Fresh from the Battle of Yavin, Funko has unveiled its Darth Vader in TIE Fighter Pop! Deluxe figure, depicting the Star Wars villain and his classic starfighter.
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Arguably the most iconic villain in film history, and easily one of the most recognizable, Darth Vader first Force-choked his way into pop culture in 1977’s Star Wars. Since then, both he and the franchise have become worldwide phenomenon for generations of fans.
The Darth Vader Pop! Deluxe! vinyl will be made available in Target sometime in mid-June. It’s worth noting the toy’s base is the upper part of the first Death Star, evoking memories of debut of the TIE Advanced x 1 during the Battle of Yavin, when Darth Vader shot down Rebel fighters in the space station’s Meridian trench, before being picked off himself by the Millennium Falcon. Of course, that ended up being a blessing in disguise for the Sith Lord, who escaped destruction of the Death Star.
Darth Vader was seen in the Star Wars cinematic universe in 2016’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Directed by Gareth Edwards from a script by Gary Whitta and Chris Weitz, the film stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker. It’s available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD.