#001: Darth Vader (1978 Vintage Kenner)
Character Name: Darth Vader
Series/Property: Star Wars
Toy Line: Star Wars (Kenner, 1978-1985)
Year Released: 1978
Size/Scale: 3.75 inches
Original Retail Price: US$1.99
Character's First Appearance: Star Wars (1977) (Episode IV: A New Hope)
Toy Based on Appearance in: Star Wars (1977); Empire Strikes Back (1980); Return of the Jedi (1983)
As portrayed by: David Prowse / James Earl Jones
Character Created by: George Lucas / Ralph McQuarrie
Style: Vintage Action Figure
Vintage Darth Vader, one of my most favorite figures ever, beloved in my childhood, a good way to begin.
The gold standard from which all 3.75 inch figures strive for. One of the most famous playthings of all time.
This one is all original. I am not such a big fan of reproduction parts on vintage Star Wars figures. I don't mind repro stickers on other toylines, however.
This is also not part of my childhood toys either. I only one one figure from my childhood, which I'll show as well one day.
History of the Darth Vader costume: http://secrethistoryofstarwars.com/visualdevelopmentofdarthvader.html
Details of Vader's injuries: http://www.theforce.net/swtc/injuries.html