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raider
07-04-2008, 06:51 AM
Hi guys im after your opinions..... i NEED darth vader Statue in my collection But as the title says which do i get??????? i allready have darth maul GG statue and leia so the base would match theirs if i went down the same line

Sideshow
http://www.sideshowtoy.com/mas_assets/jpg/71171_image01.jpg

Gentle giant

http://images.entertainmentearth.com/%5CAUTOIMAGES%5CGE9077lg.jpg

http://www.starstore.com/acatalog/Darth_Vader_statue-L.jpg

FQRizzo
07-04-2008, 06:54 AM
The only one I saw in person was the GG statue. I was surprised to find that it was unimpressive (most unimpressive). I thought it would be awesome.

DVDVampire
07-04-2008, 06:59 AM
I would say the SS pf or Attakus (if you can find one). Keep in mind that both statues will dwarf your existing GG ones.

The GG SW statue that I'm truly impressed with is Boba Fett.

fett1
07-04-2008, 07:07 AM
I would say the SS pf or Attakus (if you can find one). Keep in mind that both statues will dwarf your existing GG ones.

The GG SW statue that I'm truly impressed with is Boba Fett.


Im with DVDVampire on this one, when I saw the GG vader it was a cool statue but i didnt have that impulse to by as I normally do with this kind of collectable SS PF is one of the best ultimately you have to be 100% happy with your final decission.... Happy hunting:emperor

raider
07-04-2008, 07:13 AM
I would say the SS pf or Attakus (if you can find one). Keep in mind that both statues will dwarf your existing GG ones.

The GG SW statue that I'm truly impressed with is Boba Fett.

im not sure about attakus, i have the padme statue from them and it does not have the WOW factor..

Fives
07-04-2008, 07:18 AM
Im with DVDVampire on this one, when I saw the GG vader it was a cool statue but i didnt have that impulse to by as I normally do with this kind of collectable SS PF is one of the best ultimately you have to be 100% happy with your final decission.... Happy hunting:emperor

actually it really comes down to your personal taste, i for one have the gg one and think the kneeling pose is pretty awesome.....but then again i side with feet1 on going for the ss pf.

Socko
07-04-2008, 07:25 AM
What scale is the Gentle Giant statue? I like the kneeling Vader with the lights from the floor.

Shai
07-04-2008, 07:27 AM
The Sideshow one, of course.

Fives
07-04-2008, 07:59 AM
What scale is the Gentle Giant statue? I like the kneeling Vader with the lights from the floor.

its in the 1:6 scale, it measure about 12-12.5 inches

raider
07-04-2008, 08:07 AM
its in the 1:6 scale, it measure about 12-12.5 inches

do you guys know how tall the sideshow and the GG standing vader is ?

DarkArtist81
07-04-2008, 08:36 AM
Well the Sideshow PF is 1:4th scale... which is pretty big. Not sure on the GG one, but from what I know about their scale for statues... it is not as big as the PF, more close to 6th scale I think.

Amanaman
07-04-2008, 08:38 AM
Gentle Giant is not worthy of comparison to Sideshow - they're more of a haven for ex-Hasbro collectors getting their first taste of "high end". I would skip GG/Attakus altogether and stick to Sideshow. It makes it easier. If you're rich, get the bronze.

Shalamar
07-04-2008, 08:46 AM
I have the GG Vader statue, kneeling. I like it. My wife and I have a small statue collection, though they are kept apart from the sideshow stuff.

LOTRFan
07-04-2008, 10:13 AM
The first (i.e. standing) Vader is an awful statue in my opinion, the body proportions are rediculously out of whack, I sold mine after about two days of owning it.

The kneeling Vader is actually pretty cool, not a bad piece at all, and probably my favorite GG statue.

The Sideshow PF will definately set you back more coin, but I think it is worth it.

:vader

SquiderM3
07-04-2008, 10:33 AM
Just curious why the Attakus Vader(s) is not an option.

I have all of them and of the group that you are choosing from, definitely the SS PF. The others do not have the same presence. With that being said, Attakus Vader 1 is still the best overall Darth Vader on the market. Lately, I've been seeing more and more of these on eBay so they're not that hard to come by.

firefly2121
07-04-2008, 10:50 AM
I have the SS PF Vader and I love it...Its probably the only piece of SW items that I have that I wouldnt sell...I dont have the kneeling GG, but I do want it, that is a cool piece as well...

But my money is on PF Vader...

As far as the Attakus Vader...I love the first one...but $700-900 for it is alot of $$$...You could get both the SS PF and both GG statues for that price...

tylerd
07-04-2008, 10:55 AM
ss vader exclusive is the definitive vader statue, no doubts.

masterside
07-04-2008, 11:13 AM
I agree, Sideshow PF ;)

LOTRFan
07-04-2008, 11:30 AM
ss vader exclusive is the definitive vader statue, no doubts.

The mouse droid doesn't make or break this one IMO.

DVDVampire
07-04-2008, 11:38 AM
The mouse droid doesn't make or break this one IMO.

I agree.

