Posted by Chris on August 12, 2013 at 08:00 AM CST
Hot on the heels of our SDCC coverage for eFX Collectibles, they have just officially announced the pre-order date and details for the upcoming Darth Maul Lightsaber Legend Ray Park Signature Edition!


From the eFX website:


PRE-ORDER STARTS TUESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2013 @ 9AM PDST. THERE IS A $150 NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT REQUIRED TO PLACE A PRE-ORDER.

- MSRP: $399 (Plus Shipping/Handling and CA Sales Tax, if applicable)
- Ray Park Signature Edition
- Worldwide Edition Size: 500 Pieces
- Direct cast from screen-used lightsaber. NO 3D Scanning or Modeling.(Except machined aluminum emitters)
- Constructed in resin, metal and plastic
- Signed numbered plaque
- Lightsaber/Plaque Stand
- eFX Display Base
- Prop Story/Certificate of Authenticity
- Ships October, 2013

Darth Maul, who appeared in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, is probably the most popular villain to be introduced in the Star Wars universe since Darth Vader in Episode IV: A New Hope and Boba Fett in Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. Even though he only appeared in Episode I, he has left an everlasting legacy in the Star Wars saga.

Darth Maul was trained in the ways of the dark side of the Force as the first apprentice of Darth Sidious, a Dark Lord of the Sith. Wielding his iconic double-bladed ligthsaber, Maul engages in an epic battle with Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn and his then apprentice, Obi-Wan Kenobi. Maul kills the Jedi Master, but underestimates Kenobiís skill in the Force and meets his fate. The Jedi Padawan uses the Force to propel himself out of the reactor and uses his Jedi Masterís lightsaber to sever Maul in half at the waist.

There were several versions of Darth Maul lightsabers created, each one was designed specifically to suit the requirements of a particular scene or sequence. There were a non-bladed and a bladed dueling "hero", a dueling stunt, and a cut away. The eFX Darth Maul Legend Edition Lightsaber is a faithful recreation of the non-bladed hero version lightsaber equipped with metal emitters. This replica was created by directly molding a screen-used original, thus an eFX Legend.

We are honored that Ray Park has agreed to work with eFX to create this autographed version of his lightsaber. Ray has portrayed many characters, but none as memorable as the Sith Lord, Darth Maul, and he continues to be one of the most popular Star Wars celebrities.

eFX is proud to present this very special prop replica, the Legend Edition Darth Maul Lightsaber as featured in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. We are sure that this will be a proud, new addition to your Star Wars prop replica collection!



Check out the order page right here for some detailed photos of this amazing prop replica.
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