Give In To The Dark Side And Pre-Order This Darth Vader Figure!

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I'm not going to use hyperbole here: This might be the single greatest "Star Wars" toy ever to be created in the entire history of the universe.

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Sideshow Collectibles has revealed pics of its new deluxe sixth-scale Darth Vader figure, and hooo boy.  This is the one you wanted since you were a little kid.

Let's see: Movie-accurate costume and super-poseable.  A dozen different hands, including, yes, "choking."  Removable helmet that actually has all the tech-junk underneath as seen in the movies.  Light-up belt.  Light-up chest-box thingie.  Lightsaber.

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This sucker's got more power than the Death Star.

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The figure retails for a stiff $249.99, but you can see every penny.  You also get a light-up base and a meditation chamber display for the mask and helmet.

Also, if you per-order the Deluxe Edition, you get an additional hand piece -- "Chopped Off."  It's only appropriate for Vader.

The exclusive Darth Vader Deluxe Sixth Scale Figure is available for pre-order today Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 in the weekly Sideshow Newsletter, which is typically published between 2PM and 3PM (Pacific Time).

Planning to get this?  And hey, if you have the extra coin, can I have one?  ...worth a shot.