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Offline Bigdog01

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New Darth Maul Double Bladed Force FX Review
« on: March 25, 2006, 10:14:49 PM »
Ok folks, I got part one of the review up. You can see it at the link below! Besure to let me know your thoughts. Anything else I should add? Something specific you would like to see a picture of? Let me know!

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Darth Maul Force FX Review

Warning! This review is graphic intensive! Dial-up users beware!   ;D

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Re: New Darth Maul Double Bladed Force FX Review
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2006, 10:32:26 PM »
AN AWESOME REVIEW MASTER QUIGON 8) 8) 8)

All I can say is once these things start getting converted to Luxeons and people
can shorten the blades just by 4 inches on each side... it will make a HUGE difference
in being able to use it and rotate it behind the back etc... etc...

I also think lighting up the inner crytal with an independent LED would be extra cool ;)

I think making some "damaged" looking sleeves to go over the End to make it look
more movie acurate for display. 8)
« Last Edit: March 25, 2006, 10:34:41 PM by Yoda »


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Re: New Darth Maul Double Bladed Force FX Review
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2006, 10:47:09 PM »
Hehe, the Sith saber is being reviewed by its only screen victim.  I can't wait to get mine...*drools*

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Re: New Darth Maul Double Bladed Force FX Review
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2006, 10:48:14 PM »
let the customizing begin..
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Re: New Darth Maul Double Bladed Force FX Review
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2006, 11:01:42 PM »
What an amazing review Qui-gon! MR blog here it comes!

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Re: New Darth Maul Double Bladed Force FX Review
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2006, 11:06:12 PM »
Yes the aftermarket will be happy about this saber!

Well... not to mention that the Luxeon Blades are by far much lighter when spinning.
If using the thin walled blades from Corbins components...
I know those LED strips don't seem like a lot of weight but when spinning a blade around
the centifugal weight amplifies so...
The Lighter the better,especially in this case because it's not like a true "bow" and the Maul
limits you to holding it by the center. Less weight on the ends will be a welcome modification here :)

I know mine will be getting gutted for conversion eventually...
But first it has to get here ::)

The Release dates and Selling of this Saber has me puzzled a bit though :-\
I think MR purpousely released it early themselves and made the distributors have to wait for theirs :(
IF they do this all the time... why even sell to distributors and just keep the sales for them selves and
be exclusively an on line store? :-\
Because let's face it... so many will have been able to order it from MR directly...why wait for it to be
some where else and especially if the price isn't that different :-X

Hence why many dealers have MR FX's in stock right now :o
Well I guess I'll make the ones we get to sell at the site, into Doublesided Luxeons ;)
that way they will be Mauls meant for Dueling ;D


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Re: New Darth Maul Double Bladed Force FX Review
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2006, 11:43:33 PM »
I wondered if it was going to have some way to line up the buttons, other than keep unscrewing and screwing it back in through trial and error.  MR has won my vote on this one finally.
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Re: New Darth Maul Double Bladed Force FX Review
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2006, 12:05:09 AM »
god I can't wait to order mine!



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Re: New Darth Maul Double Bladed Force FX Review
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2006, 12:20:29 AM »
Nice job Quigon, I always enjoyed your writing style.

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Re: New Darth Maul Double Bladed Force FX Review
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2006, 01:00:01 AM »
Not too shabby

I have emailed MR and hopefully we'll see results shortly :)

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Re: New Darth Maul Double Bladed Force FX Review
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2006, 01:26:12 AM »
Im sorry but I have to disagree with u qui-gon with 1 thing.

u said that
"My first impression was, "Wow, this thing is light!" So, I proceeded to do a few "spins" and "twirls" to see how it handled. I was VERY impressed! The hilt is narrower than  previous models, and therefore alot easier to handle. I was able to spin the saber with the fingers rather easily."

In my opinion, this saber is not weight balanced, thus it is not easy/comfortable to 'spin' it.
Sure I love this, but this is the only point i hate :-\

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Re: New Darth Maul Double Bladed Force FX Review
« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2006, 02:50:32 AM »
negativity leads to the dark side...

welcome!
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Re: New Darth Maul Double Bladed Force FX Review
« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2006, 02:54:01 AM »
xxx.... a really nice review... reading... reading ... and "Stay tuned, Part 2 coming shortly!" AAAARGH!!!  ;D

anyway, cause of my poor english, I dont understand a thing: the coupler must be disassembled ONLY if you want an aligned sabre right? if you want a random position or opposite position (to me is easy to ignite both at the same time with opposite sides, just think how you handle the hilt with two hands...) you dont have to use the allen wrench, I'm right?




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Re: New Darth Maul Double Bladed Force FX Review
« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2006, 02:57:49 AM »
seems like the allen wrench is what adjusts the alignment. If the default setting doesnt line up how you want it to, you have to use the allen to change it how you like it
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Re: New Darth Maul Double Bladed Force FX Review
« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2006, 04:02:43 AM »
xxx.... a really nice review... reading... reading ... and "Stay tuned, Part 2 coming shortly!" AAAARGH!!! "

YEAH..LOL
That`s QuiGon siginature writing style,just when it get good,its over ???

Man This is a year ago with the Mace ATOC all over again,d@m you Bigdogg,(Ops I mean Quigon) ;)
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