Darth Maul is Kotobukiya's latest statue
At New York Comic Con, it was reported that Darth Maul would be making a return from the dead in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series. Fitting that Kotobukiya should announce a kick-ass statue commemorating the tattooed Sith Lord and his double-bladed weaponry. As you'll recall, Kotobukiya have already released a shirtless version of Maul--well, sorry to disappoint but this one is fully clothed. Below are all the details straight from Kotobukiya, along with a load of photos.
A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import! The hit line of smaller scale Star Wars ARTFX+ Statues continues with more of your favorite heroes and villains from the original films and the prequels! Up next is the first movie’s new Dark Lord of the Sith and bane of the Jedi, the vicious DARTH MAUL THE PHANTOM MENACE! Master of the double-bladed lightsaber, Maul was an alien Zabrak and the first member of the Sith to act openly in recorded history when he ruthlessly attacked the Jedi Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi on Tatooine. While he may not have survived past The Phantom Menace (or did he?), Darth Maul left a lasting impression on fans with his unique appearance and amazing lightsaber skills.
Darth Maul brings a powerful presence and fantastic action poses to your Star Wars ARTFX+ collection! The Sith Lord wears his unique layered black robes, open at the waist to allow the martial artist plenty of freedom of movement in his acrobatic attacks. Maul crouches in a sideways stance, presenting the smallest cross-section of his body to his enemies. His exact pose is up to you; with multiple interchangeable arms and heads you can display your Dark Lord in a variety of configurations with hands and lightsabers held up or down, and with a scowling face or a vicious snarl! Of course, the Zabrak’s face is decorated with his intricate facial tattoos, and the detailed sculpt really shows off his ring of horns and textured clothing.
ARTFX+ Statues are fun-to-assemble pre-painted snap-fit kits that can be easily put together in seconds without glue or modeling skill. Darth Maul stands nearly 7 inches tall (1/10th scale) and will look great displayed alongside your other Star Wars ARTFX+ statues. At last you can reveal your “shelves” to the Dark Side!
Available June 2012.
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