SS Darth Vader lifesize 1:1 bust
This thread tells me nothing.
I know there is a 1:1 Darth Vader bust in existence, Michael Jackson had one.
Is it new?
Is it from Gentle Giants?
Is there a release date?
Is there a final production number?
Is there a price?
Is there a better picture of Anakin's face?
Is it going to be a Sebastian of Hayden head sculpt?
May the force be with you.
Regular price $1200
Exclusive price $1250 (comes with a stand to display the helmet on)
More pics at SDCC:
I was just bustin' your bells.
May the force be with you.
This is a really cool collectible! I'll pass on account that I have to many awesome Vader collectibles. And as it looks Gentle Giant and eFX are already competing with Sideshow for my $.
I like they used the Shaw head. Its a very accurate ROTJ likeness of Vader also.
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I ordered the Vader bust at BBTS. The good thing here it is BBTS doesn't ask for any deposit.
This is not only about the deposit for me because I have the $ it is about the statue that might unfortunately change to worse, you want to cancel and then you lose the $250. The same if some problems occur in our lives and if we want to cancel the order...
But the most important thing for me was outrageous international shipping costs directly with Sideshow - they use stupid FedEx who managed to damage my Vader in customs (FedEx have a customs office in Bucharest 500 km from my city and thus the package hasn't been opened in front of me).
Besides HUGE shipping costs I'll have to add 19% VAT tax since I live in EU plus customs charges. So the best option for me is to search online retailers. Mike at Razors (who is top notch) had a big shipping cost too, so the only one left was BBTS. And glad BBTS doesn't have deposit requirements either.
As for the exclusive stand i can live without it since i intend to display Vader with his helmet on. But who knows maybe wjhen people receive their own exclusive Vader busts they could take molds or measurements of the stand and we can have these too...
This thing's face was really creepy realistic, to the point where I started avoiding it at the show. Sideshow really nailed the likeness, made me wish I had space or money for it.
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I received both boxes containing Sideshow Darth Vader 1:1 bust (in different days), but finally Vader is assembled. It is a really cool looking bust, quite impressive. And the bust looks quite cool next to the new installed vertical blinds. I'll get a custom cabinet ordered for this and my future collectibles soon, so this is just a temporary display.
I don't really like the Shaw head, mine has a slight lazy eye, but even without the defect, I wouldn't display Vader with no helmet. IMO Darth Vader is that tall angry guy in black armor and heavily breathing under his mask, and not the 3 minutes ROTJ Sebastian Shaw. It is cool to get an extra option, but for people who want the helmet on, what to do with the Shaw head? After I'll try getting a replacement for the Shaw head, I might sell it - there is already a guy on RPF looking for Shaw head. I also sent a message to Sideshow to ask about procedures to replace the Shaw head since I bought it from Toy Palace.
Anyway for this price this bust should have been perfect. It is close, but not perfect. And still it didn't get over my MR AT-AT.