Darth Vader 1/6 scale figure from Hot Toys unboxing

Darth Vader 1/6 scale figure from Hot Toys unboxing

Our first official unboxing of a Hot Toys 1/6 scale figure had to be none other than Lord Vader himself. This collectable figure is based on Darth Vader from Star Wars Ep 4: A New Hope and the likeness is movie-accurate. As with all Hot Toys figures, Vader comes packed in a stunning box with a photographic cardboard insert included. Once you remove the beautiful piece of art you will find Darth Vader and accessories packed snugly and safely away under moulded plastic. Everything about Hot Toys is top notch and the packaging is just as good as you would expect.

Once the top layer of plastic was removed we couldn't say much more other than wow. What was revealed was truly impressive. The detail on the helmet alone is mind blowing and then there is the finely crafted fabric. Vader's cape is made from quality and heavy material. This figure comes packed along with several different hands to choose from, lightsaber and separate lightsaber hilt, plus an Interrogation Droid with its own stand in addition to the figures stand and name plate.

This figure features a light up function in both his lightsaber and belt accessories. In order to use the lightsaber LED you have to switch the right arm and install the included batteries. This is a bit fiddly and it took us a while to get it done, but it was worth the effort as Vader's red lightsaber looks terrific lit up.

An Interrogation Droid is also included with this collectable figure. The Droid has its own stand and all you need to do is fit the included Droid parts to the body. There is also a separate stand for the Droid so it can either be displayed on the same stand as Darth Vader or beside it on its own stand.

So after it was all set up to our satisfaction there was only one thing left to try out, the remote control voice activation! Darth comes with his iconic breathing sound and a few different phrases installed. There is an included Star Wars stand which doubles as a remote control. One click and Vader will breath or say a phrase! Check out the videos on our Facebook page for examples.

The Darth Vader is a serious figure and one that the high end collector would be proud to own. It is simply... "Impressive, most impressive."

Get yours here.


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