The Sithsonian - Modern chapter

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Welcome to the my new Darth Vader limelight: The Sithsonian - Modern Chapter.

I have broken the collection into each release from 1995 and the page has been developed mostly as a library for my own collection, but I hope it helps others discover new Darth Vader figures. There are still so many to find!

I hope you enjoy The Sithsonian and if you're interested in the Vintage chapter, there is a link in my signature.

Power of the Force 2
1995-1996
- POTF2 Orange Cards

1995 POTF2 Red Vader (US, LS) AFA85.JPG 1995 POTF2 Red Vader (US, LS, Pink Sabre).JPG 1995 POTF2 Red Vader (US, SS, LT).JPG 1995 POTF2 Red Vader (US, SS).JPG 1995 POTF2 Red Vader (US, Micro Sabre).JPG 1995 POTF2 Red Vader (Korea, SS with Dave Prowse Autograph).JPG 1995 POTF2 Red Vader (Italy, LS, Different Barcode).JPG1995 POTF2 Red Vader (Italy, SS, LT).JPG 1995 POTF2 Red Vader (Italy, SS, SUB, Tonka).JPG 1995 POTF2 Red Vader (Canada, LS).JPG 1995 POTF2 Red Vader (Mexico on Canada card, SS).JPG 1995 POTF2 Red Vader (Canada, SS, SUB).JPG 1995 POTF2 Red Vader (Japan, SS, THX).JPG 1995 POTF2 Red Vader (Euro, LS, THX).JPG 1995 POTF2 Red Vader (Euro, SS, LT).JPG 1995 POTF2 Red Vader (Euro, Micro Sabre, LT).JPG 1995 POTF2 Red Vader (Euro, LS, Spanish Sticker).JPG 1995 POTF2 Red Vader (Brazil, LS).JPG 1996 POTF2 Red Vader Sams 3Packs.JPG

US - Long sabre
US - Long 'Pink' sabre
US - Short sabre in long tray
US - Short sabre
US - Micro sabre
Korea - Short Sabre
Italy - Long Sabre and barcode sticker
Italy - Short sabre in long tray
Italy - Short sabre in long tray with Stand Up Bubble (SUB) and Tonka company mentioned on the card reverse
Canada - Long sabre
Canada - rare Short sabre with SUB
Mexico - Canadian short sabre with Mexican stickers
Japan - Short sabre with THX insert
Euro - Long sabre with THX insert
Euro - Short sabre in long tray
Euro - Micro Sabre in long tray
Euro/Spain Long sabre with Spanish 'Precio Estrella' (Star Price) sticker
Brazil - Long sabre with Brazilian 'Estrela' stickers
US - Sam's 3-Pack with Luke and Obi Wan Kenobi
US - Sam's 3-Pack with Chewbacca and Stormtrooper

1995 POTF2 Red Vader (US, Micro Sabre comparison).JPG

The Micro Sabre is one the weird variants that is markedly shorter than the already 'short' lightsabre. They tend to be about 6.5cm, and about 5-7mm shorter than a short sabre (at approximately 7.2cm), as can be seen in the first picture above.

1997-1999 - POTF2 Green Cards

1997 POTF2 Green Vader (US, C1, SUB, Non-Holo).JPG 1997 POTF2 Green Vader (US, C3, SUB, Non Holo).JPG 1997 POTF2 Green Vader (US, C3, SUB, Holo).JPG 1997 POTF2 Green Vader (US, C3, SUB, Holo, SOTE Sculpt).JPG 1997 POTF2 Green Vader (US, C3, SUB, Holo, SOTE Sculpt, Flat Bubble).JPG 1997 POTF2 Green Vader (US, C3, SUB, Holo, Showtime).JPG 1997 POTF2 Green Vader (US, KC, SUB, Slide, Micro Saber).JPG 1997 POTF2 Green Vader (US, KC, SUB, Slide, Red Mercury convention 2001).JPG 1997 POTF2 Green Vader Removable Helmet (US, KC, SUB, Slide) AFA85.JPG 1997 POTF2 Green Vader (Canada, C3, SUB, Holo).JPG 1997 POTF2 Green Vader (Canada, CKC, SUB, Slide).JPG 1997 POTF2 Green Vader (Japan, C1, Holo, THX).JPG 1997 POTF2 Green Vader (Japan, C3, SUB).JPG 1997 POTF2 Green Vader (Japan, C3, THX).JPG 1997 POTF2 Green Vader (Japan, C3, SUB, 1999 Episode 1 Sticker).JPG 1997 POTF2 Green Vader (US, KC, SUB, Slide).JPG 1997 POTF2 Green Vader Removable Helmet (US, KC, SUB, Slide, Australian Barcode sticker).JPG 1998 POTF2 Flashback Darth Vader (US) AFAU85.JPG 1998 POTF2 Flashback Darth Vader (Euro).JPG 1999 Commtech Darth Vader (US) AFAU85.JPG 1999 Commtech Darth Vader (Euro).JPG 1999 CommTALK Darth Vader (Euro).JPG 1999 Commtech Darth Vader (Australian - no Fan Club advert on Reverse).JPG 1999 Commtech Darth Vader Holo picture (Japan).JPG

