The Sithsonian Darth Vader Collection

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Welcome to the new Darth_Daddius Darth Vader collection - The Sithsonian.

I have broken the collection into each country and what I have been able to find so far. I have been amazed at just how many different countries released Darth Vader on differing versions of the card-back, and some of the non-US versions are extremely rare. Some are only rumoured to exist and haven't even emerged yet! The hunt continues...

This page has been developed mostly as a library for my own collection, but I hope it helps others discover new Darth Vader figures - especially from the Vintage line. I hope you enjoy The Sithsonian as much as I have enjoyed collecting them all.

Australia

SW Vader Toltoys 12bk (Emperical) AFA70.JPG SW Vader Toltoys 12bk (Metric with Gold ROC Sticker).JPG SW Vader Toltoys 12bk-B (Metric Sticker on Kenner 12bk) CAS70.JPG SW Vader Toltoys 20bk-A AFA80.JPG ESB Vader Toltoys 41bk (Pink 4LOM Offer) CAS75.JPG ESB Vader Toltoys 45bk (Aust address).JPG ESB Vader Toltoys 47bk (4LOM Not Avail in Aust Offer) CAS75.JPG ROTJ Vader Toltoys 65bk (Aust address - Reseal).JPG ROTJ Vader Toltoys 79bk-A (Aust Coin Offer) CAS85.JPG

SW 12bk Toltoys with empirical measurements on the card back
SW 12bk Toltoys with metric measurements on the card back
SW 12bk-C Kenner (Taiwan) card with Australian metric sticker
SW 20bk-A Toltoys card
ESB 41bk Kenner card with Australian Pink 4LOM Offer
ESB 45bk Toltoys card Display Offer with Australian address printed on back
ESB 47bk-A Kenner card with 'Offer not available in Australia' sticker across the 4-LOM Offer
ROTJ 65bk Toltoys card with Australian Address
ROTJ 79bk Kenner card with Australian Coin Offer

The 12 Back Darth Vader was only made in Taiwan (some other characters came from Taiwan and HK) and there were at least two versions with empirical and metric measurements of the figures. Australia went to the metric system of measurement in 1966, so it is unusual for any measurements to be in inches. The inch versions were probably the very first release by Toltoys (using the kenner card-back as a template). There was also a white metric sticker shown above that came on both Toltoys and Kenner 12 back cards. Other differences on the Metric card are thinner text, the gold 'Republic of China' sticker as well as Australia mispelt as 'AUSTRLIA'. Oh, and the classic misspelling of Toltoys spelt 'TOLTOTYS' on both cards.

SW Darth Vaders Tie Fighter MPC Model - Toltoys Australia.JPG 12 Inch SW Darth Vader (Toltoys) Front.jpg 12 Inch ESB Darth Vader (Toltoys) Front.JPG Darth Vader Shampoo (Australian) 1.jpg Toltoys Death Star Box Front.JPG
Darth Vader Commonwealth Bank Money Boxes.jpg Bootleg Vintage Darth Vader 'Space Wars' Badge.JPG Promotional - Bensons Showbag Australia Brisbane Ekka.JPG Promotional - Myer Star Wars Exhibition 1982 Carrybag Australia.JPG

SW Darth Vader Tie Fighter Model - same as the US version, but distributed through Toltoys
SW 12 Inch
ESB 12 Inch
Darth Vader Shampoo bottle
SW Toltoys Death Star playset
Commonwealth Bank money boxes (two versions) - an Australian Bank
Bootleg 'Space Wars' button featuring Darth Vader - Yellow and Red versions
Showbag from the Brisbane Exhibition 1983
Showbag from the Myer Star Wars Exhibition 1982

The 12 inch boxes were unique to Australia as there is no reference to the figure's size. On the US Kenner boxes (SW and ESB) the size of the figure is stated as 15 inches. Because Australia used the metric system of measurement, the size was simply omitted - not blacked out - reprinted without any reference to size at all. These were actually released in Australia and New Zealand and apparently made it to store shelves, and you can just make out the remnants of a price sticker on the ESB box.

New Zealand

SW Vader Toltoys 21bk (New Zealand Large card).JPG ESB Luke Bespin Palitoy 32bk (NZ).JPG ESB Vader Toltoys 48bk (New Zealand Cardback).JPG


SW 21bk-A Toltoys New Zealand Large card with distinct large square bubble and matte back
ESB 32bk-B Toltoys New Zealand Luke Bespin large card (Darth Vader was not released on this card) square bubble and matte back
ESB 48bk-A Toltoys New Zealand with no POP and New Zealand Toltoys information where the barcode should be

These were actually locally made by Toltoys in New Zealand to compensate for the lack of product available, hence the difference in size, quality and bubble. All parts were made in New Zealand (reportedly Christchurch).

Argentina, Brazil and Columbia

ROTJ Vader Top Toys 12bk (Argentina) AFA80.JPG Hombre Espacial Darth Vader.JPG Hombre Espacial Darth Vader (Dictador Robot).JPG
POTF Vader Glasslite 9bk (Brazil).JPGModel TREM Vader 1.JPG Model TREM Vader (Red tube sabre, Single Pour).JPG Yupi Vaders.JPG

Argentina - ROTJ 12bk Top Toys card
Argentina - Bootleg Hombre Espacial Piloto Navex, although now considered to be more of a bootleg of a bootleg
Argentina - Bootleg Hombre Espacial Dictador Robot
Brazil - POTF 9bk Glasslite card
Brazil - Model Trem vintage Bootleg with Blue Plastic Tube Sabre painted red
Brazil - Model Trem vintage Bootleg Single Pour (non-moveable neck) with Red Plastic Tube Sabre
Columbia - YUPI Lucasfilm licensed figures found in snack food products

Canada

SW Vader Canada 12bk-A.JPG SW Vader Canada 12bk-D AFA80.JPG SW Vader Canada 20bk-A AFA60.JPG ESB Vader Canada 21bk (Secret Figure Offer).JPG ESB Vader Canada 32bk CAS85.JPG
ESB Yoda Canada 32bk.JPG ESB Vader Canada 41bk.JPG ESB Luke Hoth Canada (Sears Shrinkwrap).JPG ROTJ Vader Canada 41bk (Transition Card) AFA50.JPG ROTJ Luke Jedi Canada 65bk (Green Sabre).JPG ROTJ Vader Canada 77bk.JPG

SW 12bk-A Kenner-Canada
SW 12bk-D Kenner-Canada GDE-Logo
SW 20bk Kenner-Canada
ESB 21bk Kenner-Canada
ESB 32bk Kenner-Canada
ESB 32bk Kenner Canada Yoda
ESB 41bk Kenner-Canada
ESB Sears Shrinkwrap Kenner-Canada Luke Hoth - Darth Vader didn't come on this card
ESB/ROTJ Transition 41bk (the very clever and cheap way of making an overstock ESB card ready for the new movie)
ROTJ 65bk Luke Jedi (Green Sabre) - another cardback Darth Vader didn't come on
ROTJ 77bk Kenner-Canada

SW Vader Canada 3-Pack (Vader, Stormtrooper, DSC).JPG SW DV Tie Fighter Canada 20bk.JPG 1 - 12 Inch SW Darth Vader (Kenner Canada) Front Back.JPG Darth Vader Utility Belt (Canadian Exclusive) 1.JPG ESB Vader Carry Case Canada 32bk.JPG 8 - SW Darth Vaders Tie Fighter (Canadian Collectors Series).JPG

SW Villians 3-Pack
SW 20bk Kenner-Canada Darth Vader Tie Fighter
SW 12 inch - note the reference to 38 centimeters rather than 15 inches, and English on the Front and French on the Back.
Darth Vader belt set - notorious for its terrible quality, and George Lucas ordering its prodcution and sale ceased.
ESB Darth Vader 32bk carry case
ROTJ Collector Series Darth Vader's Tie Fighter with the infamous mis-spelling of 'Guerre' in the Star Burst as 'Querre'

Europe

Tri-Logo Vader Euro 70bk-B (Small tapered Bubble).JPG Tri-Logo Vader Euro 70bk-B (Miscard Bubble).JPG Tri-Logo Luke Euro 70bk-C (Brown Hair) AFA80.JPG Tri-Logo Anakin Euro 70bk-D CAS80.JPG

ROTJ Tri-Logo 70bk-B with Rounded and tapered small scalloped bubble
ROTJ Tri-Logo 70bk-B with miscard bubble
ROTJ Tri-Logo 70bk-BC Luke Skywalker (Brown hair) with alternate Gunner photo (Made in China) - Vader did not come on this cardback
ROTJ Tri-Logo 70bk-D Anakin - Another cardback Darth Vader did not come on (POTF figures only)

Hungarian Darth Vader Stump Hand.JPG Hungarian Darth Vader Claw Hand (Green).JPG Uzay Kara Lider (Darth Vader).JPG
SW Polish Unarticulated ist Generation loose.JPG SW Polish Articulated 1st and Later Generation loose.JPG SW Polish Cardback (Blue with Figure).JPG SW Polish Overstock cards.jpg
Oriet Russian POTF2 Vader.JPG Uraguay Darth Vader Guerrero EspacialJPG.jpg

Bootleg - Hungary Stump hand Vader
Bootleg - Hungary Claw Hand Vader
Bootleg - Turkey UZAY
Bootleg - Turkey UZAY Limb Sprue
Bootleg - Poland Unarticulated, including rare Silver figure
Bootleg - Poland Articulated (1st and later Generations), including Grey and rare Silver figures
Bootleg - Poland 1st Generation Articulated with cardback
Bootleg - Poland Overstock cardbacks
Bootleg - Russia Oriet POTF2 era
Bootley - Uruguay Guerrero Espacial

France

SW Vader Meccano 12bk (France).JPG SW Vader Meccano 20bk (France).jpgROTJ Luke Jedi Meccano 65bk (Yan Solo Miscard Reseal).JPG Tri-Logo Vader Meccano 70bk-B (France).JPG

SW 12bk Meccano
SW 20bk Meccano - iconic square card
ROTJ 65bk Meccano Luke Jedi miscard on Yan Solo cardback
ROTJ Tri-Logo 70bk with long 'Meccano' bubble

