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SOLIDSNAKE
07-06-2009, 01:41 PM
Wow, he is a bit too tall.

http://www.bigbaddaddyvader.com/dark_vador-leia.jpg

Who cares, he's still awesome

yeaa !! who cares ! it looks amazing !

Wor-Gar
07-06-2009, 01:42 PM
To actually try and get it to work you'd have to cut off the pin in the Hasbro helmet. They both attach by pins, but the placement is different, so it's impossible to get the Hasbro dome to sit right with the pin still in place.

But the Hasbro dome has a lot more problems and is further away from an accurate ANH dome than the SSC one ever could be.


OK, good to know, thanks.

FLOSI
07-06-2009, 01:44 PM
Just had a HT Two-Face/H Dent arrive here at work too. Might be awhile before he finds his way out of the box... talk about being overshadowed. :rolleyes:

MaulFan
07-06-2009, 01:48 PM
Just had a HT Two-Face/H Dent arrive here at work too. Might be awhile before he finds his way out of the box... talk about being overshadowed. :rolleyes:

I'll do you one better, I got my Predator 1 the same week as Vader, that wasn't easy :lol been wanting the P1 forever, but how can you give center stage to anyone but Vader in that scenario.

Lordscum
07-06-2009, 01:51 PM
I'll be spending equal time with Vader and Han and Luke ST when they arrive.
I'm getting Piett too but he has no chance at all between those 3!

FLOSI
07-06-2009, 02:02 PM
I'll do you one better, I got my Predator 1 the same week as Vader, that wasn't easy :lol been wanting the P1 forever, but how can you give center stage to anyone but Vader in that scenario.

Yeah, that is tough. With the Predator you'd HAVE TO open him though, he's just too amazing... I'm not sure there are two 12" figures that have been released this year that would be any more anticipated by SS Freaks then Vader and Pred 1.

I'm thinking should Han and Luke hit my door this week as well I might not even get to touch Two-Face for another couple weeks.


I'll be spending equal time with Vader and Han and Luke ST when they arrive.
I'm getting Piett too but he has no chance at all between those 3!

Yeah, Piett has no chance.

MaulFan
07-06-2009, 02:04 PM
Isn't this week just preauths on the SDCC exclusives, they're not shipping this week are they?

Darth Waller
07-06-2009, 02:07 PM
I was told in an email that mine was processed and should be leaving the warehouse in about 3-5 business days.

FLOSI
07-06-2009, 02:18 PM
Isn't this week just preauths on the SDCC exclusives, they're not shipping this week are they?

Dear Valued Collector,

We will begin processing all Non-Attendee orders for the Comic-con Exclusive Han Solo and Luke Skywalker in Stormtrooper Disguise 12-inch Figure Set collectible (item #2179SC) on July 6th. We ask that you have the funds available on your credit card by this date to ensure the successful processing and shipment of your order.

These items are anticipated to begin shipping from our warehouse on July 17, 2009.

Yeah, so not for a couple weeks.... This is a good thing as for as I'm concerned.

MaulFan
07-06-2009, 02:20 PM
Well, basically it's next Friday, but still, more time than this week.

Vonhahn
07-06-2009, 04:54 PM
yeaa !! who cares ! it looks amazing !

How about this pic? I think Vader may be A TITCH too tall....

Valfar
07-06-2009, 04:57 PM
How about this pic? I think Vader may be A TITCH too tall....

Maybe that day he was wearing his longer set of pegs.:lol

Vonhahn
07-06-2009, 04:57 PM
Oh that's better. You could also say that they made Leia a bit too short
http://www.bigbaddaddyvader.com/dark_vador-leia.jpg


How about this pic? I think Vader may be A TITCH too tall....

Buttmunch
07-06-2009, 04:57 PM
Well, it took nearly a full year (last SDCC), but Lord Vader's shuttle has finally arrived :D

First, let me say "FIGURE OF THE YEAR!"

He is that good. I thought the Godfather was a shoe in for the title, but everything about Vader demands it. First off, I love his size. Totally dominating. And flanking him with Stormtroopers in a must. It shows off the size and focuses your attention to him. I've got the Stormtrooper Commander and Praji behind him where they belong. This is easily my favorite Sideshow figure to date and I've been collecting them since their first Universal Monster (Frankenstein). I think he even steals Jabba's thunder!

I just cannot get over how awesome he is. If any of you are feeling the crunch with so much shipping right now and SDCC around the corner, DO NOT CANCEL THIS GUY! Cancel the Beserker PF before this guy! Heck, I'd even say cancel the Patient Zero PF to get him.

Sideshow has offically topped themselves. They've moved into Hot Toys league and they are putting up a heck of a fight. Which can only mean great things are in store for us!

Darth Madden
07-06-2009, 05:04 PM
Finally got the notice... Lord Vader will arrive here Thursday. :banana

Wor-Gar
07-06-2009, 05:13 PM
Well, it took nearly a full year (last SDCC), but Lord Vader's shuttle has finally arrived :D

First, let me say "FIGURE OF THE YEAR!"

He is that good. I thought the Godfather was a shoe in for the title, but everything about Vader demands it. First off, I love his size. Totally dominating. And flanking him with Stormtroopers in a must. It shows off the size and focuses your attention to him. I've got the Stormtrooper Commander and Praji behind him where they belong. This is easily my favorite Sideshow figure to date and I've been collecting them since their first Universal Monster (Frankenstein). I think he even steals Jabba's thunder!

I just cannot get over how awesome he is. If any of you are feeling the crunch with so much shipping right now and SDCC around the corner, DO NOT CANCEL THIS GUY! Cancel the Beserker PF before this guy! Heck, I'd even say cancel the Patient Zero PF to get him.

Sideshow has offically topped themselves. They've moved into Hot Toys league and they are putting up a heck of a fight. Which can only mean great things are in store for us!

Man, that's quite a review.

I'm hoping for a shipping notice tonight.

OSCORP
07-06-2009, 05:17 PM
Well, it took nearly a full year (last SDCC), but Lord Vader's shuttle has finally arrived :D

First, let me say "FIGURE OF THE YEAR!"

He is that good. I thought the Godfather was a shoe in for the title, but everything about Vader demands it. First off, I love his size. Totally dominating. And flanking him with Stormtroopers in a must. It shows off the size and focuses your attention to him. I've got the Stormtrooper Commander and Praji behind him where they belong. This is easily my favorite Sideshow figure to date and I've been collecting them since their first Universal Monster (Frankenstein). I think he even steals Jabba's thunder!

I just cannot get over how awesome he is. If any of you are feeling the crunch with so much shipping right now and SDCC around the corner, DO NOT CANCEL THIS GUY! Cancel the Beserker PF before this guy! Heck, I'd even say cancel the Patient Zero PF to get him.

Sideshow has offically topped themselves. They've moved into Hot Toys league and they are putting up a heck of a fight. Which can only mean great things are in store for us!


Bold, bold statement. Now pics please!

Kuzeh
07-06-2009, 05:27 PM
Vader will be here tomorrow!!!:rock:rock!!!

thenammagazine
07-06-2009, 06:14 PM
Well, it took nearly a full year (last SDCC), but Lord Vader's shuttle has finally arrived :D

First, let me say "FIGURE OF THE YEAR!"

He is that good. I thought the Godfather was a shoe in for the title, but everything about Vader demands it. First off, I love his size. Totally dominating. And flanking him with Stormtroopers in a must. It shows off the size and focuses your attention to him. I've got the Stormtrooper Commander and Praji behind him where they belong. This is easily my favorite Sideshow figure to date and I've been collecting them since their first Universal Monster (Frankenstein). I think he even steals Jabba's thunder!

I just cannot get over how awesome he is. If any of you are feeling the crunch with so much shipping right now and SDCC around the corner, DO NOT CANCEL THIS GUY! Cancel the Beserker PF before this guy! Heck, I'd even say cancel the Patient Zero PF to get him.

Sideshow has offically topped themselves. They've moved into Hot Toys league and they are putting up a heck of a fight. Which can only mean great things are in store for us!

I agree with just about everything here. Honestly, even the helmet is really a non-issue. It's a bit short, but I'd rather leave it be than mess with an already tight design. While I won't say he's better than the Godfather, just because the two are apples and oranges in my book, I will say this piece is easily in the top 5 SW pieces in my collection.

firefly2121
07-06-2009, 06:33 PM
Got Vader today...and I love it..Great job SS.

Wor-Gar
07-06-2009, 06:43 PM
Vader will be in my hands tomorrow! Just got my Quantum!

I can't wait for this.

JacktheRipper
07-06-2009, 07:07 PM
still processing:mad::banghead

Buttmunch
07-06-2009, 07:21 PM
Bold, bold statement. Now pics please!

