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Title: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: The Abbot on March 23, 2006, 12:04:06 AM
Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr

Here is the link to the review and pics..enjoy and MTYBWY.

DARTH MAUL TPM FORCE FX REVIEW (http://www.akaimpc.com/maulreviews.html)


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Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: Darth Pantsless on March 23, 2006, 01:00:41 AM
hmm........ doesn't sound too bad.

I like the bit about "a real red blade" and don't really think the sounds being the same as vaders will put me off that much. I don't really remember hearing mauls saber in the movie.

could be a good saber to have, especially as a double.

As a single its a bit unrecognizable compared to the others so you could pretend it's an EU saber, maybe from the kotor era
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: The Abbot on March 23, 2006, 01:50:52 AM
. I don't really remember hearing mauls saber in the movie.


Darth Maul Vs. Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan Video.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=iPfLQpfHNgA
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: Yoda on March 23, 2006, 05:02:02 AM
Still sounds like a SITH saber to me...

But I do think they could have tweaked it slightly and maybe added the clash sounds you hear when fighting
Obiwan at the end...

As far as the "helicopter effect" I'd imagine you'll get that when spinning them around together... just do it slowly enough
that the motion sensors kick in ;)

I bet that when putting the 2 together the sounds reverberate off each other it will sound different than a typical Vader.

If they were "real" they would all make their own inherent sound according to Crystal Type.
So the way I see it...
Red Blades make a their own sound (Dooku,Vader,Maul & Sidious)
Blue Blades make a their own sound (Anakin ROTS/Luke ESB-ANH are basically the same saber)
Green Blades make a their own sound (Luke ROTJ similar to Anakin but deeper/Lounder due to Hilt construction)
Purple Blades make a their own sound (Mace Sounds Different)

I'm just glad to see more Sabers from MR period :)
The Obiwan ROTS I'd assume will have either the Anakin Sounds or Mace...

But if they do get around to doing the Quigon and Obiwan from TPM.
There would be no excuse for them not to develop at least one new sound board ::)

Here's Hoping :D
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: fallenjedi on March 23, 2006, 05:29:36 AM
WOW the blades freakin' red thats nice! so MR did'nt change the sound? atleast its a beautiful saber, can't wait to see it in person :)
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: Darthirishman on March 23, 2006, 08:15:45 AM
MMMMMMM after watching the video the Maul has different sounds than the Vader!  Nice review by the way but it doesnt make me want to jump off the couch call Borders and put my reserve back, the sounds to me are a turn off, which is why I will wait until the saber is discounted like all the other sabers.
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: Kyp Durron on March 23, 2006, 08:32:46 AM
I want to see someone do some hard dueling to see if they made it...more durable, lol :P
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: Hamill82 on March 23, 2006, 09:56:50 AM
I am so going to get this, possibly double maul afterall  :o
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: Darthirishman on March 23, 2006, 12:00:46 PM
Two things I like about the Darth Maul Fx saber

1.  New box kicks xxx
2.  More of Red blade color

Things I dont like about the Maul

1.  NO IMPROVEMENT ON THE SOUNDS THANKS MR.

I am done discussing this saber.
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: Kyp Durron on March 23, 2006, 12:09:54 PM
Two things I like about the Darth Maul Fx saber

1.  New box kicks xxx
2.  More of Red blade color

Things I dont like about the Maul

1.  NO IMPROVEMENT ON THE SOUNDS THANKS MR.

I am done discussing this saber.

Even though it doesn't do anything for me, there ARE things that I do like design wise :

1. Blade color is a true RED rather than RED/ORANGE (Me and Sifo Dyas seem to concur on this)

2. Even smaller circumference hilt thanks to AAA batteries VS AA's

Big thumbs down for MR re-hashing Vader sounds in a non-Vader saber. That really blows chunks, MR. :-\
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: Darthirishman on March 23, 2006, 12:32:37 PM
Its amazing but when I found the Luke ROTJ 2005 had the same sounds but at different pitches than the Anakin ROTS I wasn't to depressed about it I figured since its a re-release it would have the same characteristics it did before but with a green LED blade, I guess I am more bothered about the Maul since its the latest and greatest of the Fx-sabers, true somethings did change about the saber, hilt accuracy, overall size and the battery size, more of Reddish color (although I think the Vader is RED, not a RED-ORANGE that some think), another SITH saber.  So what I am getting at is MR did well in hyping the saber and marketing, I was one of those that salavated about the pics at TOYFAIR and I quickly grabbed the phone, called Borders, hey man reserve me two of those bad boys, oh yeah.  But now that someone has mentioned the Vader and Maul sound the same, I feel that my train has derailed, my heart has sank, ETC, so I am left with the feeling that the Obi Wan might be my next saber instead of the Darth Vaul, sorry Darth Maul.  I know that members in here will tell me to shut up!!!!!     LOL
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: darthmaddy on March 23, 2006, 12:40:14 PM
We had been waiting for this since we got our LED ROTJs.  MR really peepeed in my cornflakes.
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: Kyp Durron on March 23, 2006, 12:42:07 PM
Yeah, I had a bad feeling it was gonna have the Vader sounds.

