Saturday, March 10, 2012

So Darth Maul is the Scorpion King now?




Darth Maul returns on the Clone Wars as a crazy robot scorpion king. I'd love to know what sort of toy marketing discussions were had in relation to designing his new look. (If we turn him into a sort of vehicle, we can double his toy cost!!) Via.

7 comments:

  1. Star Wars Visionaries got it right.
    http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20070811133815/starwars/images/8/84/Visionaries_Darth_Maul.jpg

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  2. While I appreciate Internet Snark as much as the next guy, I can't help but ask if you have actually seen this show? Sure the design on this one character presented over two episodes is kinda of eye brow raising, but the show, especially the fourth season, has been nothing short of amazing TV. They finally hit a stride and now have a show fans can be proud of.

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  3. Sam Witwer does a crazy job voice acting for Darth Maul. I think he still has some microphone in his teath. Though I was also hopeing for a more Visonaries or rather bipedal look for Maul, they do a good job with his spider movement, which is more then I can be said for the Scorpion King.

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  4. @Liam: The show has been good, yes, but wasn't that because Lucas had relatively little to do with it? That being said, I can't imagine that the reintroduction of Darth Maul had nothing with Phantom Menace being re-released in 3D. And after seeing what Lucas does to films to increase marketability/toy sales, I think the internet snark is not only appropriate but perhaps not entirely off-base either.

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  5. So where was Darth Maul all these fifteen or so years?
    He was cut in half and fell down a bottomless pit in Naboo. How did he get out? How did he arrive at the garbage planet where he's been hiding all this time? Who turned him into the Scorpion King? Bringing him back reeks of desperation. Are they running out of ideas?
    Why not, then, show us the ancestors of Han Solo or maybe Lando Calrissian? What's stopping them?

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  6. Projected action figure sales.

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  7. I'm a big fan of the show, but bringing back Darth Maul was a bigger mistake than killing him in the first place. Obi Wan's like," Hey Maul, I guess I'll kill you again. By the way, how have you been pooping?" Savage Oppress was doing a good job filling Maul's absence.

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