You dare question Lord Vader's awesomeness? I'm no Maulfan, but enjoy!

http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/9952/dsc01145yty.jpg

And to back up my earlier statement:

http://img110.imageshack.us/img110/8581/dsc01146f.jpg

http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/6247/dsc01147z.jpg

JustinLuck
07-06-2009, 07:28 PM
Hey, I like this automatic resizing feature. Is this part of tinypic.com?

http://i26.tinypic.com/nvabkx.jpg

http://i27.tinypic.com/5bnz29.jpg

http://i25.tinypic.com/4qk60l.jpg

guyver1
07-06-2009, 07:30 PM
I got charged by sideshow, but it turns out for han and luke stormtroopers. :monkey4

WTF why did I get charged before Vader!! Where's Vader:banghead

Darth Waller
07-06-2009, 07:37 PM
http://img110.imageshack.us/img110/8581/dsc01146f.jpg

http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/6247/dsc01147z.jpg

Vader is so badass, he's force choking Don Vito Corleone! :banana

Apone
07-06-2009, 07:46 PM
vader really big indeed

Thats what she said

joda76
07-06-2009, 07:46 PM
Love the pics!
Thats the force hand I wanna use

Apone
07-06-2009, 07:46 PM
Cant wait to get mine...they didnt charge my card yet though

JustinLuck
07-06-2009, 07:51 PM
http://i26.tinypic.com/qpjm9h.jpg

http://i31.tinypic.com/21470p0.jpg

http://i28.tinypic.com/15yyzwi.jpg

http://i30.tinypic.com/33oo4ky.jpg

http://i29.tinypic.com/2ug31na.jpg

http://i29.tinypic.com/2crppnm.jpg

http://i29.tinypic.com/4twv8x.jpg

http://i29.tinypic.com/2lmanwk.jpg

http://i32.tinypic.com/33nfd4h.jpg

http://i26.tinypic.com/fns0lu.jpg

JustinLuck
07-06-2009, 07:53 PM
Can you tell my enthusiasm? :vader :p

http://i26.tinypic.com/fns0lu.jpg

http://i30.tinypic.com/2vbq53n.jpg

http://i28.tinypic.com/fyg75s.jpg

http://i32.tinypic.com/67331g.jpg

viper12383
07-06-2009, 08:21 PM
so when i ordered this guy, shipping was estimated at about $7. now my cards been charged around $145. thats 20 bucks for shipping. is this right or did they make a mistake?

abake
07-06-2009, 08:21 PM
Awesome screencaps!

darthviper107
07-06-2009, 08:28 PM
so when i ordered this guy, shipping was estimated at about $7. now my cards been charged around $145. thats 20 bucks for shipping. is this right or did they make a mistake?

That sounds kind of high--where are you shipping it to?

They always estimate $7 shipping but usually for me it's $9 when it finally ships.

viper12383
07-06-2009, 08:46 PM
That sounds kind of high--where are you shipping it to?

They always estimate $7 shipping but usually for me it's $9 when it finally ships.

shipping to houston. i guess i'll give them a call tomorrow.

ST1138
07-06-2009, 08:59 PM
Man, I got mine today and I am simply blown away. I can't stop staring at him. This is by far my favorite SS piece and probably my favorite piece in my collection. I'm relatively new to higher end stuff as I collected mostly Hasbro 3 3/4 inch until a couple years ago, but this one was worth every penny and worth the wait. I love it!

BuddyGus
07-06-2009, 09:01 PM
I can't wait to get this. They are combining the oreder with something else though, so I don't know when it is going to ship.

darthviper107
07-06-2009, 09:31 PM
shipping to houston. i guess i'll give them a call tomorrow.

It is a bigger figure than normal and $15 wouldn't be out of the question but I think $20 is reaching.

But doesn't Sideshow use a different carrier for items over $100? So maybe it's just more because of that.

DarthTrafford
07-06-2009, 10:00 PM
No shipping notice for me yet!?!?!
I want my Vader now!
:chew

Wor-Gar
07-06-2009, 10:06 PM
so when i ordered this guy, shipping was estimated at about $7. now my cards been charged around $145. thats 20 bucks for shipping. is this right or did they make a mistake?

That might be the preauth, which is usually higher than what they actually end up charging.

pixletwin
07-06-2009, 10:13 PM
so when i ordered this guy, shipping was estimated at about $7. now my cards been charged around $145. thats 20 bucks for shipping. is this right or did they make a mistake?

Same with mine. I figure it is for the preauth. They always charge $10 more on the preath.

darthviper107
07-06-2009, 10:48 PM
No shipping notice for me yet!?!?!
I want my Vader now!
:chew

Me too, nothing's changed on mine, no preauth either. Hopefully something changes tomorrow.

kl241
07-06-2009, 11:53 PM
http://i26.tinypic.com/qpjm9h.jpg

It sure would be awesome if they make a polystone meditation chamber environment piece for ESB Vader and Piett wouldn't it?

Dorgmal Snow
07-07-2009, 12:11 AM
http://i26.tinypic.com/qpjm9h.jpg

It sure would be awesome if they make a polystone meditation chamber environment piece for ESB Vader and Piett wouldn't it?

If any one has any pics of the meditation chamber please, please PM me. I would love to have bash at building one of those when I have a chance... it could be totally cool.

Dorgmal

kl241
07-07-2009, 01:21 AM
Considering how huge Vader is a meditation chamber environment would be MASSIVE in 1:6 scale. It would be bigger than the Jabba environment.

jkno
07-07-2009, 02:06 AM
Mine still shows processing. WTF? :banghead I was one of the first getting my Vader and Stormie pre-orders in, faster than US customers and now SS is sleeping. I'm going to storm their headquarters with my TIE Bombers, AT-AT's and troopers... :D

DinoLast
07-07-2009, 02:53 AM
Mine still shows processing. WTF? :banghead I was one of the first getting my Vader and Stormie pre-orders in, faster than US customers and now SS is sleeping. I'm going to storm their headquarters with my TIE Bombers, AT-AT's and troopers... :D

Looks like a case of overseas customers getting treated like second class again :mad:

arnax161
07-07-2009, 05:33 AM
I ordered a regular edition from MONKEY DEPOT this past Saturday and it will arrive on the 10th...The anticipation is killing me!!!

Vonhahn
07-07-2009, 05:57 AM
Looks like a case of overseas customers getting treated like second class again :mad:

Don't be so sure about that. I live in the U.S. and I have not received any shippng info yet on mine. Hang in there. I bet they have like, one or two people manually processing all orders, it's gonna take a few waves to get them all out...:emperor

Mad Old Lu
07-07-2009, 06:11 AM
Still "Item shipping soon" status for me. :(

This is the third day, though. So it really should ship tonight!

Lordscum
07-07-2009, 06:21 AM
Don't be so sure about that. I live in the U.S. and I have not received any shippng info yet on mine. Hang in there. I bet they have like, one or two people manually processing all orders, it's gonna take a few waves to get them all out...:emperor

They should have everything shipped buy next Thursday at the latest since they have SDCC stuff they have to start shipping nex Friday

galactiboy
07-07-2009, 06:27 AM
Have to say I'm a bit annoyed... no preauth and still at processing :banghead

FLOSI
07-07-2009, 08:01 AM
So last night I got a chance to check Vader out a little. I think this is the finest figure in my collection. In hand, at least to me, I don't see a thing wrong with the helmet. As far as scale goes I just moved so I couldn't compare him to any of my SW figs but to be honest I don't see that bothering me either. If I were to gripe about one thing I would say the buttons on his chest and belt panels are painted just a bit sloppy but that's it. the sculpt is awesome, the body is tight and the outfit had only one loose thread that needed to be cut away. Better then Old Ben and Gandalf and the finest SS figure I've ever owned and just as nice as any HT figure I own if not more so.

Wor-Gar
07-07-2009, 08:06 AM
For those living in CA, what is your total charge?

Well, just got my statement from SS, and with the new tax, it's gonna cost me $22 -- $12 to ship and $10 tax. Ouch! It used to be about $13 total, of course Vader's a bigger box and more expensive.

It's getting a bit expensive to buy direct here in CA.

FLOSI
07-07-2009, 08:13 AM
Well, just got my statement from SS, and with the new tax, it's gonna cost me $22 -- $12 to ship and $10 tax. Ouch! It used to be about $13 total, of course Vader's a bigger box and more expensive.

It's getting a bit expensive to buy direct here in CA.

$141.71... Shipping was only 7 bucks, it's the tax that's killing us.

Mad Old Lu
07-07-2009, 08:19 AM
Oh that's better. You could also say that they made Leia a bit too short
http://www.bigbaddaddyvader.com/dark_vador-leia.jpg

Sometimes the filmmakers will have shorter actors stand on boxes in order to fit the frame better with taller actors (and sometimes for the hero to appear taller than the female lead). We can't even accept screenshots as canon unless you see a full body shot. Otherwise there's always a possibility someone's on a box! That could be a reason why Vader's height seems to vary.

pixletwin
07-07-2009, 08:24 AM
Sometimes the filmmakers will have shorter actors stand on boxes in order to fit the frame better with taller actors (and sometimes for the hero to appear taller than the female lead). We can't even accept screenshots as canon unless you see a full body shot. Otherwise there's always a possibility someone's on a box! That could be a reason why Vader's height seems to vary.

Exactly. If the actors feet aren't in the shots you can rule out its veracity as to height. The only screen shot, therefore, which matters is the shot opening shot when Vader steps on to the Tantive IV. His height in that shot, relative to the stormtrooper's (both of whom are visible from head to toe) is exactly what Sideshow has brought us.

Darth Waller
07-07-2009, 08:25 AM
Sometimes the filmmakers will have shorter actors stand on boxes in order to fit the frame better with taller actors (and sometimes for the hero to appear taller than the female lead). We can't even accept screenshots as canon unless you see a full body shot. Otherwise there's always a possibility someone's on a box! That could be a reason why Vader's height seems to vary.