1997 US - uncommon Collection 1 (C1), non-Holographic picture with Sub and barcode sticker
1997 US - Collection 3 (C3), no Holo with SUB
1997 US - C3, Holo with SUB
1997 US - C3, Holo, SUB with figure from the Shadows of the Empire (SOTE) twin pack (with Xizor)
1997 US - C3, Holo, SUB, SOTE figure with retooled flat faced bubble (no ridge around the outer edge)
1997 US - C3, Holo, SUB with Showtime sticker
1997 US - Kenner Collection (KC), Freeze Frame (FF), SUB with Micro Sabre
1997 US - KC, FF, SUB, 2001 Red Mercury Exclusive with Dave Prowse autograph
1997 US - Removable Helmet figure, KC, FF and SUB
1997 Canada - C3, Holo with SUB
1997 Canada - KC, FF with SUB
1997 Japan - C1, Holo with THX insert
1997 Japan - C3, No Holo, SUB with Pink sabre and Fathead variant
1997 Japan - C3, No Holo with THX insert
1997 Japan - C3, No Holo, SUB with Episode 1 sticker on the reverse
1997 Australia - KC, FF, SUB with Australian barcode sticker
1997 Australia - Removable Helmet figure, KC, FF, SUB with Australian barcode sticker
1998 US - Flashback
1998 Euro - Flashback
1999 US - CommTech
1999 Canada/Mexico - CommTech
1999 Euro - CommTALK
1999 Australia - CommTech with no Fan Club offer on the card reverse (bottom LH corner)
1999 Japan - Commtech

1999 The Phantom Menace Episode 1

1999 TPM (E1) Darth Maul Jedi Duel (US, 0000).JPG 1999 TPM (E1) Darth Sidious Holograph (US).JPG 1999 TPM (E1) Adi Gallia (US).JPG 1999 TPM (E1) Darth Maul (Turkish).JPG 1999 TPM (E1) Darth Maul Sith Lord (Japan).JPG 1999 TPM (E1) Darth Maul Battle Droid twin pack (Chinese sticker on Euro card).JPG 1999 TPM (E1) Darth Maul Tatooine Battle Droid twin pack (Chinese sticker on Euro card with Ag...JPG

US - Darth Maul Jedi Duel (0000 release)
US - Darth Sidious Holograph
US - Adi Gallia: not treally a Sith, but has a red lightsabre :)
Turkey - Darth Maul Tatooine
Japan - Darth Maul Sith Lord
China - Darth Maul Jedi Duel/Battle Droid twin pack with Chinese stickers on Euro cardback
China - Darth Maul Tatooine/Battle Droid twin pack with Chinese stickers on Euro cardback with age sticker on front and Hasbro sticker on back

2000-2001 - Power of the Jedi

2000 POTJ Darth Vader Dagobah (Mexico).JPG 2001 POTJ Darth Vader Dagobah (Japan TOMY).JPG 2001 POTJ Darth Vader Emp Wrath (Japan TOMY).JPG 2000 POTJ Maul Sith Apprentice (US).JPG

2000 Mexico - Dagobah
2000 Japan - Dagobah TOMY World Character Convention
2000 Japan - Emperor's Wrath TOMY
2000 US - Darth Maul Sith Apprentice

2002-2004 SAGA and Original Trilogy Collection

2002 SAGA 30 Vader Bespin Duel ESB (Euro).JPG 2002 SAGA 18 Vader Throne Room Duel ROTJ (US).JPG 2002 SAGA 32 Death Star Clash ANH (US).JPG 2002 SAGA 32 Death Star Clash ANH (US Legend).JPG 2004 OTC 10 Darth Vader ROTJ (Canada).JPG 2004 OTC 10 Darth Vader ROTJ (US - alternate inner tray with lightsabre low).JPG 2004 OTC 34 Darth Vader ANH (Japan DVD Release edition).JPG

2002 Euro SAGA Darth Vader ESB Bespin Duel #30
2003 US SAGA Darth Vader ROTJ Throne Room Duel #18
2003 US SAGA ANH Death Star Clash #32
2003 US SAGA ANH Death Star Clash Legend
2004 Canada OTC Darth Vader ROTJ #10
2004 US OTC Darth Vader ANH #10 with alternate inner tray with Lightsabre positioned low
2004 Japan OTC Darth Vader ANH #10 Japanese DVD Release special edition

