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pixletwin
01-11-2014, 09:07 PM
Not even a bit of tac to hold it in place?

King Darkness
01-11-2014, 09:08 PM
Not even a bit of tac to hold it in place?

Its not so much that it wont stay in place, it just sits "wrong", cause of the shape and size of the top of the mask.

I suppose you'll have to see it for yourself, perhaps you can find a way to pull it off.

pixletwin
01-11-2014, 09:10 PM
It's good to see you back. :rock

King Darkness
01-11-2014, 09:11 PM
It's good to see you back. :rock

Thanks Marc. Its good to be back.

And thanks for the negative rep, jerk :pfft:....:lol

pixletwin
01-11-2014, 09:12 PM
:yess: :lol

King Darkness
01-11-2014, 09:14 PM
:yess: :lol

Some things never change :lol

OutLander
01-11-2014, 09:15 PM
FYI, I did put the body suit on a KP02 out of curiosity. It looked bad cause the suit was so baggy on it and the sleeves just barely fit around the forearms. It looked like he was wearing spandex on the arms and a trash bag everywhere else.

Well that's the look I'm going for!!!! Thanks KD

87906

King Darkness
01-11-2014, 09:20 PM
Well that's the look I'm going for!!!! Thanks KD

87906

:lol

Glad I could help.

devilof76
01-11-2014, 09:38 PM
Yes please.

Is there a way to make him taller? I heard he's only 1/4" too tall and I'm afraid that won't be enough for a truly horrible picture.

OutLander
01-11-2014, 09:56 PM
Is there a way to make him taller? I heard he's only 1/4" too tall and I'm afraid that won't be enough for a truly horrible picture.

Switch him to a SS ANH Vader body! :lecture

TheFiend
01-11-2014, 10:06 PM
I only want to know if it's possible to use a HT knock off body for vader and just add some height to his legs. Im sure i will have to shorten suit and cape but what do you guys think is it possible to do a costume swap?

Just to add to what the others have said, its not easy finding another body alternative for Vader. A lot of people like the KP02 body and have switched their ANH version that. While I think everyones KP Vader looks great I tried the switch and didn't like it in hand. If you go through the ANH Vader thread you'll find numerous discussions about different bodies, who has tried what, what doesn't work etc. You'd think there'd be more options but really there seems to be mainly two: modify the SSC body or nab yourself a KP02.

Is there a way to make him taller? I heard he's only 1/4" too tall and I'm afraid that won't be enough for a truly horrible picture.

:lol:lol:lol

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greygoose
01-11-2014, 10:49 PM
The last 10 pages full of height talk. Where all the pics at peeps? Keep 'em coming. :D

momaw
01-11-2014, 11:03 PM
That's not a clear shot. You might as well show the shot where Vader is standing on the bridge in the distant background and say he's knee-high to the guards standing in the foreground. Wow, this is like perspective school from the middle ages. Get a grip, some of us have had the films in 1080p for years and can grab screens at will any time (twice on Sunday if w'ere not out with the family). I've seen the movies more times than I can even remember, and scanned through the first two at least 3 times this week alone. That's a poor example - it doesn't show anything. Period.

See, most everyone else knows how to divide 202 (or 205 if you'd prefer) cm by 6 to find out the height the figure should be according to Vader's "official" height. The point however is that Sideshow has been making figures at a specific scale and it's kind of a PITA, when they release a new one that doesn't fit.

It's already established this figure is tall, what I really want to figure out is how to remedy the situation for posing next to other SSC and DX07.

It seems this is the same dance with every release from SSC and Hot Toys. It goes like this: Before it's released, "this thing is awful, totally wrong, this and that is off" and then when it's released "oh my gawd, this thing is amazing, it's perfect" from a lot of people and from some still the "it's crap". I'm of the middle ground however. It's good, but there are a few issues. We can live with them. But those that can be fixed or addressed, might as well be.

I'm sorry but this shot is extremely relevant. It's perhaps the most important shot of all as its the shot that establishes Vader. If they chose shorter actors for the troopers it's because they want Vader's first impression to be a towering menace.

I don't appreciate your snide comments to the fact that you are some sort of superior star wars expert either. You know nothing about me or my knowledge on this subject.

SixthScaleEdward
01-11-2014, 11:08 PM
The last 10 pages full of height talk. Where all the pics at peeps? Keep 'em coming. :D

:exactly: :ohbfrank: Let the pictures do the talking! :lecture

King Darkness
01-11-2014, 11:10 PM
The last 10 pages full of height talk. Where all the pics at peeps? Keep 'em coming. :D

I'll repost these till I can take new ones, or someone else posts pics.



http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2870/11888347165_74ff87cb07_c.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7294/11888359945_a09ace0bf1_b.jpg

Niltusk
01-11-2014, 11:14 PM
I'm sorry but this shot is extremely relevant. It's perhaps the most important shot of all as its the shot that establishes Vader. If they chose shorter actors for the troopers it's because they want Vader's first impression to be a towering menace.

I don't appreciate your snide comments to the fact that you are some sort of superior star wars expert either. You know nothing about me or my knowledge on this subject.

Meet Pixelpiper. Don't take it personally, he always acts like hes an expert on everything. :lol

GeneralZodLives
01-11-2014, 11:20 PM
Finally opened Vader tonight after getting him yesterday and I am blown away by the figure. To me, at least, he is what I want Vader to be (especially next to other figures)--dark, massive, and intimidating looking. The detail is amazing on the HS and the suit/cape look great. I love the light-up function on the suit and was surprised to see the red lights flashing, which is a nice touch. Plus, he comes with a ton of stuff--the base is hefty with great red lighting AND batteries (woo-hoo!), the mask and dome display, lit and unlit lightsabers, and a bunch of hands. I wish Hot Toys would follow Sideshow's example and include a peg with each hand. It's a little thing but makes a difference to me.

Haven't taken any pictures yet but I am VERY happy that I got this figure. We'll worth the money to me.

Kuzeh
01-11-2014, 11:27 PM
I'll repost these till I can take new ones, or someone else posts pics.



http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2870/11888347165_74ff87cb07_c.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7294/11888359945_a09ace0bf1_b.jpg

Nice pics KD!!!
Looks ace!!! :rock!!

Lejuan
01-11-2014, 11:27 PM
I don't appreciate your snide comments to the fact that you are some sort of superior star wars expert either. You know nothing about me or my knowledge on this subject.


http://thumbpress.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/funny-Admiral-Ackbar-British1.jpg

Niltusk
01-11-2014, 11:31 PM
http://thumbpress.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/funny-Admiral-Ackbar-British1.jpg

Quickly now admiral, to your choppa....

Lejuan
01-11-2014, 11:32 PM
I'll repost these till I can take new ones, or someone else posts pics.

:rock looks awesome. Because the suit is black it seems the 'skinny arms' might only become an issue when posed away from the body - if at all?

momaw
01-11-2014, 11:47 PM
http://thumbpress.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/funny-Admiral-Ackbar-British1.jpg

Seems legit.

SixthScaleEdward
01-12-2014, 12:10 AM
I'll repost these till I can take new ones, or someone else posts pics.



http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2870/11888347165_74ff87cb07_c.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7294/11888359945_a09ace0bf1_b.jpg

I wouldn't mind seeing those again and again! Nicely futzed, the kind of picture I've been waiting for.

Is this the modded helmet people have been talking about?

Darkarn009
01-12-2014, 12:16 AM
Looks great, still got 4 day wait....

shocktrooper_au
01-12-2014, 12:27 AM
Now on the third day of sitting in Hawaii. I appreciate Vader wants a Holiday but damn it Fedex, what the hell are you doing?

As to the height, I'm not too worried.

http://gsa.thegamernation.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/VaderTantive4.jpg
So as far as this image goes, my Anh Vader next to my ssc stormies are the correct proportion. Admittedly that appears to be the shortest trooper in the pic but it works for me

Centurion
01-12-2014, 12:30 AM
Quickly now admiral, to your choppa....

Awesome! :lol

Niltusk
01-12-2014, 12:48 AM
Awesome! :lol

:duff
All these Stormie/Vader shots just make me sad that I have no Stormies. :crying

The in hand Vader pics are just outstanding though.

Boba Ben
01-12-2014, 12:55 AM
:duff
All these Stormie/Vader shots just make me sad that I have no Stormies. :crying

The in hand Vader pics are just outstanding though.

I'm certain they're cooking up some kind of Stormtrooper deluxe reissue. Hopefully, it won't be too long.

dw316
01-12-2014, 01:36 AM
Does OMG do photo reviews of these or only HT figures? :panic::panic::panic:

SixthScaleEdward
01-12-2014, 02:20 AM
It might make a cameo in his next HT SW figure review.. :lol

Hydeous
01-12-2014, 02:23 AM
I'm certain they're cooking up some kind of Stormtrooper deluxe reissue. Hopefully, it won't be too long.

I hope so too. My vader will need at least 2 stormies.

SixthScaleEdward
01-12-2014, 02:25 AM
Hopefully, it will be affordable enough to army build... :panic:

Dear SSC, please make it as bare bones as possible. :pray::pray:

Malgus
01-12-2014, 03:02 AM
Some funny business is going on with this figure. I got a shipping notice for the cobra commander which was charged days later but nothing from vader.

hennypenny
01-12-2014, 04:26 AM
A good little piper would do well to comprehend a post first, before wee piper responds to it.

I know what a tibia is and I know the picture doesn't show them. That was kind of point (guess it went a bit over your head. Is English your mother tongue?) You see in order for that picture to be an accurate representation of the height difference between Hamill and Prowse that would mean that Hamill would have to possess a disproportionately long tibia.

