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King Darkness
06-10-2009, 04:08 PM
I'd say good... Praji is on the Buck :rock :rock :rock

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/21.jpg

Thnx GB. I didnt know he was on a buck, thought he was pro. Size is great then!!

:rock :rock :rock :rock :rock

Damn, seeing Seans pix are gonna make the wait for Vader even worse :lol

galactiboy
06-10-2009, 04:11 PM
Thnx GB. I didnt know he was on a buck, thought he was pro. Size is great then!!

Wait, my mistake... he is on the buck, but I just stuck him next to Han and Luke and he's actually the same height as Luke. So I'm guessing the short male body, not the regular.

Never noticed that before.

King Darkness
06-10-2009, 04:13 PM
Wait, my mistake... he is on the buck, but I just stuck him next to Han and Luke and he's actually the same height as Luke. So I'm guessing the short male body, not the regular.

Never noticed that before.

So thats about how he will look next to Luke, seems about perfect in size :rock

galactiboy
06-10-2009, 04:17 PM
Yep, have to agree... Luke will look great facing off against Vader :rock

The Ringer
06-10-2009, 04:20 PM
Your magnum opus Sean!

Congrats! :duff

Darth Snoopy
06-10-2009, 04:25 PM
WOW! He's so frick'n BIG,Vader looks AWESOME! Outstanding pics, Congrats Maulfan!

I can't wait to receive mine. :banana

silentman116
06-10-2009, 04:31 PM
:google This figure is incredible! It looks to be worth the wait and then some. The scale is fantastic and I can't wait to have him towering over my other Sideshow Star Wars figures.

That said, I have to side with the "dome is too small" crowd. In an effort to satisfy my own curiosity, I did a little Photoshop tweak (widened and lengthened the dome only; the face is untouched) and, while not perfect, I think it really improves on the already awesome sculpt. Hopefully they rework this element for future Vaders.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v208/sithlord116/helmetcompare.jpg

The current helmet dimensions are certainly not a deal breaker. This is easily Sideshow's finest 1:6 figure and will be difficult for them to top!:chew

Kuzeh
06-10-2009, 04:32 PM
Yep, that looks about right...
Maybe the dome can be replaced with an existing kit or something...

Husker75
06-10-2009, 04:35 PM
Amazing! Can't wait to get mine.. thanks for posting all the pics! Congrats on your new sith lord!

pixletwin
06-10-2009, 04:37 PM
Yep, that looks about right...
Maybe the dome can be replaced with an existing kit or something...

Or maybe its possible to stretch it the way a lot of us have been doing with the stormie's chest armor?

Coorectghosting
06-10-2009, 04:38 PM
Looks a bit too tall actually.

minivader
06-10-2009, 04:41 PM
I think the shape and size of the helmet looks more accurate on hurricane's custom. (At least on pictures since I don't have either in hand) but man ssc's vader look freaking huge.

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d93/hurricane1002/DSCF1225.jpg

grinningsmile
06-10-2009, 04:43 PM
oh i'm all giddy with excitement over this figure, i have to ask maulfan, if there's any chance of you taking some pics with vader facing off against old ben? i'd love to see the scale between the two of them, also i just know you'll do a fantastic job photographing them too. sorry to be so demanding lol

FLOSI
06-10-2009, 04:44 PM
Or maybe its possible to stretch it the way a lot of us have been doing with the stormie's chest armor?

That's what I was thinking too. Perhaps a little hot water to open up the side helmet flaps just a touch.... Vader is going to be a real star in a lot of folks collections. He gets four out of four dancing Chewies: :chew:chew:chew:chew

thenammagazine
06-10-2009, 04:44 PM
I think the shape and size of the helmet looks more accurate on hurricane's custom. (At least on pictures since I don't have either in hand) but man ssc's vader look freaking huge.

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d93/hurricane1002/DSCF1225.jpg

So does Hurricane's. Praji and the Stormies are standing higher. Put them down to level and it's about the same.

Kuzeh
06-10-2009, 04:44 PM
Or maybe its possible to stretch it the way a lot of us have been doing with the stormie's chest armor?

For the flaps maybe, but the dome itself is still a bit small IMO...
I usually don't nitpick... but Vader is my favorite character so... I don't know...
it looks a bit off... but I'll wait until I have mine in hand!!

I just wish it looked more like this:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v382/kuzeh/2129_press02-001.jpg

QuiGonFishing
06-10-2009, 04:50 PM
I think what is throwing the likeness off is that the dome is sitting straight, it was usually seen at an angle during ANH like so...

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b32/paulcarson/vadermakerhelmet2.jpg

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b32/paulcarson/vadermakerhelmet.jpg

Its a small mod I will more than likely be doing to mine.

Sweet Jeezus! What helmet is that, what scale is it, and where can I get one Today!

Spartan Rex
06-10-2009, 04:52 PM
:google This figure is incredible! It looks to be worth the wait and then some. The scale is fantastic and I can't wait to have him towering over my other Sideshow Star Wars figures.

That said, I have to side with the "dome is too small" crowd. In an effort to satisfy my own curiosity, I did a little Photoshop tweak (widened and lengthened the dome only; the face is untouched) and, while not perfect, I think it really improves on the already awesome sculpt. Hopefully they rework this element for future Vaders.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v208/sithlord116/helmetcompare.jpg

The current helmet dimensions are certainly not a deal breaker. This is easily Sideshow's finest 1:6 figure and will be difficult for them to top!:chew

Yup.
Have to agree.
Everything else looks fine but hopefully SS will revisit the character down the road.

FQRizzo
06-10-2009, 04:54 PM
Looks a bit too tall actually.

http://images.google.com/url?source=imgres&ct=tbn&q=http://www.galacticbinder.com/images/vaderfirst1.jpg&usg=AFQjCNHH9rjwSBrfERAazS8oFae6LQcSqQ
http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/21.jpg

Nope, it's pretty close.

Valfar
06-10-2009, 04:56 PM
OuiGon, that ANH Vader looks like a custom 1:1 scale helmet and looks very screen accurate at that...notice the widows peak at the brow area.

MicroJow
06-10-2009, 05:04 PM
Damn damn damn... I really hoped they were going to fix that helmet 'cause I've been saying ever since Comic Con last year that the dome was off.

ANH Vader is supposed to look a bit grimy, matte paint... like this:

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d93/hurricane1002/DSC00990.jpg

It's very rare I nitpick a Sideshow figure 'cause sometimes the way they turn out is just the nature of the beast, but as this is my most anticipated, I guess I got my expectations up too high.

Kuzeh
06-10-2009, 05:08 PM
It's very rare I nitpick a Sideshow figure 'cause sometimes the way they turn out is just the nature of the beast, but as this is my most anticipated, I guess I got my expectations up too high.

I'm on the same boat...
The more I look at the pics... the more noticeable it becomes...
crap... I'm becoming the very thing I hate the most!!! :horror
http://cache.gawker.com/assets/resources/2007/07/nitpicking.jpeg

FQRizzo
06-10-2009, 05:10 PM
Damn damn damn... I really hoped they were going to fix that helmet 'cause I've been saying ever since Comic Con last year that the dome was off.

ANH Vader is supposed to look a bit grimy, matte paint... like this:



It's very rare I nitpick a Sideshow figure 'cause sometimes the way they turn out is just the nature of the beast, but as this is my most anticipated, I guess I got my expectations up too high.


I'm on the same boat...
The more I look at the pics... the more noticeable it becomes...
crap... I'm becoming the very thing I hate the most!!! :horror


http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o127/PASE_paintball/14copy.jpg

:monkey3

MicroJow
06-10-2009, 05:12 PM
Yeah, I hear ya. I stopped going to the Stormtrooper thread because of all the complaints about the chest armor being too wide. So you have to stick it in some boiling water and bend it a bit to get the perfect shape. Big deal. Just do it and move on - the rest of the figure is pretty damn impressive. With Vader's dome, there probably isn't much we can do to widen it.

