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    How many Vaders are there?

    So, who can riddle me this: how many Vader sculpts are there? How many different Vader cards are there? For that matter, how many Lukes? Hans? R2-D2s?

    I have virtually every figure, but, most are in boxes (apparently, my wife felt it was more important to have a nursery for the babies than it was to have a Star Wars room...hmmmph), so I can't get a count. But, I figure that 1) either someone has all their figures out and can get a count, or 2) someone's already done that...

    Anyways, just curious. Afterall, how many more Darth Vaders can they make?

    hjwii

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    There are more than one Billion Darth Vaders... ...no it's true, Hasbro and McDonalds are the only one's who can make the big "B" claim, they have sold more than one billion Darth Vaders world wide! LOL ok I'm JK

    Seriously though it's all relative. In this hobby it's impossible to count, don't believe me....here are some examples...

    Vintage carded?
    Foreign Vintage carded?
    Vintage Vacu-pack?
    Vintage Two packs?
    Variations?
    Salesman samples?

    All those and it was just 1 sculpt, unless you count the foreign Takara sculpt, and of course the bootlegs. But bootlegs would be impossible to count, unless you only counted major bootlegs.

    Do you really want to get into the modern line?

    Well, let's give it a shot.

    Card Variations?
    Foreign cards?
    Errors?
    Various packaging (not carded) such as the Evolutions packs?
    Holo pack-in from the new SAGA 2 line?

    Did you want to count per-suit Darth Vader from EPIII in the mix.

    I think you get the idea.

    Anyway, there are LOTS of Vaders. One could go crazy collecting them all and hunting down every variation, foreign card, etc. not to mention going broke doing so.

    But it would be fun.

    Now if you want to put in a few parameters, I will try again, but honestly vintage alone had dozens of different language cards, so it could take a while and as good as I am, I'm not that good. Even I know my limitations.
    May the force be with you.

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    Errrrrrrrr... gee, I guess I hadn't thought that much about it. But, if it's parameters you want, then parameters I shall give you.

    Let's go with this:

    All the Vaders (and, if you;re feeling froggy, any and all major characters) that have been produced since the mid 90's Kenner/Hasbro's POTF line, 3 3/4 - 4 inch figures, including, but not limited to carded, playsets (ie, that Death Star globe thingie), vehicles (I know he came w/ his TIE) and anything else. No need to worry about tri logo cards or Japanese super deformed or Vader pens or Vader shampoos. Basically, how many "classic size" Darth Vaders over the past 11 years or so sold here in the U.S...?

    (am I making any sense here?)

    Once again, thanks,
    An OCD collector,
    hjwii

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  5. #5
    More accurately, "too ****ing many."
    Tommy, close your eyes.

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    Just loose 4" molds - new or variations - there have been card crazinesses beyond imagination, and I'm not counting accessory variances like long saber/short saber...
    • 2 Kenner vintage Vaders (1 double-telescoping saber, 1 single-saber)
    • 11 POTF2 Vaders ('95, '95 4pack vintage repro, '96 SOTE 2pack, '97 Cinema Scene, '97 Power FX, '98 Removable Helmet, '98 Flashback, '98 Complete Galaxy, '98 Gunner Station, '98 Escape the Death Star boardgame, '99 Commtech)
    • 5 POTJ Vaders (Dagobah, Emperor's Wrath, Masters of the Dark Side 2pack, Mexican Figure Collection 4pack, 25th Anniversary 2pack)
    • 3 Saga Vaders (Bespin Duel, Throne Room Duel, Imperial Forces multipack {slightly remolded from POTJ Emp Wrath}, {not counting Toy Fair Vader since he's just a chrome version of the POTF2 Cinema Scene one})
    • 3 OTC Vaders (500th, TRU Silver, VOTC, {I don't believe the one with the Vader's TIE Advanced was new in any way, so not counting})
    • 8 ROTS Vaders (#11 Lightsaber Attack, deluxe Anakin-to-Vader, deluxe Vader with operating table, Celebration 3 Vader, Evolutions Vader, Rebel vs Empire Battle Pack, Mustafar Playset Anakin-as-Vader {not in Vader costume but counted}, Jedi Temple Assault Vader {really #2 Anakin renamed Vader in this set}, {not counting Target Lava Vader since it's the same POTF2 Cinema Scene mold again}
    • 2 TSC Vaders (#038 Bespin Confession {slight remold of 500th Vader}, #045 Battle of Endor {remold of POTJ Emperor's Wrath Vader})
    • 2 30thAC Vaders (ANH Collector's Tin, ROTJ Collector's Tin)
    For a total of 36 Vader figures that are new or remolded.

    I'm counting only products out now, I can't tell if the other 30th Anniversary Collection ones are new or not, I am fairly confident the one with the coin book is not but I know the tin ones ARE remolds and are out now so I mentioned 'em.
    Darth Vader is becoming the Mickey Mouse of Star Wars.

