Posts Tagged Episode 5 The Empire Strikes Back

2010 Mexican Vintage Collection Saga Legends SL06 Running Change Darth Vader

2010 Mexican Vintage Collection Saga Legends SL06 Running Change Darth Vader front

Description: Vader is obsessed with finding the young Rebel who destroyed the Death Star, believing him to be the offspring of Anakin Skywalker. Following up on a probe droid lead, Vader identifies the Rebel base on Hoth but arrives too late, as the last of the Rebels flee Echo Base.

Comments: This is described as a running change variant, where different figure is swapped for the original production figure part way through a production run. Compare to the first SL06 Vader. This example was produced for the Mexican market, as evidenced by the language sticker on the front of the card.

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2012 US Movie Heroes MH20 Darth Vader

2012 US Movie Heroes MH20 Darth Vader Front

Description: Darth Vader is a master of the Lightsaber. Many years have passed since the Sith Lord has fought someone who can wield the legendary weapon of the Jedi and the Sith. Calling upon his powerful connection with the Force, Vader ignites his Lightsaber to battle young Luke Skywalker.

Comments: Includes Light-up Lightsaber blade, activated by a push-button belt buckle.

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2012 US Movie Heroes MH06 Darth Vader

2012 US Movie Heroes MH06 Darth Vader front

Darth Vader is the evil and much feared military leader of the Galactic Empire. He seeks to bring young Luke Skywalker over to the dark side. As the two battle on a precarious outer walkway on Bespin, Vader reveals a shocking secret that shatters Luke’s world.

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2010 Canadian Vintage Collection VC08 Darth Vader with corrected Boba Fett offer sticker

2010 Canadian Vintage Collection VC08 Darth Vader with corrected Boba Fett offer sticker front

Description: Celebrate the legendary Star Wars saga that changed the universe forever by taking us to a galaxy far, far away! Iconic Star Wars heroes and villains are captured with incredible detail and premium features. May the Force be with you!

Comments: This the same as the first Canadian VC08 Darth Vader, but with a corrected “Boba Fett” offer sticker. The first sticker offered customers a “Bobba Fett”.

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2010 US Vintage Collection VC08 Darth Vader Alternate Cardback

2010 US Vintage Collection VC08 Darth Vader Alternate Cardback  back

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: With the offerless cardback comes a change on the back of the card. Figures have been moved in front of the cards and a line to collect these figures has been added.

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2007 US 30th Anniversary Collection Saga Legends Darth Vader

2007 US 30th Anniversary Collection Saga Legends Darth Vader front

Description: Vader is obsessed with finding the young Rebel who destroyed the Death Star, believing him to the the offspring of Anakin Skywalker. Following up on a probe droid lead, Vader identifies the Rebel base on Hoth but arrives too late, as the last of the Rebels flee echo base.

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2002 Japanese Star Wars Saga 02-30 Darth Vader Bespin Duel

2002 Japanese Star Wars Saga 02-30 Darth Vader Bespin Duel front

Description: The evil and much feared imperial commander, Darth Vader seeks to bring young Luke Skywalker over to the dark side. As they do battle on a precarious outer walkway on Bespin, Vader reveals a shocking secret that shatters Luke’s world.

Comments: This is the Japanese stickered version. Compare to the Canadian and European stickered versions.

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2010 Canadian Vintage Collection VC08 Darth Vader

2010 Canadian Vintage Collection VC08 Darth Vader front right

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: This is the Canadian packaging variation, with multilanguage text on the front and rear plus a multilanguage “Bobba Fett” offer sticker.

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2010 US Vintage Collection Saga Legends SL06 Running Change Darth Vader

2010 US Vintage Collection Saga Legends SL06 Running Change Darth Vader front left

Description: Vader is obsessed with finding the young Rebel who destroyed the Death Star, believing him to be the offspring of Anakin Skywalker. Following up on a probe droid lead, Vader identifies the Rebel base on Hoth but arrives too late, as the last of the Rebels flee Echo Base.

Comments: This is described as a running change variant, where different figure is swapped for the original production figure part way through a production run. Compare to the first SL06 Vader.

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2005 US Revenge of the Sith Target Exclusive Darth Vader Figure and Cup

2005 US Revenge of the Sith Target Exclusive Darth Vader Figure and Cup front left

Comments: Darth Vader confronts Luke Skywalker in a lightsaber duel in the Cloud City of Bespin. Vader wins the battle when he ruthlessly severs Luke’s right hand. Then Vader reveals a devastating secret: that Vader is, in fact, Luke’s own father, and that he plans to turn Luke to the dark side so they can rule the galaxy together.

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