Maul saber at Borders!

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by Darth Detori, Apr 6, 2006.

  1. Darth Detori

    Darth Detori Well-Known Member

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    I stopped by Borders on my way home from work just to see if MAYBE they had the maul saber in- AND THEY DID.

    They only have the half-maul, however when you buy two they become $90 each. Otherwise they're $100 each.

    These things are so effin' sweet. I can't wait until tonight so I can go out and really get a good look at this thing swinging in the dark.

    It seemed they managed to slim the FX sabers down even more than they already had. Putting it butt to butt with the ROTS Anakin and ESB Vader, this is definitely evident.

    Another awesome feature is that the polycarbonate tubes are actually thicker. This means there's a lot less risk in killing an LED while fighting.

    I've also heard a few people complaining about there being two covertech knobs when you combine it for the full maul- I just unscrewed one of them and tried cajoling the saber loose and it's still perfectly solid.

    I gotta say, they really hit a home run with this one. Could is have used a different sound board than the Vader? Sure. A bit of scorching on the battle damaged end? Of course (however I intend to replicate that as a side-project, since the battle damaged ends are just end caps). But other than that, this is an amazing piece at an incredible price.

    This is THE must-have Star Wars item of the year, without any doubt.
     
  2. TK171

    TK171 Well-Known Member

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    Wow, out already?

    Will have to stop by and take a look...
     
  3. JediCarl

    JediCarl Well-Known Member

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    They didn't put a Maul-specific soundboard in there? That's a huge disappointment, imho. Maul's saber has one of the most distinctive sounds. :unsure
     
  4. nwjedidave

    nwjedidave Sr Member

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    i never really noticed that... i'll have to pop in my EPI dvd and check it out...

    NWJEDI
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  5. Funky

    Funky Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Any pics of this?
     
  6. voix

    voix New Member

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    No doubt. Throw some pics up if you can..
     
  7. forcefx

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  8. Funky

    Funky Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I guess what I wanted to know is if you buy two, is it designed to put them together to make one double sided saber?
     
  9. forcefx

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    Yes they connect with the provided coupler.
     
  10. Funky

    Funky Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    :love
     
  11. Darth Detori

    Darth Detori Well-Known Member

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    trust me, if I had a camera this thread would be ALL pictures

    I just went outside and did some swinging- yep these things are officially sweet. They're so easy to swing given somewhat reduced weight and the unobtrusive design of the saber.

    All I'm wondering is how long it's going to be before one of us designs a coupler without the holes in it for display purposes.
     
  12. Hecubus114

    Hecubus114 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Darth Detori - what part of the country are you in?
     
  13. Darth Detori

    Darth Detori Well-Known Member

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    Indianapolis, IN

    This was from the Keystone location
     
  14. Funky

    Funky Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Keep in mind, I don't have a set in hand yet, but I think the holes in the coupler have to be there for the sound to escape. I suppose you COULD find a way to fill the holes but if you do the sound would be very muffled.
     
  15. OB10

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    So if you buy 2 saber halves (each with the coupler, granted), aren't you going to have a saber with 2 Covertecs? Does the "whole" saber sold as one have just the one Covertec?

    Obi-Bob
     
  16. Darth Detori

    Darth Detori Well-Known Member

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  17. Darth Kahnt

    Darth Kahnt Sr Member

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    I have to get two of these. Looks awesome.
     
  18. Bryancd

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    As I recall, when they Anakin saber became available at Borders, wasn't there a way to do a store search to see which Borders was carrying them? Their web site doesn't have any info on it...
     
  19. vdubbin2001

    vdubbin2001 New Member

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    sweet I will have to check Borders at lunchtime.
     
  20. Double T

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    Detori, glad to hear you made it to Indy okay. I was wondering.

    Keystone has em? Wonder if the Castleton location does.

    Will definately have to check that out. Too bad we're closing on a house, so the credit cards are frozen in limbo... :(

    T
     
  21. Darth Domain

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    Can you buy them as one set as opposed to getting two halfs?
     
  22. Hecubus114

    Hecubus114 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Borders will only sell the single version - $99 each, or 2 for $180.
     
  23. OB10

    OB10 Sr Member

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    Sounds mildly annoying. Handy, but annoying. Even if I removed the extra covertec, I'D KNOW there was a hole there, even if I didn't see it. I think I might have to be * and order one of the sets designed to be a set. Always making more work for myself.....

    Obi-Bob
     
  24. CTF

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    Does this other set you speak of have "real" laser sword technology? Cos you know tubes aren't accurate either...

    And yeah, I'm just messing with ya. :p
     
  25. Darth Detori

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    I'm pretty sure the double set has the covertech too...

    and Double T- I checked Castleton beforehand and they didn't have any FX sabers out. Then again, they had a whole box full of lukes not too long ago, so who knows.
    I'm actually working at Chili's right now between keystone and castleton- stop by sometime; ask for Justin.
     
  26. Darth Detori

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    double post
     
  27. Hecubus114

    Hecubus114 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I live in AZ and my Borders got them today - so I would suspect any stores east of AZ have them, and if they say they dont, their probably holding them till the 11th.
     
  28. muttley

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  29. Bryancd

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    Which AZ store did you go to?
     
  30. cayman shen

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    Can someone post a comparison with an LE Maul or Half-Maul? I'd love to find out how accurate these are, since I'd flat out love to mod one for a static BD Maul saber.
     
  31. Hecubus114

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    75th ave and Bell by Arrowhead mall
     

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