2005 Revenge of the Sith

2005 ROTS Count Dooku US.JPG 2005 ROTS Darth Vader US AFAU90.jpg 2005 ROTS Darth Vader Lava Reflection (Target Exclusive) AFA85.JPG

2005 US ROTS Count Dooku
2005 US ROTS Darth Vader
2005 US ROTS Darth Vader Lava Reflection

2006 Saga

2006 Saga Collection 00 Darth Vader H&V (US w Red Vader Holo).JPG 2006 Saga Collection 00 Darth Vader H&V (US w Red Stormtrooper Holo) AFAU85.JPG 2006 Saga Collection 13 Emp Palpatine Ep3 Greatest Battles (US w Red Vader Holo).JPG 2006 Saga Collection 00 Darth Vader H&V (Canada w Blue Maul Holo).JPG 2006 Saga Collection 13 Darth Vader Hoth (US Standing Variant w Blue Maul Holo).JPG 2006 Saga Collection 13 Darth Vader Hoth (US w Blue Vader Holo).JPG 2006 Saga Collection 13 Darth Vader Hoth UGH (US w Silver Maul Holo).JPG 2006 Saga Collection 38 Darth Vader Bespin (US w Red Vader Holo).JPG 2006 Saga Collection 38 Darth Vader Bespin (Canada w Red Vader Holo).JPG 2006 Saga Collection 45 Darth Vader Endor (US w Red Vader Holo).JPG 2006 Saga Collection 45 Darth Vader Endor (US w Red Vader Holo).JPG 2006 Saga Collection 45 Darth Vader Endor (Canada w Red Vader Holo).JPG 2006 Saga Collection 48 Darth Maul Holo (China w Red Vader Holo).JPG 2006 Saga Collection 66 R4-K5 Darth Vader's Astro Droid (US w Red Emperor Holo).JPG

2006 US SAGA Heroes and Villains Darth Vader with red Darth Vader holo
2006 US SAGA Heroes and Villains Darth Vader with red Stormtrooper holo
2006 US SAGA Ep3 Ultimate Battles Emperor Palpatine with red Darth Vader holo
2006 Canada SAGA Heroes and Villains Darth Vader with blue Darth Maul holo
2006 US SAGA 13 Darth Vader Hoth with blue Darth Maul holo - alternate stance
2006 US SAGA 13 Darth Vader Hoth with blue Darth Vader holo
2006 US SAGA 13 Darth Vader Hoth with silver Darth Maul holo - Ultimate Galatic Hunt
2006 US SAGA 38 Darth Vader Hoth with red Darth Vader holo
2006 Canada SAGA 38 Darth Vader Bespin with red Darth Vader holo
2006 US SAGA 45 Darth Vader Endor with red Darth Vader holo
2006 Canada SAGA 45 Darth Vader Endor with red Darth Vader holo
2006 China SAGA 48 Darth Maul Endor with red Darth Vader holo
2006 US SAGA 45 Darth Vader Endor with red Darth Vader holo
2006 US SAGA 66 R4-K5 Darth Vader's Astro Droid with red Emperor holo

2006- The Vintage Collection

ESB Original Trilogy Collection


2006 TVC Darth Vader (US) AFAU90.JPG 2006 TVC Darth Vader (US in Case).JPG 2006 TVC Darth Vader (UK Woolworths).JPG

2006 US ESB OTC Darth Vader
2006 US ESB OTC Darth Vader with exclusive clamshell
2006 UK ESB OTC Darth Vader Woolworths exclusive and clamshell

ESB - Non-Foil

2010 TVC 08 Darth Vader (US, Boba Offer) AFAU90.JPG 2011 TVC 08 Darth Vader (US, ESB, White Boba Offer, diff Rev to 2010).JPG 2018 TVC 08 Darth Vader (Re-release with early date stamp).JPG 2018 TVC 08 Darth Vader (Re-release European).JPG 2010 TVC 08 Darth Vader (Canada, 'Bobba' Error Offer).JPG 2010 TVC 08 Darth Vader (Canada, Boba Offer).JPG2010 TVC 08 Darth Vader (Euro).JPG 2010 TVC 08 Darth Vader (UK?, Foil).JPG 2010 TVC 08 Darth Vader (Hong Kong, no paperwork, barcode sticker).JPG
2010 TVC 08 Darth Vader (Japan).JPG 2010 TVC 08 Darth Vader (Aust 1st vers, no paperwork, barcode sticker, Boba Offer).JPG 2010 TVC 08 Darth Vader (Aust 1st vers, no paperwork, barcode sticker).JPG

