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2006 US Target Exclusive Imperial Shuttle

2006 US Target Exclusive Imperial Shuttle front

Description: The Imperial Shuttle is a Lambda-class shuttle used by the Imperial fleet to transport cargo and passengers. Many government officials prefer them because of their combat-worthy construction and large interior space. The shuttles are outfitted with weapons, which allow them to travel without the need for military escort, thus preventing Rebels from determining whether a shuttle is transporting mere cargo or important officials. Equipped with hyperdrives, Lambda shuttles arecapable of transporting passengers or material between different fleets and star systems.

Comments: Variations exist where Darth Vader and the Royal Guard appear on different sides within the display bubble. Vader sometimes appears on the left, sometimes on the right.

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2006 European Saga Collection SAGA-038 Darth Vader Bespin Confession

2006 European Saga Collection 038 Darth Vader Bespin Confession

Description: Darth Vader has sinister plans to use Cloud City’s carbon-freeze chamber. Reluctant to try this crude process on the Emperor’s prize, Luke Skywalker, Vader decides to test it first on Han Solo. The process works, and although Luke finds his way into the chamber, Vader’s plans fail as Luke escapes and confronts him in heated lightsaber combat. At the end of this dramatic battle, Vader confesses to Luke the secret that has burned within him: He is indeed Luke’s father!

Comments: This is the European stickered version of Saga 038, with European language sticker covering the back and a European insert viewable from the bottom

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2006 Canadian Saga Collection Heroes and Villains 1 of 12 Darth Vader

2006 Saga Canadian Collection Heroes and Villains 1 of 12 Darth Vader

Description: Giving up everyone and everything he cares about, Anakin falls to the dark side. Encased in the black armor that will come to strike fear throughout the galaxy, he is no longer Anakin Skywalker – he is now Darth Vader.

Comments: This comes from the Canadian release of the 12 figure Heroes and Villains set, and includes English, French and Spanish languages. A bit harder to come by, but a good addition to any collection.

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2006 US Saga Collection Ultimate Galactic Hunt SAGA-013 Darth Vader

2006 US Saga Collection Ultimate Galactic Hunt Darth Vader front

Description: The Dark Lord of the Sith is obsessed with finding the young Rebel who destroyed the Death Star. Vader and his master are certain that this boy is the offspring of Anakin Skywalker. Following up on a probe droid lead, Vader quickly identifies the Rebel base on Hoth but arrives too late, as the last of the Rebels flee Echo Base in the Millennium Falcon.

Comments: This is from the variant set of “chase” or limited release figures labeled “Ultimate Galactic Hunt”, and included silver highlighting on the card, a silver display stand and a silver hologram character seen from the rear.

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2005 Australian Saga Collection Hunt for the Millennium Falcon: Bounty Hunter Pack

2005 Australian Saga Collection Hunt for the Millennium Falcon Bounty Hunter Pack Front

Description: There can be no mistakes this time. Darth Vader, in a desperate search to find the elusive Millennium Falcon and her crew, has called a meeting with several of the galaxy’s most feared bounty hunters. They accept their orders to find and capture the crew of the Falcon alive and unharmed. No disintegrations! The task will be difficult, but the reward will be substantial.

Comments: This was a Previews Exclusive in the US market. It was not released as an exclusive in the Australian market, but the only place you could get it from was online retailer casefresh.com and it carried no “Previews” sticker. It was originally scheduled for release as a part of the “Original Trilogy Collection”, but it ended up as ’Saga Collection”. You can still see the OTC graphic partially obscured on the back. This is not a sticker, but is printed on the card.

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2006 UK Saga Collection Woolworths Exclusive Darth Vader

2006 UK Saga Collection Woolworths Exclusive Darth Vader

2006 UK Saga Collection Woolworths Exclusive Darth Vader 2006 UK Saga Collection Woolworths Exclusive Darth Vader back 2006 UK Saga Collection Woolworths Exclusive Darth Vader front detail

Description: This finest recreation of the iconic Star Wars villain is back with incredible detail as a tribute to Star Wars fans everywhere. Displayed in elements of the original packaging, it harkens back to the creation of Star Wars action figures, which began over 25 years ago with the Original Trilogy. May the Force be with you!

This was originally released as part of the 2004 Vintage Original Trilogy Collection.  Included this time is a front “Free and Exclusive at Woolworths” sticker, and different multilanguage text on the back. Even though this is essentially a reissue of the 2004 VOTC Vader, this is part of the 2006 Saga Collection.

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2006 Saga Collection 045 Darth Vader Battle of Endor

2006 Saga Collection 045 Darth Vader Battle of Endor

2006 Saga Collection 045 Darth Vader Battle of Endor 2006 Saga Collection 045 Darth Vader Battle of Endor back 2006 Saga Collection 045 Darth Vader Battle of Endor bottom

Description: Darth Vader is originally sent to prepare the new Death Star for the arrival of his Master, Emperor Palpatine. It is with great pleasure that he delivers Luke Skywalker into the presence of the Emperor. Ironically, it is Luke’s conviction that there is still good in him that allows him to turn his bitterness at the Emperor’s inevitable betrayal into a final, heroic act.

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2006 Saga Collection 13 Darth Vader Battle of Hoth

2006 Saga Collection 13 Darth Vader Battle of Hoth

2006 Saga Collection 13 Darth Vader Battle of Hoth 2006 Saga Collection 13 Darth Vader Battle of Hoth back 2006 Saga Collection 13 Darth Vader Battle of Hoth bottom

Description: The Dark Lord of the Sith is obsessed with finding the young Rebel who destroyed the Death Star. Vader and his master are certain that this boy is the offspring of Anakin Skywalker. Following up on a probe droid lead, Vader quickly identifies the Rebel base on Hoth but arrives too late, as the last of the Rebels flee Echo Base in the Millennium Falcon.

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2006 Saga Collection 038 Darth Vader Bespin Confession

2006 Saga Collection 038 Darth Vader Bespin Confession

2006 Saga Collection 038 Darth Vader Bespin Confession 2006 Saga Collection 038 Darth Vader Bespin Confession back 2006 Saga Collection 038 Darth Vader Bespin Confession bottom

Description: Darth Vader has sinister plans to use Cloud City’s carbon-freeze chamber. Reluctant to try this crude process on the Emperor’s prize, Luke Skywalker, Vader decides to test it first on Han Solo. The process works, and although Luke finds his way into the chamber, Vader’s plans fail as Luke escapes and confronts him in heated lightsaber combat. At the end of this dramatic battle, Vader confesses to Luke the secret that has burned within him: He is indeed Luke’s father!

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2006 Saga Collection Heroes and Villains 1 of 12 Darth Vader

2006 Saga Collection Heroes and Villains 1 of 12 Darth Vader

2006 Saga Collection Heroes and Villains 1 of 12 Darth Vader 2006 Saga Collection Heroes and Villains 1 of 12 Darth Vader Back 2006 Saga Collection Heroes and Villains 1 of !2 Darth Vader Bottom

Description: Giving up everyone and everything he cares about, Anakin falls to the dark side. Encased in the black armor that will come to strike fear throughout the galaxy, he is no longer Anakin Skywalker – he is now Darth Vader.

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