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MaulFan
06-10-2009, 09:38 AM
Just because I thought it was funny, I'll post here my little "arrival" images :lol

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

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

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

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

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

Lord Vader...rissseee.

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/1.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/2.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/3.jpg


As soon as I have pictures of HIM, I will :)

Dude, I'm a little misty eyed, this thing is incredible, EVERY bit worth everyone's wait, and he has the tightest joints of any new Sideshow body, Hot Toys TT quality tightness. The dome looks great, those few photos where it was a question mark are a false perception. This thing is every bit worth the wait we've all endured since the start of the line. Another big thing that was a point of worry for many, myself included, the cape very nicely drapes over the fronts of his shoulders leaving just a gap to show the middle of his chest armor and his breathing box.

I can't even bring myself to photo him just yet, I need a few moments to savor this.

barryo
06-10-2009, 09:41 AM
:horror................i cant view pics........:monkey2.....:banghead


damn, gotta wait til im home i guess...:cool:

Darth Waller
06-10-2009, 09:43 AM
http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/3.jpg

OMG! :drool

drod26
06-10-2009, 09:44 AM
:clap:clap nice.. man......those are some killer shots mate...

DarthTrafford
06-10-2009, 09:45 AM
That's pretty cool:vader
:chew

paulcarson
06-10-2009, 09:45 AM
WHOO-HOO ! :D

Now let's see some more ! :lol You have to tell us what you think and more importantly show us !!!

paulcarson
06-10-2009, 09:48 AM
I've just been looking at the shot of the face again and I don't want to be the first to come out with any negative comments , so I won't because I don't have any ! :lol This is bloody awesome !

Darthrazz
06-10-2009, 09:48 AM
I just pooped myself! More pics Sean, more pics!!!!!!!

Jmek
06-10-2009, 09:49 AM
Congrats on winning the competition, well deserved.

Some more pics would be most appreciated.

MaulFan
06-10-2009, 09:49 AM
I added my quote from the other thread about my first thoughts into the first post.

And Paul, I'm sure your comment is the widow's peak, I'm sure that's LFL though.

shockwave
06-10-2009, 09:51 AM
Swee, Sweee, Sweet pics! :joy

Sorry for the stuttering...:lol

Thanks MaulFan! :D

Cocoboloboy
06-10-2009, 09:51 AM
YAY! VADER PICS! WOOHOO!!!!!!!

Cool stuff so far. :rock

paulcarson
06-10-2009, 09:53 AM
No, I'm really VERY pleased with what I've seen . No criticisms from me. I mean this is DARTH VADER for chrissakes ! I'm really over the moon with that one shot. Can't wait to see this in the flesh.

iron.jedi83
06-10-2009, 09:55 AM
http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/3.jpg

i just filled the cup:drool:drool:drool

MaulFan
06-10-2009, 09:57 AM
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

joda76
06-10-2009, 09:59 AM
Oh I cant take it! Thanks for sharing, cant wait for more

pixletwin
06-10-2009, 10:00 AM
:rock :rock

Love the box shots!

MaulFan
06-10-2009, 10:00 AM
Patience guys, I just have the first full reveal image to make before I unleash :lol, but I want it to be the most special image it can be, and when you see it, I think you'll agree.

crasis
06-10-2009, 10:01 AM
Holy crap! Judging by the Kenobi pic, Vader may be too tall for a Detolf shelf! Wow!

MaulFan
06-10-2009, 10:03 AM
Vader stands just over 14" tall.

joda76
06-10-2009, 10:03 AM
Take your time. This thread is gonna be off the hook

FQRizzo
06-10-2009, 10:03 AM
Here is all I can say:


:rock :rock :rock :rock :rock

Antronus
06-10-2009, 10:03 AM
:drool :drool Looks amazing, I'm so pleased. Thanks Maulfan for sharing and making pics for us lot to see. Cant wait for more.

paulcarson
06-10-2009, 10:03 AM
I'm sitting here in a pool of drool. :drool

shockwave
06-10-2009, 10:05 AM
:vader :eek :drool:drool:drool

paulcarson
06-10-2009, 10:06 AM
http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/F.jpg



I wonder how many of us have just picked up their Obi Wan figure to get an idea of how big this box is ? ( or would that just be me ? )

Scifi67
06-10-2009, 10:06 AM
He looks AWESOME, thanks for sharing. Congrats on winning, very cool photo.

cerealkeller
06-10-2009, 10:08 AM
:banana:banana:banana:chew:chew:chew:chew

Congratulations MF. This wait is going to be UNBEARABLE for the rest of us!

drod26
06-10-2009, 10:08 AM
:drool:drool The gloves look awesome....
You are very lucky MF to get him.. Congrats man... :bow

Deeznutz6
06-10-2009, 10:08 AM
Awesome pics man, congrats on the win. Love the photoshop you did on page 1

Shai
06-10-2009, 10:09 AM
yeah, looks to be a Bad Ass figure.

Chakaman
06-10-2009, 10:13 AM
I come home for lunch and what a suprise, VADER PICS!!!!

Thanks Maulfan, looking forward to seeing more.

Lordscum
06-10-2009, 10:14 AM
Swwwwwweeeeeeeeeeeeeeettttt!! Thanks for posting pics! This figure looks awsome! I'm geussing will be getting 15-20 days notices late next week or the week after! I wonder if we get Vader before Piett??

Kuzeh
06-10-2009, 10:20 AM
Oh man!!
Maulfan!! What a tease!!!
Looking great so far!!!

Bring it on!!! :rock!!!

pjam
06-10-2009, 10:21 AM
Originally Posted by MaulFan
"As soon as I have pictures of HIM, I will

Dude, I'm a little misty eyed, this thing is incredible, EVERY bit worth everyone's wait, and he has the tightest joints of any new Sideshow body, Hot Toys TT quality tightness. The dome looks great, those few photos where it was a question mark are a false perception. This thing is every bit worth the wait we've all endured since the start of the line. Another big thing that was a point of worry for many, myself included, the cape very nicely drapes over the fronts of his shoulders leaving just a gap to show the middle of his chest armor and his breathing box.

I can't even bring myself to photo him just yet, I need a few moments to savor this."

Congrats Sean. Couldn't happen to a more deserving Freak. :D

Darthgothikus
06-10-2009, 10:22 AM
Looks fantastic so far.

Can't wait for more pics, but more importantly... I want mine to ship sooooooooooonn!!!!!

Valfar
06-10-2009, 10:25 AM
Holy crap! Judging by the Kenobi pic, Vader may be too tall for a Detolf shelf! Wow!

