| ACTION FIGURE|
|Character (1)||Darth Vader|
| Collection 1|
| Collection 2|
The Empire Strikes Back
|Collection||The Empire Strikes Back|
| Collection 3|
Return of the Jedi
|Collection||Return of the Jedi|
| Collection 4|
Power of the Force
|Collection||Power of the Force|
This figure first appeared on the Star Wars 12-back card. The photo for this figure’s card back was changed on the Return of the Jedi 65C-back. The original image replaced the new image again on the Power of the Force card backs.
Though all vintage figures have minor variations, the only major variation in the figure itself is the hard to come by Japanese Takara version, which, though in a similar stance, is an entirely different sculpt. It is easiest to spot by looking at the head, though still difficult to spot for the untrained eye.
There are two versions of the Lightsaber. The first version (available scarcely on the Star Wars 12-back card only) was made of two pieces and featured a double telescoping action. When weighing out playability versus cost efficiency, the double telescoping version was replaced by the much more common single telescoping Lightsaber. The second version was also shipped in much greater quantities than the first version on the Star Wars 12-back card.