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Nitro
03-31-2010, 04:53 PM
Just received my Fantacular Chat Prize, 1/6th ANH Vader exclusive courtesy of Sideshow this afternoon. I love this fig!! :chew

FLOSI
03-31-2010, 04:57 PM
Just received my Fantacular Chat Prize, 1/6th ANH Vader exclusive courtesy of Sideshow this afternoon. I love this fig!! :chew

Congrats Nitro! You didn't own this till now? Very nice win.

Nitro
03-31-2010, 05:01 PM
Congrats Nitro! You didn't own this till now? Very nice win.

Yeah I know huh! Most of my Sideshow collection is Star Wars based. I had it on preorder but had to cancel due to slow times at work (my job is contract based) after the initial preorder. I hoped my LCS would get this in...but they never did. I should've got this awhile ago. It's def. bittersweet getting this now though! :chew

FLOSI
03-31-2010, 07:16 PM
Yeah I know huh! Most of my Sideshow collection is Star Wars based. I had it on preorder but had to cancel due to slow times at work (my job is contract based) after the initial preorder. I hoped my LCS would get this in...but they never did. I should've got this awhile ago. It's def. bittersweet getting this now though! :chew


Awesome, just awesome. :lol

jedibear
03-31-2010, 07:52 PM
That's great, Nitro! Post some shots when you get 'em!

keysta75
04-01-2010, 01:06 AM
I was heart broken when I saw this....SS Vader is my number fig in my Collection
http://www.youtube.com/user/johnnyr2525#p/u/20/DU4V3L8nEwI

chris rankin
04-01-2010, 04:57 AM
I was heart broken when I saw this....SS Vader is my number fig in my Collection
http://www.youtube.com/user/johnnyr2525#p/u/20/DU4V3L8nEwI

I wouldn't be heartbroken as this guy has been collecting for about 5 minutes and doesn't know what he is gibbering about. This is an excellent figure. :peace

unsung hero
04-01-2010, 07:08 AM
I wouldn't be heartbroken as this guy has been collecting for about 5 minutes and doesn't know what he is gibbering about. This is an excellent figure. :peace

No kidding. Cyborg parts, really? Which ANH was he watching, the special, special edition?

chris rankin
04-01-2010, 08:07 AM
No kidding. Cyborg parts, really? Which ANH was he watching, the special, special edition?

I think he was watching his own home-made version.

FLOSI
04-01-2010, 09:30 AM
I was heart broken when I saw this....SS Vader is my number fig in my Collection
http://www.youtube.com/user/johnnyr2525#p/u/20/DU4V3L8nEwI


That's Johnnyr, from this site..... He's a n00b who starts threads like "you can take the cop uniform supplied with the DX Joker and make another figure from it with a generic TT body"... that was a new thread yesterday or the day before. I think he's nice enough but the term newb was made just for him. :rolleyes:

keysta75
04-01-2010, 09:52 AM
That's Johnnyr, from this site..... He's a n00b who starts threads like "you can take the cop uniform supplied with the DX Joker and make another figure from it with a generic TT body"... that was a new thread yesterday or the day before. I think he's nice enough but the term newb was made just for him. :rolleyes:

Hey wus up flosi? Newb is the right term. When he said the cape was cheap looking or felt cheap I wanted to throw something. I think SS vader is one of their best 1/6 figures.

FLOSI
04-01-2010, 10:02 AM
Hey wus up flosi? Newb is the right term. When he said the cape was cheap looking or felt cheap I wanted to throw something. I think SS vader is one of their best 1/6 figures.


No doubt, Keysta! IMO it is the best 1/6th figure SS has ever made. Vader got my vote for figure of the year in 2009.

jkno
04-02-2010, 12:02 AM
I was heart broken when I saw this....SS Vader is my number fig in my Collection
http://www.youtube.com/user/johnnyr2525#p/u/20/DU4V3L8nEwI

That review is weird... He says the helmet is ok, in fact I think that is the worst part of Vader, the cape is just fine, so is the chest box (excepting the leather straps which are crappola). The Vader figure is cool, maybe the ESB or ROTJ will be even better, but this one cannot be rated just 6 stars... I think the review was really plain and quite boring and uninformative, not close ups on the figure, the viewer couldn't see the details on the figure since he got the cape over it and no close shots. A cool figure that he made look bad in the video. And his "uhhh uhhh" parts of the videos are really annoying...:o

EVILFACE
04-02-2010, 12:07 AM
His reviews are pointless. Like stated, the guy has been collecting stuff for 5 minutes and he is supposed to be expert enough to review them? He can't even figure out a search button.

jkno
04-02-2010, 12:11 AM
Indeed, he declared he started collecting these about 3 months ago or something like that...

CyberVillain
04-02-2010, 03:55 AM
Indeed, he declared he started collecting these about 3 months ago or something like that...

He speaks like if he's retarted or something, at least got hit over the head a few times...

I got a colleague that sounds like that I really get mad at him sometimes, I want to scream something like, "Look I got a deadline to keep, get to the point already!".

Geil
04-05-2010, 01:53 PM
OHHH this is where all the hate went :lol
JUUUUUST JOKING!
OK so this is the Darth Vader to get? I did not want to start a SW line as I fear it will be end of me but I just picked up the SandTrooper from Toys2 so it's over :( (well at least this is the cheapest licensed product I have bought so far :P)
Well Darth Vader is a must for this line. I will try to go through this thread in it's entirety but would be great if I could get the skinny on this as well without watching this guys many looneytubes. I assume I don't need to consider any other Vaders for now? :P
Of cause I now also have to start looking for R2D2 and C3PO :( As for other main characters I think I can stay away for now as none of the headsculpts and paint jobs come even close to HT standards yet? So will SS eventually release better versions?

Lee in MI
04-05-2010, 02:07 PM
Two major nit picks about this figure:

1. Helmet is shaped kinda odd - not long enough in the rear mostly

2. Vader is a tad too tall.

Other than that, you wont find another 1/6th scale Vader that is better unless you buy a Hurricane custom...period.

There...you're all caught up! :peace

Geil
04-05-2010, 02:10 PM
Thanks :D Maybe I skip reading this whole thing afterall :D
Few more questions... What is Hurricane custom? I probably will regret asking but does anyone have comparison pics? Also does the saber light up? MF your pictures in the blog are great but I assume the saber effects are PSed right?

Commtech
04-05-2010, 02:16 PM
Thanks :D Maybe I skip reading this whole thing afterall :D
Few more questions... What is Hurricane custom? I probably will regret asking but does anyone have comparison pics? Also does the saber light up? MF your pictures in the blog are great but I assume the saber effects are PSed right?


Check this out:
http://www.sideshowcollectors.com/forums/showthread.php?t=31473&page=31

The best Vaders ever made are made by Hurricane!! :rock :vader

Geil
04-05-2010, 05:18 PM
Great minds ;)

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

And no Photoshop tricks, the size difference IS that significant.

OMG ok Medi is out for sure , even as a backup :\:monkey3

RJMacReady16
04-05-2010, 05:20 PM
Looks like Vader: The Ventriloquist

wax murderer
04-05-2010, 07:17 PM
Regarding the review(or more accurately, the reviewer)...Someone needs to take away his camera(and his toys, and maybe his tongue)...PS

DSD
04-06-2010, 07:14 AM
Everyone always trots out that old height comparison photo when discussing the respective merits of the Medicom and Sideshow Vaders.

Funny as it is, all it does is prove one thing - that one action figure is taller than another action figure. What it doesn't do is tell you which looks better, and that is still Medicom's, hands down.

Might not be a popular thing to say on a Sideshow Forum, but it's true. I don't care how tall Sideshow's effort is, that helmet is all kinds of wrong.

MaulFan
04-06-2010, 08:40 AM
that helmet is all kinds of wrong.

I would say the same about Medicom's Vader. Sideshow's helmet isn't without flaw, but I find far more wrong with Medicom's pig faced mask than the SSC figure.

DSD
04-06-2010, 09:06 AM
Yes, the face does protrude rather on the Medicom figure. No figure is 100% perfect.

Overall though it has a much more Vader-like appearance, IMO.

Geil
04-06-2010, 02:48 PM
sorry for stirring ____ up again :lol

Ambrosoli
04-06-2010, 07:10 PM
Everyone always trots out that old height comparison photo when discussing the respective merits of the Medicom and Sideshow Vaders.

Funny as it is, all it does is prove one thing - that one action figure is taller than another action figure. What it doesn't do is tell you which looks better, and that is still Medicom's, hands down.

