Allow me to present my most indepth, glamorous, spectacular review ever for Eurobricks! Come with me on a journey of discovery as we see a young slave on Tatooine grow into an evil Sith. Starting weekly I will present snapshots of Anakin Skywalkers rise and fall in what can only be described as a "star spanning epic"! There wont be a dry eye in the forums, be it fleshie or yellow, you will be gobsmacked at how such a lovable character can turn into a force of pure evil.
How about I simply show you the delights of the new rare randomly inserted Chrome Darth Vader in a Eurobricks Review I like to call....
Please No Fingerprints on the Chrome!
Set name: Darth Vader 10 Year Anniversary Promotional Fig polybag
Bricklink no: sw218promo-1
Set Number: N/A
Not since the release of the Chrome C3PO, has a figure caused such a stir amongst Lego fans. Allow me to show you what its all about.
The Evil sith lord can't even escape a polybag without your assistance! It's like he's saying "C'mon, I promise to grant you three wishes, all you have to do is open my polybag." "Oh I have a nice shiny red apple for you too." "Go on say Bettlejuice three times." What could possibly go wrong?
On the front you can see the 10th Anniversary logo in the bottom left corner, the staggering piece count of 7, and a return to the original Star Wars Logo top right.
Nothing too special to see here, merely the usual copyright information etc.
Lets take a look at the parts for this set. All seven pieces are laid out. You can see the lovely chrome finish for the helmet, torso and legs of Darth Vader, sadly there is no chrome lightsaber hilt, just the newer, half-half version that isn't full chrome or light grey just somewhere in the middle. Darth's legs come attached to his torso already. I assume this must make the process of adding the chrome easier. I apologise for the head piece as it has rolled over whilst taking the picture. Here is what it looks like
Here is a better picture of the head
I decided to feature Darth Vader in all his generations (well the ones I have anyway ) Left to right we have Chrome Darth, New Death Star 10188 Darth, and the older Star Destroyer 6211 Darth. I guess the
Even though the legs are attached to the torso already they are fully movable allowing Darth to sit, run, dance, etc to amuse most Star Wars fans when building MOCs. He just needs to figure out how to change his pants now when they get dirty
Swooshability: Well I feel Darth's aerodynamics can only be improved with the chrome body work. Take this picture for example, playtime has never been more fun!
Darth: "Take us into Hyperspace!"
Stormtrooper: "Yes my lord"
The new Tie design was lacking in wings, but Darth's Chrome increased performance 10 fold
Playability: Well his arms and legs move, cape swivels, helmet comes off and head turns around, what more do you want people?!
Its hard to put a value on a limited release figure like this, however I am quite pleased with the overall look of the chrome on Darth Vader as it catches the light really well. So I guess if you are a true collector of figures don't hesitate to snap one of these up or you may even be lucky enought to get one in a Star Wars set in the US by chance I can only assume they will hit other countries some time this year. I have heard they were being given out at TRUs in Germany and Austria amongst other countries for purchasing a certain amount of Star Wars Lego.
Rebel troops must cower when confronted with Darth Vader in all his chrome glory. Truly the suit maketh the
Hmm, let's see what's next for chroming by TLC
Chrome Darth Vader discussion thread
Thanks for reading.