2010 US ESB VC08 with Boba Fett Offer (note figures on the reverse shown to the RIGHT of their card)
2011 US ESB VC08 with Boba Fett Prototype Offer ((note figures on the reverse shown to the LEFT of their card))
2018 US ESB VC08 (2018 re-release)
2018 Euro ESB VC08 (2018 re-release)
2010 Canada ESB VC08 with Error 'Bobba' Fett Offer
2010 Canada ESB VC08 with Boba Fett Offer
2010 Euro ESB VC08 with Boba Fett Offer
2010 UK ESB VC08 Foil (note the barcode sticker, bubble paperwork and thin sticker underneath the other figures on the card reverse)
2010 China/Hong Kong ESB VC08 (note no paperwork in bubble)
2010 Japan ESB VC08
2010 Australia/Asia ESB VC08 (1st Version - note barcode sticker, no bubble paperwork & figures on the reverse shown to the RIGHT of their card)
2010 Australia/Asia ESB VC08 (2nd Version - note printed barcode, no paperwork & figures on the reverse shown to the LEFT of their card)

ESB - Foil Variants

2010 TVC 08 Darth Vader (US, Foil).JPG 2010 TVC 08 Darth Vader (Canada, Foil).JPG 2010 TVC 08 Darth Vader (Hong Kong, no paperwork, barcode sticker, Foil).JPG 2010 TVC 08 Darth Vader (Aust 1st vers, no paperwork, barcode sticker, Foil).JPG 2010 TVC 08 Darth Vader (UK?, Foil).JPG

2010 US ESB VC08 Foil with Boba Fett Offer
2010 Canada ESB VC08 Foil variant
2010 China/Hong Kong ESB VC08 Foil variant - note no offer or paperwork in bubble, barcode and import sticker
2010 Australia/Asia ESB VC08 Foil variant - note no offer or paperwork in bubble and barcode sticker
2010 UK/Euro ESB VC08 Foil variant - note the long white sticker below the figures on the card back, paperwork in the bubble and no offer

Return and Revenge Of The Jedi

2011 TVC 08 Darth Vader (US, Revenge, White Boba Offer).JPG 2011 TVC 08 Darth Vader (US, Revenge).JPG 2011 TVC 08 Darth Vader (Canada, ROTJ).JPG 2011 TVC 08 Darth Vader (Euro, Revenge).JPG 2011 TVC 08 Darth Vader (Aust, Revenge).JPG
2011 TVC 08 Darth Vader (Euro, ROTJ).JPG 2012 TVC 115 Darth Vader Emperors Wrath (Malaysia).JPG

2011 US Revenge OTJ VC08 with Boba Fett Prototype Offer
2011 US Revenge OTJ VC08
2011 Canada ROTJ VC08
2011 Euro Revenge OTJ VC08
2011 Australia/Asia Revenge OTJ
2012 Euro ROTJ VC115
2012 Malaysia ROTJ VC115

Star Wars

2012 TVC 93 Darth Vader (US, Maul Offer).JPG 2012 TVC 93 Darth Vader (Canada, Maul Offer).JPG 2012 TVC 93 Darth Vader (Euro).JPG 2012 TVC 93 Darth Vader (Aust).JPG

2012 US SW VC93 with Darth Maul Offer
2012 Canada SW VC93 with Darth Maul Offer
2012 Euro SW VC93
2012 Australia/Asia SW VC93 with barcode sticker

Lost Line (Emperor's Wrath)

2012 TVC 115 Darth Vader Emperors Wrath (US, SDCC Lost Line EP606).JPG 2012 TVC 115 Darth Vader Emperors Wrath (Canada, SDCC Lost Line EP606).JPG 2012 TVC 115 Darth Vader Emperors Wrath (Euro, SDCC Lost Line EP606).JPG 2012 TVC 115 Darth Vader Emperors Wrath (Malaysia, SDCC Lost Line EP606).JPG

2012 US Lost Line EP606 Emperor's Wrath (VC115 figure)
2012 Canada Lost Line EP606 Emperor's Wrath (VC115 figure)
2012 Euro Lost Line EP606 Emperor's Wrath (VC115 figure)
2012 Malaysia Lost Line EP606 Emperor's Wrath (VC115 figure)

Other TVC lines

2010 TVC 12 Darth Sidious (Aust Barcode Sticker).JPG 2010 TVC 17 General Grievous.JPG 2011 TVC 86 Darth Maul (US).JPG 2020 TVC 86 Darth Maul (US Reissue).JPG 2011 TVC 96 Darth Malgus (Aust).JPG 2011 TVC 100 Starkiller.JPG 2017 TVC 117 Kylo Ren.JPG 2017 TVC 121 Supreme Leader Snoke.JPG 2020 TVC 178 Darth Vader (Rogue One).JPG

