Darth Vader Prototype Edition Star Wars Retro Collection

Darth Vader

  • Toy Line: Star Wars Retro Collection
  • MSRP: $12.95 USD
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  • Scale: 3.75"
  • Retailer Exclusive: Target
  • Variations Recorded: No
  • Date Stamp: 91451
  • Released: 2019
  • Joint Count: 5
  • Joint Details: 1 Swivel neck, 2 swivel shoulders, 2 swivel hips
  • Accessory Count: 2
  • Accessory Details: 1 Purple Telescoping Lightsaber, 1 Removable Plastic Robe


  • This Darth Vader (Prototype Edition) action figure was released exclusively at Target stores in the United States
  • The figure was first sold on July 18, 2019 exclusively at San Diego Comic Con at the Entertainment Earth booth
  • Throughout August the Darth Vader Prototype Edition figures were sold on Target's website and in September 2019 a larger number of figures showed up on Target store shelves
  • This Darth Vader Prototype Edition figure pays homage to the prototyping stage of a Star Wars figure
  • When a Star Wars action figure is sent back from a factory overseas to Hasbro HQ the team at Hasbro can look at how the sculpt turned out and make changes before the actual paint application is applied
  • At this stage of the manufactoring process the colors aren't important yet and because they are being applied randomly, Hasbro chose to release this Darth Vader Prototype Edition in several different color combinations (there were 18 different color types recorded as of this database entry in September 2019)
  • The sculpt of this Darth Vader figure is identical with the Retro Collection Darth Vader figure from May 2019
  • Darth Vader's plastic robe can be taken off
  • The lightsaber telescopes in and out of the arm and it can be taken out of the arm entirely
  • The figure has no balancing problems


Once a heroic Jedi Knight, Darth Vader was seduced by the dark side of the Force, became a Sith Lord, and led the Empire's eradication of the Jedi Order.

Inspired by 1970s action figures, the Star Wars Retro Collection features original Kenner figure design and detailing! Imagine the excitement of the 70s when the Star Wars original trilogy had just begun, and Kenner began releasing classic Star Wars figures for avid fans of the space saga. Continue your collection from the galaxy far, far away! (Each sold separately. Subject to availability.)