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jkno
05-22-2012, 03:33 AM
The funny thing is that every time I get the chance I prefer to display my Vader figures or statues without the plastic pole they call lightsaber.

chRd
05-22-2012, 05:42 PM
ditto. if it ain't light up LEDs, in the box you go

devilof76
05-22-2012, 09:46 PM
:lol :lol :lol

Jay1138
05-23-2012, 06:46 AM
I could care less if the 1/6 lightsaber lights up. The clear, color lightsaber pole has never bothered me.

Back to Vader, after the mods I did this figure is one of my favorites. I can't imagine Sideshow or Hot Toys topping it for me. Unless the ESB/ROTJ version has a removable helmet with perfect Sebastian Shaw portrait.

Invictus Sol
05-23-2012, 08:07 AM
Hoping they do not do a removable helmet/mask and instead stick with two different headsculpts. Removable masks always screw with the proportions and tend not to stay on that well, especially Vader as it's at least 2 seperate components. Really I'd prefer they skip a reveal altogether but can live with two sculpts since it should mean everyone's happy.

pixletwin
05-23-2012, 08:09 AM
I am pretty sure they will do the multiple head sculpts style... I preferred the true reveal at one point, but now I don't care. :lol

Darth Cruel
05-23-2012, 08:13 AM
Oh, I absolutely prefer the reveal...but it absolutely HAS to be a separate head. And it has to have all of the pieces as well.

barryo
05-23-2012, 09:24 AM
i'm just hoping that the tusks on the mask are a little bit more substantial than the previous ones. i wish that part could be made of some type metal. they are too frajeelay (french sp).

Anakin
05-23-2012, 11:37 PM
how much this is going for these days??,,

Darth Cruel
05-24-2012, 07:51 AM
how much this is going for these days??,,

A lot. A hell of a lot in fact.



350.00 to 550.00 on ebay depending on version and condition.

canadaclone
05-24-2012, 02:22 PM
Sideshow posts or says something about this years reveal for VADER and then mentions the light up lightsabres they are trying...just enough to keep me from wandering over to Ebay...but SDCC can't get here soon enough....

Invictus Sol
05-24-2012, 03:44 PM
A lot. A hell of a lot in fact.



350.00 to 550.00 on ebay depending on version and condition.

Yeah, I ran across an online store selling one MIB for $600.00. Even if a new Vader weren't coming for another 10 years, there's just no chance I'd pay those kinds of prices. Seems ludicrous.

jdeezy75
06-05-2012, 11:55 AM
I could care less if the 1/6 lightsaber lights up. The clear, color lightsaber pole has never bothered me.

Back to Vader, after the mods I did this figure is one of my favorites. I can't imagine Sideshow or Hot Toys topping it for me. Unless the ESB/ROTJ version has a removable helmet with perfect Sebastian Shaw portrait.

How about the Hayden Christensen portrait? :rotfl

Niltusk
06-05-2012, 12:05 PM
how much this is going for these days??,,


A lot. A hell of a lot in fact.



350.00 to 550.00 on ebay depending on version and condition.

No. Hasn't been going for that since the Medi 2.0 release was announced. 180 to 290 depending on condition. Theres been alot going unsold at 300 NMIB. Theres an EX BiN NIB at 325 and I'm waiting to see if it gets bought since its the Ex version.

Matt S
06-05-2012, 12:18 PM
No. Hasn't been going for that since the Medi 2.0 release was announced. 180 to 290 depending on condition. Theres been alot going unsold at 300 NMIB. Theres an EX BiN NIB at 325 and I'm waiting to see if it gets bought since its the Ex version.

That makes two of us since that my auction...LOL.....trying to sell it before the next Vader hits

Niltusk
06-05-2012, 12:28 PM
That makes two of us since that my auction...LOL.....trying to sell it before the next Vader hits

Might get it done since its the EX, I've seen the normal version being passed at alot though at that price. Good luck on the sale, its still a rare find and I hope someone grabs it.

Mad Old Lu
06-05-2012, 12:31 PM
I'm holding on to mine. Still love it. Nothing wrong with two Vaders! :)

devilof76
06-05-2012, 12:32 PM
Only thing wrong with two Vaders is that it's not three Vaders.

King Darkness
06-05-2012, 12:38 PM
That's sound math there.

I shall apply that logic to my hooker addiction.

"Only problem with two hookers, is that it's not three hookers".....yes...I like that.

devilof76
06-05-2012, 12:42 PM
Cogent application of the principle. :cool:

Niltusk
06-05-2012, 12:43 PM
I'm holding on to mine. Still love it. Nothing wrong with two Vaders! :)

:rock:rock:rock

Niltusk
06-05-2012, 12:45 PM
That's sound math there.

I shall apply that logic to my hooker addiction.

"Only problem with two hookers, is that it's not three hookers".....yes...I like that.

LIFESTYLE... not addiction :hi5:

Niltusk
06-05-2012, 12:46 PM
I didn't multi post, I'm going all The Ween on this thread. Colored script will follow.

Darth Cruel
06-05-2012, 12:51 PM
No. Hasn't been going for that since the Medi 2.0 release was announced. 180 to 290 depending on condition. Theres been alot going unsold at 300 NMIB. Theres an EX BiN NIB at 325 and I'm waiting to see if it gets bought since its the Ex version.

Based on what I see in the completed listings...someone might have gotten lucky and got a regular for 100.00 because it was described as a Sith Apprentice version...but the picture shows a regular version Vader.

I also see some Medicoms going for 100.00.

But the cheapest Sideshow Vader I see is 213.60 shipped for a used regular version.

260.00 minimum for an opened exclusive version.


562.00 max for an exclusive in a factory sealed brown shipper.

And these are auctions that ended in a sale.

I have been watching this figure very closely as I needed to replace mine. The prices are still crazy.

I expect them to come down. But they haven't yet...at least, not substantially.


http://www.ebay.com/csc/i.html?_sacat=0&_nkw=Sideshow%20Darth%20Vader&LH_Complete=1&_sop=16

Niltusk
06-05-2012, 12:59 PM
Based on what I see in the completed listings...someone might have gotten lucky and got a regular for 100.00 because it was described as a Sith Apprentice version...but the picture shows a regular version Vader.

I also see some Medicoms going for 100.00.

But the cheapest Sideshow Vader I see is 213.60 shipped for a used regular version.

260.00 minimum for an opened exclusive version.


562.00 max for an exclusive in a factory sealed brown shipper.

And these are auctions that ended in a sale.

I have been watching this figure very closely as I needed to replace mine. The prices are still crazy.

I expect them to come down. But they haven't yet...at least, not substantially.


http://www.ebay.com/csc/i.html?_sacat=0&_nkw=Sideshow%20Darth%20Vader&LH_Complete=1&_sop=16

Yeah, you originally said 350 and up depending on version and condition. Again, as you have shown, that time has passed. You may get someone biting at 400 and up just out of sheer stupidity or if they just have to find one in a mailer sealed, but its definitely not the norm anymore.

Darth Cruel
06-05-2012, 01:05 PM
Yeah, you originally said 350 and up depending on version and condition. Again, as you have shown, that time has passed. You may get someone biting at 400 and up just out of sheer stupidity or if they just have to find one in a mailer sealed, but its definitely not the norm anymore.

I did state depending on the version and condition. My bad...I never deal in regular versions.

Niltusk
06-05-2012, 01:13 PM
I did state depending on the version and condition. My bad...I never deal in regular versions.

I try for the Ex versions, but at the price differential these can go for thats not always in some peoples budgets, but the guy selling his Ex above that I mentioned at 325 MIB is still a pretty good deal I would think for all parties concerned. Not as great for the sellers that were selling last fall, but still pretty good with 2 additional Vaders on the horizon.

Matt S
06-05-2012, 01:26 PM
I get the Ex if its a cool exclusive....the Vader was a must, and the one I'm keeping has been customized to perfection....lol

Invictus Sol
06-05-2012, 01:52 PM
Yep, no way I'd sell a nicely customized ANH version just because of this new one. I think they really complement each other and it'd be nice for display purposes to keep them both.

Just too expensive now to go back and buy the ANH version on the secondary market and then customize him. Maybe in 3 or 4 years, HT will re-do it and then I'll pounce. Just need to bide my time... *strokes white long-haired lap cat*

devilof76
06-05-2012, 02:02 PM
I KNEW YOU HAD A LAP CAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.pbpulse.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/bodysnatchers1.jpg

Invictus Sol
06-05-2012, 02:04 PM
Lol, was not expecting such an extreme reaction. :P

devilof76
06-05-2012, 02:14 PM
It took me by surprise too. :o

Darth Cruel
06-05-2012, 03:06 PM
I think that if the height is corrected, then I will just get one of the new Vader bodies fromTA and mod the current Vader with it.