12 Inch Meccano.JPG SW Darth Vaders Tie Fighter (Meccano) Box Front.JPG

SW 12 inch
SW Darth Vader Tie Fighter

Germany

ESB Vader German 45bk (General Mills Parker).JPG Tri-Logo Vader Italian (Edilido Parodi Import Sticker) Front .JPG POTF Vader German 2-Pack with Mini-Rig (General Mills Parker).JPG POTF Vader German 3-Pack (General Mills Parker).JPG

ESB 45bk German Parker Mills
ROTJ Tri-Logo 70bk - distinctive long thin punch with a triangle shape in the middle
POTF Parker Die Kraft Der Macht Three-Pack
POTF Parker Die Kraft Der Macht Two-Pack with (Meccano) Mini-Rig

Italy

SW Vader Harbert 12bk (Italy).JPG ESB IG88 Italian Kenner 41bk with Harbert Sticker.JPG Tri-Logo Vader Italy 70bk-B (Edilido Parodi Import Sticker).JPG ROTJ Vader Italian 4-Pack (Vader, Paploo, Leia Hoth and Imp Commander) CAS75 Front2.JPG

SW 12bk Harbert
ESB 41bk Kenner IG88 with Harbert Sticker on the back. I have not found a Vader with this sticker yet
ROTJ Tri-Logo 70bk with 'Edilio Parodi' Import sticker on the back of a German Tri-logo card
ROTJ Tri-Logo 4-Pack with Tri-logo cards - one from each movie plus Darth Vader. This set also has the wrong weapon for Leia

Ireland

Tri-Logo Irish 3-Pack (Emperor, B-Wing and C3PO) Front.JPG

Ireland didn't have its own line, but these 3-Packs were distributed by a local store, Dunnes. They are not an official product and are notoriously fragile.

Japan

SW Vader Takara 12-B (Japan No-ST and ST comparison).JPG SW Vader Takara 12-C (Japan White Background).JPG SW Vader Takara 4bk (Japan 8inch figure).JPG SW Vader Takara Box (Japan 6inch figure).JPG
ESB Vader POPY (Japan) Front.jpg ROTJ Vader Tsukuda 65bk-A (Japan) AFA85.JPG

SW 12bk-B Kenner card with Takara 'No ST' sticker and 'ST' sticker
SW 12bk-C Takara card with Takara ST Sticker and white background and Japanese COO Vader. Note the lack of COO on the reverse.
SW 4-bk Takara 8 Inch figure
SW Boxed 6 inch figure
ESB POPY box with SW-A baggie
ROTJ Kenner 65bk-A with Tsukuda Sticker

Japanese Candy Premiums (Morinaga).JPG Japanese Candy Premiums (Meiji and Gachapon).JPG SW Tie Fighter Takara 12bk.JPG SW Darth Vader McDonalds Cup (Japan).JPG

Japanese Darth Vader Candy premiums - Morinaga (boxes)
Japanese Darth Vader Candy premiums - Meiji (Black) and Gachapon (Gum Ball machine - the rest)
SW 12bk Takara Darth Vader Tie Fighter - No Darth Vader Tie Fighter on this card
SW McDonald's Cup

Singapore

KAKA Singapore Darth Vader Food snack toy.JPG

Kaka snack food premium

Spain

ESB Snowtrooper POCH 37:41bk (Spain) AFA70.JPG ESB Vader POCH 37:41bk (Spain).JPG ESB Vader POCH 37:41bk Transition (Spain).JPG ESB Vader POCH 45bk (Spain) Yellow Lightsabre Miscard.JPG ROTJ Vader POCH 45bk (Palitoy card with Figura Gratis stickers) CAS80.JPG
ROTJ Vader POCH 65bk (Palitoy card with Clipper Black Wrap and Figura Gratis stickers) AFA75.JPG ROTJ Vader POCH 65bk.JPG ROTJ Vader POCH 65bk (Figura Gratis Offer).JPG Tri-Logo Vader POCH 70bk-B (Large PBP Bubble).JPG

ESB 37/41bk POCH card with the horizontal reverse. These are called 37/41 Backs because they have 41 figures listed, but only 37 figures shown.
ESB 37/41bk POCH Snowtrooper with the Yellow Logo - Vader only came with the Blue logo
ESB 37/41bk POCH Transition card with Gratis offer sticker
ESB 45/47bk with printed '1 Figura Gratis' offer (mis-card with yellow lightsabre)
ROTJ 45bk Palitoy with '1 Figura Gratis' offer sticker
ROTJ 65bk Palitoy with Clipper black sticker and '1 Figura Gratis' offer
ROTJ 65 Back PBP
ROTJ 65 Back '1 Figura Gratis' Offer
ROTJ Tri-Logo 70bk with PBP Bubble

ESB Darth Vaders Tie Fighter (POCH Spain) 1.JPG ROTJ Darth Vaders Tie Fighter (Bi-Logo Spain) 2.JPG

ESB Darth Vader Tie Fighter
ROTJ Bi-Logo Darth Vader Tie Fighter - this was a Spain only release.

