Vader Focus Collectors

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Inspired by the Fett focus post, here is one for the Vader collectors. Post your recent buys/trades, links to Vader stuff, News, etc.

I myself focus on mostly Vader, but throw in the random Anakin items. I am just now getting into the Kubricks (which are pricey for their size) and Vader autographs.

Enjoy!
 
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Among my character collections is my Vader Collection (I also do alien, godzilla, and to a smaller degree davy jones, creature from the black lagoon, venom, and batman/batmobiles.

here's a little portion of my collection from a few years back:


 
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Nice collection. In the second picture, can you tell me the specifics of this (who made it? how big?). I really like it.

This has become my focus. I just got the Switcheroo plate (something I missed from my childhood and in great shape too). I am moving soon, so I will send pictures when I get it set up.
 
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I collect stuff from all corners of Star Wars collecting, but Vader is definitely my character focus.
Here's the link to some of my Vader collection @ Webshots Gallery:

http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/album/210814482FUdRwf

I've added lots of stuff, but unfortunately haven't updated my photos in a long time. Need to get to that.

You can check out the rest of my collection by clicking the link in my signature.
Cheers!
 
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Todd_of_the_Sith said:
Nice collection. In the second picture, can you tell me the specifics of this (who made it? how big?). I really like it.

This has become my focus. I just got the Switcheroo plate (something I missed from my childhood and in great shape too). I am moving soon, so I will send pictures when I get it set up.
That's the original Life size Vader from Rubies / Michael Burnett Studio -- the helmet is made from an original mold -- not a screen used helmet, but screen used mold...it is far crisper - and more accurate paint scheme than the don post deluxe which I also have - the lenses are the wrong shape however, and the dome is a tad warped-- but has since become en vogue due to the shape of the new sith version helmet...

He is about 7 ft tall w the base - they made 500 and I've seen them drop like flies due to maltreatment -- there are far fewer today than more than 10 years ago when they were made --

Most of my collection is in a storage facility right now -- I need to move into a house with a large enough room to display the collection...
 
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HinekenSkywalker said:
I collect stuff from all corners of Star Wars collecting, but Vader is definitely my character focus.
Here's the link to some of my Vader collection @ Webshots Gallery:

http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/album/210814482FUdRwf

I've added lots of stuff, but unfortunately haven't updated my photos in a long time. Need to get to that.

You can check out the rest of my collection by clicking the link in my signature.
Cheers!
Nice pieces - I'm still trying to acquire more of the hard-to-find stuff from Japan as well -- I've just found my holy grail - the reds 3' darth vader but I' will not see it for a few months...

more old pics...





hot toys chubby








 
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Really cool Vader collection demorathis. I especially like the Attakus Vader!
 
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The Vader I'm waiting for looks exactly like this -- this is the 2nd version of the Reds vinyl statue
THIS ONE IS NOT MINE:

this is the first version --
NOTE: THIS ONE IS NOT MINE:
notice the different helmet sculpt (resembles the standard don post mask)



the following are more from my collection
more attakus:







another ruvbies vader pic:
 
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more random vader pics:

I don't have this:


I would like this humidifier from pepsi Japan:


don't have this - but I like the way attakus interpreted this pose better:




 
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Wow, so much stuff. I'm surprised someone hasn't take on the task of making a database of all this stuff. If only I could hit the lottery! Some of this stuff is very expensive!
 
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I'm working on something like that as we speak...
 
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demorathis said:
I'm working on something like that as we speak...
Good Luck... It took me a couple of months to come up with my complete (at the time) Zuckuss database... and I am still adding new and old stuff to it as it shows up!
 
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Thanks -- for the most part, I'm compiling a toy/figural list - not so much paper products or any other category -- makes it just a tad easier...just a tad...
 
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What's the crown jewel of your Vader focus? Here's mine (borrowed pic from RS archives).


 
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Wow, that is an amazing collection.


This is what my small display used to look like but because of all the black it looked too dark in the room so I'm in the process of including a mixture of Kubrick and Sideshow 12" figures !!


 
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DarthCitrix said:
What's the crown jewel of your Vader focus? Here's mine (borrowed pic from RS archives).


The same!

I think PF is most impressive so far


Wow wow wow JesseVader!!! Most impressive!!!
 
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Jessevader - That is a great collection! The first pictures make it seem like it is going to be a few items and then suddenly ....BAM! I love it! Especially like the bootlegs and variety of styles.
 