Lejuan
06-09-2012, 05:10 PM
i know this is not star wars merch , but i didnt know where else to put it :OS let me know your thoughts though

Seems like you did know where else to put it. In the War Machine thread :dunno

pixletwin
06-15-2012, 10:46 AM
That pic is crappily weird. :lecture

devilof76
06-15-2012, 10:47 AM
Oops. :o

No, go here.

http://www.sideshowcollectors.com/forums/showpost.php?p=4550203&postcount=2042

EXOTICLEX
06-16-2012, 12:19 AM
So the Ex is fetching no less than $260? Hum...I don't think I would sell mine that low....$325 does sound good though...and the highest being $500 for MSIB....anyways....here is a pic from a few weeks back....My oldest brother had a Star Wars themed surprise B-day party thrown for him and I provided some of my figures....sorry for the crappy pic quality but enjoy...
http://i495.photobucket.com/albums/rr313/somchair1/550989_3785861441343_177317217_n.jpg

barryo
06-16-2012, 01:01 AM
the orig will ever more have shelf space dedicated to him no matter how many more versions are put out..............:lecture...........well with the right helmet anyway............:lol

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg45/barryo_photos/dv-1.jpg

Matt S
06-18-2012, 08:46 AM
My extra EX Vader is gone.......yay! Gotta take pics of the custom one I have - with the Hasbro altered helmet, sideshow cape under control using cloth tape, its pretty much dead on to movie - more or less

toomanyfigures
06-18-2012, 09:48 PM
just scored an exclusive for 210 shipped on ebay, never displayed box has minor corner damage, never thought id get such a good price

canadaclone
06-18-2012, 10:21 PM
I think the ROTJ Vader that is going to be revealed in a few weeks has people clearing out their Vader shelf.

Khonsu70
06-18-2012, 11:08 PM
I think the ROTJ Vader that is going to be revealed in a few weeks has people clearing out their Vader shelf.

I don't get it, myself. This is Vader from ANH, and, as such, is distinctly different from ESB/ROTJ Vader. To each their own, but no way in hell am I parting with my ANH Vader!

j14
06-18-2012, 11:23 PM
Vader was my first ever SS figure so no way he will ever be sold. New and old Vader will be side by side on my shelf.

chRd
06-18-2012, 11:29 PM
Vader is vader, to sell is to regret

Darth Mitchell
06-19-2012, 12:49 PM
I've waited a whole year to get my ANH Vader after I saw it being previewd by SS. And when I've got him he was (and still is) my favorite figure in my collection!

So no way I could sell him! :lecture

Niltusk
06-19-2012, 01:37 PM
I don't get it, myself. This is Vader from ANH, and, as such, is distinctly different from ESB/ROTJ Vader. To each their own, but no way in hell am I parting with my ANH Vader!

:goodpost::exactly::exactly::exactly:

People act like they're rebooting ANH Vader. Apples and Oranges here. If people are selling their ANH Vader because of this one, why have an ANH Vader in the first place? :dunno

Matt S
06-19-2012, 04:26 PM
just scored an exclusive for 210 shipped on ebay, never displayed box has minor corner damage, never thought id get such a good price

That is good; I sold my EX two days ago for $275; I am happy

devilof76
06-19-2012, 10:00 PM
:goodpost::exactly::exactly::exactly:

People act like they're rebooting ANH Vader. Apples and Oranges here. If people are selling their ANH Vader because of this one, why have an ANH Vader in the first place? :dunno

Some people only want one representation of a character.

Matt S
06-19-2012, 10:45 PM
For Vader, I'll have one from each movie. He's too cool a character, IMO

EXOTICLEX
06-20-2012, 02:14 AM
That is good; I sold my EX two days ago for $275; I am happy

eBay or here?

Invictus Sol
06-20-2012, 09:03 AM
:goodpost::exactly::exactly::exactly:

People act like they're rebooting ANH Vader. Apples and Oranges here. If people are selling their ANH Vader because of this one, why have an ANH Vader in the first place? :dunno


Some people only want one representation of a character.
Exactly. And ANH Vader was the only game in town so even if one preferred ESB/ROTJ, it would've been better than nothing. Overall I agree with the majority here, though. If I had the original, I'd keep it for display with the ANH stuff and buy the new Vader for seperate display.

galactiboy
06-21-2012, 11:24 AM
Okay, so this should be my final ANH Vader; I just put the TonyMeis Cape and Tabbard set on him :rock


http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e381/galactiboy/New%20Collection%20Room/bbe-2.jpg

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e381/galactiboy/New%20Collection%20Room/bbf-2.jpg

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e381/galactiboy/New%20Collection%20Room/bbg-3.jpg

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e381/galactiboy/New%20Collection%20Room/bbh-3-1.jpg



All told I did the following modifications to him:
Adjusted angle of the dome
Lowered the height using adbomen swap
Swapped the cape and Tabbars for the TonyMeis version

So not a lot of work and now I think he's pretty spot-on :rock :rock :rock

galactiboy
06-21-2012, 11:26 AM
Aww crap... just realized in my haste to snap some pics over lunch I forgot to have the tabbards on the outside of his armor :duh

Invictus Sol
06-21-2012, 11:59 AM
Was wondering about that but he looks great. Cape hangs really nicely.

galactiboy
06-21-2012, 07:32 PM
Now with robes in the right place :lol


http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e381/galactiboy/New%20Collection%20Room/bbi-3.jpg

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e381/galactiboy/New%20Collection%20Room/bbj-3.jpg

Niltusk
06-21-2012, 07:37 PM
:clapLooks pretty sweet:clap

galactiboy
06-21-2012, 07:38 PM
Thanks, the Sideshow Vader is impressive out of the box... but I think can be damn awesome with just a few tweaks.

Darth Waller
06-21-2012, 07:49 PM
Where do I get one of those capes?

galactiboy
06-21-2012, 07:59 PM
TonyMeis made them, but the first run is closed. I imagine another one might open up eventually. Really great quality!

abake
06-21-2012, 09:38 PM
I'm hoping to get in on an eventual second run, the work on the cape and tabbards is fantastic.

galactiboy
06-21-2012, 09:44 PM
Yep, the work on them is stellar :rock

King Darkness
06-22-2012, 12:43 AM
Looks top notch, J :clap :clap :clap



http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e381/galactiboy/New%20Collection%20Room/bbj-3.jpg

Smell the glove :rock

Darth Waller
06-22-2012, 05:40 AM
*sniff* Leia!

barryo
06-22-2012, 06:03 AM
Now with robes in the right place :lol



http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e381/galactiboy/New%20Collection%20Room/bbj-3.jpg





Smell the glove :rock


*sniff* Leia!

this is more of a "pull my finger" shot...............:lecture.............:monkey3


looks awesome GB. i've seen some of the custom capes being made and they always had a bluish tint to them but this one looks very black.
and all around fantastic.

galactiboy
06-22-2012, 06:13 AM
Yeah, the material selected really works well... I had the lforigno cape (which I also really like) but the issue was the cape did not match the tabbards, and the tabbards from sideshow did not hang very well.

So when this project came up I jumped at getting a matching set.

King Darkness
06-22-2012, 06:15 AM
I'll take your lforigno cape if you don't want it.

galactiboy
06-22-2012, 06:21 AM
I am selling it :naughty

King Darkness
06-22-2012, 07:26 AM
Five dollars?

FLOSI
06-22-2012, 07:30 AM
http://images.moviepostershop.com/darth-vader-poster-movie-poster-8999-1020386593.jpg
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e381/galactiboy/New%20Collection%20Room/bbi-3.jpg

Nice!!! :rock

pixletwin
06-22-2012, 07:34 AM
Looks really nice GB. Gives me a tummy ache.

EVILFACE
06-22-2012, 07:35 AM
That is a nice looking Vader, monkeyboy.

King Darkness
06-22-2012, 07:35 AM
Looks really nice GB. Gives me a tummy ache.

Eat Taco Bell, you'll feel better, I promise.

FLOSI
06-22-2012, 07:43 AM
Looks really nice GB. Gives me a tummy ache.

You sure that's no just your tooth?

galactiboy
06-22-2012, 07:59 AM
Burn!!!

And thanks fellas... I'm really happy with how he turned out :rock

BTW, I finally clicked on your Dinosauri, We link... powerful stuff. I really like the few Bukowski writings I've read. On a funny sidenote this whole time I just thought you liked the Dino statues from Sideshow :lol

barryo
06-22-2012, 08:25 AM
has anyone ever read the tag key words at the bottom of this thread?


"daddy issues"..................:lol:lol:lol

wtf?........that is hilarious.

galactiboy
06-22-2012, 08:26 AM
I just noticed that yesterday :lol

FLOSI
06-22-2012, 08:36 AM
Burn!!!

