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automaton
11-15-2009, 01:10 AM
but his upperbody proportions certainly look better now, his legs are partly conceiled by his robe so they don't bother me to much, but I'll try shortening his upper legs on my spare Vader body, that might actually also make him look more proportionate compared to my other 1/6 figures!

i haven't had the time to shorten the body as of yet, but the upper leg is definitely where i plan to remove an inch.

shocktrooper_au
11-15-2009, 01:15 AM
i haven't had the time to shorten the body as of yet, but the upper leg is definitely where i plan to remove an inch.

An inch seems pretty drastic but I do think the upper leg is where this figures hides most of the extra height

Editdroid
11-15-2009, 10:16 AM
pics suck ... but this is my vader with the helmet fixed ...

20722

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20724

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Where is the black background and «poster» place holder from???

Commtech
11-15-2009, 10:59 AM
Where is the black background and «poster» place holder from???

That's one of Cocoboloboy's awesome Custom Display Shelves:

http://www.sideshowcollectors.com/forums/showthread.php?t=50959

eczamurai
11-15-2009, 05:32 PM
took the saw to my vaders legs, hopefully this was a test body, got another one on the run, however, this is how I did it, I suggest taking away NO MORE than 3 mm however, I did about 7 mm, and his legs appear just a bit short for my taste! but this was just a trial and error, Ill post pics with less length takes off when I've done it!

pics of the process

http://i38.tinypic.com/2nk2zxh.jpg
sawing a part from the legs
http://i37.tinypic.com/35kqve1.jpg
both legs done
http://i36.tinypic.com/28ujszl.jpg
used super glue and tape to put the pieces back together
http://i38.tinypic.com/2d45g7.jpg
Hot toys TT comparison
http://i33.tinypic.com/334ryo7.jpg
full body

hope you like it, like I said, took off about 7 mm to see how much needed to be cut, turned out to be too much, next attempt will be about 3 mm taken off, should be perfect!

JIMT1677
11-15-2009, 05:45 PM
I was considering doing something similar, but haven't gotten the chance. Please keep us up to date on your progress.

Badism
11-15-2009, 08:42 PM
Poor Vader. I used to do stuff like this to my figures all the time, but no more. They just cost too much now to damage them, even if it improves them.

Commtech
11-15-2009, 09:18 PM
So... in my quest for finding the best fix for the SSC Vader Helmet, I decided to do the Hasbro dome mod that some freaks have already tried to see if that looks closer to the screen ANH Vader helmet. I was lucky to find a loose Hasbro talking Vader at my local show last Wednesday for $10 :D. I dremeled the inside and I just finished sculpting the front peak (??) that the ANH dome has but the ESB and ROTJ lack. I'll paint and polish tomorrow and hopefully I'll have pictures of the finished mod.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/edidu/DSC02173.jpg

(Please forgive that I didn't make the new widow's peak area smooth. I didn't want to mess it up and will try some other day with more time in my hands.)
:vader
Okay, I like this Hasbro dome mod a lot:D. Much better than what Sideshow gave us originally and much better than the mod using the same Sideshow dome.
What I like about this dome is that you can still see some "eyebrow" area without it having that stupid "happy Vader" look. The squishy-helmet feel of the first mod that some of you didn't like is also gone. Also, I didn't glue the dome permanently and just attached it with Handi-Tak, which holds it pretty tight in place but still gives the freedom to move the dome around to readjust to different positions (In the movie, the position of the dome shifts a lot through out the different scenes). Might glue it permanently later on.
The position of the Hasbro dome in the pictures below is what I think looks more Vader to me, especially in the first picture.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/edidu/DSC02184.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/edidu/DSC02177.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/edidu/DSC02187S.jpg

-LEFT: HASBRO DOME -RIGHT: SSC DOME MODDED Unfortunately, positioning the SSC dome higher won't improve the look, even if it seems that way in this picture. It's all about the shape of the dome. I really like how wide the top of the Hasbro dome appears!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/edidu/DSC02191-1.jpg
-LEFT: HASBRO DOME -RIGHT: SSC DOME MODDED Hasbro dome appears to be rounder at the top.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/edidu/DSC02214.jpg

And again, just for kicks, here's what Sideshow gave us originally (with Deak Starkiller's permission):
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/edidu/Picture7.png

thenammagazine
11-15-2009, 11:28 PM
(Please forgive that I didn't make the new window peak area smooth. I didn't want to mess it up and will try some other day with more time in my hands.)
:vader
Okay, I like this Hasbro dome mod a lot:D. Much better than what Sideshow gave us originally and much better than the mod using the same Sideshow dome.
What I like about this dome is that you can still see some "eyebrow" area without it having that stupid "happy Vader" look. The squishy-helmet feel of the first mod that some of you didn't like is also gone. Also, I didn't glue the dome permanently and just attached it with Handi-Tak, which holds it pretty tight in place but still gives the freedom to move the dome around to readjust to different positions (In the movie, the position of the dome shifts a lot through out the different scenes). Might glue it permanently later on.
The position of the Hasbro dome in the pictures below is what I think looks more Vader to me, especially in the first picture.

-RIGHT: HASBRO DOME -LEFT: SSC DOME MODDED Unfortunately, positioning the SSC dome higher won't improve the look, even if it seems that way in this picture. It's all about the shape of the dome. I really like how wide the top of the Hasbro dome appears!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/edidu/DSC02191-1.jpg
-RIGHT: HASBRO DOME -LEFT: SSC DOME MODDED Hasbro dome appears to be rounder at the top.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/edidu/DSC02214.jpg

And again, just for kicks, here's what Sideshow gave us originally (with Deak Starkiller's permission):
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/edidu/Picture7.png

That's EXCELLENT! It also avoids the "smooshed" look of the mod everybody's been doing to the Sideshow one. Now I'll have to bust out my Hasbro Vader reveal and give this a shot! :rock

Valfar
11-15-2009, 11:31 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/edidu/DSC02191-1.jpg




Wow, on the left..awesome!.

Commtech
11-15-2009, 11:40 PM
Thenam and Valfar:

SHOOT! I had the order of the comparison pictures inverse! Sorry guys, I just corrected it, but in your quotes it will still show the wrong way.

LEFT IS HASBRO DOME, RIGHT IS SSC.

thenammagazine
11-15-2009, 11:41 PM
Thenam and Valfar:

SHOOT! I had the order of the comparison pictures inverse! Sorry guys, I just corrected it, but in your quotes it will still show the wrong way.

LEFT IS HASBRO DOME, RIGHT IS SSC.

Doesn't matter. I know which is which. ;)

shocktrooper_au
11-16-2009, 02:06 AM
LOL! looks great, though I like the hasbro front but prefer the SSC profile :rolleyes:

eczamurai
11-16-2009, 07:29 AM
actually, just re-checked mine, and the legs actually dó look properly proportioned now with his arms and body, however.. it's that damn chest box that makes them look puny! Just checked how he looked without the box and it looks pretty spot on, but with box he looks like he's carrying a backback on his belly <_<

damn oversized box maked his upper body look too big, anyone able to fix me up with a smaller one?

eczamurai
11-16-2009, 07:29 AM
unpainted smaller one would be ace as well! I'm perfectly capable of painting my own up if someone has a smaller sized one from older figures and can cast it up for me!

abake
11-16-2009, 11:58 AM
If somebody is up to casting that Hasbro helmet, I'd love one as well!

And great job on the body mods eczamurai!

zeiss
11-16-2009, 12:05 PM
If somebody is up to casting that Hasbro helmet, I'd love one as well!

And great job on the body mods eczamurai!

If I am correct, the Sideshow replacement dome Hurricane offers is modified from a hasbro dome. You might want to shoot him a pm.

The Vader looks MUCH better with the Hasbro helmet. Thanks Commtech for the pictures! Which areas did you have to sand to get it to fit?

Commtech
11-16-2009, 12:34 PM
If I am correct, the Sideshow replacement dome Hurricane offers is modified from a hasbro dome. You might want to shoot him a pm.

The Vader looks MUCH better with the Hasbro helmet. Thanks Commtech for the pictures! Which areas did you have to sand to get it to fit?

There's a peg on the top of the inside of the dome (similar to the one in the Sideshow dome) that you have to dremel down completely. There's also a ridge inside in the back that you have to sand down around half way. Once you see the dome in person and try it on the head, it'll be very clear of what you have to sand down. Easy stuff.

The more I look at my Vader now, the more I like it, especially today with day light. As a Vader fan, I needed a mod like this to be satisfied with the helmet.

Now, I just need to try eczamurai's mod to shorten the body a bit.:rolleyes:

Kuzeh
11-16-2009, 01:02 PM
Eddy, amigo!!

That Helmet looks amazing!!!
Wow!!!
I want to do something similar... ideally I'd like to get Hurricane involved, but if I can do something like yours, I'd be more than happy!! :rock!

Commtech
11-16-2009, 01:35 PM
Eddy, amigo!!

That Helmet looks amazing!!!
Wow!!!
I want to do something similar... ideally I'd like to get Hurricane involved, but if I can do something like yours, I'd be more than happy!! :rock!

Gracias Jose!

