The Vintage Collection Action Figures
Item No.: Asst. E0370 No. E5184
Includes: Mask/Helmet, lightsaber
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: April 2019
Appearances: Return of the Jedi
Bio: As a Sith Lord, Vader turned against his former comrades and hunted the surviving Jedi into near extinction. (Stolen from Wookieepedia. Packaging has no bio.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
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If you want this one - and you do - here's what you want to look for on the packaging. One, the top-left corner reads "AGE/EDAD/IDADE." Two, look for assortment E0370 and number E5184 under that trilingual age warning. Three, there's a smaller "Darth Vader" name in the pill under the Empire Strikes Back logo. Four, the back of the carded figure shows Yak Face on it. If you're buying online and it's not obviously from the wave with the new Vader (also includes Echo Base Han, Hoth Leia, and Jedi Luke with new head deco) be sure to ask a lot of questions or ask for photos.
While it is possible the mask/helmet on mine was just fused shut, I just got this figure the day I wrote the review and haven't heard a lot of feedback yet. I was surprised to notice bits of gold paint inside the helmet, so maybe mine just dried and fused itself - your mileage may vary. The cape on mine has a garbage "chain" that's sewn on off-sides, but that head! Oh, that head! The scars are so nasty. The skin is so pale! The chest armor is so glossy! That right hand is still totally worthless! Thank goodness the left hand can grip a lightsaber.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from Entertainment Earth.
Day 2,581: April 30, 2019