And thanks fellas... I'm really happy with how he turned out :rock

BTW, I finally clicked on your Dinosauri, We link... powerful stuff. I really like the few Bukowski writings I've read. On a funny sidenote this whole time I just thought you liked the Dino statues from Sideshow :lol

To be honest I really love his short stories about drinking and womanizing the most. :lol But yeah, that poem is a fave, for sure. And :lol @ the SS dino statue thing. Just thought I was promoting their statue line the whole time, eh? :lol

FLOSI
06-22-2012, 08:37 AM
has anyone ever read the tag key words at the bottom of this thread?


"daddy issues"..................:lol:lol:lol

wtf?........that is hilarious.

Holy crap! I just noticed that about a minute before reading your post! It must be new??

King Darkness
06-22-2012, 09:46 AM
Holy crap! I just noticed that about a minute before reading your post! It must be new??


Nope. Not new. You just don't pay attention. That "daddy issues" has been down there for sometime.

FLOSI
06-22-2012, 10:10 AM
Speaking of paying attention I just noticed how much that new Joker was going for through SS!! :panic: Crazy!

Mad Old Lu
06-22-2012, 10:14 AM
Just saw that too! Yikes!

devilof76
06-22-2012, 10:21 AM
:panic: Crazy!

It's only $75 cheaper than the Joker PF. :cuckoo:

FLOSI
06-22-2012, 10:30 AM
I think HT have been seeing the silly prices that their older figures have been going for on eBay and figure "why not do those figures over again and sell them at eBay prices"... :lol

King Darkness
06-22-2012, 10:32 AM
Thats too damn expensive for a doll. Bunch of worthless accessories that would stay in the box.

I would buy the figure and extra sculpt for maybe $200, but not what HT is asking for.

Meh.


Any who, that's enough of that kahkah talk in a SW thread.

FLOSI
06-22-2012, 10:38 AM
:lol Are you adding these tags, Peeness? :lol @ "old vader>new joker"

King Darkness
06-22-2012, 10:40 AM
:lol

Nah, its someone who just realized they could do it.

When Dave added the tag things a few years ago there was a rash of wild tag editing, infractions where given, people were banned, babies were eaten. It was a whole thing. You had to be there.

Been there done that.

FLOSI
06-22-2012, 10:46 AM
:lol Now waiting for inevitable "Flosi sucks" tag.

Babies were eaten. :lol

galactiboy
06-22-2012, 11:14 AM
Love the new tag: old vader > new joker :lol

galactiboy
06-22-2012, 11:15 AM
I will say the Joker price is decent considering all he comes with... I'm sure if I had all 3 previous Jokers I might even be able to use all of that crap :lol But as is I'm passing.

devilof76
06-22-2012, 11:21 AM
:lol Are you adding these tags, Peeness? :lol @ "old vader>new joker"


:lol

Nah, its someone who just realized they could do it.

When Dave added the tag things a few years ago there was a rash of wild tag editing, infractions where given, people were banned, babies were eaten. It was a whole thing. You had to be there.

Been there done that.

<-----newb :lol


Love the new tag: old vader > new joker :lol

:lecture

Invictus Sol
06-22-2012, 11:33 AM
I don't know, considering Joker comes with two headsculpts, table, chair, light-up stand and a zillion accessories, I don't think $275.00 is too far out there in relation to what HT charges for their regular figs (War Machine SV is $240.00 with hardly any accessories at all). Sure makes DX Luke look like a deal, though.

Darth Cruel
06-22-2012, 11:36 AM
I was going to add a "STFU Eli" tag...but I am scared.:)





This Vader will always be the primary Vader in my collection.

FLOSI
06-22-2012, 11:37 AM
I've thought Luke was a sweet deal for a long time now.... And it seems like "sweet deals" are fewer and far between in the 1/6th world as of late.

galactiboy
06-22-2012, 11:56 AM
Yeah, I've always preferred 1/6 figures over statues... now I guess I get to pay for that preference :lol

galactiboy
06-22-2012, 11:57 AM
Looks like stfu eli and flosi sucks also made the tags section :lol

FLOSI
06-22-2012, 12:23 PM
:lol Typical.

barryo
06-22-2012, 12:29 PM
STFU eli tags should be posted in all threads everywhere....:lol

Darth Waller
06-23-2012, 06:39 AM
http://images.moviepostershop.com/darth-vader-poster-movie-poster-8999-1020386593.jpg
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e381/galactiboy/New%20Collection%20Room/bbi-3.jpg

Nice!!! :rock

I've always loved that poster and GB really nailed the pose.

galactiboy
06-23-2012, 08:02 AM
Thanks, that pose just screams ANH Vader :rock

Customikey
06-24-2012, 04:29 AM
The ROTJ Vader is a grail, but I'll still hold onto my ANH. Nothing beats a classic.
Meanwhile, ROTJ Vader might get space next to The Emperor if we never see some red robes!!

King Darkness
06-24-2012, 04:35 AM
Hey look, Mikey isn't dead.

:wave

FLOSI
06-25-2012, 08:06 AM
Darth Waller rules....:lol

Darth Waller
06-25-2012, 10:31 AM
Darth Waller rules....:lol

Why, thank you. :lol

FLOSI
06-25-2012, 10:49 AM
No, you got your own tag now too.

devilof76
06-25-2012, 10:55 AM
I can't imagine who put it there. :lol

Darth Waller
06-25-2012, 10:56 AM
No, you got your own tag now too.

I am the original Darth on this board. :lecture


I can't imagine who put it there. :lol

Me neither. :monkey3

King Darkness
06-25-2012, 11:09 AM
REPORTED!!!!

barryo
06-25-2012, 11:35 AM
BELAY THAT !!!!

Darth Waller
06-25-2012, 11:55 AM
THREAD RATED!!!!

highlander1
06-25-2012, 12:48 PM
So Sideshow advertisement about Darth Vader says his PROTOTYPE will be at COMICCON ...l was hoping this was a finished Darth Vader and hoping to have by the end of this year ...l'm thinking wont see him until some time next year to be on our shelves ...GReatful were getting but thinking it's gonna be a while ....:impatient:

Wor-Gar
06-25-2012, 01:15 PM
BELAY THAT !!!!

:lol

Belay that belay!

galactiboy
06-25-2012, 01:36 PM
So Sideshow advertisement about Darth Vader says his PROTOTYPE will be at COMICCON ...l was hoping this was a finished Darth Vader and hoping to have by the end of this year ...l'm thinking wont see him until some time next year to be on our shelves ...GReatful were getting but thinking it's gonna be a while ....:impatient:

It's always (just about) a prototype... that means it's an approved figure and what will be sent off to production. Once in blue moon we'll first see a production sample first (like the battle droids), but even then we still might not see the figure for another 6 or 7 months.

So don't despair, this release is fairly typical for what we'd see at SDCC or a normal pre-order.

Gipetto0812
06-25-2012, 01:41 PM
It's always (just about) a prototype... that means it's an approved figure and what will be sent off to production. Once in blue moon we'll first see a production sample first (like the battle droids), but even then we still might not see the figure for another 6 or 7 months.

So don't despair, this release is fairly typical for what we'd see at SDCC or a normal pre-order.

or in Grievous' case, almost a year and still no PO :monkey2

Darth Cruel
06-25-2012, 01:42 PM
I always thought that prototypes were, or at least could be, pending approval.

galactiboy
06-25-2012, 02:00 PM
I always thought that prototypes were, or at least could be, pending approval.

Yeah, but usually they are pretty far along in that process when we see them. I can't think of too many 1/6 figures with major changes that have been pre-ordered at SDCC or through a normal ordering.

Grievous was one that was rushed to be at the show and according to Sideshow even the final articulation had not been worked out.

King Darkness
06-25-2012, 02:03 PM
Shut your whore mouth DC!!!

Do not ever question the wise and powerful Galactiboy!!!

galactiboy
06-25-2012, 02:04 PM
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Qt4NtJWEy3Q/T7Fo6M31IGI/AAAAAAAAAJc/P3xH9DHTmCI/s1600/great-powerful-oz.jpg

King Darkness
06-25-2012, 02:08 PM
:lecture .

Darth Waller
06-25-2012, 02:08 PM
Is that the symbol from Conan the Barbarian?

"Two snakes coming together... Facing each other!"

barryo
06-25-2012, 02:24 PM
"king darkness tattles"...........:lol


waller strikes again.....:lecture

highlander1
06-25-2012, 02:51 PM
It's always (just about) a prototype... that means it's an approved figure and what will be sent off to production. Once in blue moon we'll first see a production sample first (like the battle droids), but even then we still might not see the figure for another 6 or 7 months.

So don't despair, this release is fairly typical for what we'd see at SDCC or a normal pre-order.

good to know thank's......I've been saving all my rewards points and republic credits fot this vader.......so bring on the darkside preorder.....

