYES/?action=view¤t=DSC00084.jpg&refPage=&imgAnch=imgAnch18http://s53.photobucket.com/albums/g60/XcrssoutTheEYES/?action=view¤t=DSC00085.jpghttp://s53.photobucket.com/albums/g60/XcrssoutTheEYES/?action=view¤t=DSC00086.jpg&refPage=&imgAnch=imgAnch16
The Story on the box says:
"Forged as a hateful living weapon by Darth Sidious, the evil Sith Apprentice Darth Maul had but one goal: to exact his Master’s revenge on the Jedi order...
Now, with this incredible Darth Maul double-bladed Force FX Lightsaber, You can relive all the thrills of Darth Maul’s sneak attack on Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn on the hot desert sands of Tatooine, or plunge headlong into combat against two Jedi Knights in the heart of the Theed Royal Palace.
Bring home the adventure and excitement of the dark warrior Darth Maul’s unforgettable battles with this amazing replica."Out of the Box
The sabers are tightly wraped in plastic and foam and it took awhile for me to wrangle them out.http://s53.photobucket.com/albums/g60/XcrssoutTheEYES/?action=view¤t=DSC00087.jpg&refPage=&imgAnch=imgAnch15
As I took the first saber out of the box i stared at it in awe for awhile because it looked completly the same as the first time i saw it as a kid.http://s53.photobucket.com/albums/g60/XcrssoutTheEYES/?action=view¤t=DSC00088.jpg&refPage=&imgAnch=imgAnch14
after i got both of the sabers, coupler, and stand out I set them all on the floor and loked at them for awhile.http://s53.photobucket.com/albums/g60/XcrssoutTheEYES/?action=view¤t=DSC00089.jpgThe Hilt
The hilt is both atractive and meancing and the same time.
I really like the "arrow-feather" look to the emitter.http://s53.photobucket.com/albums/g60/XcrssoutTheEYES/?action=view¤t=DSC00098.jpg&refPage=&imgAnch=imgAnch8
The endcap is nicely done and really detailed with the crystal exposed and the holes the let the sound through.http://s53.photobucket.com/albums/g60/XcrssoutTheEYES/?action=view¤t=DSC00093.jpg&refPage=&imgAnch=imgAnch12
The "wires" have a sliced look because they put copper on them and brushed the tips black.http://s53.photobucket.com/albums/g60/XcrssoutTheEYES/?action=view¤t=DSC00094.jpg&refPage=&imgAnch=imgAnch11
When i first handeled the saber i noticed that a covertech clip was blocking my grip. It is easily removed by a few turns of a Phillips screwdriver.http://s53.photobucket.com/albums/g60/XcrssoutTheEYES/?action=view¤t=DSC00099.jpg&refPage=&imgAnch=imgAnch7The Coupler
The coupler is a metal peice of the saber that connect on saber to the other. It is a dull silver color that dosent match the rest of the saber.http://s53.photobucket.com/albums/g60/XcrssoutTheEYES/?action=view¤t=DSC00097.jpg&refPage=&imgAnch=imgAnch9
You have to line up the coupler so the buttons of the saber are in a line and that is quite easy to do with the supplied allen wrench and the instruction manual.http://s53.photobucket.com/albums/g60/XcrssoutTheEYES/?action=view¤t=DSC00096.jpg&refPage=&imgAnch=imgAnch10The Sounds
The sounds are recycled from the ESB Vader but that is ok because my friend has the vader and i think the sounds are awesome.The Blade
The blade is quite bright and durable save a few dark spots on it. Right when i got it out of the box and put batteries in i started dueling with my brother the blades took some pretty hard hits.
when the sabers are together with the added weight of the coupler it is around 4-5 pounds and is 7 feet 4 inches long. It is completly impossible to swing the blade inside unless you have a huge room or gym. This blade will take so time to get used to in double form because of its weight and length but once you get the hang of it, it is a great weapon and workout tool!http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g60/XcrssoutTheEYES/DSC00103.jpghttp://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g60/XcrssoutTheEYES/DSC00105.jpgFinale
This saber is second only to my ROTJ and i have been using it and will use it every day.
Please give me feedback telling me if i did good or not!