Remember, in order to respond you must first comprehend.
What are tibias? If females have labias, I assume tibias are the male equivalent? Are you saying Prowse has a disproportionately long tibia?:dunno

Lejuan
01-12-2014, 04:28 AM
What are tibias? If females have labias, I assume tibias are the male equivalent? Are you saying Prowse has a disproportionately long tibia?:dunno

Different kind of bone.

cking
01-12-2014, 05:24 AM
I'm intrigued to hear this because I thought this figure was smaller than the ANH and we already know that the ANH suit fits superbly on the KP02 body so why is the ESB suit too baggy on the KP02? Are you saying that with the exception of the forearms, this ESB body is larger than the ANH? I'm confused. LOL.

After looking at all these in hand pics, I still think the ANH suit looks much more accurate. This ESB version looks like it's just been pressed and it doesn't have the "bunching up" all along the seams like the real leather suit had.


FYI, I did put the body suit on a KP02 out of curiosity. It looked bad cause the suit was so baggy on it and the sleeves just barely fit around the forearms. It looked like he was wearing spandex on the arms and a trash bag everywhere else.

jedijim3002
01-12-2014, 05:28 AM
More pics please. That is all.

greygoose
01-12-2014, 06:37 AM
I'll repost these till I can take new ones, or someone else posts pics.



http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2870/11888347165_74ff87cb07_c.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7294/11888359945_a09ace0bf1_b.jpg

Very good Sir! :clap

Matt S
01-12-2014, 06:49 AM
For those that trimmed a little off the helmet to lower the dome portion a tad, ya'll gonna post a tutorial? or a detailed explanation of the steps taken? Thanks!

Sidious-66
01-12-2014, 06:57 AM
I'll repost these till I can take new ones, or someone else posts pics.



http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2870/11888347165_74ff87cb07_c.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7294/11888359945_a09ace0bf1_b.jpg


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnQ_mp9TzZY

A big round of applause for more pics and less height talk. :clap

greygoose
01-12-2014, 07:46 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnQ_mp9TzZY

A big round of applause for more pics and less height talk. :clap

Indeed.:rock

Groovy34
01-12-2014, 07:47 AM
Just to add to what the others have said, its not easy finding another body alternative for Vader. A lot of people like the KP02 body and have switched their ANH version that. While I think everyones KP Vader looks great I tried the switch and didn't like it in hand. If you go through the ANH Vader thread you'll find numerous discussions about different bodies, who has tried what, what doesn't work etc. You'd think there'd be more options but really there seems to be mainly two: modify the SSC body or nab yourself a KP02.


:lol:lol:lol

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Thanks if you where it's link is ill check it out im not familiar with this new set up and got lost trying to find my own links. but i will look into the kp02 bod.

Sidious-66
01-12-2014, 07:50 AM
Indeed.:rock

Greygoose if I moan to you about Vader's height when I get him or vice versa then permission to slap one another down is GRANTED!!!

Pixelpiper
01-12-2014, 08:08 AM
I don't appreciate your snide comments to the fact that you are some sort of superior star wars expert either. You know nothing about me or my knowledge on this subject.

I know that while I was reading your comment and then writing mine, I was looking at SW:ANH and ESB in HD on the same display showing scenes where the characters are actually on the same plane and therefore relevant, unlike the example image posted where the apparent height difference is strictly based on perspective.

If this were the "How tall is Vader?" thread, I'd litter it with a dozen or more clear images showing precisely how tall the character is in each movie next to other characters with well established heights. But in this thread, that's kind of pointless because everyone knows (or should know) how tall Vader is. Pick between 202 and 205 cm.

greygoose
01-12-2014, 08:28 AM
Greygoose if I moan to you about Vader's height when I get him or vice versa then permission to slap one another down is GRANTED!!!

Deal! :hi5:

Sidious-66
01-12-2014, 08:30 AM
Deal! :hi5:

Lets hope it does not come down to this - :lsvader

Kuat of Kuat
01-12-2014, 08:39 AM
If this were the "How tall is Vader?" thread, I'd litter it with a dozen or more clear images showing precisely how tall the character is in each movie next to other characters with well established heights.

There is a thread?

If not, create it pixel and litter it with abandon!

:)

agonistes86
01-12-2014, 08:55 AM
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2870/11888347165_74ff87cb07_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11888347165/)

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7294/11888359945_a09ace0bf1_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11888359945/)



Great shots, King! The mod on the helmet is perfect. Now I'm even more stoked to get mine. :yess:

joda76
01-12-2014, 09:12 AM
I'm guessing that helmet mod is very much like the anh helmet mod.


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pixletwin
01-12-2014, 09:17 AM
I'm guessing that helmet mod is very much like the anh helmet mod.


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My impression was the opposite. Rather than grinding down the nub in the dome (as in the ANH mod) you have to grind down the top of the mask with this one.

joda76
01-12-2014, 09:20 AM
Ah I see, still seems an easy mod.


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King Darkness
01-12-2014, 09:29 AM
I'm intrigued to hear this because I thought this figure was smaller than the ANH and we already know that the ANH suit fits superbly on the KP02 body so why is the ESB suit too baggy on the KP02? Are you saying that with the exception of the forearms, this ESB body is larger than the ANH? I'm confused. LOL.

After looking at all these in hand pics, I still think the ANH suit looks much more accurate. This ESB version looks like it's just been pressed and it doesn't have the "bunching up" all along the seams like the real leather suit had.

Hey Chris, its the torso that is thicker on the new Vader compared to ANH. The suit for the new Vader has a bigger mid section that the KP02 body doesn't quite fill out. What seems to add to the odd look is this new suit doesn't "bunch" like the ANH suit, it "rolls". I admit I didn't spend a lot of time with it, proper futzing could possibly correct the issues I saw.

King Darkness
01-12-2014, 09:34 AM
My impression was the opposite. Rather than grinding down the nub in the dome (as in the ANH mod) you have to grind down the top of the mask with this one.

Correct. Its more a mask mod than helmet mod.

And thanks for the comments on the pics everyone. Its much appreciated.

jedijim3002
01-12-2014, 09:38 AM
You can send your Vader to me now king. Ill pm my address.

Matt S
01-12-2014, 09:44 AM
Correct. Its more a mask mod than helmet mod.

And thanks for the comments on the pics everyone. Its much appreciated.

Did you end up using putty of some kind to reattch the dome, or just super glued it down? Looks awesome, so gonna do the same on mine

King Darkness
01-12-2014, 09:46 AM
You can send your Vader to me now king. Ill pm my address.

Sounds great! Look forward to your review :)

King Darkness
01-12-2014, 09:47 AM
Did you end up using putty of some kind to reattch the dome, or just super glued it down? Looks awesome, so gonna do the same on mine
Just a small dab of super glue.

TheFiend
01-12-2014, 09:55 AM
I seem to remember someone saying they trid to thicken the arms up with something. Was the outcome?


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stshammgod
01-12-2014, 09:59 AM
I'd like to pad the arms and maybe the legs a bit with cotton.

TheFiend
01-12-2014, 10:08 AM
Yeah, Id like to see someone put the ANH suit on this Vader too

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Mar-Vell
01-12-2014, 10:18 AM
Is the dome easy to remove without damaging it? How is this done? Is the glue they use not very strong?

greygoose
01-12-2014, 10:18 AM
Lets hope it does not come down to this - :lsvader

Hopefully not.:lol

King Darkness
01-12-2014, 10:20 AM
I seem to remember someone saying they trid to thicken the arms up with something. Was the outcome?


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I used gardeners tape on the forearms. Made a big difference.


Is the dome easy to remove without damaging it? How is this done? Is the glue they use not very strong?

Use a mild but of force and the dome pops right off, no damage done.

Mar-Vell
01-12-2014, 10:27 AM
Hey thanks for the quick reply!
Since my dome has a scuff mark, could I switch it out with the display dome? Are they pretty much the same piece?

Matt S
01-12-2014, 10:29 AM
Just a small dab of super glue.

ok cool, thanks

King Darkness
01-12-2014, 10:32 AM
Hey thanks for the quick reply!
Since my dome has a scuff mark, could I switch it out with the display dome? Are they pretty much the same piece?

The display dome is completely smooth inside, the mask dome has additional sculpting inside to mount to the mask. I imagine you could use the display dome, you would just have to glue it in place.

Hologram AI
01-12-2014, 10:32 AM
Hey thanks for the quick reply!
Since my dome has a scuff mark, could I switch it out with the display dome? Are they pretty much the same piece?
You can just contact SS about it and they'll replace it for you. That's if you bought it through them of course.

Mar-Vell
01-12-2014, 10:38 AM
Yes, I have contacted them. I was just thinking in case they won't replace it (still waiting to hear back from them).

Anyway, besides the scuff mark on my figures' dome, this figure in INCREDIBLE and exceeded my expectations. Anyone not sure, I would recommend getting for sure!

screamingmetal
01-12-2014, 10:43 AM
Hope this is okay, had to put the on stands as the new Vader keeps wanting to tumble backwards. Even so, the are on even footing.


http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2871/11892710906_3f20f241eb_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11892710906/)




Thanks WG!

The dome fits a little wonky on the ANH "head" cause its so round, but you can get around it with a little tac or dremeling down the ANH bubble top so the dome fits more snug.

Bad Arse pictures King! Thanks for showing the extra ESB dome on the ANH head, I've been waiting for someone to do this. Now I have to stalk the websites for the ESB dome.

EVILFACE
01-12-2014, 10:44 AM
The display dome is completely smooth inside, the mask dome has additional sculpting inside to mount to the mask. I imagine you could use the display dome, you would just have to glue it in place.

Yea, prolly just ball up some epoxy and lower the display helmet down until it looks 'right' to the owner.

