Tuesday, December 06, 2005

A Fat Old Man: Darth Vader Unleashed Action Figure


I had never seen or heard of the Darth Vader Unleashed action figure until I stumbled across a mention at Candice Gilmer's blog, An Unpublished Author's Mind. I couldn't make out the photo, so I looked it up at Star Wars.com and was in awe. I always hated that shot in ROJ where Luke takes off the helmet and we discover the fearsome Darth Vader is just a fat old man. But that figure makes him look way cool. I gotta get that.

Check it out yourself:
http://cargobay.starwars.com/webapps/cargobay/item-detail/9158

Bonus link:
Somebody at theforce.net has way too much time on his hands, trying to analyze and describe the injuries of Darth Vader. Oddly enough, it doesn't look like he updated it much with the new info from Revenge of the Sith, though. Guess he didn't have that much time on his hands.

NOTE: It turns out that Candace was referring to a different figure. Whereas I was referring to the Anakin Unleashed figure, she was referring to the Darth Vader Unleashed figure. Both good figures.

4 comments:

Candice Gilmer said...

Actually, the one on my wall is this one:

Vader Unleashed

Mauricem said...

Wow. That figure does look suprisingly cool. But doesn't he look a lot like "Sour-puss" from the old Pacman cartoon show?
Coincidence?
http://www.x-entertainment.com/pics4/pac10.jpg

As for the Vade injury site, man that guy has a lot of time on his hands. Still it's interesting to see how much was thought was put into the skeleton reveals in ROTJ, and how little thought was put into how Anikin actually died in the 70's.

Monkey Migraine said...

Oh, okay. That one is a lot cooler. I still like the other one, though, just for doing a revision on my ROTJ memories.

glomgold said...

Those both look pretty cool. Maybe not as cool as the Darth Vader nutcracker though.