2010 Australia VC12 Revenge of the Sith Darth Sidious (Australian Barcode sticker)
2010 US VC17 Revenge of the Sith General Grevous
2011 US VC86 The Phantom Menace Darth Maul
2020 US VC86 The Phantom Menace Darth Maul Reissue
2011 US VC96 Expanded Universe Darth Malgus
2011 US VC100 Expanded Universe Starkiller
2017 US VC117 The Force Awakens Kylo Ren
2017 US VC121 The Last Jedi Supreme Leader Snoke
2020 US VC178 Rogue One Darth Vader

2006-2007 Commemorative Tin Twin Packs

2006 SAGA Commomorative Tin Count Dooku and Jango Fett.JPG 2006 SAGA Commomorative Tin IV and V.JPG
2006 SAGA Commomorative Tin VI.JPG

2006 AOTC Jango Fett and Count Dooku
2006 ANH Darth Vader and C3PO
2006 ESB Darth Vader and IG88
2006 ROTJ Scout Trooper and Darth Vader
2007 ROTJ Darth Vader and R5-J2 (Walmart Exclusive)

Comic Packs

2008 Comic Pack Asajj Ventress and Tol Skorr Republic.JPG 2009 Comic Pack Darth Maul Obi-wan Kenobi Visionaries Box set.JPG 2009 Comic Pack Deliah Blue and Darth Nihl.JPG 2009 Comic Pack Darth Krayt and Sigel Dare Legacy.JPG

2008 Comic Pack Republic Asajj Ventress and Tol Skorr
2009 Comic Pack Visionaries Darth Maul and Uncle Owen
2009 Comic Pack Legacy Deliah Blue and Darth Nihl
2009 Comic Pack Legacy Darth Krayt and Sigel Dare

2007-2008 The 30th Anniversary Collection (TAC)

2007 TAC 01 Darth Vader (Coin Album).JPG
2007 TAC 16 Darth Vader AFA U85.JPG 2007 TAC 16 Darth Vader UGH (US) AFA85.JPG 2007 TAC 16 Darth Vader UGH (Canada).JPG2007 TAC 28 Darth Vader (McQuarrie Series) AFA U85.JPG 2007 TAC 28 Darth Vader (McQuarrie Series Canada).JPG .jpg 2007 TAC 34 Darth Revan.JPG 2007 TAC 35 Darth Malak.JPG 2007 TAC 48 Darth Vader (Holo).JPG 2007 TAC Darth Vader Saga Legends AFA U85.JPG 2008 TAC 11 Maris Brood (US).JPG 2008 TAC 14 Emperor's Shadow Guard (US).JPG

2007 US 01 Darth Vader with Coin Album
2007 US 16 Darth Vader
2007 US 16 Darth Vader - Ultimate Galactic Hunt
2007 Canada 16 Darth Vader - Ultimate Galactic Hunt
2007 US 28 Darth Vader MacQuarrie Concept
2007 Canada 28 Darth Vader MacQuarrie Concept
2007 US 34 Darth Revan
2007 US 35 Darth Malek
2007 US 48 Darth Vader Holograph
2007 US Saga Legends Darth Vader
2008 US 11 Maris Brood
2008 US 14 Emperor's Shadow Guard

2008-2009 Clone Wars and Legacy Collections

2008 Clone Wars Asajj Ventress US.JPG 2008 Legacy Coll GH03 Vader 1st day (Battle Damaged - Black eyed card) AFA U85.JPG


2008 US Clone Wars Assaj Ventress
2008 US Legacy SL03 Darth Vader Battle Damaged - black eyed cardback with First Day of Issue sticker

2009-2011 Saga Legends and Clone Wars

2009 Legacy BD10 Darth Sidious Hologram.JPG 2010 Saga Legends SL06 Darth Vader Canada.JPG 2010 Saga Legends SL06 Darth Vader China (Rem Helmet with Chinese Import Sticker).JPG 2011 Saga Legends CW59 Savage Opress US.JPG

2009 US Legacy Collection Darth Sidious Hologram
2010 Canada SL06 Darth Vader
2010 US with Chinese Import Sticker SL06 Darth Vader variant with Helmet off
2011 US CW59 Savage Opress

2012-2013 Movie Heroes and Mission Series

2012 Movie Heroes MH20 Darth Vader (US, Bubble Variant).JPG 2012 Movie Heroes MH20 Darth Vader Bubble (Inner) Comparison.JPG 2012 Movie Heroes MH20 Darth Vader (Euro).JPG 2013 Movie Heroes CW08 Darth Maul Euro.JPG

2012 US Movie Heroes MH20 Darth Vader with MH06 Inner bubble
2012 US Movie Heroes MH20 Darth Vader Inner bubble comparison
2012 Euro Movie Heroes MH20 Darth Vader
2013 Euro Movie Heroes CW08 Darth Maul (with Mechanical Legs)