DCFett
01-12-2014, 10:54 AM
Blue tack would work as well and it's reversible if needed.

King Darkness
01-12-2014, 10:56 AM
Bad Arse pictures King! Thanks for showing the extra ESB dome on the ANH head, I've been waiting for someone to do this. Now I have to stalk the websites for the ESB dome.
Thanks sir, and no prob.


Yea, prolly just ball up some epoxy and lower the display helmet down until it looks 'right' to the owner.

Yeah, I always forget about that stuff :lol

Matt S
01-12-2014, 10:57 AM
Blue tack would work as well and it's reversible if needed.


This is the best way to go, I think. I've used it in the past. Works wonderfully

Mar-Vell
01-12-2014, 11:18 AM
Where do you buy blue tack?

TheFiend
01-12-2014, 11:30 AM
Where do you buy blue tack?

I use something called Blue Stik made by DAP, which is the same thing, and I bought it at Home Depot. I've heard people getting it at Wal-Mart and the such but I couldn't find at the two near my house.

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Onie
01-12-2014, 11:44 AM
Strange but this is my first time to be in this situation. My card was charged last Wednesday & i haven't gotten any shipping notice/ tracker. If this isn't a PO i would be considerate enough to wait that long! But I have preordered this since SSC put 'em up for PO!

Hopefully, Monday would bring some good news!

Pixelpiper
01-12-2014, 11:49 AM
:rock2 Knock yourself out with these fresh Vader and height-related screen caps, fresh from HD source of all three Star Wars movies.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/pixelpiper/sets/72157639696900494/

With goodies such as the Leia Sandwich:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7302/11911751884_0daefabbf8.jpg (http://flic.kr/p/j9AQQu)

I'm going to try and make an animated GIF of that one.

Mar-Vell
01-12-2014, 11:52 AM
Where do you buy blue tack?

Thanks! If I don't get a replacement from Sideshow I'll into that.

greygoose
01-12-2014, 11:57 AM
With goodies such as the Leia Sandwich:

I'm going to try and make an animated GIF of that one.

Make the GIF.:lecture :D

Mar-Vell
01-12-2014, 11:57 AM
Thanks! If I don't get a replacement from Sideshow I'll into that.

Oops! Quoted myself by mistake (still learning !)

jedijim3002
01-12-2014, 01:31 PM
Thanks for the pics Pix.

jedijim3002
01-12-2014, 01:52 PM
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/13/y2egaqet.jpg

I like this pic cause it clearly shows leia, Carrie Fisher 5'1" only comes up to the bottom of Vader's neck on his mask.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/13/vu6e9ejy.jpg

This pic shows she only come up to the bottom of Hans, Ford 6'1", chin.

Now I don't have any pics of Luke next to Vader, Han, or Leia but I do know that Hamill is 5'7" and can just see over Leias head which makes sense if he's only 6 inches taller than her. Which puts him right about at the bottom of Vader's chin.

Han can see over Lukes head in several scenes, from what I've gathered, so it would make sense that Han would come up to maybe the middle or top of Vader's eyes.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/13/remy2yty.jpg

Which would also make sense if we take Peter Cushing's height into consideration which is stated as being 5'11" or 6'. And as we can see referring to the first pic Peter Cushing looks like he only comes up to possibly the bottom of Vaders eyes.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/13/ery7u9e6.jpg

This pic shows Sir Alec Guinness, 5'10", just about right at 3 inches taller than Hamill. He can't quite see over top of Luke's head which would make sense if Ben is 3 inches shorter than Ford.

Matt S
01-12-2014, 02:43 PM
The ironic part about this height issue, as soon as the next Vader hits in 3-4 years from now, the 'controversy' will live on!

cking
01-12-2014, 02:46 PM
Carrie Fisher is standing on a box in that pic Jim.

Here's a behind the scenes picture showing the true difference between Carrie Fisher and David Prowse's height. (Ignore the 5ft note on there, that's incorrect - not sure where the original image came from).

88073

Also, Ford was not 6ft 1". According to the man who met him for costume fittings for Raiders, Temple of Doom and Last Crusade, Ford was 5ft 11" (barefoot).


http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/13/y2egaqet.jpg

I like this pic cause it clearly shows leia, Carrie Fisher 5'1" only comes up to the bottom of Vader's neck on his mask.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/13/vu6e9ejy.jpg

King Darkness
01-12-2014, 02:50 PM
Lot of boxes in the SW universe. Sideshow needs to start exclusive 1/6 boxes.

EVILFACE
01-12-2014, 02:53 PM
Where are the official SS Star Wars boxes?

sithlord13
01-12-2014, 02:53 PM
Lot of boxes in the SW universe. Sideshow needs to start exclusive 1/6 boxes.

What's the exclusive ? Peter cushings slippers ?

momaw
01-12-2014, 02:55 PM
On fedex vehicle for delivery :yess:

screamingmetal
01-12-2014, 03:00 PM
Carrie Fisher is standing on a box in that pic Jim.

I agree, They're trying to present the best possible frame in that scene.
Carrie is obviously much shorter to Prowse then that without the film tricks.

The height of the ESB Vader is as acceptable to me as the height of the ANH Vader. As long as Vader is close enough to 1:6 scale and looks imposing over my other SW figures I'm happy.

jedijim3002
01-12-2014, 03:11 PM
Carrie Fisher is standing on a box in that pic Jim.

Here's a behind the scenes picture showing the true difference between Carrie Fisher and David Prowse's height. (Ignore the 5ft note on there, that's incorrect - not sure where the original image came from).

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Also, Ford was not 6ft 1". According to the man who met him for costume fittings for Raiders, Temple of Doom and Last Crusade, Ford was 5ft 11" (barefoot).

Wow! Holy *****! I've never seen that image but yes definitely puts it into perspective.

I need a box too. Has anyone started a custom for sale thread?

Niltusk
01-12-2014, 03:15 PM
Some of these "behind the scenes" pics are more interesting than what we see on screen. :lol

Thats the only good thing about these arguments. Really gets people posting some interesting stuff.

Boba Ben
01-12-2014, 03:15 PM
What's the exclusive ? Peter cushings slippers ?

They blew it when they didn't include Greedo's high heels.

http://i.imgur.com/opvvA.jpg

jedijim3002
01-12-2014, 03:15 PM
Are you sure Vader isn't on a box?

Pixelpiper
01-12-2014, 03:17 PM
Yup, Carrie Fisher is pretty short. Now, if the producers had wanted Vader to be as tall as Chewbacca, they would have had Peter Mayhew play him too. Or at the very least made sure Prowse always had a box to stand on. Lots of good screen caps in the link I posted earlier, but it's more of a discussion for a different thread.

How much work has to be done to this Vader to get him to pose (very) well with DX07? Has anyone looked at the ankle pegs yet?

Also, is it possible to pull the red blade out of the lightsaber hilt without damaging either of them?

EVILFACE
01-12-2014, 03:23 PM
I think you should pass on SS Vader.

King Darkness
01-12-2014, 03:29 PM
Yeah. Pass on Vader, you'll never be happy. Get a box instead.

Pixelpiper
01-12-2014, 03:30 PM
I think you should pass on SS Vader.

Shelf needs a Vader. This looks like the best one ever produced. It's likely the last one to be produced for at least another 5+ years. I ordered in October and it'll be delivered on Wednesday.

Blue cold cathode for Luke arrives within the next week or so, red for Vader next month sometime. I generally don't modify SSC/Hot Toys products, but this one looks like it really needs to be one of the few.

joda76
01-12-2014, 03:35 PM
I think you should pass on SS Vader.

Hahaha :)



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TheFiend
01-12-2014, 03:57 PM
How much work has to be done to this Vader to get him to pose (very) well with DX07? Has anyone looked at the ankle pegs yet?

Also, is it possible to pull the red blade out of the lightsaber hilt without damaging either of them?

I suspect most of the things that people did with the ANH Vader in respect to the height can be done to this here ESB/ROTJ Vader. The things that were done or thought could be done were went over ad nauseam. That's why I suspect a lot of the older members don't even want to be bothered with the mods this time around. Have you went through the ANH Vader thread?



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Pixelpiper
01-12-2014, 04:07 PM
I've popped into the ANH Vader thread once or twice over the past year, but only to reference something when reading other threads. I thought the most popular mod was a body swap for the other guy, something I'd like to avoid like the plague. ;)

The helmet adjustment seems like a very nice improvement, going by King's awesome photos. If the height can be reduced another little bit with alternate ankle pegs without messing up his leg-to-torso proportions noticeably, I'd love to go that route and possibly call it a day. I'll need to figure out how to best conceal the wiring for the cathode saber mod and to power the chest LEDs, but I'll wait until I have the figure in hand before starting down that path, there are just too many possibilities and variables to cover in a few photos ahead of time.

Lejuan
01-12-2014, 05:36 PM
I think you should pass on SS Vader.

:lol :lol :lol

kirklondon
01-12-2014, 06:38 PM
Any display of the SS ROTJ Vader dueling HT Bespin Luke is not screen accurate regardless of height issues!

rubio95
01-12-2014, 06:52 PM
I don't understand this height obsession. I think that the height is fine, and I don't care about how it displays with other figures. As long as it's not ridiculous (it's not), then it works fine with other figures from the line.

I'm a fan of Medicom (the bodies are still VASTLY superior to SideShow AND Hot Toys), but they're underscaled. However, the SideShow figures' scale is obscene (compare this new Vader's hands to the Snowtrooper, for example. Or to Boba Fett's). It doesn't matter to me, though, because each figure is beautiful unto itself (and that's coming from a guy who loves to PHOTOGRAPH figures). The same love of Medicom which leads me to adore those (undersized) figures leads me to adore this new Vader, who is obviously still oversized. It makes me feel great that scale TRULY doesn't bother me (up or down).

