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Offline JesseVader08

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Retooled Vader on Green Card
« on: March 2, 2006, 11:48 AM »
Any of you guys out there track down this version of Darth Vader?  It was the "retooled" variant that originally appeared in the SOTE 2-Pack with Prince Xizor and repackaged on a green card with the hologram. 

My quest for documenting all of the Darth Vader variants (and eventually acquiring them) has led me to this bad boy.  My understanding is he's tricky to find.

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Re: Retooled Vader on Green Card
« Reply #1 on: March 2, 2006, 11:08 PM »
I saw one labeled as a retooled vader on ebay go for 120+ earlier this week and one I had my eye on went off today for 40 but it was not as well labeled.  I have yet to get one but I know several people who've got it.   They pop up on ebay all the time but its got a big demand so they can get pretty pricey.  I believe i'm watching another one right now on there.  I'm looking to get mine for about $20.  Beware of people claiming their vaders to be the retooled vader, the easiest way to tell in auctions with bad pics is how high the lightsaber is packaged.  That and the cape are the big signs.  Good luck

Edit:  Also have fun finding the different bubble variants of this guy.  I've got the collection 3 green card vader with square bubble but havent gotten the collection 1 with stand up bubble yet.  Both of those are pretty tough.  they are probably more rare than the retooled but the retooled just has a higher demand.  I just got a europen trilogo vader on an orange card with a stand up bubble this week off ebay.  If you ever have a question about a vader variant Darth Jaxx is the man to ask.  He's on potf2, RS, and wampas cave and has a great vader focus with a goal of getting every variation on every datestamp they were produced (CRAZY)
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Re: Retooled Vader on Green Card
« Reply #2 on: March 3, 2006, 12:33 AM »
I saw one labeled as a retooled vader on ebay go for 120+ earlier this week and one I had my eye on went off today for 40 but it was not as well labeled. 

I was watching that one today as well and I was surprised it still went for $40 since it was just described as a "variant".

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If you ever have a question about a vader variant Darth Jaxx is the man to ask.  He's on potf2, RS, and wampas cave and has a great vader focus with a goal of getting every variation on every datestamp they were produced (CRAZY)

I just came across his collection on POTF2.com - it's absolutely mind boggling!

http://www.potf2.com/potj/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=2287&whichpage=3

I'll definitely be getting in touch with him to see if he has a list of all of the variants.  8)

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Re: Retooled Vader on Green Card
« Reply #3 on: March 3, 2006, 11:48 PM »
I'll definitely be getting in touch with him to see if he has a list of all of the variants.  8)

If you get a list would you see if he minds sharing it with the rest of us?

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Re: Retooled Vader on Green Card
« Reply #4 on: March 3, 2006, 11:59 PM »
I'll definitely pass on any info I get.

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Re: Retooled Vader on Green Card
« Reply #5 on: March 4, 2006, 04:06 PM »
Here are the variants i know of off the top of my head.
This is just the potf2 first vader

US version
red card long saber
red card short saber long tray
red card short saber
red card short saber with hologram sticker (RARE)
Green card col 1 with square bubble holosticker or not
Green card col 1 with Slant bubble holosticker or not (RARE)
Green card col 3 with square bubble holosticker or not (RARE)
Green card col 3 with Slant bubble holosticker or not
Green card col 3 with SOTE pose vader Slant bubble holo sticker or not(RARE)
Green card FF with Slant bubble

UK Trilogo
Red card long saber
Red card long saber THX(RARE)
Red card short saber long tray
Red card short saber
Red card short saber THX (RARE)
Red card short saber Slanted bubble (RARE)

Canadian trilogo (square card)
Red card long saber
Red card short saber long tray
Red card short saber
Red card short saber slanted bubble (RARE)

Italian (guerre stellari)
Red card long saber
Red card short saber long tray
Red card short saber
Red card short saber slanted bubble (I THINK and RARE if so)

Japanese
Red card long saber GREY ARMOR VADER (RAREST POTF2 figure)
Red card long saber
Red card long saber THX (RARE)
Red card short saber long tray
Red card short saber
Red card short saber THX (RARE)
Red card short saber slanted bubble (RARE)
green card
green card THX (RARE, pretty sure it exists)

I'm pretty sure i missed some but theres a starting point lol

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Re: Retooled Vader on Green Card
« Reply #6 on: March 4, 2006, 04:24 PM »
 :D

That is a beautiful list! 