But on the bright side, the stitching looks fine and the height is awesome!

- J

IrishJedi
06-10-2009, 05:13 PM
I sense another LFL screw job on the dome.

abake
06-10-2009, 05:14 PM
The matte effect doesn't worry me, the fact that the head is one solid piece does... very hard to fix the size that way.

pixletwin
06-10-2009, 05:16 PM
Who said the head was one solid piece?

MaulFan
06-10-2009, 05:16 PM
I sense another LFL screw job on the dome.

How so, the widow's peak I know is and LFL thing, but what else would they chime in on?

More images to come guys, had to have some dinner and take a pause.

Valfar
06-10-2009, 05:17 PM
They must had used various domes with different finnishes on them..hell even the dome worn in his Tie Fighter looks to have no widows peak at all and a matte finish.

shine
http://www.jedi1.net/jedi1.net/images/1600/ANH-Darth_Vader-04007-1600.jpg
glossy
http://web.ukonline.co.uk/bingo275/2007/ANH_HD_vader03.jpg
Matte finnish and no widows peak
http://web.ukonline.co.uk/bingo275/2007/ANH_HD_vader06.jpg

thenammagazine
06-10-2009, 05:19 PM
The matte effect doesn't worry me, the fact that the head is one solid piece does... very hard to fix the size that way.

I don't think it is. I bet it's a couple of pieces if not a few, like the Stormtrooper. MaulFan just doesn't feel like exploring that aspect with his Production Sample and I can't say I blame him. Once he gets into our hands, we'll know for sure.

IrishJedi
06-10-2009, 05:20 PM
How so, the widow's peak I know is and LFL thing, but what else would they chime in on?

Well, someone decided to make the dome smaller for some reason. The ANH dome was always slightly bigger and more flared-out. And the dome has apparently changed from the prototype.

pixletwin
06-10-2009, 05:20 PM
Weirdness. Before I started collecting Sideshow I had no idea there were so many costuming subtleties.. even within the same movie.

MaulFan
06-10-2009, 05:21 PM
I don't think it is. I bet it's a couple of pieces if not a few, like the Stormtrooper. MaulFan just doesn't feel like exploring that aspect with his Production Sample and I can't say I blame him. Once he gets into our hands, we'll know for sure.

I'm sure it's several pieces glued together, there's a seam along the neck. I would say Pixletwin's the one to consult about disassembling the Vader dome, whatever he did to get the Stormtrooper helmet apart can likely be used for Vader as well.

abake
06-10-2009, 05:21 PM
I don't think it is. I bet it's a couple of pieces if not a few, like the Stormtrooper. MaulFan just doesn't feel like exploring that aspect with his Production Sample and I can't say I blame him. Once he gets into our hands, we'll know for sure.

You're right, one solid piece doesn't really make any sense.
Hopefully it'll be easu to customise...

MaulFan
06-10-2009, 05:23 PM
Well, someone decided to make the dome smaller for some reason. The ANH dome was always slightly bigger and more flared-out. And the dome has apparently changed from the prototype.

I can only go by photos from SDCC and Sideshow's sight, but as far as I can tell, the dome didn't change from the prototype at all.

As for the size, it's not perfect, but it's flaws are also applicable to the other 3 films as well.


Weirdness. Before I started collecting Sideshow I had no idea there were so many costuming subtleties.. even within the same movie.

Well, espeically A New Hope, they didn't have top notch resources, I think that's why Vader got such and upgrade in ESB, I think that's what Lucas wanted but under circumstances couldn't achieve it on ANH.

Darth Madden
06-10-2009, 05:24 PM
Looks pretty dang sweet to me... I can't wait.

IrishJedi
06-10-2009, 05:25 PM
I just don't recall the dome looking undersized at all at SDCC. And wasn't there more of a widows' peak?

Valfar
06-10-2009, 05:28 PM
I will not be messing with the helmet when i get this, i mean hell its not Stormtrooper bad atleast.

galactiboy
06-10-2009, 05:30 PM
Dome size seems different from picture to picture... in most of the close up shots it looks good to me. Well, at least the over all size of the head, maybe you're referring to a specific part?

IrishJedi
06-10-2009, 05:32 PM
Dome size seems different from picture to picture... in most of the close up shots it looks good to me. Well, at least the over all size of the head, maybe you're referring to a specific part?

The bottom of the dome should be longer and flare-out more. But it's certainly not a deal-breaker and overall this is an outstanding figure... especially for $120.

MaulFan
06-10-2009, 05:33 PM
Is that last hand the one you used with Antilles?

Sorry, lost this question in the mix, yes, this is the hand for the Antilles shots.

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/RH1.jpg

MaulFan
06-10-2009, 05:37 PM
Write up posted in the other Vader thread.

http://sideshowcollectors.com/forums/showthread.php?t=34181&page=372

JacktheRipper
06-10-2009, 05:44 PM
valfar posted this pic and the helmet has been bugging me since seeing it. You can see that the helmet extends pretty far down. The figure looks like it got a haircut.
http://i39.tinypic.com/2d8hocx.jpg

MaulFan
06-10-2009, 05:48 PM
It's actually the lack of slant from a profile. The ends of the flare end at the same point as the photo posted above, but from a profile the helmet runs straight back from that point, on the ANH helm it slants towards the back and creates a bigger silhouette.

JacktheRipper
06-10-2009, 06:06 PM
It's actually the lack of slant from a profile. The ends of the flare end at the same point as the photo posted above, but from a profile the helmet runs straight back from that point, on the ANH helm it slants towards the back and creates a bigger silhouette.

sorry maul, but huh?:o

MaulFan
06-10-2009, 06:11 PM
http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/DV.jpg

The red line matches up pretty well on the SSC figure, what sets it apart is the path of the green line, on the figure, that part of the helmet basically runs straight over from one end of the red to the other, but in the film, there's a crescent look because if you looked at the hemet from the side, it angles back like this image.

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b32/paulcarson/vadermakerhelmet2.jpg

See how it is on the figure.

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/MS.jpg

Figure dome's about 90% there. If it were adjusted to the rim where the widow's peak is were a littler off from the mask, it'd slant backward like the photo PaulCarson posted.

JacktheRipper
06-10-2009, 06:22 PM
I see now what you mean about the profile slant or lack there of. Thanks for helping out a visual learner.:vader

Dally
06-10-2009, 06:35 PM
I'm so glad that the production piece turned out perfect! Can't wait to get this one! :rock

D'oh!
06-10-2009, 06:36 PM
As stated many, many times: GREAT photos! Thanks for taking the time.

Yeah, the helmet looks "off" at some angles but the profile is spot on. Either way, I'm really looking forward to getting mine.

jedibear
06-10-2009, 07:00 PM
The figure looks fantastic...and Sean is doing it terrific justise with his work...great job, sir...

jedibear
06-10-2009, 07:06 PM
The bottom of the dome should be longer and flare-out more. But it's certainly not a deal-breaker and overall this is an outstanding figure... especially for $120.

Woo-boy....first that doggone cod piece was too small on the Trooper...now the dome is too small and doesn't flare out enough on Vader?

Man, Freud would be having a field day with this stuff.... :rotfl

Darth Snoopy
06-10-2009, 07:09 PM
There's only one thng I don't like....

































I have to wait to get mine. :monkey2 :D

Matt S
06-10-2009, 07:27 PM
Fantastic figure. Fantastic Pics......dome does look small to me as well, but overall, fantastic. Not sure why SS doesnt catch easy fixes like this, though?

DarthNeil
06-10-2009, 07:29 PM
Weirdness. Before I started collecting Sideshow I had no idea there were so many costuming subtleties.. even within the same movie.

