Friday, July 31, 2009

Sideshow Darth Vader with Sideshow Stormtroopers

Having seen comparative pictures of the various Darth Vaders released in the previous post, now let's see how Sideshow 1/6 scale 14-inch Star Wars ANH Darth Vader compares when placed with Sideshow Imperial Stormtroopers. Like the famous saying: "A picture says a thousand words" - here then are a few thousand words

Close-up of right-handed Stormtrooper beside Darth Vader


And left-handed Stormtrooper


A side view of Darth Vader with the two Stormtroopers. The contrast of black and white really works very well for visual impact. Forget about camouflage for an instant. The Imperial Empire was so confident of its powers that it feared no army - and that is why they fail!!



And here they are, standing proudly in my Star Wars display cabinet :) Is Sideshow Darth Vader really too tall? The debate goes on.

Here's a post of my earlier review of the Sideshow Imperial Stormtrooper

And then there's the post of Sideshow Imperial Stormtroopers with the other Darth Vaders, aside from Sideshow Darth Vader.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

whew... that is sweet! Vader with his Stormtroopers! in 1/6 scale!
by the way is the Sideshow blasters good? is it functional, moving pieces?
I noticed Sideshow has the long rifle on thier other troopers is it really similar to a WWII machine gun?
one more thing, are there issues with regards to the body joints in these Stormtroopers? replaceble bodies right?
sorry to many questions, hard times so making sure before buying :)
-AL

desmond said...

Bro, so envy you have a great collection of SW 12inch figures. Keep collecting!!

@lex Gen X 1:6 Hardcore said...

hi AL the sideshow stormtrooper blasters are one of the best IMHO. The Stormtrooper Blaster, E-11 BlasTech Standard Imperial Sidearm, which is actually a souped up Sterling L2A1 with foldable stock, is very well reproduced in 1/6 scale by Sideshow. The long rifle was also modified from a German WWII machine gun. Sideshow Stormtrooper bodies suffer from weak joints syndrome (link here: http://toyhaven.blogspot.com/2009/04/sideshow-star-wars-imperial.html) However, Sideshow stormtroopers are value for money and also the best out there and i could get two for the price of one Medicom figure.

thanks desmond - i also big fan of Star Wars :)

Raphael Too said...

Great blog Alex! Thanks for your informative posts and reviews. I am beginning with Sideshow Vader and Storm Trooper and there will be more in future :) keep up the great work on the blog.
cheers, raph

@lex Gen X 1:6 Hardcore said...

Thanks Raphael ;> Next on your list should be the Sandtroopers - you can't go wrong there. CHEERS