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    The use of a lightsaber does not make one a Jedi, it is the ability to not use it.

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    Ahh, a challenge I can accept. Let's see how I do here.

    3 3/4 inch Darth Vader figures 1995-Present

    1. POTF2 Darth Vader (basic carded)
    2. POTF2 Darth Vader w/removable helmet (Freeze Frame)
    3. POTF2 Darth Vader double cape (Flashback)
    4. POTF2 Darth Vader w/Interrogation Droid (CommTech)
    5. POTF2 Darth Vader (Cinema Scene "Final Jedi Duel")
    6. POTF2 Darth Vader (Power F/X)
    7. POTF2 Darth Vader (Complete Galaxy)
    8. POTF2 Darth Vader (Gunner Station)
    9. POTF2 Darth Vader w/removable helmet (Escape The Death Star game)
    10. SOTE Darth Vader (2 pack Xizor vs Darth Vader)
    11. POTJ Darth Vader (Emperor's Wrath)
    12. POTJ Darth Vader (Dagobah) ***Listed as "Darth Vader" on the card***
    13. POTJ Darth Vader (25th Anniversary Pack)
    14. POTJ Darth Vader (Masters of the Darkside)
    15. SAGA Darth Vader (Bespin Duel)
    16. SAGA Darth Vader (Throne Room Duel)
    17. SAGA Darth Vader Hall of Fame (Throne Room Duel re-pack)
    18. SAGA Darth Vader (Imperial Forces pack)
    19. 2002 Toy Fair Silver Darth Vader
    20. OTC Darth Vader (Throne Room re-pack)
    21. OTC Darth Vader (Hoth re-paint)
    22. OTC Darth Vader (Death Star)
    23. OTC Darth Vader (Death Star Hangar)
    24. OTC Darth Vader (Darth Vader's TIE pack-in)
    25. OTC Darth Vader (2004 Silver TRU Exclusive)
    26. OTC Darth Vader (2005 Holiday Darth Vader SSW.com Exclusive)
    27. OTC Darth Vader (500th Figure)
    28. VOTC Darth Vader (Vintage Card Style)
    29. OTC Darth Vader (Commemorative DVD set re-pack)
    30. CIII Darth Vader (Celebration 3 Exclusive Darth Vader)
    31. Darth Vader (Figure with cup re-pack)
    32. EPIII Darth Vader (Lightsaber Attack)
    33. EPIII Darth Vader (Anakin changed to Darth Vader Deluxe Set)
    34. EPIII Darth Vader (Rebuild Darth Vader Deluxe Set)
    35. EPIII Darth Vader (Lava Reflection Target Exc.)
    36. EPIII Darth Vader (Duel at Mustafar NO ARMOR ANAKIN/VADER)
    37. EPIII Darth Vader (Jedi Temple Assault NO ARMOR ANAKIN/VADER)
    38. EPIII Darth Vader (Anakin to Darth Vader Evolutions set)
    39. EPIII Darth Vader (Collector Pack KB Exclusive re-pack silver Vader)
    40. EPIII Darth Vader (Mustafar playset NO ARMOR ANAKIN/VADER)
    41. EPIII Darth Vader (Carry Case pack-in re-pack)
    42. EPIII Darth Vader (Battle Pack Rebel vs Empire re-pack)
    43. Commemorative EPIII DVD Darth Vader (re-pack)
    44. SAGA2 Darth Vader (The Empire Stirkes Back Battle of Hoth) ***Galactic Hunt also available***
    45. SAGA2 Darth Vader (The Empire Strikes Back Bespin Confession)
    46. SAGA2 Darth Vader (Return of the Jedi Battle of Endor)
    47. SAGA2 Darth Vader (Bounty Hunters Pack Previews Exclusive)
    48. Commemorative Wal-Mart pack Darth Vader re-pack
    49. SAGA2 Darth Vader (Heroes and Villians re-pack)
    50. SAGA2 Darth Vader (Briefing Previews Exclusive)

    That brings me to 50 Darth Vaders...post 1995...many of these were re-packs and or re-paints, but I really can't keep 'em all straight. LOL

    Next time I will try someone a little easier, like R2-D2 LOL.

    BTW, JT are you counting the vintage Takara sculpt?
    May the force be with you.

  8. #8
    Like EC said, too ****ing many
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  9. #9
    I wonder if Harbro with do a 100th edition Vader when we get there.
    More is more. Less is less, Twice as much is good too,
    Too much is never enough except when it's just about right.
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  10. #10
    Very impressive SK99 and JediTricks...

    I knew there were a lot, but not quite that many!! If there are that many Vaders, just imagine how many Lukes or ObiWans there must be

    So, you know, if anyone else feels like tackling another character or two, please do. Like I said, it's not due to laziness (or soccer twice a week, or cub scouts, or the 3 hour commutes) that I have not taken this on myself; just all my toys are packed up at the moment (I'm not too old for toys, am I?? naaaaah)....

    THanks again...
    hjwii

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