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The Ultimate Darth Vader Gift Guide

When the blaster fire had ceased in the all-white hallway of the Tantive V, and the smoke from struck machinery and bodies billowed up from the floor in tendrils, there came a slow and rhythmic breathing, and then a large, hulking silhouette stepped from the haze. A black cape trailed in the wake of a hulking armored man, with blinking lights on his chest, and a voice that rumbled like thunder. This was audiences’ first sighting of Darth Vader, Dark Lord of the Sith.

Both Rebels and those that flocked to his Emperor’s banner feared him. Jedi Knights were no match for him. Darth Vader, the cyborg who was once Anakin Skywalker, fallen Jedi Knight and the one who was prophesied to bring balance to The Force, was an enforcer of the Empire’s stranglehold on the galaxy, and one of the last remaining Sith in existence. His iconic presence in the Star Wars Saga -the tragic drama of his family legacy having shaped it from the beginning- has garnered him some of the most fervent fans of the franchise.

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9 DARTH VADER BATHROBE

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Command the respect and veneration of the Dark Lord of the Sith himself in this Deep Breaths Darth Vader bathrobe, and make your mornings something to contact the Emperor about. Made to resemble the armor and robes that he wore in the Star Wars films, your bathrobe will be much less cumbersome.

Made from soft black fleece with satin details that replicate his shoulder armor and chest plate, this robe even has a voice chip that emanates from its expansive hood with the familiar raspy sounds of Darth Vader breathing through his helmet.

8 DARTH VADER: DARK LORD OF THE SITH VOLUME 1

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Since Anakin Skywalker became Darth Vader in Revenge of the Sith, fans have been wanting to know more about his early days as the Emperor’s fearsome enforcer and the extermination of the Jedi Order. Thanks to writer Charles Soule and illustrators Giuseppe Camuncoli and Jim Cheung, they have their wish with Star Wars: Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith Vol 1: Imperial Machined.

Beginning the series directly after Revenge of the Sith, find out how Vader enforced the Emperor’s will, focused his training as a young Sith Apprentice to eliminate the conflict of his former Jedi life, and received his red lightsaber.

7 DARTH VADER STEIN

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If you’re worried about someone mistaking your coffee mug for theirs, think again. With this Star Wars Darth Vader Stein, no one will think of stealing your drink ever again. This highly collectible ceramic mug has a hinge at the back, allowing his helmet to lift right up and be filled with your favorite beverage.

Vader stands 9 inches tall and holds 22 ounces of fluid. He’s seen wearing his armor, robes, chest plate, and cape, all made from high quality glazed porcelain. The perfect gift for the Vader or stein collector in your life.

6 SIDESHOW COLLECTIBLES PREMIUM DARTH VADER

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The Force is strong with this Premium Format Figure of Darth Vader from Sideshow Collectibles. Never has the Dark Lord of the Sith looked more menacingly regal than atop this Death Star stand, his LED light-up saber glowing red, his hand outstretched to tempt you towards the Dark Side.

Recreated from his appearance in Return of the Jedi, his entire ensemble, from his chest plate to his helmet and impressive cape have been faithfully replicated with exacting detail. Vader stands an impressive 26.5 inches tall, with light-up features in his saber, on his chest plate,and in the stand to create a cinematic feel.

5 ELECTROCUTED DARTH VADER FUNKO POP!

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No Star Wars Funko Pop! collection could be complete without this Electrocuted Darth Vader figurine, one of the most unique pieces of Star Wars paraphernalia to be released by Funko. While the Rebels engaged the Imperial forces on Endor, and the Rebel Fleet drew their fire above it, Vader and Luke Skywalker were locked in an epic battle between good and evil.

When Luke appealed to the good that still resided in Vader’s twisted soul, he betrayed his Sith Master, hurtling the Emperor down a reactor shaft. This was not without consequence, as Vader took the brunt of the Emperor’s Force Lightning meant for Luke. Look closely and see his skeletal outline in blue!

4 DARTH VADER "CHOKING HAZARD" T-SHIRT

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Remind everyone who they’re messing with in this officially licensed Star Wars Darth Vader T-Shirt, or they’ll feel the power of the Dark Side as it closes around their windpipe. One of the Dark Lord of the Sith’s most noted abilities was being able to Force Choke someone from across the room, and even across space (Sorry about it, Admiral Ozzel).

The perfect shirt to wear around the house attempting to Force Choke your cat, at the gym (working on your Force “yoke”), or just binging Star Wars films, it’s 100% cotton material is pre-shrunk to give you plenty of comfort...unlike anyone within eyesight.

3 DARTH VADER 2-SLICE EMPIRE TOASTER

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The Sith deal only in absolutes, so your toast will be absolutely delicious with this Star Wars Darth Vader Two-Slice Empire Toaster. Mornings are now for those with only the most ambitious tasks ahead of them, like exterminating the Jedi Order, or completing a third Death Star.

With the Empire Toaster, the controls are housed in a replica of Darth Vader’s chest box. The higher the level of toasting, the more the image of Vader will burn into your toast. Feel weakness, emotion, and vulnerability leave your body with each bite. The Dark Side of the toast is strong with you.

2 BLACK SERIES DARTH VADER LIGHTSABER

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Feel the true power of the Dark Side with the Star Wars Black Series Darth Vader Lightsaber, an exact replica of the one wielded by the Dark Lord of the Sith. While the Jedi have many different colored lightsaber blades, the Sith only have red. The Sith used synthetic crystals to power their lightsabers that were naturally red, and glowed brighter the more Dark Side energy they focused on them.

With the real metal alloy feel to the hilt, the authentic blade activation, and sound effects from the films, you’ll swear that you were ready to duel with the real lightsaber of one of the strongest Sith Lords in the Star Wars galaxy.

1 SIDESHOW COLLECTIBLES LIFE-SIZE DARTH VADER

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For the ultimate fan of Darth Vader comes this Life-Size Figure from Sideshow Collectibles. Sideshow Collectibles has teamed with Legacy Effects to bring you this epic museum-quality statue that perfectly replicates every aspect of Darth Vader and his costume down to the smallest details.

Vader looms over 7 feet tall, with his hands resting on his belt, imposing cape spread wide, exposing his ever-ready lightsaber. From his functioning light-up metal chest plate and armor, to his leather boots, he exudes the confident menace and authority that has made him one of the most famous characters in all of Star Wars, and one of cinema history’s most iconic villains.

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