2013-2014 Black Series

2013 Black Series Darth Vader US (Imprinted bubble).JPG 2013 Black Series Darth Vader Canada.JPG 2013 Black Series Darth Vader UK (First Day of Issue).JPG 2013 Black Series Darth Vader Euro.JPG2013 Black Series Darth Plagueis US.JPG 2014 Black Series Darth Vader US.JPG 2014 Black Series Darth Vader (Dagobah Vision) Canada.JPG 2014 Black Series Starkiller (Galen Marek) US.JPG 2014 Black Series Darth Malgus US.JPG

2013 US Darth Vader with Bubble impress over the orange line
2013 Canada Darth Vader
2013 UK Darth Vader First Day of Issue sticker
2013 Euro Darth Vader
2013 US Darth Plagueis
2014 US Darth Vader
2014 Canada Darth Vader (Dagobah Vision)
2014 US Starkiller (Galen Marek)
2014 US Darth Malgus

2014 Rebels

2014 Rebels The Inquisitor US.JPG

2014 US The Inquisitor

2015 The Force Awakens

2015 TFA Kylo Ren.JPG 2015 TFA The Fifth Brother.JPG

2015 TFA Kylo Ren (US)
2015 The Fifth Brother (US)

2016 Rogue One

2016 Rogue One (Rebels) Darth Maul vs Seventh Sister US.JPG

2016 Rogue One Twin Pack with darth Maul and the Seventh Sister

The Retro Collection

1995 Classic 4-Pack (Unpainted Darth Vader).JPG 2018 Retro Darth Vader.JPG 2018 Retro Darth Vader (EU).JPG 2018 Retro Darth Vader (Japan).JPG 2019 Retro Darth Vader US (Prototype Blue Head).JPG 2019 Retro Darth Vader (Prototype Orange Head).JPG 2019 Retro Darth Vader (Prototype Yellow Head).JPG

1995 Classic 4-Pack with unpainted Darth Vader - the original 'Retro' set
2018 US Retro Darth Vader
2018 Euro Retro Darth Vader
2018 Japan Retro Vader
2019 US Darth Vader Prototype with Blue Head
2019 Hong Kong Darth Vader Prototype with Orange Head
2019 Hong Kong Darth Vader Prototype with Yellow Head

Exclusives and Special Releases

2002 Darth Vader Vs Obi Wan Kenobi Twin Pack (Mexican Tercera Convecion).JPG 2002 NY Toy Fair Silver Darth Vader (US Grey vs blue glow background).JPG 2002 NY Toy Fair Silver Darth Vader Grey (French).JPG
2002 POTJ Darth Vader 4-Pack Collection (Mexico).JPG 2004 Silver Darth Vader (US) AFA85.JPG 2004 Silver Darth Vader (French).JPG 2005 Celebration 3 Darth Vader Exclusive AFA85.JPG 2005 Holiday Edition Darth Vader (US).JPG
2007 Disney Goofy as Darth Vader (France and US).JPG 2019 Comm Edn Gold Darth Vader Sandtrooper Twin-Pack.JPG

2002 Mexico POTJ Darth Vader Vs Obi Wan Kenobi Twin Pack - Mexican Tercera Convecion exclusive
2002 US New York Toy Fair Silver Darth Vader 'Blue' glow background - the version available through the SW Fan Club
2002 US New York Toy Fair Silver Darth Vader 'Grey' glow background - reportedly the version available at the NY Toy Fair
2002 France New York Toy Fair Silver Darth Vader Grey background
2004 Mexico POTJ 4-Pack
2004 US OTC Silver Darth Vader - TRU exclusive
2004 France OTC Silver Darth Vader - TRU exclusive
2005 US Darth Vader Celebration 3 exclusive
2005 US OTC Red Darth Vader Holiday edition
2007 US Disney Goofy as Darth Vader
2007 Paris Disney Goofy as Darth Vader
2019 Commemorative Gold Edition 2-Pack with Darth Vader and Stormtrooper

Proof Cards and Samples

1995 POTF2 Darth Vader (EU) Proof.JPG 1996 SOTE Darth Vader Vs Prince Xizor 2-Pack Euro Proof Sheets.JPG 1997 POTF2 GC Darth Vader with SOTE Figure QC Sample.JPG 2000 Episode 1 Final Jedi Duel Proof Card.JPG 2000 POTJ Maul Sith Apprentice Samples.JPG 2002 SAGA Proof card.JPG 2006 Saga Collection Darth Vader Heroes & Villians Mock up.JPG 2007 TAC 16 Darth Vader Proof Card.JPG 2009 Legacy Collection Darth Vader Preproduction Sample (no figure).JPG 2010 TVC (ESB - 08) Proof card.JPG 2012 TVC (ROTJ - 115) Proof card.JPG

