The Force Awakens "Dollar Store" 6-Inch Figure
Item No.: Asst. B3946 No. B9892
Includes: 2 hilts, 2 blades
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: December 2016
Appearances: The Phantom Menace
Bio: A powerful and ferocious Sith Lord warrior trained by Darth Sidious, Darth Maul wields an intimidating double-sided lightsaber.. (Taken from the figure's packaging.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
Maul has the fanciest weapon of the format - the lightsaber is completely unpainted but splits in two with removable blades. This is fancy - fancier than many of the 1999 Maul figures, at a fraction of the price. The only place he comes up short is deco. The heads of every sample I see have a little red "ding" on his nose which looks weird, and I'll probably touch up with a black marker after this review. The horns are only partially painted - the front ones are, but the ones on the back of his head were left unpainted to keep costs down. The lightsaber's hilt is also completely grey, which was unusual for Hasbro. Maul figures usually have red or black buttons and switches on the hilt to add some color to the otherwise bland silver pole. This one isn't silver, but grey. You might want to paint it.
Collector's Notes: I got mine at a Big Lots last year - she shipped with Rey. I've seen these figures maybe one or two more times since - they don't seem to be particularly easy to find, but the assortments of this kind of figure hit Dollar General, Family Dollar, and Big Lots in my neck of the woods.
Day 2,364: April 27, 2017