Exactly! She looks a little shorter in this scene.

http://www.rumrill.net/brian/pics/pics4/pics4/other/darth_vader_leia_tarkin_on_deat

MaulFan
07-07-2009, 08:27 AM
relative to the stormtrooper's (both of whom are visible from head to toe) is exactly what Sideshow has brought us.

And someone pointed out that Praji's on the shorter Buck too, which I didn't realize until taking pictures with Vader and other figures, kind of strange, not sure why he's on it, but then again not sure why Ki-Adi was on the short Buck either.

Darthgothikus
07-07-2009, 08:27 AM
Looks like a case of overseas customers getting treated like second class again :mad:

Dunno... I'm in the uk and mines been charged and is "Shipping soon" I'd guess it will transfer today (it's only 8.30am at sideshow now)

still have to wait 3-4 weeks on shipping ofcourse but unless SSC charter a private jet for mine I guess I can't blame them!

Hmmm private jet... Wonder how much...

MaulFan
07-07-2009, 08:34 AM
This one is a good measure of Vader's scale to figures.

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

Praji isn't even as tall as a Stormtrooper.

And you can see in this shot, Han stacks up pretty well to Vader.

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

Wor-Gar
07-07-2009, 09:06 AM
$141.71... Shipping was only 7 bucks, it's the tax that's killing us.

That's odd, I wonder why I got charged $5 more when I live only 12 miles away from Sideshow. :dunno

FLOSI
07-07-2009, 09:21 AM
That's odd, I wonder why I got charged $5 more when I live only 12 miles away from Sideshow. :dunno

I was wondering why you were charged more, but just assumed you lived way up north towards Oregon or something? Mine shipped to Oakland. :confused:

thenammagazine
07-07-2009, 09:40 AM
That's odd, I wonder why I got charged $5 more when I live only 12 miles away from Sideshow. :dunno

All the negativity in the Indy thread? :huh :lol

Billy Ray
07-07-2009, 09:59 AM
Just curious if anyone that has received Vader yet got the regular edition?

Mine is still at "processing" too. Was hoping to have him by Friday (my birthday), but it doesn't look likely now. At least I won't have to wait as long as I did for last year's birthday gift (Medicom Indy and Henry Jones).

FLOSI
07-07-2009, 10:30 AM
http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/43.jpg

That Yavin Luke is just horrible. :monkey1

DinoLast
07-07-2009, 11:03 AM
That Yavin Luke is just horrible. :monkey1

Yeah, I have seen him going for peanuts and I still won't buy him

pixletwin
07-07-2009, 11:10 AM
Anyone with pictures of SS Vader wanna post them? :dunno

Darthrazz
07-07-2009, 11:19 AM
Anyone with pictures of SS Vader wanna post them? :dunno

:lol:lol, seriously. This is only the most anticipated figure ever, you'd think we'd have pictures of this guy everywhere....like flat Stanley!

joda76
07-07-2009, 11:20 AM
Yeah, I have seen him going for peanuts and I still won't buy him

"I mean what happened" :horror

This thread needs more Vader

Brooks11b
07-07-2009, 11:29 AM
Anyone with pictures of SS Vader wanna post them? :dunno

Agree, I know you Cali guys have him. I have not even been billed yet.

madmaninsane
07-07-2009, 11:31 AM
http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/43.jpg

I Like this shot MaulFan.

Wor-Gar
07-07-2009, 12:00 PM
All the negativity in the Indy thread? :huh :lol

:lol

But what negativity really, I'm all about Toht and I'm still keeping the ark... so I would think that makes it a wash on the pro-con meter.

Brooks11b
07-07-2009, 12:52 PM
http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/43.jpg

I Like this shot MaulFan.

I do too. It is making me rethink not getting farmboy Luke.

Darthrazz
07-07-2009, 12:54 PM
I do too. It is making me rethink not getting farmboy Luke.

It's making me rethink getting Yavin Luke!

EVILFACE
07-07-2009, 12:56 PM
Have to say I'm a bit annoyed... no preauth and still at processing :banghead

Mine is showing shipping soon. I'm sure we will have him on the 13th or 14th.

EVILFACE
07-07-2009, 01:00 PM
Sometimes the filmmakers will have shorter actors stand on boxes in order to fit the frame better with taller actors (and sometimes for the hero to appear taller than the female lead). We can't even accept screenshots as canon unless you see a full body shot. Otherwise there's always a possibility someone's on a box! That could be a reason why Vader's height seems to vary.

Carrie Fisher is billed as being 5'1" tall and Prowse at 6'5". There is no way that picture is showing true height, she has to be standing on a something.

Khev
07-07-2009, 01:03 PM
Great pose Dave. Awesome figure.

http://sideshowcollectors.com/images/vader15.jpg

galactiboy
07-07-2009, 01:22 PM
Mine is showing shipping soon. I'm sure we will have him on the 13th or 14th.

Still processing for me :rolleyes:

Dally
07-07-2009, 01:49 PM
Alter Ego has started shipping for those who ordered there. Just got my ship notice and he will be here on Thursday. :banana:banana:banana

Darkseed
07-07-2009, 01:57 PM
Alter Ego has started shipping for those who ordered there. Just got my ship notice and he will be here on Thursday. :banana:banana:banana

I may have to order this then :naughty

Indiana Fett
07-07-2009, 01:57 PM
Alter Ego has started shipping for those who ordered there. Just got my ship notice and he will be here on Thursday. :banana:banana:banana

WICKED!!! I pre-ordered from Josh and Marc too...Just waiting for my Paypal invoice so I can submit payment and get it shipped off. :rock

pixletwin
07-07-2009, 01:58 PM
Brothers... Sisters (if there by any)... May I make this -humble- request?

If you don't have pics please....... STFU!!!!!

http://refreshed.notian.net/STFU.jpg

Thank you. :wave

http://www.inspectorlohmann.com/images/blog/glurge.1.jpg

Antronus
07-07-2009, 01:58 PM
A question to the guys who has got lord vader - Is he altered or different from sideshow's prototype of vader?

MaulFan
07-07-2009, 02:05 PM
A question to the guys who has got lord vader - Is he altered or different from sideshow's prototype of vader?

Yes, the flared section of the dome is shorter in the back.

Antronus
07-07-2009, 02:08 PM
Yes, the flared section of the dome is shorter in the back.

Ok thanks Maulfan. I wonder what sideshow's excuse is for that?

pixletwin
07-07-2009, 02:09 PM
Ok thanks Maulfan. I wonder what sideshow's excuse is for that?

Here we go again. :horror

MaulFan
07-07-2009, 02:11 PM
Ok thanks Maulfan. I wonder what sideshow's excuse is for that?

Who knows, but my gut tells me whatever the reason, it was something not in their control.

Shanester
07-07-2009, 02:25 PM
Vader arrives in New Orleans tomorrow (July 8). Can't wait!

Darklord Dave
07-07-2009, 02:35 PM
Yes, the flared section of the dome is shorter in the back.

Actually it appears that there MAY be slight differences in how wide it flares out on the sides. I'm not convinced that it's shorter than the proto.

MicroJow
07-07-2009, 02:36 PM
Sorry I haven't posted any photos yet - Vader arrived on Friday and I just kinda quickly set him up & stuck him in the Detolf, then the 4th happened, the 5th was recovery from the 4th, etc. Here's a couple shots!

http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/8072/dsc04317u.jpg

http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/7111/dsc04315k.jpg

http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/500/dsc04307r.jpg

http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/1926/dsc04308i.jpg

Frankly, he's just a placeholder until my Hurricane ANH Vader arrives. I know people are going to backhand me for saying this, but I don't think this was the home run we were all hoping for. At first I was satisfied, then I saw Hurricane's ANH Vader and the Sideshow edition was done for. If I'm only going to have one Vader in my cabinet, I want him to be perfect.

MaulFan
07-07-2009, 02:38 PM
Actually it appears that there MAY be slight differences in how wide it flares out on the sides. I'm not convinced that it's shorter than the proto.

If you look at the prototype shots from SDCC in particular though, you can see that from a profile, the dome slopes at an angle from the fronts where the come down from the brow to the back, on the production dome, it's a perfectly straight horizontal line. It may not flare as wide either, but the more obvious difference is the flare taking a different path from front to back, cutting out a fair ammount of mass to the dome, affecting the silhouette of the dome against the shoulders.

pixletwin
07-07-2009, 02:39 PM
At first I was satisfied, then I saw Hurricane's ANH Vader and the Sideshow edition was done for. .

Well if you are paying 3 to 4 times more than the SS he bloody well aught to be perfect. :lol

Thanks for posting pics. Except the pics aren't showing. :(

MicroJow
07-07-2009, 02:42 PM
Since I'm not going for the light-up saber or any other electronics, it only came out to be about $75 more than Sideshow's! For a perfect Vader, that's fine with me! :)

Seriously, tho - the Sideshow Vader doesn't suck. Not by a long shot. But it does have its issues (which have already been discussed so I won't get into them) and I just happen to be a Vader obsessive compulsive. I think the majority of the people who get him are going to love him.

