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ACTION FIGURE
Darth Vader
Darth Vader (38230) P
Product Info
Manufacturer Kenner
Scale 3¾ inches
MN 38230
Character (1) Darth Vader
Collection 1
Star Wars
Darth Vader (38230) v1 F
Collection Star Wars
Year 1977
Wave 1
Price $1.49
UPC None
Collection 2
The Empire Strikes Back
Darth Vader (38230) v2 F
Collection The Empire Strikes Back
Year 1980
Wave Repack
Price $2.49
UPC 76281 38230
Collection 3
Return of the Jedi
Darth Vader (38230) v3 F
Collection Return of the Jedi
Year 1983
Wave Repack
Price $2.99
UPC 76281 38230
Collection 4
Power of the Force
Darth Vader (38230) v4 F
Collection Power of the Force
Year 1985
Wave Repack
Price $2.99
UPC 76281 38230
Miscellaneous
Accessories
  • Lightsaber
  • Vinyl Cape
Back
Return of the Jedi
Darth Vader (38230) v3 R
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Darth Vader was a figure released in 1977, part of the Star Wars collection.

Description Darth Vader (38230) Lightsaber-T

This figure first appeared on the Star Wars 12-back card. The photo for this figure’s card back was changed on the Return of the Jedi 65C-back. The original image replaced the new image again on the Power of the Force card backs.

Major Variation(s)

Though all vintage figures have minor variations, the only major variation in the figure itself is the hard to come by Japanese Takara version, which, though in a similar stance, is an entirely different sculpt. It is easiest to spot by looking at the head, though still difficult to spot for the untrained eye.

There are two versions of the Lightsaber. The first version (available scarcely on the Star Wars 12-back card only) was made of two pieces and featured a double telescoping action. When weighing out playability versus cost efficiency, the double telescoping version was replaced by the much more common single telescoping Lightsaber. The second version was also shipped in much greater quantities than the first version on the Star Wars 12-back card.

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