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MaulFan
06-15-2009, 11:44 AM
Can you guys still see my Vader pictures, or my signature?

Please let me know, I can't so I need to know if I'm having connection issues with my host or if it's blocked to everyone.

Cocoboloboy
06-15-2009, 11:45 AM
Can you guys still see my Vader pictures, or my signature?

Please let me know, I can't so I need to know if I'm having connection issues with my host or if it's blocked to everyone.

Nothing but a red x for me. For your sig that is.

DinoLast
06-15-2009, 11:45 AM
I'll try again
Does anybody know if I can do this with the Sideshow figure?
http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000BVV25K.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_V1130731517_.jpg

Kuzeh
06-15-2009, 11:47 AM
I'll try again
Does anybody know if I can do this with the Sideshow figure?
http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000BVV25K.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_V1130731517_.jpg

Nope, you won't....

MaulFan
06-15-2009, 11:48 AM
Nothing but a red x for me. For your sig that is.

Thanks for the response, that's what I figured.


I'll try again
Does anybody know if I can do this with the Sideshow figure?
http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000BVV25K.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_V1130731517_.jpg

No, none of the Sideshow hands are made to do that sort of pose.

DinoLast
06-15-2009, 11:52 AM
No, none of the Sideshow hands are made to do that sort of pose.

oh well, it's the lack of faith pose for me then.

Oh I can't see your Pics, but I can see your sig

Mad Old Lu
06-15-2009, 11:55 AM
Can you guys still see my Vader pictures, or my signature?

Please let me know, I can't so I need to know if I'm having connection issues with my host or if it's blocked to everyone.

I see your signature, but not your pics.

Puay
06-15-2009, 12:05 PM
I'm almost ready for Vader to arrive.
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p35/anzikhayes/waiting4vader1.jpg
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p35/anzikhayes/waiting4vader2.jpg

Amazing working!

Reinhardt
06-15-2009, 12:07 PM
Can you guys still see my Vader pictures, or my signature?

Please let me know, I can't so I need to know if I'm having connection issues with my host or if it's blocked to everyone.

i can just see your signature Sean.

AngryEwok
06-15-2009, 12:08 PM
Vader won't be able to cross his arms? That's a bummer... I'm tired of all of my SSC stuff having "hands on hips" kinds of poses.

shockwave
06-15-2009, 12:10 PM
Vader won't be able to cross his arms? That's a bummer... I'm tired of all of my SSC stuff having "hands on hips" kinds of poses.

Maulfan can the SS Vader touching his belt? You know the classic Vader pose? Thanks. :D

guyver1
06-15-2009, 12:21 PM
Can you guys still see my Vader pictures, or my signature?

Please let me know, I can't so I need to know if I'm having connection issues with my host or if it's blocked to everyone.

I can't see any of your new pics:banghead

MaulFan
06-15-2009, 12:22 PM
Maulfan can the SS Vader touching his belt? You know the classic Vader pose? Thanks. :D

Yes, he can do that, in fact he is in the film still I inserted the figure into, though you can't see it.

MaulFan
06-15-2009, 12:23 PM
Well, image issue solved, even the website for my host is down, apparently something real severe must have happened.

I'll share more Vader pics once I can post them.

Skiman
06-15-2009, 12:46 PM
WOW, finally caught up on this thread and more than half was just about the helmet alone. I really love this figure and I believe it's the best up to date for the 1/6 collection. I'm just so happy that we are getting a well done figure of Vader and I know it's been a long wait for ever collecting the SW 1/6 from SS. I'm happy with what they have given us and I can't wait til this comes in 18 days!!!

Dorgmal Snow
06-15-2009, 12:53 PM
I'm almost ready for Vader to arrive.
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p35/anzikhayes/waiting4vader1.jpg
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p35/anzikhayes/waiting4vader2.jpg

Totally brilliant Anzik, I am doing exactly the same dio for my Vader arrival. Can not wait to see more pics.
Most inspirational.

Dorgmal

ProgMatinee
06-15-2009, 02:17 PM
sweetness Andy!

pixletwin
06-15-2009, 02:19 PM
Andy is T'Awesomeness. I am proud to have a piece made by him in my collection. :rock

VOTR_Ed
06-15-2009, 02:47 PM
Vader won't be able to cross his arms? That's a bummer... I'm tired of all of my SSC stuff having "hands on hips" kinds of poses.


Really, Vader never crossed his arms until ROTS probably because it looked and felt awkward. When they did it in Sith I thought it looked like he was straining to cross them. Not to mention the new "old" armor didn't move to accommodate this. One may argue that was the point, but it's all water under the bridge now, though, right?

As for small helmet, it's a real let down for me. The helmet IS Darth Vader. I don't want to harsh on y'all's Vader buzz, but it would bother me forever if I bought this figure and had to look at that. Bad enough I've had to turn a blind eye to so much prequel nonsense just to watch them.

I think whomever said it was made to be a universal helmet was right. The Vader helmet for Sith was totally re-sculpted and the dome made smaller for GOD knows what reason. The Hasbro Electronic Vader was the best Vader from them, but it still had a funky head. I expected the prototype that looked 100% proper. Damn.

DinoLast
06-15-2009, 03:50 PM
Well, image issue solved, even the website for my host is down, apparently something real severe must have happened.

I'll share more Vader pics once I can post them.

Hey MaulFan, does Vader stand well without the stand?

DinoLast
06-15-2009, 03:55 PM
I know some of you guys will pose him with Ben, but I really hope they do a Tarkin now. They will look so good together and give off a real New Hope vibe

MaulFan
06-15-2009, 03:56 PM
I have a feeling Tarkin will be soon and the next Imperial, they've sort of been scaling up to him, Praji as an officer, Piett as an Admiral, Tarkin next as the highest ranking Imperial officer.

We do need him though, even though I can pose Vader with anyone, posing him with a Tarkin would just feel more right than any other figure except Ben, those are the only 2 that really go great with ANH Vader.

AngryEwok
06-15-2009, 05:02 PM
Hope the Tarkin turns out better than the Piett. I loved Piett's character but that figure is the pits.

Sachiel
06-15-2009, 05:08 PM
Don't you mean...

the pietts?

AngryEwok
06-15-2009, 05:14 PM
Don't you mean...

the pietts?

.....:whip.....

joda76
06-15-2009, 05:58 PM
Tarkin gets another vote from me.
Putting these figs together
Vader
Tarkin
Stormy
Sandy

Rook
06-15-2009, 06:20 PM
Hope the Tarkin turns out better than the Piett. I loved Piett's character but that figure is the pits.

Gotta disagree with you. I mean, you're not wrong when it comes to looking at him whilst he's wearing that plastic hat. But have you looked closely at the photo of him in the cloth hat? Very, very accurate, I think. :)

Deak Starkiller
06-15-2009, 06:28 PM
Really, Vader never crossed his arms until ROTS probably because it looked and felt awkward. When they did it in Sith I thought it looked like he was straining to cross them. Not to mention the new "old" armor didn't move to accommodate this. One may argue that was the point, but it's all water under the bridge now, though, right?

As for small helmet, it's a real let down for me. The helmet IS Darth Vader. I don't want to harsh on y'all's Vader buzz, but it would bother me forever if I bought this figure and had to look at that. Bad enough I've had to turn a blind eye to so much prequel nonsense just to watch them.

I think whomever said it was made to be a universal helmet was right. The Vader helmet for Sith was totally re-sculpted and the dome made smaller for GOD knows what reason. The Hasbro Electronic Vader was the best Vader from them, but it still had a funky head. I expected the prototype that looked 100% proper. Damn.

*coughlittleCanadianHaydencough*

Valfar
06-15-2009, 06:43 PM
*coughlittleCanadianHaydencough*

Hardly little at just about 6'2, they just made the mask part in ROTS more narrow and the effect really works, giving the dome a sharper look overall..i am sure they could had padded out the old style Vader helmets to fit Hayden if they had choosen to go with that look but, i doubt when designing the suit they had to brainstorm how to fit Hayden in it to the point it would change the overall look of Vader from the previous films..they just wanted something new and fresh for the movie.

I really never liked Hayden as a actor(only ROTS and Life as a House) and even in person he is a real jerk apparently, he grew up in Richmond Hill which is like 20mins away from me, he was a spoiled rich kid that pretty much bought his way into acting..so i hear.

Lordscum
06-15-2009, 06:46 PM
I have a feeling Tarkin will be soon and the next Imperial, they've sort of been scaling up to him, Praji as an officer, Piett as an Admiral, Tarkin next as the highest ranking Imperial officer.

We do need him though, even though I can pose Vader with anyone, posing him with a Tarkin would just feel more right than any other figure except Ben, those are the only 2 that really go great with ANH Vader.

How about a Tie Pilot , or Admiral Motti getting choked?

