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    Talking VOTC Darth Vader

    What can I say. I have just recieved my 2 VOTC Darth Vaders this morning.
    The overall sculpt of the figure is amazing and well detailed when looking at him on the the card and his 2 lightsabers are on the left hand side of the bubble. This is the Darth Vader I have always wanted.
    Out of card(this is why I got 2) it is mind blowing.

    The paintwork is 10 times better than on recent vader figures. Just the right amount of variation between the armor and the leather. His chest plate is two toned as it should be, however hasbro has used a darker, duller silver colouring (almost gun metal grey)instead of the silver on previous outings. It comes across a hell of a lot better than the throne room duel attempt.

    Articulation is amazing. This is the first vader with a ball jointed neck, so he can now bow his head when on his knees, communicating with the emperor. It is very similar to the comtech stormtrooper where it is attached to his torso and the helmet is not affected by the joint at all.
    His arms can be placed in a number of positions with the ball jointed shoulders, gauntlets and elbow(His elbows are like the Luke jabbas palace figure and have the same problem if you are too rough when posing, that they fall right off. They do slot straight back on but, I would have thought that the joints would be stronger from previous comments made about them and a safety point of view.)but this figure should keep most diorama builders and vader fans happy as he can be put in to many fighting or neutral poses.
    His legs have standard articulation in to the torso as well as ball jointed knees. What may have improved the legs would have been the inclusion of ankle joints, but this might have made the boots a little bulky.

    His outer cape is fixed at his neck at the back of the figure, so can't be removed without popping the figure. The material is like the death star clash vaders but a little lighter in weight and twice as big. This can be manipulated to hang over his shoulders or just hang in all its glory without the crappy look of the previous vader capes.
    His inner robe is also the same material as the outer one and this is attached by a seperate belt feature which has a cod piece attached to it made from a soft plyable plastic that allows vader to sit without any problems.
    Finally, this figure comes with a red lightsaber with a perminantly attached hilt and a bladeless hilt(The lightsaber hilt has a peg on the side of it that slots into a hole on vaders belt.)

    Overall...it is a **** on figure worth the 10 I paid for it. I think the only addition I would have loved to see would have been a two part removable helmet, if only so that I never have to buy another Darth vader figure in my life again. I have more vaders than stormtroopers and if this figure had come out 9 years ago...I would have a lot more money.
    Last edited by B_C; 07-29-2004 at 11:19 AM.

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    Re: VOTC Darth Vader

    Makes me want my order from EE right now. Thanks for the review on this one
    thanks Chux Turbo LBC Bobafrett Mtriv73 Rjarvis JF96 JT JMG FB Rogue2 Tycho Slicker Deoxy Caesar JontheJedi JJReason Brandon Solo JMS UK for great deals.
    SSG Pro Football Pick em and Bowl Pick em Champ 2006. 2007 NCAA Bracket Champ
    #24 - Gone but not forgotten

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    Re: VOTC Darth Vader

    How soon before we start seeing these in stores? This figure sounds way to sweet! Thanks for the post.
    "He's no good to me dead."

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    Re: VOTC Darth Vader

    I don't know exactly when they are going to be available at retail, I guess its a case of keep your eyes and ears open. I bought mine from here and got them delivered the next day

  5. #5

    Re: VOTC Darth Vader

    Thanks for the link!
    "He's no good to me dead."

  6. #6

    Re: VOTC Darth Vader

    I know my case is slated for AUgust delivery, so look for it around then IMFETTUP
    thanks Chux Turbo LBC Bobafrett Mtriv73 Rjarvis JF96 JT JMG FB Rogue2 Tycho Slicker Deoxy Caesar JontheJedi JJReason Brandon Solo JMS UK for great deals.
    SSG Pro Football Pick em and Bowl Pick em Champ 2006. 2007 NCAA Bracket Champ
    #24 - Gone but not forgotten

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    Re: VOTC Darth Vader

    Thanks, KID. I'll be keeping my eyes open. You mentioned case. What is the case assortment then? I'm a little upset that I haven't been able to get Luke as of yet. I'm guessing that he is now showing up in even numbers with the first three? Do you expect you'll be getting all four in the case come August?
    "He's no good to me dead."

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    Re: VOTC Darth Vader

    thanks Chux Turbo LBC Bobafrett Mtriv73 Rjarvis JF96 JT JMG FB Rogue2 Tycho Slicker Deoxy Caesar JontheJedi JJReason Brandon Solo JMS UK for great deals.
    SSG Pro Football Pick em and Bowl Pick em Champ 2006. 2007 NCAA Bracket Champ
    #24 - Gone but not forgotten

  9. #9

    Re: VOTC Darth Vader

    Thanks for the review.

    I was considering doing a head swap with the Throne Room Vader from the Saga line so I could make the perfect removable helmet Vader. Is that even possible with this figure?

    This is definitely one I will be buying doubles of.

  10. #10

    Re: VOTC Darth Vader

    A removable helmet head swap isn't possible on this one because of the way its neck connects to the mask and helmet. You would have to do a major cutting job on the mask to keep the articulation. It may be possible to remove the neck joint from the body, but you would lose the abillity to look up and down. If we wait long enough, I think we will get ripped off for a removable helmet version in the episode three collection.

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