Darth Cruel
06-25-2012, 05:44 PM
Shut your whore mouth DC!!!

Do not ever question the wise and powerful Galactiboy!!!


http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Qt4NtJWEy3Q/T7Fo6M31IGI/AAAAAAAAAJc/P3xH9DHTmCI/s1600/great-powerful-oz.jpg


LOL...HOLY ____! (hits and rolls to avoid fireblast from Oz...gets up and yells..."AND YOUR LITTLE DOG, TOO!")

King Darkness
06-25-2012, 11:15 PM
"king darkness tattles"...........:lol


waller strikes again.....:lecture


REPORTED!!!

devilof76
06-25-2012, 11:35 PM
It wasn't Waller.

barryo
06-26-2012, 05:09 AM
It wasn't Waller.

do tell...............:lol

FlyAndFight
06-26-2012, 08:17 PM
:monkey3





.....

devilof76
06-26-2012, 08:26 PM
do tell...............:lol

:lol

devilof76 made him do it.

Kuzeh
08-14-2012, 04:04 PM
Here are a few pic of my updated Vader with Tony Meis' cape and vest

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v382/kuzeh/Figures/SW/P7074380.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v382/kuzeh/Figures/SW/P7074378.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v382/kuzeh/Figures/SW/P7074376.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v382/kuzeh/Figures/SW/P7074372.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v382/kuzeh/Figures/SW/P7074366.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v382/kuzeh/Figures/SW/P7074373.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v382/kuzeh/Figures/SW/P7074375.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v382/kuzeh/Figures/SW/P7074420.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v382/kuzeh/Figures/SW/P7074421.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v382/kuzeh/Figures/SW/P7074422.jpg

Kuzeh
08-14-2012, 04:08 PM
A few more!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v382/kuzeh/Figures/SW/P7074424.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v382/kuzeh/Figures/SW/P7074412.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v382/kuzeh/Figures/SW/P7074406.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v382/kuzeh/Figures/SW/P7074408.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v382/kuzeh/Figures/SW/P7074410.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v382/kuzeh/Figures/SW/P7074382.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v382/kuzeh/Figures/SW/P7074383.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v382/kuzeh/Figures/SW/P7074394.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v382/kuzeh/Figures/SW/P7074388.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v382/kuzeh/Figures/SW/P7074393.jpg

abake
08-14-2012, 05:18 PM
Lovely cape and inner robes, but a little futzing would help a lot! :D

FLOSI
08-14-2012, 05:35 PM
Bad ass, Kuz!! That looks killer! :rock

VintijDroidGutzz
08-15-2012, 09:01 AM
Bad ass, Kuz!! That looks killer! :rock
Agreed!

What helmet dome is that Kuzeh??

Kuzeh
08-15-2012, 09:16 AM
Lovely cape and inner robes, but a little futzing would help a lot! :D

I know... I have to spend some time doing that... :D


Bad ass, Kuz!! That looks killer! :rock

Thanks Flos-man!! :wave!


Agreed!

What helmet dome is that Kuzeh??

Thanks, it's the Hasbro one... much better than Sideshow's!

VintijDroidGutzz
08-15-2012, 09:54 AM
A-ha!! There you go.. says it all doesn't it. :lol

FLOSI
08-15-2012, 10:01 AM
Kuzeh, which Hasbro figure is that from? Mine does not have the widows peak like yours????

Kuzeh
08-15-2012, 11:45 AM
Kuzeh, which Hasbro figure is that from? Mine does not have the widows peak like yours????

It was customized by my good friend Commtech :D

Mad Old Lu
08-15-2012, 12:40 PM
Looks awesome, Kuzeh!

FLOSI
08-15-2012, 02:26 PM
It was customized by my good friend Commtech :D

:( Son of a gun... It really does look fantastic! Congrats! :hi5:

SideshoMel
10-20-2012, 08:47 PM
Does anyone know where I can find some high quality photos of Sideshow's 1/6 Darth Vader? Did OneSixOmg , Lukazou or anyone like them take pics of Vader?

:clap:yess:
Thanks OMG!!! You did an awesome job!!!
http://i1203.photobucket.com/albums/bb388/ONESIXOMG/SkyWalkerHD803_zpsd5485023.jpg
http://i1203.photobucket.com/albums/bb388/ONESIXOMG/SkyWalkerHD804_zpsd5ab9334.jpg
http://i1203.photobucket.com/albums/bb388/ONESIXOMG/SkyWalkerHD806_zps4962c617.jpg

TheFiend
10-31-2012, 06:20 PM
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e381/galactiboy/New%20Collection%20Room/bbe-2.jpg




All told I did the following modifications to him:
Adjusted angle of the domeLowered the height using adbomen swap
Swapped the cape and Tabbars for the TonyMeis version

So not a lot of work and now I think he's pretty spot-on :rock :rock :rock

Your Vader looks nice.

What exactly did you do to the dome now? I take it that's the SS dome. I got this guy coming to me next week so I'm looking into my options of fixing the dome. Whether getting the Hasbro or doing something to the original, if possible. Thanks.

galactiboy
11-01-2012, 12:14 PM
I did 3 major things to Vader:
1) Height lowered by swapping out his abdomen with a Stormtrooper body abdomen. Not a huge difference in height, but it makes him look closer to the right scale with the rest of the series.
2) Changed the cape and robe for a custom set from Tony Meis
3) Carved out the inner supports on the Sideshow helmet so it will sit lower and tilt back more.

All pretty easy fixes. I'd say the robes and cape are the least necessary, but I just prefer how nice the new set looks by comparison.

Rorywan
11-01-2012, 02:17 PM
I have this guy coming soon as well. So I want to try all the cool mods you guys have done.

Quick question, which Hasbro Vader are you talking about for the dome?

I want to try and track the right one down on eBay.
Thanks.

wax murderer
11-01-2012, 06:04 PM
The helmet you want comes with 3 versions of Vader;the "electronic"Vader,the "Sith Lords"2-pack(Vader and Maul) and the "Ultimate Vader"set.Hasbro was also selling replacement helmets, but I believe they sold out some time ago...PS

Rorywan
11-02-2012, 01:48 AM
The helmet you want comes with 3 versions of Vader;the "electronic"Vader,the "Sith Lords"2-pack(Vader and Maul) and the "Ultimate Vader"set.Hasbro was also selling replacement helmets, but I believe they sold out some time ago...PS

Thanks man.

I will see what the cheapest option is.
:hi5:

devilof76
11-02-2012, 02:44 AM
3) Carved out the inner supports on the Sideshow helmet so it will sit lower and tilt back more.

After seeing a lot of modded Vaders, I definitely prefer the adjusted SSC dome to the Hasbro one.

swsqueakquels
11-02-2012, 05:26 AM
The helmet you want comes with 3 versions of Vader;the "electronic"Vader,the "Sith Lords"2-pack(Vader and Maul) and the "Ultimate Vader"set.Hasbro was also selling replacement helmets, but I believe they sold out some time ago...PS

I am not breaking out a Hasbro fig I have had in storage for ten years to scavenge parts to fix my $225 SSC Vader 2.0.:lol


After seeing a lot of modded Vaders, I definitely prefer the adjusted SSC dome to the Hasbro one.

That is a relief to hear.

I'm just ramping up to the Vader thing now that the DX is coming. I mean a Hasbro dome? And I know about the huge height on Vader 1.0, but the cape was so bad it needs a custom cape? And then I see that even the $$$ legendary Hurricane Vader is just a 1990's vinyl kit crossed with a bunch of Hasbro parts? What are people smoking in Vaderville?

Rorywan
11-02-2012, 05:29 AM
I think Kuzeh's Vader looks amazing. This is the Hasbro dome.
Although I do like the finish on the SS dome, it's seems sharper and glossier, especially when modded, Galactiboy's looks fantastic.

I guess it's down to how discerning you are as a collector, this looks the most accurate head I have seen so far.



http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v382/kuzeh/Figures/SW/P7074380.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v382/kuzeh/Figures/SW/P7074378.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v382/kuzeh/Figures/SW/P7074376.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v382/kuzeh/Figures/SW/P7074420.jpg

Lejuan
11-02-2012, 06:26 AM
I'm just ramping up to the Vader thing now that the DX is coming. I mean a Hasbro dome? And I know about the huge height on Vader 1.0, but the cape was so bad it needs a custom cape? And then I see that even the $$$ legendary Hurricane Vader is just a 1990's vinyl kit crossed with a bunch of Hasbro parts? What are people smoking in Vaderville?