The Obi-wan is the one that I am waiting on now, I have all the FX's that I want for the moment, so it's safe to say that I won't be buying another FX till the Obi-wan comes out.
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: Darthirishman on March 23, 2006, 12:44:01 PM
Well maybe down the road I might buy it, I say MIGHT, after the hype or people finding out the sounds are the same and watch the price drop, this saber is the first that hasn't made me save some cash or pay a bill late just to get it.  Maybe that is why I attacking this saber, its a disappointment as far as I am concered
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: Darthirishman on March 23, 2006, 12:46:49 PM
Atleast with the Obi Wan you know it will have almost the same sounds as the Anakin ROTS, watch the movie the both sound the same, after this I hope MR doesnt make a Sidious or a Dooku Fx, great sabers but having the same sounds would be another waste
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: Dark Skywalker on March 23, 2006, 01:20:44 PM
Can't wait to get mine ;D
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: ijbrekke on March 23, 2006, 01:28:41 PM
The funny part about this whole situation is that whenever a Darth Vader saber gets reviewed, nearly everyone cites THE SOUND as being the best thing about it. I've heard one in person, and it is indeed spine tingling.  I absolutely understand the frustration on having the same sound re-hashed, it truly is less accurate than it could (and probably should) be. But I think we can all at least take comfort in the fact that:

A) From what it looks like this new saber is a considerable upgrade in almost every other respect.
B) The sound may change quite dramatically when doubled and run through a coupler.
C) Even if it's an inaccurate sound, it's still a pretty dang COOL one to hear.

Like many here I will probably wait and read the reviews, see if it's worth my money. But Darth Maul's saber has always been my favorite, and I think it's going to be very hard to restrain myself when I actually lay hands on one. As if that's a bad thing  ;D
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: fallenjedi on March 23, 2006, 04:19:02 PM
well guys atleast there's hyperdyne to hook us up with the sounds ( and blades ) we're all looking for ;) happy days!
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: Darthirishman on March 23, 2006, 05:47:14 PM
I also noticed that there were not that many people on the site even though someone reviewed the much anticipcated Darth (Vader) Maul Force Fx Saber.  Most people online still 61 when the Luke ROTJ came out
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: Bandit-Jedi on March 23, 2006, 07:04:50 PM
I also noticed that there were not that many people on the site even though someone reviewed the much anticipcated Darth (Vader) Maul Force Fx Saber.  Most people online still 61 when the Luke ROTJ came out

I can only sumize that there are more Jedi nerds than Sith nerds?   (much love to the nerds) ;D
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: jedi.the0ry on March 23, 2006, 08:49:57 PM
Its amazing but when I found the Luke ROTJ 2005 had the same sounds but at different pitches than the Anakin ROTS I wasn't to depressed about it I figured since its a re-release it would have the same characteristics it did before but with a green LED blade, I guess I am more bothered about the Maul since its the latest and greatest of the Fx-sabers, true somethings did change about the saber, hilt accuracy, overall size and the battery size, more of Reddish color (although I think the Vader is RED, not a RED-ORANGE that some think), another SITH saber.  So what I am getting at is MR did well in hyping the saber and marketing, I was one of those that salavated about the pics at TOYFAIR and I quickly grabbed the phone, called Borders, hey man reserve me two of those bad boys, oh yeah.  But now that someone has mentioned the Vader and Maul sound the same, I feel that my train has derailed, my heart has sank, ETC, so I am left with the feeling that the Obi Wan might be my next saber instead of the Darth Vaul, sorry Darth Maul.  I know that members in here will tell me to shut up!!!!!     LOL

Technically, the Anakin ROTS is copying the Luke. I found my ROTJ saber MATCHES the movie dead on, and Ani ROTS came out later. Besides, all saber sound generally the same. To create a new saber sound, they just mess with pitches. Hence why all but hero sabers get the SAME sound. Besides, Vader's sounds dark and evil, good choice for a sith saber. Don't knock a good product because of an actual good idea. Frankly, MR didn't have to do this because it has smaller marketing ploy than a Dooku because Maul was TPM, 2 movies ago. Dooku was in the final two. There sabers sounded generic, therefore by making it a Vader sound it sounds like the evil it is.
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: darthmaddy on March 24, 2006, 01:56:16 AM
I shall test the Maul before I buy it at Borders.  Under much scrutiny.  Only then will I make my decision.  I'm keeping a pack of E2 AAAs in my glove box.
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: Anakin2 on March 24, 2006, 03:56:50 AM
i always keep AAA's with me for just such an emergency
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: darthmaddy on March 24, 2006, 04:38:18 AM
Hey, you never know :D
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: Knuckle01 on March 24, 2006, 12:13:47 PM
that really sux! all the talk about this DM saber and they make a vader w/ a different hilt!!! now im glad i never pre-ordered one. the vader and DM sounds are COMPLETELY different....MR dropped the ball on this one.
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: Dark Skywalker on March 24, 2006, 01:22:15 PM
Doesn't anyone care that the blade is better? I mean everyone is talking about the sounds and nothing else, it's getting pretty annoying, no offense.
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: Jedi_Qaid on March 24, 2006, 01:35:46 PM
Thank for the info...
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: jedi.the0ry on March 24, 2006, 01:40:34 PM
Like I said, don't knock something good because of tiny issues, which isn't an issue. I can't wait to get a double, it it's really as light as the Luke, spinning will be great. "Omg the sounds are the Vader, I hate MR." So much for being a loyal customer. Maul had Generic Saber Sounds, which is what the Jedi sabers sound like. So MR did a smart thing to differeciate the Jedi sabers from the Sith.
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: Dark Skywalker on March 24, 2006, 01:41:37 PM
thats what i'm saying ;)
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: ijbrekke on March 24, 2006, 01:42:19 PM
Doesn't anyone care that the blade is better? I mean everyone is talking about the sounds and nothing else, it's getting pretty annoying, no offense.