It will fit for sure. They got the gloves right. :D

The Mike
06-10-2009, 10:26 AM
It will fit for sure.

http://images.dailyradar.com/media/uploads/ballhype/story_large/2009/03/20/thats_what_she_said.jpg

Darthgothikus
06-10-2009, 10:28 AM
Must get kids into bed so I can stop viewing this on my phone!

I need a BIG screen for when the serious pitures hit.

paulcarson
06-10-2009, 10:36 AM
Originally Posted by MaulFan
"As soon as I have pictures of HIM, I will

Dude, I'm a little misty eyed, this thing is incredible, EVERY bit worth everyone's wait, and he has the tightest joints of any new Sideshow body, Hot Toys TT quality tightness. The dome looks great, those few photos where it was a question mark are a false perception. This thing is every bit worth the wait we've all endured since the start of the line. Another big thing that was a point of worry for many, myself included, the cape very nicely drapes over the fronts of his shoulders leaving just a gap to show the middle of his chest armor and his breathing box.

I can't even bring myself to photo him just yet, I need a few moments to savor this."

Congrats Sean. Couldn't happen to a more deserving Freak. :D

Agreed ! Sean is about as cool as they come !

MaulFan
06-10-2009, 10:38 AM
Here he is.

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/S1.jpg

joda76
06-10-2009, 10:38 AM
awesome. really great job ssc

Chakaman
06-10-2009, 10:39 AM
Ahh yeah!! Looks awesome!!

MaulFan
06-10-2009, 10:39 AM
Congrats Sean. Couldn't happen to a more deserving Freak. :D


Agreed ! Sean is about as cool as they come !

Thank you both.

pixletwin
06-10-2009, 10:40 AM
Here he is.

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/S1.jpg

This looks really great! Not one detail I to criticize from me. 100% Sideshow satisfaction. :D

Kuzeh
06-10-2009, 10:41 AM
Holy ^^^^!!
Are you serious??? That's the figure??!!!
That looks amazing!!! Like the real deal!!!

drod26
06-10-2009, 10:42 AM
Thats awesome... When I first looked at the picture I though it was a screen shot from the movie... wow....:rock :rock..

Valfar
06-10-2009, 10:42 AM
http://images.dailyradar.com/media/uploads/ballhype/story_large/2009/03/20/thats_what_she_said.jpg

And boy, was she wrong and left bow legged after that night. :lol

paulcarson
06-10-2009, 10:43 AM
You know, when you mentioned that you were going to do a shot for the first reveal, I thought it might have been this one, it was the first time we ever saw Vader in A new Hope. Its a very classy way of unveiling the figure.

Thank you Sean and Thank you Sideshow !

Valfar
06-10-2009, 10:46 AM
The dome does not seem to be all that big, i am curious to know if you tilt the head back more, does the edge of the dome hit his shoulders?.

LOPIE
06-10-2009, 10:52 AM
Thanks for the pics Maulfan they are great.

MaulFan
06-10-2009, 10:53 AM
No, it doesn't sit on his shoulders.

Valfar
06-10-2009, 10:57 AM
Its not even close to the length seen on the dome from this film cell?, you got the Prototype right?..not final product?.

http://www.jedi1.net/jedi1.net/images/1600/ANH-Darth_Vader-04592-1600.jpg

I am not bashing! it looks pretty good..i think my questions are legit enough.

MaulFan
06-10-2009, 10:59 AM
I have a production sample, what I have is what will be shipping to everyone else.

It can't look like that still, but it can come close, I'll show you.

Brinn 71
06-10-2009, 10:59 AM
THANKS MAULFAN!!!!! NICE PICS!!! :google

Just a question? Is the dome stuck on nice and secure? No chance of a reveal, correct. AWESOME!

FLOSI
06-10-2009, 11:05 AM
Holy ^^^^!!!! I've been gone from my computer all morning and now I'm seeing this!!! How awesome! Thank you for the pics, Maulfan!

joda76
06-10-2009, 11:09 AM
Its all good Valfar. I noticed the Helmet wasnt exact too but it is a sweet figure.
Definite buy

Darklord Dave
06-10-2009, 11:12 AM
Swwwwwweeeeeeeeeeeeeeettttt!! Thanks for posting pics! This figure looks awsome! I'm geussing will be getting 15-20 days notices late next week or the week after! I wonder if we get Vader before Piett??

I think he's still in production and not on the water yet - so it will probably be about 3-4 weeks still.

Mad Old Lu
06-10-2009, 11:15 AM
http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/S1.jpg

Amazing pic, Maulfan! Congrats again! Thanks for sharing!

Can't wait to see more!

Darthrazz
06-10-2009, 11:16 AM
MaulFan, is there anything that denotes it's a prototype? Markings on the box on the figure, etc.??

MaulFan
06-10-2009, 11:17 AM
MaulFan, is there anything that denotes it's a prototype? Markings on the box on the figure, etc.??

Not that I could see, looked at all the sides, the bottom, nothing.

DarthNeil
06-10-2009, 11:18 AM
Great pics MF... Keep 'em up.

Brinn 71
06-10-2009, 11:18 AM
Just a question? Is the dome stuck on nice and secure? No chance of a reveal, correct?

zahal
06-10-2009, 11:19 AM
Its all good Valfar. I noticed the Helmet wasnt exact too but it is a sweet figure.
Definite buy


I am a bit concerned about the length of the dome aswell...it looks way to short from the pic Maulfan posted with the Tantive IV background. However I have had numerous 1:1 Vader helmets over the years and they are very hard to photograph and get the screen accurate look, the dome always looks short unless it is shot from below looking up. It is probably just the picture that is making the dome look short.

Maulfan...congrats bro it looks awesome...and as always your pics rock!


mike

Darthrazz
06-10-2009, 11:24 AM
Not that I could see, looked at all the sides, the bottom, nothing.

Cool, just curious. You are right about the tray, it looks barren!

Darklord Dave
06-10-2009, 11:27 AM
There's not anything that really denotes it as an early production sample (it's not a prototype). However it is the exclusive version but doesn't have the exclusive sticker.

Remember that there were a lot of different helmets used in ANH, I believe they went with the version that made it the most distinctive from those in the other movies - for example it has the mismatched tusks.

FLOSI
06-10-2009, 11:28 AM
Maulfan, I'm sure this has been covered but how did you go about getting your hands on this so soon? Asian seller?