I like to keep my figs in original condition, so I didn't do the helmet mod. The height doesn't bother me really, cause it makes Vader so imposing and that's ok. But the cape.... that hideous tent of a cape completely destroys the silhouette of this figure for me. When I draped lforigno's on it the whole figure lifted. I can live with the cape on OC Bats, so I'm not super picky in general... but I think Vader's stock cape really hurts the figure.

Matt S
11-02-2012, 07:26 AM
Wonder if Hurricane did the dome for him = has the correct 'V' tip on front

devilof76
11-02-2012, 09:18 AM
I don't recall the Hasbro dome looking like that.

FLOSI
11-02-2012, 09:23 AM
Commtech modded it for him.

devilof76
11-02-2012, 09:27 AM
He did a really good job.

King Darkness
11-02-2012, 09:44 AM
I put my ANH Vader on a Kaustic body a while back, I think it gives him a good height and size, without being ridicoulus like the Sideshow body.

http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t244/KingDarkness07/P1180473.jpg

Wor-Gar
11-02-2012, 09:52 AM
^^^^^^^^ HOLY SHEET! That's perfect right there! I love that line-up.

I gotta get that Vader body, height really looks perfect. I did the torso mod but vader is still a bit too tall with it done. But whatever body that is really looks perfect all round. Any mods required to make it work?

Also, is that a custom cape and robe? If not, how'd you get it to hang so well?

Rorywan
11-02-2012, 10:03 AM
I put my ANH Vader on a Kaustic body a while back, I think it gives him a good height and size, without being ridicoulus like the Sideshow body.

http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t244/KingDarkness07/P1180473.jpg

that looks perfect King. :clap

Rorywan
11-02-2012, 10:05 AM
Commtech modded it for him.

Yes, he added the widows peak. Which is pretty easy I would imagine with some resin putty? Looks fantastic IMO.

King Darkness
11-02-2012, 10:14 AM
^^^^^^^^ HOLY SHEET! That's perfect right there! I love that line-up.

I gotta get that Vader body, height really looks perfect. I did the torso mod but vader is still a bit too tall with it done. But whatever body that is really looks perfect all round. Any mods required to make it work?

Also, is that a custom cape and robe? If not, how'd you get it to hang so well?

That's high praise!!! WG seal of approval, HELL YEAH :yess:

Its all Sideshow WG, I folded the ends of the cape in on itself and futzed, nothing fancy.

And there's no modding of anything required, it all fits well. Only thing that's tight in the gloves cause the Kasutic arms are not as long as the Sideshow ones you gotta push up the sleeves to fit the gloves on, but that's it. You could easily trim a bit of the sleeves if you wanted.



that looks perfect King. :clap

Why thank you sir :)

Wor-Gar
11-02-2012, 10:26 AM
That's high praise!!! WG seal of approval, HELL YEAH :yess:

Its all Sideshow WG, I folded the ends of the cape in on itself and futzed, nothing fancy.

And there's no modding of anything required, it all fits well. Only thing that's tight in the gloves cause the Kasutic arms are not as long as the Sideshow ones you gotta push up the sleeves to fit the gloves on, but that's it. You could easily trim a bit of the sleeves if you wanted.


Well bravo, sir... you really made those Sideshow robes and cape sit well, so there's hope.

Is the body you used the KP-02 one?

Last question, just because I'm so impressed, that is the reg Fett SS body not on a slim, right? Good pose there too.

King Darkness
11-02-2012, 10:30 AM
Yeah, KP-02. One other thing that is nice is the head fits perfect on the peg and fits perfectly around the neck too. And has much great range of motion than on the Sideshow body.

And yeah, Fett is all Sideshow also.

Wor-Gar
11-02-2012, 10:34 AM
And yeah, Fett is all Sideshow also.

Knew it. Mine also looks just fine on the prometheus body, didn't see the need to switch to a slim like so many did. Your pose proves that.

Also, the three of them are all perfect height to one another. OK, off to get a KP-02. Thanks, King!!!!

abake
11-02-2012, 10:37 AM
I put my ANH Vader on a Kaustic body a while back, I think it gives him a good height and size, without being ridicoulus like the Sideshow body.

http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t244/KingDarkness07/P1180473.jpg

That looks fantastic!
Might have to try it as well...

King Darkness
11-02-2012, 10:37 AM
Knew it. Mine also looks just fine on the prometheus body, didn't see the need to switch to a slim like so many did. Your pose proves that.

Also, the three of them are all perfect height to one another. OK, off to get a KP-02. Thanks, King!!!!
Yeah, I never got the whole slim body craze, but whatever :dunno

:hi5:

King Darkness
11-02-2012, 10:39 AM
That looks fantastic!
Might have to try it as well...


Thanks abake.

Wor-Gar
11-02-2012, 10:57 AM
King, even with the sculpted neck on the KP-02, the Vader helmet fits fine and articulates? Seems like it wouldn't. Just want to make sure since those bodies are $50.

Sorry for the derail guys. It's all for improvement to go with LUKE!!!

King Darkness
11-02-2012, 11:00 AM
Yeah, its just a typical ball joint, the Vader heads fits right on it and has room to move.

galactiboy
11-02-2012, 11:52 AM
Nice work on Vader... I would have thought it would have been too bulky in the chest. Looks great :rock

King Darkness
11-02-2012, 11:58 AM
I thought the same thing, but the shoulder armor fits perfectly. The Sideshow body is almost the same size in the chest. Having the body undressed for the first time, it was kind shocking to see just how huge it is. Not sure what Sideshow/Hot Toys were thinking with some of the proportions on it. Its pretty ridiculous.

Marvel-ous
11-02-2012, 12:07 PM
I put my ANH Vader on a Kaustic body a while back, I think it gives him a good height and size, without being ridicoulus like the Sideshow body.

http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t244/KingDarkness07/P1180473.jpg

Pretty much the best Vader I've seen so far.

devilof76
11-02-2012, 12:18 PM
All of King Darkness's stuff is the best. :lecture

I don't know why. It just happens that way.

shockwave
11-02-2012, 12:23 PM
King Darkness your Vader figure is awesome indeed.

:clap

rnbuda
11-02-2012, 12:45 PM
Pretty much the best Vader I've seen so far.

Agreed! I hope V 2.0 is comes close to the King's!

shocktrooper_au
11-02-2012, 03:49 PM
Can someone please re-post Kings Vader for some reason the pic doesn't show

Lejuan
11-02-2012, 04:29 PM
Can someone please re-post Kings Vader for some reason the pic doesn't show

King's looks fantastic. Can't believe what he's done with the stock cape either. I should've spent the fifty bucks on a body instead of the custom cape :thud:


I put my ANH Vader on a Kaustic body a while back, I think it gives him a good height and size, without being ridicoulus like the Sideshow body.

http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t244/KingDarkness07/P1180473.jpg

Indiana Fett
11-02-2012, 04:58 PM
I put my ANH Vader on a Kaustic body a while back, I think it gives him a good height and size, without being ridicoulus like the Sideshow body.

http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t244/KingDarkness07/P1180473.jpg

King, that height looks perfect! :clap

Which Kaustic body did you use?

Marvel-ous
11-02-2012, 05:36 PM
Agreed! I hope V 2.0 is comes close to the King's!

Not looking good so far.

shocktrooper_au
11-02-2012, 06:10 PM
It does look good, the best Vader I've ever seen was ported to the HT T2 Body that was a thing of beauty :) the KP is close

automaton
11-02-2012, 06:25 PM
the height does look good, but the proportions of the costume are relative to SST's massively tall body... the boots and gloves appear to ride very high and what seems to be an overly buff Vader...

King Darkness
11-02-2012, 11:35 PM
Thanks for the comments everyone, much apprecaited. :1-1:

Its a quick easy swap if you like the outcome. :)

@ Indiana Fett, its the KP-02.

shadowfla
11-03-2012, 10:54 AM
the height does look good, but the proportions of the costume are relative to SST's massively tall body... the boots and gloves appear to ride very high and what seems to be an overly buff Vader...

:goodpost::exactly:

Wor-Gar
11-03-2012, 10:57 AM
the height does look good, but the proportions of the costume are relative to SST's massively tall body... the boots and gloves appear to ride very high and what seems to be an overly buff Vader...


:goodpost::exactly:

I'll give you guys the boots (they do look a bit oversized), not sure about the gloves, but I think the "buffness" actually looks more accurate to Prowse than the lanky SS body.

So its a trade off: oversized boots or oversized Vader.

King Darkness
11-03-2012, 11:28 AM
His ball guard was sitting to low before, with up higher you don't have that shorten leg look. I don't see the buffness. To each his own though :hi5:


Ball guard sitting higher.


http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t244/KingDarkness07/P1180487.jpg

Fives
11-03-2012, 11:31 AM
aweseome pic KD, might have to try that Vader mod myself, i got me a kp02 for a punisher custom but it can wait....also did you remove the wire from fetts cape?