I just don't understand this venom that's being displayed towards Vader, regarding his height. He's well-proportioned and looks fantastic.

Considering there are so few photographers here (or even people who grasp how to even pose these guys) I just don't understand the vitriol.

This is a truly awesome figure. Stop debating the insignificant nuances and just enjoy what is SideShow's finest effort in the 1/6th game EVER.

And please, people, post some more pics. I'm truly surprised in the lack of new pics. I'm fundamentally against reposting one's own photos, but since no one else is posting new ones, I will:

http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k28/ryanjrubio/Darth%20Vader/010-1.jpg

http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k28/ryanjrubio/Darth%20Vader/028-1.jpg

http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k28/ryanjrubio/Darth%20Vader/012-1.jpg

http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k28/ryanjrubio/Darth%20Vader/035.jpg

http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k28/ryanjrubio/Darth%20Vader/015a.jpg

pixletwin
01-12-2014, 06:53 PM
Any display of the SS ROTJ Vader dueling HT Bespin Luke is not screen accurate regardless of height issues!

Speaking for myself, I don't know the difference between the two, and I am sure the difference would be minimal anyway (unlike the RotJ vs ANH). So it doesn't bother me in the slightest.

Lejuan
01-12-2014, 07:03 PM
I don't understand this height obsession.

I don't care for indulging in the obsession, but I certainly understand it. He's too tall, and that to me, as a designer, is curious - especially given all the details they got right. But he's not too tall for me - I'm fine enough with the original SS Vader's height not to bother with a body swap, and I certainly wouldn't worry about this one. But size is just another detail, and some people are really, really finicky about some details more so than others. Great pics rubio! I'm sure more and more will flood in in the coming days and weeks.

OSCORP
01-12-2014, 07:24 PM
I don't understand this height obsession. I think that the height is fine, and I don't care about how it displays with other figures. As long as it's not ridiculous (it's not), then it works fine with other figures from the line.

I'm a fan of Medicom (the bodies are still VASTLY superior to SideShow AND Hot Toys), but they're underscaled. However, the SideShow figures' scale is obscene (compare this new Vader's hands to the Snowtrooper, for example. Or to Boba Fett's). It doesn't matter to me, though, because each figure is beautiful unto itself (and that's coming from a guy who loves to PHOTOGRAPH figures). The same love of Medicom which leads me to adore those (undersized) figures leads me to adore this new Vader, who is obviously still oversized. It makes me feel great that scale TRULY doesn't bother me (up or down).

I just don't understand this venom that's being displayed towards Vader, regarding his height. He's well-proportioned and looks fantastic.

Considering there are so few photographers here (or even people who grasp how to even pose these guys) I just don't understand the vitriol.












Aint that the truth!

zeiss
01-12-2014, 07:27 PM
The height thing isn't an issue for me at all. To be honest, I am much more concerned about the dome not being wide enough.

Niltusk
01-12-2014, 07:36 PM
If hes shorter than my Jaxx Vader, I think it'll be all good. :lol

Pixelpiper
01-12-2014, 07:40 PM
Any display of the SS ROTJ Vader dueling HT Bespin Luke is not screen accurate regardless of height issues!

There's only one Vader, and unless you're a prop purist, there's no in-universe reason for small differences from movie to movie. Vader did not order in a new set of armor.


I don't understand this height obsession. I think that the height is fine, and I don't care about how it displays with other figures.

You could have stopped right there and your position would have been clear as a bell. It's a great figure. No arguments there. But if the height is "fine" to you, it may not be to others. You show a tremendous amount of disrespect to other members while trying to defend the product. Something's not right about that to me. No one here is showing disrespect to Sideshow for having produced this figure and no one is showing disrespect to members who love the figure and don't care about its flaws.


As long as it's not ridiculous (it's not), then it works fine with other figures from the line.

I suppose that's a matter of perspective. The shots of Vader with SSC's Boba and HT's Luke Luke somewhat ridiculous to me. Not the same as posing a Kenner Vader at almost 15" but still noticeably out of scale - bothersome.


I'm a fan of Medicom (the bodies are still VASTLY superior to SideShow AND Hot Toys),

This isn't a Medicom thread, but I'm curious in what way you think they're superior? I think they're garbage. Very poor plastics, bad joints, bad glue, bad proportions, overall fragile. Plenty of people doing body swaps for a reason.


SideShow figures' scale is obscene (compare this new Vader's hands to the Snowtrooper, for example.

Do you participate in any winter sports? Is there snow where you're from? I'll give you the gloves may not be precisely screen accurate, but they're not obscene by any stretch of the imagination. Winter gloves are always gong to be bigger than tight-fitting leather task gloves.


leads me to adore this new Vader, who is obviously still oversized. It makes me feel great that scale TRULY doesn't bother me (up or down).

GREAT. I've seen that everyone who has mentioned the height has been otherwise positive about the figure as a whole, myself included. Sideshow did a fantastic job, it's easily the best Vader ever produced in articulated form.


I just don't understand this venom that's being displayed towards Vader, regarding his height. He's well-proportioned and looks fantastic.

There's no venom, take the hyperbole down a notch. You agree he's oversized in one sentence and then claim it's venom from others? Well proportioned yes on his own, yes for the most part, but your photos show the helmet as problematic - it looks bad in many of the photos, just like with Sideshow's own photos, so it's nothing about your photographic skills. Compare to what it looks like in King's photos.


Considering there are so few photographers here (or even people who grasp how to even pose these guys) I just don't understand the vitriol.

I'm not sure that you're actually making a point here or just trying to insult other members again. Here's posting tip for you specific to Vader. He's right handed and never holds his saber, lit or unlit, in his left hand. It looks very out of place.


This is a truly awesome figure. Stop debating the insignificant nuances and just enjoy what is SideShow's finest effort in the 1/6th game EVER.

Stop telling other people what to do. Do what you want and let other people do the same. Sounds reasonable, no?


And please, people, post some more pics. I'm truly surprised in the lack of new pics.

You haven't read that most people are still waiting to receive this guy? Half the posts in here have been about charge and shipping times. Then there are other people, myself included, asking for new photos, not reposts. If you have the figure in hand, how about some other photos that people have asked for? No need to repost, especially since you've already said you're fundamentally against it.


Aint that the truth!

It ain't.

Jbeltram4
01-12-2014, 07:41 PM
I don't understand this height obsession. I think that the height is fine, and I don't care about how it displays with other figures. As long as it's not ridiculous (it's not), then it works fine with other figures from the line.

I'm a fan of Medicom (the bodies are still VASTLY superior to SideShow AND Hot Toys), but they're underscaled. However, the SideShow figures' scale is obscene (compare this new Vader's hands to the Snowtrooper, for example. Or to Boba Fett's). It doesn't matter to me, though, because each figure is beautiful unto itself (and that's coming from a guy who loves to PHOTOGRAPH figures). The same love of Medicom which leads me to adore those (undersized) figures leads me to adore this new Vader, who is obviously still oversized. It makes me feel great that scale TRULY doesn't bother me (up or down).

I just don't understand this venom that's being displayed towards Vader, regarding his height. He's well-proportioned and looks fantastic.

Considering there are so few photographers here (or even people who grasp how to even pose these guys) I just don't understand the vitriol.

This is a truly awesome figure. Stop debating the insignificant nuances and just enjoy what is SideShow's finest effort in the 1/6th game EVER.

And please, people, post some more pics. I'm truly surprised in the lack of new pics. I'm fundamentally against reposting one's own photos, but since no one else is posting new ones, I will:

http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k28/ryanjrubio/Darth%20Vader/010-1.jpg

http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k28/ryanjrubio/Darth%20Vader/028-1.jpg

http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k28/ryanjrubio/Darth%20Vader/012-1.jpg

http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k28/ryanjrubio/Darth%20Vader/035.jpg

http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k28/ryanjrubio/Darth%20Vader/015a.jpg

Oh man...now I need this Vader and a Bespin Luke...

jedibear
01-12-2014, 07:42 PM
rubio....your pictures (and the poses) are fantastic....I think you'll see more pics in here in the next week as more folks get their figure (I know I'm still waiting for him to arrive....sometime this week I hope). And yes, the complaint brigade is pretty loud lately (the brown/blue thing over in the Hoth Han thread is hitting operatic levels of insanity)....just tune it out and bring on more shots...they are speaking for themselves on the great quality and execution of this figure.

More pics will come...but your act will be a tough one to follow....keep 'em coming!

Pixelpiper
01-12-2014, 07:55 PM
Does anyone remember who took the original photo that I modified below? I've searched a few times but can't remember what thread it was from and I'd like to add credit to the comp in my Flickr stream.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7331/9465773263_3164381131.jpg (http://flic.kr/p/fqsyBi)

Vader just seemed taller in the movies:

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5511/11507128515_933f06229b.jpg (http://flic.kr/p/iwR3pv)

joda76
01-12-2014, 08:17 PM
This thread is crazy, lol.



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King Darkness
01-12-2014, 08:21 PM
I think I'll go ahead and abandon this thread now.

EVILFACE
01-12-2014, 08:25 PM
Medicom bodies. :lol

Darkarn009
01-12-2014, 08:27 PM
http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k28/ryanjrubio/Darth%20Vader/015a.jpg

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kirklondon
01-12-2014, 08:33 PM
Speaking for myself, I don't know the difference between the two, and I am sure the difference would be minimal anyway (unlike the RotJ vs ANH). So it doesn't bother me in the slightest.

I don't either! I know there is but not sure what! Trying to be funny. Anyway, this figure kicks ***! Of course, I thought the first one was cool too.

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Batty
01-12-2014, 08:38 PM
So we've only seen pics from Rubio and King? Hopefully that'll all change tomorrow.