JD's variation guru has listed the following in our POTF2 Variation Checklist, which I'll need to compare to your list.  His are all US carded.  Note this is for the basic Vader, obviously not the retooled Vader.

pe = production error
ob = old bubble
nb = new bubble


Orange Card:
Note: Darth Vader has been reported as having a dull or shiny lightsaber hilt.
___ .00, short saber/short tray
Variations:
___ .00, long saber/long tray
___ .00, short saber/long tray (transition tray)
Errors in Manufacturing:
___ .00, micro saber/short tray
___ .00, micro short saber/short tray
With Holofoil Sticker (Unreleased Prototype)
___ .00

Green Card:
___ .01, Col. 1, holo, ob, ss/st
___ .01, Col. 1, holo, nb, ss/st
___ .02, Col. 3, holo, ob, ss/st
___ .02, Col. 3, holo, first new bubble (standard slanted nb), ss/st
___ .02, Col. 3, holo, first nb, ss/st – “Exclusively on Showtime” sticker (rare!)
___ .02, Col. 3, no holo, first nb, ss/st, no foot stamps
___ .02, Col. 3, no holo, first nb, ss/st, both feet stamped
___ .02, Col. 3, holo, 2nd nb (has foot depressions), saber is higher, SOTE 2-Pack pose
___ .01, Col. 1, holo, ob, micro saber/short tray (pe)
___ .01, Col. 1, holo, nb, micro saber/short tray (pe)
___ .02, Col. 3, holo, ob, micro saber/short tray (pe)
___ .02, Col. 3, no holo, first nb, ss/st, no foot stamps, no red dot on chest (pe)
___ .02, Col. 3, no holo, first nb, ss/st, no foot stamps, right eye is silver (pe)

Freeze Frame:
___ .03, Col. 3, 4 digit, ss/st
___ .03, Col. 3, 5 digit, ss/st
___ .03, Col. 3, 4 digit, micro saber/short tray (pe)
___ .03, Col. 3, 4 digit, ss/st, Darth Vader Removeable Helmet frame and slide (pe)

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Re: Retooled Vader on Green Card
« Reply #7 on: March 4, 2006, 04:50 PM »
Canadian trilogo (square card)
Red card short saber long tray

This variation is one of the ones I'm most interested in.  It's well known to exist on US cards, but there seems to be a lot of confusion whether the CDN one has ever been found.  If so, I'd love to get my hands on it.  :)

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Re: Retooled Vader on Green Card
« Reply #8 on: March 5, 2006, 04:22 PM »
From my Sam’s Club Exclusive 3 pack. Short saber long tray.


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Re: Retooled Vader on Green Card
« Reply #9 on: March 5, 2006, 04:51 PM »
Hey that's cool, I totally forgot about those 3-packs.  Was Sam's Club the only one to get those?  I assume they would have gotten US cards.

Want to sell it?  ;D

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Re: Retooled Vader on Green Card
« Reply #10 on: March 5, 2006, 04:57 PM »
Hey that's cool, I totally forgot about those 3-packs.  Was Sam's Club the only one to get those?  I assume they would have gotten US cards.

Want to sell it?  ;D

Yep, US card.

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Re: Retooled Vader on Green Card
« Reply #11 on: March 5, 2006, 05:57 PM »
Back when I was into variatons, I did track this down and I believe I got it for fifiteen bucks from a comic book shop.
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Re: Retooled Vader on Green Card
« Reply #12 on: March 6, 2006, 10:20 AM »
DSJ I cant really tell from the pic but it actually doesnt look like the ss/lt vader but a microsaber short saber/short tray vader.  If so thats a cool piece.  I've got 2 microsaber vaders but both of mine are on green cards.  As far as production errors like that are concerned i didnt include them in my list as I know of wayyyyyy to many lol. 

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Re: Retooled Vader on Green Card
« Reply #13 on: March 6, 2006, 01:52 PM »
I agree - I think of the microsaber as more like an error than a variant.  However, I'm sure I'll eventually try and track down one of those too.  ::) ;)

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Re: Retooled Vader on Green Card
« Reply #14 on: March 6, 2006, 02:11 PM »
Microsabers can be found for cheap on ebay BUT thats only usually the case when the seller does not list it as such or doesnt know.  I have seen plenty on ebay that have not been listed or been listed as shorter than normal and some as ss/lt figures.  As far as micro saber errors go I have the following:

Micro long saber buff luke with GOLD grappling hook on trilogo card (one of my favorites)
one OC ben with micro short saber
one OC luke x-wing micro long saber(one of the hardest to find and his sabers look like micros when they are not a lot of times)
two green card vaders one with holo and one without
one micro gun luke (floppy hat luke)
and i think i have a micro gun aura sing POTJ fig

The 2 vaders I have are actually pretty hard to tell as they are not TOO much shorter than normal.  DSJs is much more noticeable as mine are taped a little higher so its got space in the bottom and top of the tray.