Yeah, I have a Hurricane ESB Vader and he used an original Hasbro dome for it. Not a recast, but the original. I'm pretty sure Hurricane's dome for this Vader is almost exactly a Hasbro dome with the windows peak added, which is basically what I did. Knowing how accurate he is with his Vaders, it tells us that Hasbro's dome is very close to the real thing.

hurricane
11-16-2009, 04:57 PM
(Please forgive that I didn't make the new window peak area smooth. I didn't want to mess it up and will try some other day with more time in my hands.)
:vader
Okay, I like this Hasbro dome mod a lot:D. Much better than what Sideshow gave us originally and much better than the mod using the same Sideshow dome.
What I like about this dome is that you can still see some "eyebrow" area without it having that stupid "happy Vader" look. The squishy-helmet feel of the first mod that some of you didn't like is also gone. Also, I didn't glue the dome permanently and just attached it with Handi-Tak, which holds it pretty tight in place but still gives the freedom to move the dome around to readjust to different positions (In the movie, the position of the dome shifts a lot through out the different scenes). Might glue it permanently later on.
The position of the Hasbro dome in the pictures below is what I think looks more Vader to me, especially in the first picture.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/edidu/DSC02177.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/edidu/DSC02187S.jpg

-LEFT: HASBRO DOME -RIGHT: SSC DOME MODDED Unfortunately, positioning the SSC dome higher won't improve the look, even if it seems that way in this picture. It's all about the shape of the dome. I really like how wide the top of the Hasbro dome appears!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/edidu/DSC02191-1.jpg
-LEFT: HASBRO DOME -RIGHT: SSC DOME MODDED Hasbro dome appears to be rounder at the top.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/edidu/DSC02214.jpg

And again, just for kicks, here's what Sideshow gave us originally (with Deak Starkiller's permission):
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/edidu/Picture7.png

look soooo much better with a hasbro dome, i use these with alterations where needed,shorter skirt,slimmer central ridge, heres a 'screen correct' ANh dome for one of my Vaders,being made, and completed,firstly on sideshows vader then on one of mine... the central ridge was removed froma casted hasbro dome, replaced with a thinner sharper edged ridge,and the widows peek added with the prop pieces characteristic 'Y'
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d93/hurricane1002/2009_08090018.jpg
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d93/hurricane1002/2009_08090030.jpg
all scratched and worn paintwork as requested to match the prop pieces.
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d93/hurricane1002/2009_10220022.jpg

Commtech
11-16-2009, 05:06 PM
The Vader Master has spoken. Those Vaders are beautiful. Amazing work, Glenn! :rock

:vader

hurricane
11-16-2009, 05:18 PM
thanx :o
I thought i saw mention of a smaller chest box, I have created one which is scale correct and 'prop' correct (slightly off square) these are pics of the master
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d93/hurricane1002/2009_09200034.jpg
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d93/hurricane1002/2009_10150029.jpg

Commtech
11-16-2009, 05:28 PM
thanx :o
I thought i saw mention of a smaller chest box, I have created one which is scale correct and 'prop' correct (slightly off square) these are pics of the master
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d93/hurricane1002/2009_09200034.jpg


You are using metal mini tubes for the chest boxes now?! Amazing! I hope my ANH I have on order comes with these! :)

eczamurai
11-16-2009, 05:35 PM
hurricane, that'd be me! PM send!

Cap'n Cook
11-22-2009, 06:14 AM
Sweet. The 'master new chest box' is on my hurc ANH Vader. :D

Creighton
11-22-2009, 10:19 PM
I know I am late to this thread..but I just scored my Vader Ex this week!...yay for me as I bump this thread.

Commtech
11-22-2009, 11:43 PM
I know I am late to this thread..but I just scored my Vader Ex this week!...yay for me as I bump this thread.

Congratz! We receive you with arms wide open, Vader brother...:D

:vader

jkno
11-23-2009, 04:39 AM
I know I am late to this thread..but I just scored my Vader Ex this week!...yay for me as I bump this thread.

Congrats! Now show us some pictures!! :):peace

Creighton
11-23-2009, 02:37 PM
Thanks guys...Im happy to finally be part of the family!

BTW This figure is too damn cool. He dwarfs Luke and Obi Wan...
Is this bad or good?

abake
11-23-2009, 02:55 PM
Well, SST's Vader is definitely too tall, but I've gotten used to it by now, so it doesn't really bother me.

MaulFan
11-24-2009, 09:17 AM
It's a slight bummer how tall he is when you really want to put him with certain other figures, but as just a figure himself, he's so damn impressive looking that I find I don't care. I've had him for months now and I still feel like he's a PF or something with his size and quality.

NAZGUL-KING
11-24-2009, 09:30 AM
It's a slight bummer how tall he is when you really want to put him with certain other figures, but as just a figure himself, he's so damn impressive looking that I find I don't care. I've had him for months now and I still feel like he's a PF or something with his size and quality.

I agree, the size has never been a factor to me either. Although I don't collect any one line specifically, just items that interest me. The Darth Vader Ex. is the only 1:6 figure that I own (most of my collection is LOTR). I have him displayed with my GG Boba Fett and Koto 501st trooper and it doesn't bother me at all that he towers over them a bit - because it just adds to his overall menacing presence.

I apologize for the lousy quality of my pics (I need a better camera):

minivader
11-24-2009, 09:34 AM
It's a slight bummer how tall he is when you really want to put him with certain other figures, but as just a figure himself, he's so damn impressive looking that I find I don't care. I've had him for months now and I still feel like he's a PF or something with his size and quality.

guess you could always do what they do in movies. Have shorter actors stand on boxes. :lol

Matt S
11-27-2009, 12:39 PM
Here is my modified SS Vader......
http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q93/Mattschlo/006-2.jpg
http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q93/Mattschlo/004-5.jpg

Creighton
11-27-2009, 07:53 PM
very nice...must have...

drjedisith
11-27-2009, 08:26 PM
looks great Amanamatt. did you use hasbro dome and shorten legs and arms?

Matt S
11-27-2009, 10:21 PM
looks great Amanamatt. did you use hasbro dome and shorten legs and arms?

Dome was not my handywork, but it was the Hasbro dome, yup. on the body, shoulders were filled out......

wax murderer
11-29-2009, 09:32 PM
Finally, some shots of my ANH Vader, post modifications...
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y4/waxmurderer/DSCN0249.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y4/waxmurderer/DSCN0251.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y4/waxmurderer/DSCN0254.jpghttp://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y4/waxmurderer/DSCN0250.jpghttp://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y4/waxmurderer/DSCN0255.jpg
The Hasbro helmet makes an incredible difference.I had modified this one for my custom, but it belongs to this guy now. I've taken about 1/2" off the figure, divided equally from the mid-torso and thighs.
The troopers, TIE pilot and ATAT driver are all Marmits, still the best SW figures IMHO...PS

Matt S
11-30-2009, 09:05 AM
Awesome pics...yeah, thats Vader with the helmet.....gotta iron my Vader's clothes

MicroJow
11-30-2009, 05:44 PM
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d93/hurricane1002/2009_10220022.jpg

With every photo I see, my desire for this to arrive on my doorstep increases! It looks superb and exactly as I always envision Vader: raw steel and evil a-la those first scenes in Episode IV.

- J

Commtech
11-30-2009, 08:07 PM
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d93/hurricane1002/2009_10220022.jpg

With every photo I see, my desire for this to arrive on my doorstep increases! It looks superb and exactly as I always envision Vader: raw steel and evil a-la those first scenes in Episode IV.

- J

Me getting dat 2!:banana

drod26
11-30-2009, 09:18 PM
who is offering this?

C2-D2
12-01-2009, 08:22 AM
Really nice mods on the domes and that chest box is super detailed. Thought I'd post a pic from mine. I reworked his tunic to be more ESB/ROTJ,and an extra Jedi robe.

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/rx-prime/4090479029/" title="Vader by Rx-Prime, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2525/4090479029_c046b549ab.jpg" width="500" height="331" alt="Vader" /></a>

Darth_IMPoor
12-01-2009, 08:46 AM
Awesome idea displaying with the robe. Looks great.

samueljd
12-01-2009, 07:34 PM
Here are the finishing touches to my Vader. He's beefed up, a bit shorter to have a better height scale and doesn't look so lanky. The articulation is perfect, he no longer has the stiff look and movement that the original SS body had.

http://i677.photobucket.com/albums/vv135/samueljd73/SciFi/Star%20Wars/Vader003.jpg

http://i677.photobucket.com/albums/vv135/samueljd73/SciFi/Star%20Wars/Vader002.jpg

http://i677.photobucket.com/albums/vv135/samueljd73/SciFi/Star%20Wars/Vader005.jpg

http://i677.photobucket.com/albums/vv135/samueljd73/SciFi/Star%20Wars/Vader006.jpg

http://i677.photobucket.com/albums/vv135/samueljd73/SciFi/Star%20Wars/Vader004.jpg

shocktrooper_au
12-01-2009, 08:03 PM
more photos please that is a great mod

abake
12-01-2009, 08:44 PM
Very very interesting mod!
How'd you go about fitting the two different bodies together?

Matt S
12-03-2009, 10:56 AM
http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q93/Mattschlo/001-11.jpg

http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q93/Mattschlo/002-4.jpg


Well, SST's Vader is definitely too tall, but I've gotten used to it by now, so it doesn't really bother me.

He is by half a head, I think...So used to it now, that it looks cool...I guess Id rather have him too tall than too short...

samueljd
12-07-2009, 07:05 AM
Very very interesting mod!
How'd you go about fitting the two different bodies together?