Might not be a popular thing to say on a Sideshow Forum, but it's true. I don't care how tall Sideshow's effort is, that helmet is all kinds of wrong.

I'm with you.

Maybe my Medi ROTS Vader be smaller than my sideshow.. but when I Have to show 1 representation of Vader, the Medi Vader is the one.

!!snake-eyes!!
04-07-2010, 03:31 PM
a Vader by any other brand name is still a Vader:D

thenammagazine
04-07-2010, 03:38 PM
a Vader by any other brand comes up a little short. :D

Corrected for accuracy! :p

joda76
04-07-2010, 04:38 PM
I'm with you.

Maybe my Medi ROTS Vader be smaller than my sideshow.. but when I Have to show 1 representation of Vader, the Medi Vader is the one.

While I agree I hope SS nails the EP VI version and is better than all before it.

CyberVillain
04-08-2010, 11:14 AM
While I agree I hope SS nails the EP VI version and is better than all before it.

Outsource it to Hot Toys and it will!

T.E.D
04-08-2010, 12:36 PM
Outsource it to Hot Toys and it will!

That depends if you want vader all lubed up when you get him. :(

Badism
04-08-2010, 03:13 PM
I'm with you.

Maybe my Medi ROTS Vader be smaller than my sideshow.. but when I Have to show 1 representation of Vader, the Medi Vader is the one.

Unless of course the person you're showing wants to see a 1/6 scale figure. I used to own both medi's and while they are nice they are too tiny and look silly next to my other 12 inch figures. Not only that but I think Sideshows is just as good, if not better.

Nobody I know was all that impressed with my medi's, but they sure as hell noticed the SS vader as soon as walking into my living room.

I guess what I am saying is that the medicom vader is not a 1/6th scale figure and I don't collect whatever crazy medicom scale their vader is in. :lol

That's why I sold them as soon as SSC's version was announced.

thenammagazine
04-08-2010, 04:42 PM
That depends if you want vader all lubed up when you get him. :(

:lol:rotfl:rotfl:lol:rotfl:lol Though I think CV likes rubbing stuff off his helmet. :monkey3

CyberVillain
04-09-2010, 07:38 AM
My HT figures (Only Pred1 and T-600 Concept) came perfectly lubricant free :P

OSCORP
04-14-2010, 02:55 PM
I have no problem with the way this figure looks, love it. Right down to the redish lens.

thenammagazine
04-15-2010, 07:15 AM
My HT figures (Only Pred1 and T-600 Concept) came perfectly lubricant free :P

At this point HT has enough QC issues without taking on the burden of whiny, overcritical Star Wars fanatics.

pixletwin
04-15-2010, 07:23 AM
I need to get this again. Hopefully before October.

MaulFan
04-15-2010, 07:24 AM
What's the significance of having this figure before October?

pixletwin
04-15-2010, 07:28 AM
Birthday. :D

MaulFan
04-15-2010, 07:30 AM
Ah, well Vader makes a nice present.

Nitro
04-15-2010, 03:47 PM
At this point HT has enough QC issues without taking on the burden of whiny, overcritical Star Wars fanatics.

I agree!! :lecture

OSCORP
04-15-2010, 08:21 PM
Hong Kong collectors are worse dare i say than SW fans.

OSCORP
04-16-2010, 09:52 PM
119$

http://www.gohastings.com/product/TRENDS/Star-Wars-Darth-Vader-Episode/sku/279184649.uts

pixletwin
04-16-2010, 11:27 PM
I hope that listing sticks around for a bit. :crying

Commtech
04-17-2010, 12:01 AM
119$

http://www.gohastings.com/product/TRENDS/Star-Wars-Darth-Vader-Episode/sku/279184649.uts


and don't forget code WFG6916 for 10% off!

jkno
04-17-2010, 07:51 AM
119$

http://www.gohastings.com/product/TRENDS/Star-Wars-Darth-Vader-Episode/sku/279184649.uts

I like the "Warning: choking hazard" there :D

http://i40.tinypic.com/6q8cit.jpg

Commtech
04-17-2010, 07:58 AM
I like the "Warning: choking hazard" there :D

http://i40.tinypic.com/6q8cit.jpg



:lol That's amazing!

OSCORP
04-21-2010, 06:17 PM
http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa229/raylor99/013-5.jpg

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa229/raylor99/DSC03237.jpg
http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa229/raylor99/DSC03230.jpg?t=1271899092

Darthrazz
04-22-2010, 07:55 AM
Is this code still valid?
WFG6916

CyberVillain
04-22-2010, 07:57 AM
I'm posting this again because we need some pics with nice quality ;)

http://www.minhembio.com/bilder/bild/?pic_id=340449.jpg

I just noticed something, the cathode has losen from its mounthole when this picture was taken, oh well...

thenammagazine
04-22-2010, 10:01 AM
the cathode has losen from its mounthole

It's okay. Happens to lots of guys. :p

Darthrazz
04-22-2010, 10:22 AM
It's okay. Happens to lots of guys. :p

:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl

pm07
04-22-2010, 10:50 AM
Especially as you get older. Or so Ive been told. :D

thenammagazine
04-22-2010, 11:02 AM
Especially as you get older. Or so Ive been told. :D

...depends. :p

Geil
04-22-2010, 11:42 AM
I'm posting this again because we need some pics with nice quality ;)

I just noticed something, the cathode has losen from its mounthole when this picture was taken, oh well...

Can you point me to the mod for the cathode lightsaber again :P I just got my Vader and he needs his stick to glow! :banana

thenammagazine
04-22-2010, 12:29 PM
Can you point me to the mod for the cathode lightsaber again :P I just got my Vader and he needs his stick to glow! :banana

Look up threads started by Katkuru. Might be hidden in the custom thread though.

Geil
04-22-2010, 12:55 PM
Look up threads started by Katkuru. Might be hidden in the custom thread though.

Thanks again nam :D

CyberVillain
04-22-2010, 01:15 PM
haha.. Misspelling of the year :D

Yeah, Katkuru, i didnt find teh thread again when I searched for itjust now. But its pretty straight forward.

Maybe you can win these cheap.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2X-15cm-Car-Auto-Exterior-Interior-Neon-Light-Lamp-Red_W0QQitemZ110522156717QQcmdZViewItemQQptZMotors _Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories?hash=item19bba246ad

Geil
04-22-2010, 02:53 PM
oh sweet.. so I just found those LED ones but this will be more "impressive" :D Did yo use the original included lightsaber and gutted that?

Cheungkinmen
04-22-2010, 09:06 PM
I'm beating myself in the head right now, I just bought a Medicom Vader off ebay, and FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU, the medicom vader SUCKS!!! :(

I should have checked this thread before buying that piece of [email protected]

This is my first and last figure I buy from medicom, they are always smaller! wtf.

Oh well...

OSCORP
04-22-2010, 10:07 PM
I should have checked this thread before buying that piece of [email protected]



No, you should have checked with your own opinion first rather than forming one off a SS Vader thread with one side bias. While i do agree that the SS Vader is the one to own, and is the best Vader out there, i don't feel it is leaps and bounds over the Medi Vader. Medicom Vader is a very nice figure. (do you have the medi vader in hand yet?)

But if you're that unhappy sell it and get the SS.



This is my first and last figure I buy from medicom, they are always smaller! wtf.

Oh well...

Scale schmale.

And if you'd believe it there's actually people here that complain the SS one is too tall. LOL!

Cheungkinmen
04-22-2010, 10:28 PM
No, you should have checked with your own opinion first rather than forming one off a SS Vader thread with one side bias. While i do agree that the SS Vader is the one to own, and is the best Vader out there, i don't feel it is leaps and bounds over the Medi Vader. Medicom Vader is a very nice figure. (do you have the medi vader in hand yet?)

But if you're that unhappy sell it and get the SS.



Scale schmale.

And if you'd believe it there's actually people here that complain the SS one is too tall. LOL!

Well, I did jump the gun on that post, lol. I still don't have it at hand, but after further comparison of pictures I think the only thing that SS vader has over Medi Vader is the height, BUT I still think SS Vader is too tall. So yes, you are right, gonna wait for it to come, and might do some leg extension to it.

thanks for bringing me back to earth, haha.

CyberVillain
04-23-2010, 12:13 AM
oh sweet.. so I just found those LED ones but this will be more "impressive" :D Did yo use the original included lightsaber and gutted that?