1996 Euro POTF2 Proof Reverse
1996 Euro SOTE Darth Vader vs Prince Xizor Proof Sheets
1997 US - C3, Holo, SUB, SOTE figure Quality Control sample
2000 Ep1 Jedi Duel Proof card

2000 Tri-Logo Darth Maul Sith Apprentice Quality Control Sample
2000 Euro Darth Maul Sith Apprentice Quality Control Sample
2002 - Saga card (this is not for Vader)
2006 - 2006 Saga Collection Darth Vader Heroes & Villians mockup
2007 - 30th Anniversary Collection
2009 - Legacy Sample (no figure - just a cardboard cutout where the figure would be)
2010 - VTC ESB VC08
2012 - VTC ROTJ VC115


Miscards and Mock-ups

1995 POTF2 US Darth Vader (No Lightsaber).JPG 1995 POTF2 US Darth Vader (on Boba Fett Miscard) CAS70.JPG 1995 POTF2 US Darth Vader (Luke Dagobah Miscard) CAS80.JPG 1995 POTF2 US Han Carbonite (on Darth Vader Sample).JPG 1995 POTF2 Euro Darth Vader (Chewbacca Miscard) CAS70 .JPG 1996 SOTE US Darth vader vs Prince Xizor (Boba Fett & IG88 insert).JPG 1997 POTF2 US Darth Vader (GC, FF - Leia label).JPG 1997 POTF2 Canada Darth Vader (GC, FF, C3, SUB Upside down slide with upside down frame).JPG 1998 POTF2 Flashback US Ben Kenobi (Vader label).JPG 1998 POTF2 Flashback US Darth Vader (Upside down label).JPG 1999 TPM Euro Darth Maul (back to front in bubble).JPG 1999 TPM Euro Palpatine on Sidious card.JPG2000 POTJ Darth Vader US (Inverted sabre) CAS85.JPG 2002 SAGA 27 Count Dooku (US) Miscard with missing green lightsabre and dropped red lightsabre.JPG 2003 SAGA 03 Darth Tyranus (US) Miscard with missing lightsabre.JPG
2004 OTC Vader Mockup with Luke Jedi Insert and Scout Trooper cardback.JPG 2006 SAGA US Darth Vader (Gardinan Sample).JPG 2006 OTC Commomorative Tin Vader and Biker Scout (on Leia and Rebel Soldier cardback).JPG 2008 Clone Wars Legacy Darth Vader US First Day (Vader on Yarna Dal Gargan miscard) CAS80.JPG 2009 Saga Legends Darth Vader US (Kenobi Insert).JPG 2011 Movie Heroes Darth Vader US (Clone Insert miscard) CAS85.JPG 2014 Black Series Darth Malgus (w Yoda Insert).JPG 2016 Rogue One Darth Vader US (Capt Cassian miscard) CAS90.JPG 2017 ForceLink Darth Vader US (Luke Jedi on Vader miscard) CAS90.JPG


1995 US - Short tray with no sabre mis-card
1995 US - Darth Vader on Boba Fett mis-card
1995 US - Luke Dagobah on Darth Vader mis-card
1995 US - Han Carbonite on Darth Vader mis-card
1995 Euro - Chewbacca on Darth Vader mis-card
1996 US - Shadows of the Empire twin Pack Darth vader Vs Prince Xizor mis-card with IG88 Vs Boba Fett Insert
1997 US - KC, FF, SUB and mis-card with Princess Leia Label
1997 Canada - KC, FF, SUB and miscard with upside down FF border
1998 US - Ben Kenobi Flashback mis-card with Darth Vader label
1998 US - Flashback mis-card with upside down label
1999 Bi-Logo - Darth Maul Tatooine mis-card with backward figure
1999 Euro - Darth Sidious mis-card with Senator Palpatine
2000 Euro - Dagobah mis-card with upside down lightsabre
2002 US SAGA Count Dooku Dark Lord AOTC #27 mis-card with missing Green lightsabre (and fallen red lightsabre)
2003 US SAGA Darth Tyranus Geonosian Escape #03 mis-card with missing lightsabre
2004 US OTC Darth Vader ESB #29 Mockup on Biker Scout cardback and Luke Jedi Insert
2006 US SAGA 13 Gardinan on Darth Vader card mock-up
2006 ROTJ Scout Trooper and Darth Vader - mis-card on Princess Leia and Rebel Commando cardback
2008 US Legacy SL08 Darth Vader unmasked mis-card on Yarna Dal Gargan cardback - black eyed cardback with First Day of Issue sticker
2009 US Saga Legends Darth Vader mis-card with Obi-Wan Kenobi Insert
2012 US Movie Heroes MH06 Darth Vader - mis-card with MH11 Clone Trooper Insert
2014 Darth Malgus Error with Yoda insert
2016 US Rogue One Cassian Andor on Darth Vader mis-card
2017 US ForceLink Luke Skywalker Jedi on Darth Vader mis-card