MaulFan
06-15-2009, 06:46 PM
The new helmet was specifically built to Hayden's head, there's shots in the BTS footage of casts around the room of Hayden's hairless head to work from, they took Vader's design and applied it to a size that would scale to Hayden so when he wore the costume people wouldn't think it was out of scale or anything and not need Prowse to wear the suit.

Valfar
06-15-2009, 06:51 PM
The new helmet was specifically built to Hayden's head, there's shots in the BTS footage of casts around the room of Hayden's hairless head to work from, they took Vader's design and applied it to a size that would scale to Hayden so when he wore the costume people wouldn't think it was out of scale or anything and not need Prowse to wear the suit.

They still could had used the old design though, with layers of padding form fitted to his face, they could had used any design they wished, i am sure its not hard to pull off, Vaders masks hardly looks like something tailor fit to anyone..other then if you looked inside the helmet, then you would see how its made to fit.

MaulFan
06-15-2009, 06:54 PM
The big difference was how it was made. They wanted to go symetrical because they had the tools to do so. They made half the mask portion, scanned it into a computer program, that program controlled a drill to make the other half, then they slapped them together. Not sure what they were, but the OT mask making methods were more crude.

MaulFan
06-15-2009, 06:56 PM
Decided to try some things out tonight, was going to futz the chest box a bit and decided to see about the tunic, got it off enough to put under the chest armor, so here's a few images showing this Vader with the tunic as it was in the other 3 films.

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/72.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/73.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/74.jpg

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

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

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

galactiboy
06-15-2009, 07:14 PM
Nice... looks good like that! And this is the money shot:

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/74.jpg

FlyAndFight
06-15-2009, 07:15 PM
Looks great!

Vader is going to be a dust magnet, though. With all of that black, he's definitely going in the Detolf.

Here's my display setup:

-2 Stormtroopers, behind and to the sides.
-Vader, front and center
-Tarkin to his left
-Emperor to his right.
-All in a "V" set-up, if you will.

darthCipan
06-15-2009, 07:24 PM
Nice... looks good like that! And this is the money shot:

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/74.jpg

I agree, that really sale the fig. Is he good in dynamic pose? Hopefully his on a tighter prometheus body

Chakaman
06-15-2009, 07:25 PM
Those are FANTASTIC pictures MF!!!

I think I will do the same to my Vader, cannot wait to get him.

MaulFan
06-15-2009, 07:28 PM
I agree, that really sale the fig. Is he good in dynamic pose? Hopefully his on a tighter prometheus body

Vader's on a tight body, but it's a completely unique body made for Vader, taller. It was said at Comic Con that the body was a modified version of the armor body.

Fia2k9
06-15-2009, 07:31 PM
I'm so putting the tunic under the armor.... that looks top notch!

p.s. got my 18 day notice!!!!

darthCipan
06-15-2009, 07:35 PM
Can we get more dynamic pose of vader MF?

Valfar
06-15-2009, 07:36 PM
Looking very close to ESB Vader in those pics..actually, i think the helmet is more closer to that look then ANH.

LOTRFan
06-15-2009, 07:36 PM
Now comes the time when I debate cancelling my EX or not ...... :sick

MaulFan
06-15-2009, 07:39 PM
Can we get more dynamic pose of vader MF?

It can't be posed dynamically, at least not the legs, not much.

King Darkness
06-15-2009, 07:39 PM
Nice... looks good like that! And this is the money shot:

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/74.jpg


BEST SHOT YET SEAN!!!!

I like that look allot. May try it with mine :rock :rock :rock

Thnx for the continually awesome pix Sean:bow

abake
06-15-2009, 07:41 PM
Great shots MF!

Skiman
06-15-2009, 07:58 PM
Awesome shots, thanks Sean, can't wait bro!

OSCORP
06-15-2009, 07:58 PM
I notice most of your pics are from a side-ish angle. Do you not like to photo him straight on cause of the dome?

Like what i'm seeing so far!

Darth Waller
06-15-2009, 07:58 PM
Those latest shots are excellent, MF! Vader looks to be the best figure in this line yet!

MaulFan
06-15-2009, 08:03 PM
I notice most of your pics are from a side-ish angle. Do you not like to photo him straight on cause of the dome?

Part of it is, I don't feel like the front view photographs as well as it looks when I stare at him on my desk, so I favor shooting views that make him look as good as what I see on my desk, but also, in general, I'm more fond in the movies when you see Vader from indirect views, particularly the two pipes that lead to his tusks, they aren't as interesting to see from a straight on view.

My photos are a combination of showing the figure as nice as he looks to me on display, and just capturing him how I like seeing him, if I were shooting a Star Wars movie with Vader, the sort of camera views I'd like to see, which is how I shoot all my figures.

MaulFan
06-15-2009, 08:04 PM
Vader looks to be the best figure in this line yet!

I think he is.

OSCORP
06-15-2009, 08:05 PM
Part of it is, I don't feel like the front view photographs as well as it looks when I stare at him on my desk

That's what i thought.


And that's all that matters is if he looks good on the shelf!:vader

MaulFan
06-15-2009, 08:08 PM
And that's all that matters is if he looks good on the shelf!:vader

It's not flawless, some of the things discussed here are just there and even seeing it in person won't change it, but the figure's quality may make you care less, and it certainly doesn't look as bad as some photos would suggest.

OSCORP
06-15-2009, 08:12 PM
Like this one is probably the worst one i've seen (Dome-wise, and it really doesn't look that bad) I'm sure i'll personally be more than happy when i get mine.


http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/14.jpg

Dally
06-15-2009, 08:14 PM
From MaulFan's pictures I think I like this figure even better than any of the Hot Toy's figures I own. An all around home run by Sideshow.

MaulFan
06-15-2009, 08:15 PM
Well, I find that one's actually pretty faithful to how it looks seeing the figure at the same view with your own eyes.

This is a good example of one I don't feel represents him same as your eyes will see it on your shelf. The whole head and helmet seem narrow, I look at the picture and look back at my figure and can't figure why the camera makes him look that way.

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/16.jpg

I guess maybe it's how the eye work, I find if I look at him on my desk, even backing away, my focus is only on a certain section of him, I'd have to be a great distance away, beyond room length, to truly make his whole body a focal point and at that distance a lot of detail is lost.

The camera can condense it all into a space that our eyes can focus and see all at once, so it offers a view our eyes can't achieve.

JacktheRipper
06-15-2009, 08:16 PM
An all around home run by Sideshow.

well, more like a triple.:maul

OSCORP
06-15-2009, 08:18 PM
Well, I find that one's actually pretty faithful to how it looks seeing the figure at the same view with your own eyes.

This is a good example of one I don't feel represents him same as your eyes will see it on your shelf. The whole head and helmet seem narrow, I look at the picture and look back at my figure and can't figure why the camera makes him look that way.

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/16.jpg
Strange, cause i find that pic 10x more appealing than the one i posted.

:lol

Valfar
06-15-2009, 08:20 PM
I think this has to be my least favorite of the pics posted by MaulFan so far..looks nothing like Vader in the movie from that angle..eyes look too "happy"..if that makes sense...the rest of the pics..well, most are great and sell me on the figure.
http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/37.jpg

MaulFan
06-15-2009, 08:20 PM
Strange, cause i find that pic 10x more appealing than the one i posted.

Well then you should be even happier with your figure in that same pose because if I look at it on my desk in that pose, looks better than the photograph.

OSCORP
06-15-2009, 08:22 PM
Well then you should be even happier with your figure in that same pose because if I look at it on my desk in that pose, looks better than the photograph.


Nice!



Missed this one, i really like it!


http://sideshowcollectors.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=16371&d=1244852905

King Darkness
06-15-2009, 08:23 PM
SEAN JUST HIT 24,000 posts :rock :rock :rock :rock :rock :rock


Kongrats Sean!!!!

pixletwin
06-15-2009, 08:23 PM
Choke on Antilles and giving Palps the toss are still my faves.

JacktheRipper
06-15-2009, 08:24 PM
krayt, that's the one I find least appealing as well. That's the one that looks like vader just got a haircut and is waiting for it to grow out.

pixletwin
06-15-2009, 08:24 PM
SEAN JUST HIT 24,000 posts :rock :rock :rock :rock :rock :rock


Kongrats Sean!!!!

Yup in a matter of two weeks I have gone from #2 poster on the board to #5.

I don't feel like such a loser anymore. :rock

MaulFan
06-15-2009, 08:27 PM
SEAN JUST HIT 24,000 posts :rock :rock :rock :rock :rock :rock


Kongrats Sean!!!!


Yup in a matter of two weeks I have gone from #2 poster on the board to #5.

I don't feel like such a loser anymore. :rock

Thanks, you gotta figure 400 alone are probably in this thread :lol

madmaninsane
06-15-2009, 09:10 PM
Nice pics MaulFan. Could you please take a pic of vader with the hasbro dome on.

guyver1
06-15-2009, 09:46 PM
Well, I find that one's actually pretty faithful to how it looks seeing the figure at the same view with your own eyes.

