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31" Darth Vader
« on: August 20, 2013, 09:28 PM »
Man, I had no idea where to post about this, it's such a bizarre yet awesome item, but doesn;t really fit into a defined category.

But I finally saw the new JAKKS Pacific 31" Vader figure tonight at Walmart of all places, and damn that thing is impressive in person. I spent a long time on that aisle trying to figure out how I was going to be able to walk out without buying that, and after mentally rationalizing the price ("Hey, it's less than a dollar an inch!") and figuring out the biggest hurdle, where I would put it, I finally caved. For $29.97 it was just too hard to pass up. Seven points of articulation...

I heard a few snickers from people in the checkout line, but f em, this thing is crazy badass. Check it out!
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Re: 31" Darth Vader
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2013, 07:33 AM »
My daughter with Vader

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Re: 31" Darth Vader
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2013, 09:25 AM »
Awesome! I love this thing, snuck him in the house late last night and will surprise my daughters with it this evening.

They gotta do a Boba Fett now!
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Re: 31" Darth Vader
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2013, 11:45 PM »
Saw these and had no idea it was news.  Saw them last week...  I'm out of the loop on things outside Hasbro anymore.  ::)

I figured, oh well, it's something else...  :)  It is kinda neat.
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Re: 31" Darth Vader
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2013, 12:18 PM »
I picked one of these up today, and for $30 I really dig it. There was really no good rationale for getting it- it may end up a birthday present for the nephew, or it may just take up residence in a corner of the basement. The price and size just made it too hard to resist.

I also would love to see a stormtrooper and fett. That would be enough though!

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Re: 31" Darth Vader
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2013, 01:49 PM »
There are 3 clones coming out too.... 501st, Shock Trooper and Cody
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Re: 31" Darth Vader
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2013, 09:57 PM »
I bought one, pretty awesome. Ending up giving it to my nephew since I got him all the other 30 inch figures but may have to grab another for myself.
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Re: 31" Darth Vader
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2013, 11:28 AM »
My son is scared of these huge figures.  I have put Supes, Bats and now Vader in the shopping cart with him and he tries to trow them out of the cart.  LOL.

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Re: 31" Darth Vader
« Reply #8 on: October 5, 2013, 12:43 AM »
Costco now has an version that includes a "lit" saber plus electronics for sound effects and a couple quotes.

http://video.costco.com/v/1696550030/31-darth-vader-toys-jakks/

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Re: 31" Darth Vader
« Reply #9 on: October 5, 2013, 09:01 AM »
Oh snap! Don't care about the noises but the swappable saber hand is a must have. I hope it's not too late to return my old one. Great find!
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Re: 31" Darth Vader
« Reply #10 on: October 7, 2013, 01:42 PM »
Can someone (ok, Jeff) who has seen these at CostCo confirm the price? Are they $29.99 like the Walmart version?

I really want to see this in person to figure out what the heck they did with his belt. The original has the saber hilt firmly attached to his belt. Since he doesn't wield two lightsabers, I am hoping they went back and resculpted that belt.
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Re: 31" Darth Vader
« Reply #11 on: October 7, 2013, 02:20 PM »
Yes, $29.99. Belt is retooled.
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Re: 31" Darth Vader
« Reply #12 on: October 7, 2013, 10:52 PM »
I really want to see this in person to figure out what the heck they did with his belt. The original has the saber hilt firmly attached to his belt. Since he doesn't wield two lightsabers, I am hoping they went back and resculpted that belt.

Sorry for the phone pic, didn't turn out as well as I had hoped...

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Re: 31" Darth Vader
« Reply #13 on: October 8, 2013, 08:55 AM »
Thanks guys! I will be hunting this down this weekend. Should be fun trying to get my other one back into the original packaging to return it...
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Re: 31" Darth Vader
« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2013, 10:45 AM »
The Costco version is $42.91 shipped without a membership.

http://video.costco.com/v/1696550030/31-darth-vader-toys-jakks/

Thanks to JesseVader08 for the link!

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