I think most of the criticism will be silenced when a few good pictures come out of this thing. The shots of the blade we've seen look like they are from a camera phone. It won't take long until someone puts this thing right next to a Vader and takes a clear pic, and all of the sudden we'll say "Who cares if it sounds like Vader? That blade is a HUGE improvement." And if it turns out the blade really hasn't improved much then, well, MR might have more of a mess on their hands. This is a VERY important saber for these guys and is not something they should have half-assed in any way. Yes, the sound is not accurate, that probably wasn't a very good decision. But if the rest of the saber kicks some major booty, do we really care in the long run?
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: Dark Skywalker on March 24, 2006, 01:45:28 PM
Exactly
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: Powered Convoy on March 24, 2006, 01:59:21 PM
Looks great.  I'm going to have to spring for the double.

Randy
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: DarthRage on March 24, 2006, 02:34:46 PM
Can't wait to see a side by side pic with Maul's TPM and Vader's ESB.
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: ani104 on March 24, 2006, 02:36:13 PM
Ya, that will be good
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: Dark Skywalker on March 24, 2006, 02:40:33 PM
Bring 'um on! ;)
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: Darthirishman on March 24, 2006, 05:45:46 PM
Like I said before this is the first Fx saber that has not generated any excitement in me after hearing a review, I have gotten over the sound issue, but I will wait until the price is discounted like all the other ones.  A better blade does tickle me
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: darthmaddy on March 24, 2006, 07:01:02 PM
I'm done complaining too.  I'm just going to change the sounds out in mine.  You can tell a difference in the new blade from pictures.  I am excited about that.  They did do a really good job on the hilt.  I think all the buttons are aluminum.  The hilt is definitely high quality from what I've seen so far.  Go check out the Maul disassembly at Thecustomsabershop.  You can tell it is constructed well.
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: DarthRage on March 24, 2006, 07:25:25 PM
The guy said it's louder and more clear then Vader's so I'm sure it will be fine.  Maybe it's not exactly the same as Vader's but sounds real similar because it's another red one.
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: Kyp Durron on March 24, 2006, 11:17:29 PM
Is it just me, or does it look like it's brighter near the base of the blade than the rest of the way up like a luxeon?  :o
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: ani104 on March 24, 2006, 11:55:48 PM
Is it just me, or does it look like it's brighter near the base of the blade than the rest of the way up like a luxeon? :o

I think its you  :-\

Ya, me too, I was bagging it at first but I am probably gonna get one and change the sounds.
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: GioFX on March 25, 2006, 01:49:42 AM
I dont want to discuss again on sounds, for what I read almost all are deluded by the Vader sounds but still we need another FX :-)
About the color: I never see "orange" in my Vader, maybe some people must change the batteries... anyway no offense I want to see by myself when mine arrives.
Sound power...it's loud and two "out of sync" sabres may sound different from Vader ... but  until now no tests with the coupler, the small holes may reduce the volume a lot, again I want to wait and see, ops, hear by myself  ;)
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: darthmaddy on March 25, 2006, 02:55:14 AM
Is it just me, or does it look like it's brighter near the base of the blade than the rest of the way up like a luxeon? :o

I think its you  :-\

Ya, me too, I was bagging it at first but I am probably gonna get one and change the sounds.
I'll let you know on my progress on chenging the boards.  It shouldn't be too hard.  From what I know about the last gen sabers, the blades are interchangable, so everything else should be too.
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: Dark Skywalker on March 25, 2006, 11:17:10 AM
God I can't wait 'till my birthday ;)
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: ani104 on March 25, 2006, 01:37:24 PM
Is it just me, or does it look like it's brighter near the base of the blade than the rest of the way up like a luxeon? :o

I think its you :-\

Ya, me too, I was bagging it at first but I am probably gonna get one and change the sounds.
I'll let you know on my progress on chenging the boards. It shouldn't be too hard. From what I know about the last gen sabers, the blades are interchangable, so everything else should be too.

Thanks Darth Malak  ;)
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: DarthRage on March 25, 2006, 08:25:55 PM
About the color: I never see "orange" in my Vader, maybe some people must change the batteries...

No, we mean they look orange in the pictures even though they're red in front of us.
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: Dark Skywalker on March 25, 2006, 08:33:55 PM
exactly
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: ani104 on March 26, 2006, 12:13:11 AM
My Vader is slightly orange  :-\
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: GioFX on March 26, 2006, 02:24:14 AM
About the color: I never see "orange" in my Vader, maybe some people must change the batteries...

No, we mean they look orange in the pictures even though they're red in front of us.

sorry my mistake

but I want to say yesterday I've used a lot the anakin in the full dark, then I ignites the Vader (fresh batteries) xxx... ,due to contrasted blue probably, it's so red it punish my eyes   :o at this point I cant imagine a more red saber!!



Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: Anakin2 on March 26, 2006, 02:55:45 AM
ive noticed that too. Vader loves the dark side..
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: DarthRage on March 26, 2006, 01:32:26 PM
My Vader is slightly orange :-\

Is yours the Vader ANH?  My Vader ESB is RED, no orange what so ever.

sorry my mistake

but I want to say yesterday I've used a lot the anakin in the full dark, then I ignites the Vader (fresh batteries) xxx... ,due to contrasted blue probably, it's so red it punish my eyes :o at this point I cant imagine a more red saber!!