Netherlands

SW Vader Clipper 12bk-A (Cardback).JPG SW Vader Clipper 12bk-B (Gratis Sticker).JPG SW Vader Clipper 12bk-B (Gratis Gratuite Sticker) AFA80.JPG ESB Vader Clipper 41bk (Black Primes Gratuites Offer) CAS75.JPG
ESB Vader Clipper 41bk (Red Gratuites Offer) CAS85.JPG ESB Vader Clipper 41bk (Red Gratuites Offer on Canadian 41bk card).JPG ESB Vader Clipper 45bk AFA85.JPG ESB Vader Clipper 45bk (German Parker cardback).JPGROTJ Vader Clipper 48bk-D (White Wrap) CAS85.JPG
ROTJ Vader Clipper 65bk (Palitoy card with Black Wrap and twin stem bubble).JPG ROTJ Vader Clipper 65bk-B (Black Wrap and Booklet) AFA70.JPG ROTJ Vader Clipper 77bk-A (Black Wrap and Alternate Photo).JPG Tri-Logo Vader Clipper 70bk-B (Clipper Star and Booklet Stickers).JPG Tri-Logo Luke Stormtrooper Clipper Booklet 70bk-D.JPG

SW 12bk Clipper
SW 12bk Kenner with Clipper Gratis sticker
SW 12bk Kenner with Clipper Gratuite Gratis sticker
ESB 41bk Kenner with Black 'Gratis Premies' Wrap-around yellow sticker
ESB 41bk Kenner with Red 'Gratis Premies' Wrap-around yellow sticker
ESB 41bk Kenner Canada with Red 'Gratis Premies' Wrap-around yellow sticker
ESB 45bk Clipper
ESB 45 Bk German Parker Mills cardback with Black Offer - rare German ESB with Black wrap sticker
ROTJ 48bk-D with Clipper 'White' wrap Offer
ROTJ 45bk Palitoy with 'Black' wrap Offer and Twin-stem Bubble
ROTJ 65bk Kenner with Clipper 'Black' wrap Offer and offer booklet - rare double offer
ROTJ 77bk Kenner with Clipper 'Black' wrap Offer - rare with Alternate Pointing Photo
ROTJ TriLogo 70bk with Clipper offer booklet and 'Star' sticker
ROTJ Trilogo 70bk-D Luke Stormtrooper with Clipper offer booklet and WITHOUT the 'New Figure' sticker - another card Vader was not on

SW Tie Fighter Clipper 12bk.JPG SW Mailaway Clipper Advert with both versions of baggie.JPG

SW 12bk Clipper Tie Fighter
ROTJ era mailaway offer for Darth Vader (two different baggie types) with magazine promotion advertisment

There is also a variant of the Black wrap offer with the picture of Admiral Ackbar having an extra line and the text being further away from the figure depiction. The first one below is on the Palitoy ROTJ 45bk and German ESB 45bk, and the second is on the Kenner 77bk.

ROTJ Vader Clipper Black Wrap variation.JPG

Mexico

ESB Vader Lili Ledy 10bk (Mexico Cardback with Figure).JPG ROTJ Vader Lili Ledy 12bk (Retorno Reseal).JPG ROTJ Vader Lili Ledy 14bk (Regreso Reseal).JPG ROTJ Vader Lili Ledy 30bk (Regreso) CAS80.JPG ROTJ Emperor Lili Ledy 50bk (Regreso).JPG

ESB 10bk Lili Ledy El Imperio Contraataca
ROTJ 12bk Lili Ledy Retorno
ROTJ 14bk Lili Ledy Regreso
ROTJ 30bk Lili Ledy Regreso
ROTJ 50bk Lili Ledy Regreso Emperor (Vader did was not issued after the 30bk)

2 - 12 Inch SW Darth Vader (Lili Ledy Mexico) Front Back Figure.JPG 97 - SW Darth Vaders Tie Fighter (Lili Ledy Regreso).JPG ROTJ Vader Carry Case Lili Ledy (Mexico) with Contents.JPG ROTJ Darth Vader Lili Ledy Store sign.JPG

SW 12inch Lili Ledy - very different to the Kenner version
ROTJ Lili Ledy Darth Vader's Tie Fighter Regreso Box (there is also a Retorno version)
ROTJ Lili Ledy Darth Vaders Carry Case
ROTJ Lili Ledy Store Display

Mexico had some of the best bootlegs that ranged from genuine Vintage (80s) to more modern POTF2. Vader tended to remain the same Semi-Articulated mold, although there are some really interesting variations.

Mexican SW Darth Vader Shrinkwrap.JPG Mexican 6inch Darth Vader (Thundercats sword Red).JPG Mexican Semi Art ROTJ style.JPG Mexican Darth Vader vintage bootlegs (loose).JPG
Mexican Semi Art POTF2 style.JPG Mexican Semi Art ROTJ Bag.JPG Mexican Semi Art POTA (Chewbacca & Vader heads).JPG Mexican POTF2 style 3-Packs.JPG


