Thursday, September 01, 2005

SFX's Toy Shop - Darth Maul Mega

Yep, you read right... Darth Maul 'MEGA'! I've been really inspired by the Republic Gunship. That string tether is great. I was flipping through my photo hunting ground (Rebelscum.com) looking for vehicle ideas and came across Maul's speeder. As I've stated before, I like to work outside the box on these Toy Shops. Seeing the speeder got me thinking, "How could I make an Attacktix toy out of a vehicle with no weapons?" Well, see for yourself. I give you...

DARTH MAUL
(original photos via Rebelscum.com)
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Maul has 2 main features.
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1. Two targets, one on each side. They work just like the AT-RT's targets. When both are hit a small button will pop up under the base lifting the base off the table, similar to the Republic Gunship.

2. Two small missile probe droid launchers, one on each side. These launchers rest on clear stands and are connected to the base with extending/retracting string tethers, just like the tethers on the Republic Gunship. Both can be fired on each turn at 2 seperate targets.

8 speed / 60 points / Special power: Recruit (Darth Maul)

There you have him. I know... his droids never shot anybody. But neither did Nute Gunray and he's a launcher. Plus, I'm sure if Maul wanted to he could soup up his droids to give someone a bad day. In my design he originally had 3 probe droids, one in back, but that got a little crowded. 3 would be cool, but 2 works. I think that the freedom of the tethers really shows off the 'personality' of the droids. They zipped, zoomed and flew all over the place. They had a great range of movement. Once the speeder is destroyed Maul has can flip off the wreckage, ignite his double bladed lightsaber and take down some Jedi scum (if his special power is white, of course). Hmmm... perhaps I should've made the Maul on the bike a Force Jump figure. He could leap off and make attacks whenever he liked.

Well, that's all for today's Toy Shop. Thanks for stopping by.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

great idea ! i recomend 4 or 6 speed though because it has the tether

Anonymous said...

good idea. i like bringing darth maul back as a mega

Gideon said...

Dude, that is one of the coolest figure concepts I have ever seen.

Anonymous said...

graet idea. I love darth maul.I would love it if you made this attacktic. I would go to great extents to get my hands on this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

this is a graet idea. beg hasbro to make this attacktic.I just would love it if you would make this attackix. I would do any thing to get this. it would also be cool if you made darth maul in his robe when fighting qui-gon on tattawein

Anonymous said...

it is so awsome I am speech less!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. oh and by the way thi is from the same guy that has posted the past 2 anonymous comments!

Anonymous said...

it would be cool if you made one like the roal bodie gaurd except he was in he in his robe like from tatowien and only had one side of his lightsaber was on !!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

can I buy one?

Anonymous said...

You should work for Hasbro

Anonymous said...

Jango or General Grievous can kill Maul

Anonymous said...

Is this guy crazy Maul could kill Jango or Grievous in a heart beet. And by the way dose anyone know about another attacktix movie contest. if so please respond on this message board thing.