Packaging - **1/2
Been there, done that. It's better than some of their previous
lines, but the Power of the Jedi packages are already getting stagnant.
I'm torn on this one. I like this head sculpt, and I particularly
like the suit sculpt, but the mouth...it's sculpted in what is intended to
be an evil grin, but doesn't quite work for me. Instead he comes
across as silly, and I would have preferred a straight look.
other problem with the sculpt is the tightness of the left hand. It
makes it very tough to get the light saber to fit into the hand.
Nice work on the paint ops here. Hasbro tends to be hit or miss, but
the face paint is nice, and the suit color terrific.
This figure is actually pretty well articulated for a Hasbro Star Wars
specimen. Neck, shoulders, waist and hips are standard these days,
but we also get one cut joint on the right arm.
So why the low
score? Because without the second cut joint on the left arm, it's
almost impossible to have Maul hold this saber properly. It would
have helped had they sculpted his hands better - see above - but even
then, the angle of the left arm does not work well.
Not a bad value at $6 or less. At $7 or more, it's starting to get
tough to justify though, particularly since we still are getting these
stupid little pieces of paper with the figures. Do they really think
this adds value?
I almost gave this figure three stars, but I was disappointed with the
difficulty I had getting the light saber into his hands, and being able to
do more than one pose. The grin doesn't help either, but it's still
one of the better Maul versions in the 3/34" line.