This is a good example of one I don't feel represents him same as your eyes will see it on your shelf. The whole head and helmet seem narrow, I look at the picture and look back ahttp://sideshowcollectors.com/forums/images/editor/menupop.gift my figure and can't figure why the camera makes him look that way.

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/16.jpg

I guess maybe it's how the eye work, I find if I look at him on my desk, even backing away, my focus is only on a certain section of him, I'd have to be a great distance away, beyond room length, to truly make his whole body a focal point and at that distance a lot of detail is lost.

The camera can condense it all into a space that our eyes can focus and see all at once, so it offers a view our eyes can't achieve.

Hey Maul Fan, I got to ask in this shot is the lightsaber is lit, did you photoshop this image or can you really light it up like that, please let us know because in the description it says the saber is ignited, what does sideshow mean by this: confused:

All can say if it can light up like that, WOW!, I don't think even hot toys can beat that gimmick :D also if not let's get some more close up shots of the actual saber

pixletwin
06-15-2009, 09:47 PM
The saber does not actually light up. The ignited and unignited refers to the hilt with blade (ignited) and without blade (unignited). But again, the saber itself does not actually light up.

However, there are a few members who have perfected the art of actually creating sabers with a light up feature. You might want to look up the thread called "Vaderville" for more info on that.

MaulFan
06-15-2009, 09:48 PM
Hey Maul Fan, I got to ask in this shot is the lightsaber is lit, did you photoshop this image or can you really light it up like that, please let us know because in the description it says the saber is ignited, what does sideshow mean by this: confused:

All can say if it can light up like that, WOW!, I don't think even hot toys can beat that gimmick :D

Sorry, that's all photoshop work.

When Sideshow lists sabers as ignited, it's because every Jedi and Sith figure with a saber comes with one that's just the handle part and one with a blade coming out of it. Medicom and Hasbro use removable blades but the sabers never look as good, Sideshow chose to make nice looking sabers and pack 2 version with each figure.

BuddyGus
06-15-2009, 09:50 PM
Looks great. Got my "coming in 18 days" email today. Can't wait.

arnax161
06-15-2009, 09:54 PM
Oh my goodness I can't wait!!! Maybe he will ship before August. (SARCASM)

The Josh
06-15-2009, 10:15 PM
SEAN JUST HIT 24,000 posts :rock :rock :rock :rock :rock :rock


Kongrats Sean!!!!

Congrats Sean! :banana


http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/16.jpg


I like this pose quite a bit. I may just steal it from you with a minor tweak from myself. I want to go with something simple but Vader like if that makes sense. This is kind of what I was thinking.

D'oh!
06-15-2009, 10:28 PM
Love the new photos, especially the "Join me..." one.

Next month can't get here soon enough!

lerath666
06-15-2009, 11:47 PM
The shoulders are attached to the RotS chest armor, but they can move up.

Relaxed:
http://www.padawansguide.com/photos/e_vader1_med.jpg

You can see it separate here:
http://images.buycostumes.com/mgen/merchandiser/18761.jpg


THAT is how armor SHOULD be designed. Sorry, Geeking out a little here. Real armor SHOULD slide seamlessly over itself like the ROTS chestplate and shoulder bells do. It allows for BOTH form and function, as armor should be a work of art as much as protection.
Looking at this, and having made armor quasi-professionaly for a while a few years back ( YAY SCA and LARPS) I can tell you more or less how it's designed.
the Chest plate, and the shoulders are in fact 3 separate pieces.
A chest piece, and 2 shoulder "bells" the shoulder bells would attach to a strap of some sort, Leather, Nylon, whatever with a rivit, allowing the shoulders to flex with the wearer, but the "relaxed" pose gives the greatest degree of protection and coverage. Tis is how Mideavl plate armor is designed, and it's how Vader's Armor in ROTS is as well.

Loving all the shots Sean. MORE! GIVE USMORE!
Try some more dynamic ones, just for fun. I've got a pic i want to take when i get mine. Really REALLY looking forward to him.

Dally
06-16-2009, 01:51 AM
I'm glad people are getting their 20 day notices. I have mine pre-ordered at Alter Ego, but they should have them shortly after Sideshow starts shipping.

bloodgear
06-16-2009, 04:34 AM
http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/16.jpg

I even think the dome looks better in this shot.
It's going to be one amazing figure. :maul

DinoLast
06-16-2009, 06:57 AM
I thought of a good pose if you have a Leia. Have Vader standing behind holding her by the shoulders.
Then when Tarkin comes out he could stand in front. You can chuck some stormies in there too.

Darth Madden
06-16-2009, 07:00 AM
I thought of a good pose if you have a Leia. Have Vader standing behind holding her by the shoulders.
Then when Tarkin comes out he could stand in front. You can chuck some stormies in there too.

That was one pose I was thinking of doing.

Lordscum
06-16-2009, 07:22 AM
I think this has to be my least favorite of the pics posted by MaulFan so far..looks nothing like Vader in the movie from that angle..eyes look too "happy"..if that makes sense...the rest of the pics..well, most are great and sell me on the figure.
http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/37.jpg



You sure like to nit pick.

Valfar
06-16-2009, 07:36 AM
You sure like to nit pick.

I sure know Star Wars character design..you mean lol.

When you pay over a hundred dollars for a figure that was long in the making, whats wrong with picking out inaccuracies?, i still like the figure and will be picking it up, just it could had been better...wait, i nit pick?...yet so many have complained about the dome?..is that not nit picking?..hell if it were a hasbro figure, you would not see such "nit picking" out of me..though they do a good job on their smaller scale figures of Vader.

It even drives me nuts that Medicom decided to re-use the three piece helmet mold from their ROTJ figure on their ROTS figure, as it does not look true to the movie but, its a fine figure i am proud to own..just these little things changed would definitely increase the bang for the bucks you pay.

thenammagazine
06-16-2009, 08:55 AM
I sure know Star Wars character design..you mean lol.

When you pay over a hundred dollars for a figure that was long in the making, whats wrong with picking out inaccuracies?, i still like the figure and will be picking it up, just it could had been better...wait, i nit pick?...yet so many have complained about the dome?..is that not nit picking?..hell if it were a hasbro figure, you would not see such "nit picking" out of me..though they do a good job on their smaller scale figures of Vader.

It even drives me nuts that Medicom decided to re-use the three piece helmet mold from their ROTJ figure on their ROTS figure, as it does not look true to the movie but, its a fine figure i am proud to own..just these little things changed would definitely increase the bang for the bucks you pay.

Dude, WE GET IT! If we didn't, your copycat posts (which is every post you've made in this thread) complaining about the helmet issue would certainly reaffirm it. At least find something else to whine about. The helmet thing is getting hella old. I just want to enjoy MF's Vader pics without reading your bull^^^^. Is that too much to ask?

Valfar
06-16-2009, 08:56 AM
Dude, WE GET IT! At least find something else to whine about. The helmet thing is getting hella old.

But, alas! i was not "whining" about the helmet..read futher back.

Thanks!.

FQRizzo
06-16-2009, 08:59 AM
When you pay over a hundred dollars for a figure that was long in the making, whats wrong with picking out inaccuracies?

Because:

A) It won't change anything at this point
B) It is annoying the hell out of us.
C) Some of us don't make love to Star Wars prop replicas every night so we wouldn't have noticed them on our own. (i.e. ignorance is bliss)

pixletwin
06-16-2009, 09:00 AM
Because:

A) It won't change anything at this point
B) It is annoying the hell out of us.
C) Some of us don't make love to Star Wars prop replicas every night so we wouldn't have noticed them on our own. (i.e. ignorance is bliss)

D) Would probably be better suited towards the Vader discussion thread, rather than the picture thread.

The Josh
06-16-2009, 09:02 AM
You sure like to nit pick.

Some folks mostly SW fans have nothing better to do. Every pic I've seen looks like Vader and that this figure is a freaking 450 ft Albert Pujols bomb.

Valfar
06-16-2009, 09:02 AM
Because:

A) It won't change anything at this point
B) It is annoying the hell out of us.
C) Some of us don't make love to Star Wars prop replicas every night so we wouldn't have noticed them on our own. (i.e. ignorance is bliss)

But, bigger is better right?..so i want a bigger dome to "make love" to..or you could rub my helmet there Frank Rizzo!. :D

thenammagazine
06-16-2009, 09:02 AM
See? I'm not the only one getting annoyed by the continual whiny repetition. :huh

OSCORP
06-16-2009, 09:05 AM
Is the cape off in this pic? Or tucked neatly back?


http://sideshowcollectors.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=16371&d=1244852905

pixletwin
06-16-2009, 09:08 AM
Tucked. You can still see it flaring out below his right hand.

