The international Toy Fair happened this weekend in New York City. The Sci-Fi Movie Page was on hand covering all the latest releases (look for additional coverage here). Hasbro had their official press day were they release images of upcoming new products for Star Wars, Transformers, Marvel Comics, and My Little Pony. Occasionally, they break news that allows us some insight into something that may happen in one of these properties’ television episodes or upcoming films.
Hasbro released images and revealed in the showroom a Darth Maul figure in the Star Wars Rebels likeness. Darth Maul disappeared near the end of the Clone Wars after he took over Mandalore. Darth Sidious (Chancellor Palpatine) killed Maul’s brother and accomplice, Savage Opress, and defeated Maul. Maul’s fate was not to be the same of his brothers and in Star Wars: Darth Maul—Son of Dathomir (written by Jeremy Barlow) we saw what plans Sidious had for Maul. However, this may not be the end to Darth Maul. In the epic Star Wars Rebels season 2 mid-season trailer, we saw images of someone who resembled Darth Maul. Is he the one who tells Ezra to call him “Old Master” (at 02:24 below)?
Well he must be or Hasbro and Lucasfilm are releasing more Darth Maul toys just in the Star Wars Rebels likeness; which has happened before. Check out these new figure images of Maul from both Hasbro (above) and from the Sci-Fi Movie Page’s Kimberly Trate (below).
As usual, we sit and wait for the confirmation from Lucasfilm and Disney XD, but the answer is all but obvious.