- J

EDIT: BTW, can anyone actually SEE the photos I posted? All I'm getting are white boxes with red Xes in the middle.

EDIT 2: Never mind... fixed 'em!

DinoLast
07-07-2009, 03:11 PM
Brothers... Sisters (if there by any)... May I make this -humble- request?

If you don't have pics please....... STFU!!!!!

http://refreshed.notian.net/STFU.jpg

Thank you. :wave

http://www.inspectorlohmann.com/images/blog/glurge.1.jpg

Okay, Okay. I get the message.
We all need to go over to here if we don't have pics and just want to discuss this figure.
http://www.sideshowcollectors.com/forums/showthread.php?t=34181&page=386&highlight=darth+vader
Maybe we need a new picture thread instead.

pixletwin
07-07-2009, 03:15 PM
Its not the discussion so much as the lack of pictures.

Wor-Gar
07-07-2009, 03:15 PM
Carrie Fisher is billed as being 5'1" tall and Prowse at 6'5". There is no way that picture is showing true height, she has to be standing on a something.

Yep, the best ref to use is that first shot of Vader walking in with Leia to meet Tarkin.

Buttmunch
07-07-2009, 03:51 PM
Posting these again since Pix is complaining about the lack of pics.

http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/9952/dsc01145yty.jpg

And to back up my earlier statement that Vader is better than the Don:

http://img110.imageshack.us/img110/8581/dsc01146f.jpg

http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/6247/dsc01147z.jpg

MaulFan
07-07-2009, 03:53 PM
Simply because there's been a lot of back and forth on the helmet and how it might be fixed and just what's causing some of the differences, I put this little comparison together, SDCC proto on left, production on right.

The green line tracing the front of the dome flare on the SDCC photo was originally traced over the production figure and moved in photoshop to line up over the SDCC figure, it's the same, so that didn't change from prototype.

It's a rough comparison but as you can see, where the tip of the flare ends that comes down from Vader's brow is at the same point on both versions. The top of the dome is the same point, the shape of the top is the same and where the top meets the flare in the back is at the same point. The deviation is that a bit of the flare was trimmed away, as you can see by where the SDCC flare ends past the red line marking the bottom of the production dome and the green line marks where the dome would run along if it were like the production and that path would make it look identical. So that area, as best I can tell, is all that's different on the production piece, and repositioning the dome on the head will not fix it, there is no way to change the look of the existing dome to look like it did at SDCC because there's just missing mass, you'd have to add to the dome or replace it if it's a problem for you.

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

pixletwin
07-07-2009, 03:55 PM
Posting these again since Pix is complaining about the lack of pics.

:lol

Thanks Brant. :D

Thats an excellent illustration MaulFan.

Wor-Gar
07-07-2009, 04:08 PM
Simply because there's been a lot of back and forth on the helmet and how it might be fixed and just what's causing some of the differences, I put this little comparison together, SDCC proto on left, production on right.

The green line tracing the front of the dome flare on the SDCC photo was originally traced over the production figure and moved in photoshop to line up over the SDCC figure, it's the same, so that didn't change from prototype.

It's a rough comparison but as you can see, where the tip of the flare ends that comes down from Vader's brow is at the same point on both versions. The top of the dome is the same point, the shape of the top is the same and where the top meets the flare in the back is at the same point. The deviation is that a bit of the flare was trimmed away, as you can see by where the SDCC flare ends past the red line marking the bottom of the production dome and the green line marks where the dome would run along if it were like the production and that path would make it look identical. So that area, as best I can tell, is all that's different on the production piece, and repositioning the dome on the head will not fix it, there is no way to change the look of the existing dome to look like it did at SDCC because there's just missing mass, you'd have to add to the dome or replace it if it's a problem for you.

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

Great compare.

But you do see that the top of the helmet (the flat part) as well as the brow line trailing along the side is lower on the first (SDCC) image compared to the second image -- by lower I mean the lines dip further down past those red markers than they do on the prod helmet. I'd say the original proto helmet was tilted back a bit -- thus lowering the back, as it also lowered the other lines as well. So perhaps the helmet is the same, just angled differently on the head in the production version than it was on the proto.

Just to be clear, make an imaginary line across the top of both helmets and along the "band line" on the helmets and you'll see what I mean about the angles.

OSCORP
07-07-2009, 04:14 PM
Love that ANH red tint!

http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/1926/dsc04308i.jpg

JustinLuck
07-07-2009, 04:16 PM
What bothers me the most is that his mask/helmet should appear quite large in proportion with his body. I think a lot of that has to do with how the helmet flares out and its overall length. I know the first thing I thought when I saw Sideshow's production ver. was 'Did Vader get a hair cut?'

http://i29.tinypic.com/2qcguty.jpg

MicroJow
07-07-2009, 04:29 PM
http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/6214/dsc04309d.jpg

http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/6890/dsc04311d.jpg

http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/1439/dsc04310a.jpg

Alas, figure stands and blue museum putty are standard for someone in earthquake-prone Los Angeles...

drod26
07-07-2009, 04:33 PM
MaulFan,

Thanks for the comparison pics.. awesome.. I dont see this being a huge problem with the production version. Im keeping my Vader the way it is out of the box.

Valfar
07-07-2009, 04:37 PM
The figure is still good un-modded, though i might try to figure out a mod for the dome when i pick this up..and like most SS figures..they always do look much better in person.

The Stormie is growing on me now, despite the fact i could not stand the helmet for so long.

Fia2k9
07-07-2009, 04:59 PM
Man, I don't know wether it's the fact that I live in Canada, Or the fact that my surname starts with "S", but this waiting is KILLING me.


:banghead:banghead:banghead

THX-182
07-07-2009, 05:10 PM
Mine just arrived. This is by far Sideshow's BEST figure they have ever made. I love everything about it. The head looks perfectly sized in person. The detailing on this and the feel of the materials is simply heavenly. I love this figure!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v212/EL_BARTO_182/008.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v212/EL_BARTO_182/002.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v212/EL_BARTO_182/003.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v212/EL_BARTO_182/004.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v212/EL_BARTO_182/005.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v212/EL_BARTO_182/006.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v212/EL_BARTO_182/007.jpg

MaulFan
07-07-2009, 05:18 PM
MaulFan,

Thanks for the comparison pics.. awesome.. I dont see this being a huge problem with the production version. Im keeping my Vader the way it is out of the box.

I'm fine with it myself, sure it could be better and hopefully will be more like the SDCC proto shape on future Vader's, but with all the back and forth on the issue I just wanted to put a visual to it to sort of settle the speculation with something visually conclusive.

MaulFan
07-07-2009, 05:20 PM
Great compare.

But you do see that the top of the helmet (the flat part) as well as the brow line trailing along the side is lower on the first (SDCC) image compared to the second image -- by lower I mean the lines dip further down past those red markers than they do on the prod helmet. I'd say the original proto helmet was tilted back a bit -- thus lowering the back, as it also lowered the other lines as well. So perhaps the helmet is the same, just angled differently on the head in the production version than it was on the proto.

Just to be clear, make an imaginary line across the top of both helmets and along the "band line" on the helmets and you'll see what I mean about the angles.

Good points, but where it's not the exact same angle in both photos and I roughed the scale, some minor offs will happen because of that, but the slope of the dome is definitively different, the stuff you mention I have a feeling would be the same if I could photograph both figures in the same shot.

devilof76
07-07-2009, 05:21 PM
I'm not sure what that reviewer at Sir Steve's Guide was complaining about as regards the force choke hand. This was exactly how his hand was posed in the Death Star briefing room scene. Does it not look this curved in person?


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v212/EL_BARTO_182/003.jpg

Buttmunch
07-07-2009, 05:25 PM
You know a figure is great when the only thing we can complain about is the length of the back of his helmet. That is just getting nit picky. He is 99.9% accurate has far as any normal person can tell. Do we really need to get this picky? I frankly think it is unhealthy. Its one thing for a likeness to be off, but complaining that a helmet is a fraction of a fraction of an inch too short is a new low. Just admit this is an extraordinary figure and move on.

MaulFan
07-07-2009, 05:25 PM
Does it not look this curved in person?

It's actually an interesting sculpt. From the left side, the thump pose and finger curve really sell the Force choke, as well as a straight on shot of the hand, but seeing the hand more from the right side, it has a stern pointing look, which is great, you get some options for using that hand however you like, you want him choking a figure, the right viewing angle and twist of that hand and it'll look that way, you want him to look like he's pointing at someone talking down to them, you can make him look that way, I really like that hand, I find it the most visually powerfull right hand he includes, the fist is ok, the grip hand is only good for the saber, and the open palm Force push type hand is neat, but it doesn't really convey ANH Vader to me, Vader never force-pushed, even in ESB he just held his saber or pointed his finger. It's nice to have that hand too, but I definitely enjoy the Ex. hand, really glad I have that one.

Wor-Gar
07-07-2009, 05:26 PM
Good points, but where it's not the exact same angle in both photos and I roughed the scale, some minor offs will happen because of that, but the slope of the dome is definitively different, the stuff you mention I have a feeling would be the same if I could photograph both figures in the same shot.

Not sure, but it was your compare that made me notice. Particularly on that line from the brow that goes all the way back (band line) -- in the first pic it clearly touches the red line and in the second pic it's a bit above that same red line. The difference between the bottom of the helmet marked in green seems to be about the same difference between the "band line" and your red line. Also, same with the "flat" part of the top of the helmet.

