Darth Maul Force Fx Review & bunch of Pic`s

tk5378

Well-Known Member
I just got mine the other day. I ordered the single blade version, now I'm seriously thinking of ordering another so I can join them together. Each one comes with a connector for making the double-bladed version.

A few short comments, first being that the blade does appear more orangey-red than full on red. My opinion. Second, the "battle-damaged" endcap isn't damaged at all. It's a smooth clean cut with no exposed wires, only a small un-lit crystal visible from the end. The sound is good, but again, it sounds like a Vader sabre, not Maul's. Great weight and supreb craftsmanship on this one. Very well done MR, very well done.
 

SurferGeek

Sr Member
RPF PREMIUM MEMBER
A friend just got one and I was unimpressed. Color was off and as was noted above the "battle damaged" cap... isn't. :p As well, I just don't have the wall space to display the two joined and to display them side by side or next to each other is silly. I don't think I'll be purchasing one.
 

RedTwoX

Sr Member
I'm interested in this one, but I'm going to wait until I see some reports of someone taking it apart. If it's possible to make the blades removable, then I'll almost certainly get one. If it's extrememly difficult to disassemble, or the blades can't be modified... I'll have to pass on it.

What is the emitter made out of? Is it metal like the rest of the hilt, or plastic?
 

Darth Kahnt

Sr Member
I too will wait for more opinions before getting this one. I do like the idea of being able to join two together.
 

RedTwoX

Sr Member
Originally posted by oldken@Mar 23 2006, 07:51 PM
when are these supposed to be available to the public???
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The last date I heard was "April".
 

OldKen

Master Member
Originally posted by Sluis Van Shipyards@Mar 23 2006, 09:41 PM
They didn't use the sound of Maul's saber?.?. That's lame. There's a reason they gave them distinct sounds.
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dude its harder to copy sound from newer digital movies than old ones... :unsure

OH WAIT... no, its not.

that is especially lame.

but if you think about it, when maul weilds the single blade, it sounds just like vaders...

maybe they used the vader sounds in the film, but ray park swinging speeds cause the higher sounds???

maybe when connected, they generate different sounds? (doubt that)

if it is just a vader sound swap... that is lame.
 

cayman shen

Master Member
OMG it DOESN'T have RAY PARK'S fingerprints on it? MR SUCKS.

Jeez, guys. I have to say, complaining about the sound? I mean, did the sabers really have different sounds? Why not complain that the blades on the ROTS sabers weren't POINTY? Not trying to be a dick, but again, jeez.

How does the hilt size compare? I've been jonesing for an affordable half Maul. The FX might make a nice base for a project.
 

tk5378

Well-Known Member
I'd say it's pretty damn close to the correct size. As for the emitter, this baby is all metal from butt to emitter. Very solid construction. The sound is a minor annoyance, but again I only have a single bladed one. One other minor problem...they give you the twin connector piece, along with a nifty allen wrench, but no instructions for joining the two sabres together. It appears to be simply screw the two halves together with the connector, but inside the connector is an allen bolt...for what purpose I don't understand. Very weird. MR Does need to work on putting instructions in their FX series. I have an older Anakin sabre that it took me two weeks and a dozen web searches to figure out how to change the damn batteries. Not to mention the sound no longer works on it...gripe for another thread. I'll try and post some pictures tomorrow when my camera is charged.
 

forcefx

Active Member
Originally posted by tk5378@Mar 24 2006, 03:01 AM
I'd say it's pretty damn close to the correct size. As for the emitter, this baby is all metal from butt to emitter. Very solid construction. The sound is a minor annoyance, but again I only have a single bladed one. One other minor problem...they give you the twin connector piece, along with a nifty allen wrench, but no instructions for joining the two sabres together. It appears to be simply screw the two halves together with the connector, but inside the connector is an allen bolt...for what purpose I don't understand. Very weird. MR Does need to work on putting instructions in their FX series. I have an older Anakin sabre that it took me two weeks and a dozen web searches to figure out how to change the damn batteries. Not to mention the sound no longer works on it...gripe for another thread. I'll try and post some pictures tomorrow when my camera is charged.
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So did your camera charge :)
 

MRCUSTOMERCARE

Well-Known Member
HI TK,

The Darth Maul does come with instructions on how to but the two together. It is in a plastic bag under the display stand.

