i was thinking back to the night they unleashed the episode 1 figures at midnight. darth maul was on ads, shirts - he was all over. no one knew much about him and there was a lot of buzz.
and when they started opening the cases, there was one maul per case - and more than one palp in senate robes.
at the time most of the people in tru were all working too hard to try to find everything to really think about this. but i was thinking back today and wondering what was hasbro thinking???? i mean, who made the decision? maul was on all the card backs, so someone at hasbro realized he'd be popular. wouldn't you think someone at hasbro might have realized that darth maul might - just might - outsell and old guy in a robe just standing there?
ah, the mysteries of corporate decision-making...