Attakus Metal Darth Vader figurine


I rather over extended myself last month so i don’t think that i’ll be getting too much for the next couple of months. I thought that i’d post on some past Millennium Falcon related items in a bit more detail that before.

You’re probably aware that i am absolutely besotted with Attakus’ Millennium Falcon and Death Star Hall Diorama. At the time of release, i bought the figures figurines and fully intended to get the dio, but because of it’s size, the wife forbade it. 😦 Attakus released 13 figurines to go with this diorama and with the exception of two exclusive ones (Luke in Stormtroopers outfit and the Mouse Droids) they were “limited” to 2, 500 of each. This wasn’t an overly popular line and and you can get them these days for a really good price.

My first figurine was of Darth Vader (number 1068 of 2, 500). The first thing that struck me about these was the packaging and i was very impressed with the box design.

Inside is the figurine and a nice little card with information on the figurine itself and the character.

The figurines themselves are pretty heavy so there’w a nice comforting feel about them. The Vader is in his “En Garde” pose and in the diorama is paired with Obi Wan Kenobi.

It’s faily detailed for the size and whilst some may argue that you can get just as good a likeness from a Hasbro Figure, i really felt that the sculpting on these would have gotten better over time.

The figurines themselves are magnetised and for those 2, 100 who couldn’t get the diorama, there’s a nice metal base to stand the figurine on for display. The underside of which has information on the figure.

Overall, i still like them but i sometimes wonder if it’s more because of the desire for the Dio rather than the actual figurines themselves. As i said, for all it’s ambition and grandeur, this wasn’t a popular or successful line so i’d be interested to find out how many of each were actually sold.

For those of you that may not be aware of this incredible diorama, here’s a link to my blog about it. https://mffanrodders.wordpress.com/2010/06/21/my-holy-grail/

About mffanrodders

A keen Star Wars collector since 1977, my collection focus seems to have taken on a turn towards Han Solo's iconic Star Ship. Why the Millennium Falcon? No one else seemed to have one at the time and it was fair to say that i had difficulty resisting the higher end models. My friend, icruise from Rebelscum has a superb blog for his Jabba the Hutt collection, I thought that i'd start this blog to chart my own collection of Millennium Falcon related stuff as it increases. Well, that was the plan but it now seems to be more about cataloguing any Millennium Falcon item in general now so that i can come back to them later.
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