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Review: Darth Vader - TBS6 [P4] - TESB01

Review: TIE Advanced/Darth Vader - Mission Fleet

Let’s finish out our Visual Guides for the last of the Carbonized figures from The Black Series with Darth Vader (Carbonized). Click below to check out our full Visual Guide. You can also head to our review database for a full review of this figure.

Darth Vader (Carbonized) - The Black Series

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The Darth Vader (Carbonized) figure is shimmery and shiny and is a gorgeous action figure. Will you add it to your collection? Do you collect the “carbonized” sub-line? (more….)

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Thank you for reading Research Droids Reviews: Season 12!

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Visual Guide Update - Darth Vader - TBS6 [TESB40]

Let’s take a look at the next wave of The Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary figures. Up first is the retooled Darth Vader. Click below to check out the Visual Guide page. You can also read our full review of this figure in our review database.

Darth Vader - The Black Series (The Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary)

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Review: Darth Vader - TBS6 [TESB40]

Do you remember the first 6″ Darth Vader figure that looked like Droopy Dog? Well, you can throw that monstrosity away now. Hasbro created a stunning Episode and Episode VI version of Darth Vader in The Black Series [The Empire Strikes Back 40] line, and you’re going to love it. (more….)

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Thank you for reading Research Droids Reviews: Season 12!

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Revisit: Darth Vader - VOTC - 2004

You saw our The Pathway To The Vintage Collection Special Report published on August 6th. Now let’s revisit the figures that set The Vintage Collection in motion. Let’s continue moving ahead with 2004’s VOTC Darth Vader figure in our newly updated review, complete with new text and photos and Visual Guide.

Darth Vader

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Where Do You Stand With The Vintage Collection Reissues?

Frustrated collectors often joke about how many repeat action figures we’re getting in The Vintage Collection. It’s become a chronic issue, that many are relabeling the second coming of The Vintage Collection as “The Repack Collection.” Yet, there is a great divide in opinion on how beneficial these repacks are. Getting decade-old action figures updated with Photo Real is a huge benefit in my eyes. And many of the action figures Hasbro chooses to re-release are classics, and I feel deserve another stab at retail. (more….)

      
      
      

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1978 STAR WARS Darth Vader Redux: Trilogo Update

In 1984, the new packaging design for Star Wars figures was introduced for the European market. A cost containment initiative, the new packaging sported three languages of the Return Of The Jedi logo for a “one size fits all” approach. Although a “three-logo” design was created for The Power Of The Force line (as evidenced on some ‘boxed’ toys), it wasn’t carried over to the basic figure line’s card design. They continued to use the three Return Of The Jedi logos instead. Although the word “Trilogo” is found nowhere on the packaging, the term is universally adopted by all Star Wars collectors to describe this line of figures.

Today we revisit Darth Vader. Darth Vader’s Trilogo card art doesn’t vary much from the original card image. It’s interesting, however, that they didn’t use the running change Death Star II Darth Vader image instead. The packaging also comes with the name Darth Vader (Dark Vador) printed on the name “pill.” The review’s Collector Notes are updated with this information. See the full card art and additional notes by revisiting 1978’s STAR WARS Darth Vader figure HERE.

Darth Vader

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Get ready to pre-order wave 3 of The Black Series The Empire Strikes Back 40th-Anniversary line which includes Boba Fett, Darth Vader, Chewbacca, Snowtrooper, and Luke Skywalker (Dagobah)! Live links coming soon (or so we’ve been told)!

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Hot Toys is re-releasing their The Empire Strikes Back Darth Vader figure in all-new gorgeous 40th Anniversary Collection packaging as part of their The Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary Collection. Click through for the full specs and gallery…

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Review: Mustafar Final Duel Playset - ROTS - Playset

“On top of spaghetti, all covered in cheese, I lost my poor magma ball, when somebody sneezed.” You won’t sneeze at the Mustafar Final Duel Playset. It’s as fun as lava from a volcano! See more in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or comment about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your review requests via email if you’d like to see something that we didn’t cover yet.