Malgus
01-12-2014, 08:52 PM
Why is it a few people keep insisting on turning this into a height thread? You don't like the height fine just pass on the figure and move on. Stop posting stupid pictures and drawing lines e.t.c. We get it. You don't like the height of the figure. Its not going to make me and most people cancel their order.

TheFiend
01-12-2014, 08:58 PM
Jesus. ...:lol

At this point we really should have a Vader modification thread anyway. That way it can encompass the mods/discussion about height and all other stuff i. e. body swapping, the mixing and matching of different Vader parts etc.

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Pixelpiper
01-12-2014, 08:59 PM
Why is it a few people keep insisting on turning this into a height thread? You don't like the height fine just pass on the figure and move on. Stop posting stupid pictures and drawing lines e.t.c. We get it. You don't like the height of the figure. Its not going to make me and most people cancel their order.

Why do some people just want to cut up other people and focus on either turning the thread into an argument or trying to control how other people express themselves? Instead of, you know, maybe focusing on the figure? I haven't seen anyone trying to get anyone else to cancel their order.

When I saw that my order was about to ship, I kind of hoped more people would have already received their shipment, but obviously that's not the case. Photos elsewhere on the net are also very hard to come by.

shocktrooper_au
01-12-2014, 09:00 PM
Well at least mine is in the same country now :)

Darkarn009
01-12-2014, 09:07 PM
Well at least mine is in the same country now :)

Mine is still in Hawaii accoring to the tracker :/

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Pixelpiper
01-12-2014, 09:10 PM
It takes a full week to get from California to New York, so you guys on the other side of the planet are doing pretty good.

pixletwin
01-12-2014, 09:11 PM
My fingers are crossed to have this by Friday. :pray:

momaw
01-12-2014, 09:15 PM
Well at least mine is in the same country now :)


Mine is still in Hawaii accoring to the tracker :/

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Mine sat in Hawaii for 3 days according to Fedex tracking but he was just delivered to me now in the ACT. I must say I was expecting a much bigger and heavier box after some of the comments and the nearly doubling of the shipping cost on regular figures but I suppose when I look at the shipper box it probably could fit 3 Tuskens or Snowy's. Now if only the work day would end so I can go home and check him out.

Niltusk
01-12-2014, 09:18 PM
Why do some people just want to cut up other people and focus on either turning the thread into an argument or trying to control how other people express themselves? Instead of, you know, maybe focusing on the figure? I haven't seen anyone trying to get anyone else to cancel their order.

When I saw that my order was about to ship, I kind of hoped more people would have already received their shipment, but obviously that's not the case. Photos elsewhere on the net are also very hard to come by.

I see what you're saying and you're right. I was also guilty of thinking you were just trying to be a jerk off in the threads, but theres nothing wrong with you doing your discussion and you are 100% right, at least you are discussing the figures instead of criticizing someone for "discussing" figures.

devilof76
01-12-2014, 09:22 PM
Jesus. ...:lol

At this point we really should have a Vader modification thread anyway. That way it can encompass the mods/discussion about height and all other stuff i. e. body swapping, the mixing and matching of different Vader parts etc.

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Once most people have the figure, that is what this will turn into. By the time it does, most people will be gone anyway.

Pixelpiper
01-12-2014, 09:31 PM
I think Sideshow is at the top of their game right now and look forward to their continued iteration and evolution. I'm not sure how many times I've said it, but I'll say it again, Sideshow is charging Hot Toys prices because they feel they're providing Hot Toys level product. From photos alone, I tend to agree. It will no doubt take some time for more people to see all their latest offerings in-hand before it becomes commonly accepted, but it's coming.

The height thing with this release doesn't change that in my mind, and I'm not trying to change anyone else's opinion either. Recognizing a flaw doesn't have to lessen one's appreciation for the piece. Hey, I'll get shot down every time, but I still prefer Sideshow's Sand Troopers to all others, despite their flaws.

momaw
01-12-2014, 09:34 PM
I think Sideshow is at the top of their game right now and look forward to their continued iteration and evolution. I'm not sure how many times I've said it, but I'll say it again, Sideshow is charging Hot Toys prices because they feel they're providing Hot Toys level product. From photos alone, I tend to agree. It will no doubt take some time for more people to see all their latest offerings in-hand before it becomes commonly accepted, but it's coming.

I don't think they are quite at Hot Toys prices yet. I'd equate this to a DX, the last of which was $314 (granted it comes with a "second" figure if you count the t1000 prop as a second figure) but they are getting close.

Pixelpiper
01-12-2014, 09:40 PM
A lot of people have been complaining since this guy was priced and then when the Hoth stuff was priced. My other often repeated line is that SSC's current SW figures are at Hot Toys basic figures prices. A little less in fact, when HT is about $210+ and SSC $199. I'm sure we haven't seen the last of Sideshow figures priced close to $150, but in general everything is moving upward - which is more indicative of a great deal of markets, not necessarily only this hobby.

Darkarn009
01-12-2014, 09:43 PM
It takes a full week to get from California to New York, so you guys on the other side of the planet are doing pretty good.

True, id only assume that would be because US fed ex delivers via ground over there?

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momaw
01-12-2014, 09:46 PM
A lot of people have been complaining since this guy was priced and then when the Hoth stuff was priced. My other often repeated line is that SSC's current SW figures are at Hot Toys basic figures prices. A little less in fact, when HT is about $210+ and SSC $199. I'm sure we haven't seen the last of Sideshow figures priced close to $150, but in general everything is moving upward - which is more indicative of a great deal of markets, not necessarily only this hobby.

The Hoth figures are a lot closer in price to MMS figures. Does this mean the new Stormtroopers will be die cast and $250+ each?

Pixelpiper
01-12-2014, 09:47 PM
True, id only assume that would be because US fed ex delivers via ground over there?

UPS within the US (at least for my order), but yes, ground service. I'm actually in Canada but always have SSC stuff delivered to my US business mailbox and then pic it up when I go down once or so per month.

Pixelpiper
01-12-2014, 09:54 PM
The Hoth figures are a lot closer in price to MMS figures.

Right. They don't currently produce anything more basic than their MMS line do they? My last MMS was Selina Kyle and she was only a few $ under $200 retail. I believe the lowest priced HT I have is Alice, which is nice figure with some amazing detailed accessories, but a perfect example where Hot Toys has also dropped the ball - prototypes looked exactly like a photograph of Jovovich from every angle, production piece completely different and on a body with a horrendous back-side. It's the only HT figure I have that I've ever considered a major mod on (body swap). Instead I'm putting her on a higher shelf where it's impossible to see her a55.


Does this mean the new Stormtroopers will be die cast and $250+ each?

I hope not, die cast wouldn't be appropriate for troopers as their armor isn't supposed to be metallic as far as I know. Obviously the props aren't metallic, but I wouldn't think the in-universe material is supposed to be a metal, unlike for instance C3PO's shell.

momaw
01-12-2014, 10:11 PM
I hope not, die cast wouldn't be appropriate for troopers as their armor isn't supposed to be metallic as far as I know. Obviously the props aren't metallic, but I wouldn't think the in-universe material is supposed to be a metal, unlike for instance C3PO's shell.

The Die Cast was more a bit of a joke. Hopefully new troopers will be around the $150 mark and come in a variety of options like the new clones (clean, battle damaged, sand trooper, etc). I'd like a couple of clean ones and another sandtrooper.

Pixelpiper
01-12-2014, 10:14 PM
You never know when someone from SSC reads one of these jokes and pitches it to their bosses for an upcoming design. ;)

demorathis
01-12-2014, 10:27 PM
Officially the stormtroopers armour is made from " plastisteel" so it could theoretically be made from a die cast...it's kinds vague as to whether the implication is a polymer with the strength of steel or a steel with the properties of a plastic......like vaders " durasteel" armour...

momaw
01-12-2014, 10:32 PM
...or a steel with the properties of a plastic...

Would fit with what we see on screen....

EVILFACE
01-12-2014, 10:53 PM
So we've only seen pics from Rubio and King? Hopefully that'll all change tomorrow.

:wave :wave

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5485/11882461536_7d35c7bcec_o.jpg

Batty
01-12-2014, 10:56 PM
Oh shozbot! I forgot about yours, EF.

TheFiend
01-12-2014, 11:25 PM
I used gardeners tape on the forearms. Made a big difference.


Cool. Was that before or after the pics you posted?



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rubio95
01-13-2014, 12:17 AM
There's only one Vader, and unless you're a prop purist, there's no in-universe reason for small differences from movie to movie. Vader did not order in a new set of armor.



You could have stopped right there and your position would have been clear as a bell. It's a great figure. No arguments there. But if the height is "fine" to you, it may not be to others. You show a tremendous amount of disrespect to other members while trying to defend the product. Something's not right about that to me. No one here is showing disrespect to Sideshow for having produced this figure and no one is showing disrespect to members who love the figure and don't care about its flaws.



I suppose that's a matter of perspective. The shots of Vader with SSC's Boba and HT's Luke Luke somewhat ridiculous to me. Not the same as posing a Kenner Vader at almost 15" but still noticeably out of scale - bothersome.



This isn't a Medicom thread, but I'm curious in what way you think they're superior? I think they're garbage. Very poor plastics, bad joints, bad glue, bad proportions, overall fragile. Plenty of people doing body swaps for a reason.



Do you participate in any winter sports? Is there snow where you're from? I'll give you the gloves may not be precisely screen accurate, but they're not obscene by any stretch of the imagination. Winter gloves are always gong to be bigger than tight-fitting leather task gloves.



GREAT. I've seen that everyone who has mentioned the height has been otherwise positive about the figure as a whole, myself included. Sideshow did a fantastic job, it's easily the best Vader ever produced in articulated form.



