Top critical review
Excellent but Disappointing
Reviewed in the United States on January 7, 2020
The sounds and lights are great. The Bespin style floor lights up, the lightsaber, and some details on Vader’s chest light up! And the sounds are very authentic.
Even without the FX it’s a great looking Vader Pop...but I can’t tell if it’s a design flaw, or just the one I received, but the batteries don’t sit in the compartment correctly.
After the initial box removal and pulling the clear safety tab out of the battery slot, the lights and sounds worked great. I set it on a shelf for a few hours (the day I got it,) before showing it to a friend. The sounds and lights did not work anymore.
After examining the batteries (easy screw closed cover) I found that leaving the cover off allowed the FX to work. But if I put the cover back on they would not. So, a little electrical tape to keep the batteries from falling out will do, but it’s disappointing that a brand new item designed for this does not work as intended.