I'm just eyeballing it, so who knows... just sayin' :)

Wor-Gar
07-07-2009, 05:28 PM
You know a figure is great when the only thing we can complain about is the length of the back of his helmet. That is just getting nit picky. He is 99.9% accurate has far as any normal person can tell. Do we really need to get this picky? I frankly think it is unhealthy. Its one thing for a likeness to be off, but complaining that a helmet is a fraction of a fraction of an inch too short is a new low. Just admit this is an extraordinary figure and move on.

True. Not trying to be picky, actually I was hoping maybe I was pointing out how it is in fact fine -- fine as the proto anyway.

But this isn't a deal-breaker for me, as I'm expecting this one in any minute.

Darth Madden
07-07-2009, 05:30 PM
Frankly, he's just a placeholder until my Hurricane ANH Vader arrives. I know people are going to backhand me for saying this, but I don't think this was the home run we were all hoping for. At first I was satisfied, then I saw Hurricane's ANH Vader and the Sideshow edition was done for. If I'm only going to have one Vader in my cabinet, I want him to be perfect.


Hate to break it to you but his are not 100% perfect either. No figure ever will be.

Wor-Gar
07-07-2009, 05:33 PM
THX -- thanks for posting close ups on the shin guards, I was curious how they looked.

Great pics!

devilof76
07-07-2009, 05:34 PM
It's actually an interesting sculpt. From the left side, the thump pose and finger curve really sell the Force choke, as well as a straight on shot of the hand, but seeing the hand more from the right side, it has a stern pointing look, which is great, you get some options for using that hand however you like, you want him choking a figure, the right viewing angle and twist of that hand and it'll look that way, you want him to look like he's pointing at someone talking down to them, you can make him look that way, I really like that hand, I find it the most visually powerfull right hand he includes, the fist is ok, the grip hand is only good for the saber, and the open palm Force push type hand is neat, but it doesn't really convey ANH Vader to me, Vader never force-pushed, even in ESB he just held his saber or pointed his finger. It's nice to have that hand too, but I definitely enjoy the Ex. hand, really glad I have that one.

Now that's an answer. :lol

Sounds exactly like what I was hoping for from it. For a hand to be able to express at that level of versatility makes for a great exclusive piece. It definitely justifies not cancelling and waiting for a fiscally more opportune time to buy him.

Also, I haven't posted much in this thread, but your pictures have been fantastic. They have definitely made the build up to the shipping notice excruciating. Well done. :duff

MaulFan
07-07-2009, 05:36 PM
True. Not trying to be picky, actually I was hoping maybe I was pointing out how it is in fact fine -- fine as the proto anyway.

But this isn't a deal-breaker for me, as I'm expecting this one in any minute.

Absolutely not a deal breaker, I've been saying for the past month just wait until you've got it in your hands, you'll care much less.

The subject just came up again, I've got my take on why something seems off with the helmet, felt pretty sure about my guess as to the difference, and felt like visually displaying and explaining it so that those bothered or curious would understand.

I said it before and I'll say it again, when you have this thing in your hands out on your desk or whatever, it looks so nice you'll swear it's a PF, it's quality just looks beyond figure territory, I don't know how to articulate why that is and really don't care, it looks fantastic, and I'm content for them to crank out Vader's like it's their job, because they've got it, they found the homerun swing on their first at bat, if they keep it up every time they step up to the plate, we're in for some real treats.

MaulFan
07-07-2009, 05:39 PM
One thing I love about THX's photos, the coloration/photo quality has a vintage feel to it, the photos look like they're old photos taken in the 70's that happened to be lying around and posted here, really good way to present ANH Vader.

That's actually the pain of doing the film stills like I do with the old Star Wars movies, my camera takes images of quality infinitely better than the 70's (props to Canon :lol) and I struggle to find a way to take the quality down a peg so it's not utter contrast of a sharp, well colored photo amidst and old, grainy, muted picture :lol

Buttmunch
07-07-2009, 05:47 PM
Again, not really quality pics, but this should please Pix :D

http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/9349/dsc01148qbn.jpg

http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/3071/dsc01149waw.jpg

Not sure the Medicom stand would be a long term display option, but it did at least hold for the few mintues it took me to get the shots done.

pixletwin
07-07-2009, 05:48 PM
haha! Thanks BM thats awesome. I really like your PZ in the background. :rock

MaulFan
07-07-2009, 05:52 PM
I'd love to see one of the resident dio makers put together a display to recreate the diplomatic mission dio with figures, I'm sure they could come up with a way to disguise a means of keeping Antilles elvated without needing Vader to support the weight, that way Vader can just have his hand around his throat and you wouldn't see what's holding up Antilles.

King Darkness
07-07-2009, 05:53 PM
I want my f'n Vader already!

Hurry up Sideshow :tap

Buttmunch
07-07-2009, 05:54 PM
:lol My computer desk is really just the most convenient spot to take quick pics, and that happens to be PZ's home. My AP PF Frankenstein flanks my computer on the other side. The Don, Joker, and Vader (and his troops) are on the shelves above my computer. So my crown jewels, if you will, surround the device that brought them to me. :)

But I've been wanting to do that display as much as you. I'm just not sure that Medi stand will support the good captain over a long period of time though. I think that clear box idea is probably going to be better long term.

zeiss
07-07-2009, 05:59 PM
My Vader just shipped from Alter Ego Comics! I was shocked as I thought it would take a few weeks for 3rd party vendors to get the figure.

Lordscum
07-07-2009, 06:01 PM
Posting these again since Pix is complaining about the lack of pics.

http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/9952/dsc01145yty.jpg

And to back up my earlier statement that Vader is better than the Don:

http://img110.imageshack.us/img110/8581/dsc01146f.jpg

http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/6247/dsc01147z.jpg


It looks like Vader is qouting Shakspear to Don Corleon.

Buttmunch
07-07-2009, 06:02 PM
It looks like Vader is qouting Shakspear to Don Corleon.

Then he should be suffering just as much as a force choke would :lol

Darth Waller
07-07-2009, 06:13 PM
Then he should be suffering just as much as a force choke would :lol

Now that's funny! :lol

JustinLuck
07-07-2009, 06:25 PM
You know a figure is great when the only thing we can complain about is the length of the back of his helmet. That is just getting nit picky. He is 99.9% accurate has far as any normal person can tell. Do we really need to get this picky? I frankly think it is unhealthy. Its one thing for a likeness to be off, but complaining that a helmet is a fraction of a fraction of an inch too short is a new low. Just admit this is an extraordinary figure and move on.

I have to disagree with this a bit. The part of the helmet that we are criticizing can significantly alter Vader's likeness. Why is this so? Because, instead of a human face that can have different facial proportions depending on their facial expression, the identity of Vader is associated with a mask that features static dimensions and proportions. Because it is an inanimate object and hardly changes, we strongly define our recognition of that object based on those particular dimensions. Now, when that object is shrunk down to 1/6 scale, even changes as small as a few millimeters can drastically alter its perceived likeness in our minds.

Valfar
07-07-2009, 06:46 PM
I have to disagree with this a bit. The part of the helmet that we are criticizing can significantly Vader's likeness. Why is this so? Because, instead of a human face that can have different facial proportions depending on their facial expression, the identity of Vader is associated with a mask that features static dimensions and proportions. Because it is an inanimate object and hardly changes, we strongly define our recognition of that object based on those particular dimensions. Now, when that object is shrunk down to 1/6 scale, even changes as small as a few millimeters can drastically alter its perceived likeness in our minds.

Can't explain it better then that..while its a great figure, i can totally see how much it is indeed off.

Wor-Gar
07-07-2009, 07:02 PM
Well, like everyone has said, it's BETTER IN HAND!

What an amazing figure! I'm really surprised and pleased, I didn't think it really would be this good in hand. But it is. BIG? Yes. Dome issue? Not so much in hand. Again, the pics must be warping the helmet somewhat as its not nearly as bad in hand. Honestly.

And what gets little mention here is simply astounding: the leather undersuit, the boxes, the different textures, etc... all just terrific.



Here's some poor pics, but pics nonetheless...



This is what it looks like when you first get him...

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



And here's how he looks just standing him up straight from the box...


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

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j306/Wor-Gar/Vader2.jpg

Impressive... most impressive.

pixletwin
07-07-2009, 07:03 PM
For some reason I think this is one of my favorite pics so far:

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

FlyAndFight
07-07-2009, 07:03 PM
My order still shows, "Processing"...

(I'm sure "Shatterer of Dreams" is behind this, somehow...)

:monkey2

joda76
07-07-2009, 07:04 PM
Yeah its (dome) off but can we move on from that. :vader
Im just happy to finally be getting him and if thats the only problem with him oh well. I think it looks awesome and the best Vader out. This stomps the Medicom imo.

MaulFan
07-07-2009, 07:04 PM
And what gets little mention here is simply astounding: the leather undersuit, the boxes, the different textures, etc... all just terrific.

Indeed, it all came together very well, glad you're happy with him.

Batty
07-07-2009, 07:05 PM
For some reason I think this is one of my favorite pics so far:

That really is a great pic.

