Darth Vader (Kenner - Vintage - Star Wars) - JediTempleArchives.com

Name: Darth Vader

Collection: Star Wars

Status: Darth Vader is an all-new figure.

Source: Star Wars

Availability: 1978

License: Kenner

Retail: $2.49 USD

Accessory Details: vinyl cape (black), removable telescoping lightsaber (red/orange)

Notes: A very small number of Darth Vader figures were released with a 2-piece double-telescoping lightsaber. This variation is considered extremely rare. Only a handfull of examples exist intact.

Additional Resources

Figure Information:

Major Figure Variations (loose):

  1. double-telescoping lightsaber (very rare)
  2. normal lightsaber

U.S. Card Back Release Information (confirmed to exist)

double-telescoping lightsaber

  1. SW12A


Original picture, normal lightsaber

  1. SW-12A
  2. SW-12B
  3. SW-12C (pictured above)
  4. SW-20E
  5. SW-20F
  6. SW-21A
  7. SW-21B
  8. SW-21C
  1. ESB-21A
  2. ESB-31B
  3. ESB-32B
  4. ESB-41A (pictured above)
  5. ESB-41D
  6. ESB-45A
  7. ESB-45B
  8. ESB-47
  1. ESB-48B
  2. ESB-48C
  3. ROTJ-48
  4. ROTJ-65A
  5. ROTJ-65B (pictured above)
  6. ROTJ-65C
  7. POTF-92 (pictured above)

New picture, normal lightsaber

  1. ROTJ-65B
  2. ROTJ-65C
  3. ROTJ-65C
  4. ROTJ-77A (pictured above)
  1. ROTJ-77B
  2. ROTJ-79A
  3. ROTJ-79B


U.S. Card Back information derived from the Kellerman Book Matrices and confirmed samples

Palitoy Card Back Release Information (confirmed to exist)

  1. SW-12A (pictured above)
  2. SW-12B
  3. SW-12C
  4. ESB-30B
  1. ESB-41B
  2. ESB-45AD
  3. ESB-45B
  4. ROTJ-45C
  1. ROTJ-45CN
  2. ROTJ-65D
  3. TRILOGO-70B (pictured above)

Palitoy Card Back information derived from Mr. Palitoy's Card Back Guide and confirmed samples

Visual Guide Credits

Image Composite: Chuck Paskovics
Photography: Chuck Paskovics; Carded photography provided by Brian's Toys
Graphics, Page Layout & Design: Chuck Paskovics
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