Bootleg Semi-Articulated shrinkwrapped
Bootleg 6 inch scale Semi-Articulated with Thundercats sword
Bootleg Vintage style figure on ROTJ card/bubble (mid-90s)
Bootleg Vintage Style Smaller Semi-articulated (late-80s)
Bootleg Vintage Style Unarticulated Yellow (late 80s)
Bootleg Vintage Style Semi-Articulated with retractable sabre (late-80s/early-90s)
Bootleg Vintage Style Unarticulated (late-80s/early 90s)
Bootleg Vintage Style small Unarticulated
Bootleg Vintage style figure on POTF2 card/bubble (late-90s/early 2000s)
Bootleg Vintage style Semi-Articulated figures in bag with ROTJ Header (mid-90s)
Bootleg Vintage style Semi-Articulated figures: Vader and Chewbacca-Vader (which actually used a Planet of the Apes head)
Bootleg Vintage style Semi-Articulated figures in bag stapled on a POTF2 style cardback (mid-90s)

Peru

ESB Vader Peru 41bk BASA.JPG ROTJ Vader Basa (Peru Fake) 77bk.JPG
8 - 12 inch ESB Darth Vader Basa (Peru).JPG Basa - Kenner Vader Comparison.JPG BASA Peru Galacticos and Chocolate Spoons.JPG BASA Galacticos.jpg

Peru is a country that had very little of the original product due to the Socialist government during the original SW-era. During the ESB-era, the country opened up and a company called Basa imported Kenner cards and stuck a Company sticker in the top left corner. The cards on the top row were all bought directly from Peru, but have now been deemed to be fake. Opinions differ as to the existence of ROTJ cards with the Basa sticker applied, but the sticker did stop being applied soon after ESB. I leave them here as a warning for others and as a general idea of how they looked. Basa also made their own 12 inch line with Vader and Chewbacca. Again, these are very rare to find complete and boxed.

ESB 41bk Kenner Darth Vader with faked Basa sticker
ROTJ 77bk Kenner Darth Vader Kenner with faked Basa sticker
ESB 12 inch Darth Vader, with the second photo showing a comparison with the Kenner 12 inch figure
Candy premium toys and about the same size as the Columbian Yupis. The top three are a spoon for a chocolate dip, and the bottom are another premium toy often attached to ice-creams.
Galacticos - these were based on another US toy that was often thought to be a spin-off of SW toys.

United Kingdom

SW Vader Palitoy 12bk AFA85.JPG SW Luke XWing Palitoy 20bk AFA85.JPG ESB Luke Bespin Palitoy 30bk (UK) CAS80.JPG ESB Vader Palitoy 41bk (UK).JPG ESB Vader Palitoy 45bk-A (UK Bounty Hunter Offer) AFA75.JPG
ESB Vader Palitoy 45bk-B (UK Single Stem) AFA60.JPG ESB Vader Palitoy 45bk-B (UK Double Stem).JPG ESB Vader Palitoy 48bk-C (Kenner with Palitoy Sticker) AFA50.JPG ROTJ Vader Palitoy 48bk-F (US Card with Palitoy sticker) CAS85.JPG ROTJ Vader Palitoy 45bk-C AFA85.JPG
ROTJ ERG Palitoy 65bk-C.JPG ROTJ Vader Palitoy 65bk (Long Meccano Bubble) AFA80.JPG ROTJ Vader Palitoy 65bk (PBP Bubble and Offer not blacked out).JPG

SW 12bk Palitoy card
SW 20bk Palitoy Luke Skywalker X-Wing - a cardback Darth Vader was not released on
ESB 30bk Palitoy Luke Skywalker in Bespin Fatigues - Darth Vader is rumoured to be on this cardback
ESB 41bk Palitoy
ESB 45bk-A Palitoy Bounty Hunter Offer
ESB 45bk-B rare single stem bubble
ESB 45bk-B twin stem bubble
ESB 48bk-C Kenner card with Palitoy Address Sticker
ROTJ 48bk-D with Palitoy Address Sticker
ROTJ 45bk Palitoy card
ROTJ 65bk-C Emperor's Royal Guard - Vader did not come on this card, and this was the forerunner to the Tri-Logo cardback
ROTJ 65bk-D Palitoy card with long bubble
ROTJ 65bk-D Palitoy card with short bubble and offer not blacked out

SW DV Tie Fighter Palitoy 12bk.JPG 12 Inch SW Darth Vader (Denys Fisher) Front.JPG ROTJ 8-Pack UK Woolies Special Buy (Vader, Emperor, Imp Comm, Snowtrooper, Zuckuss, Dengar, IG...jpg

SW 12bk Darth Vader's Tie Fighter
SW 12inch Denys Fisher
ROTJ/POTF Woolworths 8-Pack - These were sold in a bag by the grocery store 'Woolworths' and had 8 figures for 99 pence. There were rumoured to be some POTF figures found in these as well.

