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Gentle Giant Darth Vader Milestones Statue

Check out the latest Milestones Statue from Gentle Giant: Darth Vader, as seen in The Empire Strikes Back. Click through for the full gallery over on the Gentle Giant Facebook page.

   

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It took them long enough to finally add the Imperial Probe Droid, so now all of the latest LEGO sets are available at Walmart.com. Thanks to JTA reader Nate for the alert!

       

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New LEGO Helmets and Imperial Probe Droid Announced Today

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LEGO officially revealed three new sets today:  Darth Vader Helmet (75304), Scout Trooper Helmet (75305), and Imperial Probe Droid (75306). These will all be available for pre-order soon, but in the meantime, Walmart.com has the product pages available (the product page for the Imperial Probe Droid is not yet live).

Update: The Darth Vader Helmet and the Scout Trooper helmet are now available to pre-order.

       

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What Is The Best 6-inch Scale Darth Vader Action Figure?

You would think that making an action figure of the most iconic Star Wars villain would be a pretty easy task. Darth Vader wears a helmet, you don’t really have to sculpt a human likeness, all you need is access to helmet replicas (or access to the Lucasfilm archives) or reference photos of all the various Vader helmets used throughout the movies. But as it turns out sculpting a great Darth Vader figure is not all that easy. So is there an ultimate 6-inch scale Darth Vader action figure? You may think there is an easy answer. But maybe there’s not… So click through for a retrospective of all the various 1/12 scale Darth Vader figures you can get and let’s find out if there really is THE ultimate Darth Vader action figure!

Darth Vader with his asymmetric Episode IV helmet

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Stop by and check out the latest releases from Gentle Giant: A New Hope Darth Vader Mini Bust, and The Clone Wars Bo-Katan Premier Collection Statue. Both are now available for pre-order.

 

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Review: Darth Vader - Star Wars Toybox (19)

The Darth Vader Star Wars Toybox figure is a retool of the first version. This time it has a new head sculpt. Why didn’t they just re-release it under the same number? (more….)

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The Latest Wave Of Toybox Figures Available On ShopDisney

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ShopDisney.com has the next wave of Star Wars Toybox figures. Click below for the order pages for Darth Vader (19), Stormtrooper (20), and General Grievous (21).

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Hot Toys 40th Anniversary Darth Vader Is Now Shipping

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The Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary Edition Darth Vader is now shipping from Sideshow Collectibles. Hot Toys has re-released a few of their figures in Vintage-style packaging, including their previously released Darth Vader. Click here for the order page. 

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Let’s get the latest wave of The Vintage Collection figures added to the Visual Guides. First up is Darth Vader (VC178), featured on the Rogue One card back. Click below for the full Visual Guide. We also have a full review of this figure right here.

Darth Vader (VC178) - The Vintage Collection

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Review: Darth Vader - Galaxy Of Adventures

Hasbro repacked the Darth Vader Galaxy Of Adventures version 5″ figure. It was a wise decision. (more….)

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The Vintage Collection Wave 28 Recap

That’s a wrap! We just finished our look at The Vintage Collection wave 28 which includes The Mandalorian (VC181), Moff Gideon (VC180), Darth Vader (VC178), The Armorer (VC179), and Captain Rex (VC182). If you missed any of the reviews or the discussions, here’s your chance to catch up!

            

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Review: Darth Vader [Rogue One] - TVC - VC178

Wow. Not only is the new The Vintage Collection Rogue One Darth Vader awesome, but it’s also built from many existing parts. It’s about 75% old and 25% new. We provided comparison pictures of this new figure against all existing TVC Darth Vader basic action figures so you can see how far Hasbro has come with technology and kit-bashing parts. Hey, did you notice that VC number too? And what about those molded lower robes? (more….)

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David Prowse Dead At 85

As if 2020 couldn’t get worse, we lost a man who played one of the greatest villains in a movie franchise ever. David Prowse died on November 28th following a short illness. His character of Darth Vader will be remembered forever. Please feel free to leave your thoughts on how this actor impacted your life playing the incomparable Darth Vader character. Fox News has the details on this sad news.

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Visual Guide Update - Darth Vader (TESB01) - TBS

We have another repacked figure from The Black Series [Phase IV] for tonight’s Visual Guide update. Click below to check out the full Visual Guide for Darth Vader (TESB01). You can also check out our full review of this figure right here.

Darth Vader (TESB01) - The Black Series

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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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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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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.

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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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