King Darkness
11-03-2012, 11:39 AM
aweseome pic KD, might have to try that Vader mod myself, i got me a kp02 for a punisher custom but it can wait....also did you remove the wire from fetts cape?

Thanks. And nope, didn't remove it.

Fives
11-03-2012, 11:44 AM
cool! cant get over how awesome that picture is. congratulations dude!

shocktrooper_au
11-03-2012, 02:52 PM
Not 100% with you on the Vader King, but thats one of the best Boba's I've seen posted

VintijDroidGutzz
11-03-2012, 11:03 PM
His ball guard was sitting to low before, with up higher you don't have that shorten leg look. I don't see the buffness. To each his own though :hi5:


Ball guard sitting higher.


http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t244/KingDarkness07/P1180487.jpg
Vader looks brilliant man! :clap

You're right - the cod piece needed repositioning, looks great now. I'm still not a fan of the SSC robes, but your tweaks certainly enhance the figure nicely - real ANH vibe now. :rock

King Darkness
11-04-2012, 02:28 AM
Not 100% with you on the Vader King, but thats one of the best Boba's I've seen posted

How dare you not be 100% with me on Vader :mad:

I'm partial to it like parents that can't see the ugly in their children and if you disagree with me about it I get angry. I refuse to admit my Vader is anything but perfect :pfft:


Vader looks brilliant man! :clap

You're right - the cod piece needed repositioning, looks great now. I'm still not a fan of the SSC robes, but your tweaks certainly enhance the figure nicely - real ANH vibe now. :rock

Now that's more like it. :yess:

Thanks VDG.



:monkey1

PJB-1138
11-04-2012, 10:25 AM
How dare you not be 100% with me on Vader :mad:

I'm partial to it like parents that can't see the ugly in their children and if you disagree with me about it I get angry. I refuse to admit my Vader is anything but perfect :pfft:


Man, I really dig how you Vader looks on that Kaustic body, King! Are those bodies any better in the articulation department? How well did those SSC wrist and ankle pegs fit onto the Kaustic joints?

I would love to see more pics, especially without the cape. As Wor-Gar said, even with the torso mod, the Sideshow Vader is still too tall and broad-shouldered to be accurate. I was hoping to eventually swap it with the one from Sideshow's V2 Vader, but there's no telling at this point how that figure will turn out.

shockwave
11-04-2012, 10:57 AM
Is this the right custom body?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/190746704439?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

Fives
11-04-2012, 12:29 PM
Is this the right custom body?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/190746704439?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

yeah thats the one.

PJB-1138
11-04-2012, 12:33 PM
Is this the right custom body?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/190746704439?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

Shockwave, Monkey Depot currently has this available for pre-order.

http://www.monkeydepot.com/Figure_Kaustic_Plastik_1_6_Muscle_Body_Headless_p/kp0003-dd858.htm

shockwave
11-04-2012, 12:33 PM
yeah thats the one.

Thank you yautja31337.

shockwave
11-04-2012, 12:34 PM
Shockwave, Monkey Depot currently has this available for pre-order.

http://www.monkeydepot.com/Figure_Kaustic_Plastik_1_6_Muscle_Body_Headless_p/kp0003-dd858.htm


Whoa thanks so much PJB-1138.

Ordered.

Hopefully the mod will be easy to do. Sometimes I am all thumbs....LOL

King Darkness
11-05-2012, 09:42 AM
Man, I really dig how you Vader looks on that Kaustic body, King! Are those bodies any better in the articulation department? How well did those SSC wrist and ankle pegs fit onto the Kaustic joints?

I would love to see more pics, especially without the cape. As Wor-Gar said, even with the torso mod, the Sideshow Vader is still too tall and broad-shouldered to be accurate. I was hoping to eventually swap it with the one from Sideshow's V2 Vader, but there's no telling at this point how that figure will turn out.

Here's three shots in brighter lighting. And that's it! NO MORE!!!! Futzing, futzing and re-futzing is driving me crazy :lol



http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t244/KingDarkness07/P1180517.jpghttp://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t244/KingDarkness07/P1180514.jpghttp://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t244/KingDarkness07/P1180511.jpg


Anyway, as for your questions, they body is articulated pretty much the same, the head has a great range of motion with the kaustic body though. And the pegs in the gloves fit the Kuastic arms with a bit of force, the legs sit in the boots perfectly. No balance issues or anything thing. It actually stands a lot better than it did on the Sideshow body. And from the ankle joint to the knee measures the same length as the Sideshow body, so the top of the boots sit right at the knee like on the Sideshow body.

Wor-Gar
11-05-2012, 11:09 AM
Love that, King. Now that looks like Prowse in there.

VintijDroidGutzz
11-05-2012, 11:13 AM
Love that, King. Now that looks like Prowse in there.
:exactly:

Great stuff KD! :clap

Rorywan
11-05-2012, 12:06 PM
Here's three shots in brighter lighting. And that's it! NO MORE!!!! Futzing, futzing and re-futzing is driving me crazy :lol



http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t244/KingDarkness07/P1180517.jpghttp://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t244/KingDarkness07/P1180514.jpghttp://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t244/KingDarkness07/P1180511.jpg


Anyway, as for your questions, they body is articulated pretty much the same, the head has a great range of motion with the kaustic body though. And the pegs in the gloves fit the Kuastic arms with a bit of force, the legs sit in the boots perfectly. No balance issues or anything thing. It actually stands a lot better than it did on the Sideshow body. And from the ankle joint to the knee measures the same length as the Sideshow body, so the top of the boots sit right at the knee like on the Sideshow body.

Is that a modded helmet King? or straight SS..Looks great.

bruin1773
11-05-2012, 12:16 PM
Thanks for the comments everyone, much
apprecaited. :1-1:

Its a quick easy swap if you like the outcome. :)

@ Indiana Fett, its the KP-02.

Hi king, if you dont mind the stupid question...how do you take apart the vader boots and suit? I have a mint in box anh avder and dont want to break anything when doing the body swap. Thanks in advance!

marker2037
11-05-2012, 03:36 PM
Hey King can you take some more pictures :monkey1




















Looks great bud :wink1:

Marvel-ous
11-05-2012, 03:45 PM
http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t244/KingDarkness07/P1180517.jpghttp://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t244/KingDarkness07/P1180514.jpghttp://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t244/KingDarkness07/P1180511.jpg


This really looks exactly like David Prowse's build.

galactiboy
11-05-2012, 03:51 PM
The only thing I don't like about the look of the KP is that the shoulders look a bit too low. The build and size overall look amazing and I'm very impressed with the final result. But something about the slope and relation of the shoulders to the head looks off.

Still I think this might be the best mod I've seen of Vader, and I'm partial to mine :lol

Wor-Gar
11-05-2012, 04:07 PM
But something about the slope and relation of the shoulders to the head looks off.

Look at your own sig. Vader had sloping shoulders. Probably a result of the armor. They kind of fixed that in ESB when they had more time and money to give him a more squared-off look.

Here's two more examples:

http://images4.fanpop.com/image/photos/18300000/Star-Wars-Episode-iV-New-Hope-Darth-Vader-darth-vader-18340937-1024-640.jpg

http://www.darthvader1.com/pics_pictures_photos_images/darth_vader_sith_lords_11.jpg

Kuzeh
11-05-2012, 06:27 PM
I think Kuzeh's Vader looks amazing. This is the Hasbro dome.
Although I do like the finish on the SS dome, it's seems sharper and glossier, especially when modded, Galactiboy's looks fantastic.

I guess it's down to how discerning you are as a collector, this looks the most accurate head I have seen so far.



http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v382/kuzeh/Figures/SW/P7074380.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v382/kuzeh/Figures/SW/P7074378.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v382/kuzeh/Figures/SW/P7074376.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v382/kuzeh/Figures/SW/P7074420.jpg

Thanks dude!! Simple changes but they make a huge difference...
Well, the upper body swap wasn't as simple... :lol


I don't recall the Hasbro dome looking like that.


Commtech modded it for him.

:exactly:


He did a really good job.

Yes he did!!


I put my ANH Vader on a Kaustic body a while back, I think it gives him a good height and size, without being ridicoulus like the Sideshow body.

http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t244/KingDarkness07/P1180473.jpg

Damn you King... now I want to transfer my Vader onto a KP body... :mad:

:lol
Looks awesome dude! :hi5:

rnbuda
11-05-2012, 06:52 PM
I really want a 1:6 Vader now! I hope Sideshow's V2.0 is up to standards!

