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    Darth Daddius - Darth Vader Collection (October 2016 Update)

    I have been amassing my Vader focus for over 17 years and I am continually surprised at how much one figure was represented across the world. The focus has grown larger than I could ever have imagined and I am looking forward to setting it all up again in my new home. For now, please enjoy my focus and I hope that it helps others search and catalogue their own collections.

    Star Wars





    US - Kenner Villains 3-Pack
    Canada - Villains 3-Pack (Reseal)
    US - Kenner 12 Back-A
    US - Kenner 12 Back-A SKU Footer
    US - Kenner 12 Back-B
    US - Kenner 12 Back-C Taiwan
    US - Kenner 12 Back-D
    UK - Palitoy 12 Back
    Australia - Kenner 12 Back-C (Made in Taiwan) with a Toltoys metric sticker on the back (more on this below)
    Australia - Toltoys with New Zealand 'Farmers' price sticker (more below)
    Japan - Takara 12 Back-B (No 'ST' in the sticker)
    Japan - Takara 12 Back-C (White Background and Japanese Vader - note the lack of COO on the reverse)
    Japan - Takara 12 Back-B
    Japan - Takara 8 Inch 4 Back
    Italy - Harbert 12 Back
    Netherlands - Clipper 12 Back (cardback only)
    Netherlands - Kenner 12 back with Gratis sticker
    Canada - Kenner 12 Back-A (Resealed card, but all original)
    Canada - GDE-Logo 12 Back-D
    Canada - 20 Back
    France - Meccano 12 Back - resealed but all original
    France - 20 Back - terrible but sealed and super hard to get in any condition
    US - Kenner 20 Back-A (very hard to get offerless card with white price area like the 12 back)
    US - Kenner 20 Back-C Boba Fett Offer
    US - Kenner 20 Back-E Boba Fett Offer
    US - Kenner 20 Back-G Boba Fett Offer (Rounded Corners)
    US - Kenner 21 Back-A (tough piece with the white price area like the 12 back)
    US - Kenner 21 Back-B
    US - Kenner 21 Back-C Secret Action Figure Offer

    Toltoys (Australia and New Zealand) 12 Back Variations



    Toltoys 12 Back
    -Partially sealed card - this card has the empirical measurement of the figures in inches. Australia went to the metric system of measurement (in 1966), so it is unusual for any measurements to be in inches. These 'inch' versions were probably the very first release by Toltoys (using the kenner card-back as a template. Farmers was a department-style store in New Zealand where Toltoys branded Star Wars figures were also sold.
    Toltoys 12 Back - What a terrible card, but it is sealed. This card is a variation of the above with metric figure measurements in millimeters, and with a gold 'Republic of China' sticker in the bottom right corner.
    Kenner 12 Back-C (Made in Taiwan) - I am still uncertain when these were released, but they were an Australian variation having a sticker with the metric measurements (in millimeters) of the figures.


    Empire Strikes Back



    US - Kenner 21 Back-G Secret Figure Offer
    US - Kenner 31 Back-B
    US - Kenner 32 Back-B
    US - Kenner 41 Back-A Survival Kit Offer
    US - Kenner 41 Back-B
    US - Kenner 41 Back-D
    US - Kenner 45 Back-A Display Offer
    US - Kenner 45 Back-A Display Offer with Coin Offer sticker - super rare offer on an ESB Card
    US - Kenner 47 Back-A 4-LOM Offer
    US - Kenner 48 Back-A - hard to find with no offer
    US - Kenner 48 Back-B 'Revenge Offer' stickers on front and back
    US - Kenner 48 Back-C printed Revenge Offer
    UK - Palitoy 41 Back (resealed)
    UK - Palitoy 45 Back (resealed)
    UK - Palitoy 45 Back
    UK - Palitoy 45 Back Bounty Hunter Offer
    UK - Kenner 48 Back-C with Palitoy Address Sticker - this card is in terrible condition, but it has that sticker!
    Canada - Kenner 32 Back
    Canada - Kenner 41 Back
    Australia - Toltoys 45 Back Display Offer (with Australian address printed on back)
    Australia - Kenner 47 Back-A with 'Offer not available in Australia' sticker across the 4-LOM Offer
    New Zealand - 48 Back-A with no POP and New Zealand Toltoys information where the barcode should be
    Japan - POPY (SW-a baggie)





    Spain ESB 37/41 Back POCH card with POCH Vader (open bubble). Interestingly these are called 37/41 Backs because they have 41 figures listed on the back, but only 37 figures pictured.
    Spain - PBP 45 Back with printed 'One Figura Gratis' offer (resealed)
    Germany - General Mills 45 Back (resealed)
    Netherlands - Kenner 41 back with Black 'Gratis Premies' Wrap-around yellow sticker
    Netherlands - Kenner 41 back with Red 'Gratis Premies' Wrap-around yellow sticker

    Empire Strikes Back - Return of the Jedi Transition

    This is a very elusive piece for me, and I am happy to finally have this guy in my collection. The infamous Canadian ESB-ROTJ Transition card. The cheap (and very clever) way of turning an ESB card into an ROTJ card for the new movie!



