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Darth Vader Custom Action Figure

Custom #:38199  
Name:Darth Vader
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Marvel Legends
Date Added:April 8, 2012
Base Figure:Mattel Wrestler
Height:7.00 inches
Making Darth Maul made me want to do more Star Wars figures, and when i saw a Darth Vader transformer on sale this week I thought i might as well do him next. Btw, that DV transformer is one of the worst toys i've ever had in my hands, just really shoddy design. Fortunately, his head sculpt is great and perfect scale for a 6" figure.

Nothing really completed here, just time consuming. He's almost all a Mattel wrestler, with head and chest control panel thing from the transformer. Everything else is sculpted or cloth. I wanted him to be as accurate (to empire strikes back) as possible, so i went with the robes under the chest plate look, cause i hate how they looked in A New Hope. Unfortunately, a one of the 1/18th Darth Vader toy lied to me about his glove design, so i sculpted ribs on his gloves that aren't on the actual costume, but it doesn't look bad so it doesn't bother me. His shoulder pads are connected to vinyl strips that are under his chest plate, so they move and don't really restrict arm movement at all. Think the 6" IM2 Warmachine. I was going to make the blade on his lightsaber magnetic like on darth mauls, but the transformer came with two lightsabers, so instead I just cut the blade off of one, slapped a magnet in it with a corresponding one on his belt, so he can wear it. I think in the movies he wears it with the emitter facing up, but eh... i don't care. Enjoy!

User Comments
dbocustoms - Wednesday, April 11, 2012
spent the last two days playin star wars with my three and seven year old daughters(who have onbly seen bits from the originals)I can't wait to show this to them,they are gonna flip!the force is indeed strong with you,even if you have gone to the dark side lol, awesome,no scratch that,outstanding rendition of darth,really really awesome
Whiskeytango - Sunday, April 15, 2012
haha, thanks DBO. if I could use the force, it would most certainly be for evil anyways, so you were right on the money.
TheGr8One - Monday, April 9, 2012
The Force is mighty strong with you brother! This is the best Vader custom IMO!
Whiskeytango - Monday, April 9, 2012
thanks a lot dude, thats a hell of a compliment
Cosmic Fantasy Customs - Monday, April 9, 2012
freakin fantastic, love it. great work in all areas. I only hope you tackle some more starwar characters, keep up your epic work.
Whiskeytango - Monday, April 9, 2012
Thanks a lot Cosmic. I actually have some others in the works right now. A certain bald lady dark jedi may be coming up.
RedRebelCustoms - Monday, April 9, 2012
Great accuracy to the movie! Fantastic sculpts! I can't even tell that was a wrestller bro!
Whiskeytango - Monday, April 9, 2012
thanks man!
Shinigami - Monday, April 9, 2012
That's awesome, dude. Bravo.
Whiskeytango - Monday, April 9, 2012
thanks shin
G_Rantula - Monday, April 9, 2012
I'm not much of a SW fan, but I do recognize GREAT WORK!!! The attention to detail is EXTREMELY NICE.
Whiskeytango - Monday, April 9, 2012
I appreciate it, but I do have to shun you now for I find your lack of faith in SW... disturbing
pulpyfiction - Monday, April 9, 2012
Nice work! You really got to this one quickly! Nice work on the banded leather suit sculpting, it worked out well, and it must of been a pain!
I like what you've done with the sabres for your 6" star wars stuff too! keep it up!
Whiskeytango - Monday, April 9, 2012
Thanks man. He came together fairly quickly, but you're right, the jumpsuit was a total pain. Its gotta be the main reason people decide not to do Vader customs.
Wolverhulk Iron Spideysurfer - Sunday, April 8, 2012
Super cool. Way to go!
Whiskeytango - Sunday, April 8, 2012
thanks dude. I wish I had a Luke to go with him.
Ole Jade Jaw - Sunday, April 8, 2012
What is thy bidding my master... That's not a quote, just me calling you a master!! Nicely done dude!
Whiskeytango - Sunday, April 8, 2012
haha, thanks jade
xGARRIKx - Sunday, April 8, 2012
I've seen many custom Darth Vader figures.... but...NONE like this... this is AWESOME.
Whiskeytango - Sunday, April 8, 2012
well thanks very much, mighty kind of you to say so
NeCrollector - Sunday, April 8, 2012
The Force is strong with you!
Holy smokes!
Whiskeytango - Sunday, April 8, 2012
haha, thanks man!
X-Fan#1 - Sunday, April 8, 2012
Simply perfect! excellent recipe, and one that I certainly plan on recreating. Well done!
Whiskeytango - Sunday, April 8, 2012
have at it man, I'm looking forward to seeing it.
CYCLONE_06 - Sunday, April 8, 2012
Nice Work. Great custom.
Whiskeytango - Sunday, April 8, 2012
thanks man!
fitzjedi - Sunday, April 8, 2012
THAT is a SICK Darth Vader!!
Whiskeytango - Sunday, April 8, 2012
thanks fitz!
AREZ - Sunday, April 8, 2012
Whiskeytango - Sunday, April 8, 2012
haha, nice. thanks man.
rascal - Sunday, April 8, 2012
Awesome. Awesome awesome awesome.
Whiskeytango - Sunday, April 8, 2012
haha, thanks man!
Delta T - Sunday, April 8, 2012
That's probably the best DV I've ever seen!
Whiskeytango - Sunday, April 8, 2012
Thanks a lot dude, thats an awesome compliment
Delta T - Sunday, April 8, 2012
I've been looking for years for a DV head that's right for 6" scale. A lot of people have used the Epic Force head which I think looks too small. I was considering using a DV pez dispenser at one point. It looks like ya hit the nail on the head with the one you used.
Whiskeytango - Sunday, April 8, 2012
I actually was planning on using an epic force one, but I didn't want to wait for one to be shipped to me.
CAb00se - Sunday, April 8, 2012
cool,darth vader is my favorite villian of all time. looks great man!
Whiskeytango - Sunday, April 8, 2012
thanks Cab, he's definitely one of my favorites as well.
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