I bought a pair of hilts (Lit and unlit) on ebay. Sadly I didnt find a Darth Vader EP4 hilt so I ended up with a EP6 Skywalker hilt.

Just drill a hole in the hilt, remove the outer casing from the cathode (I used a small saw), use a soldering iron to remove the old wiring (Do not remove the thin wire that runs from the other end of the cathode!). Drill a hole from the side of the hilt for the wiring. Solder new thin cables onto the cathodes connectors. Solder the orginal connectors for the transformer (The blue brick) onto the other end of the new cables. Connect them to the transformer and you are ready to go!

jkno
04-23-2010, 02:44 AM
I'm beating myself in the head right now, I just bought a Medicom Vader off ebay, and FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU, the medicom vader SUCKS!!! :(

I should have checked this thread before buying that piece of [email protected]

This is my first and last figure I buy from medicom, they are always smaller! wtf.

Oh well...

I have both Medicom Vaders, their OT troopers and they are cool. I also have the SS Vader and the OT Troopers and they are cool too. None are 100% perfect, both SS and Medi figures have different issues though. If you think the size is a issue then don't display them together.

DSD
04-23-2010, 04:23 AM
Medicom Vader rocks!

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d48/Davros5545/DSC01900.jpg

(Yes, I'm well aware I took that photo from above to make him look bigger) :D

But it still looks more like Vader than SS's:

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d48/Davros5545/DSCN5216.jpg

FACT!

Plus there's the fantastic head sculpt to consider:

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d48/Davros5545/DSCN5232.jpg

Badism
04-23-2010, 11:53 AM
I'm beating myself in the head right now, I just bought a Medicom Vader off ebay, and FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU, the medicom vader SUCKS!!! :(

I should have checked this thread before buying that piece of [email protected]

This is my first and last figure I buy from medicom, they are always smaller! wtf.

Oh well...

He doesn't suck at all. It's a very well made figure, it's just very tiny. :lol

abake
04-23-2010, 01:15 PM
He doesn't suck at all. It's a very well made figure, it's just very tiny. :lol

QFT :lecture

jediknight120
04-23-2010, 01:48 PM
He doesn't suck at all. It's a very well made figure, it's just very tiny. :lol

This. :lecture

If the height doesn't bother you then go for it!

OSCORP
04-24-2010, 03:59 AM
The more Vader the better

jkno
04-24-2010, 04:54 AM
The more Vader the better

:lecture:lecture:lecture:lecture

CyberVillain
04-26-2010, 11:14 AM
Hi guys.
Is it possible to iron the cape and inner cape?

I'm a bit afraid to try because of the lining.

shocktrooper_au
04-27-2010, 05:30 AM
Well I ironed mine under a tea towel, seems ok ,though lo heat is the deal you don't want shrinkage

Indiana Fett
04-27-2010, 07:38 AM
...you don't want shrinkage

:lol

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_WAi2txkagVM/SpXbFHvszvI/AAAAAAAAGp0/itVIufU6ydU/s400/george_costanza_seinfeld_shrinkage_in_the_pool.jpg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cUNNKzj_Nc

CyberVillain
04-27-2010, 07:59 AM
So you didnt get marks on the outer cloth because of the linning?

OSCORP
04-27-2010, 02:30 PM
I don't really think it needs it but to each their own

shocktrooper_au
04-28-2010, 02:13 AM
:lol

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_WAi2txkagVM/SpXbFHvszvI/AAAAAAAAGp0/itVIufU6ydU/s400/george_costanza_seinfeld_shrinkage_in_the_pool.jpg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cUNNKzj_Nc

There's not many of us that can afford that LOL!

No, no marks as I said low heat under a table teas towel

Deak Starkiller
06-05-2010, 11:53 AM
Ok I bought an extra Vader head and I am going to attempt the mod, how do I do this? Commtech? NAM?

Commtech
06-05-2010, 03:51 PM
Deak: not @ a computer. wish I could type faster. go back a lot of pages to find mod instructions.

Deak Starkiller
06-05-2010, 06:36 PM
Damn. Ok. :(

shocktrooper_au
06-06-2010, 12:25 AM
Well...u swapping with the Hasbro, Then you pop of the dome, I dipped the SSC head in warm water, listen for the glue to crack then remove, take the Hasbro dome and dremel to fit

Balsquat
06-16-2010, 03:38 PM
A little late, but so glad to join the party.

Very nice figure, can't wait to play around with the poses. I love how he is bigger then all, but still fits in a detolf :0

http://i588.photobucket.com/albums/ss329/balsquat/P6161881.jpg

http://i588.photobucket.com/albums/ss329/balsquat/P6161883.jpg

thenammagazine
06-16-2010, 03:53 PM
Ok I bought an extra Vader head and I am going to attempt the mod, how do I do this? Commtech? NAM?

Fine with mine. Don't dig the smooshed look. The mod makes Vader look like he was clobbered on the top of the dome by a huge rubber mallet.

orbitingx
06-16-2010, 07:24 PM
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e60/5050mt7030/DSC04374.jpg

gucabe
06-17-2010, 08:01 AM
hi guys my name is Gustavo and i'm also late in the game, this is my first ever SS figure and im so happy i took the plunge...The problem is that now i am going to want more :S

anyways here is a picture of mine, already did a couple of mods, (chesbox padding and chest armor padding), Ill do the dome mode later...

http://i395.photobucket.com/albums/pp35/gucabe/Toys/CIMG0267.jpg
http://i395.photobucket.com/albums/pp35/gucabe/Toys/CIMG0263.jpg

Well thanks to every one who has posted in this thread, because after reading all 480+ pages I decided to go get the figure and im a very very happy camper.

Mookeylama
06-17-2010, 04:03 PM
is Vader bigger than a 13" DCD fig? and has anyone tried switching Vader to an HT bod? thanks

thenammagazine
06-17-2010, 04:10 PM
is Vader bigger than a 13" DCD fig? and has anyone tried switching Vader to an HT bod? thanks

Why would you want to? :dunno

MarfMaster
06-17-2010, 04:11 PM
How easy is the helmet mod? The helmet is really the only reason I haven't picked up this figure...

Mookeylama
06-17-2010, 04:33 PM
Why would you want to? :dunno

in my opinion, he's just too tall for me, and has a bit of the monkey arm thing. i'd just wonder if an HT could do him justice. maybe w/ some leg extensions to give him some height.

thenammagazine
06-17-2010, 09:49 PM
in my opinion, he's just too tall for me, and has a bit of the monkey arm thing. i'd just wonder if an HT could do him justice. maybe w/ some leg extensions to give him some height.

Actually, the arms fall proportionately with a human body. Shorter arms would give him T-rex syndrome. As for height, I really haven't been that impressed with any of the mods we've seen to date and tossing him on a normal body would give him a bobblehead and monkey paws.

shocktrooper_au
06-18-2010, 02:16 AM
Love my Vader Mods an all

Indiana Fett
06-18-2010, 08:43 AM
Love my Vader Mods an all

Your Vader is in a SUPER-COOL pose! I just may have to steal that idea. Nice work!

P.S., what mods did you make?

Lordscum
06-18-2010, 10:08 AM
in my opinion, he's just too tall for me, and has a bit of the monkey arm thing. i'd just wonder if an HT could do him justice. maybe w/ some leg extensions to give him some height.

Why would you want to give Vader more Height? The figure already towers over every Sideshow, Hasbro, Medicom and Marmit 1:6 figure release so far.

Some even feel that Vader is too tall.

jediknight120
06-18-2010, 11:04 AM
Love my Vader Mods an all

Impressive. Most impressive.

abake
06-18-2010, 01:19 PM
Why would you want to give Vader more Height? The figure already towers over every Sideshow, Hasbro, Medicom and Marmit 1:6 figure release so far.

Some even feel that Vader is too tall.

I think you misunderstood. My understanding is that Mookeylama wants to use a Hot Toys body with extenders, not put extenders on SST's Vader.

MarfMaster
06-18-2010, 01:22 PM
So to fix the SS Vader's dome...is it as easy as taking the SS dome portion off of the helmet and popping on the Hasbro?

shocktrooper_au
06-18-2010, 04:32 PM
Thanks guys

Well lets see which Mods, was a while ago, Obviously I did the helmet Mod. pretty much as simple as popping of the SS helmet & taking the Hasbro dome & dremmeling out the peg & supports til you get the fit you like, also padded up the body, (under chest controls & shoulder armour with the foam from the packing. In the pics my Vader has wire in the cape, but has been removed since (only because I like the static look for ANH Vader) if ESB Vader comes out without a wire I will be wiring that cape up for sure

MarfMaster
06-18-2010, 04:33 PM
Thanks Shock :rock It sounds funny to say this...but if I can get my hands on a Hasbro dome, I think I may finally pick up the SS Vader :lol If anyone has a spare, shoot me a PM!

