The Disney Store and Diamond Select Toys are offering a new Star Wars line-up in the Select line that is only available at at Disney Stores. The first wave includes Boba Fett and Darth Maul as the initial launch of this new line, and both of these iconic villains and two fan favorites that you need to own in this collection. Darth Maul is inspired from his appearance in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace from 1999, and features the likeness of Actor Ray Park.
Boba Fett and Darth Maul are priced at $24.99 each, and are available now.
Thank you to Disney and The Disney Store for providing their exclusive Star Wars Select 7″ Scale Darth Maul Figure for review.
Availability: October 2020
Darth Maul is packaged in the standard Select blister card packaging, and he is packaged in a plastic tray along with his accessories. The packaging includes images inspired from The Phantom Menace, including on the sides and back.
Darth Maul is inspired from his appearance in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, and features the likeness of Actor Ray Park. The figure comes in his black sith robe, with most of it made of hard plastic, while the area around his hips are made of a soft plastic to allow his hips the full range of motion. His head sculpt has a fantastic likeness, with the red and black paint as seen in the film, horns on top of his head, and he’s given a grinning mouth and nicely done painted eyes.
Comparing it to the most recent Darth Maul 6″ figure that Hasbro put out, DST’s Star Wars Select release offers a more detailed head sculpt given it’s a larger scale, and it gave them the room to do so. There are some major differences between the figures, including the black sith robe, head sculpt and facial paint, horns, and even the accessories.
Darth Maul comes with his iconic duel lightsaber that can split apart to become two pieces, or out together to become one. Both ends of this hilt is where you insert the red blades, that snap into place. You can choose to use one blade, or two as they each connect to opposite sides of the hilt.
He can hold the hilt with one or two hands, but it is more difficult to create a dynamic pose when you have him holding it with two hands. He also comes with a deflecting laser effect that slides onto the blade.
The hilt also can attack to these spinning lightsaber blades that are also included, which is something you don’t normally see for Darth Maul or other figures. These give the effect of Darth Maul spinning his lightsaber as seen in the film, especially his standoff with Qui-Gon Jinn and his apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi towards the end of the film.
Darth Maul also includes three sets of interchangeable hands, including open hands for using the force, open grip, and closed fisted.
His articulation includes a ball jointed head, ball jointed torso, ball hinged shoulders, swivel-hinged elbows, swivel-hinged wrists, ball jointed hips, swivel thighs, double-hinged knees, hinged and rocker ankles.
Overall, Darth Maul is a fantastic figure and this scale works extremely well for the brand. Maybe even more so than the 6″ line as you can more detail and definition in the head sculpts.