There's no venom, take the hyperbole down a notch. You agree he's oversized in one sentence and then claim it's venom from others? Well proportioned yes on his own, yes for the most part, but your photos show the helmet as problematic - it looks bad in many of the photos, just like with Sideshow's own photos, so it's nothing about your photographic skills. Compare to what it looks like in King's photos.



I'm not sure that you're actually making a point here or just trying to insult other members again. Here's posting tip for you specific to Vader. He's right handed and never holds his saber, lit or unlit, in his left hand. It looks very out of place.



Stop telling other people what to do. Do what you want and let other people do the same. Sounds reasonable, no?



You haven't read that most people are still waiting to receive this guy? Half the posts in here have been about charge and shipping times. Then there are other people, myself included, asking for new photos, not reposts. If you have the figure in hand, how about some other photos that people have asked for? No need to repost, especially since you've already said you're fundamentally against it.



It ain't.

Thanks for posting. Enjoy the figure, fellas.

zeiss
01-13-2014, 01:04 AM
There's only one Vader, and unless you're a prop purist, there's no in-universe reason for small differences from movie to movie. Vader did not order in a new set of armor.



I disagree. While the ESB and ROTJ suits are pretty similar, the ROTS and ANH suits are rather unique in major ways. As for an in-universe reason: Considering that Anakin was a tinkerer, it is feasible that he would upgrade his armor at some point during the approximately 20 years he wore it.

And actually related to this thread...I wonder how the hasbro dome would look on the figure?

momaw
01-13-2014, 01:24 AM
Some more Vader pics.

First up I have a disclaimer. These pictures are fresh from the box. There has been zero futzing. If un-futzed figures make your eyes bleed, then look away. Unfortunately I am between permanent habitats (damn imperials chasing me across the galaxy) so none of my figures are display worthy at the moment as they live in their boxes. Disclaimer over.

First up some dome pics (any blemishes are dust from the packaging, dome was in perfect nick):

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w60/momaw_photo/Collectables/P1131543_zps28880cc9.jpg

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w60/momaw_photo/Collectables/P1131536_zpsf461943e.jpg

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w60/momaw_photo/Collectables/P1131535_zps9ec7d788.jpg

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w60/momaw_photo/Collectables/P1131550_zpsa60a8fc2.jpg

Full frontal (just one of these since others have done so much better)

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w60/momaw_photo/Collectables/P1131554_zps0016b36f.jpg

A close up of the suit fabric

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w60/momaw_photo/Collectables/P1131551_zps73a56e82.jpg

And lastly, a couple of height comparisons (again all figures are minty fresh from boxes and not futzed)

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w60/momaw_photo/Collectables/P1131555_zps08e0fc61.jpg

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w60/momaw_photo/Collectables/P1131559_zps631bf7fc.jpg

Yes he's huge, but not so huge to bother me greatly. I would have posed him with IG-88 but he's too far deep in storage. I have to say the quality and finish is superb. Good enough if I can get a regular for under retail down the track I will grab another.

Niltusk
01-13-2014, 01:33 AM
He looks badass Momaw, thanks for sharing. :clap

CaptnRex
01-13-2014, 01:40 AM
Cool pics Momaw, thanks for posting. It looks good next to his troopers.

Darkarn009
01-13-2014, 01:41 AM
I disagree. While the ESB and ROTJ suits are pretty similar, the ROTS and ANH suits are rather unique in major ways. As for an in-universe reason: Considering that Anakin was a tinkerer, it is feasible that he would upgrade his armor at some point during the approximately 20 years he wore it.?

Also I figured the best explanation for changes in Vader armor and gadgetry was due to the fact he would sustain damage on occasion in battle so he would need to replace parts.

shocktrooper_au
01-13-2014, 01:58 AM
I can't see it for all the blood in my eyes

King Darkness
01-13-2014, 03:38 AM
Cool. Was that before or after the pics you posted?

After. Its not a drastic change, there is only so far the material will stretch, but I think it is definitely an improvement.

cking
01-13-2014, 04:44 AM
King Darkness - did you try the ANH costume on the ESB SS body? I'm wondering how it would look with the ANH suit instead. Personally, I think the ANH suit looks more accurate and if it fits on the SS body, it would add even more excellence to this figure.
I am really loving what I'm seeing though and it's good that the suit can be mostly hidden by careful placement of the robes and cape if the ANH suit won't fit.
I do agree with others that the width of the UPPER part of the dome should have been increased though and I'm curious to see what the Hasbro dome will look like on this ESB figure. Can anyone take a pic of that?

JMW326
01-13-2014, 08:39 AM
Mine is out for delivery today. I cant wait for the day to be over. LOL. Not feeling work when I know I have a new figure to futz at home waiting for me.

greygoose
01-13-2014, 08:48 AM
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w60/momaw_photo/Collectables/P1131555_zps08e0fc61.jpg

Thanks for sharing the photos. He looks great.

Jaycepticon
01-13-2014, 08:53 AM
Wow, this guy is definitely Hot Toys worthy. The ANH Vader was my very first 1/6th figure and I was initially blown away when I first got that and this one seems even way better than that one. Too early for figure of the year nominee?
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b394/Pesauce/Vader_zpse3ec46fd.jpg

Darthrazz
01-13-2014, 08:55 AM
Lord Vader just arrived!! I can't open it yet since it was delivered to my workplace. C'mon 5 o'clock!!

ApeManRyan
01-13-2014, 09:02 AM
Vader looking good! :clap Just 1 more day to wait than I will have him! :panic:

Rorywan
01-13-2014, 09:03 AM
Ok, re-ordered. So now I've paid two NRD's. I hate you all. Especially King, for posting such ****ty pics.

greygoose
01-13-2014, 09:29 AM
Ok, re-ordered. So now I've paid two NRD's.

I hope you've learnt your lesson.;)

Black Label Society
01-13-2014, 09:32 AM
mine has a crooked helmet....but otherwise its perfect. now to deal with SS on a new head....yay for me.

Deak Starkiller
01-13-2014, 09:33 AM
Thanks for the pics guys! I think he looks great, maybe a new body to BEEF him up but otherwise he looks good.

ApeManRyan
01-13-2014, 09:38 AM
mine has a crooked helmet....but otherwise its perfect. now to deal with SS on a new head....yay for me.

Wow that sucks but Sideshow's Customer Service is amazing. They'll give you a new head ASAP. But congrats on getting Vader! Mine arrives tomorrow but kind of hoping it arrives today. We'll see.

EVILFACE
01-13-2014, 09:43 AM
Mine has a scuff on the back of the helmet.

Waiting on SS........

BatBrain
01-13-2014, 09:47 AM
Wow, this guy is definitely Hot Toys worthy. The ANH Vader was my very first 1/6th figure and I was initially blown away when I first got that and this one seems even way better than that one. Too early for figure of the year nominee?
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b394/Pesauce/Vader_zpse3ec46fd.jpg

Wow. Awesome pic! :clap Did you do any mods?

Invictus Sol
01-13-2014, 09:53 AM
Some great pics, there, Momaw and Verbal. Think Vader looks pretty good in comparison with the troops (height wise). Really looking forward to receiving mine around Feb 10th, and hopefully without any issues. :pray:

galactiboy
01-13-2014, 09:55 AM
http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k28/ryanjrubio/Darth%20Vader/015a.jpg

Man, I love this shot... really shows off how great the overall figure turned out. Well done Sideshow and another awesome pic Rubio :rock

Invictus Sol
01-13-2014, 09:58 AM
Yeah, love that shot. One of my favourite scenes in the trilogy, as I'm sure is true for almost everyone. Rubio did a nice job of staging that.

Deathstalker
01-13-2014, 10:01 AM
These pics look great. Making the wait even harder. Mine has said on truck for delivery since 3pm Saturday. With the added disclaimer of delivery being the next scheduled delivery day which is Monday. So close yet so far makes the wait even longer.

King Darkness
01-13-2014, 10:17 AM
Ok, re-ordered. So now I've paid two NRD's. I hate you all. Especially King, for posting such ****ty pics.

:yess: :yess: :yess:

barryo
01-13-2014, 10:21 AM
:yess: :yess: :yess:

nice pics of vader king................you little "glorious beacon of light" you.........:wink1:

mine arrives today........:yess:

King Darkness
01-13-2014, 10:23 AM
:lol :lol :lol

No more King "Darkness" I guess :dunno

And thank B :rock

bigpig
01-13-2014, 10:28 AM
Came a Day early :) Sorry for the crap photos I had to sell my dsrl
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/Gibbo1982/movie%20memorabilia/00221001-34C4-46C9-8E85-77B4833583FC_zpsxbicomxh.jpg

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/Gibbo1982/movie%20memorabilia/02CD2E9D-FE14-4AC0-92A5-20B23A5451B8_zpssafsqgpe.jpg

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/Gibbo1982/movie%20memorabilia/EFE6DCAE-74BE-48A0-AE20-FCBE3D183C03_zpsaivwlzld.jpg

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/Gibbo1982/movie%20memorabilia/C2178DD3-C2CC-412E-8FEE-D19EA8553AE6_zpsda3sg4ea.jpg

Bo Shrek
01-13-2014, 10:29 AM
Is it only the "Exclusive" that is shipping right now? Is the "regular" on the second batch?

Dr. Odd
01-13-2014, 10:32 AM
Thanks bigpig, for the detolf shot, I've been wanting to see how it looks in one.

Snake Plissken
01-13-2014, 10:36 AM
That looks great there. Really like he towers over Luke.

bigpig
01-13-2014, 10:37 AM
Thanks bigpig, for the detolf shot, I've been wanting to see how it looks in one.

