Hasbro measured/scanned the original figure and captured all the details (and lack thereof) in this figure, right down to the size of the peg holes in the bottom of the feet
There are some differences however, for example this new version of Darth Vader has different production numbers on the back of the legs and it has the Hasbro copyright printed on it instead of the Kenner name
Other differences can be found in the accessories, the lightsaber has a slightly larger handle than the original and even though the plastic cape has the same height it's about half an inch wider than the original (it wraps further around the figure in the front)
Make no mistake though, the accessories feel like the real deal from back in 1978, the weight of the accessories, the look, the colors, the details right down to the lightsaber tip, it all feels authentic
Darth Vader's plastic robe can be taken off
The lightsaber telescopes in and out of the arm and it can be taken out of the arm entirely
The packaging was weathered on the outside on purpose to differentiate the Star Wars Retro Collection from the original Kenner figures
The red Retro Collection sticker can be taken off (you will need to use a hair dryer), but we don't recommend that you do that, because there is a very high possibility that you will damage the card (the sticker is very tough to get off)
Although this Darth Vader is a reproduction, it's simply amazing to stare at this pristine represenation of a figure many of us played with some 40+ years ago
This is nostalgia folks, so if you grew up with the originals back in the day, go and treat yourself, pick up some Star Wars Retro Collection figures, they are fun!
THE STAR WARS RETRO COLLECTION IS INSPIRED BY 1970s STAR WARS FIGURES AND FEATURES ORIGINAL FIGURE DESIGN AND DETAILING! CONTINUE YOUR COLLECTION FROM THE GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAY!