If you are a Star Wars fan and Funko Collector, you should already own this character. If you don’t, you need to get it. I got it from the Smugglers Bounty but at its current listing here ($21), I would get it without hesitation.
What I really like about this figure is that Funko ditched the circle dot eyes that they used on the two previous Vader figures. I just didn’t care for the look because they just changed the iconic helmet a bit too much for my taste. The new Rogue One Vader Funko has the new eyes as well and I reviewed it very favorably as my second favorite Vader Funko after this one.
What makes this my favorite is more of why I like this more than the Rogue One figure. While they have the same helmet, this figure features the open lightsaber and what looks to be the Force Choke gesture. I do like the pose of the Rogue One version and if you haven’t seen it then I suggest you look, but Vader holding his belt in another somewhat iconic pose is very nice. The mold is great and like the other black painted characters, the paint is good and looks clean.
This is an easy figure to recommend for around the $20 mark. Of course you get a lot more by getting the Smugglers Bounty box but if you’re unwilling to commit to that then this isn’t priced too outrageously like some of the others I have seen.