Mookeylama
06-23-2010, 07:26 PM
great pics!

Chigger58
06-23-2010, 07:41 PM
A little late, but so glad to join the party.

Very nice figure, can't wait to play around with the poses. I love how he is bigger then all, but still fits in a detolf :0

http://i588.photobucket.com/albums/ss329/balsquat/P6161881.jpg

http://i588.photobucket.com/albums/ss329/balsquat/P6161883.jpg

:lol looks sweet next to the T800 man! Figured he'd be bigger but looks bigger than I expected when actually next to him.

Nice pic!

Mookeylama
06-25-2010, 05:15 PM
could i get some info on this "helmet mod"? which Hasbro fig to get, ect?
i've tried searching the 485 pages, and "mod" is too short to search, and helmet gets about 2000 hits lol

Wanderer
06-25-2010, 06:35 PM
The figure is far too big. Coupled with that weird helmet means i'm still glad i passed on this figure. Hopefully if SS do make another version it'll look more accurate. I'll stick to my Medicom Mini Me version...

abake
06-25-2010, 08:21 PM
could i get some info on this "helmet mod"? which Hasbro fig to get, ect?
i've tried searching the 485 pages, and "mod" is too short to search, and helmet gets about 2000 hits lol

I don't know which Hasbro figure you have to look for, but you can try contacting Hurricane, he sells a set that includes the helmet and shoulder bells.
A bit difficult to get him to answer mails or PM's though.

barryo
06-25-2010, 10:00 PM
pretty sure it's the ultimate villan vader set that people are using for this mod.

unsung hero
06-26-2010, 08:09 AM
I have one of the correct Vaders for sale in the commerce section ;)

( I hope the shameless plugging is allowed, if not I'll delete this!)

samueljd
06-26-2010, 01:38 PM
I finally finished customizing my Vader. I was held up months ago, because the custom body I was using had a broken knee. Here's some pics of what I did to fix it and how my Vader looks complete:

http://i677.photobucket.com/albums/vv135/samueljd73/Custom/IMG_0641.jpg

http://i677.photobucket.com/albums/vv135/samueljd73/Custom/IMG_0640.jpg

http://i677.photobucket.com/albums/vv135/samueljd73/Custom/IMG_0642.jpg

http://i677.photobucket.com/albums/vv135/samueljd73/SciFi/Star%20Wars/Vader%20bodies/IMG_0646.jpg

I'm very happy with how Vader's turned out now. He body looks fuller and thicker, the height is more appropriate, and he has much more articulation (not that Vader moves very dynamically, but it's nice to have the better ability to pose him).

samueljd
06-26-2010, 01:40 PM
Another pic to show his height scale:

http://i677.photobucket.com/albums/vv135/samueljd73/SciFi/Star%20Trek/IMG_0667.jpg

As you all can see, he still looks imposing (I'd say even more so).

Wor-Gar
06-26-2010, 05:00 PM
That IS an impressive Vader.

Just a Pred body swap, huh?

abake
06-26-2010, 06:58 PM
Looks like the forearms and lower legs are from the original SST body.

MaulFan
06-26-2010, 07:15 PM
Looks like the forearms and lower legs are from the original SST body.

I would say they'd have to be in order to most easily attach the Sideshow boots and gloves, otherwise, probably some significany and maybe ineffective customization to further tweak the HT body to get the Sideshow pieces to attach.

Natrix
06-26-2010, 08:52 PM
Looks like the forearms and lower legs are from the original SST body.


The neck as well I believe.

EXOTICLEX
06-26-2010, 09:20 PM
:lol looks sweet next to the T800 man! Figured he'd be bigger but looks bigger than I expected when actually next to him.

Nice pic!

T-800 is awesome....wish I didn't cancel mine...but I'm back on the WL so maybe it will convert...

INCOM
06-28-2010, 01:41 PM
Great work samueljd! Out of curiosity, what is the overall height of Vader now?

Can someone please post a couple pics of Vader's head without his helmet? I'm getting ready to paint a Vader I'm working on and would like to nail the 2 tone paint scheme. Thanks in advance.

samueljd
06-28-2010, 08:35 PM
Great work samueljd! Out of curiosity, what is the overall height of Vader now?

Can someone please post a couple pics of Vader's head without his helmet? I'm getting ready to paint a Vader I'm working on and would like to nail the 2 tone paint scheme. Thanks in advance.

My Vader measure about 13.75 inch. I'd say he's between a half inch to about less than an inch shorter. I used a Hot Toys Pred body with with Briareos forearms (it eliminates the monkey arms Vader had [I thought the gloves appear too low on the arm on the stock SS Vader] and they fit nicely without any loss of articulation). I modded the HT Pred knees to fit the Vader calves (the only way to fit Vader's unique boots). Also, I slightly widened the neck area of the torso to accommodate the Vader neck adapter (that was probably the easiest modification). the joint I'm happy with the end results, since Vader now looks beefier and has a normal torso and the height looks correct.

samueljd
06-28-2010, 08:36 PM
Thanks for the words of encouragement guys! The planning took a lot of thought, but one I started modding him everything just seemed to naturally fall into place.

Mookeylama
06-30-2010, 08:43 PM
I finally finished customizing my Vader. I was held up months ago, because the custom body I was using had a broken knee. Here's some pics of what I did to fix it and how my Vader looks complete:

http://i677.photobucket.com/albums/vv135/samueljd73/Custom/IMG_0641.jpg

http://i677.photobucket.com/albums/vv135/samueljd73/Custom/IMG_0640.jpg

http://i677.photobucket.com/albums/vv135/samueljd73/Custom/IMG_0642.jpg

http://i677.photobucket.com/albums/vv135/samueljd73/SciFi/Star%20Wars/Vader%20bodies/IMG_0646.jpg

I'm very happy with how Vader's turned out now. He body looks fuller and thicker, the height is more appropriate, and he has much more articulation (not that Vader moves very dynamically, but it's nice to have the better ability to pose him).

that looks really good! did you make the replacement knee outta wood?! clever.

so how'd ya get the forearms and calves off the SS/HT bods? they don't have exposed screws. could you give a more detailed tutorial on modding the knees, forearms, and neck?
ah hell, i'll just send ya mine lol

Badism
06-30-2010, 10:24 PM
I'll tell you want body was made for Darth vader, the Hot Toys T-800. That's what I've used for my Vader custom (made from mostly Sideshow parts) and I think he look's fantastic. Height (when you facotr in the sideshow vader boots) and build is nearly perfect.

David Prowse was in fact a body builder and was nearly the size Arnold was in T2 when he played Vader.

thenammagazine
06-30-2010, 11:38 PM
I'll tell you want body was made for Darth vader, the Hot Toys T-800. That's what I've used for my Vader custom (made from mostly Sideshow parts) and I think he look's fantastic. Height (when you facotr in the sideshow vader boots) and build is nearly perfect.

David Prowse was in fact a body builder and was nearly the size Arnold was in T2 when he played Vader.

:lol:rotfl:lol Um... no, not even close:


http://www.daveprowse.narod.ru/images/vc2bg.jpg

Badism
07-01-2010, 11:48 AM
Here he is. I will have a lot more pix later when I restart my thread in the custom section. I love how heavy this sucker is on the T-800 body...

http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x245/Badism/DSC03576.jpg
http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x245/Badism/DSC03613.jpg

FlyAndFight
07-01-2010, 01:58 PM
That looks fantastic!!!

Wor-Gar
07-01-2010, 02:23 PM
Looks great!

Was it an easy swap? Love to see more pics and scale shots.

