When the toys for 'Star Wars The Phantom Menace' were released not long after the film the prices were a little too high for me to warrant collecting them. Coupled with this was the fact that my favorite character, Darth Maul, was harder to find than rocking horse dung.
Several years after the release of Episode One and sufficiently long enought before the hype for Episode Two starts it is now possible to by the Phantom Menace toys for sencible prices.
Today I bough an eight inch tall Darth Maul figure, a four inch tall Darth Maul figure and a four inch battledroid figure. We also bought a green light saber for Seth.
To make the photographing of the figures, and any other small objects, cleaner I have bought some brightly coloured A3 paper which works nicely as backing to the figures and could easily be replaced with a backdrop using an art package on the computer if needed.