Whether you liked the first three chronological movies in the Star Wars franchise or not, there is no denying that Anakin Skywalker’s transformation from a young Jedi disciple into a Sith Lord is an unforgettable cinematic arc. With that in mind, the Hot Toys Anakin Skywalker (MMS486) ‘Dark Side’ collectible perfectly captures the moment that Anakin gave in to the fear and anger of the Sith.
The new Dark Side figure follows almost a year after Hot Toys debuted a rather ‘normal’ looking Anakin Skywalker collectible; based on Hayden Christensen’s likeness in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. This time around, the same figure is given the Sith treatment. One that is complete with yellow rage filled eyes and a unique light up diorama figure base.
The Hot Toys Anakin Skywalker (MMS486) Dark Side collectible appears to be a wonderful sixth scale work of art that perfectly captures the cinematic transformation of Anakin’s character into his eventual form as Darth Vader. Shrunk down to one sixth scale (roughly 31cm tall), the figure retains all of the incredible detail of the character from the film.
The main highlights of the figure include: iconic yellow Sith eyes, a unique robe, interchangeable mechno right arm, and a LED light-up Mustafar panning droid diorama base. The figure is also a 2018 Toy Fair Exclusive, which means it is being produced in limited quantities.
The Hot Toys Anakin Skywalker (MMS486) Dark Side Sixth Scale Movie Masterpiece Series collectible figure is due for release between the fourth quarter of 2018 and the first quarter of 2019. It has a suggested retail price of R5650 and can be purchased directly through Vamers Store.
The Hot Toys Anakin Skywalker (MMS486) Dark Side sixth scale movie masterpiece figure has the following special features:
– Authentic and detailed likeness of Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
– Newly painted head sculpt with iconic Sith Lord eyes, movie-accurate facial expression and detailed skin texture
– Detailed hair sculpture of Anakin Skywalker’s hair style
– Body with over 30 points of articulations
– Approximately 31 cm tall
– Nine (9) pieces of interchangeable hands including (bare left hands and gloved right hands):
– One (1) pair of fists
– One (1) pair of lightsabers holding hands
– One (1) pair of the Force-using hands
– One (1) pair of relaxed hand
– One (1) opened left hand
– An interchangeable mechno right arm
– Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted
– One (1) brown-coloured under-tunic
– One (1) dark brown-coloured leather-like tunic
– One (1) brown-coloured Jedi robe
– One (1) dark brown-coloured leather-like belt
– One (1) pair of brown-coloured pants
– One (1) pair of dark brown-coloured leather-like textured boots
– One (1) LED-lighted blue lightsaber (blue light, battery operated)
– One (1) blue lightsaber blade in motion (attachable to the hilt)
– One (1) lightsaber hilt
– Specially designed Mustafar panning droid floating on lava diorama figure base; features 2 LED lighting modes including general light effect and pulsing light effect (battery operated)
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