Luke Jedi/ Darth Vader
This is yet another of the many waves of Mexican bootlegs that have surfaced over the past few years. Recent months have actually shown many new varieties of bootlegs never before seen by a good many in the Star Wars community, as well as many variations of known bootlegs never before seen. This one in particular really makes you look at it and think "What in the hell were the bootlegers thinking?!?!" It should be pretty obvious from the pics that this is Darth Vader, well sort of. It has the body of Luke Jedi and the head of Vader. Perhaps it is an eerie glimpse at what could have happened had Luke fallen victim to the callings of the Dark Side, or perhaps the bootlegers only had a Vader head and Luke body lying around. :^)

Here's a close-up and we can really see some of the detailing. The figure is cast all in black and is completely unarticulated. It appears to have some sort of peg on it's back. I can only assume that they had tried to attach a cape but it didn't work or was lost over the years. Perhaps the best part of this Vader is revealed in the close-up, and that's the "hat". It appears that the figure was cast with quite a bit of extra plastic around the helmet. This does not appear to be excess flash but part of the figure. It gives the figure the look of having a straw hat on. We've come to affectionaltely calling this figure "Hayseed Vader". It's quite fitting as Chad himself is no stranger to farms. :^p

Here's a much better close-up of the face mask part. That's one OOGLY Vader. Looks more like a pouting dog than Vader to me.

Description by: John J. Alvarez
Photo: Chad Anderson
From the collection of: Chad Anderson
Film:Return of the Jedi
Category:Toys / Action Figure Related / Small Action Figures (Bootleg)


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