Posted by D_Martin on January 13, 2012 at 12:47 PM CST
While developing the C-3PO Collectors Case for the Original Collection, Kenner designers experimented with vacuum metalled (AKA: Vac-Metal) finishes on Darth Vader cases. They used both full production cases as well as new castings utilizing different coloured plastics, all in the interest of producing a high-quality product. Once they started nailing it down, Kenner began shipping these prototypes around the country as a final test to see how well the finish would keep. Follow this link to check out the Vac-Metal Darth Vader Case auction.

Do note, there are a number of fakes out there, so if you are interested in this piece, make sure to research it further.
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Moving into our nineteenth year of shooting Star Wars collectibles, we pause for a moment to consider legacy. Our photography is obviously recognizable because of the blue background, but looking further back, especially after we published The Man Who Shot Luke Skywalker galleries last December, we've put our minds to offering more classic Kenner backgrounds to our galleries. Follow this link to have a look and then let us know if you'd like to continue to explore this train of thought.
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