I actually took a trip to the hardward store and added some rubber washers which made the joints fill out perfectly and improved the tightness of the joints. I removed the SS shoulder and upper arm and added the Predator shoulder /upper arm, then took the joint off of the Predator elbow and added the SS Vader forearm back to fit the gloves. The washers were then added to the Predator shoulder joint and Vader elbow joint. Also, the SS Vader body has screws, just like the HT bodies do, making it easy to take apart. You can see in this pic how well the elbow joints meld together:

http://i677.photobucket.com/albums/vv135/samueljd73/SciFi/Star%20Wars/Vader003.jpg

samueljd
12-07-2009, 07:06 AM
more photos please that is a great mod

I'll post more pics soon.

drod26
12-16-2009, 10:28 PM
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d93/hurricane1002/2009_10220022.jpg

With every photo I see, my desire for this to arrive on my doorstep increases! It looks superb and exactly as I always envision Vader: raw steel and evil a-la those first scenes in Episode IV.

- J

Micro,

How can I get my hands on one of these? let us know man...

Ultimate Weapon
12-16-2009, 11:54 PM
Micro,

How can I get my hands on one of these? let us know man...

Agreed - that sculpt is nice. - Ah, it's a Hurricane isn't it?

Also which Hasbro figure are people using for the helmet mod mentioned above?

MicroJow
12-17-2009, 01:31 AM
Yep, it's a Hurricane Vader. I'm still waiting for him to be shipped or else I'd have a bunch of photos posted of him compared to Sideshow's. I must admit, Sideshow DID do a very nice job with their Vader despite its faults. But what I really wanted was a Vader that mimicked exactly what appeared on the screen in Episode IV, bad paint job and all. Hurricane said he could do it and I'll be darned if it doesn't look like he pulled it off!

I should have the figure sometime after the new year and will post some photos if it lives up to its expectations!

- J

wax murderer
12-19-2009, 07:21 AM
The helmet we're all using is from the most recent Hasbro versions, either the "Electronic", the "Sith Lords" or the Ultimate Villain, all of which use pretty much the same pieces.Of course, with the first 2 you also get the Shaw sculpt, which isn't bad and can be worked with(like mine). The Christensen sculpt from the "UV" set isn't quite so good...PS

Customikey
12-19-2009, 10:57 AM
The Christensen sculpt from the "UV" set isn't quite so good...PS


It's "okay" with a bit of paint.

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w272/Customikey/Customikeys%20Toys%20of%20Wonder/ROTSVaderrepaint.jpg

Commtech
12-19-2009, 11:26 AM
It's "okay" with a bit of paint.

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w272/Customikey/Customikeys%20Toys%20of%20Wonder/ROTSVaderrepaint.jpg


"A bit of paint" he says...:lol:lol:lol

Great repaint Mikey!

wax murderer
12-19-2009, 03:31 PM
"A bit of paint" doesn't fix the out-of-line eyes(worse than Shannon Doherty!)...PS

lforigno
12-28-2009, 01:54 PM
I am putting together an ESB set up with a modified bespin luke and Darth Vader and as much as I love the first trilogy I must say I do not know much about the changes in appearance that Darth Vader has from ANH and ESB and wanted to know if I should wait for a ESB figure? Also I have been making capes for a while now for my batman figures and wanted to ask how the material on Vaders cape and body is and if you think it could be replaced with a better more realistic falling material? thanks guys

doesitmatter
12-29-2009, 12:50 PM
How long do you think it will be until we get a ROTJ Vader? I really want a Vader to go with the Emperor but i don't know if I should grab this one before he's gone.

thenammagazine
12-29-2009, 04:34 PM
How long do you think it will be until we get a ROTJ Vader? I really want a Vader to go with the Emperor but i don't know if I should grab this one before he's gone.

I'd say 30th Anniversary of ROTJ. It's right around the corner and gives enough time between the Star Wars Vader we just got and the ESB we'll be seeing next year (2010).

MaulFan
12-29-2009, 04:57 PM
Unless they go with a curve ball and sell ROTJ next to compliment the Emperor and Throne.

thenammagazine
12-30-2009, 09:54 AM
Unless they go with a curve ball and sell ROTJ next to compliment the Emperor and Throne.

Highly doubt it. Unless they're planning on bailing on the 1:6 line, they'll need him for the WOW factor of the anniversary announcement. Especially now with the Emperor and his throne already being released.

pixletwin
12-30-2009, 09:58 AM
Not to mention the 1:1 bust... no. I think it will still be a while before we see ROTJ Vader in 1:6 and certainly not before 2013, as nam said.

lforigno
01-01-2010, 08:01 PM
was wondering how easy it is to remove the tunic on the body. I was thinking about making a custom tunic and cape for mine and wanted to see what you guys thought.

shocktrooper_au
01-01-2010, 08:05 PM
i'ts relatively easy pop off the head and the rest is a breeze, I'd be interested in the pattern for the cape, mines to short & I'd like heavier material so I've been to lazy to take the head off again to take a pattern

lforigno
01-01-2010, 08:39 PM
thanks... just after watching the films and looking at still like this one:
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg29/lforigno/10204247ADarth-Vader-Posters.jpg

I just feel a better more realistic looking material cape and tunic that falls more realistically would improve the figure a great deal. Just like the horrendous capes that hot toys use on the batman figures I feel the right material could improve this as well.

eczamurai
01-02-2010, 04:32 AM
Iforigno, if you ever make a decent cape, you've gót to make me one as well.. since I you know.. Pm'ed you in the first place.. :P

lforigno
01-02-2010, 05:43 AM
Iforigno, if you ever make a decent cape, you've gót to make me one as well.. since I you know.. Pm'ed you in the first place.. :P

I actually just bought some special fabric specifically for the tunic and cape so I am debating whether or not to get this one or wait for a ESB version, which I think I may decide to do.

abake
01-02-2010, 07:16 AM
thanks... just after watching the films and looking at still like this one:
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg29/lforigno/10204247ADarth-Vader-Posters.jpg

I just feel a better more realistic looking material cape and tunic that falls more realistically would improve the figure a great deal. Just like the horrendous capes that hot toys use on the batman figures I feel the right material could improve this as well.

I actually quite like the material and hang of the Sideshow cape, just seems to flow very nicely...

O´Neill
01-02-2010, 03:59 PM
I actually quite like the material and hang of the Sideshow cape, just seems to flow very nicely...

Yeah this figure is just one of the best...:lol
Probably my favourite figure done by sideshow in 2009

Cant wait to see a 1/6 Boba Fett next to him...and Palpatine 1/6 of course :emperor:banana

doesitmatter
01-02-2010, 06:09 PM
Can you tuck the tunic under the shoulder armor? That would make it a lot more accurate for the Emeror display I'm planning.

shocktrooper_au
01-02-2010, 06:17 PM
I don't mind the flow of the cape really (though I'd like it to sit better in some areas & look heavier), my main problem is with my Vader it's seems to be high tide & I remember it reaching the floor in the movies & not around the ankles.

shocktrooper_au
01-02-2010, 06:19 PM
Can you tuck the tunic under the shoulder armor? That would make it a lot more accurate for the Emeror display I'm planning.

Yes I believe you can do this by either twisting the arms back allowing the tunic under or you can pop the head off easily and adjust

the angry orc
01-06-2010, 05:13 PM
finally got this guy thru viking playground.

ho-lee crap. what and epic and total win, sideshow. there have been some really good pics in this thread but they do not do him justice. even though i see the pics and hear people talk about how big he is i was still floored when i took him out of the box. the helmet size is almost a non-factor imo. i was expecting something laughable but i think he looks amazing right out of the box. he looks so much better in hand. maybe my favorite 1/6th scale i own now...sorry stormshadow and dx joker.

eczamurai
01-06-2010, 05:19 PM
cape SHOULD droop on the floor IMO . dont know if it be accurate.. B ut it sure as hell would make him more impressive.. most impressive.. I mean cmon! Vader is like Batman, nice cape is mandatory.

xil3f
01-07-2010, 07:50 AM
Finally got my hands on one
Mod the helmet n change to ESB version:chew

http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae248/x1l3f/P1080220_2.jpg

http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae248/x1l3f/P1080218.jpg

FlyAndFight
01-07-2010, 06:38 PM
I like the use of the Sith Anakin base with Vader. Looks sharp.

(Sideshow, we should have more of these types of bases...) ;)

shocktrooper_au
01-08-2010, 07:59 AM
I'd really love it if they came with more bases like that

xil3f
01-08-2010, 10:10 AM
just got these cool LED lightsaber :chew
the chrome area is made of real metal...

http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae248/x1l3f/P1080221.jpg
http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae248/x1l3f/P1080224.jpg
http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae248/x1l3f/P1080238.jpg

FlyAndFight
01-08-2010, 10:15 AM
That is cool! I didn't know that they were sold that way. Where did you get it from?

joda76
01-08-2010, 11:29 AM
Yeah where can I get one of those!! Awesome.

Wor-Gar
01-08-2010, 11:34 AM
just got these cool LED lightsaber :chew
the chrome area is made of real metal...

http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae248/x1l3f/P1080221.jpg
http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae248/x1l3f/P1080224.jpg
http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae248/x1l3f/P1080238.jpg

WOW! Looks nice!

So questions:

Where'd you get it?

Is it very bright?

Is it wired? meaning, do you have to run wires up the sleeve and hide the battery pack?

EVILFACE
01-08-2010, 11:38 AM
Yea, you know better than pop in here without more info. . .

joda76
01-08-2010, 11:38 AM
Looks like it has a battery at the bottom. It also looks like the ROTS version

Wor-Gar
01-08-2010, 11:55 AM
Saber's a little oversized and inaccurate, but still... light-up is good!