MaulFan
06-10-2009, 11:28 AM
Just a question? Is the dome stuck on nice and secure? No chance of a reveal, correct?

Correct, solidly on there, someone brave will probably try to pop it off, but I wouldn't chance it.

Given the unique nature of this figure, I'm not even going to pop the head off, but I can see under the mask, looks like a full length neck inside with likely a little cup for a ball joint in the top of the helmet.

The head is very light though, so no worry about head flop.

Only downside I'd say, and hope to see different on future Vaders, is no wire in the cape.

Cocoboloboy
06-10-2009, 11:30 AM
Maulfan, I'm sure this has been covered but how did you go about getting your hands on this so soon? Asian seller?

He's a wien, I mean winner.:D Check this out:http://www.sideshowcollectors.com/?

MaulFan
06-10-2009, 11:31 AM
Remember that there were a lot of different helmets used in ANH, I believe they went with the version that made it the most distinctive from those in the other movies - for example it has the mismatched tusks.

Correct, sometimes it had more of an ESB/ROTJ look, other times, it looked a lot like the figure in terms of how it sits on him and all, and many of the promotional images from ANH are like the figure, which I'm sure were the more used photos putting him together as they're clearest.


Maulfan, I'm sure this has been covered but how did you go about getting your hands on this so soon? Asian seller?

No, Darklord Dave and Sideshow sponsored a photo contest to give away one of the production samples the factory sends to Sideshow for approval in the production process.

And I know it was discussed heavily, the stitching on the cape and all, it is so small and so close to the edge of things, it's a non-issue in my eyes.

FLOSI
06-10-2009, 11:33 AM
He's a wien, I mean winner.:D Check this out:http://www.sideshowcollectors.com/?

:duh I forgot what the photo contest grand prize was! Seemed like it was running forever!.... Get pic Maul, BTW.... Perhaps a version II photo, with Vader, should be in the works?

Brinn 71
06-10-2009, 11:34 AM
Correct, solidly on there, someone brave will probably try to pop it off, but I wouldn't chance it.

Given the unique nature of this figure, I'm not even going to pop the head off, but I can see under the mask, looks like a full length neck inside with likely a little cup for a ball joint in the top of the helmet.

The head is very light though, so no worry about head flop.

Only downside I'd say, and hope to see different on future Vaders, is no wire in the cape.

Thanks buddy!

Do you think the cape wire would help? The fabric looks as though it drapes nicely, but the wire would help, wouldn't it?

pixletwin
06-10-2009, 11:35 AM
Less talkie-talkie. More picci-piccies. :D

Brinn 71
06-10-2009, 11:38 AM
:D


Nice pics so far! THANKS!

OSCORP
06-10-2009, 11:44 AM
MORE!

Glad to hear the body is tight at least.

OSCORP
06-10-2009, 11:46 AM
Oh and is the redish tint still on the lens?

shockwave
06-10-2009, 11:47 AM
We are all gluten for your pics Maulfan. :D

I haven't blinked yet....:google:lol

pixletwin
06-10-2009, 11:52 AM
Oh and is the redish tint still on the lens?

Sean already said that the red tint is definitely still there. :rock

FLOSI
06-10-2009, 11:54 AM
I'm a slave to the thread.... Excuse me sir, can I have some more (pics)????? :wacky

OSCORP
06-10-2009, 11:55 AM
Sean already said that the red tint is definitely still there. :rock
:cool::joy:cool:

agen_kolar
06-10-2009, 11:57 AM
MOAR! omnomnom

BTW thanks, I guess. :D

The Mike
06-10-2009, 12:02 PM
We are all gluten for your pics Maulfan. :D I haven't blinked yet....:google:lol

http://mattkingblog.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/gluten-round.jpg

:lol:lol:lol:lol

galactiboy
06-10-2009, 12:05 PM
As a personal request can Valfar and TheNam please be ignore each other in this thread :lecture

Great pics Sean, and stoked to hear you are so happy with him :rock :rock :rock

This is easily my most anticipated figure, and seeing how nice he looks in the package gave me a bit of a chill! Glad if only one of us could have him its the guy with the skills to take great photos :rock

Batty
06-10-2009, 12:07 PM
Eagerly awaiting more pics. I don't like being Vader-teased. :(

The Mike
06-10-2009, 12:09 PM
How about Stormtrooper teased?

http://www.digitaldj.jp/image/Stormtrooperstrip.jpg

Batty
06-10-2009, 12:13 PM
How about Stormtrooper teased?

http://www.digitaldj.jp/image/Stormtrooperstrip.jpg

That's something totally different. :lol

agen_kolar
06-10-2009, 12:13 PM
Mike, your signature and the image you posted just got me in trouble at work. :nono

I had to assure them this isn't a porn site. :lol

EVILFACE
06-10-2009, 12:17 PM
What a pos, consider him canceled!!

Darthrazz
06-10-2009, 12:22 PM
Let's get back on track, Sean can you please take pictures of Vader standing next to other SS Star Wars figures?

Lordscum
06-10-2009, 12:32 PM
Some pics of Vader hacking down Medicom Vader would be cool too! :lol

I'm kidding! Great pics so far! thanks for taking the time to post them ! They are really wetting my appetite for this figure! Next couple of weeks w/ Piett, Vader and Han and Luke ST are going to be good ones!

Natrix
06-10-2009, 12:37 PM
Thanks Sean!

While the photoshopped pictures are cool, I would like to request some well lit pictures of the figure itself to see the details of the outfit and helmet better.

MaulFan
06-10-2009, 12:39 PM
Thanks buddy!

Do you think the cape wire would help? The fabric looks as though it drapes nicely, but the wire would help, wouldn't it?

For ANH, wireless cape is fine, it's working out really nicely for that look, but for more dynamic stuff like the ESB duel and "I am your father" poses, wire on ESB and/or ROTJ Vader would be nice.


Oh and is the redish tint still on the lens?


Sean already said that the red tint is definitely still there. :rock

Yes, it's subtle because it's not a transparent piece like the film, but there is most definitely that sunglasses tint, I'll try to make some photos show it, in hand it's quite apparent, but on camera it's coming out like parts of the movie, black.

Next wave of photos is being loaded from the camera as I type, and just a note on stability:

Vader has been standing on my desk unassisted for the past 5 hours :rock and didn't so much as hint at flopping over during shooting.

pixletwin
06-10-2009, 12:40 PM
I am so relieved that you have found the body to be favorable. It just heightens my excitement.

