Sideshow Collectibles recently sent me their badass 1/6th scale collectible action figure for Darth Vader from Star Wars: Rogue One to review, so I happily obliged! I'm not going to turn down the opportunity to review an incredible Darth Vader action figure, and this thing is amazing!
This is seriously the ultimate Darth Vader collectible and any hardcore Star Wars fan who collects toys would just throw their money at it to get it. I did an unboxing video review for it that you can watch below. A few people didn't want me to open it or take it out of the box, and as much as I don't want to I have to so that I can actually review it and play with it.
I'll be honest, it's actually kind of refreshing to open it up and play with it a bit! That's all part of the joy of getting a new toy! Sure, the value of it goes down, but holding the Darth Vader figure in your hands and actually feeling the material and getting a close look at all the details is so worth it.
Hot Toys and Sideshow put a lot of work and effort into creating these figures; it would be a shame if no one ever took them out of the box! But I completely understand not doing that, and I have a ton of figures that I've spent money on that have never been opened.
Anyway, these guys did a spectacular job creating this figure for Darth Vader. It stands at 35 cm tall and has a body with over 30 points of articulation. It also comes with nine interchangeable hands with different dynamics. Vader comes complete with his finely detailed lightsaber and his function belt that actually has an LED light-up function.
The newly designed suit and armor on Vader is tailored to fit the figure perfectly, and it comes with the black cloak that I forgot about until I tried taking the figure out of the box, and it was kinda stuck. It's at that moment I realized that this is the first Hot Toys or Sideshow figure that I own that has a cape because I clearly didn't know what I was doing when I was taking it out of the box.
This is the ultimate Darth Vader collectible, and if you haven't ordered one yet then you missed out on something special. I wouldn't worry, though. I'm sure they'll make another Darth Vader figure! Below the video you'll find a collection of photos I took of the figure.
Darth Vader returns in force this year with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story! The epic space saga film takes place just before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope, a time when the Galactic Empire is at the peak of its power, whereas the fledgling Rebel Alliance plots to thwart the Empire's plan to build a moon-sized battle station. As the Emperor's top enforcer and the symbol of the Empire's reign of terror, Lord Vader will crush the Rebels by any means necessary.
While fans worldwide are holding their breath to experience the new film, Sideshow and Hot Toys are here to unleash the power of the Dark Side with the new sixth scale Darth Vader collectible figure!
The movie-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted featuring a newly developed body and armor, a new highly polished helmet sculpt, a sophisticatedly tailored and delicately textured costume, a utility belt with LED lights, a lightsaber hilt, and a Death Star theme figure stand.