Badism
07-01-2010, 02:31 PM
Thanks, guys. More pix in my custom thread. http://sideshowcollectors.com/forums/showthread.php?t=78958

Wasn't hard at all. I had to trim the sleeve because they were way too long for the T-800 body, but that worked fine for me as I feel SSC vader's arms and gloves are a tad too long anyway.

wax murderer
07-01-2010, 05:07 PM
Nice work, but Dave Prowse, at 6'7". is quite a bit taller than Arnold(6'2"). Just thought it needed to be said(again)...PS

thenammagazine
07-01-2010, 05:20 PM
Nice work, but Dave Prowse, at 6'7". is quite a bit taller than Arnold(6'2"). Just thought it needed to be said(again)...PS

Dave Prowse is not 6'7" he's 6'5" and Arnold is only dreaming about being 6'2." Maybe if you add in the 3" pompadour he has, but the man is definitely not 6'2." :lol

DSD
07-02-2010, 01:55 AM
That looks fantastic, if the SS Vader looked like that out of the box I'd snap him up tout de suite.

Badism
07-02-2010, 11:56 AM
Well, Sideshow Vader is very good, but I'm 100% sure they made his head look so strange so that we'll have incentive to buy the their next Vader. I for one couldn't wait. :lol

V!C
07-03-2010, 07:11 AM
Is this Vader:
https://www.sideshowtoy.com/?page_id=4489&sku=2129

The best 1/6th scale version around? Is that the one in this thread? What should I expect to pay nowadays...

Really interested in getting one.

arnax161
07-03-2010, 08:06 AM
That is the best mod I have seen yet. Great work!

wax murderer
07-03-2010, 08:15 AM
Prowse is 6'5" NOW, after 2 hip replacements and several knee surgeries. At the time of filming his height was officially listed as 6'7". As for Arnold, I only know what I've read...PS

abake
07-03-2010, 11:58 AM
Is this Vader:
https://www.sideshowtoy.com/?page_id=4489&sku=2129

The best 1/6th scale version around? Is that the one in this thread? What should I expect to pay nowadays...

Really interested in getting one.

Yup, that is the figure being discussed in this thread, and yes, it is the best Vader out there.

lambo944
07-03-2010, 01:20 PM
I'm gonna sell my vader maybe next week. how much do you guys think is the best price to sell him? Im thinking of selling him for $210 shipping included. I went on ebay and the cheapest price i saw for this bad boy was 210.

samueljd
07-03-2010, 10:55 PM
Arnold was 6'2" back in his competitive bodybuilding days. Now in his mid-60s, I'm sure he's barely breaking 6'.

samueljd
07-03-2010, 11:24 PM
Some more pics for folks who had asked about the scale comparisons. The pre-modded Vader was gigantic compared to other figures, which was over a half inch to an inch taller than he is now. These pics are from several months ago, which are before I used the Briareos forearms (the body has the SS Vader forearms, so he has the monkey arms).

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

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

Vivisect
07-03-2010, 11:57 PM
Arnold was 6'2" back in his competitive bodybuilding days. Now in his mid-60s, I'm sure he's barely breaking 6'.

You are probably right, It seems to me like hard core body builders and lifters seem to loose a bit more of their height than most in their old age.:lol
I used to do a bit of work for Ernie Frantz and when I first met him he seemed to be about 6 inches shorter than in all of his old pictures taken around the same gym from the 70'-80's, though I thought it was best not to ask a guy who at 76 I have seen lift 600+ pounds, about his "shrinkage" problem.:horror

thenammagazine
07-04-2010, 01:07 AM
I'm gonna sell my vader maybe next week. how much do you guys think is the best price to sell him? Im thinking of selling him for $210 shipping included. I went on ebay and the cheapest price i saw for this bad boy was 210.

FYI. Discussion about flipping a figure, especially asking for advice about it, isn't really taken well on this forum. ;)

Vivisect
07-04-2010, 01:15 AM
FYI. Discussion about flipping a figure, especially asking for advice about it, isn't really taken well on this forum. ;)

There is are buy/trade/sell threads on this forum, I don't see why there is a problem getting advise on what he should expect to get for it. It his figure to sell just like all the people selling their figures on this sit.

Really don't see how anyone could be bothered by this.

thenammagazine
07-04-2010, 02:56 AM
There is are buy/trade/sell threads on this forum, I don't see why there is a problem getting advise on what he should expect to get for it. It his figure to sell just like all the people selling their figures on this sit.

Really don't see how anyone could be bothered by this.

Wait and see. :lol

Vivisect
07-04-2010, 04:34 AM
Wait and see. :lol

I suppose you are probably right, I have seen some pretty heated arguments over absolutely nothing around here.:lol

Wanderer
07-04-2010, 05:08 AM
Yup, that is the figure being discussed in this thread, and yes, it is the best Vader out there barring the Medicom versions.

Yes. yes i agree:monkey3

samueljd
07-04-2010, 05:09 AM
I suppose you are probably right, I have seen some pretty heated arguments over absolutely nothing around here.:lol

It depends on what section of the forum you frequent. Most of the sections are pretty laid back and fun, but there are a few that are hardcore and purist about some subject matter. All in all though this forum has some of the more respectful and easier to get along with people I've come across on a forum (that's why I stick to reading and posting here).

Vivisect
07-04-2010, 06:43 AM
It depends on what section of the forum you frequent. Most of the sections are pretty laid back and fun, but there are a few that are hardcore and purist about some subject matter. All in all though this forum has some of the more respectful and easier to get along with people I've come across on a forum (that's why I stick to reading and posting here).

I Agree this is the friendliest of the sites for this stuff I have joined and the reason I have made this one my home in a way, but i dont stick my head out of the Star Wars customs section to often, but a few of the times I have, I have seen some pretty silly arguments going on.

thenam was right though, there are some people who don't think to highly of people "flipping" stuff, even if it is theirs to with as they please, especially if someone is fairly new around here or doesn't post a lot some will take it as they only come here sell their stuff.

I personally don't care if people want to "flip" stuff, it's not my problem, and if the price is right I'll buy their stuff. Hell, If people the people that buy the custom clothes and such that I make wanted to "flip" them that's their business not mine, I got better things to worry about. :)

lambo944
07-04-2010, 07:13 AM
I just came here for some advice thats all,i just thought you guys would be the best people to help me out.

abake
07-04-2010, 08:07 AM
Yes. yes i agree:monkey3

:lol

Right... well, he did ask about 1/6 scale and there's no discussion there, is it? If he'd just asked about best figure I'd be willing to discuss it.

The Craw
07-04-2010, 10:33 AM
I just came here for some advice thats all,i just thought you guys would be the best people to help me out.don't worry about it. you should be able to sell it for as much as you want. i don't consider selling year old figures as "flipping" anyway. prices go up on sold out collectibles. thats life. "flipping" is what i'm gonna do with that Gort predator when i sell him in few weeks for $600. that will probably be frowned on but too bad.:nana:

Vivisect
07-04-2010, 10:44 AM
don't worry about it. you should be able to sell it for as much as you want. i don't consider selling year old figures as "flipping" anyway. prices go up on sold out collectibles. thats life. "flipping" is what i'm gonna do with that Gort predator when i sell him in few weeks for $600. that will probably be frowned on but too bad.:nana:


And you will probably get it, I mean really, who's to say who's worse, the "jerk" that flips something for twice what he paid, or the "idiot" that buys it from him.:lol

The Craw
07-04-2010, 10:54 AM
And you will probably get it, I mean really, who's to say who's worse, the "jerk" that flips something for twice what he paid, or the "idiot" that buys it from him.:lolpffft....it's going straight to ebay. i ain't gonna mess with these whiners.

thenammagazine
07-04-2010, 11:02 AM
pffft....it's going straight to ebay. i ain't gonna mess with these whiners.

:lecture:rotfl:lecture:rotfl:lecture Nothing's more awesome than trying to get fair market value for a long sold out collectible than being picked at by all the entitlement baby birds expecting this imaginary "SSF discount" before being called a scalper/flipper because you refuse to let it go for their absurd offers of retail or below. :lol

EVILFACE
07-04-2010, 11:18 AM
Flip it!!

samueljd
07-08-2010, 04:36 AM
:lecture:rotfl:lecture:rotfl:lecture Nothing's more awesome than trying to get fair market value for a long sold out collectible than being picked at by all the entitlement baby birds expecting this imaginary "SSF discount" before being called a scalper/flipper because you refuse to let it go for their absurd offers of retail or below. :lol

That reminds me of the guy who posted recently in the Cobra Throne thread looking for a deal on the Throne.:slap He later bragged about getting a great deal on the Throne off of EBay, after no one would sell it to him below cost. Funny thing is, now SS is giving away GC codes for free for online ComicCon. Folks are snagging codes for $50, $75, and even $100 easy (which can be applied towards the Throne). :rotfl

V!C
07-09-2010, 11:01 AM
I may just bite the bullet and get one on eBay if its that great of a figure. I need a definitive, top of the heap 1/6th scale Vader.

jkno
07-09-2010, 11:09 AM
I may just bite the bullet and get one on eBay if its that great of a figure. I need a definitive, top of the heap 1/6th scale Vader.

