Glasslite Darth Vader

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Figure

The scarred COO shown on the far right is unique to Glasslite, therefore the closest COO relative is the Kenner scarred version which is used for the comparison below.

DIFFERENCES:
Compared to his Kenner counterpart, the Glasslite Darth Vader has:

  • Moulded in harder plastic
  • The black plastic used has an overall more glossy appearance
  • Different spray mask on chest plate
  • Paler red paint detail
  • Different spray mask on belt buckle with unpainted black raised circle
  • Packaged with a semi-transparent v8 Lightsaber & unique cape
  • One of the scarred COO’s is slightly modified compared to Kenner’s
Glasslite on the right
Glasslite on the right
Glasslite on the right
Glasslite on the right
Glasslite on the right
Glasslite on the right
Glasslite on the right
Glasslite on the right
Glasslite on the right
Glasslite on the right
Glasslite on the right

COO

The Glasslite Darth Vader belongs to COO family #III this family contains two main COO marking variations.

The original mold tooling was stamped “HONG KONG” where the production for the earliest version of this figure took place. During the products life and possibly as part of a cost reduction exercise production was moved. There the country of origin “HONG KONG” was filled in, leaving a scar where the “HONG KONG” stamps once where.

The last modification, possibly a repair took place when the tooling was shipped to Brazil and Glasslite reworked the tooling leaving a slightly different scar pattern on the Glasslite figures.

Saber

The Glasslite Darth Vader came with a semi-transparent v8 Lightsaber compared to the Kenner v2 Lightsaber.

Glasslite Lightsaber on top / Kenner Bottom
Glasslite Lightsaber x2

DIFFERENCES:
Compared to the Kenner lighsaber, the Glasslite lightsaber is:

  • Duller in colour
  • Thicker Tip
  • Larger in length
  • Semi-transparent with flecking
  • Floats during the water test

 

WATER TEST:

  • Both lightsabers float when placed in water
  • Kenner lightsaber sinks when tapped
Glasslite/Kenner Lightsaber water test
Glasslite/Kenner Lightsaber water test

CAPE

The Glasslite Darth Vader came with a cape similar in overall size to it’s Kenner counterpart however it has several distinguishing features.

Glasslite Cape on the right
Comparison
Comparison
Comparison
Comparison

DIFFERENCES:
Compared to the Kenner cape, the Glasslite cape has:

  • Large rounded bottom corners
  • Wider space between the arm holes
  • Smooth glossy inside finish with a faint ‘manufacturing’ lines, Kenner has a duller finish.
  • Smooth matt outside finish, Kenner has a cross-hatch pattern and zips when you run your finger nail across it.

Cardback

Glasslite used the same generic card artwork for all their figures, this method was echoed with their Droids product line.