Very tight mate not much room to spare with the stand. He flipping impressive straight out of the box

ApeManRyan
01-13-2014, 10:59 AM
Looking great guys!

Hologram AI
01-13-2014, 11:05 AM
Is it only the "Exclusive" that is shipping right now? Is the "regular" on the second batch?
I spoke with Christina and she told me they're waiting for a second batch to arrive. It was held up in custom so there's a delay in shipping peoples order out. Mine is an exclusive as well so I'm not sure if this new batch coming in will be holding any regular editions.

FullMetalHippie
01-13-2014, 11:05 AM
Just chatted with Sideshow and was told their shipping department is behind on orders. My Vader will ship out "sometime this week." I asked if they offer expedited shipping, which they do, but was told I couldn't upgrade since the order has already been processed. The wait continues.

Rzeznikk
01-13-2014, 11:12 AM
Can anyone point me in the direction on how to get a set of the Cathode sabers?

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I717 using Tapatalk

FLOSI
01-13-2014, 11:15 AM
Vader is awesome. Totally happy with it. Wasn't happy paying $250 though, would have preferred a basic Vader figure, sans huge stand I'll never use, mask display I'll never use and lights I'll never use.

Here's some quick shots.


http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2870/11888347165_74ff87cb07_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11888347165/)


http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3673/11888622313_9bdcf48d41_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11888622313/)


http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7410/11888626803_07178cd113_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11888626803/)


http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7294/11888359945_a09ace0bf1_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11888359945/)


Incidentally, the display dome works fan-fawkin-tastic on ANH Vader :yess: :yess:

Oh, wrapped some gardeners tap around the forearms to beef them up, worked great. Also hacked off some of the mask under the dome to make it sit more to my preference, cool that Sideshow has the scared back of Vader's head under the dome, even though no one will ever see it.

Also height is a non issue with me this time around, its still too big but not enough to waist time or money on mods.

Everything is such a HUGE improvement over ANH Vader. Top to bottom, everything screams quality. Better than any Sideshow 1/6 product I've seen in hand.

So you only modded the forearms?

Great pics, BTW! :rock

Sidious-66
01-13-2014, 11:15 AM
Loving all these new in-hand Lord Vader pics. :lecture

Keep them coming.

RollingJ
01-13-2014, 11:18 AM
Got mine today. Will open as soon as the kids are in bed! For those in the UK worrying about not opting for extra packaging, if it helps, mine arrived with shipper and box in perfect condition.

BrooklynWolf X
01-13-2014, 11:20 AM
http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k28/ryanjrubio/Darth%20Vader/010-1.jpg




I swear I thought this was a photo of the actual costume.

SSc did an amazing job.

That being said, this figure is a strange beast. Some angles and shots, he looks PERFECT. Others, the helmet looks off. I'm sure it's due to the gap between his traps and helmet.


Dammit. I already have one ordered. I'm strongly considering getting a 2nd one.

SixthScaleEdward
01-13-2014, 11:28 AM
And lastly, a couple of height comparisons (again all figures are minty fresh from boxes and not futzed)

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w60/momaw_photo/Collectables/P1131555_zps08e0fc61.jpg


Looks good fresh out of the box. :clap

bloodgear
01-13-2014, 11:30 AM
Arrived. Tusks missing on the helmet. -_-

Off to e-mail Sideshow.

DarthTrafford
01-13-2014, 11:31 AM
Well my Vader was suppose to be here today.
UPS seems to have screwed me over again.
My initial e-mail said by end of day today.
They're using the "adverse weather" in my area excuse again.
It's been in the high 40's to mid 50's all weekend here.
Same as today!
So I wonder if my Commander Wolffe and my brother's Cobra Commander will be screwed up now?
They're suppose to be here Wednesday and Thursday!
:gah:

bbl
01-13-2014, 11:31 AM
Arrived. Tusks missing on the helmet. -_-

Off to e-mail Sideshow.

Wow, got any pics?



Best,

Robert

King Darkness
01-13-2014, 11:36 AM
So you only modded the forearms?

Great pics, BTW! :rock
No I lowered the dome too.

hennypenny
01-13-2014, 11:39 AM
That's good to know. When did you get notice of shipping? Mine still says 'Shipping pending'.

hennypenny
01-13-2014, 11:41 AM
I hand't realised there is a regular version. Who is selling the regular version, and how much cheaper is it?

reuters
01-13-2014, 11:41 AM
Received mine earlier today!

Did not have much time to change poses so have to bear with these pictures till I have more time. So sorry about it.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/834/u6i8.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/n6u6i8j)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/836/80yj.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/n880yjj)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/716/fd57.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/jwfd57j)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/839/vpum.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/nbvpumj)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/850/zt4g.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/nmzt4gj)

Overall very impressed with the figure as this is my first Vader!

Pixelpiper
01-13-2014, 11:47 AM
I hand't realised there is a regular version. Who is selling the regular version, and how much cheaper is it?

Everyone who normally sells Sideshow product. It's not cheaper at all - same price. The only difference is the severed hand.

reuters
01-13-2014, 11:48 AM
One small issue though, helmet had some scratch marks as shown in the picture below, just above the left eye.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/541/bq8m.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/f1bq8mj)

EVILFACE
01-13-2014, 11:48 AM
I hand't realised there is a regular version. Who is selling the regular version, and how much cheaper is it?

The severed hand is worth getting the exclusive.

FLOSI
01-13-2014, 11:49 AM
No I lowered the dome too.

No, I mean you didn't touch the upper arms then?

greygoose
01-13-2014, 11:56 AM
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/836/80yj.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/n880yjj)

Congrats! Cool pics.

Shalamar
01-13-2014, 12:13 PM
Mine is out for Delivery.

King Darkness
01-13-2014, 12:14 PM
No, I mean you didn't touch the upper arms then?
Oh no, I didn't mess with them. Just the forearms.

ApeManRyan
01-13-2014, 12:23 PM
Mine is out for Delivery.

Definitely post pics when he arrives!

jjosdom
01-13-2014, 12:25 PM
Is that a calendar?

pixletwin
01-13-2014, 12:32 PM
Excellent pics everyone. This is looking like it may shape up to be one of SSC's finest hours for 1:6. I hope the delay someone mentioned up thread doesn't effect when mine shipes. :pray:

BatBrain
01-13-2014, 12:44 PM
Just chatted with Sideshow and was told their shipping department is behind on orders. My Vader will ship out "sometime this week." I asked if they offer expedited shipping, which they do, but was told I couldn't upgrade since the order has already been processed. The wait continues.

:gah: I assume I'm in this boat since it's been 5 days now since I was charged. When I spoke with Kathy on Friday she had said mine would ship 'today or Monday.' So I wonder if that actually wasn't the case. Guess I'll have to check with them again.

Darthrazz
01-13-2014, 12:46 PM
Can anyone post a pic of Vader without helmet/mask?

EVILFACE
01-13-2014, 12:47 PM
Excellent pics everyone. This is looking like it may shape up to be one of SSC's finest hours for 1:6. I hope the delay someone mentioned up thread doesn't effect when mine shipes. :pray:

I had your cancelled.

FLOSI
01-13-2014, 12:48 PM
Oh no, I didn't mess with them. Just the forearms.

I'm thinking about doing both, but to be honest with his cape draped over his shoulders it doesn't even matter.... I wish I was this happy with every figure I buy.

OutLander
01-13-2014, 12:54 PM
Some great pics, there, Momaw and Verbal.

:exactly:


Think Vader looks pretty good in comparison with the troops (height wise).

When you look at the pictures posted from the movie the smaller troopers in the film are the same size as the sandtroopers and snowtroopers SS made, so it isn't out of scale if you assume he's standing next to the smaller of the troopers in the Empire. Also given the difference in size we can assume by this time the Empire was getting troopers from the general populations of star systems. Would be an interesting story about what happened to the clones? Did they live out their lives or was there a purge at some point?

Jaycepticon
01-13-2014, 12:55 PM
I'm surprised there actually isn't any pics with actual SS Stormies yet.

UPSMan
01-13-2014, 01:11 PM
:gah: I assume I'm in this boat since it's been 5 days now since I was charged. When I spoke with Kathy on Friday she had said mine would ship 'today or Monday.' So I wonder if that actually wasn't the case. Guess I'll have to check with them again.

Well this boat is getting filled I'm in it as well. FullMetalHippie were you charged also? I was gonna chat with them today but you did that already and I'll probably be told the same thing.

FullMetalHippie
01-13-2014, 01:18 PM
UPSMan, I was charged Thursday. It's been in "shipping soon" status since Tuesday. It's too bad they don't ship according to the order of pre-order. I PO'd about 5 minutes after Sideshow posted the for sale sign. Malgus is coming from BBTS tomorrow so he'll tide me over until the real Sith Lord arrives.

BatBrain
01-13-2014, 01:19 PM
Well this boat is getting filled I'm in it as well. FullMetalHippie were you charged also? I was gonna chat with them today but you did that already and I'll probably be told the same thing.

Just got off chat. According to Elisse mine is shipping today. I don't usually get my notice until the evening so I'll know for sure later tonight. So it doesn't hurt to chat with them to find out for sure.

Pixelpiper
01-13-2014, 01:19 PM
When you look at the pictures posted from the movie the smaller troopers in the film are the same size as the sandtroopers and snowtroopers SS made,

I just went through all three movies yesterday and while there are some short troopers, there's no scene showing any that are as short as SSC's troopers appear next to this Vader. The shortest are usually at least a half helmet taller. Most are taller than Luke and in the movies Luke is taller in proportion to Vader than the SSC troopers.

Just saying.

For all those waiting… Last year my DX12 didn't ship until at least 1.5 weeks after my card was charged. There were also shipping delays and stock shortages and customs problems then too.

