“I have you now…”
Tall and menacing, Darth Vader is the most potent icon of the Galactic Empire's might. The product of the Emperor himself, Vader answers to only the highest in the Imperial command structure and is granted great leeway in the work he conducts on his master's behalf. Once a Jedi, Vader possesses absolute command over the Force, and through him it is directed to terrible and often fatal effect. As a Lord of the Sith, the dark side flows through him, and it can be channeled to kill with a single thought or to subdue his detractors, enemies, and sometimes even subordinates. Feared by Rebels and Imperials alike, Darth Vader is a terrifying union of man and machine hidden beneath black robes and forbidding armor. Determined to hunt down and extinguish the Rebel Alliance, Vader commands the massive Imperial fleet and rules his forces through unquestionable terror.
Cue the Imperial March! It’s been four years since Sideshow Collectibles's first Darth Vader release in Sixth Scale (has it been that long?), and the Sideshow team is thrilled to revisit the Dark Lord – just in time for the Return of the Jedi 30th Anniversary!
Sideshow celebrates the 30th anniversary of Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi with the new Darth Vader Deluxe Sixth Scale Figure. Recreate every memorable scene with this essential Vader figure, featuring a fully articulated body, faithfully reproduced costume, and detailed helmet, mask, and portrait options. To complete your display, we've included an impressive Imperial-themed light up figure stand and a meditation chamber stand for Vader's helmet and mask.
Sideshow Collectibles announcement:
We’ve gone above and beyond to capture Lord Vader in cinematic detail. In addition to a redesigned body and expertly crafted costume, the Darth Vader Deluxe Sixth Scale Figure includes essential accessories sure to impress true Star Wars fans.
Collectors will find astonishing detail inside the helmet, and an intricate mask with head reveal. Twelve interchangeable hands offer the ability to pose Darth Vader with a variety of powerful Force gestures. To complete this Deluxe edition, we’re including an impressive Imperial-themed light up display base, and meditation chamber stand for helmet dome and mask display.
The Sideshow Collectibles Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi 1/6 scale Darth Vader Deluxe Figure features: Newly Developed Fully Articulated Darth Vader body, Fabric body suit and cape, Detailed armor and gloves, Head with Helmet and Mask, Additional Anakin Skywalker Portrait, Detailed chest and belt boxes, Multiple Gloved hands for various gestures, Lightsaber(s): Hilt Only and Hilt with Blade, Light-up figure display base with Imperial symbol, Helmet and Mask accessories with light-up Meditation Chamber display base. Sideshow Exclusive: Severed Gauntlet
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'Return of the Jedi' 30th Anniversary Exclusive: The Sideshow Exclusive version of the Darth Vader Deluxe Sixth Scale Figure will feature an additional swap out of Darth Vader’s severed gauntlet and hand. This unique accessory represents the climactic battle between father and son from the conclusion of Return of the Jedi, moments before Anakin’s final redemption. Both the regular and Exclusive versions of this figure are priced at $249.99 (ouch!).
“Impressive. Most impressive.”
July 19, 2009 – Sideshow Collectibles Star Wars Episode V: A New Hope 1/6 scale Darth Vader Figure Review HERE
July 21, 2009 – Sideshow Collectibles Darth Vader (version 1.0) Review II pictures HERE
July 24, 2009 – Sideshow Darth Vader vs Sideshow Obi-Wan Kenobi final duel posted HERE
July 30, 2009 – Comparing Sideshow with Medicom and Hasbro 1/6 scale Darth vader figures HERE
July 31, 2009 – Sideshow Darth Vader with Sideshow Stormtroopers on my toy blog HERE
August 1, 2011 – Sideshow Collectibles 1/6 Darth Vader with Hasbro helmet posted HERE
I ordered soon after i heard. I've been waiting for this figure for so long. I saw it coming as HT & SS have shown signs. First was the exclusive item from DX-07. Next was Darth Malgus. I never cared about the version of Darth Vader (both from Medicom or SS). But this is one figure i can't missed. Sideshow is learning well from Hot Toys. Each new figure they are about release is a clear must buy for me. I now have 4 PO's with Sideshow Cmdr Wolffe, Yoda - Jedi Master, Darth Malgus & now Darth Vader. Yeah, i love it!
I have to get this Vader figure - my Stormtroopers look weird without him, especially as I have some 501st!
the question to be made is: is this figure 12"tall or 14"tall?? i realy would like to know...
Miguel Morais from Lisbon
We are all wondering the same thing. Sideshow doesn't seem to reveal the height details to us even though it's everyone's prime concern since their first Darth vader was released.
I remember that the first sideshow Darth Vader(the 14"tall one) doesn't have is true height in the presentation site(instead it informed us that was 12"tall), inducing us in deception...
let's see what is going to happen now...
Looks great! Does the lightsaber really light up?
I'm afraid not. The specs don't say so.
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