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Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
« Reply #120 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?
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Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
« Reply #121 on: April 01, 2006, 08:35:24 PM »
What about Bestbuy, surley you have one of those near you?

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Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
« Reply #122 on: April 01, 2006, 09:29:57 PM »
Yeah, they're getting them in?!  Do you know when?
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Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
« Reply #123 on: April 02, 2006, 12:47:27 AM »
No, mabye you could inquire  ;)

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Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
« Reply #124 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?


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Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
« Reply #125 on: April 08, 2006, 03:04:20 AM »
Post a review  ;)

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Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
« Reply #126 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. >:(


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Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
« Reply #127 on: April 08, 2006, 01:49:06 PM »
Shame that they couldn't be bothered to do the real sounds  :'(

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Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
« Reply #128 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.


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Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
« Reply #129 on: April 08, 2006, 01:56:06 PM »
Lets Protest!

J/K  ;)

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Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
« Reply #130 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!


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Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
« Reply #131 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.
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Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
« Reply #132 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
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Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
« Reply #133 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. 
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Re: Darth Maul TPM Review By Eric A. Patterson Jr
« Reply #134 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