If you are a serious Star Wars fan, chances are that the famous double-bladed Darth Maul lightsaber is already part of your collection. If not, I’m pretty sure it’s one of the top items on your wish list. Most of the Star Wars fans would agree that this unique weapon was one of the most amazing things in Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace. This purpose of this article is to provide an overview of the most interesting types of Darth Maul lightsaber replicas and toys available today and give a few useful tips for buying.
Let’s start with probably the most popular item among the die-hard collectors – the full scale double-bladed Darth Maul FX lightsaber by Master Replicas. As you may know, this famous manufacturer of movie prop replicas no longer owns the license from Lucas Arts and the current line of FX lightsabers is made by Hasbro. Fortunately, there are still places on the internet where you can get this unique item and many of the lucky owners would tell you that in terms of authenticity, craftsmanship and quality of material, it’s probably the closest you can get to the real prop used in the movies. It consists of 2 metal hilts with permanently attached, surprisingly durable plastic blades. They can be used as separate weapons for neopixel lightsaber duels or connected together with a special adapter to form the famous double bladed version. As the name suggests, this item has all the expected features of a Star Wars FX lightsaber: motion sensor controlled authentic sound effects, impressive red light, “unbreakable” blades and more.
Another option would be the Hasbro signature series Darth Maul lightsaber already mentioned in the previous paragraph. It has very similar features to the previous one and usually receives many positive reviews from its owners. However, some of the reviews mention the fact that its beautiful aluminium hilt is prone to scratches when used for dueling. Of course, if you’re interested in getting the lightsaber as a collectible piece, this won’t be much of a problem.
For collectors who are limited by their budgets or the free space available on their desks or shelves, there’s also a perfect alternative. I’m talking about the Master Replicas scaled miniature version of the Darth Maul lightsaber. It’s made of the same top quality die-cast metal and other high quality materials as the full scale version. The level of detail is superb and the item also features realistic looking “burn marks”. This amazing.45 scale reproduction of the real weapon is approximately 4.7″ long and comes in a presentation box with a specially designed display stand and an official Certificate of Authenticity.