Brinn 71
06-10-2009, 12:42 PM
but for more dynamic stuff like the ESB duel and "I am your father" poses, wire on ESB and/or ROTJ Vader would be nice.

True! Thanks!


Vader has been standing on my desk unassisted for the past 5 hours and didn't so much as hint at flopping over during shooting.

AWESOME!!!

Thanks for all this work!!! Your pics are a great preview. THANKS AGAIN! :chew

Batty
06-10-2009, 12:43 PM
I am so relieved that you have found the body to be favorable. It just heightens my excitement.

Ummm... :monkey4

pixletwin
06-10-2009, 12:44 PM
:banana :banana :banana

You know it repels you because you feel the same. :lecture

MaulFan
06-10-2009, 12:48 PM
Some pics of Vader hacking down Medicom Vader would be cool too! :lol

Great minds ;)

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

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

Darth Waller
06-10-2009, 12:49 PM
That's insane! :google

LOPIE
06-10-2009, 12:50 PM
Man I can't wait. My wife stopped by the office and I showed her the pics and even she is impressed. She also stopped by to let me know we are going to Star Wars weekend on Friday. Dame my wife is the S!&t. I love that woman.

agen_kolar
06-10-2009, 12:50 PM
WOW. He's HUGE. :monkey1

Sachiel
06-10-2009, 12:50 PM
Medi-Vader looks so sad.

shockwave
06-10-2009, 12:50 PM
Great minds ;)

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

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

:mwaha:eek

Love the side shot of ANH Vader Maulfan. :D

Kuzeh
06-10-2009, 12:51 PM
Holy ^^^^!!
Medi Vader looks like a 15 y.o. :lol!!

EVILFACE
06-10-2009, 12:51 PM
I wasn't that far off lol.

http://www.fourthcircledesigns.com/toys/vader.jpg

shockwave
06-10-2009, 12:52 PM
Holy ^^^^!!
Medi Vader looks like a 15 y.o. :lol!!


Hmmm Ani @ the end of ROTS perhaps...:naughty:lol

Batty
06-10-2009, 12:53 PM
Now that puts it in perspective. I know the Medi Vader is undersized, but that's a huge difference.

LOPIE
06-10-2009, 12:53 PM
Great minds ;)

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

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

Next to SS, Medi looks like a toy. Talk about feeling inadequate.

http://www.istockphoto.com/file_thumbview_approve/2278882/2/istockphoto_2278882-woman-making-inch-small-sign-2.jpg

OSCORP
06-10-2009, 12:53 PM
C'mon MF wheres the highly detailed pics?

Can we get at least one full on front one? Dying here!

jkno
06-10-2009, 12:53 PM
Great pics! GREAT VADER!! And I mean it ;)

Valfar
06-10-2009, 12:55 PM
C'mon MF wheres the highly detailed pics?

Can we get at least one full on front one? Dying here!

I am with you there, enough of the sillyness.

MaulFan
06-10-2009, 12:55 PM
C'mon MF wheres the highly detailed pics?

Can we get at least one full on front one? Dying here!

Coming, i just finished my selections. Figured I'd post the funny one quick to get folks by :lol

LOPIE
06-10-2009, 12:55 PM
One question are the shoes and leg plates separate like Medi. Or is it one piece like SS boots?

Natrix
06-10-2009, 12:56 PM
Great minds ;)

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

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

Poor Mini Me Vader!

OSCORP
06-10-2009, 12:56 PM
Coming, i just finished my selections. Figured I'd post the funny one quick to get folks by :lol
:vader:vader:vader

MaulFan
06-10-2009, 12:57 PM
One question are the shoes and leg plates separate like Medi. Or is it one piece like SS boots?

Solid, which given his size, I feel is better. One structural nag I always had with my Medi Vader is his feet are quite unstable.

Brinn 71
06-10-2009, 12:58 PM
Coming, i just finished my selections. Figured I'd post the funny one quick to get folks by :lol

Thanks man!

:vader

The Craw
06-10-2009, 01:04 PM
figure looks great!! can't wait to get him. thanks for the pics MaulFan.:rock

FLOSI
06-10-2009, 01:04 PM
He's going to make an amazing center piece... This is really looking good! MORE!

Billy Ray
06-10-2009, 01:05 PM
Solid, which given his size, I feel is better. One structural nag I always had with my Medi Vader is his feet are quite unstable.


Can we get some pics of those boots...and while you are at it can we get a pic of the soles of his boots? I want to make sure they are screen accurate so I know whether or not to cancel mine...




Just kidding of course, thanks so much for the awesome shots! Looks like SS really have outdone themselves on this one! Makes the long wait well worth it, but now I can't wait until next month to get mine!!!!!

MaulFan
06-10-2009, 01:06 PM
http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/4.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/5.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/6.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/7.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/8.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/9.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/10.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/11.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/12.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/13.jpg

MaulFan
06-10-2009, 01:06 PM
http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/14.jpg

FLOSI
06-10-2009, 01:07 PM
can we get a pic of the soles of his boots? I want to make sure they are screen accurate so I know whether or not to cancel mine...


:mwaha:mwaha:mwaha

OSCORP
06-10-2009, 01:08 PM
Looks good to me, now time to leave before someone finds all kinds of ^^^^ wrong with it.

Valfar
06-10-2009, 01:09 PM
Nice touch on the tusks, pics look good..pretty much like the prototype...are the lens clear plastic?.

Billy Ray
06-10-2009, 01:10 PM
Truly an abomination! How can SS keep putting this crap out?

Kidding again...WOW! Simply amazing!

One question? What is the body suit like, material wise? I am imagining something like Indy's jacket.

Man, thanks again for the pics! I have been waiting all day to see them because they were bloced at work.

Khev
06-10-2009, 01:10 PM
Awesome figure! Wow!

OSCORP
06-10-2009, 01:10 PM
Would a pic with flash bring out the red tint? I think that's how it was best seen before.

pixletwin
06-10-2009, 01:11 PM
How did you get Vader to choke hold Antilles?

Lordscum
06-10-2009, 01:11 PM
Great minds ;)

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

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

Yes they do! :D

Awsome pic ! I'm so glad I sold my Medi Vader a few years ago! It looks like the wait for this will be well worth it! Were so close now yet so far!! I'm guessing these will start shipping maybe a week or two before the SDCC stuff
starts to ship.

MaulFan
06-10-2009, 01:12 PM
Would a pic with flash bring out the red tint? I think that's how it was best seen before.

It might, like I said, I'll try something. It's unmistakable in hand which is most important. I'm glad it's not too glaring though, it didn't always show in the movie, only under certain lighting. A few Hasbro figures overdid the effect and i didn't like it.