King Darkness
01-13-2014, 01:23 PM
I had your cancelled.
:lol


I wish I was this happy with every figure I buy.
Impossible. Would be pretty awesome though.

momaw
01-13-2014, 01:49 PM
I'm surprised there actually isn't any pics with actual SS Stormies yet.

My pic was next to a ss stormy an ss snowy... :huh

Pixelpiper
01-13-2014, 01:57 PM
My pic was next to a ss stormy an ss snowy... :huh

I thought Verbal was just being ultra-specific, because technically that's a Sandy in you image. ;)

Jaycepticon
01-13-2014, 01:59 PM
^:exactly:

I did mean regular stormies, only because I need a new wallpaper:wink1:

UPSMan
01-13-2014, 02:10 PM
UPSMan, I was charged Thursday. It's been in "shipping soon" status since Tuesday. It's too bad they don't ship according to the order of pre-order. I PO'd about 5 minutes after Sideshow posted the for sale sign. Malgus is coming from BBTS tomorrow so he'll tide me over until the real Sith Lord arrives.

Yea no kidding I PO'd within 20 mins or so. I'm also like maybe 6-8 hrs away from them?(if that means anything).. I should have gotten Malgus too or Wolffe to hold me over for the Dark Lords arrival. Congrats on Malgus hope you enjoy him he looks bada$$

Thanks BatBrain for the info, let us know if you get that notice, hope you do. Ill chat with them before I go into work then, maybe get lucky.

Darth Waller
01-13-2014, 02:37 PM
I thought I'd be happy with just my Flosified ANH Vader, but the pictures in here made me think otherwise. Vader has been ordered. :gah:

Boba Ben
01-13-2014, 02:39 PM
I thought I'd be happy with just my Flosified ANH Vader, but the pictures in here made me think otherwise. Vader has been ordered. :gah:

I'd give you rep for this if I could.

joebizz34
01-13-2014, 02:40 PM
He has arrived.....:)

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2845/11935744345_c724550651_c.jpg
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2819/11936019303_975150f96e_c.jpg
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3817/11935742485_a40e019a6c_c.jpg
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5475/11936192624_f8cc183682_c.jpg

joebizz34
01-13-2014, 02:43 PM
Some comparison shots to my Hurricane Vader. The brighter one shows the height difference more but not as much of a height difference then I originally thought there would be....

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5472/11936197894_691a1805b4_c.jpg
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5487/11936587906_b6d55044ba_c.jpg

King Darkness
01-13-2014, 02:43 PM
Cool shots, Joe.

joebizz34
01-13-2014, 02:45 PM
Ok last few and I'm done with my camera happy pics!! Review vid will be up on the tube later today. I love this figure by the way.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3718/11936023033_c064e6944b_c.jpg
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3811/11936023813_ae00481bc1_c.jpg
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3698/11936196034_817ff155d8_c.jpg

joebizz34
01-13-2014, 02:46 PM
Cool shots, Joe.

Thanks King!!! Awesome figure overall. I also agree with the mods you did. I would either leave him as is or do the couple of things you did and be done.

Invictus Sol
01-13-2014, 02:47 PM
Nice pics, Joe. Cold cathode with Vader looks great. Really like the light reflecting off his mask.

joebizz34
01-13-2014, 02:48 PM
Nice pics, Joe. Cold cathode with Vader looks great. Really like the light reflecting off his mask.

Thanks Invictus...I like the glossy look the helmet has which can create that reflectiveness from the saber.

rubio95
01-13-2014, 02:48 PM
Ok last few and I'm done with my camera happy pics!! Review vid will be up on the tube later today. I love this figure by the way.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3718/11936023033_c064e6944b_c.jpg
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3811/11936023813_ae00481bc1_c.jpg
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3698/11936196034_817ff155d8_c.jpg

Great pics!

joebizz34
01-13-2014, 02:49 PM
Great pics!

Thanks Rubio!! You guys inspired me with all the great shots you did. It is a fun figure to photograph.

JQuest64
01-13-2014, 02:54 PM
I just got off of the phone with SS because there had been no update to my order since I got my email about a charge date and figured I would pass along some info.
I was told they tried to charge my card on 1/7 and it was declined. Problem is I had more than enough to cover the cost, never received any notification from my bank or SS that the charge was declined. Kinda suspicious. So they charged while I was on the phone and completed my order. Had I not called I would never have heard anything.

Those who have not heard anything may want to call in case they have a similar issue.

Also, I was also told about the delay in part of the shipment and my Vader will not ship till it arrives there, but I was told the boat had arrived here.

Tuskeraider78
01-13-2014, 03:06 PM
He has arrived.....:)

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2845/11935744345_c724550651_c.jpg
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2819/11936019303_975150f96e_c.jpg
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3817/11935742485_a40e019a6c_c.jpg
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5475/11936192624_f8cc183682_c.jpg

Cool pics! How did you get the saber to light up??

Sachiel
01-13-2014, 03:07 PM
Some comparison shots to my Hurricane Vader. The brighter one shows the height difference more but not as much of a height difference then I originally thought there would be....

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5472/11936197894_691a1805b4_c.jpg


I want that Hurricane dome.

DarthAlias
01-13-2014, 03:09 PM
FYI about shipping department, maybe they're behind on Vader shipping. I called Thursday at noon to process my Tony Stark Mechanic EX to bill entirely from flex pay and they were able to bill and ship same day. I'm in southern Cali so i got it next day. So take it for what it is.

Mqhuynh
01-13-2014, 03:11 PM
Mine is waiting for me at the Fedex depot.
Should pick it up this afternoon after work. 4 days from SS to Sydney, not bad!!

pixletwin
01-13-2014, 03:20 PM
Cool pics! How did you get the saber to light up??

It is a custom saber. Not the SS saber.

JMW326
01-13-2014, 03:26 PM
Delivered. Lord Vader is waiting for me at home. Just another hour and a half.

joebizz34
01-13-2014, 03:29 PM
Cool pics! How did you get the saber to light up??

Thanks! ! The Saber is not the one that comes with him. That is a custom cathode saber made by a fellow freak on here katkuru. It is wired into a connector that plugs into a wall outlet.

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joebizz34
01-13-2014, 03:30 PM
is that a lucent lightsaber ? :confused:

It is a cathode saber.



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jago72
01-13-2014, 03:32 PM
thanks..now i want one ...:panic::panic:

joebizz34
01-13-2014, 03:34 PM
thanks..now i want one ...:panic::panic:

Do a search for katkuru on here. He might still be making some. Not sure though.



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shocktrooper_au
01-13-2014, 04:15 PM
On the truck for delivery...... As anakin would say YIPEEEE!

momaw
01-13-2014, 04:17 PM
On the truck for delivery...... As anakin would say YIPEEEE!

Bad shocktrooper. :thwak Bad.

barryo
01-13-2014, 04:17 PM
just opened vader.................
http://img.pandawhale.com/post-28317-Darth-Vader-Baseball-Gif-homer-xN2L.gif


:google

FLOSI
01-13-2014, 04:19 PM
I thought I'd be happy with just my Flosified ANH Vader, but the pictures in here made me think otherwise. Vader has been ordered. :gah:

Sucker!!

ApeManRyan
01-13-2014, 04:26 PM
Awesome pics guys!

EVILFACE
01-13-2014, 04:27 PM
Here is a body comparison.

http://i922.photobucket.com/albums/ad62/sideshowpics_album/DSC_3035.jpg

ESB Vader - Kaustic KP02 - Kaustic KP03 - HT Reeve - HT TT Knockoff

The three muscle bodies would need the rubber neck sleeves cut away to get the head to fit.

Like 'King said, the suit torso is too gigantic. You would have to bust out needle and thread and alter it. Same with the chestbox, belt and weenie guard straps.

The next problem would be the chest armor. It is too wide for the other bodies. You could not raise the arms straight in front of him. He would be limited to bent elbow or hands on belt poses.

To me doing all that would suck. Other than dome adjustments, I would leave SS Vader as is. Otherwise send lots of $$$ to Hurricane and then wait 3 years or buy the Medicom and have people laugh at you.

Shalamar
01-13-2014, 04:37 PM
Vader arrived!

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-sRpcaRltwZU/UtR3_ETu2nI/AAAAAAAA2W4/hTJG8IE4faQ/s800/IMG_0682.JPG

One tusk are partially bused, but a spot of glue held it in place, so fixed.
Looks great!

I am taking pictures as we speak, any requests?

FLOSI
01-13-2014, 04:39 PM
Vader arrived!

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-sRpcaRltwZU/UtR3_ETu2nI/AAAAAAAA2W4/hTJG8IE4faQ/s800/IMG_0682.JPG

One tusk are partially bused, but a spot of glue held it in place, so fixed.
Looks great!

I am taking pictures as we speak, any requests?

Nude, Please. :lecture

Oh wait, you meant the figure. :(

Shalamar
01-13-2014, 04:43 PM
Nude, Please. :lecture

Oh wait, you meant the figure. :(

You don't want to see me nude.

Invictus Sol
01-13-2014, 04:45 PM
Dang, sure sound like a lot of broken tusks and scuffed Vaders. Hoping mine makes it through the gauntlet unscathed. Thanks for that body comparison, EVILFACE. Will definitely be leaving mine as-is, aside from maybe King's helmet mod.

BurningRage
01-13-2014, 04:46 PM
Got a broken tusk on mine :(

cerealkeller
01-13-2014, 04:48 PM
Came open super excited to open Darth Vader and find Darth MALGUS has been delivered. So disappointed as I've been waiting to get home all day to open Vader. I know SSC will take care of it (didn't order Malgus...have no interest) but very disappointed nonetheless.