Valfar
06-16-2009, 09:09 AM
See? I'm not the only one getting annoyed by the continual whiny repetition. :huh

See, i am just your focal point to crap on as there have been many posts in this thread from various users with similar "issues" with the figure yet, you seem to never appear after they state their opinion that is similar to my own or even more "critical" then what i get into with the product.

I made a comment about one picture i thought made the figure look really off, as the person posting before me did the same..yet somehow i get targeted for "nit picking".

Skiman
06-16-2009, 09:14 AM
Some folks mostly SW fans have nothing better to do. Every pic I've seen looks like Vader and that this figure is a freaking 450 ft Albert Pujols bomb.

Nice, go cards.... wait this is Vader we r talkn bout right :lol

The Josh
06-16-2009, 09:16 AM
Nice, go cards.... wait this is Vader we r talkn bout right :lol

Vader and the Cards. How can you go wrong? :rock

jkno
06-16-2009, 09:16 AM
I love the SS Vader figure. Can't wait to receive mine. I have the 2 Medicom versions and SS Vader will proudly join my Imperial Command Center. :)

Lordscum
06-16-2009, 09:16 AM
But, alas! i was not "whining" about the helmet..read futher back.

Thanks!.

Wouldn't it make more sense to wait to have the item in hand before passing judgement?? I know thats been said for years here but for alot of peoples negative comments are based on what they see an the pictures and have a different opinon once thay have the item in hand .


Its cool to express your opinion at state what you like and do not like about said item but when you point it out time and time
again especially for something that hasn't even shipped yet it gets a bit annoying.

Valfar
06-16-2009, 09:25 AM
Wouldn't it make more sense to wait to have the item in hand before passing judgement?? I know thats been said for years here but for alot of peoples negative comments are based on what they see an the pictures and have a different opinon once thay have the item in hand .

See, the things i am partially critical of about the figure are pretty obvious in pics, and its not like a huge deal..though, some people think i am like pissed off about it or something, i even made it clear what i thought Medicom messed up on their ROTS Vader.

Just because i can see inaccuracies does not mean i am bashing it or anti-SSC..its just like other collectors on here, we can see the differences from how it should look, MaulFan took some very awesome pictures of the figure and its going to be a great figure to display and i think we have a right to voice our opinions, over and over..well yea that gets tiresome to read but, i am not a broken record..not in this thread.

cerealkeller
06-16-2009, 09:29 AM
I already see this figure as the "crown jewel" of my collection. Right now my favorite figure is my V1 Joker with the BR head, but this is Darth Vader we're talking about here and yes, I think the helmet dome could be bigger, but that one thing does not take away from the brilliance that is the rest of the figure. I'm already dreaming about opening him and deciding what pose to use. It might be sad to say but getting SS Vader I'm sure will be the highlight of my summer. It's been a long time coming to get Vader from Sideshow, but IMO they didn't disappoint.

The Josh
06-16-2009, 09:34 AM
I'll be curious to see how the dome really looks in person as I thought I read a post from Sean that even he think his shots have made it look more off than it might be.

Here's a shot I took at SDCC.

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x214/Sideshow_SuperFan/IMG_9586-2.jpg

Valfar
06-16-2009, 09:36 AM
The point is, you're pointing out the same inaccuracies that you've already pointed out in earlier pictures. These same inaccuracies you point out with every picture posted where you feel they're glaring. Take your self proclaimed "expertise" to the Vader discussion thread and leave this thread for pics.

Hahahaha! i said the one pic made vader look too happy! the eyes..i assure you, that was the only time i mentioned this..the other so called "nit pick" was the dome and i was one of the first to point that out way way back in this thread.

FQRizzo
06-16-2009, 09:36 AM
I'll be curious to see how the dome really looks in person as I thought I read a post from Sean that even he think his shots have made it look more off than it might be.

Here's a shot I took at SDCC.

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x214/Sideshow_SuperFan/nba_g_mjordan2_576.jpg

Yep...looks like a slam dunk to me. :lol :chew

The Josh
06-16-2009, 09:38 AM
Oops copied the wrong pic in. :lol

thenammagazine
06-16-2009, 09:41 AM
Hahahaha! i said the one pic made vader look too happy! the eyes..i assure you, that was the only time i mentioned this..the other so called "nit pick" was the dome and i was one of the first to point that out way way back in this thread.

Yup! Nobody's arguing that because you've continually pointed that out post after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post...

And we're getting sick of it.

Valfar
06-16-2009, 09:46 AM
Why did you not rip on The Drizzle?..ok folks..do a user search in this thread with my name and see how much supposed "nit picking" i did lol, only then you will see thenammagzine is delusional.

Valfar
06-16-2009, 09:49 AM
Yup! Nobody's arguing that because you've continually pointed that out post after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post...

And we're getting sick of it.

And you speak as if you represent everyone..riiight...you always pick on people and never have anything good to say..ever.

The Chaver
06-16-2009, 09:51 AM
And you speak as if you represent everyone..riiight...you always pick on people and never have anything good to say..ever.

He 's da potty poopah!

Skiman
06-16-2009, 09:57 AM
He 's da potty poopah!

Dutch thread son...

FQRizzo
06-16-2009, 09:58 AM
Oops copied the wrong pic in. :lol

I thought you meant to do that. :lol That woulda been really clever...

Customikey
06-16-2009, 10:08 AM
NOOOO!!!! Not my happy thread! NOOOOOOO!!!!!!


:peace:peace:peace:peace:peace:peace:peace:peace

The Josh
06-16-2009, 10:10 AM
I thought you meant to do that. :lol That woulda been really clever...

No, I wasn't thinking on my feet quite that quickly. :lol

Valfar
06-16-2009, 10:13 AM
http://www1.odn.ne.jp/~cdt96010/marmit-vader4.jpg

What we could had got years ago, this is more on par to ANH Vader...*waits for the grilling*

pixletwin
06-16-2009, 10:15 AM
Dome issues aside, the SS Vader kicks the Marmit prototypes ass.

Valfar
06-16-2009, 10:16 AM
Dome issues aside, the SS Vader kicks the Marmit prototypes ass.

From the neck down, for sure.

pixletwin
06-16-2009, 10:20 AM
Face mask is by far superior on the Sideshow as well.

The Josh
06-16-2009, 10:22 AM
That head looks like a bobble head on a 1:6th body. No thanks.

pixletwin
06-16-2009, 10:24 AM
That head looks like a bobble head on a 1:6th body. No thanks.

Yup/ The Marmit head looks like a toy.

Valfar
06-16-2009, 10:28 AM
That head looks like a bobble head on a 1:6th body. No thanks.

LOL!..go watch Episode 4 again.

The Chaver
06-16-2009, 10:29 AM
Dutch thread son...

Uhh....You just called me son...? And WTH are talking about ayway? :lol

pixletwin
06-16-2009, 10:30 AM
LOL!..go watch Episode 4 again.

Why? aside from the crappy silver paint on his nose the marmit vader's head looks like cheap pez plastic.

http://gremlindog.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/vader-pez.jpg

FQRizzo
06-16-2009, 10:30 AM
Uhh....You just called me son...? And WTH are taliking about ayway? :lol

Just don't bother trying to understand him. :lol I only catch about 50% of what he has to say.

pixletwin
06-16-2009, 10:32 AM
Uhh....You just called me son...? And WTH are taliking about ayway? :lol

Talik = Sexual intercourse in Filipino. :lecture

The Chaver
06-16-2009, 10:32 AM
Why? aside from the crappy silver paint on his nose the marmit vader's head looks like cheap pez plastic.

http://gremlindog.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/vader-pez.jpg

Well at least they got the dome right. :rolleyes:

The Chaver
06-16-2009, 10:34 AM
Talik = Sexual intercourse in Filipino. :lecture

Oh shiat! I didn't even catch that. :duh

Nice one though, real nice...:rolleyes:

The Chaver
06-16-2009, 10:35 AM
Just don't bother trying to understand him. :lol I only catch about 50% of what he has to say.

Thanks for the heads up. :lol

IrishJedi
06-16-2009, 10:36 AM
Tucked. You can still see it flaring out below his right hand.

That ain't the cape, dude. He wears that beneath it.

IrishJedi
06-16-2009, 10:36 AM
I'll be curious to see how the dome really looks in person as I thought I read a post from Sean that even he think his shots have made it look more off than it might be.

Here's a shot I took at SDCC.

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x214/Sideshow_SuperFan/IMG_9586-2.jpg

That dome looks MUCH better than what we've seen from the production pics so far.

Skiman
06-16-2009, 10:37 AM
Uhh....You just called me son...? And WTH are talking about ayway? :lol

LOL, yup sure did son, get to the choppa for the party poopah :lol :lol :lol

U have to use those lines in the Hot Toys Dutch thread. :monkey1

pixletwin
06-16-2009, 10:38 AM
That ain't the cape, dude. He wears that beneath it.



