The New Star Wars Crossover Comic Rejuvenates Darth Vader's Terrifying Reputation

Darth Vader should be an immensely intimidating figure. Emphasis on the should, because over the years, his appearances in increasingly silly scenarios as part of Star Wars’ place in pop culture have blunted his reputation. But Vader Down’s first issue is a fantastic reminder that we should never underestimate the… »11/18/15 9:30am11/18/15 9:30am


Statue of Leader From Communist Empire Transformed Into Leader of Actual Empire

It’s always the most embarrassing part of a fallen regime. All those statues, no longer relevant. Usually they come down, hence the severed head of Vladimir Lenin recently unearthed in Berlin. But what to do with all those Lenins still standing? Turn them into the likeness of a more benevolent leader, of course. »10/24/15 4:00pm10/24/15 4:00pm

We Have a Crazy Theory About How Darth Vader Might Fit Into Star Wars: The Force Awakens

The first trailer for The Force Awakens announced to the world there was a brand new Star Wars villain. We then learned his name: Kylo Ren, owner of the ominous, hilted red lightsaber. A second trailer followed, and immediately we were greeted by the face of Darth Vader. The obvious question was, “Why?” »9/18/15 3:00pm9/18/15 3:00pm

Bandai's Samurai Star Wars Figures Have Gotten Even Better

Bandai’s “Movie Realisation” Star Wars figures—which take the Empire and turn them into ancient samurai with flintlocks and katanas rather than blasters and lightsabers—are fantastic. But now the line’s got a few more additions that make it even cooler. Sandtroopers! Royal Guards! Boba Fett! Oh my. »8/27/15 8:45pm8/27/15 8:45pm

The Only Darth-Vader-In-A-Holiday-Sweater Ornament You Will Ever Need

No matter what holiday (if any) you celebrate ‘round December, Hallmark’s “Holiday Darth Vader,” available in October, is something to behold. According to the description, “The Dark Lord ornament will sense your movement and deliver a Christmas message.” It’s one of several geeky releases for 2015. »5/16/15 3:55pm5/16/15 3:55pm

This Gorgeous Darth Vader Statue Is For Gawping At, Not Posing

Earlier this year, Hot Toys unveiled their wonderful 1:6 scale Darth Vader, which you'll be able to pose and do with as you see fit later this year. Sideshow have now unveiled their own take on the Sith Lord, and while he's not as moveable as his Hot Toys counterpart, he's still wonderful to gaze at nonetheless. »3/04/15 4:50pm3/04/15 4:50pm

A Cool Darth Vader Re-Design, Complete With... A Mini-Death Star?

Concept Artist Steven Chinhsuan Wang posted this cool redesign of Darth Vader design to Artstation recently, and while it's a nifty design for Star Wars' Sith Lord, the most interesting thing about it is the crazy lightsaber design. You thought The Force Awakens' Crossguard Lightsaber was weird! »1/11/15 1:05pm1/11/15 1:05pm

This Darth Vader Toy Comes With The Coolest Lightsaber Attachment

There's a lot to like about Square-Enix's Variant Play Arts Kai line - usually its willingness to offer batshit stylised versions of popular characters. But what I think I love about this Darth Vader the most is the awesome swishy lightsaber he has. I dare you to look at that and not make lightsaber noises! »12/26/14 10:19am12/26/14 10:19am