    Revenge Of the Jedi



    US - Kenner Revenge of the Jedi 48 bk Proof
    US - Kenner Revenge of the Jedi POTF-era Proofs

    Return Of The Jedi

    I have managed to find a bit of a grail piece for me - an ROTJ Toltoys Card.





    Australia - Toltoys 65 Back Nien Numb Offer - resealed
    US - Kenner 48 Back-D Nien Numb Offer with hard to find ESB bubble and 2-line title on the card reverse
    US - Kenner 48 Back-D Nien Numb Offer with 3-line title on the card reverse
    US - Kenner 65 Back-B
    US - Kenner 65 Back-C Emperor Offer
    US - Kenner 77 Back-A
    US - Kenner 77 Back-A with Black Sticker on the front to cover the stock number
    US - Kenner 79 Back-A
    US - Kenner 77 Back-B Anakin Offer
    US - Kenner 77 Back-B Anakin and Free Coin Offers - LOOK at that clear bubble!
    US - Kenner 79 Back Anakin and Free Coin Offers
    Canada - Kenner 77 Back
    Netherlands - Clipper/Kenner 48 Back-D with 'White' Offer
    Netherlands - Clipper/Palitoy 45 back with 'Black Offer' and Twin-stem Bubble
    Netherlands - Clipper/Kenner 77 Back with 'Black' Offer - rare with Alternate Pointing Photo
    UK - Kenner 48 Back-D with Palitoy address Sticker
    UK - Palitoy 45 Back
    UK - Palitoy 65 Back with long bubble (expiry date blacked out)
    UK - Palitoy 65 Back with large Rounded bubble and expiry date of offer
    UK - Palitoy 65 Back with Large Scalloped bubble
    US - Kay-Bee Twin Pack with Bib Fortuna
    US - Kay-Bee Twin Pack with IG88
    US - Kay-Bee Twin Pack with Pruneface
    US - Kay-Bee Twin Pack with Admiral Ackbar
    US - Kay-Bee Twin Pack with Ree Yees
    US - Kay-Bee Twin Pack with Gam Guard
    US - Kay-Bee Twin Pack with Endor Rebel Soldier
    US - Kay-Bee Twin Pack with Hammerhead
    US - Kay-Bee Twin Pack with Logray
    Spain - PBP 65 Back (No Offer)
    Spain - PBP 65 Back (1 Gratis Offer)
    Argentina - Top Toys 12 Back
    Japan - Tsukuda/Kenner 65 Back-A (with Tsukuda Sticker)





    Mexico - Lili Ledy 'Regreso' 30 back
    Mexico - Lili Ledy 'Retorno' 12 back - resealed
    Mexico - Lili Ledy 'Regreso' 14 back - cardback
    Mexico - Kenner 65 Back-B with Lily Ledy Figure
    Mexico - Kenner 77 Back-A with Lily Ledy Figure

    Notable Bootlegs

    Most of my bootlegs are in another limelight (check my signature below), but here are a few special ones.





    Hungary - Stump hand Vader
    Hungary - Claw Hand Vader (Blue)
    Hungary - Claw Hand Vader (Light Blue)
    Hungary - Claw Hand Vader (Green)
    Hungary - Claw Hand Vader (Red)
    Hungary - Claw Hand Vader (Yellow)
    Turkey - UZAY
    Poland - Card only
    Argentina - Model Trem (Plastic Sabre)
    Columbia - YUPI Vader. These are actually licenced, but I didn't know where else to put them
    Peru - Hombre Espacial


    Power Of The Force






    Germany - Parker Die Kraft Der Macht Three-Pack
    Germany - Parker Die Kraft Der Macht Two-Pack with (Meccano) Mini-Rig (resealed)
    US - Kenner 92 Back-A
    Australia - Anakin - Kenner 92 Back-A (with Australian 'Big W' Price Sticker)
    Brazil - Glasslite

    Tri-Logo






    Ireland - Bootleg 3-Pack, sometimes called a 're-pack'. No Vader, but I did manage another Dark Lord - his Boss.....
    European - Tri-Logo with smaller round cornered bubble and loose sabre inside the bubble
    European - Tri-Logo with long etched bubble
    European - Tri-Logo with short etched bubble (glossy back) - Palitoy Phase 1 (type 1)
    European - Tri-Logo with short etched bubble (matt back) - Palitoy Phase 1 (type 2)
    Netherlands - Tri-Logo/Clipper with booklet on back
    France - Tri-Logo with longer Meccano bubble
    European - Tri-Logo with miscard bubble
    Italy - Tri-Logo with 'Edilio Parodi' Import sticker on the back
    Italy - This is one of my favourite pieces with four Tri-logo cards of one figure from each movie PLUS Darth Vader

