Star Wars' villainous Sith Lord Darth Maul has been transformed into a sleek and imposing new figurine. The double-bladed lightsaber wielding Sith first appeared in The Phantom Menace played by Ray Park and voiced by Peter Serafinowicz, and has since become regarded as that film's highlight. He was so popular he was brought back to life for the animated series The Clone Wars and Rebels.
He was the poster boy for Episode I, and now Rebels has redeemed the former Sith and turned him into a tragic anti-hero his stature's only grown. Naturally, because of his popularity and incredibly striking look, Maul has always been a highlight of Star Wars merchandising. And a new figure may be the best yet.
Sideshow Collectibles has created a new stunning figurine to capture the darkness and power of Darth Maul. Take a look at the slideshow of images of the figure below as well as the official statement.
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The limited edition Darth Maul Premium Format Figure stands at 19.5" high (495.3mm) by 10" wide (254mm) by 25" long (635mm) weighing 6.00 lbs (2.72 kg) and is priced at $519.99 with only 1,500 in stock, the exclusive edition has already sold out. The artists include Matt Black who sculpted the figure, Adam Smith and Chadwick Andersen who were responsible for the mold and cast, Mireya Romo-Bowen, Bernardo Esquivel and Kat Sapene who painted the figure, Esther Skandunas and Tim Hanson who worked on the costume fabrication and the Sideshow Design and Development Team. Here is the description of the product provided by Sideshow:
Darth Maul may be one of the greatest villains to emerge from the Star Wars universe. A figure cloaked in shadow, he broadcasts his intentions through his terrifying tattooed visage, leaving little to the imagination. It is no wonder that Sidious chose Maul as his apprentice.
Our Darth Maul Premium Format™ Figure captures the highly detailed likeness of Ray Park as the feared Sith. From a tattooed face beneath a crown of thorns, his gleaming yellow eyes pierce onlookers, while his stance - light-up double-bladed lightsaber clenched in hand - is one of absolute power and control. Wrapped in a fabric costume, the piece begins to exude the grace and intensity of this imposing character.
Considering the character's importance in the Star Wars canon, which has spanned the films, the animated series and countless other mediums over the past 18 years since the character was first introduced, the sleek and highly realistic Darth Maul Premium Format Figure is sure to be a big hit.
Source: Slideshow Collectibles
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