LOPIE
06-10-2009, 01:12 PM
Is the Cod piece leather? Sorry about all the questions.

Brinn 71
06-10-2009, 01:13 PM
Oh WOW! :google

NICE!!

FLOSI
06-10-2009, 01:13 PM
Wow! I really can't wait to have him in hand to see the detail. He looks amazing!

Maul, I know you're getting drilled to post photos right now but would it be possible to write a small review sometime soon? Just a few observations?

OSCORP
06-10-2009, 01:13 PM
It might, like I said, I'll try something. It's unmistakable in hand which is most important. I'm glad it's not too glaring though, it didn't always show in the movie, only under certain lighting. A few Hasbro figures overdid the effect and i didn't like it.


Yeah seems like from what you say, it's perfect. Not too little, not too much.

zeiss
06-10-2009, 01:13 PM
Great Pics! I m so excited for the figure

MaulFan
06-10-2009, 01:14 PM
How did you get Vader to choke hold Antilles?

If you mean what hand, there's a right hand with all the fingers spread out, kinda like a Force hand, but it's also a pose that can work for choking a guy too. If you mean elevating Antilles, a magician never reveals his secrets :lol

I'll take a shot of all the hands after. Nice touch, each glove has the wrist peg unit built into it, so it's just pop off and on, very easy to do.

pixletwin
06-10-2009, 01:14 PM
Is the Cod piece leather? Sorry about all the questions.

Don't be sorry. Thats the wages of his having won the contest. :lol

MaulFan
06-10-2009, 01:16 PM
Is the Cod piece leather? Sorry about all the questions.


Maul, I know you're getting drilled to post photos right now but would it be possible to write a small review sometime soon? Just a few observations?

Lopie, I will chalk your ? up to answering daflosi1's request.

lerath666
06-10-2009, 01:16 PM
^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^ ^^^^ ^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^

Hory ship...

incredable... Maulfan... Question time. the bodysuit, how does it feel compared to the medicom one, and how is it put on the body? zipper? velcro? snaps? sewn on?

and time for a blasphemy question.Are you planning to strip him so we can see the body?

MaulFan
06-10-2009, 01:17 PM
Don't be sorry. Thats the wages of his having won the contest. :lol

Pipe down you, I could easily just enjoy him and let you all squirm, but I'm nice :D

FLOSI
06-10-2009, 01:17 PM
http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/14.jpg

"you are part of the Rebel Alliance and a traitor"

Thank you Maul!

MaulFan
06-10-2009, 01:18 PM
^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^ ^^^^ ^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^

Hory ship...

incredable... Maulfan... Question time. the bodysuit, how does it feel compared to the medicom one, and how is it put on the body? zipper? velcro? snaps? sewn on?

and time for a blasphemy question.Are you planning to strip him so we can see the body?

I'll add these questions to my written commentary later.

As far as stripping down, etc. I will be doing no such things. I'm not really for it in general, but where this is the production sample and not just the figure you buy from Sideshow, I do not intend to do anything that could damage it.

automaton
06-10-2009, 01:21 PM
great photos maulfan! very much appreciated!

i do however think the idea of you having to win this figure is ironic... not only should SST should be handing these early samples over to you for free, they should be paying you for all of your time and effort.

you may have won this Darth Vader figure, but from my point of view, SST has won you...

pixletwin
06-10-2009, 01:21 PM
I'll add these questions to my written commentary later.

As far as stripping down, etc. I will be doing no such things. I'm not really for it in general, but where this is the production sample and not just the figure you buy from Sideshow, I do not intend to do anything that could damage it.

I thought it was identical to what we buy from Sideshow. :confused:

lerath666
06-10-2009, 01:21 PM
perfectly understandable :) Provided the suit is removeable, I'll be doing my usualy strip and redress anyways.

FQRizzo
06-10-2009, 01:22 PM
This really looks amazing. :emperor

Blackhole
06-10-2009, 01:23 PM
Cannot BELIEVE I have to cancel this due to low $$$s...

I AM SO MAD!!!!!

shockwave
06-10-2009, 01:25 PM
It would be a treat to receive this masterpiece before July 4th....:D

MaulFan
06-10-2009, 01:27 PM
great photos maulfan! very much appreciated!

i do however think the idea of you having to win this figure is ironic... not only should SST should be handing these early samples over to you for free, they should be paying you for all of your time and effort.

you may have won this Darth Vader figure, but from my point of view, SST has won you...

Thank you very much, too kind.


I thought it was identical to what we buy from Sideshow. :confused:

it is, but what I mean is, I have a production sample, makes it a little more special than just buying the standard figure from Sideshow, even if nothing stands it out as that, I know it's something not everyone else has and I'd like to keep it rather than break it and end up with a standard release, know what I mean?

MaulFan
06-10-2009, 01:28 PM
http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/21.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/22.jpg

pixletwin
06-10-2009, 01:30 PM
Love these pics. :love

Love Sean for taking them. :inlove

TOE
06-10-2009, 01:30 PM
http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o127/PASE_paintball/14copy.jpg

Kuzeh
06-10-2009, 01:30 PM
Holy ^^^^!!!
Vader looks huge!!!

pixletwin
06-10-2009, 01:31 PM
:lol :rock :lol



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

lerath666
06-10-2009, 01:31 PM
God DAMN He's tall... And that's Screen accurate? It's been a LONG time since I've seen Dave Prowse, I'd forgotten just how huge the man was.

lerath666
06-10-2009, 01:32 PM
http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o127/PASE_paintball/14copy.jpg

Y'all need to the ^^^ up?

Batty
06-10-2009, 01:32 PM
http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o127/PASE_paintball/14copy.jpg

I don't get it. :(

FQRizzo
06-10-2009, 01:33 PM
http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/21.jpg

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

Here it looks like the height is spot on.

pixletwin
06-10-2009, 01:33 PM
Y'all need to the ^^^ up?


I don't get it. :(

YOu both need to Shut the the up @!*^&*&$!!!!!

MaulFan
06-10-2009, 01:33 PM
God DAMN He's tall... And that's Screen accurate? It's been a LONG time since I've seen Dave Prowse, I'd forgotten just how huge the man was.

I'd say it's pretty close based on this shot.

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

drod26
06-10-2009, 01:34 PM
WOW.... Amazing.....Vader looks great, and he is tall.. :chew

Thanks for the pics MF, You are the man now dog.... :rock :rock

Batty
06-10-2009, 01:34 PM
YOu both need to Shut the the up @!*^&*&$!!!!!

