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Re: Sideshow 12" Darth Vader
« Reply #45 on: September 14, 2008, 04:24 PM »
The real trick, is that when you DO use your points to partial purchase something, that item becomes INELIGIBLE for the points it would be worth if you hadn't used your points :)

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Re: Sideshow 12" Darth Vader
« Reply #46 on: September 26, 2008, 05:53 PM »
I went a head and put myself on the Wait list for the Dark Lord. Both were sold out so I'm on the list for both the exclusive and the regular... I'll have to pay attention so I remember to cancel one of them. I was originally hesitant with the outrageous price point but I finally caved. I haven't been buying as much Hasbro stuff lately, the Stargate lines I collect are dying down and may be cancelled, and I don't really collect much else other than that so I think I can swing it. I only have three Star Wars Sideshows at this point. I've got Maul and Qui-Gon who make a nice pair. And I had to buy Old Ben Kenobi when he came out. I figured that Vader makes a perfect companion piece for him.
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Re: Sideshow 12" Darth Vader
« Reply #47 on: October 14, 2008, 10:31 AM »
With this kind of evolution in 12 inches action figures, Sideshow would make a Rotj Vader with removable helmet in 2 parts. The stormtrooper is very cool, an evolution that will be considered to build a new sculpt of a 3 3/4 inches one.

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Re: Sideshow 12" Darth Vader
« Reply #48 on: June 11, 2009, 02:47 AM »


New pictures of the Sideshow Darth Vader have been posted on the front page. Check it.  :)

I was about to cancel my order on this as I'm about out of money, and I need to start saving more so I can move out of Colorado in the near future, but after seeing this I can't bring myself to do it. These pictures are of the production model not the prototype. Good ****. This looks to be one of the best figures they have ever done, and it looks like it will go great with my Old Ben.  :)

I think I'll have to whip up a special mini-diorama for them to duel in...
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Re: Sideshow 12" Darth Vader
« Reply #49 on: June 11, 2009, 03:04 AM »
I'm with you, Ryan... I cannot wait to get my hands on this thing. I've got to decide if I'm going to pose it with Old Ben or Jedi Luke or a stormtrooper. Who am I kidding? I'll probably wear the joints out just playing with it. July can't get here soon enough. It'll be so awesome just to finally have a Darth Vader in a proper scale.
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Re: Sideshow 12" Darth Vader
« Reply #50 on: June 11, 2009, 03:09 AM »
It'll be so awesome just to finally have a Darth Vader in a proper scale.

I particularly liked this shot comparing the size of the Medicom Vader to the Sideshow one:

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Re: Sideshow 12" Darth Vader
« Reply #51 on: June 11, 2009, 09:27 AM »
Yeah, I've heard Medicom has some quality stuff - the Boba Fett looks perfect - but standing next to the proper scale, they just look ridiculous. I'm still picking through some of these photographs - I'm not sure how I feel about one of the tusks being flat black. I know it's screen accurate, but that might drive me nuts.
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Re: Sideshow 12" Darth Vader
« Reply #52 on: June 11, 2009, 09:32 AM »
I had never even noticed that before... Thanks for point it out, now I'll notice it every time I look at Vader. >:(
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Re: Sideshow 12" Darth Vader
« Reply #53 on: June 11, 2009, 01:44 PM »
Love this shot - looks just like the original movie promo image:



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Re: Sideshow 12" Darth Vader
« Reply #54 on: June 11, 2009, 01:50 PM »
Every time I look at these photos I want this figure more and more. Willpower fading.... must resist.....
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Re: Sideshow 12" Darth Vader
« Reply #55 on: June 11, 2009, 05:27 PM »

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Re: Sideshow 12" Darth Vader
« Reply #56 on: June 15, 2009, 06:53 PM »
I can't wait to get Darth Vader! He will be the first SS figure I get since Plo Koon.

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Re: Sideshow 12" Darth Vader
« Reply #57 on: June 15, 2009, 06:58 PM »
I've actually got Plo Koon in the mail headed my way. But yeah, I got my 18 day shipping notice from SSC today... I have never been this giddy for a SSC product. Vader looks stunning - sure, there are a few minor nitpicks, but this piece is just amazing.
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Re: Sideshow 12" Darth Vader
« Reply #58 on: June 15, 2009, 10:26 PM »
I tell you, seeing these pictures has me rethinking some of my sideshow collecting habits...

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Re: Sideshow 12" Darth Vader
« Reply #59 on: June 16, 2009, 12:06 AM »
I have most of the SSC 12" figs, and this one looks awesome, but I can't stomach the $125 price point.   :P
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