Or cared... :rotfl

Great job Sean--- 31 pages already... A new record?

cerealkeller
06-10-2009, 08:05 PM
I wonder if Sideshow will be using images like this to use on their site? I would if I were them. Their photographers could learn a thing or a thousand from Maulfan.

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/17.jpg

MaulFan
06-10-2009, 08:13 PM
http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/29.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/30.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/31.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/32.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/33.jpg

Customikey
06-10-2009, 08:16 PM
He's beautiful MaulFan! Thank you for sharing your pleasure in him with us.

LOTRFan
06-10-2009, 08:16 PM
I think I'll keep mine based on what I see so far, but the dome shouldn't be so narrow.

May just be one of the very few 1/6 scale figs I ever own. :vader

galactiboy
06-10-2009, 08:19 PM
Man, it was a long wait... but really looks like it was worth it :rock

RICEaRONI
06-10-2009, 08:22 PM
right when I wanna get out of the 1/6th game they suck me back in

Khev
06-10-2009, 08:31 PM
http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/17.jpg

The 12 inch Star Wars line has finally arrived. Well done Sideshow.

MaulFan
06-10-2009, 08:34 PM
http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/23.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/24.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/25.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/26.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/27.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/28.jpg

RICEaRONI
06-10-2009, 08:40 PM
"...The circle is now complete. When I left you I was but the learner. Now I am the master."

I dont know if I can wait too much longer for this now

Mortar Conn
06-10-2009, 09:03 PM
MaulFan delivers!!! Great review and pics. Appreciate the time you took to do that.

I can see what people are saying about the dome, but man VADER looks killer. And if I learned anything recently about SSC SW figs — the pics often don't do them justice.

The wait is going to kill us all ...

Valfar
06-10-2009, 09:09 PM
We got to see a pic of Vader owning Old Ben, having Vader stomping out Kenobi's robe with saber hilt on top. :lol

barryo
06-10-2009, 09:10 PM
http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/28.jpg

:monkey2...........awesome

Amanaman
06-10-2009, 09:28 PM
:monkey2...........awesome
:lecture

So awesome, I'm going to cry. :monkey2

It took three years though.

DarthTrafford
06-10-2009, 10:15 PM
Sean those :vader pics are AMAZING!
Congrats once again on winning him!
I can see why you won these pics are making me:drool
:chew

Puay
06-10-2009, 10:53 PM
http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/12.jpg

Real thankful that MF won the contest. This is my favorite piece.:)

SwedishHeat
06-10-2009, 10:55 PM
http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/28.jpg

Haha. "You are beaten, it is useless to resist"

So awesome being able to replicate classic poses.

tylerdurden
06-11-2009, 12:36 AM
http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/29.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/30.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/31.jpg

holy crap! vader looks like... vader!!

the dome does look a bit short but i think it's a lot to do with the angle, as maulfan's explanation (and these pics) prove. beyond that tiny issue, he is pretty much perfect to me... tho working lights would've been nice.

boy oh boy i'm so glad i preordered him. and to think i was less than enthusiastic abt a sideshow 1/6th figure. correct me if i'm wrong guys, but looks like this is their best work ever!

:chew

DeadLeaves
06-11-2009, 03:50 AM
WOW!

Great Figure! Great Pics! Great thread!

I'll agree the head does look a bit small at certain angles - but my care factor is less than zero. Really glad my WL order converted. Thanks for sharing.

Glennfett
06-11-2009, 04:38 AM
OMFG!!!!!!




thats all i have to say...

Hewer
06-11-2009, 04:51 AM
WOW..... Now I can't wait to get mine

hoodonit00
06-11-2009, 05:27 AM
Great minds ;)

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/MS.jpg

And no Photoshop tricks, the size difference IS that significant.
Holy crap, I don't even collect Star Wars and I can't believe the size difference between the two.

Valfar
06-11-2009, 05:31 AM
Can we get pics of Medicom Vader and SS Vader side by side with the legs exposed?.

shockwave
06-11-2009, 05:38 AM
Has anyone compared SS Vader figure w/the Sideshow Collectables 1/4 Scale Darth Vader Statue. Yeah the helmet is small but I was just curious. I still LOVE Maulfan's pics and I am looking forward to this SW gem. :D

Sorry I don't have a pic of the 1/4 scale statue. :sick

jkno
06-11-2009, 06:34 AM
AWESOMENESS! :rock

Wor-Gar
06-11-2009, 08:08 AM
Well I'm late to the party....

THANKS Maulfan for posting the review and all the great pictures of your super-OOAK Vader!

Overall, I think he looks terrific. And I imagine, as always, in hand and at scale it looks even better.

My only gripe is the same as everyone else's -- the dome looks a bit small and doesn't taper far enough down in back. It looks more like the ESB dome than the ANH dome. If this was a loose helmet, you could adjust it, but since it's fixed we're all kind of stuck. I'm sure many are getting their dremels ready. :)

But again, overall, amazing Vader! Can't wait for mine.

galactiboy
06-11-2009, 08:18 AM
Not saying this in a snarky way... but I am happy I'm not aware of some of these helmet issues. I know a bit (mostly from this board) but when I see these images (except for a few were the angle made his head look small) I'm not seeing any issues.

Blissfully ignorant :angelsmil

For instance this looks great to me... no issues at all:

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/29.jpg

abake
06-11-2009, 08:28 AM
The more pics I see, the better it looks.
Fan-freaking-tastic!

pixletwin
06-11-2009, 08:32 AM
It seems to me the resale value of Bespin Luke will go up based on this pic:

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/27.jpg

I can't believe how cool it all looks. :cool: :rock

I would like to add my voice to a side by side comparison of the Medi/SS Vaders. Also, i you have one, I would like to see a size contrast with the Hasbro Vader. :date

MaulFan
06-11-2009, 08:45 AM
I have the 1995 original Hasbro Vader, the 1997 "update" :lol, and Medi ROTJ Vader, can do on all accounts.

Lordscum
06-11-2009, 08:51 AM
I have the 1995 original Hasbro Vader, the 1997 "update" :lol, and Medi ROTJ Vader, can do on all accounts.

Can you do some pics of SS Vader wheeling the Hasbro and Medicom Vaders out too the Trash ?? :lol

MaulFan
06-11-2009, 08:51 AM
http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/34.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/35.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/36.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/37.jpg

pixletwin
06-11-2009, 08:53 AM
Awesome Sean. :rock :rock

cerealkeller
06-11-2009, 08:57 AM
ANH Vader vs. ANH Kenobi!!!! :maul

I'm sure your going to do this, just excited to see them :D

Kuzeh
06-11-2009, 08:58 AM
Sweet!! New pics!!!
Thanks!! :rock!!

Seeing those pics with the photoshopped lightsabers, makes me wish even more these would lit...
as well as the chest box :monkey2

pixletwin
06-11-2009, 08:59 AM
ANH Vader vs. ANH Kenobi!!!! :maul

I'm sure your going to do this, just excited to see them :D

Ummm.. he already did them... :lol

barryo
06-11-2009, 09:01 AM
has hurricane chimed in on this yet? curious to know what his thoughts are...:confused:

pixletwin
06-11-2009, 09:04 AM
He already did in his Vaderville thread. Basically said that he has the same issues as most people but he thinks its great and has a loit of "possibilities". :D

barryo
06-11-2009, 09:06 AM
thanks pix..........gonna check his thread, havent been to vaderville in a while.......need to see how the mayor's doing...:D

Natrix
06-11-2009, 09:21 AM
Any chance for some pics with the SS Anakin?

katkuru
06-11-2009, 09:31 AM
MaulFan, Thanks for the incredible pics! The figure looks awesome! Any chance of seeing him striped down, showing the body?

Natrix
06-11-2009, 09:33 AM
MaulFan, Thanks for the incredible pics! The figure looks awesome! Any chance of seeing him striped down, showing the body?