Fail. :lol

TOE
06-10-2009, 01:34 PM
King Darkness was over my house and did the spell check for me :o

TheObsoleteMan
06-10-2009, 01:34 PM
Looks great to me except for the helmet. Seems awfully small to be a helmet over a human head.

lerath666
06-10-2009, 01:34 PM
yeah. WOW.... BIG DUDE.

Batty
06-10-2009, 01:34 PM
King Darkness was over my house and did the spell check for me :o

Double fail. :lol

TOE
06-10-2009, 01:35 PM
Fail. :lol


no hug for you

agen_kolar
06-10-2009, 01:36 PM
Looks great to me except for the helmet. Seems awfully small to be a helmet over a human head.

I agree. I hate to complain before I even get the thing, but the shot of him standing with Praji and the Stormtrooper makes his head look WAY too small.

darthviper107
06-10-2009, 01:37 PM
Wow, that looks so perfect, awesome. We really need Tarkin now

Valfar
06-10-2009, 01:39 PM
I agree. I hate to complain before I even get the thing, but the shot of him standing with Praji and the Stormtrooper makes his head look WAY too small.

Yea, god forbid i agree with you...we don't want WW3 if i did.

Even with that being said Still, you will not find a cheaper priced and to scale Vader.

EVILFACE
06-10-2009, 01:40 PM
Awesome figure, but yea, that helmet is way too small.

Kuzeh
06-10-2009, 01:40 PM
Looks great to me except for the helmet. Seems awfully small to be a helmet over a human head.


I agree. I hate to complain before I even get the thing, but the shot of him standing with Praji and the Stormtrooper makes his head look WAY too small.

I have to agree...
he looks great and all, but helmet looks weird...

Comparisson Prototype vs. Production Sample

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v382/kuzeh/Vaderhelmet.jpg

The prototype looks a bit weird too though... :lol
It's a beautiful figure regardless... I'm sure it's not that noticeable in hand...

SilentSurfer
06-10-2009, 01:48 PM
Okay, so I clearly missed the part where Maulfan tells us how the ^^^^ he has this figure already when I haven't gotten a 20 day notice.

How did this miracle happen?

Natrix
06-10-2009, 01:49 PM
Yeah, I still think the helmet is "off" a tad as well. I think it is the size/length of the dome that throws it off for me. It is still an awesome looking Vader though especially when I am getting him for free thanks to reward points.

Maybe Hurricane will be able to offer up some upgraded helmets....hmmm....

pixletwin
06-10-2009, 01:49 PM
Okay, so I clearly missed the part where Maulfan tells us how the ^^^^ he has this figure already when I haven't gotten a 20 day notice.

How did this miracle happen?

Clearly you missed the contest on the home page. :lol

Natrix
06-10-2009, 01:50 PM
Okay, so I clearly missed the part where Maulfan tells us how the ^^^^ he has this figure already when I haven't gotten a 20 day notice.

How did this miracle happen?

Try reading either this thread or the last few pages of the other Vader thread maybe? :lol

Darklord Dave
06-10-2009, 01:50 PM
Okay, so I clearly missed the part where Maulfan tells us how the ^^^^ he has this figure already when I haven't gotten a 20 day notice.

How did this miracle happen?

:sick
I'm so glad my once in a lifetime, super-hyped contests get so much attention.

:(

DarthNeil
06-10-2009, 01:51 PM
:sick
I'm so glad my once in a lifetime, super-hyped contests get so much attention.

:(

There was a contest? :confused:

















:naughty

EVILFACE
06-10-2009, 01:52 PM
:sick
I'm so glad my once in a lifetime, super-hyped contests get so much attention.

:(

Who are you?

MaulFan
06-10-2009, 01:52 PM
Clearly you missed the contest on the home page. :lol

Yup, I was master of my domain.....wait, wrong contest :o

MaulFan
06-10-2009, 01:53 PM
:sick
I'm so glad my once in a lifetime, super-hyped contests get so much attention.

:(

I'm giving it enough attention for everyone, thank you so much Dave :rock

paulcarson
06-10-2009, 01:54 PM
I think what is throwing the likeness off is that the dome is sitting straight, it was usually seen at an angle during ANH like so...

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

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

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

SilentSurfer
06-10-2009, 01:57 PM
Don't recall a contest. Usually they aren't for something so epic.

Does the contest holder somehow work for Sideshow? How the hell did they get one so early? Does Sideshow know?

I'm reminded of the time the Indy PF was out on the forums and in hand on eBay before Sideshow even got them in the shipping warehouse.

dharper
06-10-2009, 01:58 PM
http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/21.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/22.jpg

Awesome pics as usual MF. Congrats again on your win.

DarthNeil
06-10-2009, 01:58 PM
Yup, I was master of my domain.....wait, wrong contest :o

I don't think you'd even place in that contest.

:monkey3

:rotfl

Great pics... Filled with envy-- but keep 'em on the way!

pixletwin
06-10-2009, 01:58 PM
Seriously, you might wanna try READING the contest info on the front page.

FLOSI
06-10-2009, 01:59 PM
I think what is throwing the likeness off is that the dome is sitting straight, it was usually seen at an angle during ANH like so... Its a small mod I will more than likely be doing to mine.

It has a lot to do with the angle which we're looking at Vader also. It looks a bit small, but it's not a big deal....

MaulFan
06-10-2009, 02:00 PM
I don't think you'd even place in that contest.


Glad someone recognized that, I'd hate to waste a good opportunity for that joke :lol

pixletwin
06-10-2009, 02:01 PM
Small head? Are you all being serious?

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/12.jpg

TheObsoleteMan
06-10-2009, 02:01 PM
Yeah, it looks better at that angle, but in the straght on shots it looks quite small imo.

galactiboy
06-10-2009, 02:02 PM
Looking good... but I would agree the helmet does seem off in some shots, but others like the Antilles one it looks perfect. Be sure to waylay fears when you get the chance MF :rock

And the Medi Vs Sideshow difference is ridiculous... never would have imagined the size difference would have been that epic :lol

Darth Waller
06-10-2009, 02:02 PM
Glad someone recognized that, I'd hate to waste a good opportunity for that joke :lol

"The Contest" is easily top-10 Seinfeld material. :banana

SilentSurfer
06-10-2009, 02:03 PM
Seriously, you might wanna try READING the contest info on the front page.


