In TIE Advanced mode the Darth Vader Transformer mimics a detailed and accurate replica. The actual transformation progress is pretty simple; the forward guns convert into lightsabers either gauntlet-mounted or handheld. In robot mode Darth Vader is much closer than the majority of the SW Transformers to his human counterpart. One of the TIE wings serves as a scalloped cape and the other wing doubles as a tower-style shield. With the exception of a little stiffness through the neck and torso regions his overall articulation is very decent. Darth Vader?s TIE Advanced represented a marked improvement in the TIE design. The ship was more durable more efficient and looked a little more sinister than the garden variety TIE. During Episode IV Vader participated in the Battle of Yavin and though he was a far more skilled adversary than the ordinary TIE Fighter Pilots Vader was ultimately broadsided and sent spiraling out of control. However had Vader had the ability to Transform his TIE Advanced into a gigantic uber-Vader the Battle of Yavin might have steered in the Empire?s favor.
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Published August 3rd, 2008 by admin