Wor-Gar
07-07-2009, 07:08 PM
For some reason I think this is one of my favorite pics so far:

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

It looks like a 3 3/4" figure in its tray, but that's how you will all see Vader for the very first time. :D

Valfar
07-07-2009, 07:12 PM
For some reason I think this is one of my favorite pics so far:

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

Yea, kind of reminds me of the end of ROTJ.:lol just need a can of gas and some matches.

Wor-Gar
07-07-2009, 07:13 PM
Indeed, it all came together very well, glad you're happy with him.

Yes, you were right, simply awesome Vader. I think as more and more people get him we'll start seeing a turn-of-the-tide in terms of dome-worries. I'm certainly convinced it's a non-issue now.

I couldn't do a better review of this than you already have, so suffice it to say that the work SS put into this figure really shows: the choice of materials and paint really compliment what is basically a big, black figure. But the textures work. And the mask paint is wonderful. Very little futzing needed here. The robe and cape drape very nicely on mine.

The only reason I'm gonna take him apart tonight is so I can admire the outfit parts one by one.

I do believe this figure is now my favorite SS Star Wars figure. And Ben was tough to beat.

Kuzeh
07-07-2009, 07:16 PM
Vader is here!!! :rock!!!:rock!!
First impressions:

- It's massive... you've seen the pics...
- Helmet, as discussed, is a bit off , but doesn't looks as bad as in the pics... still my biggest gripe
- The mask is amazing!! Wow!!!
- I don't like the fabric of the cape at all... too thin and cheap... I like Medicom's better...
- Chest-plate, belt-buckle and belt boxes looks too toy-ish and of cheap plastic IMO...
I lime Medicom's better as well...
- The suit is amazing also, the thin fabric works great
- Boots and shin guards are great!
- Hands are awesome too
- Saber is excellent...

Overall a great figure, just the size makes it impressive!!
But still far from the "Ultimate" Vader...
Definitely SS best SW figure so far though....

MaulFan
07-07-2009, 07:26 PM
And the mask paint is wonderful.

That's the one detail I still can't get over even after staring at this figure for a month, the quality of finish to his mask is unreal, if you didn't touch it and know that his head was hollow plastic, you'd swear it was made of something else. It's like 1:1 replica quality in finish and appearance, really makes you feel like a real, mini Vader is standing there. He has all the presence of Vader, which is key.

King Darkness
07-07-2009, 07:27 PM
I'm sad mine hasnt even shipped yet :(

galactiboy
07-07-2009, 07:42 PM
Finally, I'm at "item shipping soon" :vader :chew :chew

And I agree that packaged shot from WG does look good... almost reminds me of this image:

http://www.powerhousemuseum.com/starwars/images/Vader_Stormtroopers.jpg

King Darkness
07-07-2009, 07:47 PM
Finally, I'm at "item shipping soon" :chew :chew

Just checked mine and it is now shipping soon too :rock

:vader

MANDO
07-07-2009, 07:51 PM
New here, :o, what exactly are the issues with the helmet? Is not as ANH, like more ESB or Jedi, or is it something else all together?

espino419
07-07-2009, 08:04 PM
i cant wait anymore im going crazy ha ha

Brinn 71
07-07-2009, 08:05 PM
Mine is STILL 'Processing'. :monkey2

Wor-Gar
07-07-2009, 08:05 PM
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j306/Wor-Gar/Vader3.jpghttp://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j306/Wor-Gar/Vader4.jpghttp://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j306/Wor-Gar/Vader5.jpg

MANDO
07-07-2009, 08:07 PM
Looks great there!

So what is "wrong" with the helmet? :confused:

JacktheRipper
07-07-2009, 08:12 PM
Damn! Still processing. And, I 'm in So. Cal. I should just got pick it up. Boardies on the other end of the country are already getting theirs.:banghead

Valfar
07-07-2009, 08:13 PM
Looks great there!

So what is "wrong" with the helmet? :confused:

No widows peak,does not flare out both on the top and bottom of the dome.blah blah blah..I have to say i really like Wor-Gar's pics.

Darth Waller
07-07-2009, 08:16 PM
No widows peak,does not flare out both on the top and bottom of the dome.blah blah blah..I have to say i really like Wor-Gar's pics.

I agree. :lecture

That looks like a full-size Vader standing there.

Wor-Gar
07-07-2009, 08:17 PM
Thanks guys. :) And that's unfutzed, only thing I did was turn his head a little to the left. He really does look great out of the box.

I love the way the chest box hangs forward at the top like the actual one did, and the way the chest armor, box and belt all line up like ANH.

Also, the green paint on those two "lights" on each belt box is really great flourescent paint -- it catches the light in a way where it looks lit. Wish they could accomplish that with the saber. Probably the one thing I don't care for: that clear red plastic blade just reminds me of those toy lightsabers you see kids with in the theaters, minus the light-up function.

espino419
07-07-2009, 08:18 PM
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j306/Wor-Gar/Vader3.jpghttp://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j306/Wor-Gar/Vader4.jpghttp://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j306/Wor-Gar/Vader5.jpg

i should have got two of these ha ha it looks great

Deak Starkiller
07-07-2009, 08:21 PM
Wor-Gar those are great pics man, it's as if he was talking to those two TIE pilots aboard the Death Star.

edit: still "Processing" :monkey2

Wor-Gar
07-07-2009, 08:27 PM
Wor-Gar those are great pics man, it's as if he was talking to those two TIE pilots aboard the Death Star.

edit: still "Processing" :monkey2

Thanks Deak. The pose does sort of have a Vader style about it. I wish it was a deliberate pose, but that's pretty much right out of the box. Now I'll futz him and be like "hey I can't get him back to that pose". :lol

I do think the whole helmet thing is a result of photography like Sean has said. Yes, it's a bit smallish, but sot so much as we've come to believe. He looks like the pics above, seriously.

There is one trick: tilt the head slightly up, as if Vader has attitude. He looks much better that way than if you try to pose him looking down at Leia. That's where the trouble begins.

So remember: slightly up or straight ahead. No lookey downey.

QuiGonFishing
07-07-2009, 08:29 PM
There's no question that what we are all about to get our hands on is one terrific piece. Perhaps the best that SS has ever produced and I, for one, am very pleased.

But it comes down to this for me: That dome has got to be replaced.

I wish I had the skill/talent/materials to do a run of replacements myself, or I'd be taking orders for all of you (who agree) right now. But that's just not in the cards. So my question is who among us DOES have the ability, and where should I send my money? This thing could be flawless with this mod.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v448/QuiGonFishing/Vader_ss_trans.gif

...nice work, DLD

MaulFan
07-07-2009, 08:32 PM
Also, the green paint on those two "lights" on each belt box is really great flourescent paint -- it catches the light in a way where it looks lit.

All the paint apps on the belt are incredible in both the level of detail and how well the represent the materials the should be, lit buttons, metal, etc.

pixletwin
07-07-2009, 08:37 PM
Man I can't wait until tomorrow. So many good pics.:rock

Wor-Gar
07-07-2009, 08:39 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v448/QuiGonFishing/Vader_ss_trans.gif

...nice work, DLD


It really isn't that severe in hand. And that GIF also shows how the shoulder line on the real Vader is just as responsible for the silhouette change as the dome. My plan was to pad the shoulders to get that look, but honestly now with it in hand I don't see the need.

MaulFan
07-07-2009, 08:42 PM
While film innaccurrate, the shoulder-dome silhouette would look better if the cape could go around the neckbrace and pad that out.

QuiGonFishing
07-07-2009, 08:46 PM
It really isn't that severe in hand. And that GIF also shows how the shoulder line on the real Vader is just as responsible for the silhouette change as the dome. My plan was to pad the shoulders to get that look, but honestly now with it in hand I don't see the need.

I get your point, WG, and I have no doubt that in-hand the difference does not seem to be as pronounced. There are certainly some angles at which the stock dome works quite well (like your last pics). BUT wouldn't you rather have a closer to exact set-one 1977 ANH dome on this guy so you wouldn't need to worry about angles and poses...it would just look RIGHT??

Maybe it's just me, but I'd shell out some coin for that experience!

Wor-Gar
07-07-2009, 08:47 PM
While film innaccurrate, the shoulder-dome silhouette would look better if the cape could go around the neckbrace and pad that out.

Yep, that was my plan. I might still try it just to see.

Someone said you can't have the cape chain ride his neck for some reason. Why is that? Is that cape collar too tight to do it? I haven't tried it yet, and that little plastic chain makes me nervous to pull on.


I get your point, WG, and I have no doubt that in-hand the difference does not seem to be as pronounced. There are certainly some angles at which the stock dome works quite well (like your last pics). BUT wouldn't you rather have a closer to exact set-one 1977 ANH dome on this guy so you wouldn't need to worry about angles and poses...it would just look RIGHT??

Maybe it's just me, but I'd shell out some coin for that experience!

Certainly after I get over the initial elation of this figure I'm sure I'll get caught up in the need to make it perfect. Always happens. And if a superior dome presents itself at a fair price, I'd definitely give it a go. But I was just saying that, now with him in hand, I feel a much lesser need to change anything on him. Of course, I haven't futzed him yet.

MaulFan
07-07-2009, 08:54 PM
Yep, that was my plan. I might still try it just to see.

