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.
While its title is a bit hyperbolic, Looper’s look at one of the most recognized and downright evil dudes in the history of movies is still a good watch, and provides at least a couple of tidbits about the character and the actors that portrayed him that we didn’t already know.
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.
This hilarious figure from Bandai lets you serve up toothpicks to your dinner guests in the best way possible – as the Dark Lord of the Sith produces tiny wooden toothsabers from inside of his cloak. It’s only about $30 in Japan, but you can find pricey imports on Amazon or eBay.