USA - the biggest section

SW Vader US 12bk-B (DT loose on card) CAS75.JPG SW Vader US 3-Pack (Vader, Stormtrooper, DSC).JPG SW Vader US 3-Pack Prototype (Vader, Stormtrooper, DSC).JPG
SW Vader US 12bk-A (Hong Hong) SKU Footer CAS80.JPG SW Vader US 12bk-A (Hong Hong) SKU Footer CAS80 Footer.JPG SW Vader US 12bk-A (Taiwan).JPG SW Vader US 12bk-D CAS85.JPG SW Vader US 20bk-A.JPG
SW Vader US 20bk-C (Boba Fett Offer).png SW Vader US 20bk-D (Black sticker over Boba Fett Offer).JPG SW Vader US 20bk-H (Boba Fett with Ext Offer) CAS75.JPG SW Vader US 21bk-A.JPG SW Vader US 21bk-B.JPG SW Vader US 21bk-C (Secret Figure Offer) CAS80.JPG

The famous Double Telescoping Darth Vader (Loose displayed on a 12bk-B)
Kenner Villains 3-Pack
Kenner Villains 3-Pack Prototype Box with round punch and handcut top window edge (also used different tape)
SW 12bk-A Kenner HK SKU Footer
SW 12bk-A Kenner Taiwan
SW 12bk-D Kenner
SW 20bk-A Kenner - very hard to get offerless card with white price area like the 12 back
SW 20bk-C Kenner Boba Fett Offer - no sticker
SW 20bk-D Kenner Boba Fett Offer - black sticker over the picture on the back
SW 20bk-H Kenner Boba Fett Offer - with two extension stickers
SW 21bk-A Kenner - tough piece with the white price area like the 12 back
SW 21bk-B Kenner
SW 21bk-C Kenner - Secret Action Figure Offer

ESB Vader US 21bk -G.JPG ESB Vader US 21bk -H (Secret Figure with Ext Offer) AFA50.JPG ESB Vader US 31bk-B AFA80.JPG ESB Vader US 41bk-A (Survival Kit Offer and 2 sabres).JPG ESB Vader US 41bk-D.JPG
ESB Vader US 45bk-A (Fre Coin Offer Sticker).JPG ESB Vader US 47bk-A.JPG ESB Vader US 48bk-A AFA85Y.JPG ESB Vader US 48bk-B (Revenge Offer Sticker).JPG ESB Vader US 48bk-C (Printed Revenge Offer).JPG

ESB 21bk-G Kenner - Secret Figure Offer
ESB 21bk-H Kenner - Secret Figure Offer with extension sticker
ESB 31bk-B Kenner
ESB 41bk-A Kenner - with two sabres
ESB 41bk-D Kenner
ESB 45bk-A Kenner - Display Offer with rare Coin Offer sticker on an ESB Card
ESB 47bk-A Kenner
ESB 48bk-A Kenner - hard to find with no offer
ESB 48bk-B Kenner - 'Revenge Offer' stickers on front and back
ESB 48bk-C Kenner - printed Revenge Offer

ROTJ Vader US 48bk (Revenge Proof).JPG ROTJ Vader US POTF2 Revenge of the Jedi Proof (Glossy).JPG ROTJ Vader US POTF2 Revenge of the Jedi Proof (Silver).JPG

Revenge of the Jedi 48bk Kenner Proof
Revenge of the Jedi Kenner POTF2-era Proof Sheets

ROTJ Vader US 48bk (ESB Bubble and 2 Line Back).JPG ROTJ Vader US 65bk-A AFA80.JPG ROTJ Vader US 65bk-B (Alternate Picture Made In Mexico).JPG ROTJ Vader US 65bk-C (Emperor Offer).JPG ROTJ Vader US 77bk-A (Black sticker over UPC).JPG ROTJ Vader US 77bk-B (Anakin and Coin Offer Stickers) AFA75.JPG
ROTJ Vader US 79bk-A (Australian Coles Price Tag).JPG POTF Vader US 92bk-A (Coin Offer) CAS85.JPG

ROTJ 48bk-D Kenner - Nien Numb Offer with hard to find ESB bubble and 2-line title on the card reverse
ROTJ 65bk-A Kenner
ROTJ 65bk-B Kenner Alternate picture Made in Mexico
ROTJ 65bk-C Kenner - Emperor Offer
ROTJ 77bk-A Kenner - Black Sticker covering the stock number
ROTJ 77bk-B Kenner - Anakin and Free Coin Offers
ROTJ 79bk-A Kenner (Aussie Price sticker)
POTF 92bk-A - with Free Coin Offer

ROTJ Vader US KayBee 2Pack (Darth Vader and Leia) CAS 70.JPG ROTJ Vader US KayBee 2Pack (Darth Vader and Hammerhead) CAS 70.JPG ROTJ Vader US KayBee 2Pack (Darth Vader and IG88) CAS 85.JPG ROTJ Vader US KayBee 2Pack (Darth Vader and Pruneface).JPG ROTJ Vader US KayBee 2Pack (Darth Vader and Admiral Ackbar).JPG ROTJ Vader US KayBee 2Pack (Darth Vader and Endor Ree Yees) AFA60.JPG ROTJ Vader US KayBee 2Pack (Darth Vader and Gam Guard) CAS 70.JPG
ROTJ Vader US KayBee 2Pack (Darth Vader and Endor Commando) AFA50.JPG ROTJ Vader US KayBee 2Pack (Darth Vader and Bib Fortuna).JPG ROTJ Vader US KayBee 2Pack (Darth Vader and Logray) CAS 70.JPG ROTJ Vader US KayBee 2Pack (Darth Vader and Wicket) CAS 80.JPG ROTJ Vader US KayBee 2Pack (Darth Vader and Biker Scout) CAS 75.JPG ROTJ Vader US KayBee 2Pack (Darth Vader and Squidhead) CAS 60.JPG

Kay-Bee Twin Packs. As Star Wars started to lose sales, the store Kay-Bee bought a huge stockpile of carded figures. They were pulled off individual cards and bundled together in these 2-Packs. With many of the weapons taped to the inside of bubbles, very few weapons made it into these packs unless they were already on the figures (such as capes and sabres). They have extremely fragile bubbles and were mounted on thin cardstock. As a result, most have significant damage.