Someone said you can't have the cape chain ride his neck for some reason. Why is that? Is that cape collar too tight to do it? I haven't tried it yet, and that little plastic chain makes me nervous to pull on.


That was me, and yeah, the collar is tight, I mean if you look under his mask, it's not like flush tight to the neck post, but it's tight enough that you can get the leather part out around the mask and if you manage to pull the chain out enough, it'll be pulling tight against the mask and I feel that's risking scratch marks potentially.

I don't hold it against the figure though, you only ever see the chain on Tantive IV, after that, it's always hiding under his mask, so it's accurrate to ANH.

Wor-Gar
07-07-2009, 08:56 PM
I don't hold it against the figure though, you only ever see the chain on Tantive IV, after that, it's always hiding under his mask, so it's accurrate to ANH.

Yes, but it makes the 'shoulder-fix' a bit more troublesome to pull off. Oh well. There might be some other ideas once I get Vader's clothes off. :D

I have to add this guy to my sig line-up now too.

MaulFan
07-07-2009, 08:58 PM
Well those willing to pry his head off the neck can explore more, I'm not going to be bold with mine, noooo breakage :lol

Kuzeh
07-07-2009, 09:16 PM
Quick pics right out of the box... no futzing...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3523/3699512755_83eac508e4.jpg?v=0

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2668/3700327708_b35b052a37.jpg?v=0

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2429/3700350390_6a4358f541.jpg?v=0

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3497/3700352834_716fe717b9.jpg?v=0

Batty
07-07-2009, 09:19 PM
Well those willing to pry his head off the neck can explore more, I'm not going to be bold with mine, noooo breakage :lol

How did Dave take his off?

MaulFan
07-07-2009, 09:22 PM
How did Dave take his off?

I'm sure it's just a ball joint and pops off, I'm just saying, because mines a production sample and not just a regular old figure I could replace, I won't do anything to it that a wrong move or whatever could break it doing. I tried popping the head off mine for curiousity, it didn't just come off so I said the hell with it, not worth the risk. I only got the dome off because of a fall.

Wor-Gar
07-07-2009, 09:23 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2668/3700327708_b35b052a37.jpg?v=0


Nice! See how those "lights" really look like lights on his belt. And the head tilted back a bit really helps the silhouette.

I'm afraid to put this guy next to Darth Maul, he's gonna make Maul look pretty puny.

pixletwin
07-07-2009, 09:38 PM
Nice pics Kuzeh. Kinda reminds me of the Marmit pictures.

Kuzeh
07-07-2009, 09:47 PM
Yeah, you know...the more I look at it...
I think it's definitely a masterpiece...
Darth Vader is my favorite character, and the one
I have more collectibles of than any other...
I still have a soft spot for Medi's Vader, because it's the one that got me
started collecting 1/6 figures.
But SS Vader might very well be the BEST Vader figure I have!!

arnax161
07-07-2009, 10:15 PM
Oh man, I am so thankful I got this figure. Those pictures are amazing. July 10th can't get here soon enough!!! I don't care about the dome so much, that figure is absolutely CRUCIAL!!!

D'oh!
07-07-2009, 10:36 PM
I ordered the Exclusive, I live in Los Angeles, and my order is still in the "Processing" stage...

...what the fudge??

Wor-Gar
07-07-2009, 10:41 PM
One last shot, thought this one kind of looked like ANH Vader in this lighting...

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j306/Wor-Gar/Vader6.jpg

King Darkness
07-07-2009, 10:46 PM
I really like that pic WG :rock

kl241
07-07-2009, 10:47 PM
One last shot, thought this one kind of looked like ANH Vader in this lighting...

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j306/Wor-Gar/Vader6.jpg

That really looks incredible. It takes me back to the day I got my Kenner 12" Vader and thought it was the end-all be-all Vader. This truly is the definitive Vader. Figure of the Year is right.

Biojex
07-07-2009, 10:51 PM
that is an amazing shot and convinced me to keep my pre-order! thank you!

pixletwin
07-07-2009, 10:52 PM
Thanks WorGar. 12 more hours and I will have mine. I will be taking video. :rock

icruise
07-07-2009, 11:19 PM
Still at "Processing" and I ordered as soon as humanly possible after the figure went up. Oh well. To be honest, I'm not blown away by what I've seen so far. He certainly can look great in some pictures like the one a few posts above, but in most photos there's just something about the helmet (and to a lesser extent, his size) that bothers me. I will of course reserve final judgment until I have him in hand.

dexter-jettster
07-07-2009, 11:38 PM
One last shot, thought this one kind of looked like ANH Vader in this lighting...

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j306/Wor-Gar/Vader6.jpg

A great photo, :google:joy!!!

Darklord Dave
07-08-2009, 12:31 AM
Yes, but it makes the 'shoulder-fix' a bit more troublesome to pull off. Oh well. There might be some other ideas once I get Vader's clothes off. :D

I have to add this guy to my sig line-up now too.

It would be fairly easy. Cut the plastic chain and add some tiny links. I don't know that it would improve it that much.

Karaduin
07-08-2009, 02:51 AM
I have been charged for Vader!!! Now just the long wait for him to arrive in ol Blighty :(

Also just been charged for EX Pred fig and now officially broke one week into the month. After I've made next months flex payment for the Han / Luke SDCC trooper disguises I have to not buy any figures for the rest of the year. And no more cool announcements by SS or HT please...

OSCORP
07-08-2009, 05:00 AM
Lookin good

superdoug
07-08-2009, 05:06 AM
mine just arrived yesterday and i have to say i think it's going to be real hard for ss to top this one at least for me. the joints on mine seemed to be real nice and tight too.

IronFingaz
07-08-2009, 05:09 AM
I don't know if it's been asked but can dude fit in a detolf?

amarcord
07-08-2009, 05:12 AM
This is a figure that no collection can be without, just too cool!

Darth Waller
07-08-2009, 05:16 AM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2668/3700327708_b35b052a37.jpg?v=0

Awesome photo! Just shows how badass Vader is! :rock

stshammgod
07-08-2009, 06:30 AM
I have a late waitlist conversion, so I have a feeling I'll be waiting a bit longer. No biggie, but I'm very pleased from what I'm seeing. :)

Deak Starkiller
07-08-2009, 06:34 AM
Thanks Deak. The pose does sort of have a Vader style about it. I wish it was a deliberate pose, but that's pretty much right out of the box. Now I'll futz him and be like "hey I can't get him back to that pose". :lol

I do think the whole helmet thing is a result of photography like Sean has said. Yes, it's a bit smallish, but sot so much as we've come to believe. He looks like the pics above, seriously.

There is one trick: tilt the head slightly up, as if Vader has attitude. He looks much better that way than if you try to pose him looking down at Leia. That's where the trouble begins.

So remember: slightly up or straight ahead. No lookey downey.

Best word of advice yet in this thread. :lol Also can this mother fit in a Detolf? Sorry if this was already answered.

DinoLast
07-08-2009, 06:43 AM
Best word of advice yet in this thread. :lol Also can this mother fit in a Detolf? Sorry if this was already answered.

I read a post futher back that it just about fits

Deak Starkiller
07-08-2009, 06:55 AM
Ok, cool. Thanks Dino.

Lordscum
07-08-2009, 07:29 AM
This really is an awsome figure and the dome is a non issue once you have it in hand . I'm a MIB collector but had to open mine up since one of the Tusk plates wasn't glued onto Vaders Helmet and stuck in between the two plasctic trays . I was able to fix it with a little superglue and really had a chance to see the work that went into this figure before putting him back in the box and sealing it back up . Its definatly one of SS's top 3 1:6 wise and the best mass produced Vader out there.

pixletwin
07-08-2009, 07:31 AM
Nothing makes a grown monkey cry faster than a MIB collector. :monkey2

galactiboy
07-08-2009, 07:42 AM
Damn, these new pics are really selling this one! So glad Sideshow seems to have stepped it up for Vader :rock

Darthrazz
07-08-2009, 07:43 AM
Wow, it must be nice for those are getting their figure, not like me.:monkey2 I'm still at processing....:monkey2

Wor-Gar
07-08-2009, 07:48 AM
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j306/Wor-Gar/Vader6.jpg
That really looks incredible. It takes me back to the day I got my Kenner 12" Vader and thought it was the end-all be-all Vader. This truly is the definitive Vader. Figure of the Year is right.

Thanks guys! I like that pic because it reminds me of the old style SW poster, something about the overhead light bringing out the meanest features in the mask.

And yes, I think just about everyone will be more than pleasantly surprised by this figure in hand.

FlyAndFight
07-08-2009, 07:59 AM
STILL Processing

:monkey2

pixletwin
07-08-2009, 08:15 AM
Got him........

Darthrazz
07-08-2009, 08:19 AM
Got him........

Nice! Pictures....now......please!:lol

Darth Waller
07-08-2009, 08:20 AM
Got him........

Pics, pix! Pics, pix! Pics, pix! Pics, pix!

Darthrazz
07-08-2009, 08:20 AM
One last shot, thought this one kind of looked like ANH Vader in this lighting...

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j306/Wor-Gar/Vader6.jpg

I love this picture, he has that "I find your lack of faith disturbing" lean.

Wor-Gar
07-08-2009, 08:22 AM
Thanks razz!


Got him........