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Jessevader, your collection focus is amazing! But it looks like your missing the Kotobukiya Vaders
lol
 
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WOW I love all of your collections, guys!!!

I pretty much collect anything Vader with the exception of bootlegs -- as tempted as I am -- mainly because I figure I'll place that dough toward other things that either complement my Vader collection (i.e. Bounty hunters, stormtroopers -- theere has to be a pair for every important vader that has a corresponding strmtrooper - and i Fett each Vader) -- For example I get one RAH Vader - thus he must have 2 stormtroopers and 1 Fett...

Anyway -- I LOVE all your collections


My Current favorite piece is my Lifesize Vader, followed by my Don Post Deluxe Fiberglass and Master Replicas Sith Helmets...

Regarding toys and statues, probably my Attakus 1 followed by my Premium format...

Of the hasbro figures, My favorite is the Vintage Collection Vader...

And HOLY GRAIL now --
Is the Yoroi Armour from Yoshitoku...

My yet-to-get-will-possibly-get-if-I-get-a-good-enough-deal List:

1. Yoshitoku Vader armour (it's not an essential piece of the collection, but I love both samurai and Vader)

2. Kaiyodo 1/6 prepainted vinyl kit

3. Rubies standard deluxe costume set (I only have the deluxe plasti(ABS) helmet

4. Gentle Giant kneeling statue (sculpt of the helmet is exactly the same as their other vader statues so I'm not in a rush -- it's not like a vast improvemnet in likeness - I actually think their Sithbust has the best OT-like appearance --

5. a 12 back Carded figure mint in package

6. The large pewter Vader

7. Large Bronze Vader (cousin to Yoda to be shown at Comic-Con) --

8. Bronze Vader from Sideshow

9. Darth Vader USB hub

10. Darth Vader eFX Ralph McQuarrie helmet....

Well, I for the most part concentrate on figural depictions of Vader especially where the helmet is concerned and will only try to get paper products if they are visually Vader-centric...like the Official Pics stuff...
 
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after keeping my MR SE Vader helmet in storage for the last year i finally got a case for it

i have alot more vader stuff spread out through my collection
 
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forcesensitive,

Great collection! A lot there I would love to add to mine!
 
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i know there's at least 2 autograph collectors in this thread so i thought i'd share these



i'm still working on completing these multi signed pics but when done will be some of my favorite autogrpahed pieces.
 
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Nice signatures DarthPotts! I just sent out a couple 8x10s to JEJ recently.
 
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GenoRules said:
Nice signatures DarthPotts! I just sent out a couple 8x10s to JEJ recently.
thanks Geno

good luck with yours. JEJ is the best.
 
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Great collections! Glad to see others with a Vader focus.
 
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wow! never seen this many vader's in 1 place
 
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Any other Vader collections out there?
 
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i was able to add Prowse to these 2 11x14's at Fan Days


thats been about it for Vader stuff for me lately
 
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DarthPotts1975 said:
i was able to add Prowse to these 2 11x14's at Fan Days


thats been about it for Vader stuff for me lately
Very nice, definitely like that Vader/Luke shot!

GenoRules said:
Any other Vader collections out there?
I just stumbled across this section, always good to see other Vader collections out there. 90% of my collection is Vader items, I will have to post some pics this week.
 
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You have some beautiful stuff there....A lot I've never even seen before. Great work hunting down the "oddball" pieces and really cool stuff.
 
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I had to dig deep for this post


Anyway, wanted to post some pics of my Vader collection, I have so many other items that I do not have displayed or just have not taken pictures of, but it's a start...

Vader items in the the Detolfs:



Some of my Vader autographs:


A few of my loose & carded Action figures:


Some up close images of the items behind glass:
 
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Nice collection!
What's the story with the reveal ESB GG bust in that last picture (top middle)? Also are the top right and bottom middle the same (hard to tell)?
 
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ReturnOfVader said:
I had to dig deep for this post


Anyway, wanted to post some pics of my Vader collection, I have so many other items that I do not have displayed or just have not taken pictures of, but it's a start...

Vader items in the the Detolfs:



Some of my Vader autographs:


A few of my loose & carded Action figures:


Some up close images of the items behind glass:
Holy crap ROV ! That is what I want my Vader focus to look like. I am still looking for the GG ESB Vader bust and the GG holo-ring Vader. Very well done and thanks for sharing.
 
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