Then maybe you should wait for a SS ESB or ROTJ Vader. The SS ANH has its own problems.

V!C
07-09-2010, 11:13 AM
Then maybe you should wait for a SS ESB or ROTJ Vader. The SS ANH has its own problems.
When is either being released, or expected to be released? Thanks in advance...

jkno
07-09-2010, 11:23 AM
When is either being released, or expected to be released? Thanks in advance...

Not sure when, but SS will release them finally. Until then you can get the ANH Vader, but it is not the ultimate 1/6 Vader

V!C
07-09-2010, 12:05 PM
Not sure when, but SS will release them finally.
Huh? Not sure when, but they will? That's vague. LOL. So they will, or won't? Anything official, or just boardie speculation?



Until then you can get the ANH Vader, but it is not the ultimate 1/6 Vader
OK, so then I'll pass...

What are its major concerns, or what does it lack to make it a truly great sculpt, figure et.? Lightsaber that lights up? Chest board? The proportions of the helmet?

Darth Mitchell
07-09-2010, 01:31 PM
What are its major concerns, or what does it lack to make it a truly great sculpt, figure et.? Lightsaber that lights up? Chest board? The proportions of the helmet?

It's the oversized body that most people bug... But if you but him with some figures around him like I did here it isn't that bugging... But that's mine opinion :)
http://www.rebelscum.com/collections/vos/0.jpg

jkno
07-09-2010, 11:21 PM
Huh? Not sure when, but they will? That's vague. LOL. So they will, or won't? Anything official, or just boardie speculation?



OK, so then I'll pass...

What are its major concerns, or what does it lack to make it a truly great sculpt, figure et.? Lightsaber that lights up? Chest board? The proportions of the helmet?

Sideshow will release the other Vader versions, but it is too soon to release them right now, and on the other hand I doubt they will tell me (or you for that matter) when they release their stuff.

As for why the SS Vader is not accurate, just read this thread, if you want to buy a figure/collectible is better to research a bit on your own...

V!C
07-10-2010, 12:06 AM
It's the oversized body that most people bug... But if you but him with some figures around him like I did here it isn't that bugging... But that's mine opinion :)
http://www.rebelscum.com/collections/vos/0.jpg

That's it? Heck, I like that he is mammoth. Anything else the disgruntled fan-boys are nit-picking about? Or, is there serious gripes otherwise?

V!C
07-10-2010, 12:11 AM
Sideshow will release the other Vader versions, but it is too soon to release them right now, and on the other hand I doubt they will tell me (or you for that matter) when they release their stuff.

As for why the SS Vader is not accurate, just read this thread, if you want to buy a figure/collectible is better to research a bit on your own...

Why is it too soon? What are you talking about? No one asked whether they would tell me personally, or you, about releases. Stuff like that kinda gets disseminated via toy news outlets and other avenues, so its not like we are looking for 'inside sources' or the general ASSumming that goes on on boards like these.

Just asking if they had announced any future versions, that would reincarnate his image from other movies. That's it.

Oh, as for re-reading this thread....Yeah, that's helpful considering the waves of pages where there is drivel that won't answer my question. How about you, or maybe even someone else giving their OWN opinions and general summary of what has been a major issue. Geez, its not that hard...

stnuc

Mad Old Lu
07-10-2010, 07:20 AM
ROTJ Vader confirmed "soon" in the July 5 Q&A:


Q. With the Anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back, will you be making a Darth Vader Episode V 12-inch Figure soon? Maybe also for EP VI?

A. We do have plans for a new Darth Vader 12-inch figure, most likely an ROTJ version. Nothing is 100% concrete yet, but we’ll keep you in the loop.


That's about as difinitive an answer as you're going to get.

And Jkno didn't mean anything by his answer. I think you were a little too quick to jump down his throat.

MaulFan
07-10-2010, 08:12 AM
Awesome, I'd be very happy if ROTJ Vader was next, it won't stop me from getting an ESB eventually, but, ROTJ is the most wanted so I'd rather have him sooner, especially having Palpatine and his throne plus Jedi Luke, enough of these incomplete mini collections, ROTJ Vader and Ep1 Obi-Wan and we can have some complete duel displays.

V!C
07-10-2010, 08:24 AM
rotj vader confirmed "soon" in the july 5 q&a:



That's about as difinitive an answer as you're going to get.

And jkno didn't mean anything by his answer. I think you were a little too quick to jump down his throat.

thank you mister!

shockwave
07-10-2010, 08:34 AM
Awesome, I'd be very happy if ROTJ Vader was next, it won't stop me from getting an ESB eventually, but, ROTJ is the most wanted so I'd rather have him sooner, especially having Palpatine and his throne plus Jedi Luke, enough of these incomplete mini collections, ROTJ Vader and Ep1 Obi-Wan and we can have some complete duel displays.

It is great news! :yess: I was hoping for TESB Vader but heck I am not complaining. :monkey1 So it all depends of when the next Vader will be released? I'm guessing 3rd quarter 2011 and I wonder what will be the exclusive.

Heck I can wait...:lol

MaulFan
07-10-2010, 08:42 AM
I could see Vader being an SDCC piece again, but then again, the surprise has passed now, in 2008 it was a big deal because we hadn't gotten Vader at all yet.

Darth Mitchell
07-10-2010, 09:40 AM
I'm guessing 3rd quarter 2011 and I wonder what will be the exclusive.


Battle damaged (removeable)helmet?

Or alternate original "eyebrow" head :lol
http://www.steveohville.com/unmaskedvader.jpg

jkno
07-10-2010, 09:45 AM
Battle damaged (removeable)helmet?

Or alternate original "eyebrow" head :lol
http://www.steveohville.com/unmaskedvader.jpg

We need both eye brow and without eye brow versions.:yess: :D

Wor-Gar
07-10-2010, 10:39 AM
SS says the have "plans" and that "nothing is 100% concrete" so I wouldn't be expecting Vader any time soon.

Oger2k
07-10-2010, 10:46 AM
So what do you think?
Mid 2012 likely.
Not sure how much longer I can hold out for a Vader.

Gettingthe ANH vader and modding as appropriate.

Commtech
07-10-2010, 12:06 PM
So what do you think?
Mid 2012 likely.
Not sure how much longer I can hold out for a Vader.

Gettingthe ANH vader and modding as appropriate.

Good decision.
I think you should get the one that's available right now. IMO I think you should enjoy life in the present while you are still alive and in good health. By the time the new one comes out, the money you've spent on the first one would've been worth the couple of years of enjoyment. That's how I see it.:)

ps. Plus, modding it will be fun. You'll see.:wink1:

thenammagazine
07-10-2010, 04:42 PM
Battle damaged (removeable)helmet?

Or alternate original "eyebrow" head :lol
http://www.steveohville.com/unmaskedvader.jpg

Neither. Expect it to be a sculpt of the inevitable CG'd Hayden in the mask. :lol


SS says the have "plans" and that "nothing is 100% concrete" so I wouldn't be expecting Vader for a few years.

Fixed for accuracy. ;)

Darth Mitchell
07-11-2010, 02:14 AM
Neither. Expect it to be a sculpt of the inevitable CG'd Hayden in the mask. :lol

http://i699.photobucket.com/albums/vv357/ForoNero/Decorated%20images/LukeSkywalkerNooooo.jpg

:lol

pixletwin
07-11-2010, 03:09 AM
I'd be ok with that.

:lurking

No. I fully expect it to be a SE non-eye brow version. Wh would you want chunky monkey's eyebrows anyway? :dunno

MaulFan
07-11-2010, 07:34 AM
I'd say the 1:1 bust is a pretty good gauge of what the figure'll be, and I can't imagine them thinking an eyebrowed portrait a good exclusive or anything. I can agree with the removal, as much as it is not what the original film featured, it makes sense with the established trauma of ROTS.

Vivisect
07-11-2010, 10:37 AM
Mabee the exclusive for a ROTJ Vader could be something simple like hands posed for picking up the emperor and tossing him down the shaft, or shackles for Luke, or a chopped of hand/arm stump. Anyhow, just some ideas.