Hmmmm... Looks like the cape to me. If that is his robe why were you asking? I can;t see the robe under the belt flaring out that far. :lol

So yeah, I'm still pretty darn sure its the cape. Especially in the context (oft repeated here) that Sean would remove anything from the figure and he said in order to remove the cape you would need to remove the head which, again, he has said he would not do.

:gun

Skiman
06-16-2009, 10:38 AM
Why? aside from the crappy silver paint on his nose the marmit vader's head looks like cheap pez plastic.

http://gremlindog.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/vader-pez.jpg

This body looks narrow to me for some reason, theirs always room for improvement, don't get me wrong I'm a big fan of Pez.

Skiman
06-16-2009, 10:39 AM
Just don't bother trying to understand him. :lol I only catch about 50% of what he has to say.

:lol:lol:lol da Riz :rock

OSCORP
06-16-2009, 10:41 AM
From the other thread.
http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k14/maxicollector/IMG_7267b.jpg

Khev
06-16-2009, 10:45 AM
All I know is I've never seen another production Darth Vader OR statue (PF included) that's capable of looking as awesome as the SSC 12 inch one does in this shot:

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

Skiman
06-16-2009, 10:47 AM
All I know is I've never seen another production Darth Vader OR statue (PF included) that's capable of looking as awesome as the SSC 12 inch one does in this shot:

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

It just needs some wind blowing effect of the cape as if he were fighting against the broken glass of the Death Star.

The Chaver
06-16-2009, 10:49 AM
That dome looks MUCH better than what we've seen from the production pics so far.

I'm telling you, it's a marketing strategy so that people will have more a reason to by the next Vader incarnation. There should be no other reason why they changed it.

I mean you'd have to be one real stupid company to let an error of that significance just slide during production? And it's like SS said from their own mouth; "we periodically check up with our over seas factories progress". I find it very hard to believe with todays technology, of how the world is closely connected, that SS did not realize the dome was inaccurate until the intire production run was through. I mean don't they have a test run or something?

pixletwin
06-16-2009, 10:50 AM
I'm telling you, it's a marketing strategy so that people will have more a reason to by the next Vader incarnation. There should be no other reason why they changed it.

That thought had crossed my mind too.

The Chaver
06-16-2009, 10:50 AM
LOL, yup sure did son, get to the choppa for the party poopah :lol :lol :lol

U have to use those lines in the Hot Toys Dutch thread. :monkey1

Ahh I see...

Skiman
06-16-2009, 10:52 AM
Ahh I get it..

I know like the Riz stated I only explain 50% of my post :lol it's part of the fun :dance

The Chaver
06-16-2009, 10:58 AM
That thought had crossed my mind too.

Something I said crossed YOUR mind??

I'm not worthy..I'm not worthy...:bow







:lol

pixletwin
06-16-2009, 10:59 AM
Something I said crossed YOUR mind??

I'm not worthy..I'm not worthy...:bow







:lol

:lecture :lol

The Chaver
06-16-2009, 11:00 AM
:lecture :lol

:lol:lol:lol

Skiman
06-16-2009, 11:09 AM
:lol:lol:lol

Ur definitely worthy of da Pix :monkey3

shockwave
06-16-2009, 11:11 AM
Decided to try some things out tonight, was going to futz the chest box a bit and decided to see about the tunic, got it off enough to put under the chest armor, so here's a few images showing this Vader with the tunic as it was in the other 3 films.

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/72.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/73.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/74.jpg

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

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

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



TESB Vader shot in those pics. I know the helmet in Empire is different. BUT great pics Maulfan, thanks again. :clap

pixletwin
06-16-2009, 11:11 AM
Hey Sean. Post some more pics and get this thread back on track please. :wave

King Darkness
06-16-2009, 11:13 AM
Yes please. More pix!!!!

The Josh
06-16-2009, 11:23 AM
Why? aside from the crappy silver paint on his nose the marmit vader's head looks like cheap pez plastic.

http://gremlindog.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/vader-pez.jpg

Pretty much


That dome looks MUCH better than what we've seen from the production pics so far.

I disagree. 2 me it looks much the same actually.

Gruson
06-16-2009, 12:23 PM
Very impressive shots MaulFan.

Wow.

Puay
06-16-2009, 12:26 PM
From the other thread.
http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k14/maxicollector/IMG_7267b.jpg

Is that a new AOTC CloneTrooper form SSC I see in the photo?:google

FQRizzo
06-16-2009, 12:28 PM
Is that a new AOTC CloneTrooper form SSC I see in the photo?:google

Nah, that's the Medicom one. :(

Cocoboloboy
06-16-2009, 12:29 PM
Decided to try some things out tonight, was going to futz the chest box a bit and decided to see about the tunic, got it off enough to put under the chest armor, so here's a few images showing this Vader with the tunic as it was in the other 3 films.

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/72.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/73.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/74.jpg

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

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

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


Beautiful. I missed these shots earlier. I love the outsretched fist shot. Perfect lighting too.

I guess it's possible to quickly mod him inorder to have a Vader from other films...as long as the little details don't bother you that is.

Darkseed
06-16-2009, 12:43 PM
I returnd to SS by picking up a Stormtrooper and Utapau clone. I guess it is time to look for a Vader too.

Great shots Maulfan

DinoLast
06-16-2009, 12:50 PM
http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/3.jpg

Can we please get back on track and continue the discussion of how to display this awesome figure.

Valfar
06-16-2009, 12:52 PM
I will probally display Vader getting his butt kicked by SS Darth Maul. :D

MaulFan
06-16-2009, 01:31 PM
Is the cape off in this pic? Or tucked neatly back?


http://sideshowcollectors.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=16371&d=1244852905


Tucked. You can still see it flaring out below his right hand.


That ain't the cape, dude. He wears that beneath it.

Pix is right, you're wrong, that is his folded cape tucked between his arms behind his back, I was going for something like the Empire shots where he'd have his arms behind him watching out from the bridge of the Super Star Destroyer.


I'll be curious to see how the dome really looks in person as I thought I read a post from Sean that even he think his shots have made it look more off than it might be.

Here's a shot I took at SDCC.

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x214/Sideshow_SuperFan/IMG_9586-2.jpg


That dome looks MUCH better than what we've seen from the production pics so far.

Looking at the figure from the same angle, the difference i see is that the back of the flare is further down and so from front to back, it angles more, on the production it's like a line right accross the horizontal axis.

I'm not sure who's photo it was, maybe one of yours Josh, from SDCC that showed Vader's profile, I believe there was more slant to the flare as there should be, I remember because I was blown away at how right it looked from that view where lots of companies don't get that aspect.

The Josh
06-16-2009, 01:36 PM
This one?

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x214/Sideshow_SuperFan/IMG_9375-3.jpg

pixletwin
06-16-2009, 01:37 PM
Pix is right, you're wrong, that is his folded cape tucked between his arms behind his back, I was going for something like the Empire shots where he'd have his arms behind him watching out from the bridge of the Super Star Destroyer.

Suck on that Irish. :lol :lol :lol

MaulFan
06-16-2009, 01:37 PM
No, but that'll do, it was an exact profile shot, full body.

The Josh
06-16-2009, 01:40 PM
No, but that'll do, it was an exact profile shot, full body.

oh ok. thats as close to profile as I have in my collection of shots from last year.

MaulFan
06-16-2009, 01:44 PM
http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/SDCC.jpg

Red lines are basically the difference in the dome that I can see, basically like I said, where at SDCC the fronts of the flares sloped downward as the came together in the back, the production dome pretty much just takes a perfect horizontal path from one to the other.

I don't think the production helm looks terrible, but definitely a significant change in the shape that isn't because of production shrinking or anything of that sort.

The Josh
06-16-2009, 02:23 PM
I guess I need to get it in hand and compare. I just have hard time sometimes seeing things like that in pictures.

The Mike
06-16-2009, 02:26 PM
The funny thing is I don't really care about inaccuracies. Its the best Vader figure I've seen mass produced and can't wait to have it on my shelves. Less knitpicking and more photoshop works of art.

Skiman
06-16-2009, 02:27 PM
Hello everyone, just wanted to apologize to anyone that may of been offended from the pics that I posted in this thread, it was not my intention to offend anyone and it was all in good fun. As you were with the Vader official pics thread, I am also still very excited about the 1/6 piece and I'm the 18 day status for receiving Darth and it's perfect in every shape or form to me so the last thing I wanted to do is offend any of the Freaks that share the same enthusiasm as I do.

Honestly it was all for good laughs...

pixletwin
06-16-2009, 02:27 PM
The funny thing is I don't really care about inaccuracies. Its the best Vader figure I've seen mass produced and can't wait to have it on my shelves. Less knitpicking and more photoshop works of art.

Yes please. :date

Valfar
06-16-2009, 02:50 PM
This will be the creme de la creme of 1:6th Vaders no doubt, there will be nothing else out there to pit it against for a long while i'd say.

