The Dark Knight takes on the Dark Lord of the Sith in a quest to release his Justice League teammate from an Imperial prison cell. Batinthesun’s live-action fan film pulls out all the stops as Batman dons a lightsaber and other Wayne Enterprises gadgets on a quest to take down Darth Vader.
Awesome Darth Vader
Being a Sith Lord and a leader of a Galactic Empire is hard work. Like many of us, Darth Vader needs ways to help manage his stress. Auralnauts captured audio of one of Vader’s meditation sessions, which starts with some breathing exercises and then moves on to a series of Stuart Smalley-style affirmations. Kylo Ren could have used something like this.
Command your appliances and lamps like a Sith Lord with this Star Wars-themed outlet controller. The Darth Vader Clapper has two sound effects. It says “The Force is strong with this one” when you clap on, and “You underestimate the power of the Dark Side” when you clap off. There’s also a C-3PO version.
With Anakin’s battle-scarred face peering through his cracked helmet, Darth Vader looked pretty damned terrifying in Star Wars: Rebels. Artist Steven Richter reworked one of his previous clay sculpts into Anakin’s head, then created a mold for a resin bust which he covered with a helmet he cast from a 3D-printed form.
During the press junket for the Disney+ series Obi-Wan Kenobi, actor Hayden Christiansen was interviewed by an unlikely journalist. A young boy named Inati stopped by dressed in full Darth Vader garb to ask the fallen Jedi some pointed questions. This kid has a serious career ahead of him. (Thanks, Rob!)
Artist Adi Granov designed this awesome steampunk variant of the Dark Lord of the Sith. The 1/7th-scale figure features lots of great details including brass-finish rivets on Vader’s helmet and pauldrons, and a steam-powered machine to help keep the Imperial leader alive. Pre-orders start shipping 11.2021.
The Galaxy Grill is an unofficial tribute to Darth Vader’s fighter ship, the TIE Advanced X1. It’s made from steel and coated with heat-resistant paint. It uses the power of The Force, along with wood, kindling, and a lighter to heat foods up to 800º, the surface temperature of Mustafar. It’s a bit smaller than you might think.
Regal Robot makes sweet Star Wars collectibles as well as custom props and furniture. Among their builds is this desk and chair they created for a client’s studio. Its design was inspired by Darth Vader’s black and white meditation chamber as seen in The Empire Strikes Back. The Vader helmet light fixture is a brilliant touch.
Model maker Boylei Hobby Time loves to incorporate light into his dioramas. In this clip he shows us how he took an off-the-shelf 1/12th-scale model of Darth Vader and took it to the next level with a backlit metal base and a bright red lightsaber that runs on a flexible LED filament set inside of a cocktail straw.
Watch the Dark Lord come to life via modern machining tech, as an Okuma MU-5000V 5-axis mill completes milling a perfect metal bust of Star Wars’ baddie, courtesy of Morris Midwest. We’d love to see the sculpt from the beginning, but we’ll settle for metal Vader on our desk.
Camino Audio’s upcoming Star Wars Bluetooth speaker is a life-size bust of Darth Vader, complete with his chest computer and a clenched fist. Inside are two 2″ tweeters, two 2.75″ full-range drivers, and one 4″ woofer. It also has four 2.1A USB charging ports at the back.
Set after Star Wars Episode 3, Vader is Star Wars Theory’s fan-made series about the transformation of Anakin Skywalker into Darth Vader. In the first episode, Vader is sent on a mission to defeat a powerful Jedi while he’s still grieving from Padme’s death.
Have a mighty cup of joe with Firebox’s officially licensed mugs. They feature geeky character torsos with arms serving as the handle. Available in Star Wars – Darth Vader, C-3PO, Stormtrooper – and Marvel – Black Panther, Iron Man, Spider-Man, the Hulk – variants.
The Dark Lord of the Sith sits atop many lists of greatest on-screen villains of all time. But how did he achieve such status? The Nerdwriter explores Vader’s appearances in the original Star Wars trilogy, and how they would have such an enormous impact.
Hot Toys presents the penultimate form of the galaxy’s most powerful sand hater. This 12″ tall figure is based on Anakin Skywalker’s appearance in Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith. It comes with a light-up lightsaber, Count Dooku’s lightsaber, a cyborg arm and more.
These full-size replicas of Imperial helmets double as Bluetooth speakers, each packing a 15-watt woofer, and a pair of 3-watt full-range drivers. They’re crazy expensive, so for those on more modest budgets, there’s also mini stormtrooper and mini K-2SO models.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story‘s director Gareth Edwards spoke to Wired about how they made Darth Vader’s kickass scene at the end of the movie. It turns out they didn’t think of it until just 4 months before the film’s release. We also learn who currently has the Death Star plans.