PJB-1138
11-05-2012, 07:01 PM
Here's three shots in brighter lighting. And that's it! NO MORE!!!! Futzing, futzing and re-futzing is driving me crazy :lol



http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t244/KingDarkness07/P1180517.jpghttp://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t244/KingDarkness07/P1180514.jpghttp://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t244/KingDarkness07/P1180511.jpg


Anyway, as for your questions, they body is articulated pretty much the same, the head has a great range of motion with the kaustic body though. And the pegs in the gloves fit the Kuastic arms with a bit of force, the legs sit in the boots perfectly. No balance issues or anything thing. It actually stands a lot better than it did on the Sideshow body. And from the ankle joint to the knee measures the same length as the Sideshow body, so the top of the boots sit right at the knee like on the Sideshow body.

All hail the King! After the dozens of variations I've seen here, I think that Kaustic body may be the final word on modifying Vader's body. Like Wor-Gar said, that really looks like David Prowse in that suit.

Also good to know that those joints fit nicely and still poses well. I've really lost my patience these days on all these high-end figures that cost (pardon the pun) an arm & a leg and can't stand on their own. ;-)

Thanks again, KD!

mrclean08
11-05-2012, 07:53 PM
I wish I had collected when this figure originally came out. Such a good looking 1/6 figure.

Deak Starkiller
11-05-2012, 11:18 PM
This is still my favorite SSC figure to date. Great pics guys! :rock

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7074/6873738342_879dda6fc9_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6873738342/)
Sideshow Collectibles Darth Vader modded (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6873738342/) by Deak Starkiller (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr


http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7143/6592475249_91a41fc5b8_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6592475249/)
Sideshow Collectibles Star Wars Darth Vader 1/6th scale figure (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6592475249/) by Deak Starkiller (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

King Darkness
11-06-2012, 01:16 AM
Love that, King. Now that looks like Prowse in there.




Great stuff KD!

This really looks exactly like David Prowse's build.

Thank you, sirs :1-1:

Is that a modded helmet King? or straight SS..Looks great.

Modded Sideshow.



Hi king, if you dont mind the stupid question...how do you take apart the vader boots and suit? I have a mint in box anh avder and dont want to break anything when doing the body swap. Thanks in advance!

Its all very simple, just one piece at a time.


The only thing I don't like about the look of the KP is that the shoulders look a bit too low. The build and size overall look amazing and I'm very impressed with the final result. But something about the slope and relation of the shoulders to the head looks off.

Still I think this might be the best mod I've seen of Vader, and I'm partial to mine :lol

I think Vader is so open to interpretation because, dependent on many many factors, he can and does look so different. I don't think there is such a thing as a definitive Vader, or ever will be, even screen used costumes sometimes don't look right. Camera angles, lens distortion and lighting seem to affect Vader more than any other character. Especially when taking pics of the figure. The fact that Lucas didn't seem to have much consistency with Vader costumes in a ANH doesn't help either :slap....BLAME LUCAS! :mad:.....:lol

Of course I am biased, but I do think the Kasutic body gives the best option to date for an "accurate" Prowse ANH Vader.




Damn you King... now I want to transfer my Vader onto a KP body... :mad:

:1-1:



All hail the King! After the dozens of variations I've seen here, I think that Kaustic body may be the final word on modifying Vader's body. Like Wor-Gar said, that really looks like David Prowse in that suit.

Also good to know that those joints fit nicely and still poses well. I've really lost my patience these days on all these high-end figures that cost (pardon the pun) an arm & a leg and can't stand on their own. ;-)

Thanks again, KD!

Glad I could help :hi5:

TheFiend
11-06-2012, 02:44 AM
I put my ANH Vader on a Kaustic body a while back, I think it gives him a good height and size, without being ridicoulus like the Sideshow body.

http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t244/KingDarkness07/P1180473.jpg

Very nice! Im glad Ive seen this in time before I did any mods on mine. I have a KP body sitting around not being used. I think the chest area looks a tad big but no biggie. The height and everything else looks damn perfect. I wouldn't have even thought of it.

Rorywan
11-06-2012, 05:29 AM
This is still my favorite SSC figure to date. Great pics guys! :rock

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7074/6873738342_879dda6fc9_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6873738342/)
Sideshow Collectibles Darth Vader modded (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6873738342/) by Deak Starkiller (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr


http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7143/6592475249_91a41fc5b8_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6592475249/)
Sideshow Collectibles Star Wars Darth Vader 1/6th scale figure (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6592475249/) by Deak Starkiller (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Fantastic pics.:clap

jedijim3002
11-06-2012, 06:00 AM
Beautifully done king. No contest. SS for the win.

galactiboy
11-06-2012, 07:46 AM
I think Vader is so open to interpretation because, dependent on many many factors, he can and does look so different. I don't think there is such a thing as a definitive Vader, or ever will be, even screen used costumes sometimes don't look right. Camera angles, lens distortion and lighting seem to affect Vader more than any other character. Especially when taking pics of the figure. The fact that Lucas didn't seem to have much consistency with Vader costumes in a ANH doesn't help either :slap....BLAME LUCAS! :mad:.....:lol

Of course I am biased, but I do think the Kasutic body gives the best option to date for an "accurate" Prowse ANH Vader.


Nope, you are wrong... I am right. Unless of course I decide to do this mod, then we'd both be right :lol

But in all seriousness you're very correct... in my minds eye I see Vader's body a bit different. But I still think your mod is pretty spot-on, part of me wants to copy, but then the lazy part wants to have a sandwich :huh

King Darkness
11-06-2012, 09:03 AM
Definitely go with the sandwich! :lecture

Kuzeh
11-06-2012, 10:30 AM
How about a Vader sandwich? :naughty

Wait... what??... :horror

jedijim3002
11-06-2012, 12:38 PM
Whoa! Lets not go there ok? Can't we have a SS vs Medi argument again instead?

Matt S
11-06-2012, 12:41 PM
Ok, damnit - those King pics make me want a Kaustic body!!! ARGH!!!!!!

King Darkness
11-06-2012, 05:19 PM
Wanted to post a pic with Emperor in it.





http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t244/KingDarkness07/P1180564.jpg

drjedisith
11-06-2012, 05:50 PM
great shot king! im digging boba. damnit. this star wars line is pulling me back in

Wor-Gar
11-06-2012, 06:08 PM
Got my Kaustic KP-02 shipping tomorrow for Friday delivery for my new "Prowse" style Vader... thanks to King! :1-1:


The three villains :rock Trinity of Evil.

King Darkness
11-06-2012, 06:13 PM
great shot king! im digging boba. damnit. this star wars line is pulling me back in

Thanks sir. Now is the perfect time to get back into SW.


Got my Kaustic KP-02 shipping tomorrow for Friday delivery for my new "Prowse" style Vader... thanks to King! :1-1:


The three villains :rock Trinity of Evil.

Hope you're satisfied with it once you've done the swap. I'll terrible feel if you do it and end up hating it and in turn hating me forever :(

chRd
11-07-2012, 03:31 AM
Wanted to post a pic with Emperor in it.





http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t244/KingDarkness07/P1180564.jpg





hey king just had to ask, is that boba on a slim? nice vader mod btw, though im not that too adventurous right now to do a body swap

VintijDroidGutzz
11-07-2012, 04:13 AM
Your Emperor looks great too KD!

Not a figure I'd buy though..

Natrix
11-07-2012, 01:47 PM
hey king just had to ask, is that boba on a slim? nice vader mod btw, though im not that too adventurous right now to do a body swap

Answered earlier




And yeah, Fett is all Sideshow also.

eczamurai
11-07-2012, 03:34 PM
Looking at the Sideshow vader above and scrutizing it, I feel the legs are too short.

chRd
11-08-2012, 05:46 AM
Answered earlier

yup 8 pages earlier. thanks

Too Much Garlic
11-08-2012, 11:25 AM
They definitely should have done a little more work on the helmet. What I basically did was widening the dome crown and tilting the whole thing so it sits lower in the back. Then I pulled up the upper inner eye sockets where they connect with the nose bridge. Make the whiskers under the cheeks larger, and changed the shape at the upper edge of the cheeks, to give the whole thing some curves. It's not perfect, but it's a better representation of the helmet.

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x177/NoHumorMan/Kits/Vader/th_IMG_4030.jpg (http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x177/NoHumorMan/Kits/Vader/IMG_4030.jpg)

jedijim3002
11-08-2012, 12:33 PM
Wow dude! That looks beautiful. Is that photo shop or did you really do the work? And how the hell did you achieve this? Cut the dome in half and widen it with bondo? Looks frigging awesome!

Too Much Garlic
11-08-2012, 03:50 PM
Sorry, just photoshop. But that's basically what has to be done to the piece to fix it... and sadly they are making the same mistakes on the new one.

automaton
11-08-2012, 03:55 PM
They definitely should have done a little more work on the helmet. What I basically did was widening the dome crown and tilting the whole thing so it sits lower in the back. Then I pulled up the upper inner eye sockets where they connect with the nose bridge. Make the whiskers under the cheeks larger, and changed the shape at the upper edge of the cheeks, to give the whole thing some curves. It's not perfect, but it's a better representation of the helmet.