It just doesn't look very bright, those pics are very dark. Curious to get some info about it in hand. Hope he comes back to respond.

abake
01-08-2010, 04:32 PM
That is just awesome!
Where and how much? :D

xil3f
01-08-2010, 07:41 PM
Hi!
I got it from ebay 'KingsToys store' at US$32 (including shipping)
the scale is alittle larger than as compared to the SS version.
Maybe it's looks more like a Episode III saber??

no wires, it's uses 2 x LR521 cell battery.
Rotate the hand grip to 'on' like some touches do.
It's not as bright compare to mod cathode sabers, after all it's LED with lightpipe. but it's good enough for me :chew

http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae248/x1l3f/P1080250.jpg
http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae248/x1l3f/P1080251.jpg
http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae248/x1l3f/P1080267.jpg
alittle larger than as compared to the SS version(bottom)

http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae248/x1l3f/P1080258.jpg
http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae248/x1l3f/P1080265.jpg
2 x LR521 cell battery

http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae248/x1l3f/P1080266.jpg

Wor-Gar
01-08-2010, 07:48 PM
Awesome! Thanks for the info. I definitely want one of these. I love the fact there's no wires and it all encased. Even if it's not as bright it's a lot easier to deal with.

Does the saber pipe light up fully and evenly? Is it clearly lit even in daylight? I'm just curious what to expect.

abake
01-08-2010, 09:34 PM
Damn, they only have it in blue!
Did they sell out or something?

EDIT: it states that they also have them in red, I'll mail them and ask.

Oh, and thanks for the headsup! Great find.

The Craw
01-08-2010, 09:49 PM
i've seen this before on ebay. wish i could get a luke/anakin version.

katkuru
01-09-2010, 01:36 PM
Hi!
I got it from ebay 'KingsToys store' at US$32 (including shipping)
the scale is alittle larger than as compared to the SS version.
Maybe it's looks more like a Episode III saber??

no wires, it's uses 2 x LR521 cell battery.
Rotate the hand grip to 'on' like some touches do.
It's not as bright compare to mod cathode sabers, after all it's LED with lightpipe. but it's good enough for me :chew

http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae248/x1l3f/P1080250.jpg
http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae248/x1l3f/P1080251.jpg
http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae248/x1l3f/P1080267.jpg
alittle larger than as compared to the SS version(bottom)

http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae248/x1l3f/P1080258.jpg
http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae248/x1l3f/P1080265.jpg
2 x LR521 cell battery

http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae248/x1l3f/P1080266.jpg

These look great! I wonder if these batteries could power up an EL wire? Hmmmmm :naughty

Matt S
01-10-2010, 02:18 PM
Does anyone have an ebay listing for one of these? Couldnt find it by seller?

Thanks

Lord Vicious
01-10-2010, 02:53 PM
Does anyone have an ebay listing for one of these? Couldnt find it by seller?

Thanks

http://cgi.ebay.com/SideShow-Star-Wars-Darth-Vader-Lightsaber-Sword-Blue_W0QQitemZ390137375914QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_De faultDomain_0?hash=item5ad5ffecaa

Matt S
01-10-2010, 03:06 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/SideShow-Star-Wars-Darth-Vader-Lightsaber-Sword-Blue_W0QQitemZ390137375914QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_De faultDomain_0?hash=item5ad5ffecaa

Thanks! Appreciate it

xil3f
01-14-2010, 05:24 AM
some more shots...
http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae248/x1l3f/P1080297.jpg

http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae248/x1l3f/P1080300-1.jpg

Commtech
01-14-2010, 10:35 AM
Everyone: I believe member qstoysandcollectibles was selling this light up sabers too. He's in the States. You might want to ask him if he still has them.

jsjedi
01-14-2010, 12:32 PM
What a scum bag, now the listing says 38.99. cmon

joda76
01-14-2010, 01:07 PM
He must have noticed the counter going up on the page. Anyone buy one?

Indiana Fett
01-14-2010, 02:05 PM
What a scum bag, now the listing says 38.99. cmon

Yup, I ain't buying one for $38.99. :angelsmil

FlyAndFight
01-14-2010, 04:49 PM
Pass as well.

DinoLast
01-14-2010, 04:54 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/SideShow-Star-Wars-Darth-Vader-Lightsaber-Sword-Blue_W0QQitemZ390137375914QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_De faultDomain_0?hash=item5ad5ffecaa

It's now priced at $28.99 two left
Although it says it's blue

MaulFan
01-14-2010, 04:56 PM
There's more than 10 of the red but it's $38.99

http://cgi.ebay.com/SideShow-Star-Wars-Darth-Vader-Lightsaber-Led-Sword-Red_W0QQitemZ390143343069QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_Def aultDomain_0?hash=item5ad65af9dd#ht_5183wt_1319

Wor-Gar
01-14-2010, 05:23 PM
What a scum bag, now the listing says 38.99. cmon

GOUGE! I really want one but not now that I know the price has been hiked $10. Not for a gimmick I'll use all of a few minutes once in a blue moon. And not for something that only really works in the dark.

shocktrooper_au
01-14-2010, 07:00 PM
Couldn't you buy the blue & replace it with a hasbro, SSC or a Gentle Giant blade????

Wor-Gar
01-14-2010, 07:02 PM
Couldn't you buy the blue & replace it with a hasbro, SSC or a Gentle Giant blade????

It's the bulb that's colored. Not the blade.

Matt S
01-14-2010, 09:54 PM
He must have noticed the counter going up on the page. Anyone buy one?

I did, and yes, it was annoying he charged more...but, i figured down the road, I will not even remember it.....AND did have some paypal credit.....

It'll really make my Vader pop, though

joda76
01-14-2010, 09:55 PM
I did, and yes, it was annoying he charged more...but, i figured down the road, I will not even remember it.....AND did have some paypal credit.....

It'll really make my Vader pop, though

Cool. I would buy it if I had some extra cash just for fun.

Matt S
01-14-2010, 09:55 PM
Cool. I would buy it if I had some extra cash just for fun.

Yeah, customized the dome already, so I justified that way.....:D

xil3f
01-14-2010, 11:41 PM
GOUGE! I really want one but not now that I know the price has been hiked $10. Not for a gimmick I'll use all of a few minutes once in a blue moon. And not for something that only really works in the dark.

yeah the seller shouldn't hv hiked $10 more:mad:....now i'm thinkin twice of getting a 2nd piece. damn:thwak

joda76
01-15-2010, 12:41 AM
Yeah, customized the dome already, so I justified that way.....:D

I still should do that, just be a little scared I would mess it up.

Matt S
01-15-2010, 12:59 AM
I still should do that, just be a little scared I would mess it up.

Naw, hairdryer for a minute, and it just pops off...

joda76
01-15-2010, 06:53 AM
Then you have to take off some of the inside right?

Q
01-15-2010, 08:25 AM
Hey Guys,

We are getting some more RED L.E.D lightsabers in about a week for $32 shipped

Wor-Gar
01-15-2010, 09:11 AM
Hey Guys,

We are getting some more RED L.E.D lightsabers in about a week for $32 shipped

Count me in!

If you're familiar with these, are they very bright? They look great in the dark, but how do they look in daylight? Just curious what to expect.

Matt S
01-15-2010, 09:12 AM
Then you have to take off some of the inside right?

True...I ended up using a modified Hasbro helmet...you can contact Hurricane if you want one......have to paint it yourself

SirGor
01-26-2010, 12:35 AM
I like the dome mod .Fore those that have done the Hasbro dome mod witch Darth Vader did you use?

Star Puffs
01-26-2010, 01:29 AM
It is sad actually seeing a figure this expensive having one of its key design aspects in need of modification. After all these months I am still ticked off that they could not get the basic helmet shape or the height correct on this figure.

I really hope they do a reveal ROTJ version in the next year or so and do it right.

wax murderer
01-26-2010, 06:34 PM
The Hasbro dome to use is the most recent version(the reveal helmet) used on the "Electronic", "Sith Lords", and "Ultimate Villain" sets.Ebay's most likely crawling with 'em...PS

zeiss
01-26-2010, 07:37 PM
True...I ended up using a modified Hasbro helmet...you can contact Hurricane if you want one......have to paint it yourself

Hurricane sometimes offers painted versions. He did a great paintjob on mine.

SirGor
01-27-2010, 12:19 PM
Thank's Wax.

wax murderer
01-27-2010, 06:09 PM
You'll have to perform a few mods on the helmet to make proper use of it. Mainly, you have to remove the rib from the inside rear. You'll also have to take a little material off the ribs on the mounting post(you'll understand when you have it in hand). Or you can get one of Hurricane's customs; there's one available on Ebay RIGHT NOW...PS

abake
01-28-2010, 10:52 AM
And I'm still waiting to get an answer from Hurricane to get one of his modded helmets... :(

SirGor
01-28-2010, 12:03 PM
Thank's how hard is it to get the Sideshow dome off?

abake
01-28-2010, 12:23 PM
It's not hard at all, just pull and tug carefully, it'll come off with a bit of force.

10/31_Ghost
01-29-2010, 12:33 AM
awesome thread,450+ pages?
i thought i was done with figures a few years ago but this SS Vader changed that.damn you Sideshow.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v418/AllHallowsGhost/IMG_4598.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v418/AllHallowsGhost/IMG_4627BW.jpg

Customikey
01-29-2010, 04:11 AM
Congrats on your Vader. Where's the man's cape?

10/31_Ghost
01-29-2010, 12:33 PM
thanks,there is a shot from ANH in that pose where his cape is very hard to see,or not on at all.the pics i took without it looked closer.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v418/AllHallowsGhost/IMG_4648R.jpg

Jay1138
02-01-2010, 12:10 PM
So I don't have to search through the 450+ pages of this thread, which is awesome...

