ANAKIN SKYWALKER / DARTH VADER Star Wars Revenge of the Sith
This may not be the pre-armor Darth Vader figure ever produced, but it is the first pre-armor Darth Vader figure to ever be packaged on a black and silver Classic Kenner card back. When Hasbro first revealed this figure at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con, it was called VC13 Anakin Skywalker, but after a small discussion, Hasbro made the call to correct the name to VC13 Darth Vader. As such, there was a significant running change on the figure's card.

The second wave of The Vintage Collection was revealed at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con. With the exception of a single Star Wars (A New Hope) figure that we've always wanted on a Kenner card, this assortment mainly focused on the characters from Revenge Of The Sith, marking the first time anything other than the Original Trilogy was represented on a Kenner Vintage card. The Assortment included Darth Sidious in his brown robes, Darth Vader as he appeared on Mustafar, Sandtrooper with a white Sergeant pauldron, the clean Phase II Clone Trooper, repacked Obi-Wan Kenobi, General Grievous with soft goods cloak, the definitive Magnaguard and the (yawn) repainted Clone Commander Cody. Wave two began shipping in September 2010.

All eight figures in this wave was available on both regular and foil cards.
U.S. Product Packaging
North American Tri-Logo Product Packaging
  
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Product Information
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Year: 2010
Original Retail: $9.99
Assortment Number: 20820/97568
Placement Number: VC13
UPC Number: 6 53569 51606 4
What's In The Box?
  • Darth Vader
  • Ignited Lightsaber
  • Lightsaber Hilt
  • Soft Goods Robe
About This Figure
  • The VC13 Darth Vader retooled the 2008 30th Anniversary Collection Darth Vader figure by adding new arms and head.
  • When Hasbro renamed the VC13 Anakin Skywalker to VC13 Darth Vader, they also took it as an opportunity to reveal the figures in wave 5 on the carb back line up.
U.S. Card Variations
  • There are four card back variations for the regular edition U.S. VC13 Anakin Skywalker/ Darth Vader. The code below works like this: F = Card Front, B = Card Back, FS = Card Front Sticker, BS = Card Back Sticker, DS = Date Stamp
  • F1.2 B1.3 FS1.2 BS(N/A) DS02491 - "Original figures in packaging from 1970's, 1980's, 1990's, and 2000's illustrated here are not available." text on cardback. Rocket firing Boba Fett mail-away offer sticker.
  • F2.2 B2.3 FS1.2 BS(N/A) DS02631 - "Collect these awesome characters! (Each sold separately.)" added to cardback, pictures of loose figures shifted to left-side of their respective cardback photos, photos of loose figures updated to new wave, name changed on front and back of card from Anakin Skywalker to Darth Vader.
  • F2.2 B2.3 FS2.2 BS(N/A) DS02701 - Boba Fett offer sticker updated to include text: "...plus shipping and handling."
  • F2.2 B3.3 FS(N/A) BS(N/A) DS03141 - Asst. number changed on bar code: 53569-54885.
  • Released simultaneously, Hasbro produced special foil version for each figure in this wave of The Vintage Collection action figures. As with all the foil cards in the first wave, all of the wave two foil cards were short packed and boasted much smaller print runs. The Foil to Regular production ratio was roughly one to every ten. This short-lived premium chase packaging ended with this assortment.
North American Tri-Logo Card Variations
  • There were three versions of the VC13 Anakin Skywalker/ Darth Vader sold in Canada, but all were named Anakin Skywalker. The name change didn't appear on the North American Tri-Logo.
  • The regular edition card with the starburst Boba Fett offer sticker and the order form.
  • The foil card with the starburst Boba Fett offer starburst sticker and the order form.
  • The regular edition card with the order form but no starburst Boba Fett offer sticker. This version was only found at Toys "R" Us at the end of 2010.
  • By the time the second assortment was released the "Bobba Fett" text error was corrected. To date and based on date stamps, there have been no documented examples of the error sticker showing up on any of the figures in this wave.
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Text & Photography by D. Martin Myatt

Additional Photography by Suzan Lund

US Card Variations Catalogued by Vince Zannelli

Canadian Card Variations Catalogued by Scott McDonald

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