Spartan Rex
06-16-2009, 02:51 PM
http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/SDCC.jpg

Red lines are basically the difference in the dome that I can see, basically like I said, where at SDCC the fronts of the flares sloped downward as the came together in the back, the production dome pretty much just takes a perfect horizontal path from one to the other.

I don't think the production helm looks terrible, but definitely a significant change in the shape that isn't because of production shrinking or anything of that sort.

Geez, what prompted such a significant change?
Its not like fans were screaming for it to be shorter,on the the contrary I recall almost uniform approval of the figures look.
Usually a company makes an aesthetic change after everyone [email protected]$ and moanes.
Odd.
I can only hope they still have the proto helmet and use it in another incarnation.


....still getting this one though.:joy

MaulFan
06-16-2009, 02:52 PM
Yes please. :date

Coming, I've been out all day I'm sorry to say after seeing the mess this place turned into, maybe DarthNeil or Jedibear can clean it up.

The Chaver
06-16-2009, 02:54 PM
This will be the creme de la creme of 1:6th Vaders no doubt, there will be nothing else out there to pit it against for a long while i'd say.

No, there is another... Just give it six to nine months.

galactiboy
06-16-2009, 02:56 PM
Yep Sideshow still has an ESB, ROTJ and ROTS to make. I could see them taking notes and changing things around for future releases.

But honestly, figure looks awesome... and its only in a few shots that the helmet looks off to me. Overall I'm very pleased with what Sideshow has been able to do and hoping this and some of the recent figures are a sign of good things to come.

Valfar
06-16-2009, 03:02 PM
I kind of mean't to say from any other company up until now and beyond..can't really feel the need to compare SS's various Vaders as they will be on par or better then one another i'd say.

They have the scale right, the price is right, the look is acceptable for Vader and to see big improvements on getting the canon look of Vader for the next three versions will pretty much crown them with the best representation of Darth Vader in 1:6th scale.

Spartan Rex
06-16-2009, 03:08 PM
Now if SS can top Medicoms Boba Fett....:google

Skiman
06-16-2009, 03:10 PM
Now if SS can top Medicoms Boba Fett....:google

Yes... I've been holding out on the Medi Boba, I don't know if I can live with the height difference. One of my favs from the SW line, that and Jango. They would look really short compare with this Vader.

Darth Cruel
06-16-2009, 03:15 PM
My own ultimate dream is to display Darth Vader with the 6 bounty hunters from TESB.

Sideshow better get busy.

Customikey
06-16-2009, 03:16 PM
I'm seriously digging on this! Can't wait for the ROTJ version, alway a personal favorite. He wa ssuper-shiny, and had the reveal, woot.

DinoLast
06-16-2009, 03:20 PM
Yes... I've been holding out on the Medi Boba, I don't know if I can live with the height difference. One of my favs from the SW line, that and Jango. They would look really short compare with this Vader.

You could always put a brown hooded outfit over a medi and pretend it's an Jawa next to Vader

JustinLuck
06-16-2009, 03:39 PM
I remember Josh's amazing pics. The helmet there looks magnificent.

Don't you guys think Sideshow owes us a new helmet in this situation? There is no reason I can think of why the shape of the helmet needed to change in production. Sideshow made an error at the factory and needs to address it. This is Sideshow's flagship product. Why mess it up?


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

Red lines are basically the difference in the dome that I can see, basically like I said, where at SDCC the fronts of the flares sloped downward as the came together in the back, the production dome pretty much just takes a perfect horizontal path from one to the other.

I don't think the production helm looks terrible, but definitely a significant change in the shape that isn't because of production shrinking or anything of that sort.

pixletwin
06-16-2009, 03:41 PM
I remember Josh's amazing pics. The helmet there looks magnificent.

Don't you guys think Sideshow owes us a new helmet ASAP? There is no reason in the world why the shape of the helmet needed to change in production. Sideshow made an error at the factory and needs to address it. This is Sideshow's flagship product.

There is quite a bit of presumption in your accusation. This seems to me to be typical of an LFL directive.

Valfar
06-16-2009, 03:48 PM
All this bloody helmet/dome debate..yet why do i get blamed for it?..:lol bastards!

pixletwin
06-16-2009, 03:49 PM
:lol :lol :lol

It would be nice to hear why it was changed, officially, though.

MaulFan
06-16-2009, 03:49 PM
I'm seriously digging on this! Can't wait for the ROTJ version, alway a personal favorite. He wa ssuper-shiny, and had the reveal, woot.

Sing it brother :rock


There is quite a bit of presumption in your accusation. This seems to me to be typical of an LFL directive.

Indeed. It's not as though the helmet shrank in production, a significant shape and look to it is entirely different. If they had molded the SDCC helmet, it might shrink, but the basic shape would sustain, which it didn't, so at some point, the shape was changed, and with such praise at SDCC and surely SSC was proud of it, there is good chance LFL stepped in on this.

Valfar
06-16-2009, 03:52 PM
IMO..i think this dome will be re-used for the rest of the Vaders..and i am ok with this dome for ESB and ROTJ but, its a bummer if its on the ROTS version...maybe..

LFL would definitely not let SS get away with making the definitive Darth Vader...there is still more money to be made, i think LFL also may have played a part in the Stormtrooper not looking as good as it could have been.

SS Utapau clone looks to be the closest to the on screen character so far out of all the armored figures released.

FQRizzo
06-16-2009, 04:11 PM
I remember Josh's amazing pics. The helmet there looks magnificent.

Don't you guys think Sideshow owes us a new helmet in this situation? There is no reason I can think of why the shape of the helmet needed to change in production. Sideshow made an error at the factory and needs to address it. This is Sideshow's flagship product. Why mess it up?

I think all this talk about the dome is just an SS conspiracy to cover up the stitching issue. :naughty

MaulFan
06-16-2009, 04:14 PM
I think it really speaks to the quality of this figure that the dome is pretty much the only issue anyone has with it.

abake
06-16-2009, 04:15 PM
I was one of the first and most vocal critics of the helmet, even in the prototype pics, but it's time to frigging move on!

I just want it to get here ASAP and judge it in-hand. And then, if it still looks a bit off, I will simply contact Glenn and see if he can or is willing to make a new dome. End of story.
Or maybe I'll chase down a Hasbro Vader and see if that works.

But there's no more to comment on.
It's a frigging production figure!

Now... any more pics to share MF?
Also, quick question: how rigid are the boots? Anakin-style rigid?

MaulFan
06-16-2009, 04:16 PM
Mow... any more pics to share MF?
Also, quick question: how rigid are the boots? Anakin-style rigid?

Yes and yes.

JustinLuck
06-16-2009, 04:18 PM
I feel like LFL is used as a scapegoat more often than not in these situations. What proof do we have that Lucasfilm is asking Sideshow to make these modifications with the intent for less accuracy? This Vader is from ANH. Sideshow can pick almost any frame with Vader in the movie and see how his profile is supposed to be shaped.

I think it is more likely that LFL doesn't seem to care or notice about the accuracy of products sold by Sideshow. Look at how many inconsistencies with the Clone helmet were completely passed over and given the a-okay.

fantasymaker
06-16-2009, 04:20 PM
Yes... I've been holding out on the Medi Boba, I don't know if I can live with the height difference. One of my favs from the SW line, that and Jango. They would look really short compare with this Vader.

Well , surely sideshow does boba's very good version without doubt, (ROTJ version, i hope ) but for now the best figure 1/6 and helmet is the medi .

pixletwin
06-16-2009, 04:25 PM
I feel like LFL is used as a scapegoat more often than not in these situations. What proof do we have that Lucasfilm is asking Sideshow to make these modifications with the intent for less accuracy? This Vader is from ANH. Sideshow can pick almost any frame with Vader in the movie and see how his profile is supposed to be shaped.

I think it is more likely that LFL doesn't seem to care or notice about the accuracy of products sold by Sideshow. Look at how many inconsistencies with the Clone helmet were completely passed over and given the a-okay.

The two are not comparable.

You want a similar situation lets talk Mace Windu or Bespin Luke. Both situations where the prototypes were awesome but were either modified to a lesser effect or completely passed over for an inferior sculpt because of directives from LFL.

The clone helmet situation is completely different. It was a flawed prototype which Sideshow fixed a few issues on.

MaulFan
06-16-2009, 04:26 PM
I feel like LFL is used as a scapegoat more often than not in these situations. What proof do we have that Lucasfilm is asking Sideshow to make these modifications with the intent for less accuracy? This Vader is from ANH. Sideshow can pick almost any frame with Vader in the movie and see how his profile is supposed to be shaped.

I think it is more likely that LFL doesn't seem to care or notice about the accuracy of products sold by Sideshow. Look at how many inconsistencies with the Clone helmet were completely passed over and given the a-okay.

Sometimes yes, LFL is used as a copout, but in this case, I think it's more plausible that SSC was directed to make a change to the helmet rather than mess up. Granted I've never molded anything, but it seems to me, if you make a mold of something, other things made from that mold will look the same, maybe shrink, but will look the same.

