The Empire Strikes Out DVD with exclusive Darth Vader minifig

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The Empire Strikes out exclusive Darth Vader minifigThe Empire Strikes Out animated movie is out this week on DVD in the UK. If you're lucky you'll find it with limited edition Darth Vader with Medal minifig on the cover.

I was waiting for a Blu-Ray release before ordering but it seems that there isn't going to be one, so I was then going to order the DVD from Amazon at the weekend. However although until yesterday the limited edition version with minifig could be ordered from there, there was a note on the page stating "The Limited Edition with Mini Figurine is no longer available from Amazon.co.uk", so I hot-footed it to Tesco earlier today and found one left on the shelf, priced £5.

 

The Empire Strikes out exclusive Darth Vader minifigThe figure is, as could have been predicted, of Oriental origin. The Star Wars minifig completest will require it in their collection but otherwise it's nothing special. The head is the same as that used on other recent versions of Darth Vader.

Those of you who collect minifigs attached to books and movies will be interested in a list published by FBTB that contains all those that have been, or will be, available.

I haven't watched the movie yet, I'll do so later!



22 comments on this article

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By in United Kingdom,

I've just watched my copy. It really is quite funny. Highly recommended

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By in United States,

Available for pre-order on Amazon US. It says Darth Vader with medal but in the picture he doesn't have the medal.

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By in United States,

On Vader, why is he wearing a medal? Is this supposed to be 'cerimonial' Vader like cerimonial Luke in LEGO STAR WARS Visual Dictionary? Don't quote me, but at the end of Episode 4 wasn't Vader hurled into space in his TIE after the death star was destroyed? OR, does it have something to do with the DVD? Just wondering since I haven't watched yet.

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By in United States,

^At the end of the movie he got medaled by Emporor Palpantine.

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By in United States,

@lego613master: Now I understand, thanks!

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By in United States,

I need to get the medaled Han still, and hopefully this will become available in the US at Walmart or Target.

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By in United States,

Watched it a few days ago.. Very Very funny....

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By in United States,

^ just pre-ordered 3 dvds/vader from amazon, so if anyone wants one, I will pass along at cost ($10) plus shipping. they apparently will ship to me next Tuesday

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By in United Kingdom,

It is soo funny, how darth maul and Vader fight like kids, and the Darth Maul death star is "awesome"

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By in United States,

The mini fig looks great next to Luke and Han with their ceremonial medals from the starwars books. If anyone out there wanted to see the movie before buying it, the last time I checked, it was on YouTube. Still, the mini fig is so totally worth it.

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By in Switzerland,

I ordered it yesterday. But I already watched the movie on YouTube.... I's really funny and full of Star Wars hints... I'm gonna watch it again on DVD... And the Minifig looks great too...

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By in United States,

Just watched it, wha a great little film. Did anyone catch the 'Blue Harvest Dairy' sign on Naboo? :)

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By in Canada,

i will probably get this seen it before but i love exculisive figs

huw while were talking about reviews are u planning on doing the iron man 3 sets really looking for some good reviews on them

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By in United States,

@BrickCreator: Darth Vader gets a medal for blowing up the "darth star", Darth Maul's version of the Death Star.

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By in United Kingdom,

I love the Minifigure and the film, thanks for the review Huw.

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By in Ireland,

I saw a stack of them in the local tesco but I think they were charging 10 euro for them...put me right off.

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By in Australia,

I saw this a few days ago in big-w in Australia if anyone is interested

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By in Australia,

$16 in Big W Australia, i picked mine up on the weekend and watched the short film, very funny.
3-PO soccer kick is good :)

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By in United Kingdom,

Managed to get my copies finally after trekking round about 4 supermarkets in the uk it is £5 gbp but many places have already sold out!

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By in United States,

Maybe I missed it elsewhere, but where and when is this due in the USA?

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By in United Kingdom,

There were dozens at my tesco today. I'll probably end up buying it the special was very amusing and i'm a sucker for exclusive minifigures.

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By in United States,

Pick up one today at Target for $9.99

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