A triumphant Darth Vader stands over the cloak and lightsaber of a fallen Obi-Wan Kenobi. The Dark Lord of the Sith has vanquished the last of the Jedi, or so he thinks. Created by Kotobukiya and based on Shin-Ichi Hiromoto Star Wars manga, this statue of Darth Vader is more ominous than his film counterpart.
Distributed by Sideshow, this nearly 16″ Darth Vader the Ultimate Evil statue is currently in the pre-order stage. The price is set at $250, and Vader should be cutting his way into homes around April to June 2022.
Vader is depicted here as a hulking mass of muscle and sharp angles. His helmet is an extension of his emotion. The helmet’s rim acts as a raised eyebrow, and his mouthpiece imitates a gaping maw of anger. The lenses are dark blood red, and even the lightsaber looks to be in a bad mood.
The statue features Vader’s eyes reimagined in the artist’s signature design letting off rage that could easily shake the galaxy as he stands over the empty robe of one-time Jedi master, teacher and friend, Obi-Wan Kenobi™. Add this figure that has been newly designed to the minute details to your collection and appreciate his unique style! The original illustrated artwork of The Ultimate Evil will be included as an art print.
I hope the upcoming Star Wars Visions anime takes a few notes from Hiromoto’s designs. What’s the point of the freedom the animated medium offers if you don’t gamble on a few extreme design changes?
That reminds me. Remember when Kenner would make Star Wars figures based on prototype designs or alternative appearances? Man, I miss those days as a collector. Now that Disney realizes the OT is where the money is, maybe we’ll see a return of those sorts of varients.
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