ROTJ Kay-Bee Twin Pack - Darth Vader with Princess Liea
ROTJ Kay-Bee Twin Pack - Darth Vader with Hammerhead
ROTJ Kay-Bee Twin Pack - Darth Vader with IG88
ROTJ Kay-Bee Twin Pack - Darth Vader with Pruneface
ROTJ Kay-Bee Twin Pack - Darth Vader with Admiral Ackbar
ROTJ Kay-Bee Twin Pack - Darth Vader with Ree Yees
ROTJ Kay-Bee Twin Pack - Darth Vader with Gam Guard
ROTJ Kay-Bee Twin Pack - Darth Vader with Endor Rebel Commando
ROTJ Kay-Bee Twin Pack - Darth Vader with Bib Fortuna
ROTJ Kay-Bee Twin Pack - Darth Vader with Logray
ROTJ Kay-Bee Twin Pack - Darth Vader with Wicket
ROTJ Kay-Bee Twin Pack - Darth Vader with Biker Scout
ROTJ Kay-Bee Twin Pack - Darth Vader with Squidhead

SW DV Tie Fighter US 12bk (Prototype) AFA80.JPG SW DV Tie Fighter US 20bk (Small Wings).JPG SW DV Tie Fighter US 21bk.JPG SW DV Tie Fighter US (Mail In).JPG SW DV Tie Fighter US 31bk Proof.JPG
4 - SW Darth Vaders Tie Fighter (Kenner Prototype).JPG 7 - SW Tie Fighter (Special Offer).JPG 4 - SW Darth Vaders Tie Fighter (Special Offer).JPG 12 Inch Kenner.JPG ESB Vader Carry Case US Mailer.JPG

SW Kenner Darth Vader's Tie-Fighter (Small Wings) on Tie Fighter 12 Back
SW Kenner Darth Vader's Tie-Fighter (Small Wings) 20 Back
SW Kenner Darth Vader's Tie-Fighter 21 Back
SW Kenner Darth Vader's Tie-Fighter Mail-in
ESB Darth Vader's Tie Figher 31 Back (Proof Card)
SW White pre-production box
SW Darth Vader's Tie Fighter Special Offer
SW Tie Fighter Special Offer
SW 12 Inch Kenner
ESB Carry Case Mailer Version

ESB Vader Carry Case US 32bk Special Offer CAS80.JPG ESB Vader Carry Case US 41bk Special Offer CAS75.JPG
ESB Vader Carry Case US 47bk Rebate Offer.JPG ROTJ Vader Carry Case US 65bk.JPG

ESB Carry Case - 32 Back with special offer of Boba Fett, Bossk and IG88 in the very rare ESB-b baggies
ESB Carry Case - 41 Back with special offer of Luke Bespin, Darth Vader and Yoda
ESB Carry Case - 47 Back with Rebate Offer
ROTJ Carry Case - 65 Back

ESB and ROTJ Darth Vader LightSabre.JPG Droids Darth Vader Lightsabre .png Bootleg SW Darth vader LightSabre.png

ESB and ROTJ Darth Vader Lightsabres
Droids Darth Vader Lightsabre
Bootleg Darth vader Lightsabre

Mis-Carded Figures

ESB Vader US 41bk-A (Survival Kit Offer and 2 sabres).JPG ESB Vader POCH 45bk (Spain) Yellow Lightsabre Miscard.JPG ROTJ Vader Palitoy 65bk (Chewbacca Vader Miscard) AFA80.JPG ROTJ Vader Palitoy 65bk (Upside Down figure).JPG ROTJ Vader US 77bk-A (Unpainted figure).JPG ROTJ Vader US 77bk-A (Upside Down Back) CAS65.JPG Tri-Logo Vader Euro 70bk-B (Squidhead miscard) CAS70.JPG 1983 Tri-Logo Darth Vader Euro 70bk-B (Tie Pilot miscard).JPG 1985 POTF Vader US 92bk-A (Miscard with Gunner Coin).JPG

ESB 41bk-A Kenner with two lightsabres
ESB 45/47bk Poch Vader with a Yellow lightsabre
ROTJ 65bk Palitoy Chewbacca Card with Darth Vader figure
ROTJ 65bk Palitoy with Vader upside down
ROTJ 77bk-A Kenner with unpainted chest
ROTJ 77bk-B Kenner with an upside down backing card. Even the Anakin Offer sticker was placed on the card upside down
ROTJ Tri-logo 70bk Darth Vader Card with Squidhead figure
ROTJ Tri-logo 70bk Darth Vader Card with Tie-Fighter figure
POTF 92-A Kenner with Imperial Gunner coin

