So remember when Obi Wan cut Darth Maul in half and sent him sailing into the abyss? That was a cool right? Well those of you familiar with “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” know that Mauly survived and was outfitted with a pair of robot legs and is currently wreaking havoc on that far, far away galaxy. Well, according to this bonkers statue from Gentle Giant, Mr. Maul must’ve rented “Gremlins 2″ while waiting to be rescued and got the idea to try out a set of crazy intense spider legs to exact his vengeance of those Jedi scum.
Here’s what Gentle Giant has to say about this many-legged sucker:
One of the largest statues we’ve ever made, this new piece celebrates the return of one of the Prequel Trilogy’s most iconic characters – Darth Maul. After surviving his bisection at the hands of Obi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Maul managed to find his way to the junk planet of Lotho Minor. There, he slowly succumbs to insanity while assembling a terrifying chassis designed to resemble spider legs from scrap metal. It is almost a decade before his brother, Savage Oppress, finds him and reintroduces his evil to the Galaxy…
Boasting an unmatched level of detail, this limited edition hand-painted statue is a must-have for any serious Star Wars fan or collector. Hand-crafted using only the highest quality polystone and individually numbered, this piece comes with a matching certificate of authenticity. Embrace the Dark Side.
You can pre-order yours now at the Gentle Giant website, and if you do so before December 1, Gentle Giant will give you a $100 gift card. Sure the statue is $399, but…I mean…spider legs, ya know?
Note: A previous version of this post foolishly said that Qui-Gon cut Darth Maul in half! It’s been corrected and we’ve docked ourselves 5 nerd points.