Does anyone have a link to doing the Hasbro helmet mod? I found an extra and am gonna got for it. Thanks!

Commtech
02-01-2010, 04:27 PM
So I don't have to search through the 450+ pages of this thread, which is awesome...

Does anyone have a link to doing the Hasbro helmet mod? I found an extra and am gonna got for it. Thanks!

Just dremel or shave the ridges inside the dome until it fits the head and then glue. If you'd like you can add the widow's peak to the helmet by using some sculpey. Check out the pictures below:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/edidu/DSC02173.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/edidu/DSC02184.jpg

V-Raptor
02-02-2010, 12:11 PM
http://photofile.ru/photo/v-raptor/150310480/large/157995842.jpg (http://photofile.ru/photo/v-raptor/150310480/157995842.jpg)

Darthrazz
02-02-2010, 01:54 PM
You'll have to perform a few mods on the helmet to make proper use of it. Mainly, you have to remove the rib from the inside rear. You'll also have to take a little material off the ribs on the mounting post(you'll understand when you have it in hand). Or you can get one of Hurricane's customs; there's one available on Ebay RIGHT NOW...PS

Hey Wax, I remember a few years ago, on another site seeing a custom Vader that you had made that was absolutely amazing, I think it was the one on your avatar, I'd love to see images of it again, can you share with us? Thanks!

wax murderer
02-02-2010, 08:47 PM
Ask, and ye shall receive...
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y4/waxmurderer/PICT0057.jpghttp://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y4/waxmurderer/PICT0068-1.jpg
When he was first assembled, and the modified face(my avatar shot); had to lose that "gentle" smile and the caterpillar brows...
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y4/waxmurderer/PICT0108.jpghttp://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y4/waxmurderer/PICT0010.jpg
Who says the good guy always gets the girl?;complete, with my special glove design...
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y4/waxmurderer/3651549262_c42ac994c2.jpg
With Darth Maul..wait a minute;that's me in my suit!...PS

Commtech
02-02-2010, 10:57 PM
That's an amazing Vader, Wax! Congratulations!

shocktrooper_au
02-06-2010, 05:26 AM
well I just did the hasbro mod to my Vader, at 1st I was sceptical about this mod, but once done it makes a heck of a difference, I'll post pics later, IMO it looks alot more ANH & menacing with the new dome

Commtech
02-06-2010, 11:30 AM
well I just did the hasbro mod to my Vader, at 1st I was sceptical about this mod, but once done it makes a heck of a difference, I'll post pics later, IMO it looks alot more ANH & menacing with the new dome

Cool. It's once you do the mod that you can see there's a BIG difference and that you are looking at a completely different Vader! :rock

Can't wait for your pictures!

The Batman Professor
02-06-2010, 05:28 PM
I had the helmet off and the Hasbro helmet at the ready, and then decided to leave it as is. I glued the SS helmet back into position. If SS does an ESB or ROTJ Vader in the future, I'll get that one and then reassess the helmet situation.

shocktrooper_au
02-06-2010, 09:49 PM
ok here's some pics, I decided to wire the cape this morning too (needs a bit of posing)

shocktrooper_au
02-07-2010, 12:07 AM
couple more

http://sideshowcollectors.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=22549&d=1265526227

Jay1138
02-07-2010, 11:15 PM
I had the helmet off and the Hasbro helmet at the ready, and then decided to leave it as is. I glued the SS helmet back into position. If SS does an ESB or ROTJ Vader in the future, I'll get that one and then reassess the helmet situation.

How could you? Modify that sucker!

The Batman Professor
02-07-2010, 11:23 PM
It just didn't bother me as much as I thought it was going to. I had thoughts of doing both the helmet mod and the height mod too, but really liked the figure as it came out of the package. If I get another one down the road, maybe I'll go to town on that one.

CyberVillain
02-09-2010, 01:37 PM
Hi.
I just received my Sideshow Darth Vader. Really great detail on him! My stormtrooper looks a bit small beside him :P

But, the left leg is a bit shorter then the right resulting in him leaning to the left. I's the boots detachable? I pulled pretty hard in them without anything happening.

Is it something that I'm doing wrong or is it a production problem?

I tried to take a pic of it, but its not that noticeable on the picture.

http://www.isk.kth.se/~amalmg/pics/vader.jpg

Brinn 71
02-09-2010, 02:42 PM
The boots are attached with a peg, but if pulling them didn't get them to come off, maybe heating them with a hair dryer would help? Or maybe the right one is not pushed in fully?

CyberVillain
02-09-2010, 02:59 PM
I will try to use a little more force then, now that I know that they do come off :)

Thanks mate...

thenammagazine
02-09-2010, 04:14 PM
The boots are attached with a peg, but if pulling them didn't get them to come off, maybe heating them with a hair dryer would help? Or maybe the right one is not pushed in fully?

:lecture:lecture:lecture

wax murderer
02-10-2010, 07:00 AM
"Short Leg Syndrome" is a common SST trait. All the Buck figures have a short left leg; don't know about the Prometheus, as I only have 1(Piett), but it wouldn't surprise me...PS

CyberVillain
02-10-2010, 10:35 AM
the height mod
Do you have details on this mod?
I'm guessing its only the upper body that will be modded since its too big compared to the legs?

If its not too hard im intressted in doing this mod since I have a limited area to display my figures on this figure will share space with other 1/6 figures.

The Batman Professor
02-10-2010, 03:38 PM
Some are cutting away portions of the mid-thigh to shorten the figure. There are copious photos back in this thread somewhere.

thenammagazine
02-10-2010, 04:03 PM
Do you have details on this mod?
I'm guessing its only the upper body that will be modded since its too big compared to the legs?

If its not too hard im intressted in doing this mod since I have a limited area to display my figures on this figure will share space with other 1/6 figures.

Personally, I'd rather just enjoy the figure than butcher him. Yes he's a tad too tall, but it still works and it's better than ruining him and having to get replacement parts.

EVILFACE
02-10-2010, 04:14 PM
Better a tad tall than too short.

BuddyGus
02-10-2010, 04:59 PM
Better a tad tall than too short.

:lecture:lecture:lecture:lecture:lecture:lecture

CyberVillain
02-11-2010, 01:33 AM
Some are cutting away portions of the mid-thigh to shorten the figure. There are copious photos back in this thread somewhere.


Shorten the already too short legs? No thanks!
My biggest concern is that he will make my T-800 Endo so small :/

darth_helios
02-11-2010, 03:45 AM
Is there any news as to when, if at all, will ESB or ROTJ versions be released?

thenammagazine
02-11-2010, 04:02 AM
Is there any news as to when, if at all, will ESB or ROTJ versions be released?

Nope. It's been surprisingly quiet on the Vader front which leads me to suspect he's right around the corner somewhere. :lol

jkno
02-11-2010, 04:36 AM
Is there any news as to when, if at all, will ESB or ROTJ versions be released?

We could get the ESB Vader soon due to the anniversary. Who knows... But I still hope for a Meditation Chamber Vader at least in a diorama form.

darth_helios
02-11-2010, 08:30 AM
We could get the ESB Vader soon due to the anniversary. Who knows... But I still hope for a Meditation Chamber Vader at least in a diorama form.

That would be an awesome piece:chew

shockwave
02-11-2010, 08:55 AM
We could get the ESB Vader soon due to the anniversary. Who knows... But I still hope for a Meditation Chamber Vader at least in a diorama form.

Ditto, that would be sweet! :duff

thenammagazine
02-11-2010, 01:18 PM
We could get the ESB Vader soon due to the anniversary. Who knows... But I still hope for a Meditation Chamber Vader at least in a diorama form.

That would have to be pretty big to be in 1:6.

wax murderer
02-11-2010, 09:11 PM
On mine I removed about 1/8 from the thighs and the mid-torso section, which put him right where he should be, height-wise. Eventually I may shorten his arms a bit, but his current pose (hands on hips under cape, as in first scene) allows me to put this off indefinitely...PS

joda76
02-12-2010, 03:26 PM
My Vader with modded SS helmet
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a197/jaamoore/0212001601.jpg

Maglor
02-16-2010, 09:43 AM
Hello, I am new to this thread, although I have tried to read up on the last couple hundred pages (skimmed and scanned).

I wanted to share a couple pics and ask a question.

I had a friend cut a piece of white maple to size and I painted it black. I think it makes a great step for Vader to put a leg up. I love his boots and really wanted to shoe them off:

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a339/maglorsregret/Show%20Your%20Shelves/P1060282.jpg

In context right now:

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a339/maglorsregret/P1060297.jpg


My question is regarding a slight mod.

I have my Vader set up with his shoulder armor over his robes alla ROTJ. I just like that look better. Here's the problem: I am really irritated by the "screen accurate" right black tusk. :(

I am very tempted to just paint both tusks a matching silver, but hate doing permanent mods to my figures.

I really only meant to have this one Star Wars figure as I am not a SW fanboy. Just wanted to have one definitive figure.

I see people talking about a possible forthcoming ESB or ROTJ Vader from Sideshow... should I be waiting for that and then maybe sell my ANH Varder? Or should I just paint the tusk and be happy with this one?

FLOSI
02-16-2010, 09:46 AM
Dunno, Maglor.... If you're never going to sell it and it really irritates you that much I say paint them up!

Maglor
02-24-2010, 02:28 PM
Anyone else have an opinion?

