Source: (A New Hope)

Year: 1995

Collection: 1 and 3

Retail: $4.99

Assortment: Basic Figures

Assortment Number: 69570/69572

UPC Number: 7628169572

Packaging Variations:

  • .00 Orange (Long Saber)
  • .00 Orange (Short Saber/Long Tray)
  • .00 Orange (Short Saber/ Short Tray)
  • .01 Green Collection 1
  • .01 Green Collection 1 (holo)
  • .02 Green Collection 3 (holo
  • .03 Freeze Frame Collection 3

  • Weapons and Accessories:
  • Lightsaber
  • Removable Cape
  • Freeze Frame (.03 only)
  • Height: 2.02 meters
    Status: Commander of Imperial Fleet, Dark Lord of the Sith
    Classification: Human
    Affiliation: Galactic Empire
    Weapon of Choice: Lightsaber

    Comments: Once known as Anakin Skywalker, expert pilot and hero, Vader studied the ways of the Force under young Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi. His impatience with the Jedi training made him susceptible to the dark side, which corrupted him as he gave in to his anger and aggression. Vader was almost killed in a confrontation with Kenobi, and was forced to adopt his current life support systems and fearsome body armor.

    Allying himself with the evil Senator Palpatine, Vader hunted down and destroyed the remaining Jedi, enabling the future Emperor to seize control of the galaxy. Palpatine made him commander of the Imperial Fleet, charging Lord Darth Vader with using his mastery of the dark side to destroy the Rebel Alliance. His goal was almost accomplished, as only the Millennium Falcon's last second interference prevented Vader from destroying Luke Skywalker's Red-5 X-Wing before it could deliver its deadly proton torpedo blast down the thermal exhaust port.

    After seizing the Rebel Blockade Runner, Darth Vader interrogates Princess Leia but obtains no information: "You're part of the Rebel Alliance...and a traitor. Take her away!"

    Points of Interest:
  • Darth Vader was released with a long lightsaber, which was soon changed to a shorter, more accurately-scaled version.
  • A second Darth Vader figure was released on the Green Holofoil cards, which was the same figure from the Shadows of the Empire multipack.

  • Click here for details on the European card variations.

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