I can because the blue FX lights up a little bit brighter and doesn't look as blotchy.  If this Maul is as bright as Anakin's FX then I'll be real happy when I get it.
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: GioFX on March 26, 2006, 02:12:07 PM
My Vader is slightly orange :-\

Is yours the Vader ANH?  My Vader ESB is RED, no orange what so ever.


mine is evil RED, I read now the QuiGon (excellent) Maul review and judging from the
shots it's equal to my Vader ESB
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: Darthirishman on March 26, 2006, 02:13:04 PM
I am thinking of leading a revolt against the Maul saber
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: Dark Skywalker on March 26, 2006, 02:13:35 PM
Here we go again ::)
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: Darthirishman on March 26, 2006, 02:16:57 PM
I am so bad xxx
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: Dark Skywalker on March 26, 2006, 02:17:30 PM
whatever you say
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: Darthirishman on March 26, 2006, 02:18:45 PM
LOL
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: Dark Skywalker on March 26, 2006, 02:21:33 PM
Laughing Out Loud  :D
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: Darthirishman on March 26, 2006, 02:23:52 PM
Anyway what else is going besides MR being cheap on the sabers
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: Dark Skywalker on March 26, 2006, 02:48:12 PM
do you ever stop? :D
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: Darthirishman on March 26, 2006, 02:49:16 PM
Yeah I think I am done here
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: darthmaddy on March 26, 2006, 03:40:41 PM
I'm trying to look at it like the glass is half full.  Granted, there is no reason for them to use Vadersfx,  they might as well have recorded sounds of the Millenium Falcon taking off and used those.  But everything else about the saber is great.  Optimism.  The sounds can be changed, but it will cost money to get the parts from another FX.  That's the only downside I can think of.
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: Darthirishman on March 26, 2006, 03:41:59 PM
Right but the key word is money
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: darthmaddy on March 26, 2006, 03:47:57 PM
I hear ya.  I'm starting to cut it close.
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: AAYLA SECURA on March 26, 2006, 03:54:54 PM
I agree, Malak. At first I was really disappointed about the sounds (I still am). Like I said before, if MR can acquire access to Lucasfilm's props to create their LEs, then there's no reason they can't nail the proper sounds for a FFX. And then to go on and market the sounds as being from TPM is flat out false advertising. But that aside, I am excited to have a new red saber... and a double-bladed one at that! I'm sure I'll get past the sounds once I try it out and see how cool everyone that's reviewed it says it is. I really can't wait until it comes out next week. :)
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: Darthirishman on March 26, 2006, 03:56:09 PM
I will need some time alone to get over the sound issue
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: darthmaddy on March 26, 2006, 04:10:43 PM
It did take me some time to get over it.  I just thought about how great everything else about the saber is.  MR still hasn't made a perfect one(each one has flaws, some worse than others).  In this case its the sounds and that's it.  I don't guess we should have expected Maul sounds after the Luke ROTJ sounds disappointed.  Just having the Maul is going to make me really want the rest of the TPM sabers to be made into FX form.  Just think how awesome an Obi TPM FX will be.  Something about those big red buttons on the TPMs I just love.  I hope they don't make the AOTC version instead.
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: Dark Skywalker on March 26, 2006, 04:30:05 PM
Yeah I hope the do Obi-Wan TPM
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: saberlover on March 26, 2006, 07:17:49 PM
I'll wait until its on clearence. :-\
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: Darthirishman on March 26, 2006, 07:19:54 PM
Join the club saberlover, I am starting a new one called the Darth Vaul Fx-saber club LOL
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: ani104 on March 26, 2006, 10:19:52 PM
I think it would be interesting to see someone who complained abot it do a review ;)
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: Darthirishman on March 27, 2006, 06:38:25 AM
If I get it I will post a review
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: Dark Skywalker on March 27, 2006, 08:14:41 AM
That wouldn't be a very nice review if you ask me. :P
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: Darth Flame on March 27, 2006, 09:03:10 AM
I think we get the point now that you dont like the sounds of the MAUL.

Actual sounds from TPM wouldve been nice but I dont understand this deal with I already have another Vader, blah, blah blah. This isnt a Vader, this is a Maul. It may have Vader sounds, but its a totally new hilt, new sound/battery pack, improved blade and so on, yet its still just a Vader? C'mon man, it may reuse Vader's sounds but to keep calling it just another Vader is selling it far short. When all you can say about it is that it uses Vader sounds, over and over and over, your not helping anyone anymore.

I understand being dissappointed, but when is enough useless posts about "oh, its got vader's sounds" enough? 5 or so is understandable, but 15 or 20 saying exactly the same thing is a waste of everybody's time.
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: Darthirishman on March 27, 2006, 09:25:25 AM
In case you have not noticed I done saying what I needed to say about the Maul, if you get it congrats, if I get and I say if, I will post a review whether you agree or disagree with it is up to you, now I am done talking about the sounds.
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: Darthirishman on March 27, 2006, 09:26:39 AM
By the way I will post as much as I like, opinions everyone has one.
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: Darth Flame on March 27, 2006, 09:36:02 AM
Yeah, people do have em, and most of em stink. ;D

I never tried to say stop posting, I just dont understand why you insist on posting the same thing over and over.

Btw, I got a hundred bucks that says u cant resist saying anything else about those Maul sounds.
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: Darthirishman on March 27, 2006, 09:37:36 AM
You are on with that bet, and I take money order or check thanks, the reason behind all my posts is that I feel deceived by MR
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: Darth Flame on March 27, 2006, 09:46:48 AM
I can understand that to a point, but like someone else said, they never did specify which movie they were recorded from. I dont feel deceived but they definitely werent completely open about it either. Yeah, its a cop out and the easy way out, but when we dont make the decisions, what do we do? Id still much rather have the new hilt, new blade, and the dual blade ability than to not because of the sounds.
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: Darthirishman on March 27, 2006, 09:55:15 AM
Like you said before