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x177/NoHumorMan/Kits/Vader/th_IMG_4030.jpg (http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x177/NoHumorMan/Kits/Vader/IMG_4030.jpg)


absolute world of difference!

TheFiend
11-08-2012, 04:01 PM
Wanted to post a pic with Emperor in it.





http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t244/KingDarkness07/P1180564.jpg





This pic is so awesome. Great poses.

I really need an Emperor and Fett.

Too Much Garlic
11-08-2012, 05:04 PM
They definitely should have done a little more work on the helmet. What I basically did was widening the dome crown and tilting the whole thing so it sits lower in the back. Then I pulled up the upper inner eye sockets where they connect with the nose bridge. Make the whiskers under the cheeks larger, and changed the shape at the upper edge of the cheeks, to give the whole thing some curves. It's not perfect, but it's a better representation of the helmet.

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x177/NoHumorMan/Kits/Vader/th_IMG_4030.jpg (http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x177/NoHumorMan/Kits/Vader/IMG_4030.jpg)
absolute world of difference!
Yeah, it's kinda insane to think that so few modifications and they'd have a stellar helmet that would rival the Marmit and be a home run - even with my nitpicking eyes. All that was changed was the cheek tops and bottoms, curve of the upper eyelids and where they connect with the nose bridge - going straighter rather than dipping down in the corners - and then basically just making the dome 10-15% larger.

From a distance you'd almost think I was comparing with a screen helmet.

They are SO CLOSE... and it baffles me why they don't seem to go that extra mile... especially considering just how few modifications are required. They just gotta get over the embarrassment of not being willing to accept that Vader has a large dome.

Wor-Gar
11-08-2012, 05:42 PM
We haven't seen the new Vader yet. Just some bad bash pics.

katkuru
11-08-2012, 11:42 PM
Wanted to post a pic with Emperor in it.





http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t244/KingDarkness07/P1180564.jpg





What a great mod, I think I'll convert mine as well.

irezumi
11-09-2012, 04:19 PM
This is my SSC Vader with hasbro dome. And although not accurate to the film i prefer the armour over the robes.

http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/medium/sept2012_014.JPG

Wor-Gar
11-09-2012, 05:26 PM
Got my Kaustic KP02 body today for King's Vader mod. The body's big, which is great. Looks very nice in hand for anyone who has not had one before (this is my first Kaustic experience and I like it so far). Body is also heavy, which again is a bonus... will make Vader seem sturdy.

Conversion tomorrow... I'll take a pic of the SS vs. Kaustic bodies so you can see the difference in height and build from the inside out.

shockwave
11-09-2012, 06:12 PM
I should be receiving the Kaustic KP02 body next week. Looking forward to the mod.

:)

abake
11-09-2012, 07:48 PM
Awesome, looking forward to all the mods!

Deathstalker
11-09-2012, 08:23 PM
Got my Kaustic KP02 body today for King's Vader mod. The body's big, which is great. Looks very nice in hand for anyone who has not had one before (this is my first Kaustic experience and I like it so far). Body is also heavy, which again is a bonus... will make Vader seem sturdy.

Conversion tomorrow... I'll take a pic of the SS vs. Kaustic bodies so you can see the difference in height and build from the inside out.

Looking forward to it. My Kaustic will be in hand Tuesday but I won't be able to do the mod till a few days later. Looking forward to hearing how it goes Wor-Gar....

Thanks King for sharing, cannot wait to do this mod......

PJB-1138
11-10-2012, 03:27 AM
Got my Kaustic KP02 body today for King's Vader mod. The body's big, which is great. Looks very nice in hand for anyone who has not had one before (this is my first Kaustic experience and I like it so far). Body is also heavy, which again is a bonus... will make Vader seem sturdy.

Conversion tomorrow... I'll take a pic of the SS vs. Kaustic bodies so you can see the difference in height and build from the inside out.

Sweet, WG. Looking forward to those pics. ;-)

King Darkness
11-10-2012, 05:33 AM
Thanks good sirs. Glad to share and appreciate the comments. Look forward to seeing everyones mod.




Heres a pic for yous guys :)

http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t244/KingDarkness07/Photoshops/P1180564-1-2.jpg

Wor-Gar
11-10-2012, 03:30 PM
King Kaustic BODY MOD done...

I think it's vastly improved. Still BIG but much closer to Prowse size. The figure itself -- boots, gloves, mask, everything is just on the large size given the size of body that SS developed for Vader.

But let's see for ourselves, shall we...

First, here's the Kaustic body with some reference -- old Han on Buck and new Boba on prometheus. Actually not bad scale based on the film.

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


And here's the SS VADER (full torso mod) compared to several figures: Kaustic, Soldier Story and old unfutzed Han Solo (sorry he looks so lame)....

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



Next, let's compare the Kaustic body to the SS Vader body...

KEEP IN MIND that my Vader body has not only had the TORSO MOD done to it, also I didn't add the emaller piece back in but rather removed the torso piece completely and "taped" it together to lose even more height. But My "short" Vader still came in at about 13.75 inces. So you guys with the correct torso mod, YOUR VADERS ARE EVEN TALLER THAN MINE HERE.

Below each body is wearing a Vader boot so you can see the height each will be...

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j306/Wor-Gar/KausticVSSVaderBODCOMP11-10-12.jpg


Here is a silhouette picture because sometimes its easy to see the difference this way. Clearly the SS body is taller.

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j306/Wor-Gar/KausticVSSVaderBODCOMP211-10-12.jpg



And so here's what we get when Vader is on the Kaustic Body...

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j306/Wor-Gar/VaderKausticModfin11-10-12.jpg

Proportions to me seem correct, height is improved relative to other SS figures.


And now we'll see some compares of the real difference between both fully dressed Vaders...

Below are BEFORE AND AFTERS... each relative to the same figures, and the following picture has some guidelines to better see the height difference...

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j306/Wor-Gar/Before-AfterModCOMP2.jpg

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j306/Wor-Gar/Before-AfterModLINECOMP2.jpg

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j306/Wor-Gar/Before-AfterVaderKausticModCOMP11-10-12.jpg

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j306/Wor-Gar/Before-AfterVaderKausticModLINEDCOMP11-10-12.jpg

Keenan
11-10-2012, 03:46 PM
Anyone know an online store that still stocks the Vader figure- besides eBay?
Thanks.

Wor-Gar
11-10-2012, 04:16 PM
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j306/Wor-Gar/VaderCOMP.jpg

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j306/Wor-Gar/Vader1.jpg

barryo
11-10-2012, 06:13 PM
nice work worgar.............love the detailed info. he does look much better.

shockwave
11-10-2012, 06:40 PM
Wor-Gar thanks so much for the pics. I will be getting mine next week.

If you don't mind I have a novice question. :monkey3

Is the swap easy to do? I'm always careful with any mods but any helpful info would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks so much.

jedijim3002
11-10-2012, 06:41 PM
Anyone know an online store that still stocks the Vader figure- besides eBay?
Thanks.

I've seen a few for sale up here on the boards. Might be sold by now but I thought there were a couple left.

shockwave
11-10-2012, 06:45 PM
Thanks to PJB-1138, here is the link from Monkey Depot for the figure.

http://www.monkeydepot.com/Figure_Kaustic_Plastik_1_6_Muscle_Body_Headless_p/kp0003-dd858.htm

Wor-Gar
11-10-2012, 07:19 PM
Thanks guys!

Had some weird storm clouds outside just like cloud city...

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j306/Wor-Gar/VaderFett5.jpg

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j306/Wor-Gar/VaderFett4.jpg

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j306/Wor-Gar/VaderFett3.jpg




Wor-Gar thanks so much for the pics. I will be getting mine next week.

If you don't mind I have a novice question. :monkey3

Is the swap easy to do? I'm always careful with any mods but any helpful info would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks so much.

Yes, easy swap. Two things to keep in mind were:

1) King recommends that you heat the gloves before forcing them onto the forearms -- the pegs inside the gloves will fit the Kaustic forearms but it takes force. Put the gloves on BEFORE you put the armor on Vader.

2) the ball joint for the head is larger on the Kaustic than the one on the Sideshow body. No worries -- the Kaustic peg fits fine with no extra force which was surprising.

Its a very easy swap. Trickest part is futzing that damn cape and robe -- I hate them, I hate them, I hate them...

automaton
11-10-2012, 09:15 PM
i noticed those clouds today too... quite a contrast to the surrounding blue sky to the east... very Bespin.

abake
11-10-2012, 09:16 PM
Awesome pics and instructions, thanks!
I was planning on using the Kaustic bodies for Superheroes, I might just have to use one on Vader.