This Darth Vader action figure was released in
2012 in The Vintage Collection.
Hasbro gave the figure 14 points of articulation and included
two accessories (soft-goods sith robe, red lightsaber (non-removable blade)).
Here is what we noticed when we took a closer look at the Sith:
- This Darth Vader figure is based on Vader's appearance in the original Star Wars
Vader's lightsaber fits well into both hands
Unfortunately, there was no non-ignited lightsaber hilt included, and there is no hole on the figure
where a hilt could be plugged in and hung from
Hasbro has been changing the scale of the 3'75 inch figures over the last year, and so this version of
Vader is a bit taller and thinner than previous releases (this is not a bad thing, but noticeable)
Aesthetically, this version of Vader looks fantastic with well hidden joints and a removable soft-goods cape that
fits well on the figure, even the cod piece is slightly off center, which is brilliant!
The figure has no balancing issues, even more dynamic poses are possible without a stand
The only improvements we'd like to see for future versions of the "ANH Vader" is a helmet with a smaller
chin vent (the one on this figure is clearly from ESB/ROTJ) and red painted lenses instead of grey/silver (we
know this is not a statue, but we've seen smaller details on other figures which Hasbro got right)
All in all, this version of Darth Vader can easily be recommended and shouldn't miss from any collection!
The articulation details are as follows: swivel neck, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 ball-jointed elbows, 2 swivel forearms, swivel waist, 2 ball-jointed legs, 2 ball-jointed knees, 2 ball-jointed ankles
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