Yeah, people do have em, and most of em stink.
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: Darth Flame on March 27, 2006, 10:16:15 AM
LOL, so now mine stinks cause Im willing to look past the sounds and buy a good saber anyway. Ooooookkkkkkkkk.
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: Darthirishman on March 27, 2006, 10:19:30 AM
Just saying my opinion might stink, your might stink, end of story if you like the saber good for you and nice purchase
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: Darthirishman on March 27, 2006, 10:25:14 AM
I admit that I did post and whine alot about the sounds and if anyone is mad at me or doesnt like what I had to say then I am sorry.
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: xwingband on March 27, 2006, 10:28:25 AM
Here's why repeat sounds are disappointing: It's an easy change to make and it would show MR going past what is normal.  It is normal to have a higher quality build in a new gen of sabers, that's a given, but correcting sounds is that extra that would make it sparkle.  It's a upgrade but not a huge one.  It's like a Luke ESB to Anakin ROTS...
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: Darthirishman on March 27, 2006, 10:33:36 AM
I couldnt agree with more xwingband, point blank, MR dropped the ball
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: Knuckle01 on March 27, 2006, 10:37:18 AM
you guys get my vote
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: GioFX on March 27, 2006, 10:38:44 AM
Here's why repeat sounds are disappointing: It's an easy change to make and it would show MR going past what is normal.  It is normal to have a higher quality build in a new gen of sabers, that's a given, but correcting sounds is that extra that would make it sparkle.  It's a upgrade but not a huge one.  It's like a Luke ESB to Anakin ROTS...

well, also mine is tired on the sounds discussion, however you can say a Maul sabre with Maul sound it's an "extra", c'mon....
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: Darthirishman on March 27, 2006, 10:40:13 AM
Well I am not trying to get people to go on one side or the other ,just wanted to make people aware whio have ordered this thing that be prepared for what you didnt expect, but your vote is acknowledge and appreciated
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: Darth Flame on March 27, 2006, 11:03:21 AM
Maul sounds for the Maul definitely should not be an extra.

Ill still be buyin it, but it woulda been nice. But, my sabers arent turned on often either, they spend alot of time on display with the rest of my Star Wars and my TF toys.
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: Darthirishman on March 27, 2006, 11:07:21 AM
In a robot voice    " I love the Maul saber, it is the greatest saber ever, I will buy 2 double packs"
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: GioFX on March 27, 2006, 11:53:56 AM
lol Sifo, I agree with you but you are a moderator!! All here are trying to moderate you LOL!!!
lol LOL your robot voice...suddenly I remember the Daleks!!!!! Thanks!!!


Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: Darthirishman on March 27, 2006, 11:57:10 AM
Well my job is to make sure everyone behaves, I am behaving
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: DarthRage on March 27, 2006, 12:25:46 PM
I'm glad the crying is over about the sounds for now at least.  We've only seen one review where that guy says that Maul's sounds a lot like Vaders.  Well it is another red saber and they did sound alike even in the movies so he could be mistaking about them being rehashed and not being able to spot little differences in the sound.  I'm more exciting about the lighter weight and the brighter red blade I keep hearing about, plus it's a double sided saber!  Can't wait til I get one.
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: Darthirishman on March 27, 2006, 12:28:24 PM
In a Doctor Evil voice, riiiigggghhhhttttttt
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: ani104 on March 27, 2006, 12:51:01 PM
You could always chnage the sounds ;)
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: Darthirishman on March 27, 2006, 12:58:25 PM
Yeah but for how much, money is tight man
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: Anakin2 on March 27, 2006, 01:25:53 PM
true. I would love to change the sounds. But with upgrade kits costing a few hundred dollars...(come on now...i find it hard to believe that the parts for these actually cost that much) changing the sounds out good be expensive as heck
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: DarthRage on March 27, 2006, 02:06:11 PM
If you guys can't get over the fact that Maul's sounds like Vader's then you probably won't like Obi-Wan's FX sounding like Anakin's.  I bet it will, or maybe Luke's.

Like somebody else here said and I agree with.  The sounds are probably based on the colors.  Some sounds may have been upgraded but they probably didn't upgrade this with better sounds because they've reached their limits for now.  Dooku's FX will probably sounds the same.  Qui-Gon's FX will probably sound like Luke's ROTJ and so on.
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: Dark Skywalker on March 27, 2006, 02:10:08 PM
probably
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: Darthirishman on March 27, 2006, 02:15:49 PM
We shall wait and see, my thoughts come from what I have heard in the movies
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: darthmaddy on March 27, 2006, 03:56:37 PM
No the point is Maul's saber sounds nothing like the Vader sounds.  MR improved every aspect of this new gen saber, but put totally inaccurate sounds in it.  Its like perfectly detailing a car, but leaving one big muddy spot on the quarter panel.  If they are going so far as to improve all these aspects they might as well go all the way.  I wouldn't even be complaining if they used the Anakin FX sounds because they are generic, but they used VADERS, and those don't sounds like any other saber.  It doesn't make sense.
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: DarthRage on March 27, 2006, 06:37:06 PM
All of those darkside (RED) sabers share those same darkside deep pitch sounds.  I'm with everybody here when they say they should have recorded new sounds but they still would have been similar to Vader's in some aspects and closer to it then if they were to use a lightside saber like Anakin's, Mace's, or Luke's.  Basically, it doesn't bother me that much because I love the Vader sounds and I don't think that Maul's was that different from the movies... maybe a quicker sound but oh well.  None of the FX's sounds aren't totally accurate from the movies.
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: Dark Skywalker on March 27, 2006, 06:38:52 PM
It doesn't bother me because I don't have a Vader :D
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: Darthirishman on March 27, 2006, 06:41:17 PM
Well to me the idle hum of the Maul is like a hive of bees buzzing, the swing motion sounds sound like a hot blade cutting through fog, just me, the Vader is more machine like in the motion sounds.
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: xwingband on March 27, 2006, 08:28:50 PM
I always have to leave when I post something... by extra I meant the extra effort.  Not that it would be like an extra feature.  God that'd be appalling: Pay more for accurate sounds!  I'd drop kick MR if they did that.
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: ani104 on March 27, 2006, 09:16:38 PM
The thing that bothers me is that Mauls sounds were unique, they didn't sound like Vaders at all :-\.
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: GioFX on March 28, 2006, 04:57:11 AM
I always have to leave when I post something... by extra I meant the extra effort.  Not that it would be like an extra feature.  God that'd be appalling: Pay more for accurate sounds!  I'd drop kick MR if they did that.