Well, crap, just read the contest thing. That's the last time I pressume a contest is for something lame like damn t-shirt. I could have won that easy.:(

MaulFan
06-10-2009, 02:03 PM
http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/15.jpg

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

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

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/18.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/19.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/20.jpg

lerath666
06-10-2009, 02:04 PM
LOL big head, small head, it's allways about head with you people isin't it? :lol

The Craw
06-10-2009, 02:05 PM
beautiful.:monkey2

pixletwin
06-10-2009, 02:05 PM
OMG!!!!!!!!!! :drool :drool :drool

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

galactiboy
06-10-2009, 02:05 PM
Great shot! Like a Promo pic :rock

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/18.jpg

Valfar
06-10-2009, 02:06 PM
The lack of a widows peak does not bother me too much about the figure, i would say SS is going to re-use the dome for ESB and ROTJ versions.

for helmet differences..Vaders ANH reminds me of what WW1 german helmets were in comparaision to WW2 german helmets ESB..WW2 being the cleaned up version
http://www.shopbulgaria.com/files/products/cache/1202901200_5000_4000_1202901200.gif
http://www.militarytour.com/reproductions/ImagesReproduct/Crush71.jpg

galactiboy
06-10-2009, 02:06 PM
Do the ankles have articulation... or is the whole foot a solid piece (I know you already commented on the shin armor)?

Darth Waller
06-10-2009, 02:06 PM
This picture reminds me of the vintage Vader poster. :rock

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

http://www.matsune.com/ebay/060409/darthvederposter77.jpg

FLOSI
06-10-2009, 02:08 PM
Medi Vs Sideshow difference

Don't do it!! :mad:








:o

TheObsoleteMan
06-10-2009, 02:09 PM
Gorgeous pictures, Maulfan.

thenammagazine
06-10-2009, 02:10 PM
Don't do it!! :mad:








:o

That'd speak for itself. :lol Although Medi only has a ROTJ Vader and a ROTS.

FLOSI
06-10-2009, 02:10 PM
Magnificent....

Batty
06-10-2009, 02:10 PM
This picture reminds me of the vintage Vader poster. :rock


I thought the same thing.

paulcarson
06-10-2009, 02:11 PM
Found this picture if it helps anyone ? Its from a well known replica prop site.

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b32/paulcarson/1690888.jpg

barryo
06-10-2009, 02:14 PM
finally i get to view the pics..........holy ^^^^..............:google.

he's ginormous............:rock:rock:rock

i think a few of us might have to do some adjusting to heights of shelves.....:lol....i know i will have to anyway.:cool:

Darthgothikus
06-10-2009, 02:15 PM
Do the ankles have articulation... or is the whole foot a solid piece (I know you already commented on the shin armor)?

I'm sure you'll cover this in your write up Sean. But what's overall posability like?
From what's been said/shown I'm guessing no wrist articulation at all (bar rotation) and none at the ankles either? Lack of movement at the ankles will be a shame, I always think it makes a huge difference in deeper more action orientated poses.

Still gettin' him though!:chew

galactiboy
06-10-2009, 02:17 PM
Yeah, hoping the ankles articulate as well... especially since that seems to be a strong feature of the armored body. I'd say the wrists would definitely be out.

paulcarson
06-10-2009, 02:18 PM
Quick question from me too, Sean. Is the head/ helmet as far down on the neck post as it will go ? I ask because I think that could be throwing it off too. If it was a little closer ( like a snug fit ) to the chest armour the back of the helmet would sit closer to the shoulders giving it more of the movie look.
(Of course I may be wrong , but it was just an observation.)

Deckard
06-10-2009, 02:21 PM
How about a full picture from the back and a close up of the side angle of the helmet if you get some time?

The Chaver
06-10-2009, 02:25 PM
Great minds ;)

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

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

Wow, that's pretty pathetic! :o

MaulFan
06-10-2009, 02:25 PM
For head size comparison, probably could be a bit bigger, but looking at other 1/6 heads next to it, I could also easily see Shaw's portrait fitting behind it.

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

Darklord Dave
06-10-2009, 02:27 PM
I'm sure you'll cover this in your write up Sean. But what's overall posability like?
From what's been said/shown I'm guessing no wrist articulation at all (bar rotation) and none at the ankles either? Lack of movement at the ankles will be a shame, I always think it makes a huge difference in deeper more action orientated poses.

Still gettin' him though!:chew

I'd imagine he's got as much ankle articulation as Prowse did wearing the boots and shin guards.

Amanaman
06-10-2009, 02:28 PM
This is a Medicom fanboys last stand. Bravo, Sideshow! This is the Vader to end all Vaders.

The Chaver
06-10-2009, 02:29 PM
Yeah, the dome looks a little off but a great figure it still is. Maybe we'll get the bigger dome with the next release.

MaulFan
06-10-2009, 02:29 PM
Here are some heavy lit shots of the Ex. hand.

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/EXHAND1.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/EXHAND2.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/EXHAND3.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/EXHAND4.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/EXHAND5.jpg

And a couple of the unique right hand. Other than these 2, it's 2 sets for left and right, one full fist hand, one saber grip hand for each.

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

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/RH2.jpg

Mad Old Lu
06-10-2009, 02:31 PM
Mmmm...that chest plate looks deliciously matte! :drool

Great pics, Maulfan!

pixletwin
06-10-2009, 02:31 PM
Is that last hand the one you used with Antilles?

Darthgothikus
06-10-2009, 02:32 PM
http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/12.jpg


This is how I've been dreaming of posing these figures. Just can't wait!:joy

Think I'm gonna have to put up a new shelf just for DV, either that or Antiles is gonna get sick of having his head whacked on the ceiling!

pixletwin
06-10-2009, 02:33 PM
This is how I've been dreaming of posing these figures. Just can't wait!:joy

Think I'm gonna have to put up a new shelf just for DV, either that or Antiles is gonna get sick of having his head whacked on the ceiling!

Yeah me too. :rock

I am really getting too anxious for this. I need to settle down. :angelsmil

barryo
06-10-2009, 02:34 PM
didnt notice on the previous pics until the side by side with joker..........that dome is shiny........:chew

BuddyGus
06-10-2009, 02:34 PM
Looks great. Congrats on the prize MaulFan. So I guess the rest of us just have to :drool over your pics until this bad boy starts shipping. :monkey2

Spartan Rex
06-10-2009, 02:35 PM
Good picts Maulfan,glad you won.
I posted some of your picts over at OSW forum.
Hope you dont mind.