He already said he wasn't going to attempt that with his pre-production figure.

fantasymaker
06-11-2009, 09:54 AM
Yeahhhh nice and congrats for the contest sean !!!!!!!!!!!! :naughty:naughty

wookster
06-11-2009, 10:08 AM
He looks great, well done Shaun, outstanding pics of what looks like a figure that could redefine how Sideshow stand in the 1/6th world (s'bout bleedin time!).
Sorry to ask if this has been asked/answered before, but are the lenses opaque perspex inserted from behind or just painted?

Cheers for all the great photos again.

karamazov80
06-11-2009, 10:10 AM
Damn you, Maulfan. I wasn't going to get this guy, but those pics look so damn great. Gotta leave now to go sell some blood or something. :(

Shai
06-11-2009, 10:10 AM
One of Sidehow's best this year for sure.You can tell they put a lot of efforts in their Vader.

MaulFan
06-11-2009, 10:10 AM
The lenses are painted.

As far as I can see, the head consists of 3 pieces, 2 halves to the mask and then the dome.

cerealkeller
06-11-2009, 10:18 AM
Ummm.. he already did them... :lol

Whoops, can't keep up! He's a photo taking machine.

Darth Waller
06-11-2009, 10:22 AM
Not saying this in a snarky way... but I am happy I'm not aware of some of these helmet issues. I know a bit (mostly from this board) but when I see these images (except for a few were the angle made his head look small) I'm not seeing any issues.

Blissfully ignorant :angelsmil

I'm the same way and thankful for it. :o

paulcarson
06-11-2009, 11:12 AM
They must had used various domes with different finnishes on them..hell even the dome worn in his Tie Fighter looks to have no widows peak at all and a matte finish.

shine
http://www.jedi1.net/jedi1.net/images/1600/ANH-Darth_Vader-04007-1600.jpg
glossy
http://web.ukonline.co.uk/bingo275/2007/ANH_HD_vader03.jpg
Matte finnish and no widows peak
http://web.ukonline.co.uk/bingo275/2007/ANH_HD_vader06.jpg


Thats actually the same helmet in those scenes. The Tantive IV scenes were the last to be shot. There is a widows peak on the dome in the Tie fighter sequences, the helmet just sits further back off the face. The finish was more of a satin, with dulling spray having been used to lose the sheen.

MaulFan
06-11-2009, 11:13 AM
http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/38.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/39.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/40.jpg

Billy Ray
06-11-2009, 11:15 AM
I'm in the same boat. I'm not a casual fan by any stretch, but I wasn't really all that aware of the differences in costumes among the films, other than the really obvious ones. The same holds true for the Stormtrooper.

Anyway, I did a little reshearch on this site (http://web.ukonline.co.uk/bingo275/real_vader_props.htm) though and I see what everyone is talking about. I'd say it looks like they nailed the face mask part 100%, but the dome doesn't look exactly like the ANH helmet. It kind of looks more like the ROTS helmet in some shots. I'm sure LFL had some input on this, so that is probably why. Still, it doesn't matter to me in the slightest...Vader looks amazing and I can't wait to get mine!

pixletwin
06-11-2009, 11:17 AM
Thanks Sean.

galactiboy
06-11-2009, 11:19 AM
http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/39.jpg


Damn! Vader is massive :rock :rock :rock

FlyAndFight
06-11-2009, 11:42 AM
The lenses are painted.



Do they provide the appearance of having that dark red color or is it straight black?

If not, then a very thin layer of Tamiya clear red tint may be in order.

shockwave
06-11-2009, 11:42 AM
Is the fig back left the '97 oven mitts Vader from Hasbro...:lol

My God I had all of those..except the true Vader fig in the back...still waiting for his arrival.... :monkey5

The Josh
06-11-2009, 11:45 AM
Vader looks very nice and great shots Sean. Can't wait to get him.

MaulFan
06-11-2009, 11:45 AM
Do they provide the appearance of having that dark red color or is it straight black?

If not, then a very thin layer of Tamiya clear red tint may be in order.

They are painted with the tint.

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/HELM.jpg

Accurracies and all that put aside, the sheer production quality on this figure is amazing, I'd say this thing could rival a Premium Format in the overall look, the finish on the helmet is just amazing, the detailing, the quality of everything is just really well made. Definitely the best made Sideshow figure I own.

Kuzeh
06-11-2009, 11:46 AM
http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/38.jpg


That's a great pic...
But looks like the Dome on SS's is almost the same size as Medi's?? :confused:

pixletwin
06-11-2009, 11:47 AM
Hey Sean I have a couple more requests:

1) Can you get a clear pic of how the chest piece is attached.

2) Can you also get a clear pic of how the head is attached.

Hopefully it is possible to at least get an idea without having to dissemble Vader, since I know you don't want to go there. :lol

MaulFan
06-11-2009, 11:49 AM
I can take a shot of the chest box harness for you, the heat attachment, it's pretty hard to see, I can barely see up enough but I can tell there's a neck running up into the mask, and my guess is, a ball joint at the end like the Stormtroopers. I can feel 2 joints in motion on the head, I can actually slide the head to the side a bit. The only limit on head articulation is the front collar of the mask for forward motion.

FlyAndFight
06-11-2009, 11:50 AM
They are painted with the tint.

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/HELM.jpg

Accurracies and all that put aside, the sheer production quality on this figure is amazing, I'd say this thing could rival a Premium Format in the overall look, the finish on the helmet is just amazing, the detailing, the quality of everything is just really well made. Definitely the best made Sideshow figure I own.

Excellent! I missed this pic. Thanks for the info and congrats on your contest win!! :rock

MaulFan
06-11-2009, 11:50 AM
That's a great pic...
But looks like the Dome on SS's is almost the same size as Medi's?? :confused:

Sideshow's helm is about 125% the size of Medicom's.

MaulFan
06-11-2009, 11:51 AM
Excellent! I missed this pic. Thanks for the info and congrats on your contest win!! :rock

Thank you, and I'm sure it got lost in the mix, it's not a great picture, just shows the red is there and size comparison.

I've said a few times, the red is easily seen in hand, but photos tend to lose it, at least mine because I don't do direct lighting on the face like you get from house lights.

Kuzeh
06-11-2009, 11:53 AM
Maulfan,
I'm sure you're having a blast playing like a little kid with Vader!!!
:rock!!
Thanks for sharing and answering all our questions!

Darthrazz
06-11-2009, 11:53 AM
Ummmm...Sean, can we all take a turn seeing your Vader? :monkey3 You can mail it to me, I'll mail it to Pix on so on until we get ours??? :monkey3:monkey3:monkey3 :lol Seriously, thank you so much for answering all our questions and picture requests. You sir, rock!

pixletwin
06-11-2009, 11:55 AM
Oh one more (:o) could we see Vader's box side by side with Maul's box?

pixletwin
06-11-2009, 11:56 AM
Excellent! I missed this pic. Thanks for the info and congrats on your contest win!! :rock


Thank you, and I'm sure it got lost in the mix, it's not a great picture, just shows the red is there and size comparison.

That picture is actually my desktop wall paper right now. :lol

MaulFan
06-11-2009, 11:56 AM
Well like I said a few posts above, the sheer quality looking at this thing is amazing, I feel more like I'm looking at a high end statue than a figure.

Honestly, this isn't to stir a debate and it's not anti-Medicom propoganda, this figure truly makes the Medicom look like a toy. The realism to the finishes on the helmet, the rigidness of the edges on the mask (something people said of SS Stormies vs. Medi), the look of the colors used on the lights etc. are very realistic on the SSC, Medi's got neon green buttons on his belt, it's just a superb looking figure.

Even if it's not 100% perfect, I say Sideshow has set the new bar for mass produced Vader's to reach.

