Today Hot Toys has unveiled yet another Darth Vader figure from its 1/6th scale line of collectibles. This Vader will be styled after his appearance in The Empire Strikes Back, so he’ll even come with a scarred back head configuration! He will come with an LED-lit suit and all the fixings, which include a stand modeled after the mangled bridge he stands on while taunting Luke during their fight on Bespin. He will also have eight total hands, and two blades for his lightsaber, with the second mimicking a lightsaber in motion look.
This Hot Toys Vader will be made available at the “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” Official Shop by Hot Toys in Japan for pre-order, but it will also be available in selected markets, so check with your local distributor for details. Below you will find a gallery of shots featuring the Dark Lord himself, as well as the official product description from the Hot Toys Facebook page.
About the Figure
“It is useless to resist.” – Darth Vader
In Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back, Darth Vader attempted to convert Luke Skywalker to the dark side by luring the young Skywalker into a trap in the Cloud City of Bespin. In the midst of a fierce lightsaber duel with the Sith Lord, Luke faces the startling revelation that the evil Vader is in fact his father, Anakin Skywalker…
Now Hot Toys is very excited to explore this iconic and memorable scene from the cinematic masterpiece and officially introduce the 1/6th scale Darth Vader collectible figure from Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back!
The movie-accurate collectible figure features a newly crafted Darth Vader helmet with detachable outer helmet to reveal the back of Lord Vader’s battle damaged head, all-new body armor and sophisticatedly tailored leather-like body suit, LED light-up chest panel and belt boxes, an LED light-up lightsaber, a variety of interchangeable hands of Darth Vader’s iconic poses, and a Cloud City theme diorama figure base with light-up function!
Search your feelings… you know you want this for your Hot Toys Star Wars collection! Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back 1/6th scale Darth Vader collectible figure will be firstly available at the “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” Official Shop by Hot Toys in Japan for pre-order, it is also available in selected markets. Check with your local distributor for details.
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(Original imagery and information from Hot Toys Facebook)
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Last modified: November 24, 2017