Baggie Packs

Mailer SW 3-Pack (Vader:2xStormies) AFA80.png Mailer SW 4-Pack (Vader, Tusken, Stormtrooper x2) UKG85.JPG
Mailer ESB 3-Pack (Vader, Stormtrooper x2) AFAU85.JPG ESB Vader POPY (Japan) Front.jpg
Mailer ESB 6-Pack (Vader, Snowtrooper, ATAT Driver, Rebel Soldier, IG88, Yoda) UKG80.jpg Mailer ESB 6-Pack (Vader, Han Hoth, C3PO, R2D2, Rebel Soldier) UKG80.jpg
Mailer ESB 4-Pack (Vader, Boba Fett, IG88, Snowtrooper) UKG80.jpg Mailer ESB 4-Pack Line-art Star Destroyer set (Vader, Bossk, Boba Fett, IG88) UKG75.jpg Mailer ESB 3-Pack Star Destroyer Set (Dengar, Bossk, Zuckuss) UKG80.jpg Mailer ESB 3-Pack (Vader, Snowtrooper x2) UKG85.jpg
Mailer ESB 4-Pack (Vader, Stormtrooper, IG88, Chewbacca).jpg Mailer SW 4-Pack (Vader, Han Solo, Luke Farmboy, Leia Organa).JPG
Mailer ROTJ 4-Pack (Vader:Fett:Luke XWing:Yoda) CAS70.png Mailer ROTJ 3-Pack (Vader:Emp:ERG) CAS85.png
Mailer ROTJ 3-Pack Montgomery Wards (Vader, ERG, Biker) UKG85.jpg ROTJ 8-Pack UK Woolies Special Buy (Vader, Emperor, Imp Comm, Snowtrooper, Zuckuss, Dengar, IG...jpg SW Mailaway Clipper Advert with both versions of baggie.JPG

SW 3-Pack - Vader, 2x Stormtroopers
SW 4-Pack - Vader, Tusken Raider, 2 x Stormtroopers
ESB 3-Pack - Vader, 2x Stormtroopers (Rare ESB version of this set)
ESB POPY Darth Vader (Japan)
ESB 6-Pack (Yellow Box)
ESB 6-Pack (Red Box)
ESB 4-Pack - Vader, Fett, IG88 and Snowtrooper
ESB Star Destroyer Line Art 4-Pack - Vader, Fett, IG88, Bossk
ESB 3-Pack - Bossk, Zuckuss and Dengar (No vader, but a nice complement to the previous 4-Pack)
ESB 4-Pack - Vader, Stormtrooper, IG88 and Chewbacca
ROTJ 3-Pack - Vader and 2x Snowtroopers
ROTJ 4-Pack - Vader, Princess Liea, Han Solo and Luke Skywalker
ROTJ 4-Pack - Vader, Luke Farmboy, Han Solo and Leia Organa
ROTJ 4-Pack - Vader, Fett, Luke Xwing and Yoda
ROTJ 3-Pack - Vader, ERG and Emperor
ROTJ 3-Pack - rare Montgomery Wards special - Vader, ERG and Biker Scout
Woolies (UK) 8-Pack - Imperial/Villains set with 100% Palitoy baggies (didn't really come with the booklet, but I couldn't resist including it)
ROTJ Mail-in Offer with two types of baggie (Clipper - Netherlands)

Young Jedi Mailer (ESB-c Vader baggie with 77bk Giveaway card).JPG

Young Jedi Mailer with ESB-c Vader Baggie with the ROTJ 77bk-A Darth Vader (with blacked out POP) that was one of four figures you could choose from the offer (the others were Luke Jedi, R2D2 and C3PO, as shown)

Individual Baggies:
The Baggie story so far:

A Vader Baggies - all.JPG

SW-a,
SW-b
SW-d large font
SW-d small font
SW-f (incorrectly labelled as SW-d)
ESB-a !st Issue
ESB-a 2nd Issue light blue text
ESB-a 2nd issue dark blue
ESB-c
ESB-d
ESB-e
ESB-f
ESB-h
ROTJ-a (Taiwan - only known example)
ROTJ-f
ROTJ-j
Palitoy-k thin baggie
Palitoy-i
Palitoy-k
Palitoy-m
Euro 500 Box shipper with box
Euro-b (Clipper)
Euro-e
Euro-g
Palitoy-b (Yet to be confirmed)
Euro-c (Clipper 'Made in Macau' baggie and Mailer box)
 
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Wow! Thanks for sharing! My personal favorites are the Ledy ESB 10 back, German 3 pack,Vader/Leia and Vader/IG88 ROTJ 2 packs, and im a sucker for the Hombre Espacial MOC.
 
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Cheers mate! Thanks for sharing.

How long did it take you to put a collection like this together?

Is this all on display in your house? I imagine you need your own large room just to display! Do you have a picture you can share of your set-up?

It really blows the mind to see this many versions of Vader available to the general marketplace. It just shows how many Star Wars figures were sold back in the day!
 
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Cheers mate! Thanks for sharing.

How long did it take you to put a collection like this together?

Is this all on display in your house? I imagine you need your own large room just to display! Do you have a picture you can share of your set-up?

It really blows the mind to see this many versions of Vader available to the general marketplace. It just shows how many Star Wars figures were sold back in the day!
Thanks mate. Sadly all in storage for now. I had it on display and it did take up some room. Having somewhere to display it is a big factor in our new house.

Cheers
 
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