no need to leave, probably I understood a wrong meaning 'cause my english, if so, sorry
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: xwingband on March 28, 2006, 06:13:32 AM
Nah, it's just an odd coincidence that I have to physically leave the computer and not see the replies after I post something like that.
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: GioFX on March 28, 2006, 06:57:19 AM
lol ok ok for a moment I thought you want to leave the thread like the hd labs one
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: Knuckle01 on March 30, 2006, 11:12:08 AM
The thing that bothers me is that Mauls sounds were unique, they didn't sound like Vaders at all :-\.

absolutely
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: DarthRage on March 30, 2006, 11:20:39 AM
The power ups were different and Maul's power down was faster but the rest of it did sound like Vaders.  The brightness was about the same though, I heard it was brighter but it didn't look like it was.

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi44.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Ff21%2FRage420%2FMaul-Vader.jpg&hash=d86edb46e91eff698f1ce6312ba4e672837f5b87)
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: ani104 on March 30, 2006, 11:13:33 PM
Those pics look very orange  :-\
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: Knuckle01 on March 31, 2006, 03:18:25 AM
Those pics look very orange  :-\

its just a vader w/ a maul hilt...
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: ani104 on March 31, 2006, 12:08:37 PM
Oh, okay  ;)
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: DarthRage on March 31, 2006, 02:16:52 PM
Those pics look very orange  :-\

its just a vader w/ a maul hilt...

Yeah, Maul's uses the same blade I guess.
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: ani104 on March 31, 2006, 02:41:00 PM
Just calm down a bit man, keep it cool  8)
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: DarthRage on March 31, 2006, 02:43:19 PM
Oh I'm calm, I think I mistook it... edited.
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: ani104 on March 31, 2006, 02:44:55 PM
Oh, sorry :-[

Just remember that he might take what you said the wrong way.
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: DarthRage on March 31, 2006, 05:40:36 PM
I think I took it the wrong way, I thought he said that the guy faked it but really I think he meant MR just used the same old Vader blade for the Maul's.  My mistake.  The sounds were kind of different though which is cool.  Now people can stop with that.
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: ani104 on April 01, 2006, 02:12:36 PM
Are you ordering one?
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: Dark Skywalker on April 01, 2006, 07:55:04 PM
I think I took it the wrong way, I thought he said that the guy faked it but really I think he meant MR just used the same old Vader blade for the Maul's.  My mistake.  The sounds were kind of different though which is cool.  Now people can stop with that.

I don't think MR used the same blade. Oui-Gon says the blade feels more durable.
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: DarthRage on April 01, 2006, 07:57:21 PM
Are you ordering one?

Me?  Yeah, but waiting until I don't have to pay and then wait for a month or 2.  Does anybody know if Sharper Image will carry these?
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: ani104 on April 01, 2006, 08:35:24 PM
What about Bestbuy, surley you have one of those near you?
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: DarthRage on April 01, 2006, 09:29:57 PM
Yeah, they're getting them in?!  Do you know when?
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: ani104 on April 02, 2006, 12:47:27 AM
No, mabye you could inquire  ;)
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: HAN SOLO on April 06, 2006, 12:37:20 PM
Got my Double Bladed today. Gonna have to get some batts. MR said I would get it Monday, but today is just as good. I tried one saber today (TV remote batts). Same as Vader's. Here's a mini review preview double bladed twirling:

Got my DOUBLE BLADED today folks! Aside from the stiff control button and the recycled Vader sounds (MR, you could have updated the sound files), this saber is not bad. It fits together nicely and is well weighted (Not light, but not too heavy; well balanced) that it is comfortable to handle. AAA batts make life easier for the hilt size and the saber tube is stronger than the others as Qui-Gon stated. The motion sensor is more accurate also. However, the most interesting feature of this saber I observed was not what was inside the box, but on it. How the photo differs from the single lightsaber box. It shows Maul in a pose during the battle of Naboo, instead of Tatooine. But laziness (Sounds; a key feature that any avid SW fan loves about lightsabers) has brought this saber to just above a mediocre admiration. Maybe EP III'S Obi-Wan Kenobi Lightsaber will be improved. 

7.5/10

Why can't MR get the SITH sound's correct?
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: ani104 on April 08, 2006, 03:04:20 AM
Post a review  ;)
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: HAN SOLO on April 08, 2006, 01:47:36 PM
I would ani104, but I don't have the want to. Even though this behemoth is using the newer tech, I am SOOOOOOO disappointed with the sounds. Even the double twirl is not all that impressive. >:(
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: ani104 on April 08, 2006, 01:49:06 PM
Shame that they couldn't be bothered to do the real sounds  :'(
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: HAN SOLO on April 08, 2006, 01:55:35 PM
Shame that they couldn't be bothered to do the real sounds  :'(

Something doesn't feel right about this.....MR is growing in popularity, has been established as collecting contender and some of the employees have been recognized in the collecting community. I feel that maybe the Darth Maul project was a test project for newer technology, using what available resources they had and then was rushed for a certain deadline. I feel that something was preventing the creators from perfecting this FX saber.
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: ani104 on April 08, 2006, 01:56:06 PM
Lets Protest!

J/K  ;)
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: HAN SOLO on April 08, 2006, 02:09:18 PM
Lets Protest!

