Friday, September 19, 2014
Feel the Power of Revoltech's Darth Vader Figure
For those of you who are not familiar with action figure collecting, Revoltech is a line of intricate figures produced by the Japanese company Kaiyodo. What sets Revoltech figures apart from others are their unique "Revolver Joints", points of articulation that allow of a wide range of motion and stability. Most Revoltech figures are based on characters from Japanese movie, anime series and video games, although some are based on DC and Marvel superheroes and characters from non-Japanese movies such as Alien, Jason and the Argonauts, and Predator.
This year, Kaiyodo will launch its first line of Revoltech figures based on the Star Wars franchise, starting with Darth Vader. Click below for more details and pictures of this super-poseable figure.
As you can see from the pictures below, the Revoltech Darth Vader figure comes with two different lightsabers (activated and non-activated) and two additional sets of variant hands. Like most other Revoltech figures, the value of this Vader figure lie in its meticulous details and range of movement. Even the dual-layer cape includes Revolver Joints in order to add dramatic flair to the figure's wide variety of poses. I've read many times that Vader's helmet and armor were modeled after the battle gear of samurai; with Revoltech's added range of motion, this particular Vader figure looks very samurai-like, much more so than other figures based on this character.
Other figures in the Revoltech Star Wars line will include a Stormtrooper, Boba Fett, R2-D2 and C-3PO. Hopefully, future additions will include multi-jointed figures of General Grievous, IG-88 (or some other IG series droid), a Separatist Army Droid Commando, and Darth Maul with interchangeable torso and leg parts. The Revoltech Darth Vader figure is currently available for preorder--order yours here.