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2012 US Vintage Collection VC93 Darth Vader with Darth Maul offer sticker

2012 US Vintage Collection VC93 Darth Vader with Darth Maul offer sticker front

Description: Celebrate the legendary Star Wars saga that changed the universe forever! This collection brings to life the incredible story of good versus evil that captured our imagination and took us to a galaxy far, far away. Iconic Star Wars heroes and villains are captured with incredible detail and premium features to commemorate each epic tale in the Star Wars saga. May the Force be with you!

Comments: Compare to other Vintage Collection figures of Darth Vader including VC08 (Empire) and VC08 (Revenge).

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2003 US Star Wars Saga 03-32 Darth Vader Death Star Clash

2003 US Star Wars Saga 03-32 Darth Vader Death Star Clash

Description:  As the Galactic Civil War raged across the Empire, Darth Vader, the Dark Lord of the Sith, was tasked with discovering the location of the Rebel Alliance’s secret base. Vader captured Rebel operative Princess Leia Organa and had her tortured to reveal the location of the hidden fortress. Vader also sought technical plans stolen by the Rebels. These plans carried the complete schematics of the Empire’s most powerful weapon, the Death Star battle station. When a rescue team successfully liberated the princess, Vader found himself face to face with his former Master, Obi-Wan Kenobi. Vader defeated the aged Jedi Knight in a lightsaber duel.

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1999 European Power of the Force 2 Darth Vader with Interrogation Droid

1999 European Power of the Force 2 Darth Vader with Interrogation Droid front

Description: A generation has passed since young Anakin Skywalker began his epic journey as a Jedi appprentice… The evil Empire has destroyed all remnants of the Old Republic and cast a shadow of oppression over the entire galaxy. Amid the darkness, a simple farm boy named Luke Skywalker ignites  the resistant Rebel Alliance with the power of the Force to become the new hope for the restoration of the free galaxy!

Comments: European versions of the 1999 Power of the Force 2 figures included “CommTalk” chips rather than CommTech chips, allowing the characters to recite lines from the movies via the use of CommTech readers.
A Generation has passed since young Anakin Skywalker began his epic journey as a Jedi appprentice… The evil Empire as destroyed all remnants of the Old Republic and cast a shadow of oppression over the entire galaxy. Amid the darkness, a simple farm boy named Luke Skywalker ignites  the resistant Rebel Alliance with the power of the Force to become the new hope for the restoration of the free galaxy!

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2007 European Toys ‘R’ Us Exclusive 30th Anniversary Collection Clones and Commanders Gift Pack

2007 European Toys 'R' Us Exclusive Clones and Commanders Gift Pack front

Description: Commanders and their loyal clone troopers battle with courage and determination in battles that will determine the fate of the Republic!

  • Utapau Clone Trooper: On Utapau, Obi-Wan Kenobi leads a devision of clone troopers against the Separatist Droid Armies, all the while unaware that his troops owe their true allegiance to Palpatine
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi: Despite overwhelming odds, Obi-Wan Kenobi battles tirelessly throughout the Clone Wars to save the Republic from the Separatists, only to see it fall to Emperor Palpatine
  • Darth Vader: Anakin Skywalker encases himself in black armour and forsakes his former allies, transforming himself into Darth Vader  and heralding the rise of the Galactic Empire
  • Silver Sandtrooper: This limited edition figure celebrates the dedication and enthusiasm of the entire Star Wars fan community and commemorates thirty years of the Star Wars Experience
  • Yoda: The wise Jedi Master leads the Republic’s army to battle on the world of Kashyyyk
  • Elite Corps Clone Trooper: Yoda’s Elite Corps troopers bravely turn back hordes of invading droid forces threatening to overrun the beaches of Kashyyyk

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2011 US Target Exclusive Vintage Collection Special Action Figure Set Villain Set

2011 US Target Exclusive Vintage Collection Special Action Figure Set Villain Set front

Description: This band of evil enforcers tries to crush the rebellion against the Galactic Empire. Darth Vader, a onetime Jedi Knight, draws his vengeful powers from the dark side of the Force. Stormtroopers are the fearsome soldiers of the Empire who carry out a reign of terror among the worlds of the galaxy. The Death Squad Commander is the sinister guard of the powerful battle station, Death Star.

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2002 Mexican Convention Exclusive Power of the Jedi Silver Anniversary Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader: Final Duel

2002 Mexican Convention Exclusive Darth Vader vs Obi-Wan Kenobi Final Duel

Description: This 25th Anniversary Final Duel set, along with the 25th Anniversary Han Solo/Chewbacca, was an exclusive for the 2002 Mexican “Tercera Convencion”, a Star Wars Convention in Mexico City. Limited to only 120 numbered pieces and autographed by David Prowse, this is one of the rarest and most valuable Darth Vader pieces ever.

Photos courtesy of Jack G.

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2007 Canadian 30th Anniversary Collection 30-16 Darth Vader Ultimate Galactic Hunt

2007 Canadian 30th Anniversary Collection 30-16 Darth Vader Ultimate Galactic Hunt

Description: (from the back of the US card since the Canadian cardbacks were generic rather than character specific): Darth Vader has waited many years to confront his former master. But Obi-Wan has one last lesson for his former Padawan, the Force transcends time and space. As Vader witnesses Obi-Wan become one with the Force, his victory is bittersweet, for he is deprived of the satisfaction of seeing Kenobi’s lifeless body at his feet!

Species: Human, from the parched desert world of Tatooine
Status: The most powerful person in the Empire next to the Emperor
Weapon of Choice: Lightsaber and the power of the Force
Characteristics: Hungers for revenge on those who he feels betrayed him 

Comments: This is the Canadian version of the US carded figure. Both the US and Canadian figures had a subset of 12 which had gold highlights on the card and a gold coin rather than a standard silver coin.

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1997 European Power of the Force 2 Electronic Power F/X Darth Vader

1997 European Power of the Force 2 Electronic Power F/X Darth Vader

Description: To recreate the movie action as shown, interconnects with Power F/X Obi-Wan Kenobi figure for full lightsaber duel!

Comments: The back of the packaging becomes a backdrop, and the base interconnects with either the Power F/X Obi-Wan Kenobi or Luke Skywalker to recreate duels from A New Hope and Return of the Jedi

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1995 POTF2 Autographed 2001 Robo Chris Japan Tour Red Card Darth Vader with Lightsaber and Removable Cape

1995 POTF2 2001 Robo Chris Japan Tour Darth Vader with Lightsaber and Removable Cape

Comments: Robo Chris is/was a Japanese toy store which would invite different artists and actors for autograph sessions. This is an example of such a customized, autographed figure.

Photos courtesy of Jack G.

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1995 Brazilian POTF2 Red Card Darth Vader with Lightsaber and Removable Cape

1995 Brazilian POTF2 Red Card Darth Vader with Lightsaber and Removable Cape Front

Description: Expert pilot and hero, Darth Vader was almost killed in a confrontation with Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi and was forced to adopt his fearsome body armour. The evil Senator Palpatine made him commander of the Imperial fleet to destroy the Rebel Alliance. Only the Millenium Falcon’s last second interference prevented Vader from detroying Luke Skywalker’s Red-5 X-wing before it could deliver it’s deadly proton torpedo.

Comments: observe the front and rear Estrela stickers for the Brazilian market.

Photos courtesy of Jack G.

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