J/K  ;)

I think we already have. Anyways, ani104, I have to go pumps some iron. Peace Out, Dude!
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: The Professor on April 24, 2006, 02:15:33 PM
Good review Kit.  Good pics too. The more I see the Maul the more I want it...lol.
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: Knuckle01 on April 24, 2006, 03:27:05 PM
I would ani104, but I don't have the want to. Even though this behemoth is using the newer tech, I am SOOOOOOO disappointed with the sounds. Even the double twirl is not all that impressive. >:(

its unfortunate.....i don't think i'll be adding this one anytime soon
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: The Professor on April 24, 2006, 04:00:35 PM
I would ani104, but I don't have the want to. Even though this behemoth is using the newer tech, I am SOOOOOOO disappointed with the sounds. Even the double twirl is not all that impressive. >:(

its unfortunate.....i don't think i'll be adding this one anytime soon

Yeah a lot of people have been saying the same thing.  I for one would like to have one but the "wow" factor just isn't there for me with the recycled sounds and all.  But I think had MR done a Dooku FX the story might have been different and cheaper for that matter.  lol.  Hopefully the Obi-Wan ROTS will do better. 
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: Darth Pantsless on April 24, 2006, 06:24:51 PM
I don't think it will, really, theres nothing spectacular about the ROTS Obi-wan. It's not iconic like the Maul, Sidious or Dooku, in fact you only see the hilt for a couple of seconds and no closeups like you do with the TPM version
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: Knuckle01 on April 25, 2006, 06:22:29 AM
well as far as the obi-wan ROTS....thats gonna be a Anakin in a different hilt. same sounds and all....well IMO anyway
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: todd4566 on April 25, 2006, 12:40:35 PM
Hopefully the Obi is not a recycled Anakin, but I'm sure it will be.   ???  As for the Maul, I picked one up yesterday.  Since I sold both Vader sabers I had (I do have a "spare" Vader ESB - thx MR), the Maul sounds are exclusive in my collection.  I was previously against buying the Maul though, and after opening it last night I'd recommend it to anyone.  The hilt is the best I've seen yet, and the blade is NOT duller than that of my custom Vader; my vader has a 4 AAA battery pack powering the blade alone  I will post a review soon with plenty of pics.
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: The Professor on April 25, 2006, 01:06:12 PM
I don't think it will, really, theres nothing spectacular about the ROTS Obi-wan. It's not iconic like the Maul, Sidious or Dooku, in fact you only see the hilt for a couple of seconds and no closeups like you do with the TPM version

Well the Kenobi ROTS has the history because in essence that's the same saber Obi-Wan uses until ANH time.  So from a retrospect point of view it has huge value to the common fan and especially Obi-Wan fans.  I for one would buy the Obi-Wan ROTS over the Maul but that's just me.  lol.  I think MR should of made the Obi-Wan TPM before they made the ROTS version.  Because both TPM sabers together makes a good pair.  Better yet they should of had the entire line of TPM sabers.  Qui-Gon, Kenobi, and Maul.  That would of done alot better because you have the whole set to offer and more FX fans would of been more susceptable to buying the entire set.
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: todd4566 on April 25, 2006, 01:36:42 PM
Definitely should have been a Phantom Menace Obi rather than ROTS.  Boo!   Hopefully the Obi gets the new strong blade that the Maul gets though..
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: Knuckle01 on April 25, 2006, 06:14:08 PM
yeah the obi TPM would have been sick
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: ani104 on April 25, 2006, 09:14:47 PM
Good for dueling  ;)
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: The Professor on April 25, 2006, 11:00:39 PM
Oh very good for dueling.  I mean they're both good sabers in terms of comfortability but I mean the Darth Maul just doesn't fit with the Obi-Wan ROTS.  If MR made the Obi-Wan TPM alongside the Darth Maul TPM then you can recreate that fateful duel at home.  haha I mean why they never thought of that is beyond me.  Lots and Lots of people would of bought the Darth Maul and Obi-Wan TPM together.
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: ani104 on April 25, 2006, 11:03:26 PM
They probably could have done a set including 1 full Maul and 1 Obi-Wan TPM  :o
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: The Professor on April 25, 2006, 11:30:37 PM
They probably could have done a set including 1 full Maul and 1 Obi-Wan TPM  :o

Yeah man do you know how sweet that would of been?  Friggin awesome.  I mean they would of really had everyone in a real "AW" if they had done the complete Phantom Menace line.  Qui-Gon, Obi-Wan, and Maul. 
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: ani104 on April 26, 2006, 01:05:51 AM
Ya. I would buy that without hesitation  :o
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: Knuckle01 on April 26, 2006, 08:30:26 AM
They probably could have done a set including 1 full Maul and 1 Obi-Wan TPM  :o

Yeah man do you know how sweet that would of been?  Friggin awesome.  I mean they would of really had everyone in a real "AW" if they had done the complete Phantom Menace line.  Qui-Gon, Obi-Wan, and Maul. 

i would def pick up the qui-gon and obi-wan TPM in a heartbeat. especially the qui-gon....it would be the only other green saber.
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: ani104 on April 26, 2006, 05:18:31 PM
I would rather have the Obi TPM;)
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: Knuckle01 on April 26, 2006, 09:10:41 PM
the obi is so cool...but something about qui-gons gets me everytime. i dont know why....i mean its essentially a tube right..nothing fancy. maybe cause qui-gon was such a bada** lol
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: ani104 on April 26, 2006, 10:40:49 PM
You were going to get the LE of that, right?
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: Knuckle01 on April 27, 2006, 05:42:07 AM
eventually i would like to.....but MR need to make a qui-gon FX if anything.
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: The Professor on April 27, 2006, 08:10:11 AM
Yeah I agree.  The Qui-Gon FX would be a definite favorite among many on this site I know that much.  I hope in 07' the Obi-Wan TPM and Qui-Gon FX's are made.  Haha wouldn't that be a great pair?
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: ani104 on April 28, 2006, 02:54:42 AM
A Obi-Wan TPM would ba a killer saber....
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: Knuckle01 on April 28, 2006, 11:52:37 AM
both would be huge sellers....IMO
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: DarthArn on April 28, 2006, 12:03:51 PM
why did Qui-Gon have to die? :'( His FX would be cool.
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: Knuckle01 on April 28, 2006, 04:05:43 PM
why did Qui-Gon have to die? :'( His FX would be cool.