MaulFan
06-11-2009, 11:57 AM
That picture is actually my desktop wall paper right now. :lol

That's just weird :lol

bloodgear
06-11-2009, 11:57 AM
Would it be possible to see this vader onside with the 78 Vader, since it would be two larger ANH incarnations.

Amazing figure though. I'm glad I've still got my exclusive, was wavering a bit over it.

MaulFan
06-11-2009, 11:58 AM
Oh one more (:o) could we see Vader's box side by side with Maul's box?

Sorry, I got rid of all my SSC figure boxes long ago, with all the large scale items I have from them which need the protection, I had to give up the figure boxes, I'd have like 50 by now if I'd kept them :lol Vader's the only box I'll be keeping because it's part of this special occassion.

MaulFan
06-11-2009, 11:59 AM
Would it be possible to see this vader onside with the 78 Vader, since it would be two larger ANH incarnations.

Sadly, the 1995 Kenner is the oldest I have, I wish I had the Vintage one, saw a few times at conventions but always missing the cape and I wasn't paying what the dealers wanted without all the gear.

paulcarson
06-11-2009, 12:02 PM
I'm not sure if you've taken a shot like this yet Sean, would you be able to take a shot of Vader standing with cinnamon buns Leia please? :)

bloodgear
06-11-2009, 12:03 PM
Sadly, the 1995 Kenner is the oldest I have, I wish I had the Vintage one, saw a few times at conventions but always missing the cape and I wasn't paying what the dealers wanted without all the gear.

That's allright. I still look forward to every pic you put out.

I can see the price of the Medicom dropping due to this. While they are different versions, and still good, the fact SS will put out other Vaders like this is just insane.

MaulFan
06-11-2009, 12:03 PM
I'm not sure if you've taken a shot like this yet Sean, would you be able to take a shot of Vader standing with cinnamon buns Leia please? :)

Sure thing, I am by no means done :lol Just pacing, yesterday felt like a marthon, in a good way, today I want to make it more a brisk jog :lol

MaulFan
06-11-2009, 12:04 PM
I can see the price of the Medicom dropping due to this. While they are different versions, and still good, the fact SS will put out other Vaders like this is just insane.

For retail price, Sideshow's easily feels and looks like a figure of what it costs, hell, it could easily be a $150 like Hot Toys figures, it's that good.

Having this figure in hand, and taking photos, I really, really hope we see Tarkin before the end of 2009, Stormies, Praji, the look nice, but Tarkin would really add to the mix more than the others do.

abake
06-11-2009, 12:05 PM
Great comparison shot of the Vaders MF!
The dome on that Hasbro Vader (on the left) doesn't look half bad in that pic...

And call me a romantic, but Medi-Vader still looks beautiful to me. :peace

Lordscum
06-11-2009, 12:22 PM
Sadly, the 1995 Kenner is the oldest I have, I wish I had the Vintage one, saw a few times at conventions but always missing the cape and I wasn't paying what the dealers wanted without all the gear.

Can you snap a pic of SS Vader taking the Hasbro and Medicom Vaders out to the sidewalk for trash collection??

pixletwin
06-11-2009, 12:25 PM
Can you do some pics of SS Vader wheeling the Hasbro and Medicom Vaders out too the Trash ?? :lol


Can you snap a pic of SS Vader taking the Hasbro and Medicom Vaders out to the sidewalk for trash collection??

You must really want that picture since you keep asking. :lol

pixletwin
06-11-2009, 12:26 PM
The Hasbro Vaders look like mutants compaire to the SS Vader. If I can't give away my Hasbro Vader its going in the trash.

Could you take a picture of that? :monkey3

Lordscum
06-11-2009, 12:27 PM
[QUOTE=MaulFan;1753851]http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/38.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/39.jpg

The Hasbro Vaders look like failed experiments next to the SS Vader. If I can't find a kid to give my Hasbro Vader to , its going in the trash.

Lordscum
06-11-2009, 12:29 PM
Could you take a picture of that? :monkey3

Sure If I can't find a kid to give it too!

paulcarson
06-11-2009, 12:29 PM
Sure thing, I am by no means done :lol Just pacing, yesterday felt like a marthon, in a good way, today I want to make it more a brisk jog :lol

Thanks Sean, I'm looking forward to seeing more ! :)

abake
06-11-2009, 12:30 PM
Lordscum, could you send me the dome? :D

And here's Leia with Vader to see the actual scale.

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s178/abake_2007/Episode_4_Darth_Vader_Points_Leia.jpg

abake
06-11-2009, 12:34 PM
Oh, and here's a pic of the proto of the SST Vader reveal figure:

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s178/abake_2007/varios/2078039689_5dea8797a0.jpg

Lordscum
06-11-2009, 12:35 PM
Lordscum, could you send me the dome? :D

And here's Leia with Vader to see the actual scale.

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s178/abake_2007/Episode_4_Darth_Vader_Points_Leia.jpg

Maybe , I need to see if one of my nephews wants it first. They always get the Star Wars stuff that I no longer want plus its save me $$ on buying them gifts! :naughty

abake
06-11-2009, 12:39 PM
Maybe , I need to see if one of my nephews wants it first. They always get the Star Wars stuff that I no longer want plus its save me $$ on buying them gifts! :naughty

Wise man indeed! :lol

paulcarson
06-11-2009, 01:15 PM
And here's Leia with Vader to see the actual scale.

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s178/abake_2007/Episode_4_Darth_Vader_Points_Leia.jpg

Going by what we've already seen and that picture I forsee Leia being a lot shorter than she is in that picture.

Darthrazz
06-11-2009, 01:20 PM
Going by what we've already seen and that picture I forsee Leia being a lot shorter than she is in that picture.

Judging from that picture, can Vader be a tad too tall??

Shanester
06-11-2009, 01:24 PM
Congrats Maulfan and thanks for all the pics. I can't wait to get my Vader. I have the 78 Vader and a comparison pic based on anything other than height, would be laughable.

Anyone know the name of the officer standing next to vader in that ANH Vader/Leia pic? Just curious...

MaulFan
06-11-2009, 01:24 PM
I'll have pics in a little bit, but standing figures next to Vader, Antilles and Leia both seem about 1/4 inch too short to really match up well in height to Vader.

I'll show some full pictures with his cape open, someone threw out the idea before of using this body for Chewbacca, not going to work in my book, at least the torso, he has a good, muscular looking build like Prowse, nowhere near lanky looking enough to be Chewie. Height's good for Chewie, but not the body structure.

King Darkness
06-11-2009, 01:25 PM
http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/39.jpg




Could he be too tall? He looks enormous in that pic :google

Better to tall than to short I guess.

Darthrazz
06-11-2009, 01:28 PM
MF, can you pose Vader next to Qui-Gon. I think Qui-gon was the tallest figure of the line.

EVILFACE
06-11-2009, 01:28 PM
From the side the dome is big enough, but straight on it is to narrow. Throw the hasbro dome on him :P

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/38.jpg

paulcarson
06-11-2009, 01:30 PM
A quick and nasty photoshop. I think she'll be about this height in comparison.

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b32/paulcarson/leiaheight.jpg

Lee in MI
06-11-2009, 01:32 PM
Oh, and here's a pic of the proto of the SST Vader reveal figure:

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s178/abake_2007/varios/2078039689_5dea8797a0.jpg

Crack Head Lord of the Sith!


From the side the dome is big enough, but straight on it is to narrow. Throw the hasbro dome on him :P

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/38.jpg


It does look too narrow...the Medi Vader looks like the helmet is as wide or wider than the SSC Vader :huh

MaulFan
06-11-2009, 01:35 PM
It does look too narrow...the Medi Vader looks like the helmet is as wide or wider than the SSC Vader :huh

The Medi helmet is a bout 1/8 inch less wide than Sideshow's.

MaulFan
06-11-2009, 01:45 PM
This is a great shot for height comparison, you've got Tarkin, Leia an Vader standing full upright.