Pre-production Figures

1995 POTF2 Darth Vader Prototype First Shot (with cut card).JPG 1995 SOTE Darth Vader Test Shot (No date stamps).JPG 1996 SOTE Darth Vader First Shot (no date stamps).JPG 1996 SOTE Darth Vader Pre Production.JPG 1997 POTF2 Darth Vader Removeable Helmet First Shot (production upper right arm, sabre, helmet...JPG 1998 POTF Commtech Darth Vader Preproduction (Different material for Capes and no date stamps).JPG 1998 POTF2 Flashback (Non-Production colours).JPG 1998 POTF2 Flashback (Unpainted and different Inner cape to Production).JPG 1998 POTF2 Flashback (Unpainted and different outer and Inner cape to Production).JPG 1999 POTJ Darth Vader Dagobah (Unpainted).JPG 2000 Episode 1 Sith Attack Speeder Mock Up Non-Production Colours.JPG 2000 Episode 1 Final Jedi Duel Non-production colours (no date stamps) with Proof card.JPG 2000 POTJ Masters of the Darkside Hardcopy.JPG 2000 POTJ Masters of the Darkside Hardcopy Black.JPG 2000 POTJ Masters of the Darkside (Preprod with production stand).JPG 2000 POTJ Maul Sith Apprentice (First Shot).JPG 2000 POTJ Maul Sith Apprentice (Non Production colour chest).JPG 2000 POTJ Maul Sith Apprentice (Unpainted).JPG 2001 POTJ Darth Vader (from Kenobi Twin Pack - Preprod).JPG 2001 POTJ Darth Vader (from Kenobi Twin Pack - Unpainted Preprod).JPG 2001 POTJ Unproduced CD Rom Darth Vader Bespin set.JPG 2002 NY Toy Fair Chrome Silver Darth Vader (Preproduction 1997 date stamp).JPG 2003 SAGA Darth Vader Bespin Duel preproduction (Production helmet, sabre and cape).JPG 2005 Celebration III Exclusive (No Paint).JPG 2005 SAGA Darth Vader First Shot.JPG 2006 Titanium Vader preproduction (Unpainted mockup).JPG 2006 Titanium Vader Hardcopy and Preprod comp.JPG 2017 40th Anniversary Titanium Darth Vader.JPG

1995 POTF2 Darth Vader First shot non production colours
1996 SOTE Darth Vader with no date stamps and non-production colours
1996 SOTE Darth Vader with
no date stamps and non-production colours
1996 SOTE Darth Vader non-production colours
1997 POTF2 Darth Vader with Rem Helmet with non-production colours (with production cape, helmet, sabre, upper right arm and belt)
1998 Commtech Darth Vader with no date stamps and different cape material
1998 Flashback Darth Vader with non-production colours
1998 Flashback Darth Vader unpainted with slightly different inner cape
1998 Flashback Darth Vader unpainted with slightly different inner and outer capes
1999 POTJ Darth Vader Dagobah unpainted
2000 E1 Darth Maul Sith Attack Speeder Mockup and non-production colours
2000 E1 Jedi Duel with no date stamps and non-production colours
2000 POTJ Masters of the Dark Side hardcopy
2000 POTJ Masters of the Dark Side Darth Vader hardcopy in black (2 photos)
2000 POTJ Masters of the Dark Side non-production colours (with production stand)
2000 POTJ Darth Maul Sith Apprentice non-production colours
2000 POTJ Darth Maul Sith Apprentice non-production colours
2000 POTJ Darth Maul Sith Apprentice unpainted
2001 POTJ Darth Vader from the Twin Pack with Obi-Wan Kenobi non-production colours
2001 POTJ Darth Vader from the Twin Pack with Obi-Wan Kenobi unpainted
2001 POTJ Unproduced Darth Vader Bespin CD Rom non-production colours (see https://www.prototypearchives.com/darth-vader-bespin-cd-rom)
2001 POTJ Unproduced Darth Vader Bespin CD Rom painted hardcopy (see https://www.prototypearchives.com/darth-vader-bespin-cd-rom)
2002 New York Toy Fair Darth Vader Chrome test with 1997 date stamped figure
2003 SAGA Darth Vader Bespin Unpainted (with production sabre, helmet and stand)
2005 Celebration III Darth Vader unpainted
2005 SAGA Darth Vader non-production colours
2007 Titanium Darth Vader preproduction mockup
2007 Titanium Darth Vader hardcopy (displayed on the left with production cape and SAGA proof card)
2007 Titanium Darth Vader Red test
2007 Titanium Darth Vader Gold test
2007 Titanium Darth Vader Peach test
2007 Titanium Darth Vader Bronze test
2017 4oth Anniversary Titanium non-production colours
 
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