I would have no idea what they could add to an ESB Vader, except the the busted vader helm with Lukes face in it, which I thought they did for one of there PF's or something.

shockwave
07-11-2010, 10:50 AM
Mabee the exclusive for a ROTJ Vader could be something simple like hands posed for picking up the emperor and tossing him down the shaft, or shackles for Luke, or a chopped of hand/arm stump. Anyhow, just some ideas.

I would have no idea what they could add to an ESB Vader, except the the busted vader helm with Lukes face in it, which I thought they did for one of there PF's or something.


Inregards to TESB Vader how about the holo platform that Vader used to communicate w/the Emperor. Now it all depends if the figure is capable of that famous pose? But Vader did this in ROTJ as well.:dunno

Darth Mitchell
07-11-2010, 11:04 AM
Inregards to TESB Vader how about the holo platform that Vader used to communicate w/the Emperor. Now it all depends if the figure is capable of that famous pose? But Vader did this in ROTJ as well.:dunno

I wouldn't be suprised if they will release the platform as a enviorment like they did with the Emperor's throne :wink1:

MaulFan
07-11-2010, 12:07 PM
It better have lights though, otherwise it's just a big piece of poly waste in my book.

thenammagazine
07-11-2010, 12:09 PM
It better have lights though, otherwise it's just a big piece of poly waste in my book.

Prepare to be disappointed. :lol

MaulFan
07-11-2010, 12:12 PM
Well, it's not a must have accessory for me so I won't be bothered, I just won't understand why make it without lights.

I'd rather have the bottom half to Vader's meditation chamber than the platform.

thenammagazine
07-11-2010, 02:35 PM
Well, it's not a must have accessory for me so I won't be bothered, I just won't understand why make it without lights.

I'd rather have the bottom half to Vader's meditation chamber than the platform.

Because it's polystone. :duh

The Craw
07-11-2010, 04:02 PM
never understood the need for lights on figures. does anybody actually reach into their cabinets and turn everything on whenever they enter the room? too much of a hassle IMO.

MaulFan
07-11-2010, 04:14 PM
Lights on figures, I only find worthwhile for photos, but lights that have long lasting power, if they add to the display, I'd put to use. If the Han in Carbonite wall included a light overhead to mimic the lighting in Jabba's palace, I'd totally use that. Stuff like Vader's boxes actually lighting up, they run on small batteries that don't last long and from a veiwing distance, probably wouldn't stand out much so I don't find them necessary. I care more about lights when it acts as your display light just the same as any LED spotlights people buy for their detolfs or whatever.

lerath666
07-12-2010, 06:21 PM
Inregards to TESB Vader how about the holo platform that Vader used to communicate w/the Emperor. Now it all depends if the figure is capable of that famous pose? But Vader did this in ROTJ as well.:dunno
considering the anh vader can do it ( more or less) already, i don't see why not.

Hirogen
07-13-2010, 12:26 PM
I love the ANH Vader but I would relaly like a ROTJ Vader. Has SS stated they plan on making different Vaders or is this speculation? The ROTJ Vader is Vader to me, I hope we see one soon.

V!C
07-13-2010, 01:13 PM
I love the ANH Vader but I would relaly like a ROTJ Vader. Has SS stated they plan on making different Vaders or is this speculation? The ROTJ Vader is Vader to me, I hope we see one soon.

At this point, its all speculation...

Natrix
07-13-2010, 01:18 PM
I love the ANH Vader but I would relaly like a ROTJ Vader. Has SS stated they plan on making different Vaders or is this speculation? The ROTJ Vader is Vader to me, I hope we see one soon.


At this point, its all speculation...

It is not speculation, SS has stated in the past that they are planning on making all versions of Vader. There was no time frame given though.

V!C
07-13-2010, 01:23 PM
It is not speculation, SS has stated in the past that they are planning on making all versions of Vader. There was no time frame given though.

Exactly...

joda76
07-13-2010, 01:42 PM
We will get ROTJ Vader its just a matter of when. Thats the one I want.

Hirogen
07-13-2010, 02:24 PM
Thanks guys, good to know!

canofhumdingers
07-13-2010, 04:22 PM
I've seen some people say that the sideshow vader has "monkey arms". I think this stems from the fact that his gloves only extend about halfway up his forearm. But the pic below shows that sideshow got it quite right. Not to mention his hands fall midway-ish down his thigh (a little below the hips) when standing in a normal pose with arms at his sides, which is where human hands should fall in a normally proportioned person.

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

Anzik
07-13-2010, 05:59 PM
I'm sure we'll see ROTJ Vader during the 30th anniversary, cause its not like they would miss that.

V!C
07-22-2010, 10:28 PM
I need this, I may jump on one on eBay.

EXOTICLEX
07-22-2010, 11:01 PM
I thought SS's Vader was dead on.....imo

Darth Mitchell
07-23-2010, 04:11 AM
I'm sure we'll see ROTJ Vader during the 30th anniversary, cause its not like they would miss that.

They missed Boba this year :monkey2

thenammagazine
07-23-2010, 05:00 AM
They missed Boba this year :monkey2

Pretty much missed ESB this year. :lol

EVILFACE
07-23-2010, 05:05 AM
ESB is overrated anyway.

thenammagazine
07-23-2010, 05:27 AM
ESB is overrated anyway.

:lecture:lecture:lecture You're right, TPM is by far the most superior SW film anyway.

bmarz1000
07-23-2010, 07:44 AM
:lecture:lecture:lecture You're right, TPM is by far the most superior SW film anyway.

Yeah, they should skip Boba and go straight to Jar-Jar!

Nitro
07-23-2010, 07:47 AM
:lecture:lecture:lecture You're right, TPM is by far the most superior SW film anyway.

Thats right!! Sebulba made TPM an instant classic!! :lol:lol

FlyAndFight
07-23-2010, 09:23 AM
It wasn't the characters that made TPM so memorable but rather the fantastic lines! :lecture

"Yippee!"

"Are you an angel?"

"Meesa gonna _______"

"Ex-squeeze me!"

And what raised the film to a whole new galactic level: Midichlorians! :lecture

Wor-Gar
07-23-2010, 09:29 AM
It wasn't the characters that made TPM so memorable but rather the fantastic lines! :lecture

"Yippee!"

"Are you an angel?"

"Meesa gonna _______"

"Ex-squeeze me!"

And what raised the film to a whole new galactic level: Midichlorians! :lecture


And don't forget: Yousa bombad.

V!C
07-23-2010, 10:04 AM
What's a good price for one of these now? I'm going to snap one on eBay.

thenammagazine
07-23-2010, 10:54 AM
It wasn't the characters that made TPM so memorable but rather the fantastic lines! :lecture

"Yippee!"

"Are you an angel?"

"Meesa gonna _______"

"Ex-squeeze me!"

And what raised the film to a whole new galactic level: Midichlorians! :lecture


And don't forget: Yousa bombad.

Psh, newbs. :tap You forgot, "I saw your laser sword."

Deak Starkiller
07-23-2010, 10:55 AM
What's a good price for one of these now? I'm going to snap one on eBay.

Search completed items. :dunno

The Ringer
07-23-2010, 10:58 AM
What's a good price for one of these now? I'm going to snap one on eBay.

I think it has been going just around around retail still. Sometimes below. :duff

Darthrazz
07-23-2010, 10:59 AM
Psh, newbs. :tap You forgot, "I saw your laser sword."

As a kid, I remember kids calling Lightsabers laser swords. I guess by calling them that in his movie Luca$ can now trademark that word as well!

Cha-ching! I'm betting that's the ONLY reason that is in the movie.

barryo
07-24-2010, 05:40 PM
STICK EM' UP....!!!!!!!
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg45/barryo_photos/wips/dvrob2.jpg?t=1280018324
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg45/barryo_photos/wips/dvrob3.jpg?t=1280018344
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg45/barryo_photos/wips/dvrob1.jpg?t=1280018364

:monkey3

http://sideshowcollectors.com/forums/showthread.php?t=80232

:lol

dragontron
07-24-2010, 09:32 PM
STICK EM' UP....!!!!!!!
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg45/barryo_photos/wips/dvrob2.jpg?t=1280018324
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg45/barryo_photos/wips/dvrob3.jpg?t=1280018344
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg45/barryo_photos/wips/dvrob1.jpg?t=1280018364

:monkey3

http://sideshowcollectors.com/forums/showthread.php?t=80232

:lol

:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl All the money in the bag!

Darth Cruel
07-24-2010, 09:52 PM
Damn! Tht is funny stuff, barryo!