I am leaning towards painting the tusk. After all it would be easy enough for me or someone else to paint it black agin.

shocktrooper_au
02-24-2010, 03:16 PM
Paint up, it's a minor fix

thenammagazine
02-24-2010, 03:38 PM
Anyone else have an opinion?

I am leaning towards painting the tusk. After all it would be easy enough for me or someone else to paint it black agin.

I'd leave it. It'll help further distinguish him from the other Vaders coming down the line.

OSCORP
02-24-2010, 05:30 PM
http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa229/raylor99/DSC03237.jpg?t=1267057565

Maglor
02-24-2010, 07:19 PM
Paint up, it's a minor fix



I'd leave it. It'll help further distinguish him from the other Vaders coming down the line.


Dunno, Maglor.... If you're never going to sell it and it really irritates you that much I say paint them up!


Heh, OK, getting mixed messages here. The one I want to hear is "Paint up, it's a minor fix." Because I really don't want to buy anymore SW figures. Although, if a future DV release was really badass and in some way put this figure to shame then I may want to sell this one and get the new release. Then I'm worried that selling will be harder with the painted tusk. But if the only difference between this figure and future releases is the tusk, then I may as well just keep this one and paint the tusk.

Agh! can you see my dilemma?!?!

What do you think will make future release different?

Right now the only thing I can think of (other than the tusk) that would make me want to buy a different DV would be if he was just a tad shorter. Even though I don't have him on display with other SW figures, he almost doesn't look 1/6 scale in the context of my room.

Cocoboloboy
02-24-2010, 08:59 PM
I bet SS will change more than the tusk for the next Vader(s). I'd leave him unaltered for now and see what SS does. You definitely have a good point where resale is concerned to.

Matt S
02-25-2010, 09:49 AM
Nice pose, Maglor! That is one of my fav

bmarz1000
02-25-2010, 11:28 AM
I bet SS will change more than the tusk for the next Vader(s). I'd leave him unaltered for now and see what SS does. You definitely have a good point where resale is concerned to.

If/when SS does a ESB or RotJ version, I highly doubt this Vader is going to be in high demand. I say "paint it".

thenammagazine
02-25-2010, 12:20 PM
If/when SS does a ESB or RotJ version, I highly doubt this Vader is going to be in high demand. I say "paint it".

But that's still YEARS away. I have a feeling he's gonna be the last version of Vader we see, with ESB being next, ROTS and potentially a battle damaged TFU to milk the body before finally ROTJ Vader.

Again, I say leave it. It'll help distinguish him from the other Vaders Sideshow will be putting out.

shocktrooper_au
02-25-2010, 03:33 PM
If it's going to be your only Vader and it bugs you paint it, I'm sure there will be significant other changers to any other Vader fig and you can always paint it black again. Be content in the fact that's the only one thing on this figure which bugs you, me I've changed domes, redoing capes & contemplating a hack saw :horror :lol

OSCORP
02-25-2010, 05:02 PM
If/when SS does a ESB or RotJ version, I highly doubt this Vader is going to be in high demand. I say "paint it".


I wouldn't count on that. There were what 8500 of these made and they're already going for over retail. It was an A+ fig, down to the redish tint of the lenses and costume that set it apart. Yes, ESB Vader and a Jedi reveal will be big no doubt, but this one is a future sleeper IMO. (It's the only one of it's kinda also, far as i know. Medicom hasn't done a ANH version, and others don't stack up)

FLOSI
02-25-2010, 05:07 PM
By far my favorite 1/6th figure.... :love


If you love it and you want to keep this one then paint it.... If you don't love it and won't keep it then don't paint it... really simple choice.

abake
02-28-2010, 03:32 PM
A couple of pics.
Will try to take some "dramatic" ones when it gets darker...

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s178/abake_2007/Star%20Wars/DSC02430.jpg

Alice Adrenochrome
02-28-2010, 07:47 PM
http://img412.imageshack.us/img412/1802/webdsc00930744243.jpg (http://img412.imageshack.us/i/webdsc00930744243.jpg/)

http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/1577/web3dsc00600739594.jpg (http://img651.imageshack.us/i/web3dsc00600739594.jpg/)

Slideshow
Darth Vader. (http://img651.imageshack.us/slideshow/webplayer.php?id=web3dsc00600739594.jpg)

Kuzeh
03-05-2010, 06:09 PM
Well,
I finally was able to find a Hasbro helmet thanks to my buddy Eddy,
What a huge difference it makes!!
Pics don't do it justice...
anyway, here's my updated Vader with new helmet and LED saber
I still need to reposition it a bit, but so far, looks awesome!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v382/kuzeh/Figures/SW/DSC03498.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v382/kuzeh/Figures/SW/DSC03512.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v382/kuzeh/Figures/SW/DSC03501.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v382/kuzeh/Figures/SW/DSC03511.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v382/kuzeh/Figures/SW/DSC03495.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v382/kuzeh/Figures/SW/DSC03514.jpg

And a comparison pic, with SS (left) Helmet just for kicks!


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3497/3700352834_716fe717b9.jpg?v=0http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v382/kuzeh/Figures/SW/DSC03496-1.jpg

katkuru
03-05-2010, 06:31 PM
Looking good!

Lee in MI
03-05-2010, 06:34 PM
Well,
I finally was able to find a Hasbro helmet thanks to my buddy Eddy,
What a huge difference it makes!!
Pics don't do it justice...
anyway, here's my updated Vader with new helmet and LED saber
I still need to reposition it a bit, but so far, looks awesome!

And a comparison pic, with SS (left) Helmet just for kicks!


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3497/3700352834_716fe717b9.jpg?v=0http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v382/kuzeh/Figures/SW/DSC03496-1.jpg

Its subtle, but it certainly takes away from that timmy fade look...nice job! :cool:

Alice Adrenochrome
03-07-2010, 05:09 AM
Subtle indeed, but it looks good. I know this helmet debate has been going on for ever, but the helmet issue has never really caught my attention. It's possible that the SSC Vader looks better with a customized dome, or with the Hasbro helmet, but I'm quite happy with the way SSC did it.
That led lightsaber on the other hand... looks great. So far, I haven't taken any pictures of my SSC Jedi/Sith collection, because unlit lightsabers look so ...uncool. These new led sabers are quite nice I think, but what a bill if you have to upgrade all the SSC Jedi/Sith! Also, I wonder if they aren't a bit out of scale. It is hardly noticeable on Vader, but it might be obvious with the smaller Jedi figures. Might consider doing some photoshop on those sabers after all...

CyberVillain
03-07-2010, 11:28 AM
My Vader with my custom made lightsaber

http://cyberrascal.kicks-ass.net/bilder/figurer/vader1.jpg

http://cyberrascal.kicks-ass.net/bilder/figurer/vader2.jpg

abake
03-07-2010, 11:40 AM
Looks fantastic, congratulations!

Alice Adrenochrome
03-08-2010, 04:24 AM
Looks great! If only SSC could make those lightsabers... sigh.

eczamurai
03-08-2010, 04:42 PM
Cant wait for their ESB Vader. Theyd better get the sculpt right, and Im hoping for a heavier cape and cloak, the ANH ones seem too thin or stiff I dont know..

MaulFan
03-08-2010, 04:44 PM
I think a thicker cape would be nice, for one it would help close the gap between his dome and body more, and 2, thicker material should fall better. The cape is nice, but capes and large cloaks are often a weak point with figures at 1/6 scale, just can't capture the natural flow they get at full size.

eczamurai
03-08-2010, 04:48 PM
thanks for finding words for me MF! ;) Hurricanes cape for example seems to have a much more hefty feel to it. Medicoms too from what ive seen on pics, and I hope SS can get the quality of Medicoms Vader paint on their new one!

eczamurai
03-08-2010, 04:50 PM
And Sideshow, if youre reading, Id gladly pay Hot Toys prices if you would match their quality..:monkey3

shockwave
03-08-2010, 05:58 PM
Cant wait for their ESB Vader. Theyd better get the sculpt right, and Im hoping for a heavier cape and cloak, the ANH ones seem too thin or stiff I dont know..

Don't mean to change the subject of this thread:monkey3. But I am hoping there will be more articulation w/TESB Vader. I would love to have this version knelling before his master. But I'm still guessing 2011 release...maybe :duh

I do love my SSC ANH Vader w/Hur's improved helmet....:D:naughty

eczamurai
03-08-2010, 06:07 PM
loved th ANH version, but then the wrongs started annoying me and I sold it. Vader has to be perfect, hes too important to overlook any faults .. :(

MaulFan
03-08-2010, 06:14 PM
thanks for finding words for me MF! ;) Hurricanes cape for example seems to have a much more hefty feel to it. Medicoms too from what ive seen on pics, and I hope SS can get the quality of Medicoms Vader paint on their new one!

Medicom's cape is wired at the bottom, otherwise I think it'd probably have the same issues as the Sideshow cape. They just need thicker material, the Sideshow cape is almost paper thin. The Lando cape is the same material and on his you can see through it because the lining is different colored, Vader thankfully doesn't have that because the lining's black too. I'm sure a wire could help, but I think that's more useful for dymanic cape positions.

For ESB, I'd go with a pose like this and to get the cape like that, weight to it, either heavier material or weights in the bottom of the cape, are what would really get that effect, wires wouldn't pull it down over him really.

http://multimedia.theforce.net/museum/images/Images/Classic_Trilogy/Characters/Darth_Vader/The_Empire_Strikes_Back/vader02.jpg

shockwave
03-08-2010, 06:32 PM
Medicom's cape is wired at the bottom, otherwise I think it'd probably have the same issues as the Sideshow cape. They just need thicker material, the Sideshow cape is almost paper thin. The Lando cape is the same material and on his you can see through it because the lining is different colored, Vader thankfully doesn't have that because the lining's black too. I'm sure a wire could help, but I think that's more useful for dymanic cape positions.