Crimsonbob
06-10-2009, 02:36 PM
Awesome pics MF :banana Vader sure does look good, i cant wait to get mine.

galactiboy
06-10-2009, 02:36 PM
Man, the detail on the gloves is great. Honestly (at least from images) I have no regrets selling my Medicom version.

When is this being released for the rest of us poor slobs?

SilentSurfer
06-10-2009, 02:37 PM
This picture reminds me of the vintage Vader poster. :rock

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

http://www.matsune.com/ebay/060409/darthvederposter77.jpg

I'm sure it's just the bulk of real 1/6 clothes on a 1/6 figure, but the helmet doesn't seem large enough. I'm not about to cancel my order or anything though.

does seem like it could be widened with a blowdryer at the bottom some

Jmek
06-10-2009, 02:42 PM
Hot damn! Great pics Maulfan.

D4rkShaDoWz
06-10-2009, 02:43 PM
Can you put the cape back and put the armor in front so that we can see what an ESB OR ROTJ fig would look like? Also, anyone know if this will even fit in a detolf?

MaulFan
06-10-2009, 02:43 PM
Man, the detail on the gloves is great. Honestly (at least from images) I have no regrets selling my Medicom version.

At this point, honestly, unless you didn't get fair compensation for it, there's no reason to regret, other than this doesn't have an Anakin reveal. Scale with Sideshow is so much better.

However, as nice as it is, this Vader has made me long for a Sideshow Boba Fett to take the place of Medicom's with this Vader, I wanted to shoot some Empire-style stuff but Fett is so small, it'd look like Boba post Episode 2 with Vader :lol And not trying to bash Medicom, just saying, with Medicom figures, this Vader simply can't stand side by side with them because of the size difference.

galactiboy
06-10-2009, 02:45 PM
At this point, honestly, unless you didn't get fair compensation for it, there's no reason to regret, other than this doesn't have an Anakin reveal. Scale with Sideshow is so much better.


:lol I made $50 off him :rock

I have a good feeling we'll eventually get an Anakin reveal... and even though its a cool feature, its not like I ever displayed Vader w/o his helmet.

Kuzeh
06-10-2009, 02:46 PM
And not trying to bash Medicom, just saying, with Medicom figures, this Vader simply can't stand side by side with them because of the size difference.

No kidding, I can't imagine how the Medi Stormies look next to him... :lol

I'll keep my Medi Vader, the detail is simply awesome, regardless of the height...

EdwardNashton1
06-10-2009, 02:51 PM
Here he is.

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/S1.jpg

Is that photoshopped or an actual backdrop? :confused:

EDIT: that's kind of a stupid question, it's just hard to tell for me


Mike, your signature and the image you posted just got me in trouble at work. :nono

I had to assure them this isn't a porn site. :lol

That happened to me at school, I left my laptop with a page containing one of The Mike's signatures and all the girls gave me funny looks and thought I was looking at porn :monkey4

Valfar
06-10-2009, 02:56 PM
Can you put the cape back and put the armor in front so that we can see what an ESB OR ROTJ fig would look like? Also, anyone know if this will even fit in a detolf?

For sure will, i have my dog alien and other Predators by Hot Toys in there and they stand with lots of room.

DarkArtist81
06-10-2009, 03:01 PM
Awesome pics as always Sean! Congrats on the win! :rock:rock:rock

JacktheRipper
06-10-2009, 03:05 PM
The anticipation for the review is killling me. Hurry up, maulfan!!!!:D

I could see Vader picking his ass with this hand. Don't ask. Just stupid stuff that pops into my head.:duh
http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/EXHAND5.jpg

minivader
06-10-2009, 03:05 PM
http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/17.jpg


just show my wife this picture and she says vader looks so happy. :lol:lol:lol

FLOSI
06-10-2009, 03:07 PM
:lol I made $50 off him :rock

I have a good feeling we'll eventually get an Anakin reveal... and even though its a cool feature, its not like I ever displayed Vader w/o his helmet.

The Anakin reveal won't hit till they do a Jedi version. Empire will give us the removable helmet and Jedi should be the helmet and mask, assuming SS stays true to each episode. SS did mention in a Q and A that they planned on doing all three, right? Can't remember if they were talking about Vader or a Stormtrooper.... eitherway, it will be at least a few years till we see any other versions.

Chakaman
06-10-2009, 03:25 PM
The more I look at it, something is off with the helmet. The outer helmet looks too small based off pictures from ANH.

I will wait to pass judgement until I have it in hand.

abake
06-10-2009, 03:27 PM
Awesome pics Maulfan!

Vader looks very beautiful.

But... I'll just go right out and say it: the dome/helmet looks too small. I sadi from the beginning and it's still the same. Looks way too small. I can see that from certain angles it looks good, but from straight on it looks too small. Oh well.

Still, can't wait to get mine!

More pics please! :D

DarthNeil
06-10-2009, 03:36 PM
http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/17.jpg


Awesome pic... Can't wait for this one... Congrats once again MF.

Wanderer
06-10-2009, 03:41 PM
I'd say its just the superior height difference that is a noticeable advantage over Medi's. The helmet is off from certain angles. You boys got ^^^^ in your eyes if you say otherwise...:monkey1

Batman5
06-10-2009, 03:43 PM
Thanks for sharing Sean! Wonderful pictures making me look forward to getting this figure. I can not believe the detail and size of this figure - just amazing!

Voorhees27
06-10-2009, 03:51 PM
Congrats Sean, well done!

Alice Adrenochrome
06-10-2009, 03:52 PM
What a great figure! Again, congratzz on the win MF. I don't really see the helm issue at this point. Might be the perspective on some pictures. Can't wait to get mine!

pixletwin
06-10-2009, 03:58 PM
I'd say its just the superior height difference that is a noticeable advantage over Medi's. The helmet is off from certain angles. You boys got ^^^^ in your eyes if you say otherwise...:monkey1

Or perhaps someone has a stick up their bumb. :D

Helmet looks fine to me.

Ancient Astronaut
06-10-2009, 03:59 PM
Jesus Christ!!! That looks good and I'm glad I ordered the EX.

King Darkness
06-10-2009, 04:04 PM
Looks like Vader is gonna be a total homerun, imo!

Great shots so far Sean!!! :rock :rock :rock :rock

Can we get some pics with Old Ben? How is his size compared with Star Wars figures on the buck?

galactiboy
06-10-2009, 04:05 PM
Can we get some pics with Old Ben? How is his size compared with Star Wars figures on the buck?

I'd say good... Praji is on the Buck :rock :rock :rock

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