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/still.jpg

Like I said, Vader's body seems to end up 1/4 inch taller than other figures in relation, and the way his head's attached to allow articulation may make the top of his head seem a bit higher too. It may look more dramatic in some photos, but I don't think it's too much of a difference.

paulcarson
06-11-2009, 01:45 PM
I remembered I had this pic. To me the Sideshow figure resembles this quite well. This picture was taken during the photoshoot of the original costume for the "Chronicles" book but wasn't used. Its possible that the Chronicles book was used for reference, I'd have used it if it were me , there are some awesome pictures in there !

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b32/paulcarson/chroniclesphotoshoot.jpg

MaulFan
06-11-2009, 01:49 PM
I remembered I had this pic. To me the Sideshow figure resembles this quite well. This picture was taken during the photoshoot of the original costume for the "Chronicles" book but wasn't used. Its possible that the Chronicles book was used for reference, I'd have used it if it were me , there are some awesome pictures in there !

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b32/paulcarson/chroniclesphotoshoot.jpg

Correct Paul. There's a number of plublicity shots of Vader for ANH that the figure quite closely matches. Why Vader looked so different, maybe it was some random guy in the suit and not Prowse, who knows, but the screen Vader look and the promo shots don't match in terms of where things line up and all.

Skiman
06-11-2009, 01:51 PM
Awesome photos Maul, I'm late to the game but I do have this on order with the Ex version, just read both Vaders threads front to back, just being trying to catch a Dutch Ex. There's a lot going on right now in the 1/6 land :rock :rock :rock

No complaints on the way Vader looks, he's amazing!!! That's it, the best Vader out to 1/6 scale is here!!!!!! NUFFFFF

Thanks again Maul!!!! :bow

paulcarson
06-11-2009, 02:07 PM
Like this imperial officer I'm very happy with it !

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b32/paulcarson/kissie.jpg

LOTRFan
06-11-2009, 02:42 PM
:sick ^^^^ Cleaning the dome ^^^^ :sick

And on the subject of domes, it is definately too short and too narrow but that seems to be the only nit on this one -- good job SS.

Darth Waller
06-11-2009, 02:50 PM
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b32/paulcarson/kissie.jpg

"Come on, just a little kiss."

LordAzrael
06-11-2009, 02:52 PM
I think he's still in production and not on the water yet - so it will probably be about 3-4 weeks still.

Strangely I got a notice today that they are merging my Vader and Stormtrooper Commander & Hot Toys Truetype for combined shipping..... so Vader may be sooner than that (and I'm happy to wait 4 weeks for the commander otherwise I'd probably have to cancel).

MaulFan
06-11-2009, 03:10 PM
You're one...ugly...mother****er.

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/46.jpg

pixletwin
06-11-2009, 03:11 PM
Yes Pics again. More more more!!! :D

abake
06-11-2009, 03:26 PM
You're one...ugly...mother****er.

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/46.jpg

Damn... that's tall.

MaulFan
06-11-2009, 03:28 PM
Yes Pics again. More more more!!! :D

Got some special ones for you.

pixletwin
06-11-2009, 03:30 PM
Got some special ones for you.

:love :lol

MaulFan
06-11-2009, 03:36 PM
:love :lol

Due to a VERY SCARY accident, that thankfully turned out fine in the end, I discovered how Vader's head is pieced together.

As I surmised, it's 3 pieces, the dome unit all being one, the mask being two halves with a peg in the dome going into the top of the mask, with a few glue spots scattered throughout. Glue can't be too strong, he just took a small fall backwards and it popped off, no breakage or scratches or anything, my heart almost dropped as I watched him fall, and his fall wasn't because of body issues with him, I was setting up a photo and my Stormtrooper was the domino to start it all.

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/HELM1.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/HELM2.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/HELM3.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/HELM4.jpg

And here's how the chest box is strapped to him in back. The clipped piece wraps around him and the shoulder straps just hook onto that part with loops.

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/HARNESS.jpg

pixletwin
06-11-2009, 03:38 PM
I can imagine your heart leaping up your throat. :lol

Thanks Sean and I am glad nothing was harmed. :rock

MaulFan
06-11-2009, 03:39 PM
Which also stands as a testment of quality, he took a desk dive and no harm.

abake
06-11-2009, 03:40 PM
That must've been one scary second!

But it is indeed fortunate that we now know it might be relatively easy to get a larger dome/helmet.

MaulFan
06-11-2009, 03:41 PM
http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/41.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/42.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/43.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/44.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/45.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/47.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/48.jpg

drod26
06-11-2009, 03:44 PM
MF those are some nice shots Mate.... Thanks you for taking the time to post for us that have to wait for another month for our figure...

pixletwin
06-11-2009, 03:45 PM
It never ceases to amaze me how just one character can add so much to a display. Those pics of Vader/Praji/Stormie/Leia just absolutely take my breath away.

TheObsoleteMan
06-11-2009, 03:46 PM
Can I make a photo request? Vader with ROTJ Luke standing behind him while Vader examines Luke's newly constructed lightsaber.

MaulFan
06-11-2009, 03:48 PM
Can I make a photo request? Vader with ROTJ Luke standing behind him while Vader examines Luke's newly constructed lightsaber.

No problem, haven't really visited Jedi stuff yet, I'll be breaking out the Emperor again too.

I've been partly trying to show off tha ANH collection, outside of Jabba's palace, it's the most diverse and full collection of figures that go together in the line.

Kuzeh
06-11-2009, 04:06 PM
Holy ^^^^! Maulfan!
Can't imagine when you saw him fell down... wow...
well, at least we now know that we can easily replace the current dome...

That and the tone of the saber are my only nitpicks,
everything else is PERFECT!!!
Look at this!! Wow!! :rock

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/HELM3.jpg

Batty
06-11-2009, 04:15 PM
It never ceases to amaze me how just one character can add so much to a display. Those pics of Vader/Praji/Stormie/Leia just absolutely take my breath away.

I think that shot, while great, also shows the glaring omission of Tarkin to the line-up. I guess it's just a matter of time. No big deal considering how long we've waited for Vader.

MaulFan
06-11-2009, 04:30 PM
I think that shot, while great, also shows the glaring omission of Tarkin to the line-up. I guess it's just a matter of time. No big deal considering how long we've waited for Vader.

I agree, it is painful having Vader without him, at least ANH Vader. Really, Empire's the only Vader right now that could feel complete without an unreleased figure, ANH really could use Tarkin to counterpoint Vader, and ROTJ, while having Luke, could really use the Emperor and his throne.

fantasymaker
06-11-2009, 04:38 PM
http://i688.photobucket.com/albums/vv244/obipato/43.jpg




jajajajajaja all team , very well maul !!!!!!!!:D

abake
06-11-2009, 04:43 PM
It's funny that we had a Vader that is too small and now we have a Vader that is too tall! :lol

I mean, he's just frigging huge!
Maybe the body was built that tall to be used later on for Chewie?

At any rate, better too tall than too short.

automaton
06-11-2009, 04:53 PM
he does seem Chewy - tall huh?

QuiGonFishing
06-11-2009, 04:56 PM
So... Who's gonna start the custom dome runs? I'm in! Hurricane?? are you listening..? Might be the first time cutomizations could be in the works prior to the items release!

This is an AWESOME figure, and it should be for the price. The detail is simply stunning. But, let's be honest with ourselves, he's not just too tall, he's WAY too tall. But I don't really care! Seriously, if we can get this dome mod, he will be the ultimate (if he isn't already). I'd rather have this piece than the PF... just my op.

MicroJow
06-11-2009, 05:03 PM
Here's a question I didn't see asked already: does he fit on an IKEA Detolf shelf? The vintage Kenner 'Large Size' Darth Vader just barely fits and the vintage 'Large Size' Chewbacca is too tall.

