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This Darth Vader action figure was released in a comic 2-pack during The Anniversary Collection in 2007. The second action figure in the set was Princess Leia. Both figures - Darth Vader and Princess Leia are based on the Dark Horse comic book INFINITIES series for The Empire Strikes Back.
Darth has 12 joints - with swivel joints in the neck - shoulders - wrists - the waist and both legs. There are ball joints in both elbows and the ankles. The knees are not movable - but thanks to adjustable ankles and a wide stance - the figure stands quite nicely by itself without a stand. The hard-plastic cape is removable and compliments the figure nicely. The Ralph McQuarrie inspired helmet is a great fit - and sits tightly without leaving a gap. The upper part of Darth Vader's chest armor is removable - and reveals some mechanics underneath - emphasizing that Vader is now more machine than human. The figure can hold the lightsaber very well in the right hand - but it sits quite loosely in the left.
The paint application on Darth Vader is kept in a dull black and gray - with silver accents on the "mechanics" and red buttons on the chest box and the belt buttons. The sculpt of the cape and the wide stance give the figure a more dynamic look. The mechanic details underneath the chest armor - and the left shoulder add to the overall cool look. The face sculpt turned out well and is quite interesting - showing a different and younger Anakin Skywalker underneath the helmet. All in all - this version of Darth Vader turned out nicely - despite the use of mainly swivel joints. If you are a fan of the expanded universe or Dark Horse's Infinities comic book series - you'll very likely enjoy this version of Vader.
In this tale - Princess Leia fulfills Luke Skywalker's dying words - "Find master Yoda... Train as a Jedi... Go to Dagobah." On the jungle world of Dagobah - Leia is shocked to learn her father is the evil Darth Vader. Under the tutelage - Leia becomes a skilled Jedi but faces a final trial: battle her father in a lightsaber duel and resist his attempts to turn her to the dark side.