For ESB, I'd go with a pose like this and to get the cape like that, weight to it, either heavier material or weights in the bottom of the cape, are what would really get that effect, wires wouldn't pull it down over him really.

http://multimedia.theforce.net/museum/images/Images/Classic_Trilogy/Characters/Darth_Vader/The_Empire_Strikes_Back/vader02.jpg
Love that pic Maulfan thanks. If I can add again please. It would be nice to have a set of the gloves holding the belt pose. Hint SSC ;)

MaulFan
03-08-2010, 06:37 PM
Love that pic Maulfan thanks. If I can add again please. It would be nice to have a set of the gloves holding the belt pose. Hint SSC ;)

I don't know if you'll get ones specifically holding the belt, but the ANH Vader comes with ones that can rest on the boxes and essentially achieve that pose.

However, I'd like if the next Vader used a hand system like the recent Clone Wars Anakin with the forearm part of the glove as a soft piece and separate hands, get more posability out of them. The solid gloves works ok for ANH because he didn't get very dynamic, but for ESB or ROTJ dueling look, a little more posability at the wrists would be nice.

joda76
03-08-2010, 09:49 PM
I agree some wrist articulation would be great for future Vader. I want an Ep VI and willing to wait.

MicroJow
03-09-2010, 12:08 AM
What a weird photo of Boba Fett! His chest armor looks like it's one big piece instead of divided, his knee armor is on upside down, and instead of the ankle ties (the spats didn't show up until ROTJ) the pants are rolled!

- J

CyberVillain
03-09-2010, 01:30 AM
And Sideshow, if youre reading, Id gladly pay Hot Toys prices if you would match their quality..:monkey3

Theres not much diffrence in price i think? I paid 123 dollars for my HT Sarah Connor or 148 dollars for my T2 T-800...

Anyway, I've started to love my Vader, i'm not that much of a fanboy that i care about its smaller problem. However for a figure in this price range i think that SS should have had better QA and not deliver items with legs with different height. :/

eczamurai
03-09-2010, 04:15 AM
the codpiece is also ALOT prettier on Medis, not just a thin plastic..

jkno
03-09-2010, 04:34 AM
And Sideshow, if youre reading, Id gladly pay Hot Toys prices if you would match their quality..:monkey3

Me too.


the codpiece is also ALOT prettier on Medis, not just a thin plastic..

That was one of the things that arrived damaged on my first Vader figure. Very fragile...

joda76
03-09-2010, 08:00 AM
the codpiece is also ALOT prettier on Medis, not just a thin plastic..

The codpiece is very cheap looking on the SS. The longer I had the SS Vader the less I liked it for some reason. Just some of the materials used I guess seemed cheap. Scale aside I like the Medi ROTS over the SS Vader. I sold off my SS Vader and just gonna wait to make a decision on which I will keep in my collection.

Lordscum
03-09-2010, 08:05 AM
The codpiece is very cheap looking on the SS. The longer I had the SS Vader the less I liked it for some reason. Just some of the materials used I guess seemed cheap. Scale aside I like the Medi ROTS over the SS Vader. I sold off my SS Vader and just gonna wait to make a decision on which I will keep in my collection.

Just shaking my head laughing . :lol

joda76
03-09-2010, 08:13 AM
Just shaking my head laughing . :lol
:rolleyes:
Laugh away man cause I do the same thing at you.

eczamurai
03-09-2010, 10:14 AM
quality wise I put Medicoms above SS, sure hes got the length, but after a while it loses its first wow effects.. (thats what she said) and the flaws start showing more.. at least with me that is.

joda76
03-09-2010, 10:22 AM
quality wise I put Medicoms above SS, sure hes got the length, but after a while it loses its first wow effects.. (thats what she said) and the flaws start showing more.. at least with me that is.

Exactly how I feel now.

shockwave
03-09-2010, 10:29 AM
I don't know if you'll get ones specifically holding the belt, but the ANH Vader comes with ones that can rest on the boxes and essentially achieve that pose.

However, I'd like if the next Vader used a hand system like the recent Clone Wars Anakin with the forearm part of the glove as a soft piece and separate hands, get more posability out of them. The solid gloves works ok for ANH because he didn't get very dynamic, but for ESB or ROTJ dueling look, a little more posability at the wrists would be nice.

I just never tried it. But I will, thanks MaulFan.

Lordscum
03-09-2010, 11:19 AM
:rolleyes:
Laugh away man cause I do the same thing at you.


I'm glad I amuse you ! What I find funny is that you think I have too much and I think you have too little because your collection is always changing.

joda76
03-09-2010, 11:30 AM
I'm glad I amuse you ! What I find funny is that you think I have too much and I think you have too little because your collection is always changing.

hahaha I was thinking the same. We both have issues huh :D
I feel I am never satisfied :naughty

Jaycepticon
03-09-2010, 02:25 PM
What a weird photo of Boba Fett! His chest armor looks like it's one big piece instead of divided, his knee armor is on upside down, and instead of the ankle ties (the spats didn't show up until ROTJ) the pants are rolled!

- J

I assumed he was just leaning forward, hence his armor, but I guess they rushed the knee pads and forgot the spat

canofhumdingers
03-11-2010, 08:42 AM
I'm thinking about modding my sideshow vader's dome but I'm not sure what to do. I don't want to permanently alter the original dome. The Hasbro mod looks ok, but while the size is better, the internal dimensions/proportions are still way off (the "flared" part is too short & the "dome/helmet" part too long).

Sooo, I was wondering if anyone's tried usingthis? (http://www.diamondselecttoys.com/store/image.asp?ItemNo=74307&ImageNo=001) I saw it in a comic book shop the other day & took some rough measurements. It's REALLY close to the right size. But without seeing them side by side I'm not sure. If anything, I'm afraid this dome might be a little too big.

If the roto bank IS too big, has anyone found any other helmets that work? I saw someone posted a japanese candy container that might be perfect, but again, I don't know if it's the right size...

Commtech
03-11-2010, 08:55 AM
I'm thinking about modding my sideshow vader's dome but I'm not sure what to do. I don't want to permanently alter the original dome. The Hasbro mod looks ok, but while the size is better, the internal dimensions/proportions are still way off (the "flared" part is too short & the "dome/helmet" part too long).

Sooo, I was wondering if anyone's tried usingthis? (http://www.diamondselecttoys.com/store/image.asp?ItemNo=74307&ImageNo=001) I saw it in a comic book shop the other day & took some rough measurements. It's REALLY close to the right size. But without seeing them side by side I'm not sure. If anything, I'm afraid this dome might be a little too big.

If the roto bank IS too big, has anyone found any other helmets that work? I saw someone posted a japanese candy container that might be perfect, but again, I don't know if it's the right size...


I have an original, unmodified, Sideshow Dome for sale: http://www.sideshowcollectors.com/forums/showthread.php?t=73243. Nothing has been cut or flared on it. I just took it off a helmet and put it away. You can modify this one and that way you don't have to permanently alter the one that originally came with your Vader and have the 2 options.

Darthrazz
03-11-2010, 09:08 AM
So .....after all this time I noticed that my Exclusive vader is missing his Silver tusk! Should I contact Sideshow? Would have to send back the whole figure. Ughhhh

MaulFan
03-11-2010, 09:10 AM
So .....after all this time I noticed that my Exclusive vader is missing his Silver tusk! Should I contact Sideshow? Would have to send back the whole figure. Ughhhh

You mean the left tusk is broken off on your Vader?

canofhumdingers
03-11-2010, 09:15 AM
@ Commtech

I want to buy your sideshow vader dome! I apparently have to get my post count up to five before i can pm you though.

Darthrazz
03-11-2010, 09:16 AM
I never really took him out of the box, it's just missing.

the dude person
03-11-2010, 10:06 AM
I'm thinking about modding my sideshow vader's dome but I'm not sure what to do. I don't want to permanently alter the original dome. The Hasbro mod looks ok, but while the size is better, the internal dimensions/proportions are still way off (the "flared" part is too short & the "dome/helmet" part too long).

Sooo, I was wondering if anyone's tried usingthis? (http://www.diamondselecttoys.com/store/image.asp?ItemNo=74307&ImageNo=001) I saw it in a comic book shop the other day & took some rough measurements. It's REALLY close to the right size. But without seeing them side by side I'm not sure. If anything, I'm afraid this dome might be a little too big.

If the roto bank IS too big, has anyone found any other helmets that work? I saw someone posted a japanese candy container that might be perfect, but again, I don't know if it's the right size...

I believe I may have the thing you're talking about... is it like a bust that's hinged at the bottom to allow a lolly-pop to fit inside the head?

I was thinking of doing a custom vader with it.. :D

canofhumdingers
03-11-2010, 11:08 AM
No, it's a chewing gum container.

http://www.heart-ltd.jp/list/toy/chara_toy_51107.html

MaulFan
03-20-2010, 10:49 PM
http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/EP4/74.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/EP4/75.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/EP4/76.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/EP4/77.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/EP4/78.jpg

SSC EX Hunter
03-21-2010, 02:20 PM
Hey maulfan, is that Sideshow's vader unmodded? Because if that's Vader in his normal state then that sculpt is friggin awesome!:maul:emperor:chew

MaulFan
03-21-2010, 03:09 PM
Yes, my Vader is 100% Sideshow production condition, not modifications or tweaks of any kind other than futzing with clothes and neck positions for ideal look.