- J

MaulFan
06-11-2009, 05:07 PM
Maybe the body was built that tall to be used later on for Chewie?

I don't think so, and frankly I'd be dissappointed with a Chewie on it. The uppr body proportions beef up like a muscular man, the body doesn't convey the stick-type body Chewie has, he'd end up looking like this.

http://www.rebelscum.com/potf2/POTF2chewbaccafront.jpg

MaulFan
06-11-2009, 05:08 PM
Here's a question I didn't see asked already: does he fit on an IKEA Detolf shelf? The vintage Kenner 'Large Size' Darth Vader just barely fits and the vintage 'Large Size' Chewbacca is too tall.

- J

Can't tell you, I don't have display furniture, all I can say is the top of his helmet is about 14 and 1/8" high.

MicroJow
06-11-2009, 05:10 PM
Thanks for the speedy reply! If memory serves, the vintage Kenner one is 15" so Sideshow's should just squeek in there if no stand is used.

- J

Kuzeh
06-11-2009, 05:16 PM
Besides,
Sideshow said that they're not working on Chewie...
not for a long time...

scubasteve
06-11-2009, 05:20 PM
This shot is aces -

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/44.jpg

D4rkShaDoWz
06-11-2009, 05:28 PM
http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/41.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/42.jpg

Do you think it's possible to put the armor on top of the cloth to create a more ESB looking Vader?

MaulFan
06-11-2009, 05:30 PM
Do you think it's possible to put the armor on top of the cloth to create a more ESB looking Vader?

Probably, the slits for his arms are a snug fit, and I don't want to risk posing his arms to try and get it off enough to put it under, I'm sure someone will be try this once orders ship, but I'm not pushing this too far being a production sample.

Also, anyone looking to make an ESB version from it will have to paint the armor, the bands on the outside are there, but they're silver because they didn't have to be painted being hidden by his tunic.

MaulFan
06-11-2009, 05:31 PM
Besides,
Sideshow said that they're not working on Chewie...
not for a long time...

They may not be close to making one, but I'm sure he crosses everyone's minds when they develop different things, I'm sure some thought was put in when making the Vader body, could we use it somehow.

Puay
06-11-2009, 05:37 PM
http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/43.jpg

MF you forgot about the Dejarik Holochess Set.:)

MaulFan
06-11-2009, 05:40 PM
MF you forgot about the Dejarik Holochess Set.:)

You're right, but I actually wouldn't have had room, Antilles foot is on the edge of my desk.

JacktheRipper
06-11-2009, 05:45 PM
They may not be close to making one, but I'm sure he crosses everyone's minds when they develop different things, I'm sure some thought was put in when making the Vader body, could we use it somehow.

I hope they talk to HT since they are doing those POTA figures.

MaulFan
06-11-2009, 05:47 PM
I hope they talk to HT since they are doing those POTA figures.

I'm sure they will, they're not afraid to consult them for ideas.

Darklord Dave
06-11-2009, 05:53 PM
Are people looking at a specific reference shot when they say the dome is off? As I've pointed out many times, the helmet was different from scene to scene even in ANH. Looking at the Marmit prototype the whole mask and especially the dome is way, way off, yet people were saying that was great before.

As for this body and Chewie - Vader is much too bulky for Chewie - it wouldn't work at all.

Darklord Dave
06-11-2009, 05:54 PM
Are people looking at a specific reference shot when they say the dome is off? As I've pointed out many times, the helmet was different from scene to scene even in ANH. Looking at the Marmit prototype the whole mask and especially the dome is way, way off, yet people were saying that was great before.

As for this body and Chewie - Vader is much too bulky for Chewie - it wouldn't work at all. In fact Mayhew's build lends itself to just adding extenders to a regular trooper body in the mid-section and upper and lower arms.

Spartan Rex
06-11-2009, 05:59 PM
Maybe SS could use the body for a Darth Nihlus.
That guy was ginormous (yes thats in the dictionary)

EVILFACE
06-11-2009, 05:59 PM
http://www.jedi1.net/jedi1.net/images/1600/ANH-Darth_Vader-04592-1600.jpg
top of the dome is wider and the flares are wider.

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/42.jpg

EVILFACE
06-11-2009, 06:02 PM
In this shot, it looks even smaller. Even Hans noggin looks bigger.
http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/43.jpg

Again, from the side, it looks great. Straight on it is too narrow.

MaulFan
06-11-2009, 06:18 PM
http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/49.jpg

THX-182
06-11-2009, 06:28 PM
Wow his head looks tiny.

LOTRFan
06-11-2009, 06:49 PM
I wish the "Diplomatic Mission" Vader (not to mention the PF) was painted as prop accurate (it does have the red lenses), that is a very nice detail on the 1/6 fig.

Avfin
06-11-2009, 06:52 PM
This is one order I wish I had not canceled:monkey2

MaulFan
06-11-2009, 06:52 PM
http://www.rebelscum.com/Sideshow/DIODiplomaticMission/23.JPG

According to the Rebelscum photo archive, DM dio does have the lenses.

Skiman
06-11-2009, 06:58 PM
You're one...ugly...mother****er.

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/46.jpg

That is HILARIOUS!!!!!! :rotfl:rotfl:rotfl

Brent72
06-11-2009, 07:35 PM
Again, from the side, it looks great. Straight on it is too narrow.

I hate to agree with this statement, but unfortunately it's 100% true. As great as the rest of this figure looks(and it does look fantastic) that dome is way too small when looking at is straight on. It looks like they gave him a Beetlejuice head.

Kuzeh
06-11-2009, 07:40 PM
I hate to agree with this statement, but unfortunately it's 100% true. As great as the rest of this figure looks(and it does look fantastic) that dome is way too small when looking at is straight on. It looks like they gave him a Beetlejuice head.

http://wearemoviegeeks.com/wp-content/beetlejuice.jpg:lol!!

Just kidding, actually it's just the helmet,
the head looks good IMO...

King Darkness
06-11-2009, 07:43 PM
Loving all the pix Sean!!! Keep em coming :rock :rock :rock

RICEaRONI
06-11-2009, 07:44 PM
i hope all the haters cancel theirs so I can get more than one :-)

Brent72
06-11-2009, 07:44 PM
Just kidding, actually it's just the helmet,
the head looks good IMO...

Yeah, I should have specified that my gripe is with the dome, not the entire head.

LOTRFan
06-11-2009, 07:45 PM
According to the Rebelscum photo archive, DM dio does have the lenses.

I'm not sure if you are referencing me or not, but I said it HAD the lenses but not the asymetrical paint on the mask that I wish it did.

MaulFan
06-11-2009, 07:46 PM
I'm not sure if you are referencing me or not, but I said it HAD the lenses but not the asymetrical paint on the mask that I wish it did.

Sorry, misread.

hurricane
06-11-2009, 08:05 PM
http://www.jedi1.net/jedi1.net/images/1600/ANH-Darth_Vader-04592-1600.jpg
top of the dome is wider and the flares are wider.

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/42.jpg

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d93/hurricane1002/2009_06120051.jpg

Sachiel
06-11-2009, 08:18 PM
There we go.

QuiGonFishing
06-11-2009, 08:38 PM
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d93/hurricane1002/2009_06120051.jpg


Yeah, So.... I'm gonna need one of those, so... yeah.

Where do I sign up for a Hurricane replacement dome?

Seriously, where..?

Kuzeh
06-11-2009, 08:40 PM
Yeah, So.... I'm gonna need one of those, so... yeah.

Where do I sign up for a Hurricane replacement dome?

Seriously, where..?

:lecture:lecture

katkuru
06-11-2009, 08:41 PM
Yeah, So.... I'm gonna need one of those, so... yeah.

Where do I sign up for a Hurricane replacement dome?

Seriously, where..?

Just use the dome from the Hasbro Vader.:D

galactiboy
06-11-2009, 08:44 PM
It does seem like in a straight on shot the dome is a bit narrow at the base... but from any other angle it looks great.