    Mis-Carded Figures




    US - Kenner ESB 41 Back with two lightsabres
    UK - Palitoy 65 Back Chewbacca Card with Darth Vader figure
    UK - Palitoy 65 back with Vader upside down..... maybe its actually from Australia
    Mexico/US - MIM 77back (Anakin Offer) with an upside down backing card. Even the Anakin Offer sticker was placed on the card upside down!
    European - Tri-Logo Darth Vader Card with Squidhead figure
    European - Tri-Logo Darth Vader Card with Tie-Fighter figure
    US - Darth Vader's Star Destroyer with label mis-placed
    European - Power Of the Jedi with upside down lightsabre
    European - Power of the Force 2 Chewbacca on Darth Vader card. Another non-vintage but a nice complement to the Palitoy ROTJ Vader/Chewie miscard
    US - Power of the Force 2 Darth Vader on Boba Fett card. Awesome combo
    US - Power of the Force 2 Luke Skywalker on Darth Vader card. Another great combo
    US - Clone Wars Legacy with Darth Vader figure and insert on a Yarna D'al Gargan cardback
    US - Legacy Collection with Obi-Wan Kenobi insert
    US - POTF2 Flashback with Darth Vader label on Obi-Wan Kenobi Card/Figure
    US - 2012 Movie Heroes Darth Vader with Clone Trooper insert

    Baggie Packs





    SW 3-Pack
    SW 4-Pack
    ESB 6-Pack (Yellow Box)
    ESB 6-Pack (Red Box)
    ESB Star Destroyer Line Art 4-Pack
    ESB Star Destroyer non-Line Art 4-Pack - pretty much the same as the previous multipack but without the great graphics on the box.
    ESB 4-Pack
    ESB 3-Pack (No vader, but a nice complement to the previous 4-Pack)
    ROTJ 4-Pack
    ROTJ 4-Pack
    ROTJ 3-Pack
    ROTJ 3-Pack
    ROTJ 3-Pack - Montgomery Wards special
    Clipper Mail-away -'Made in Macau' Baggie
    SW Mail-away
    Woolies 8-Pack - all Palitoy baggies

    Individual Baggies:

    Updated picture of all the baggies.





    SW-a, SW-b, SW-d, ESB-a, ESB-Fake super-powers baggie, ESB-c, ESB-d, ESB-e, ESB-f, ESB-h, ROTJ-f, ROTJ-j, Palitoy-f, Overstock baggie (from 500 figure boxes), Euro-b (Clipper no text), Euro-c (Made in Macau), Palitoy-f (no weapon), Palitoy-p

    Darth Vader Ships






    UK - Palitoy Darth Vader's Tie-Fighter 12 Back
    US - Kenner Darth Vader's Tie-Fighter (Small Wings) 20 Back
    US - Kenner Darth Vader's Tie-Fighter 21 Back
    US - Kenner Darth Vader's Tie-Fighter Mail-in
    Canada - Kenner Darth Vader's Tie-Fighter 20 Back
    US - White prototype box
    US - SW Darth Vader's Tie Fighter MISB
    US - SW Darth Vader's Tie Fighter Collector Edition
    US - SW Darth Vader's Tie Fighter Collector Edition with Energiser Promotion Sticker
    US - SW Darth Vader's Tie Fighter Special Offer
    US - SW Darth Vader's Tie Fighter Special Offer - this is the one from Luis' collection. Looks legitimate and as Luis says, it is pretty cool either way.
    US - SW Tie Fighter Special Offer
    US - ESB Darth Vader's Star Destroyer Kenner
    US - ESB Darth Vader's Star Destroyer Kenner - misplaced front label
    UK - SW Darth Vader's Tie Fighter Palitoy
    UK - ESB Darth Vader's Star Destroyer Palitoy
    Canada - SW Darth Vader's Tie Fighter GDE
    Canada - SW Darth Vader's Tie Fighter GDE Collector Edition
    Canada - ESB Darth Vader's Star Destroyer
    France - SW Darth Vader's Tie Fighter Meccano
    France - ROTJ (Bi-Logo) Darth Vader's Tie Fighter.
    Spain - ESB Darth Vader's Tie Fighter Imperio Contraataca
    Mexico - ROTJ Darth Vader's Tie Fighter Lili Ledy 'Returno' Box
    Mexico - ROTJ Darth Vader's Tie Fighter Lili Ledy 'Regreso' Box

    Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars 12 Inch Australian (Toltoys) Darth Vader




    As outlined at Bill's website (www.sithtoys.com), this is a uniquely Australian release that apparently actually made it to store shelves, and of which there are less than 10 known to exist. If you look at the last picture, you'll notice that there is no reference to the figure's size. On the US Kenner boxes (SW and ES the size of the figure is stated as 15 inches. Because Australia used the metric system of measurement, the size was simply omitted. This ESB box made it over to New Zealand before I found him. Its good to have him back in Australia.

