Imperial Hoth Assault Battle Pack Vader:
This Darth Vader figure comes to us from the Imperial Hoth Assault Battle Pack that features a Hoth scout trooper and speeder bike and a Snowtrooper and an E-WEB blaster cannon. this figure sports a very crudely sculpted 1 piece removable helmet that really looks too small and leaves a small gap when the helmet is put on. This figure is basically a toned down repack of the Vintage Collection Vader reviewed above and even shares his cape and soft-goods tunic. While the Battle Pack adds some needed Imperial troops and armaments this Vader definitely won't hold up to the fierce Rebel resistance. Not Recommended.
Episode IV Commemorative Tin Vader:
By far our favorite Vader here at Action Figure Empire, this figure captures the Sith Lord in all his towering evil glory. Featuring the most accurate sculpt of Vader's helm and mask to date. Where the other two helmets either bow out too wide or are smaller than the on screen version this helmet sacrifices nothing for the sake of accuracy. The upper tunic is not soft-goods but that doesn't bother us, and there is no chain across his top cape, but it looks better than the line of reflective elastic they've added to the newer capes. Anice touch is that the soft-goods cape is thicker than the ones being produced lately and thus lets less light through it. Under the helmet is what looks to us like a newly armored Anakin skywalker covered in burns and scars from his duel with Obi-Wan on Mustafar. While it's not the old wizened deformed pasty white head we see under the mask in ROTJ, it does give us a nice transition point between Anakin with long brown hair, burned up anakin, and anakin in ROTJ. We also added a Darth Vader lightsaber hilt to Vader's left leg with our customizing skills, so he's never without his saber. This Vader is amazing! Fully articulated and masterfully sculpted. Recommended!
--TVC, Commemorative Tin, Hoth Battle Pack--
"I find your lack of articulation disturbing!"