The production helmet is significantly different from the proto, not "oops we ^^^^ed up" different, but strategically done different, and given how nice the proto dome was, there was no reason for anyone at Sideshow to say hey, let's reshape it unless they were told to. The only reason I can see LFL not having a say in the change is if the change is somehow related to the mold making process or something and had to be done to ensure consistent production. I know too little tell.

automaton
06-16-2009, 04:31 PM
i am of course only assuming... but if SST can pass this helmet for the ANH version, it most certainly could carry on using it for both ESB AND ROTJ... perhaps it was simply a business decision.

MaulFan
06-16-2009, 04:33 PM
i am of course only assuming... but if SST can pass this helmet for the ANH version, it most certainly could carry on using it for both ESB AND ROTJ... perhaps it was simply a business decision.

I would hope not, I think the issues present in it also would be issues for all the films.

That's what boggles me, if LFL had a say in this, what was the point, because I would think they'd want to standardize a film look, but I don't think there's any screen used Vader that really matches to how this is other than the briefly seen dome in Hoth when Vader makes his entrance.

MaulFan
06-16-2009, 04:34 PM
For those who've been asking about leg posing, this is about as dynamic as it gets really.

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

MaulFan
06-16-2009, 04:35 PM
http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/78.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/79.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/80.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/81.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/82.jpg

pixletwin
06-16-2009, 04:37 PM
i am of course only assuming... but if SST can pass this helmet for the ANH version, it most certainly could carry on using it for both ESB AND ROTJ... perhaps it was simply a business decision.

If that were the case why isn't there a precedence for it in SS history? Why did SS go to painstaking lengths to get the design on each of the 3 Anakin sabers exactly right when they could have just used one basic Anakin saber hilt design and reproduce that for the ANH and ESB Anakin sabers?

pixletwin
06-16-2009, 04:38 PM
Oooooo I like this one:

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/80.jpg

galactiboy
06-16-2009, 04:49 PM
Man those are some great new images... love that gesturing hand :rock

fantasymaker
06-16-2009, 04:59 PM
Oooooo I like this one:

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/80.jpg

Nice !!!!!!!!!:rock:rock

Kuzeh
06-16-2009, 04:59 PM
http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/78.jpg

This pic is pure gold!!
Awesome Maulfan! :rock!!!

OSCORP
06-16-2009, 05:01 PM
So nice to be excited about a SW figure again. It's been a while for SST to do that for me.

Figure looks excellent.

Only thing that sucks is Luke and Han are now canceled cause of Vader.


But that's ok Vader > ST Luke&Han

fantasymaker
06-16-2009, 05:02 PM
For those who've been asking about leg posing, this is about as dynamic as it gets really.

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

WOW maul with light is much better i like it !!!!!!!!:rock:rock:rock

DarthTrafford
06-16-2009, 05:03 PM
I just got my 18 day e-mail notice for him!:vader
I can't wait to get him!
:chew

OSCORP
06-16-2009, 05:05 PM
This might seem weird to some. But i was born in 76' and i woulda loved it if Vader came with his "original" pinkish saber :)

I wonder if there's a way i could color it a light red/pinkish.


http://www.plaidstallions.com/kenner/sw12.jpg

Karaduin
06-16-2009, 05:05 PM
Sick!

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/80.jpg

The Josh
06-16-2009, 05:09 PM
Great shots Sean!


There is quite a bit of presumption in your accusation. This seems to me to be typical of an LFL directive.

Are you surprised coming from Justin though? I think him and Valfar might be related some how. :lol

OSCORP
06-16-2009, 05:11 PM
I think it's weak SS didn't include his Light show projector. What a cool ex that woulda been.


http://theswca.com/images-toys/12inch/12in-vader-front.jpg

wax murderer
06-16-2009, 05:17 PM
All this discussion on the helmet, but no noe has mentioned what I feel is a more serious flub-the shoulder bells, which are completely off. They should look like this...
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y4/waxmurderer/PICT0080.jpg
This is my custom, which wears Kaiyodo armor
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y4/waxmurderer/PICT0003.jpg
This is my full sized set. As you can see,we have a problem...PS

Fia2k9
06-16-2009, 05:17 PM
I think it's weak SS didn't include his Light show projector. What a cool ex that woulda been.


http://theswca.com/images-toys/12inch/12in-vader-front.jpg

Hey Krayt do you actually have that old vader or is it a photo. It would sure be cool to see some photos of the vintage figure. Sure brings back memories cause I used to have one!!!.. crap, I miss it.

FQRizzo
06-16-2009, 05:21 PM
All this discussion on the helmet, but no noe has mentioned what I feel is a more serious flub-the shoulder bells, which are completely off. They should look like this...
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y4/waxmurderer/PICT0080.jpg
This is my custom, which wears Kaiyodo armor
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y4/waxmurderer/PICT0003.jpg
This is my full sized set. As you can see,we have a problem...PS

If you mean what I think you mean...you need to watch ANH again. :lol

Grange Wallis
06-16-2009, 05:22 PM
Decided to try some things out tonight, was going to futz the chest box a bit and decided to see about the tunic, got it off enough to put under the chest armor, so here's a few images showing this Vader with the tunic as it was in the other 3 films.


http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/74.jpg


Yep I'm definitely following suit with this... Killer Picture Sean! :maul

Although this is the ANH Helmet/suit which is moderately different to the one is TESB... I just like the look way better with the tunic under the Chest armour... Thus the reason he appeared with the tunic under the armour more than he did with it on top as per ANH.... Because it looks so much better! :duh

Will have to find a way to pin is so it's not hanging over the shoulders...:rolleyes:

Valfar
06-16-2009, 05:32 PM
I do like the fabric or tabbards over the shoulder armor with the ANH version as it reminds me of Anakin still retaining some jedi style to his outfit.

Valfar
06-16-2009, 05:33 PM
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y4/waxmurderer/PICT0003.jpg
This is my full sized set. As you can see,we have a problem...PS


These shoulder bells look more ESB style to me,though i never really had a good view of the ANH shoulder bells.

The helmet screams ANH though...just not the greatest paint job.

MaulFan
06-16-2009, 05:35 PM
Oooooo I like this one:

Me too, I think I'm going to make a wallpaper with it, which of course I'll post here.

pixletwin
06-16-2009, 05:38 PM
If you mean what I think you mean...you need to watch ANH again. :lol

:lecture

Wrong version of Vader. :lol

Sachiel
06-16-2009, 05:42 PM
MaulFan,

You may have answered this, but can his feet lay flat or are the boots too stiff for that?

automaton
06-16-2009, 05:45 PM
If that were the case why isn't there a precedence for it in SS history? Why did SS go to painstaking lengths to get the design on each of the 3 Anakin sabers exactly right when they could have just used one basic Anakin saber hilt design and reproduce that for the ANH and ESB Anakin sabers?

simply acknowledging it as a possibility... again, as great as Vader looks, i believe the helmet is closer to ESB and ROTJ then ANH...

and there are precedences... Frankenstein for example...

MaulFan
06-16-2009, 05:46 PM
MaulFan,

You may have answered this, but can his feet lay flat or are the boots too stiff for that?

In fighting stances, you can have one foot flat with the other not flat. The boots are quite stiff.

Here's the thing. Given his size, if the boots were soft, this guy would be taking shelf dives in houses all over without the use of a stand.

However, because of how hard the boots are, if you stand him up and posture him to balance on his own, he will stay in that position, barring any extreme shaking of the ground or furniture he's on.

Vader is one of the most stable figures I own, definitely the most stable Sideshow figure I own, it's been very comforting that I can set him up and go over to my camera at the other end of the room and not worry about him falling over with me too far away to catch him. He hasn't shown any sign of falling over in any pose I've put him in, and has stood upright on my desk for hours and hours without issue.

Valfar
06-16-2009, 05:50 PM
http://www.therevanchist.com/costumes/darth_vader/helmet.htm

This is a great link to look at to see the differences of the helmets through out the OT.

Notice the obvious changes in size of the chin vents from ANH to ESB.

automaton
06-16-2009, 06:05 PM
awesome link!

man i love this...

barryo
06-16-2009, 06:25 PM
i think ive seen every pic MF has posted in this thread of vader but bar none this is my fave.........
http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/74.jpg

:rock:rock:rock:rock:rock .....cuz 4 wont do....:cool:

coolkansaswind
06-16-2009, 06:32 PM
any pics of the BOX ......

Sachiel
06-16-2009, 06:44 PM
any pics of the BOX ......

Should be on the very first page.

OSCORP
06-16-2009, 07:12 PM
I don't like the real dark pics...i like this..


http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/79.jpg

Deak Starkiller
06-16-2009, 07:33 PM
I think it really speaks to the quality of this figure that the dome is pretty much the only issue anyone has with it.

