2012 Vintage Darth Maul pics and review

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2012 Vintage Darth Maul pics and review

Postby Eopie Herder » Wed Nov 30, 2011 3:31 pm

Got my hands on one today, and I thought I'd share pics and my first quick impressions. I did get two sabers, but the ignited one is not the newer one that splits in two.

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I'll start by saying that the figure is 100% new (unless they used the same feet, but foot pegs are placed differently.Above the ankle, no confusion) and he is super articulated, including ball jointed hips!

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Cloak is a little off, but I love the plastic hood. Actually, the cloak is way, way off, but I can see why they did it the way they did. Eveything else is new, saves cost. Making that robe movie accurate would be expensive.

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Saber fits on the belt! This one is a new very accurate sculpt. Needs better paint apps.

Great likeness of Ray Park, and they did a great job trying to get the soft goods right. (they didn't, but it's closer than they have ever gotten, by a landslide!)

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All in all, I have to say Hasbro really nailed this. Paint apps could ahve been more accurate with the tattoos, but really this figure is a slam dunk. Very, very pleased. I'll post some "action" shots with Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan shortly.

And, for reference....a pic with the last new sculpt of Maul from 2005....

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Re: 2012 Vintage Darth Maul pics and review

Postby Eopie Herder » Wed Nov 30, 2011 4:24 pm

A few more...

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Re: 2012 Vintage Darth Maul pics and review

Postby YAK_Chewie » Wed Nov 30, 2011 5:01 pm

YEAH!!!

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Re: 2012 Vintage Darth Maul pics and review

Postby beattle55 » Wed Nov 30, 2011 5:01 pm

AWESOME!!!! How did you score one already? Hope they will be easier to find I could plug a few into my fight scenes...
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Re: 2012 Vintage Darth Maul pics and review

Postby drod26 » Wed Nov 30, 2011 5:02 pm

excellent looking figure.. I like the detail on the tunic (torso) and the belt... I cant wait to get my hands on a few of these, nice job hasbro.. :D
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Re: 2012 Vintage Darth Maul pics and review

Postby darthmadonna » Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:47 pm

some great pictures! Glad to hear that this figure is worth it! :)
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Re: 2012 Vintage Darth Maul pics and review

Postby linuspumpkin » Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:08 pm

It sucks! The horns look way too big and I hate the mix use of plastic and cloth that makes up the robe. Hasbro won't milk me for another $9 -$12 for this piece of junk.
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Re: 2012 Vintage Darth Maul pics and review

Postby YAK_Chewie » Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:00 pm

Thanks for sharing pics, Eopie Herder!

I think the robes are nice but not perfect. The horns are a letdown though I think more than anything.

I'll be looking to use parts from other Maul figures to try and make one that I like more - most likely, what I'll do is use the tunic and head from this version:

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Then I'll see if I can incorporate those onto this new Maul... but from what I can tell, his torso is the hard plastic that is a pain in the you-know-what to work with. I hate how Hasbro sometimes goes with the harder grade of plastic... so in the end, I might just use the arms from this figure and put them on an Evolutions Maul from 2005, and repaint everything black.

So close Hasbro, but not quite there. Argh.

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Re: 2012 Vintage Darth Maul pics and review

Postby Eopie Herder » Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:26 pm

The belt may not work with this one, it's similar to the S.A. Anakin and Qui-Gon where it goes over the ball joint in the waist. So alterations would be needed, not that I think you're not capable, I know that you are. Belt on the new one is far more accurate though.

I am not a fan of the head on that one either, but I'm hopeful that the movie heroes slashing action one will be able to switch out the head. That one looks pretty awesome. Likeness is pretty good on this once, which is nice since they kinda stopped trying to do Ray Park's likeness around 2002.
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Re: 2012 Vintage Darth Maul pics and review

Postby Grand_Admiral_Thrawn » Sat Dec 03, 2011 1:13 pm

I'll be getting one but I'm not too impressed with this figure. Don't get me wrong, it's a cool figure and I like the additional articulations but as Chewie said, the head and SG are disappointing. I generally don't mind SG on a figure but here, it looks off. It's too long and doesn't really render the look of Maul's tunic.

Anyway, thanks for the pics Eopie. And since you have both figure, do you know if the 2005 Maul head can be swapped on the new body without too much effort?
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Re: 2012 Vintage Darth Maul pics and review

Postby AaylaSecurasMan » Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:59 pm

Thanks for the pics, it looks like a good figure, I am getting one for sure.
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Re: 2012 Vintage Darth Maul pics and review

Postby Sybeck1 » Sat Dec 03, 2011 10:27 pm

This will be the first thing I will be looking for january 30th
The Menace on the pegs is no Phantom!
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Re: 2012 Vintage Darth Maul pics and review

Postby Eopie Herder » Thu Dec 08, 2011 2:21 pm

Made a custom robe for him. Hood is the one he comes with.

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Re: 2012 Vintage Darth Maul pics and review

Postby YAK_Chewie » Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:59 pm

Looks like all the hits on this thread overloaded your bandwidth...

I had saved a couple of your images and hosted them too...

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Re: 2012 Vintage Darth Maul pics and review

Postby Eopie Herder » Tue Dec 13, 2011 2:05 pm

Thanks for doing that...gonna have to upgrade again. Here's another...

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This figure is a lot of fun, I love it. That said, I'm likely to still customize it. :roll:

(does the full image show up for you guys? it looks cut off to me)
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