All I care about is the Vader PF.

tylerd
07-04-2008, 12:20 PM
The mouse droid doesn't make or break this one IMO.

the mouse droid isn't the best exclusive out there, but given the choice for around the same price, i'd go with the droid rather than without. i haven't noticed much of a difference in resell amounts.

raider
07-04-2008, 12:30 PM
does any one have good pictures to help me make my mind up...... Wheres pixar when you need him

BigLeagueChu
07-04-2008, 12:45 PM
Attakus Vader I for the pose, best sculpt out there. SS Vader is great also, especially if you are collecting others in the line which will keep things consistent in your collection. IMHO, the SS version has too much cloth, I prefer the fully-sculpted style also. Either way, you can't go wrong.

raider
07-04-2008, 12:51 PM
Attakus Vader I for the pose, best sculpt out there. SS Vader is great also, especially if you are collecting others in the line which will keep things consistent in your collection. IMHO, the SS version has too much cloth, I prefer the fully-sculpted style also. Either way, you can't go wrong.

i kind off agree, the SS looks like hes covered in a black sea of cloth, thats why im swayed to GG because its fully sculpted.

every one keep saying this attakus vader is good........ any one have pics of him ?

ambasah
07-04-2008, 01:48 PM
The vader attakus 2 is also excellent and can be had for much less $$ than the original

The SS vader is nice and the light up feature is pretty cool, although I believe the helmet is a bit off.

If money is not an issue Attakus vader1 is the way to go. Or, more realistically, choose between SS and Attakus vader2.

don't forget about koto - although not in this league, $$ wise they are a reasonable option.

mfoga
07-04-2008, 02:35 PM
Both the GG kneeling statue and the SS PF are very nice. I love my PF actaully it was one of the first ones I got. The kneeling statue is one I have been interested in since it shown. Its a awesome pose and the light up base it cool as hell.

Fremen
07-04-2008, 10:03 PM
I have the GG kneeling vader and I love it!
I mix up my sideshow and GG pieces and they complement each other very well.

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p2/a_racy/message%20board/old223.jpg

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p2/a_racy/message%20board/old220.jpg

Fremen
07-04-2008, 10:05 PM
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p2/a_racy/message%20board/Vader10.jpg

lord_raptor
07-04-2008, 10:40 PM
that kneeling statue looks fine
i would recomend the sideshow PF , i kept staring at it 2 weeks afeter i bought it
if you can get the mouse droid get it

P1X4R
07-05-2008, 02:35 AM
i have various vaders (gentle giant, sideshow, and attakus). IMO the attakus star wars line is tops in my book!

here's a few old pics. sorry, not my best.

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w193/p1x4r_2007/Attakus/Collection/IMG_6660.jpg
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w193/p1x4r_2007/Attakus/Collection/IMG_6656.jpg
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w193/p1x4r_2007/Attakus/Collection/IMG_6653.jpg
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w193/p1x4r_2007/Attakus/Collection/IMG_6647.jpg
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w193/p1x4r_2007/Attakus/Collection/IMG_6645.jpg
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w193/p1x4r_2007/Attakus/Collection/IMG_6644.jpg
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w193/p1x4r_2007/Attakus/Collection/IMG_6643.jpg
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w193/p1x4r_2007/Attakus/Collection/IMG_6642.jpg
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w193/p1x4r_2007/Attakus/Collection/IMG_6636.jpg

P1X4R
07-05-2008, 02:35 AM
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w193/p1x4r_2007/Attakus/Collection/IMG_6630.jpg
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w193/p1x4r_2007/Attakus/Collection/IMG_6629.jpg
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w193/p1x4r_2007/Attakus/Collection/IMG_6628.jpg
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w193/p1x4r_2007/Attakus/Collection/IMG_6627.jpg
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w193/p1x4r_2007/Attakus/Collection/IMG_6623.jpg
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w193/p1x4r_2007/Attakus/Collection/IMG_6621.jpg
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w193/p1x4r_2007/Attakus/Collection/IMG_5062.jpg
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w193/p1x4r_2007/Attakus/Collection/IMG_5029.jpg

raider
07-05-2008, 05:03 AM
pixar you allways show us TOP pictures of your collection, and basicaly tease us of what you own..... you should start a collection thread and show us the lot :D 1 Vote for pixar collection

Darth_Maul
07-06-2008, 01:32 AM
since i`m not an owner of Darth Vader P.F. (d**n!!!) but i have the Kneeling one and the Chrome Version of gg i can tell you that you won`t be dissapointed if you are a big fun of vader snatch them.also you can find them in very good prices..except the P.F. which you will have to spend a few $$$ more..

jkno
07-06-2008, 01:44 AM
Agreed as well. It's not like PF Grievous where you have the cool cape or not.


The mouse droid doesn't make or break this one IMO.

As for other Vader statues you could try to go with Attakus Vader 1st version. But from the ones you have on your post Vader PF is THE ONE!:vader

http://img364.imageshack.us/img364/3599/vadercomparisonstatueskw0.jpg

Socko
07-06-2008, 01:49 AM
the one from GG has a nice pose, but it's too small :D

I'm happy with my SS Exclusive :)

hairlesswookiee
07-06-2008, 03:28 AM
Attakus Darth Vader...the first release. IMO the best pose of all the current Vaders released. my only gripe is that i sold mine long ago, and that its not as big as the SS Vader.

vader70450
07-06-2008, 08:42 AM
attakus vader 2 man....i had the SSC,,,,the attakus kicks its ass

raider
07-06-2008, 10:40 AM
well i ended going up for the cheap option, but from pixar pics its made me want to collect the Attakus line

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=280241148216&ssPageName=STRK:MEWN:IT&ih=018

link to what i just bought :D

tylerd
07-07-2008, 03:23 AM
a good choice. the GG is a nice statue. not huge and menacing...but nice. :lol oh the restrictions of display space!