The Craw
07-24-2010, 10:07 PM
:lol:lol:lol

Darth Cruel
07-24-2010, 10:10 PM
barryo...maybe you should submit those pictures to the police as a composite sketch to help them with their investigation!

V!C
07-30-2010, 10:33 AM
How do you take the helmet off to start the mod? After that, do you sand the head or the innards of the helmet? Thanks...

jkno
07-30-2010, 12:02 PM
How do you take the helmet off to start the mod? After that, do you sand the head or the innards of the helmet? Thanks...

You simply pull the helmet, removing it from the head, the glue might sound like cracks but not to worry. Then you sand/cut the inner parts and verify if helmet fits better. If not sand again and so on until you get the desired pose for the helmet

automaton
07-30-2010, 12:54 PM
Psh, newbs. :tap You forgot, "I saw your laser sword."

i don't have a problem with the Midichlorians… it was a needed plot device to demonstrate how much the galaxy was changed by the Emperor (there is actual science behind the force, but by the time of the OT, it is reduced to a "hokey religion"), same with "laser sword"… Anakin was so far removed from everything, just a way to illustrate his naiveté.

i mean, these issues seem trivial to the real problems. the character development… the acting… the pacing… the blue screens…

V!C
08-01-2010, 10:52 AM
You simply pull the helmet, removing it from the head, the glue might sound like cracks but not to worry. Then you sand/cut the inner parts and verify if helmet fits better. If not sand again and so on until you get the desired pose for the helmet

Thanks a lot.

Oh, has this helmet/head been modded?
http://i28.tinypic.com/jgppab.jpg

That pose is awesome.

jkno
08-03-2010, 04:50 AM
That could be a Hasbro helmet

Editdroid
08-04-2010, 09:32 AM
Just to clarify one thing. To remove the entire head from this Vader, simply pulling on it will do?

I'm worried about breaking it ...

pixletwin
08-04-2010, 09:56 AM
Yup. Wiggle it off carefully. But its done easy enough.

abake
08-04-2010, 01:25 PM
Be very careful with the tusks.

morbidaj
08-04-2010, 02:31 PM
took a long time to get my helmet off.. lots of stop/starts in trying to wiggle it off.. in the end if finally gave way and snapped.

i did the hasbro dome mod.. i had kept the 12" talking vader MIMB (lame) for however many years its been.. 13 years, and cracked it open to steal the dome.

Looks pretty awesome now.. love the length of the back dome area.

SirGor
08-04-2010, 02:43 PM
Do you need to take the helmet off to do the mod?

V!C
08-04-2010, 03:49 PM
Do you need to take the helmet off to do the mod?

Yes. Which is why i'm nervous. LOL

fireball117
08-07-2010, 11:43 AM
those are pretty cool.

zeiss
08-10-2010, 12:05 PM
Here are some pictures of my Sideshow
Vader with a Hurricane custom helmet:

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k257/mmhand/IMG_2725.jpg

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k257/mmhand/IMG_2724.jpg

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k257/mmhand/IMG_2720.jpg

drjedisith
08-10-2010, 12:10 PM
those are awesome pics man! great job hurc. and congrats to you

abake
08-10-2010, 02:02 PM
Awesome!
I'm so hoping to get mine soon.

zeiss
08-10-2010, 06:59 PM
Thanks! It is a definite improvement over the dome originally included with the figure.

The Batman Professor
08-10-2010, 10:04 PM
Awesome mod.

D'oh!
08-11-2010, 12:05 AM
Love it!

It still bugs me that Sideshow made the chain too tight to go over the neck. That's my preferred look.

jkno
08-11-2010, 02:36 AM
That Hurricane helmet looks superb!

zeiss
08-11-2010, 02:31 PM
The Hurricane dome seems to use the hasbro dome as its base with some nice mods like the widow's peak. It is larger than the Sideshow dome and fits the faceplate much better. In general, I thought the helmet originally looked too small in comparison to the body. Now, it looks closer to the proportions seen in ANH.

mata787
09-05-2010, 05:00 PM
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs409.snc4/47237_10150257278740542_580525541_14538165_4312618 _n.jpg

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs626.snc4/58680_10150257278775542_580525541_14538167_4298905 _n.jpg

jedibear
09-05-2010, 05:32 PM
Nice shots, mata787....you've got those Imperials' uniforms looking sharp and crisp. Well, done, sir!

"Don't fail me again....Admiral!"
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3868906443/" title="PIETT08 by qui_gonbear, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3455/3868906443_13e58d8968_z.jpg?zz=1" width="640" height="512" alt="PIETT08" /></a>

Mandible
09-06-2010, 01:58 AM
Hey guys,

Which is the hasbro helmet everyone is talking about for the mod? Is there a year to look for, Power of the Force series, etc?

Thanks.

jkno
09-06-2010, 03:20 AM
Darth Vader & the Emperor together at last:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v226/sergiurusu/Display/Display%20archive/DisplaySideshowVaderEmperor02.jpg

cruxz
09-07-2010, 12:21 AM
Hey guys,

Which is the hasbro helmet everyone is talking about for the mod? Is there a year to look for, Power of the Force series, etc?

Thanks.

It's the Hasbro 12" Electronic 'Talking' Darth Vader

http://i.ebayimg.com/17/!B1Dl5+gCWk~$(KGrHqUOKicE)(fgFcRkBMc8w2R4K!~~_12.J PG http://www.justflashtemplates.com/pubimg/hasbro.12in.electronic.vader.jpg

cruxz
09-07-2010, 12:23 AM
Darth Vader & the Emperor together at last:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v226/sergiurusu/Display/Display%20archive/DisplaySideshowVaderEmperor02.jpg

Love the picture
Where's the 'Death Star Plan' coming from?

jkno
09-07-2010, 12:49 AM
Love the picture
Where's the 'Death Star Plan' coming from?

Thank you. That is from the Hasbro 3"3/4 R2-Q5 action figure, and I simply made it light up with a puck light. The same with the emperor hologram which is a Hasbro TPM Palpatine hologram figure and also added a puck light underneath.

cruxz
09-07-2010, 12:58 AM
Thank for the info, Sergiu
How big is the DS Plan compare to 12" vader? say if he's holding it on his hand?

jkno
09-07-2010, 01:30 AM
Thank for the info, Sergiu
How big is the DS Plan compare to 12" vader? say if he's holding it on his hand?

The transparent conical stand of the Death Star is much bigger than Vader's hand. But I guess you can cut the wide part from the bottom and thus use a smaller part. Or just keep the Death Star and insert a small wire inside it to be hold by Vader.

cruxz
09-07-2010, 02:08 AM
Great.
I guess I'll be looking for it on thebay
Thanks again for the info

jkno
09-07-2010, 06:48 AM
Great.
I guess I'll be looking for it on thebay
Thanks again for the info

Glad to help :duff

Wor-Gar
09-07-2010, 09:59 PM
I guess I can start putting this where it belongs...

For those interested in the "PJB torso mod" to lower Vader a bit, here's a comp that shows the difference:

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j306/Wor-Gar/VaderBEFORE-AFTERCompfull.jpg

Might be helpful to see what you get.

Commtech
09-07-2010, 10:41 PM
Here's my SSC Vader with modded hasbro helmet and WIP new cape (cape chain will be painted black):

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/edidu/IMG_1581.jpg

automaton
09-08-2010, 12:37 AM
Commtech... beautiful Vader! the mods make a world of difference.

jkno
09-08-2010, 03:21 AM
Here's my SSC Vader with modded hasbro helmet and WIP new cape (cape chain will be painted black):

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/edidu/IMG_1581.jpg

I like how your Vader looks like, that should have looked in the fist place. The cape is great!

Darth Mitchell
09-08-2010, 03:24 AM
Here's my SSC Vader with modded hasbro helmet and WIP new cape (cape chain will be painted black):

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/edidu/IMG_1581.jpg

WOW what did you do with the helmet?
It looks much better without the gloss :D

Spiker
09-08-2010, 03:34 AM
And again my modded one :) Note: i used the original dome, just bend and lowered it.

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i232/Spiker1200/Sideshow/033-1.jpg?1283942014

Mandible
09-08-2010, 05:18 AM
Nice work Spiker. Have you got a front on eye level view of the helmet?

eczamurai
09-08-2010, 06:24 AM
thing I hate about the ANH version of sideshow is the fact that the chestpiece isnt glossy. Or more like the fact that the helmet piece IS glossy if you want to be correct lol.

It looks inconsistent because of it :(