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Author Topic: 6" Darth Vader...meh?  (Read 1123 times)

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6" Darth Vader...meh?
« on: August 31, 2014, 04:45:08 AM »

IMHO, this 6" incarnation is one to pass on for a better one down the line.

http://thefwoosh.com/2014/08/hasbro-star-wars-black-series-darth-vader
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Re: 6" Darth Vader...meh?
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2014, 05:09:20 AM »

Gah, I don't love the helmet, but it's gets a bazillion bonus points for having Sebastian Shaw's face underneath as opposed to Hayden's.
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Re: 6" Darth Vader...meh?
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2014, 01:41:50 PM »

 :rollfloorlaffsmiley:just doesn't lOoK right !!! Hmmmm...poor helmet design ...
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Re: 6" Darth Vader...meh?
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2014, 02:03:02 PM »

Oh no... please let that be a factory-error Vader that was bought off ebay in order to do an early review.  What collector is going to buy a Vader with that turd of a helmet?  Everyone will wait for ver2 and we'll have yet another pegwarming 6" figure to keep Greedo and Han company...

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Re: 6" Darth Vader...meh?
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2014, 10:10:55 PM »

I think if they just had a better looking helmet, I would probably get it even with the oddly placed soft goods.
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Re: 6" Darth Vader...meh?
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2014, 10:15:40 PM »

Might sell just fine since he's an iconic character between some collector's not being able to resist and some parents/relatives buying him for kids because they recognize Vader. If I was collecting this line (I had thought of getting Vader and Old Ben if they looked decent) I might still be tempted to buy him for the Shaw likeness and pray another release with a better helmet (but perhaps crappy Hayden underneath) was a year or so away. Though I guess there is no guarantee that the helmet would fit this one

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Re: 6" Darth Vader...meh?
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2014, 12:22:50 AM »

I might still be tempted to buy him for the Shaw likeness and pray another release with a better helmet (but perhaps crappy Hayden underneath) was a year or so away. Though I guess there is no guarantee that the helmet would fit this one

Non removable helmet would be better. If they just blew up the new Black series darth vader to 6" scale, I'd be more than happy.
« Last Edit: September 01, 2014, 12:29:19 AM by Canucktrooper »
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Re: 6" Darth Vader...meh?
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2014, 05:18:22 PM »

It always seems to take Hasbro a few tries to get the removable helmet thing to work right. I vaguely recall that it wasn't until the 3rd iteration of Vader that I got one where the helmet didn't fall off too easily and stayed on snug and tight.

That said, I really held high hopes that Hasbro would get it right on the first try with the 6" Vader, so this is truly disappointing. I hope the line lasts long enough for a ver2 Vader.
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