BadMoon
06-11-2009, 08:46 PM
It is a great figure but I think my Vader PF is better. I won't comment anymore.

katkuru
06-11-2009, 08:50 PM
MF, not sure if this was asked or shown but how do the gloves attach? Are they like the stormies or like the older SS pegs?

Customikey
06-11-2009, 08:50 PM
I've still got my Hasbro dome and the armor off of the Kaiyodo model, so it's an easy mod to the ESB version if I so choose.

But it's a gorgeous figure, and I'm so stoked about this quality! He's marvelous.

FLOSI
06-11-2009, 09:05 PM
http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/48.jpg

Great stuff MF!

Valfar
06-11-2009, 09:16 PM
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d93/hurricane1002/2009_06120051.jpg

Thats Vader right there..awesome custom work.

EVILFACE
06-11-2009, 09:21 PM
Yeah, So.... I'm gonna need one of those, so... yeah.

Where do I sign up for a Hurricane replacement dome?

Seriously, where..?

Agree

As long as we don't have to pay and wait 9 months for it to ship :monkey3

MaulFan
06-11-2009, 09:28 PM
MF, not sure if this was asked or shown but how do the gloves attach? Are they like the stormies or like the older SS pegs?

I would guess it's same as the Stormies. Inside each glove is a peg that pops into the forarm.

Valfar
06-11-2009, 09:45 PM
I hope they talk to HT since they are doing those POTA figures.

If Hot Toys were smart(which we all know they are lol) they would never leak out trade secrets to SS when they damn will have Star Wars 1/6th on their radar as the #1 line they wish to manufacture, i think SSC got help with the bodies from Hot Toys due to being more as favor in return to SSC for helping Hot Toys get their product over seas.

EVILFACE
06-11-2009, 09:46 PM
News flash, they have been trading secrets for a while.

Valfar
06-11-2009, 09:46 PM
News flash, they have been trading secrets for a while.

Other then the bodies they gave them ideas for,what else?.

Brent72
06-11-2009, 09:48 PM
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d93/hurricane1002/2009_06120051.jpg

That's why I'm glad I have one of your custom Vaders, Glenn. :cool:

MaulFan
06-11-2009, 09:57 PM
"And now I sense you wish to continue your search for young Skywalker."

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/50.jpg

"Everything is proceeding as I have forseen."

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/51.jpg

"I've accepted the truth that you were once Anakin Skywalker, my father."

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/52.jpg

"That name, no longer holds any meaning for me."

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/53.jpg

"That's why you couldn't destroy me, that's why you won't bring me to your Emperor now."

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/54.jpg

"I see you have constructed a new lightsaber. Your skills are complete."

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/55.jpg

"Obi-Wan once thought as you do."

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/56.jpg

"You don't know the power of the Dark Side, I must obey my master."

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/57.jpg

"Then my father is truly dead."

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/58.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/59.jpg

cerealkeller
06-11-2009, 10:02 PM
:rock:rock:rock:rock:rock:rock:rock:rock:rock

That's all I can say for that last set. Stunning work.

drjedisith
06-11-2009, 10:09 PM
Thats Vader right there..awesome custom work.

ahh thank you :whip

MaulFan
06-11-2009, 10:13 PM
http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/60.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/61.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/62.jpg

King Darkness
06-11-2009, 10:15 PM
:rock :rock :rock :rock :rock :rock

Great shots with Luke!

IrishJedi
06-11-2009, 10:18 PM
The dome is definitely too small. Damnit. :(

Otherwise, a complete home run.

Okay, Hurricane, seriously... get started on a run of replacement domes for the Sideshow Vader figure. You already have several sales right here in this thread! :lecture

MaulFan
06-11-2009, 10:45 PM
http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/63.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/64.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/65.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/66.jpg

Puay
06-11-2009, 10:54 PM
Great images yet again. I have always hope for a 1:6 Emperor with transparent plastic (for the lighting bolts) attached at the fingers tip.

tylerdurden
06-11-2009, 11:32 PM
"young fool. only now, at the end, do you realize..." :emperor

awesome shots, maulfan! that was always one of my favourite moments in the whole star wars saga. very well-recreated here... :joy

THX-182
06-11-2009, 11:43 PM
Damn every time I look at these pictures I get so mad at the helmet. It is too damn small.

Valfar
06-11-2009, 11:49 PM
Damn every time I look at these pictures I get so mad at the helmet. It is too damn small.

Ahh well man, could be worse..i like it and can't wait to get it.

THX-182
06-11-2009, 11:56 PM
I eagerly await mine too. Just mad that this figure has been anticipated from the beginning of the line and it fell just short of perfection.

Venomous venom
06-12-2009, 12:05 AM
bravo maulfan....u completly the scenes

Valfar
06-12-2009, 12:06 AM
I eagerly await mine too. Just mad that this figure has been anticipated from the beginning of the line and it fell just short of perfection.

Well, i think its intentional that they do this so, we fork out more money down the road for a better version when Hot Toys makes them or whatever lol..seems that way as even more accurate sculpts were turned down in the SS line for ones with less of a likeness to character.

automaton
06-12-2009, 12:35 AM
Well, i think its intentional that they do this so, we fork out more money down the road for a better version when Hot Toys makes them or whatever lol..seems that way as even more accurate sculpts were turned down in the SS line for ones with less of a likeness to character.



*****yawn*****

Darren Carnall
06-12-2009, 12:42 AM
wonderful WONDERFUL shots MaulFan!! :rock

I can't wait to get this. The quality looks amazing. And yes, the dome does look a tiny bit too short at the back... but what's also making that look worse than it is, is the fact that his shoulders are too flat at the top. They should go up at the back, where it goes from his shoulders/back, into his neck.

The back should be higher than the front. This would raise his shoulders/neck closer up to the dome and help with the appearance. A little padding might work there.

Great figure!

Lordscum
06-12-2009, 05:55 AM
Well, i think its intentional that they do this so, we fork out more money down the road for a better version when Hot Toys makes them or whatever lol..seems that way as even more accurate sculpts were turned down in the SS line for ones with less of a likeness to character.

Yawn and ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!

LOTRFan
06-12-2009, 06:08 AM
It is a great figure but I think my Vader PF is better. I won't comment anymore.

As do I, but then again I prefer the scale and the format. We don't however need a refresher on just how many pages of debate littered the forum regarding the asymetry and tusk and even the dome size on the PF :horror:horror. I DO wish that SS would have went with a more film accurate design for Vader, at the time I assumed that it was a more idealized Vader (i.e. there would only be one Vader produced) but SS has since confirmed the possibility of another Vader down the line.

galactiboy
06-12-2009, 06:25 AM
Great shots... this one is perfection:

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/66.jpg

Agent23
06-12-2009, 06:27 AM
Yeah, that's a great photo.

Awesome job Sean!

:rock

Cocoboloboy
06-12-2009, 06:32 AM
http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/63.jpg


Love this one. The Emp's face is lit perfectly.:cool:

bmarz1000
06-12-2009, 06:33 AM
Maulfan,

First, I am stoked that you won the contest. Can you fellow freaks imagine if someone won who had no love for sharing AND didn't own a digital camera!?! Not only does Maulfan own the camera, he knows how to use it in a big way! Thanks for all the pics.

This figure is impressive, most impressive. But his helmet needs a tweak. Thanks to Maulfan's Vader taking a header off the desk, we've seen what can be done if desired. A custom, larger dome would be the ticket. Hurricane's Vader is what ANH Darth Vader should be (in my humble opinion). His helmet was HUGE in ANH! Hurricane (or anyone else), your services are required. Otherwise, Maulfan, would you be so kind to indulge a few of us and place the hasbro dome on your SSC Vader?

Thanks for the great pics and congrats on your win.