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    Now that's a good looking Vader.
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    I still have that ROTS Vader carded.. maybe I should open him up & use that lightsaber.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evergrey View Post
    ... sorry but I totally disagree with this ...
    and the flaws I listed below are just the most obvious ones.

    - the Helmet is still by far not looking right (screen accurate) in many ways
    - although this figure appears to be bigger than previous Vaders (wich is great)
    the entire body build is still wrong - look at Dave Prowse images from the 70's
    he had a huge chest then, and the legs on the figure are too skinny.
    - the cloth cape and robe Hasbro already did way better on the Comm-Tech Vader
    both in shape and material.

    I know I can't expect a perfect miniature replica on a 3 3/4 inch action figure, but
    I know pretty much what can be done in that scale and that there is still a lot of
    room for improvement when I look at this one.

    I don't say that this is a bad figure - it's in fact a great looking figure, and it looks
    to be one of the best Hasbro Vaders so far, but it's just still far from perfect ...
    The only reason I won't renege on my statement is that an Evergrey custom sets a pretty high bar for Hasbro's mass market production.

    Though your notes do hold up. The only thing.... the helmet. How far off is it (in your opinion)? For my eyes it looks fine, but again, my eye might not be as detail-oriented as it should be.
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    I think he looks pretty good
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kobayashi View Post
    The only reason I won't renege on my statement is that an Evergrey custom sets a pretty high bar for Hasbro's mass market production.
    Kind of you - thanks ... I did mean no offense. The problem with most
    *not quite accurate* sculpts coming from Hasbro I think is because of
    some of their sculptors just not beeing real Star Wars nuts.

    They get refference Material and do a great job sculpting what they see
    on those pictures, but they're not into the whole universe - they miss the
    characters, what they're about, and quite some details that are simply
    overlooked by the *mass*.

    You need to be a real fan and to be interested in these things to deliver
    a good product. What I mean is that you could hire the worlds best fashion
    designer to create an exciting sportscar, but since he's interested in clothes
    and not cars the result will not be as good as if you contracted a designer
    for cars ... ok ... not quite the same ... sigh ... don't know how to explain
    it properly.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobayashi View Post
    Though your notes do hold up. The only thing.... the helmet. How far off is it (in your opinion)? For my eyes it looks fine, but again, my eye might not be as detail-oriented as it should be.
    Oh, I don't know where to begin ...

    let's start with the nose - it's too small, too slim and it's supposed to be rounded inside.
    On the real DV Helmet the silver nose part is an imprint of Brian Muirs (the DV Helmet sculptor) thumb.

    The eyes appear too round (bug-like) and seem to *stick out* too far.

    The whole face is too *flat* (once again!) ... it needs to be a bit *longer*
    and sleeker - the original mask was sculpted onto a cast of Dave Prowses face.

    The tear groves under the eyes appear to be missing (again!) - a feature
    that Hasbro curiously has put on the new *lightning* Vader.

    The Dome has some shape flaws, and the *Widows peak* isn't pronounced
    enough. The widows peak is that little pointy end-piece of the stripe that
    goes over Vaders Helmet - only on ANH it was *pointy* - for ESB and ROTJ
    they had sanded that feature flat for a softer *Brow-line*.

    The original ANH Helmet is really wonky and asymetrical, and naturally so is
    the mouth triangle - but Hasbro manages it with every Vader figure to let the
    mouth *curve* to the wrong side, wich looks like a mirrored image then.

    I just want to say it again - this new ANH Vader looks great !!! ...
    But from the view of a nerdy detail-nut like me it's just not *perfect* ...


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    This is a really nice figure. I'm actually excited about it now after seeing the pic.
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    Yeah, he's not perfect, but it looks pretty darn good overall. Like that he's taller than the previous Vaders.
    "From a toy perspective only, the EU is dead for now."

    Finally, DDP says something that makes me happy!
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    Kinda dig the sculpt, this may be the ANH Vader for my collection.

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    Evergrey is correct, there are some glaring mistakes, still I'm really excited about this. A new Vader that is actually cool & on a vintage card.

    I'll not complain, (although improvements could be made, but such is life).
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    Me likey. He does seem bigger and more foreboding this time around. Looks like it could be the best yet. Even though I'm one of the freaks who enjoys the removable helmet feature. I'll manage.

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