Dome schmome! Your pics make V to the A to the D-E-R look amazing Sean, I can't wait for this figure! I can bypass the dome issue and I am sure someone will customize one down the line. Keep em' coming (pics that is) broheim! :rock

MaulFan
06-16-2009, 07:53 PM
any pics of the BOX ......

Page 2, every single side of it. Pretty much, short of taking a photo of his ass, I think I've shown just about everything on this figure, i suppose I should do some closeups of the boots at some point.

pixletwin
06-16-2009, 07:55 PM
Here ya go. Boxed pics for your viewing pleasure.


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

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

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

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

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

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

Skiman
06-16-2009, 08:05 PM
You could always put a brown hooded outfit over a medi and pretend it's an Jawa next to Vader

Nice :lol :lol :lol

Customikey
06-16-2009, 08:29 PM
Page 2, every single side of it. Pretty much, short of taking a photo of his ass, I think I've shown just about everything on this figure, i suppose I should do some closeups of the boots at some point.


What, no ass shots?! How're we to know if it's the proper curvature? And of course, the shape changed from film to film, so we need to know even more if LFL screwed the pooch and gave him a ROTS derrier. By all means, do give us several shots of the Sith-y rump! We'll be needing several angles, and of course you need to remember that certain lighting will make his tush too toy-ish.

:wacky

coolkansaswind
06-16-2009, 08:34 PM
http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/30.jpg

i LOVE this Pic ............. over the top SS ... AAA+++++++

Sachiel
06-16-2009, 08:44 PM
What, no ass shots?! How're we to know if it's the proper curvature? And of course, the shape changed from film to film, so we need to know even more if LFL screwed the pooch and gave him a ROTS derrier. By all means, do give us several shots of the Sith-y rump! We'll be needing several angles, and of course you need to remember that certain lighting will make his tush too toy-ish.

:wacky

This^ :lecture

Anzik
06-16-2009, 08:52 PM
What, no ass shots?! How're we to know if it's the proper curvature? And of course, the shape changed from film to film, so we need to know even more if LFL screwed the pooch and gave him a ROTS derrier. By all means, do give us several shots of the Sith-y rump! We'll be needing several angles, and of course you need to remember that certain lighting will make his tush too toy-ish.

:wacky

Now that's ****!!

zeiss
06-16-2009, 08:55 PM
http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/78.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/79.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/80.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/81.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/82.jpg

Is it just me or does the head look to be better proportioned in these pictures? Is it the position of the cape or the tunic being behind the armor that is causing this effect?

darthviper107
06-16-2009, 08:57 PM
This might have been answered before, but is the cape wired?

Valfar
06-16-2009, 09:06 PM
This might have been answered before, but is the cape wired?

Nope but, who cares..i hate messing with my ROTS Medicom Vaders cape..took me forever to get it to drape in a realistic manner..only good plus about it is when you want to do a wind swept look with it.

EVILFACE
06-16-2009, 09:06 PM
Now if SS can top Medicoms Boba Fett....:google

SS can and I think they will.

automaton
06-16-2009, 09:09 PM
a year ago, i would have thought topping Medicom's Fett impossible... after the Stormtrooper and Clone, i have a very optimistic outlook...

EVILFACE
06-16-2009, 09:09 PM
I feel like LFL is used as a scapegoat more often than not in these situations. What proof do we have that Lucasfilm is asking Sideshow to make these modifications with the intent for less accuracy? This Vader is from ANH. Sideshow can pick almost any frame with Vader in the movie and see how his profile is supposed to be shaped.

I think it is more likely that LFL doesn't seem to care or notice about the accuracy of products sold by Sideshow. Look at how many inconsistencies with the Clone helmet were completely passed over and given the a-okay.

At the end of the day, it doesn't matter, Vader is shipping soon.

In any case, it's obvious they were told to change it from what they showed at SDCC.

stshammgod
06-16-2009, 09:10 PM
How did you get the tunic under the shoulder armor? Hopefully with not too much work.

Valfar
06-16-2009, 09:11 PM
SS can and I think they will.

I agree on that character being better from SSC, i really dislike the Medicom one but, i love their Jango Fett.

The only Boba collectible that i own and truly like is the first Kotobukiya statue of him...and maybe 12inch VOTC Boba for the value and how well it turned out back then.
http://www.sidemovie.com/local/uploaded/paragraph/photo1011boba1fett.jpg

MaulFan
06-16-2009, 09:12 PM
This might have been answered before, but is the cape wired?


Nope but, who cares..i hate messing with my ROTS Medicom Vaders cape..took me forever to get it to drape in a realistic manner..only good plus about it is when you want to do a wind swept look with it.

Agreed, I'm not fond of the wire in the Medicom cape either. I think if you're going to do a wire in Vader's cape, it should be along the edge flowing from his neck, not the bottom, be nice if they do an ESB Vader and it has it for Bespin poses.

MaulFan
06-16-2009, 09:14 PM
How did you get the tunic under the shoulder armor? Hopefully with not too much work.

Nope, just pose the arms backwards, slide it over the shoulder bells, then lift the chest armor a bit and slip it under that and the shoulder bells and pull forward.

I'm sure it'll be even easier for folks if you take off the Vader head, I'm just not going to try that and risk breaking him.

MaulFan
06-16-2009, 09:14 PM
Haven't made all the sizes yet, but this is the graphic I've come up with to make Vader wallpaper.

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

Valfar
06-16-2009, 09:29 PM
Maybe try putting the Imperial insignia in behind the "Darth Vader" and centering the text with the insignia behind it...might have it come off as being less bland..but, then again might draw too much attention away from the figure.

galactiboy
06-16-2009, 09:35 PM
Looks great... but I agree with Valfar (shudders :lol) could use a little something more to make it pop.

But I will be using this for my desktop :lecture

Valfar
06-16-2009, 09:37 PM
Looks great... but I agree with Valfar (shudders :lol) could use a little something more to make it pop.

But I will be using this for my desktop :lecture

:lol awwwwww.

marker2037
06-16-2009, 09:47 PM
I agree on that character being better from SSC, i really dislike the Medicom one but, i love their Jango Fett.

The only Boba collectible that i own and truly like is the first Kotobukiya statue of him...and maybe 12inch VOTC Boba for the value and how well it turned out back then.

Totally agree there. I have the Koto Version 2 and it is one of my favorite collectibles and really the Koto's were the only Bobas that truly captured the character correctly IMO. The Medicom one just never did anything for me, but on the other hand I do have the Jango because I thought that he was just so so much better than Boba. And I was right, he is awesome.

I would love if SS did a Boba.

As for size differences, to me the Fetts were always a shorter character in my head, so I have no problem showing Jango with SS Vader (if I get him, on the waitlist).

Valfar
06-16-2009, 09:50 PM
Totally agree there. I have the Koto Version 2 and it is one of my favorite collectibles and really the Koto's were the only Bobas that truly captured the character correctly IMO. The Medicom one just never did anything for me, but on the other hand I do have the Jango because I thought that he was just so so much better than Boba. And I was right, he is awesome.

I would love if SS did a Boba.

As for size differences, to me the Fetts were always a shorter character in my head, so I have no problem showing Jango with SS Vader (if I get him, on the waitlist).

You may want to get some extenders for him still though maybe. I really hope SSC first Boba is ESB version, thats my favorite look.

Sachiel
06-16-2009, 10:15 PM
SS can and I think they will.

I just hope they don't screw up the helmet like the PF (and Jango's that came with Mace).

Valfar
06-16-2009, 10:18 PM
I just hope they don't screw up the helmet like the PF (and Jango's that came with Mace).

Good call!..hopefully all new molds.

EVILFACE
06-16-2009, 10:24 PM
I just hope they don't screw up the helmet like the PF (and Jango's that came with Mace).

Jango's helmet was just a accessory, I'm sure the actual Jango figure will be much much better.

Apone
06-16-2009, 11:16 PM
only real complaint I have with my medicom Boba is the chest armor is spaced too far apart..looks weird.

tylerdurden
06-17-2009, 03:31 AM
The only Boba collectible that i own and truly like is the first Kotobukiya statue of him...and maybe 12inch VOTC Boba for the value and how well it turned out back then.
http://www.sidemovie.com/local/uploaded/paragraph/photo1011boba1fett.jpg

agreed. i also have this fellow and he looks great! the pose is very cool, and his body language really captures the character's essence, imo.

shocktrooper_au
06-17-2009, 03:51 AM
Haven't made all the sizes yet, but this is the graphic I've come up with to make Vader wallpaper.

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

BRILLIANT!!!!! Vader looks awesome, I wonder how many differences there will be with the ESB or ROTJ Vaders if it's just paint apps and a Tuck of the Tunic I may never have to buy them

DinoLast
06-17-2009, 04:27 AM
I found a good site all about replica Vader helmets in a new hope
http://web.ukonline.co.uk/bingo275/vaderfananh.htm