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Star Wars Black Series Darth Vader, The Empire Strikes Back

Star Wars Fan Appreciation Day, 31st March 2020, saw a number of new Star Wars Action Figures revealed by Hasbro through a number of fan sites.

We have had three Darth Vader figures to date in the Black Series - the original Darth Vader with removable helmet from Return of the Jedi, the Emperor's Wrath Exclusive, and the New Hope version which came on the 40th Anniversary card as well as in the main line.

Vader looks to share a lot of parts with the New Hope version, but the shoulder armour and chest box lights are amended to his look from The Empire Strikes Back.

Vader will come with his lightsaber and we expect it to have the usual feature of the blade being detachable.

Darth Vader is a general release and is part of an Autumn 2020 wave, either wave 26 or 27.

I do want to predict now that I also expect this figure to go on a Vintage card for the 40th Anniversary and be part of a 3rd wave OR an Exclusive release in the Summer.

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH DARTH VADER Figure (HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Fall 2020)  Fans and collectors can imagine scenes from the STAR WARS Galaxy with this STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH DARTH VADER Figure, which is detailed to look like the character from STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK. Featuring premium deco and multiple points of articulation, STAR WARS fans and collectors can display this highly poseable (4 fully articulated limbs) figure in their action figure and vehicle collection. Includes figure and accessory. Available at most major retailers.

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