SSC EX Hunter
03-22-2010, 04:26 PM
You see people? It's pic like these that show how wonderful the sideshow headsculpt can be without touching it!Maulfan once again these pics are awesome

Wor-Gar
03-22-2010, 04:42 PM
http://www.bigbaddaddyvader.com/dark_vador-leia.jpg

Helmet is flat on top (unlike Hasbros). And the widow's peak does sit off the nose (unlike SS). Hasbro dome has its pluses but its still not quite there either.

Darth_IMPoor
03-22-2010, 04:49 PM
Wow Maulfan. Those pics are terrific! Whouda thunk it? When Vader joins my ranks, he'll be left alone now.

joda76
03-22-2010, 06:50 PM
They are nice pics but it is still off no matter how you look at it. It is nice just not accurate.

jkno
03-23-2010, 02:47 AM
I like all the above lateral/profile shots, excepting the last one taken from the front, there you see clearly the helmet is not accurate.

canofhumdingers
03-23-2010, 06:26 PM
I finally modded mine. I picked up a spare sideshow dome off another member here (THANKS!) so that I wouldn't risk destroying mine beyond repair.

Before
http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/5347/sany4267.jpg
http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/844/sany4286.jpg
http://img251.imageshack.us/img251/583/sany4287.jpg

After
http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/5773/sany4734.jpg
http://img63.imageshack.us/img63/1476/sany4735.jpg
http://img251.imageshack.us/img251/6803/sany4742.jpg
http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/4538/sany4748.jpg
http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/492/sany4750.jpg
http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/3027/sany4757.jpg

DarthRamuk
03-23-2010, 08:21 PM
Hi there,

My humble apologies for posting here but I missed out on getting this figure. Anyone is planning to selling their figure or is there any sites still selling this figure?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Have a nice day!

P. S. I am in Singapore.

Cocoboloboy
03-28-2010, 06:06 PM
Moved my Imps and Rebel troops to below Vader and printed up some movie stills at backdrops.

http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/3851/img4673y.jpg (http://img718.imageshack.us/i/img4673y.jpg/)

jediknight120
03-28-2010, 06:10 PM
MF stop that. Your pics are making me really want this guy.

And that's a sweet setup Coco.

OSCORP
03-28-2010, 07:10 PM
Get em! Amazon finally has em back in stock. For a decent price.
<a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002GPGTBQ?ie=UTF8&tag=sideshofrea07-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B002GPGTBQ">Sideshow Collectibles Star Wars Deluxe 12 Inch Action Figure Darth Vader</a><img src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=sideshofrea07-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B002GPGTBQ" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" />

Cocoboloboy
03-28-2010, 08:08 PM
Yeah, don't pass on this one jediknight. He's a very nice figure.

Vonhahn
03-28-2010, 08:29 PM
Moved my Imps and Rebel troops to below Vader and printed up some movie stills at backdrops.

http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/3851/img4673y.jpg (http://img718.imageshack.us/i/img4673y.jpg/)

That is an awsome display. Very nicley done. Don't listen to all the nay sayers....Sideshow Vader is one of the nicest you will get your hands on....

clarenced
03-28-2010, 09:33 PM
Hi there,

My humble apologies for posting here but I missed out on getting this figure. Anyone is planning to selling their figure or is there any sites still selling this figure?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Have a nice day!

P. S. I am in Singapore.

Think simply toys still has a couple in stock. some are on consignment, others arein-store stock. got my ex. at 275.

Commtech
03-28-2010, 11:15 PM
Hi there,

My humble apologies for posting here but I missed out on getting this figure. Anyone is planning to selling their figure or is there any sites still selling this figure?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Have a nice day!

P. S. I am in Singapore.

You should also try posting a Want To Buy thread on the WTB section.

Mookeylama
03-28-2010, 11:17 PM
thinking of getting Vader. i think he's too tall tho. anyone switch bodies? and to which bod? thanks

OSCORP
03-28-2010, 11:21 PM
Get em! Amazon finally has em back in stock. For a decent price.
Sideshow Collectibles Star Wars Deluxe 12 Inch Action Figure Darth Vader (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002GPGTBQ?ie=UTF8&tag=sideshofrea07-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B002GPGTBQ)http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=sideshofrea07-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B002GPGTBQ


thinking of getting Vader. i think he's too tall tho. anyone switch bodies? and to which bod? thanks


Don't think. DO! ^

His scale is not gonna bug you.

CyberVillain
03-29-2010, 12:17 AM
thinking of getting Vader. i think he's too tall tho. anyone switch bodies? and to which bod? thanks

I bothered when I first got him. But now i just like him. In fact he is one of my favourites, and the only one my mother approves of. (Everytime when she's at my place she says something about that I should keep him and get rid of all the others :lol)

Darth Mitchell
03-29-2010, 08:51 AM
Everytime when she's at my place she says something about that I should keep him and get rid of all the others :lol

Sounds familiar :lol But the only thing that's differend is that I still live with my parents (I'm 17 before some of you guys are thinking other things :rolleyes:) and she alway's say's that it is a waste of my money and I could better spend it on my drivers license :o.
My Father on the other hand thinks my collection is great :D

And about Vader and his height... He shure is 1 inch to tall, but it's not that bad. He looks great next to Piett, Stormie and Praji :D

Nitro
03-30-2010, 05:42 AM
Can't wait to get this in tomorrow...

CyberVillain
03-30-2010, 05:45 AM
Sounds familiar :lol But the only thing that's differend is that I still live with my parents (I'm 17 before some of you guys are thinking other things :rolleyes:) and she alway's say's that it is a waste of my money and I could better spend it on my drivers license :o.
My Father on the other hand thinks my collection is great :D


Luckily these things weren't around when I was 17 :lol

Atleast not in the quality that would have caught my eye...

RJMacReady16
03-30-2010, 01:08 PM
thinking of getting Vader. i think he's too tall tho. anyone switch bodies? and to which bod? thanks

His scale bugged the hell from me, and I eventually sold him. He looks awesome as long as he's not posed next to other SS figures...but then it's kinda pointless.

A body switch won't entirely solve the problem either. Everything on him is out of scale.

Great looking figure, but I'm waiting on version 2.

jkno
03-31-2010, 12:11 AM
Great looking figure, but I'm waiting on version 2.

Not sure if version 2 will be in better scale with other figures. But hopefully will have a better helmet.:rolleyes:

Customikey
03-31-2010, 03:14 AM
He's a beautiful figure, and the scale does not bother me at all!

As to switching out bodies, I wonder if a HT Pred would work...

Vonhahn
03-31-2010, 05:32 AM
He's a beautiful figure, and the scale does not bother me at all!

As to switching out bodies, I wonder if a HT Pred would work...

I just watched the original Star Wars and Vader is either perfectly in scale, or not depending on which scene you are talking about. In his first entry scene, the other stormtroopers come right up to his shoulder, as does sideshows. When Leia pushes up against him ()when Tarkin is yelling at her) she comes up to hit mid chest like Sideshow's does. However there are Tarkin/vader side by side scenes that put tarkin just a smidge shorter then vader and I know Peter Cushing wasn't quite that tall. They did shots like that to get both characters in the same frame. I would say get him because he is awesome!

Mookeylama
03-31-2010, 12:20 PM
His scale bugged the hell from me, and I eventually sold him. He looks awesome as long as he's not posed next to other SS figures...but then it's kinda pointless.

A body switch won't entirely solve the problem either. Everything on him is out of scale.

Great looking figure, but I'm waiting on version 2.

yeah unfortunately the hell outta me too. still considering tho. kinda like the idea of switching to an HT Pred bod

pixletwin
03-31-2010, 12:22 PM
What the crap was I thinking when I sold mine? :crying

MaulFan
03-31-2010, 12:24 PM
What the crap was I thinking when I sold mine? :crying

You sold this figure? How come?

pixletwin
03-31-2010, 12:31 PM
Needed the money. :(

MaulFan
03-31-2010, 12:34 PM
I'm sorry, at least the upside is, he surely won't be the last Vader from them, and future ones could be even better.

pixletwin
03-31-2010, 01:23 PM
That's what I keep telling myself. :lol

EVILFACE
03-31-2010, 01:27 PM
Will sell mine when the ESB version rolls around!

FLOSI
03-31-2010, 01:31 PM
I just watched the original Star Wars and Vader is either perfectly in scale, or not depending on which scene you are talking about. In his first entry scene, the other stormtroopers come right up to his shoulder, as does sideshows. When Leia pushes up against him ()when Tarkin is yelling at her) she comes up to hit mid chest like Sideshow's does. However there are Tarkin/vader side by side scenes that put tarkin just a smidge shorter then vader and I know Peter Cushing wasn't quite that tall. They did shots like that to get both characters in the same frame. I would say get him because he is awesome!

Quite a few months ago someone posted pics of Vader in ANH showing the differences in his height from scene to scene, just as you just said. I guess what matters most is what individual collectors want. Personally, I have barely touched the figure and have no issue with the height. I've considered a helmet mod but aside from that I think he's perfect.... This is my grail.


Will sell mine when the ESB version rolls around!

I can see having all three... No need for ROTS version, though.



NOOOOOOO!

jkno
03-31-2010, 01:51 PM
I can see having all three... No need for ROTS version, though.



NOOOOOOO!


PT Anakin/Vader: Ypeeee!!!/NOOOOO!!! :banghead