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PostSubject: Darth Vader Figure Variants Thread   Thu Dec 24, 2009 4:45 am

I have started this thread for people to add pictures and share info regarding the immense amount of Darth Vader Variants that are available.

Hopefully in the next year we can have a discussion thread for each figure Smile


Darth Vader - Hong Kong COO, Flat Tip Saber Transition,

Additional Points - Standard Issue, commonly found variant,









Darth Vader - Clipper Scared Hong Kong COO, Mushroom Tip Saber Transition,

Additional Points - This Vader can be found with the Dutch Mailer Offer










Darth Vader - No COO, Raised Bar, Early Saber with DD letters on the Hilt

Additional Points - Shinny Finish, Wider Stance, Larger Cape, Subtle differences in the chest and face mold.







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PostSubject: Re: Darth Vader Figure Variants Thread   Thu Dec 24, 2009 8:34 am

ive got a couple of variants my self , but what i should really do is take pic's of the sabers and see how many are fake
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PostSubject: Re: Darth Vader Figure Variants Thread   Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:52 pm

Toptoys

Lili Ledy


4 different Hong Kongs'






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PostSubject: Re: Darth Vader Figure Variants Thread   Tue Jan 05, 2010 12:03 am

My other 5:






There are more I don't have, I would like a Takara (Japan)& a Taiwan (not 'made in Taiwan')
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PostSubject: Re: Darth Vader Figure Variants Thread   Tue Mar 16, 2010 8:10 pm




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PostSubject: Re: Darth Vader Figure Variants Thread   Tue Mar 16, 2010 8:35 pm

UZAY Vader


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PostSubject: Re: Darth Vader Figure Variants Thread   Wed Mar 17, 2010 2:47 am

Ooh i like this thread, very informative Smile

Hey nice Uzay Vader John, looks sweet beside the Blue Star Smile


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PostSubject: Re: Darth Vader Figure Variants Thread   Fri Mar 19, 2010 9:28 pm

here ya go my u85 clipper vader.tank this is for you bud. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Darth Vader Figure Variants Thread   Sat Mar 20, 2010 2:14 am

Cheers Dan.
Nice figure btw.
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PostSubject: Re: Darth Vader Figure Variants Thread   Sat Mar 20, 2010 11:18 am

thank's bro cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Darth Vader Figure Variants Thread   Fri Jun 10, 2011 8:09 am

aussiejames wrote:
My other 5:


Another great thread I hadn't seen, Is your first the same COO as the Ledy?

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PostSubject: Re: Darth Vader Figure Variants Thread   Fri Jun 10, 2011 8:21 am

slight alignment difference Scott.
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PostSubject: Re: Darth Vader Figure Variants Thread   Fri Jun 10, 2011 8:45 am

aussiejames wrote:
slight alignment difference Scott.

Did Meccano release a Vader, What Coo does that Have?
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PostSubject: Re: Darth Vader Figure Variants Thread   Fri Jun 10, 2011 9:26 am

Here's 2 scar coo variants, anyone got any ideas?



Figure on the right is the H scar coo, PBP Tri-Logo.

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PostSubject: Re: Darth Vader Figure Variants Thread   Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:24 am

anybody that can tell me the differences between a normal kenner vader and a toptoys and takara one.
this to spot them on ebay or conventions.
pics would help thanks cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Darth Vader Figure Variants Thread   Sun Jul 24, 2011 1:17 pm

Like to add this two vader clipper figures

quote="snaggletooth"]starwizz where did you get your clipper vader, did you get it from a card or baggie? I asked this question here
http://www.imperialgunneryforum.com/t223-darth-vader-figure-variants-thread[/quote]

did manage to take a picture of the one in baggie
the other vader did came also out of a clipper baggie with no text











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PostSubject: Re: Darth Vader Figure Variants Thread   Thu Aug 04, 2011 4:59 pm

starwizz wrote:
Like to add this two vader clipper figures

quote="snaggletooth"]starwizz where did you get your clipper vader, did you get it from a card or baggie? I asked this question here
http://www.imperialgunneryforum.com/t223-darth-vader-figure-variants-thread

did manage to take a picture of the one in baggie phew
the other vader did came also out of a clipper baggie with no text









