I think Rebelscum's news and SideShow are pulling our legs. They can't seriously be selling the lower half of Darth Maul by itself! I'm sure an "action feature" of the figure may be that it splits in the center. Hasbro did that. But Sideshow selling it separately? Come-on!
They're probably poking fun at Master Replicas who offer half Maul's saber if you can't afford to buy the whole thing in one shot (not that many actually are buying it in halves that I've heard of).
In any case, whole or half, Darth Maul is NOT on my 12" wish list. Hasbro did quite nicely with him and I have 2 regular versions, 1 on the Sith Speeder, and 1 Masters-of-The-Dark-Side set with "Sebastian Shaw Vader 14" as a 2-pack. That's enough for me already.
Palpatine, depending upon which one they make, is the ONLY Sith Lord I'm interested in buying.