    Below is the Star Wars version, a lesser known version but just like the ESB the size has simply been omitted - not blacked out - reprinted without any reference to size at all.



    Here are the rest of the 12 inch figures in my collection, starting with the super rare (boxed) Lili Ledy, and a few other vintage Vader pieces.





    Mexico - Lili Ledy 12 Inch
    US - Kenner 12 Inch
    Canada - Kenner 12 Inch - note the reference to 38 centimeters rather than 15 inches
    France - Meccano 12 Inch
    UK - Denys 12 Inch
    Peru - Basa 12 inch

    Carry Cases



    US - ESB Carry Case Mailer Version
    US - ESB Carry Case - 32 Back
    Canada - ESB Carry Case - 32 back
    US - ESB Carry Case - 41 Back
    US - ESB Carry Case - 41 Back with special offer of Luke Bespin, Darth Vader and Yoda
    US - ESB Carry Case - 47 Back
    US - ESB Carry Case - 47 Back with Rebate Offer
    US - ROTJ Carry Case - 65 Back
    Mexico - ROTJ Carry Case Lili Ledy

    Other Interesting Stuff





    Japan - Takara 6 inch (Boxed version)
    POTF2 Prototype
    Australia - Vintage (Commonwealth Savings Bank) licensed Darth Vader Money Box
    Australia - Vintage Eraser
    Australia - Darth Vader Puzzle - Toltoys version
    Australia - Vintage Darth Vader Shampoo
    Store Displays - 4 foot Vader used in Australian K-Mart stores (circa 1998) and life size Darth Maul from KFC (circa 1999)
    Store Display - Lili Ledy
    US - Droids Red Lightsabre
    Canada - Darth Vader belt set and I finally found a boxed set

    Cheers,
    Pat
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    Re: Darth Daddius - Darth Vader Collection

    Looking for Darth Vader items from all around the world.
    Vader Vintage Collection
    Vader Bootleg Collection

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    Re: Darth Daddius - Darth Vader Collection

    I have somehow started a little Snowtrooper focus as well. Not quite as diverse as Vader, but still.....



    US - ESB 31 Back
    US - ESB 41 Back
    US - ESB 47 Back
    Canada - ESB 47 Back
    Germany - ESB General Mills Cardback
    Japan - ESB POPY
    Australia - ESB 45 Back Cardback
    Australia - ROTJ 65 Back
    US - ROTJ 48 Back
    US - ROTJ 77 Back (Painted Torso)
    UK - ROTJ 65 Back
    Spain - ESB PBP Cardback
    European - Tri-logo
    European - Tri Logo on ATST Driver card
    US - ROTJ Sears Twin pack with Han Solo Endor
    US - Revenge of the Jedi Proof
    Hungarian - Bootleg

    Cheers
    Pat
    Looking for Darth Vader items from all around the world.
    Vader Vintage Collection
    Vader Bootleg Collection

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    Re: Darth Daddius - Darth Vader Collection

    Markus inspired me to update my limelight. I've managed to pick up some really nice items in the last 6 months, like the Spanish Tie Fighter, Australian ROTJ Card and the Kenner 12 Back-C with an Australian metric sticker.

    Then there are the Ledys..... Yep, its been a big couple of months

    Cheers
    Pat
    Looking for Darth Vader items from all around the world.
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    Vader Bootleg Collection

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    That's a super extensive focus collection. The bootlegs are the most impressive for me. You've got the vintage and modern boots represented vader style.

    Just curious, which baggie was the toughest to track down?

    Very big congrats
    Fett Bootlegs ~ combination of luck, contacts, and willingness to spend like a retard when a real one comes up - Joe Yglesias

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    An incredible comprehensive and inspiring Vader focus collection!

    Thanks for sharing

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    like the new Lili Ledy and that DV figher (PBP). Would not be many of those here in OZ !
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    **Buying PBP, MECCANO ESB & ROTJ, HARBERTS MOC
    Toltoys too!!

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    What a great Vader collection!! You have some really great pieces in there!!

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    WOW! That is a LOT of black plastic!
    Great collection! Awesome stuff!

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    I take it you haven't got a display setup yet, Pat? Going to be a killer one when you do.
    Thanks for the share.

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