def made a mistake killing him off so quickly.
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: ani104 on April 28, 2006, 04:06:15 PM
He sould have been Dooku.
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: Knuckle01 on April 28, 2006, 04:11:12 PM
He sould have been Dooku.

i liked him to, lol.....i would have liked to see qui-gon and maul duke it in ep2 to the death
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: ani104 on April 28, 2006, 04:16:07 PM
Even when they did that in ep1?
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: Knuckle01 on April 28, 2006, 05:04:39 PM
no what im sayin is maul would have escaped in ep1 and then a final duel would take place in ep 2. just to keep both the characters around a little longer.
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: ani104 on April 28, 2006, 08:29:21 PM
Ya, but then what would have happened in ROTS with no Dooku?
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: Knuckle01 on April 29, 2006, 01:02:31 PM
Ya, but then what would have happened in ROTS with no Dooku?

you could have kept the count in ROTS....he wouldnt have been affected
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: HAN SOLO on May 02, 2006, 01:26:38 PM
Its amazing but when I found the Luke ROTJ 2005 had the same sounds but at different pitches than the Anakin ROTS I wasn't to depressed about it I figured since its a re-release it would have the same characteristics it did before but with a green LED blade, I guess I am more bothered about the Maul since its the latest and greatest of the Fx-sabers, true somethings did change about the saber, hilt accuracy, overall size and the battery size, more of Reddish color (although I think the Vader is RED, not a RED-ORANGE that some think), another SITH saber.  So what I am getting at is MR did well in hyping the saber and marketing, I was one of those that salavated about the pics at TOYFAIR and I quickly grabbed the phone, called Borders, hey man reserve me two of those bad boys, oh yeah.  But now that someone has mentioned the Vader and Maul sound the same, I feel that my train has derailed, my heart has sank, ETC, so I am left with the feeling that the Obi Wan might be my next saber instead of the Darth Vaul, sorry Darth Maul.  I know that members in here will tell me to shut up!!!!!     LOL

Technically, the Anakin ROTS is copying the Luke. I found my ROTJ saber MATCHES the movie dead on, and Ani ROTS came out later. Besides, all saber sound generally the same. To create a new saber sound, they just mess with pitches. Hence why all but hero sabers get the SAME sound. Besides, Vader's sounds dark and evil, good choice for a sith saber. Don't knock a good product because of an actual good idea. Frankly, MR didn't have to do this because it has smaller marketing ploy than a Dooku because Maul was TPM, 2 movies ago. Dooku was in the final two. There sabers sounded generic, therefore by making it a Vader sound it sounds like the evil it is.

 ::) Luke's is close......Just not the same power-up and power-down sounds. (Accoustically, the Jedi sabers sound like a sword being sheathed and unsheathed, the Sith sabers sound like the strike of a match and Luke's from ROTJ has a metal punching through metal sound)

Also, when you pay the money for these products, you should be getting what you pay for. MR stately guarantees that the sounds are from the movie. (The box says movie and not movies......maybe it should be the other way around)
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: HAN SOLO on May 02, 2006, 01:28:12 PM
Doesn't anyone care that the blade is better? I mean everyone is talking about the sounds and nothing else, it's getting pretty annoying, no offense.

Most fans enjoy the sounds of the lightsaber. Afterall, it would seem that this is the concencus here.
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: HAN SOLO on May 02, 2006, 01:39:20 PM
I'm trying to look at it like the glass is half full.  Granted, there is no reason for them to use Vadersfx,  they might as well have recorded sounds of the Millenium Falcon taking off and used those.  But everything else about the saber is great.  Optimism.  The sounds can be changed, but it will cost money to get the parts from another FX.  That's the only downside I can think of.


 :D
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: HAN SOLO on May 02, 2006, 01:40:43 PM
I will need some time alone to get over the sound issue


Don't worry friend, I support you on this one.
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: HAN SOLO on May 02, 2006, 01:45:59 PM
lol Sifo, I agree with you but you are a moderator!! All here are trying to moderate you LOL!!!
lol LOL your robot voice...suddenly I remember the Daleks!!!!! Thanks!!!





:o  MR should make the original DR Who replicas......I would love to have the Tardis!:D Do you think it'll as big on the inside?  :P ;D
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: HAN SOLO on May 02, 2006, 01:57:53 PM
I think I took it the wrong way, I thought he said that the guy faked it but really I think he meant MR just used the same old Vader blade for the Maul's.  My mistake.  The sounds were kind of different though which is cool.  Now people can stop with that.

I don't think MR used the same blade. Oui-Gon says the blade feels more durable.

I agree, the blade is MUCH stronger. In fact, I've had mine since the middle of April and it still has not warped. And yes, they DO hurt when you get the smack-down from one of these puppies! :o
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: HAN SOLO on May 02, 2006, 01:59:22 PM
What about Bestbuy, surley you have one of those near you?

I spoke to a manager at Future Shop (Canadian Best Buy) and he told me around late May / early June. But that is up here.
Title: Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
Post by: Lord Clueless on April 15, 2007, 12:49:45 AM
I think the maul is awesum-thats just my opinion.....