Darth Vader Returns with Hot Toys Empire Strikes Back Re-Release

In celebration of May the 4th, Hot Toys has announced a series of throwback figures. The first one to be revealed is a re-release of their iconic Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Darth Vader. This 1/6 scale figure is one of their most popular Hot Toys Vader figures as it includes a Bespin themed based and LED effects. The figure is packed with high quality detail from his suit controls to the interior of his helmet. The packaging is the biggest part of this release as it give s a throwback to the classic Kenner design. With a simple widow view, collectors will be able to keep him in the box is need be and still see him in all his dark side glory. Darth Vader will come with multiple interchangeable hands, two sabers blades (one standard and one in motion), and his helmet will be partly removable. This is a very sought after figure and he will finally be making his return this year.

The Empire Strikes Back Darth Vader re-release is a nice surprise for May the 4th. The retro style packaging is something that I would have never expected Hot Toys to do. This gives a nice legacy vibe to the figures that they are releasing. Prices, release dates, and pre-orders are not known or live just yet. You will be able to find them located here when they do go live which will most likely be later today. Like mentioned before, Darth Vader is a re-release and you can still find him in other markets right now. He is currently in the market of $400+ price range so if you have been wanting this figure, this is your chance. Payment plans are always an option with Sideshow Collectibles so take advantage if need be. Stay tuned for more Star Wars collectibles throughout the day and May the 4th be with you.

Hot Toys Empire Strikes Back Darth Vader Throwback Figure
Photo from Hot Toys.
Hot Toys Empire Strikes Back Darth Vader Throwback Figure
Photo from Hot Toys.

"Impressive… Most Impressive." – Darth Vader. "In Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Darth Vader attempted to convert Luke Skywalker™ to the dark side by luring the young Skywalker into a trap in the Cloud City of Bespin. In the midst of a fierce lightsaber duel with the Sith Lord, Luke faces the startling revelation that the evil Vader is in fact his father, Anakin Skywalker… In celebrating Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back 40th anniversary, Hot Toys is excited to introduce a series of throwback collectibles based on this iconic film! Today, Hot Toys is pleased to re-introduce the highly popular 1/6th scale Darth Vader Collectible Figure with a specially designed retro style packaging!"

"The highly-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted featuring a skillfully crafted Darth Vader helmet with complex interior mechanical details and the back of Lord Vader's battle damaged head, highly detailed Darth Vader armor and sophisticatedly tailored body suit, LED light-up chest panel and belt, an LED light-up lightsaber, and a Cloud City theme diorama figure base! Embrace the 40 year legacy of this cinematic masterpiece and don't miss out on this stunning Darth Vader collectible figure for your The Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary Collection!"

About Tyler Roberts

He has been the Collectibles Editor since late 2019. Funko Funatic, Historian, Air Force Veteran, and dedicated collector of many things.

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