PRINCE XIZOR VS. DARTH VADER

Source:
(Shadows of the Empire)

Year: 1996

Assortment No.: 69560/69567

Retail: $10.99

Weapons and Accessories:

  • Battle Staff (Xizor)
  • Lightsaber (Vader)
  • Dark Horse Comic Book

    Point of Interest: The same exact Darth Vader figure from this set was also released on the Green Holofoil cards

  • Darth Vader:

  • Height: 2.02 Meters
  • Status: Commander of the Imperial Fleet
  • Classification: Human
  • Affiliation: Galactic Empire
  • Weapon of Choice: Lightsaber
  • Prince Xizor:

  • Height: 1.9 Meters
  • Status: Underlord of Black Sun
  • Classification: Falleen
  • Affiliation: Black Sun
  • Comments: In the time between Han Solo's capture by the Empire and his delivery to Jabba the Hutt, a secret struggle for power took place within the shadows of the Empire. A clash between power hungry crimelord Prince Xizor and the dreaded Darth Vader meant certain death for Luke Skywalker. As the Rebel Alliance's only hope, a band of heroes l;ed by Princess Leia, Chewbacca, Lando Calrissian, and Dash Rendar set out to rescue Solo while protecting the young Jedi from a horde of bounty hunters and assassins.

    Xizor is the head of Black Sun, an intergalactic criminal empire that supports literally millions of outlaw organizations and activities. Since entering the service of the Emperor, the Dark Prince is widely considered one of the powerful individuals in the galaxy. He controls his operations with cold, deadly accuracy assuring that those who dare challenge Xizor meet with swift death, often by his own hand. His hunger for power has put him at direct odds with Lord Vader, But Xizor is afraid of no one; his hunger for power has driven him to dispatch an onslaught of assassins with orders to eliminate Luke Skywalker. Xizor plots to spoil Darth Vader's promise to deliver Skywalker to the Emperor alive -- a maneuver that would undermine Vader's reliability and secure Xizor as the Emperor's most favored ally.

    Darth Vader, Dark Lord of the Sith, has instilled terror throughout the galaxy since the beginning of the Empire. His devotion to the Emperor and mastery of the dark side gives him more power than any single individual in the galaxy except for the Emperor himself. Draped completely in black and wielding the ability to take a life with a mere gesture, Darth Vader stands as the incarnation of evil. His dislike of Prince Xizor is intense and his distrust well-founded. Though Vader would gladly eliminate Xizor, Emperor Palpatine has need of Black Sun's shipping operations to speed construction of the new Death Star. Xizor had best watch his back however, as Vader's control of the dark side of the Force makes him a most formidable foe.


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