Mustafar Final Duel Playset

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Today begins the final month of RDRs! Let’s jump into the Revenge Of The Sith line with the Toys R Us exclusive Anakin’s Jedi Starfighter – the green one from Mustafar. It was a Toys R Us exclusive. Learn more in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or comment about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your review requests via email if you’d like to see something that we didn’t cover yet.

Anakin's Jedi Starfighter

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The JC Penney exclusive Obi-Wan Kenobi Vs. Darth Vader (Electronic Power F/X) Collector Series set looks great packaged. But the figures are a setback from the originals if you can believe it. See more in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or comment about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your review requests via email if you’d like to see something that we didn’t cover yet.

Obi-Wan Kenobi Vs. Darth Vader (Electronic Power F/X)

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JTA’s The Power Of The Force “2” Silver “Jubileap” Celebration continues! Let’s look at Darth Vader from the “Freeze Frame” line. It’s the focus of our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or comment about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your review requests via email if you’d like to see something that we didn’t cover yet.

Darth Vader

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Review: Darth Vader - TROS - 12-Inch Figure

Can you believe Hasbro repacked the dreadful Darth Vader 12-Inch FIgure from 2013 once again in The Rise of Skywalker toy line? Why? See more in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or comment about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your review requests via email if you’d like to see something that we didn’t cover yet.

Darth Vader

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They’re GOLD! Let’s continue to check out a series of sets intended to celebrate the Skywalker Saga. Let’s move forward with the Star Wars: A New Hope (1977) (Darth Vader/Stormtrooper) two-pack. It’s the focused of our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or comment about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your review requests via email if you’d like to see something that we didn’t cover yet.

Star Wars: A New Hope (1977) (Darth Vader/Stormtrooper

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Visual Guide Update - Darth Vader - Galaxy of Adventures

Let’s finish out the basic figures from wave 1 of the new Five Inch Galaxy of Adventures figures with our Visual Guide of Darth Vader. Click below for the full guide page. Make sure to also head over and read our full review on this figure too.

Darth Vader - Galaxy of Adventures - Five Inch Figures

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Where the heck is the pre-order for The Vintage Collection Cave Of Evil Special Action Figure Set? Patrick Schneider from Hasbro promised us that all of the items revealed at NYCC would be available for pre-order the following Monday. From where I stand, it seems this is the only one outstanding. And of course, it’s the one I want the most. Maybe Hasbro is getting lambasted for trying to re-release that monstrosity-of-a-disaster-wrapped-in-a-debacle, the Luke Skywalker figure, again. But I am not sure about that.

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Review: Darth Vader - GOA - Five Inch Figure

The newly revisited Galaxy Of Adventures line is scarily good. Check out Darth Vader and see why this is so. He’s the focus of our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or comment about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your review requests via email if you’d like to see something that we didn’t cover yet.

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Review: Darth Vader - POTF2 [R] - Action Collection

The first modern Darth Vader Action Collection figure is terrible by today’s standards, but it isn’t without merit. See more in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or comment about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your review requests via email if you’d like to see something that we didn’t cover yet.

Darth Vader

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Here is something else the Hasbro Star Wars brand doesn’t need to rot at retail. Another line like this only hurts their bottom line and irritate shareholders. I have never heard of this line myself, but JTA reader mic windu found a super-sized 10″ line of Galactic Heroes called Mega Mighties. Look for it at your closest clearance aisle in a couple of weeks.

    

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The Power Of The Jedi Sith Lords (Darth Vader/Darth Maul) Action Collection set is very nice. See why this is so in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or comment about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your review requests via email if you’d like to see something that we didn’t cover yet.

Sith Lords (Darth Vader/Darth Maul)

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TARGET.com has listed the Darth Vader (Prototype Edition) figure. The figure goes on sale 7/21. Thanks to all who wrote in to let us know.

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Our next The Black Series [Phase III] Visual Guide update features BT-1 (Beetee) (88). Click below for our full guide page, and also be sure to stop by and check out our full review.

BT-1 (Beetee) (88) - The Black Series

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