Every time Hot Toys announces a new figure it's a chance for fans and other toy companies to see exactly how a collectible should be made. And while there have been thousands of Darth Vader toys released since Star Wars premiered in 1977, Hot Toy's 14-inch version is easily the definitive Vader figure thanks to some incredible attention to detail.

Making Vader's iconic labored breathing sounds yourself is half the fun of playing with the figures, but Hot Toys' take comes with those sound effects built-in if you're a stickler for authenticity. The figure's sculpt and detailing is all based on Vader as seen in the very first Star Wars film, and 30 points of articulation means he can be posed to recreate any scene from the movie.

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And if that wasn't enough to convince you to part with your hard-earned cash, using hidden LEDs Vader's lightsaber even glows red. There's no info on how much this figure will cost, but at this point we can confidently just say "shut up and take our money." [Facebook - Hot Toys via Toyark]


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