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Thanks starwizz, that means I have 2 Clipper variants Very Happy Have your 2 got the same chest detail and are they the same as any of mine pictured a few posts up?
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PostSubject: Re: Darth Vader Figure Variants Thread   Sat Mar 17, 2012 6:39 am

The two clippers I got have larger feet. A buddy told me they should have, also I read this about a year ago.
Are this common for more varaiants like PBP, Lili Ledy?
(Sorry about the url, I've noticed my pictures pop up like 5-6 of them in google everytime I do a search.)

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PostSubject: Re: Darth Vader Figure Variants Thread   Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:20 pm

Hello & happy to be a member here.

Maybe you guys can give me an idea on rarity & more info on this Darth Vader figure.

It has a Rubber head, smaller chest buttons, smaller belt buckle. Has a Hong Kong Coo.




Help is appreciated.

Thanks,

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PostSubject: Re: Darth Vader Figure Variants Thread   Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:38 am

welcome June. Rarity is subjective- nothing is really rare ( the Takara is harder to find & Taiwan only etc.. ) I'm not sure what you mean by rubber head.
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PostSubject: Re: Darth Vader Figure Variants Thread   Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:51 am

aussiejames wrote:
welcome June. Rarity is subjective- nothing is really rare ( the Takara is harder to find & Taiwan only etc.. ) I'm not sure what you mean by rubber head.

Well this is the only vader I have so I can't compare to another. But the head on this vader is made from a very solid rubber. I checked guides for different head sculpts but nothing comes up. I bought this on eBay just hoping its not fake. head bang

Below is the link to the auction I won:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/160811725466?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649#ht_2660wt_689

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PostSubject: Re: Darth Vader Figure Variants Thread   Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:05 am

The seller is reliable,( don't worry about it being fake ) most heads are a hard rubber vs a hard plastic that torsos are made of. Don't get to concerned with rarity or where a figure came from or what cardback it was released on or trying to give it a 'label' you will drive yourself crazy Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Darth Vader Figure Variants Thread   Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:12 am

This Vader/saber variant is consistant with the type that was released on many ESB cardbacks.

Jedi_june wrote:
Hello & happy to be a member here.

Maybe you guys can give me an idea on rarity & more info on this Darth Vader figure.

It has a Rubber head, smaller chest buttons, smaller belt buckle. Has a Hong Kong Coo.




Help is appreciated.

Thanks,

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PostSubject: Re: Darth Vader Figure Variants Thread   Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:57 pm

I could do with some expert advice on identifying this coo variant. I believe him to be a Clipper as he has larger feet than his hong kong counterparts. He is very glossy in appearance, his chest plate and belt buckle detail is smaller and the detailing either side of the buckle is also smaller, a bit like on a ledy but he doesn't have ledy hands. The copyright symbol and the G.M.F.G.L 1977 is very large and the the second G is scarred and also the bottom of the 9 is missing. The coo scar has a visible H but no other letters. It looks to me very much like coo #8 in Wolffs guide. the saber i believe to be genuine but i have my doubts about the cape, its very long (which is correct) but its also quite thick and is quite rough on one side with a kind of leather like imprint on it, the other side is farly smooth but it doesn't make a zipping sound. The armholes are nice and tight, its just the texture and thickness that gives me cause for doubt. Did Clipper produce thicker more textured capes?

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Any thoughts or help would be greatly appreciated.
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PostSubject: Re: Darth Vader Figure Variants Thread   Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:57 am

Hi Chris,
i would say that your Vader is the same as the Clipper variant shown in the photos at the top of this page.
Your cape ia also original, it is usually called the "Roguse/Leathery" textured cape.
Cape can be found on Clipper and sometimes also called PBP roguse cape.
I would say that you have a Clipper from a "No text baggie"
It also looks like your cape is an "Error cut cape"
If you look carefully at the bottom edges, about 1 inch from the bottom,
you should notice a very small step in the cut.
Your Vader is in very nice condition.
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