The allen wrench can be used for lining up the two Battle Damaged Darth Maul halves once they are put together to make it look like one piece, the full Maul.


Originally posted by tk5378@Mar 24 2006, 03:01 AM
I'd say it's pretty damn close to the correct size. As for the emitter, this baby is all metal from butt to emitter. Very solid construction. The sound is a minor annoyance, but again I only have a single bladed one. One other minor problem...they give you the twin connector piece, along with a nifty allen wrench, but no instructions for joining the two sabres together. It appears to be simply screw the two halves together with the connector, but inside the connector is an allen bolt...for what purpose I don't understand. Very weird. MR Does need to work on putting instructions in their FX series. I have an older Anakin sabre that it took me two weeks and a dozen web searches to figure out how to change the damn batteries. Not to mention the sound no longer works on it...gripe for another thread. I'll try and post some pictures tomorrow when my camera is charged.
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SurferGeek

Sr Member
RPF PREMIUM MEMBER
Originally posted by cayman shen@Mar 23 2006, 07:37 PM
Jeez, guys.  I have to say, complaining about the sound?  I mean, did the sabers really have different sounds?  Why not complain that the blades on the ROTS sabers weren't POINTY?  Not trying to be a dick, but again, jeez.

Yeah, it is just an expensive toy, isn't it?

Actually I own a couple of the MR FX sabers and had intended to use them as displays and light source. I had to disable the sound (I described how in a thread here at RPF) but I've not found a way to prevent them from turning off after several minutes.

Unless I can find a way to have them stay on... I will end up selling them. As a display they would be great, as a toy for people to swing around they're great (just don't whack 'em too hard)... I definately won't be caught swinging 'em around while someone films me looking like "Star Wars Kid" :lol

But as a static display... Too inaccurate for my tastes.
 

Sluis Van Shipyards

Master Member
Originally posted by cayman shen@Mar 23 2006, 09:37 PM
OMG it DOESN'T have RAY PARK'S fingerprints on it?  MR SUCKS.

Jeez, guys.  I have to say, complaining about the sound?  I mean, did the sabers really have different sounds?  Why not complain that the blades on the ROTS sabers weren't POINTY?  Not trying to be a dick, but again, jeez.

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Uh yeah they do have different sounds. If you can't tell from the movies, there's lots of Ben Burtt interviews where he tells exactly what went into them. If I'm paying $199 for one, it better sound like Darth Maul's lightsaber. Maybe you have money to burn, but most people don't.
 

allosaur176

Sr Member
Originally posted by cayman shen@Mar 23 2006, 10:37 PM
OMG it DOESN'T have RAY PARK'S fingerprints on it?  MR SUCKS.

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Why would it have Ray Parks' finger prints on it when Darth Maul was the only person seen using it??? And even he was wearing gloves at the time
 

Prop-Maker

Well-Known Member
I think he was trying to be funny or elaborate on a point he was about to make.

I'll be buying one of these for sure. Been waiting a long time for one of these.
 

jlee562

Sr Member
Originally posted by Sluis Van Shipyards+Mar 24 2006, 05:08 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Sluis Van Shipyards @ Mar 24 2006, 05:08 PM)</div>
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@Mar 23 2006, 09:37 PM
OMG it DOESN'T have RAY PARK'S fingerprints on it?  MR SUCKS.

Jeez, guys.  I have to say, complaining about the sound?  I mean, did the sabers really have different sounds?  Why not complain that the blades on the ROTS sabers weren't POINTY?  Not trying to be a dick, but again, jeez.

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Uh yeah they do have different sounds. If you can't tell from the movies, there's lots of Ben Burtt interviews where he tells exactly what went into them. If I'm paying $199 for one, it better sound like Darth Maul's lightsaber. Maybe you have money to burn, but most people don't.
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I'll be honest, I can't tell the difference most of the time, but Maul's saber sounds were VERY distinct. I suggest turning the volume up and turning your back to the screen or closing your eyes. You will hear the difference.
 
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