The upgraded Bandai 1/12 Darth Vader figure kit is due to land in stores imminently.
This new version of the 1/12 kit see's Vader get some key upgrades. The biggest of these is the new unmasked Anakin headsculpt using Bandai's new facial technology first used on Han and Luke Stormtrooper figures. To replicate his show-down with Luke the right arm can be alternated to one with the hand cut off. The cape, an issue on the first release, has been improved with a softer plastic to aid poseability.
Due to the new licence agreement for US distribution, the kit is available from the likes of Big Bad Toy Store as well as the usual Japanese retailers.
Darth Vader returns to the 1/12 line with a new mask off version. This model utilizes the Triaxial Jet Finish and by popular demand has a new cape recreated with soft plastic to increase poseability. It comes with an alternate right arm with the hand cut off to reflect the fierce fight with Luke Skywalker. The chest parts have been recreated in a new molded design as well. This is the ultimate Darth Vader model kit!