I'm very curious what you'll think.

Lordscum
07-08-2009, 08:23 AM
Nothing makes a grown monkey cry faster than a MIB collector. :monkey2


Thats not changing anytime soon either so keep crying Monkey Boy! :lol

I do have a few loose 1:6 pieces , mainly SW Hasbro and the Majestic Studios Battlestar Galactica 1:6 figures .

Chrakalackis
07-08-2009, 08:45 AM
I'm a MIB collector but had to open mine up since one of the Tusk plates wasn't glued onto Vaders Helmet and stuck in between the two plasctic trays . I was able to fix it with a little superglue


Hey Lordscum what do ya mean the Tusk plate? Is the mask not one solid piece?

BTW mine (from MonkeyDepot) was delivered 15 mins ago, oh the agony until I get home...:banana:banana:banana

galactiboy
07-08-2009, 08:46 AM
Got him........

You've had a 1/2 hour?!? Where's the video, pics, or review?!?

pixletwin
07-08-2009, 08:48 AM
You've had a 1/2 hour?!? Where's the video, pics, or review?!?

I am taking video. Right at the second I am working on a wire set up so he can hold Antilles by the neck without the aid of anything visible.

Darth Waller
07-08-2009, 08:54 AM
Good. We thought maybe you passed out opening the box.

Wor-Gar
07-08-2009, 08:57 AM
Pix, just quickly what do you think of Vader in-hand?

Lordscum
07-08-2009, 08:57 AM
Hey Lordscum what do ya mean the Tusk plate? Is the mask not one solid piece?

BTW mine (from MonkeyDepot) was delivered 15 mins ago, oh the agony until I get home...:banana:banana:banana

The Tusks and Dome are seperate pieces.

Chrakalackis
07-08-2009, 09:07 AM
The Tusks and Dome are seperate pieces.


I see, thanks for lmk, did you have any trouble glueing it?

pixletwin
07-08-2009, 09:10 AM
Pix, just quickly what do you think of Vader in-hand?

All the positive stuff you have read is true. Magnificent. Thats the best word to describe him. I was surprised at how light he is. The suit, helm, everything is really easy to get off and put back on.

Remember the nightmare Maul's gloved hands were to get on and off? Its a sinch with Vader.

I am having problems with the wire I am trying to anchor underneath his clothes to support Antilles though. :(

coolkansaswind
07-08-2009, 09:12 AM
in this PIC ... there is nothing wrong with his helmet .... at all

:fireworks:fireworks:fireworks



One last shot, thought this one kind of looked like ANH Vader in this lighting...

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j306/Wor-Gar/Vader6.jpg

pixletwin
07-08-2009, 09:12 AM
In person the helmet issue is a non-issue.

pixletwin
07-08-2009, 09:15 AM
Also my opinion: If you want to maximize his poseability you will HAVE ti strip him down to make sure all the shoulders, elbows and such are facing the right way.

galactiboy
07-08-2009, 09:19 AM
That is a good point... figures that are completely covered like that often have twisted joints or stuck fabric that can be a real pain. Look forward to the review :rock

Memnoch
07-08-2009, 09:25 AM
I got mine and it is absolutely PERFECT. Pix is right, in hand the helmet is fiine. I need to go off to play with him now!

Wor-Gar
07-08-2009, 09:33 AM
The video suspense is killing me... curious how he comes across in vid vs. photos.

FQRizzo
07-08-2009, 09:38 AM
Mine just arrived a few minutes ago. Unfortunately, I am at work. :(

So if you want a free Vader EX and live in the area, visit my house at...

123 Fake St.
Bonerland, USA 12345

...and get there before I do. :lol

guyver1
07-08-2009, 10:04 AM
Enough with the waiting I called sideshow just 5 minutes ago and they charged my card for vader on the spot, ironically though they said they probably would got to it today anyway, even if I didn't call. Oh well, hopefully I will get it by Friday since I live about 10-15 min from them, tomorrow would be nice since I have the day off of work. :emperor

FLOSI
07-08-2009, 10:17 AM
I got mine and it is absolutely PERFECT. Pix is right, in hand the helmet is fiine. I need to go off to play with him now!

I agree. In hand he's flawless. I mean, it's DARTH FRICKIN' VADER.... Not the Joker or Predator or Terminator or The Hulk or anything else.... Just the f'n coolest one there is, all others take second place.

amarcord
07-08-2009, 10:27 AM
This thread desperately needs more photos.

pixletwin
07-08-2009, 10:42 AM
Ok.... The wire for Antilles is not happening. There are just too many pieces like shoulder armor, chest box straps robes and capes to negotiate. :( Video has been taken with my nice camera but I forgot to bring the wire to hook it up to the PC. :banghead

So I took a shorter video with my cheap digi camera and I will post that as soon as my boss leaves for lunch (20 minutes). I will still post the other video. It will just have to wait.

Darthgothikus
07-08-2009, 10:49 AM
So I took a shorter video with my cheap digi camera and I will post that as soon as my boss leaves for lunch (20 minutes). I will still post the other video. It will just have to wait.

Hell Pix! How unreasonable is your boss?

Doesn't he/she know there are geeks, ahem, I mean Freaks, waiting on this!!!

pixletwin
07-08-2009, 10:51 AM
:lol He is actually a huge Vader fan. He just has a client in his office and his computer is the only one I can stick my card in. :lol

amarcord
07-08-2009, 10:52 AM
Use the Force Pixletwin!

Darth Waller
07-08-2009, 10:53 AM
He just has a client in his office and his computer is the only one I can stick my card in. :lol

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_0_JN61pfNIY/SW6KKeZNdOI/AAAAAAAAAmU/Hws2Bez3hqA/s320/tmi.gif

Darthgothikus
07-08-2009, 10:54 AM
I'm so glad you said card there. :monkey1

pixletwin
07-08-2009, 10:56 AM
I was waiting for this reaction. You guys are too predictable. :lol

Darthgothikus
07-08-2009, 10:58 AM
You know you love it.


20 mins must be nearly up. I'm lying in a 3 year olds bed trying to get her to go to sleep without distracting her with my iPhone!

Bad parenting award of the year goes to Darthgothikus!!!

Batty
07-08-2009, 11:04 AM
Pix, you should do a blog for your video.

Darthrazz
07-08-2009, 11:08 AM
Mine just arrived a few minutes ago. Unfortunately, I am at work. :(

So if you want a free Vader EX and live in the area, visit my house at...

123 Fake St.
Bonerland, USA 12345

...and get there before I do. :lol

Dude! My cousin lived right around the corner at 456 Bogus Ave! Small world!

pixletwin
07-08-2009, 11:10 AM
Pix, you should do a blog for your video.

Good idea.

I think I will post this quickie video just to satiate some appetites. The real video I will blog.

pixletwin
07-08-2009, 11:18 AM
Ok. They are uploading to youtube. I will eat some tacos while I wait. :drool:

Darthgothikus
07-08-2009, 11:22 AM
Waiting bad. Tacos good.

FLOSI
07-08-2009, 11:22 AM
You're a lucky man Pix. I just can't imagine sitting at my desk here at work trying to get Captain Antilles wired up to Vaders hand.

Darthgothikus
07-08-2009, 11:26 AM
You're a lucky man Pix. I just can't imagine sitting at my desk here at work trying to get Captain Antilles wired up to Vaders hand.

Oh come on!

Now your just straying back into "sticking cards in slots" territory on purpose! :rotfl

pixletwin
07-08-2009, 11:26 AM
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Darthgothikus
07-08-2009, 11:30 AM
Video won't play pix?

What did you call it on YouTube? I'll link direct.

pixletwin
07-08-2009, 11:30 AM
http://threads.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/medium/IMGP2953.JPG

arnax161
07-08-2009, 11:30 AM
Thanks for the video! Cool set up!!! I cannot wait for this figure to arrive on Thursday!

pixletwin
07-08-2009, 11:31 AM
Video won't play pix?

What did you call it on YouTube? I'll link direct.

IMGP2949 :lol

JustinLuck
07-08-2009, 11:32 AM
Pix, that is the best pose I've seen for Vader yet. Great job!

pixletwin
07-08-2009, 11:33 AM
Thanks Justin. I like how Clonobi seems to be saying "STOP! In the name of love!"

I will post the good video tomorrow you guys. It has a complete breakdown of the figure and everything.

Darth Waller
07-08-2009, 11:34 AM
Looks good, pix! Thanks for sticking your card in your boss's computer and uploading that video for us. :lol

Indiana Fett
07-08-2009, 11:36 AM
dibs on pissing on Pix first! :lol

Just kidding, great video Pix and Great setup...can't wait to see more! :drool

Lordscum
07-08-2009, 11:37 AM
So what is your overall impression of Vader Pix. I like the pose you have Vader in choking out Antilles , but Praji has his hands really full with hold the ST Blaster with the Stock extend and Capt Antilles Blaster .

pixletwin
07-08-2009, 11:38 AM
dibs on pissing on Pix first! :lol

:horror:horror:horror

I will say this as well. In contrast to the Medi-ROTS Vader, this Vader feels sturdy. I was scared to even look at the Medi's wrong.

amarcord
07-08-2009, 11:42 AM
Thank you for the video Pixletwin.

Missed the heavy breathing sound though :-)