Star Wars Retro Collection Prototype Darth Vader Figure Coming to Target

Originally announced at Star Wars Celebration Chicago earlier this year, the Darth Vader Prototype figure from the new Star Wars Retro Collection was understood by many to be an SDCC 2019 exclusive. Now it appears it may just be an SDCC debut, shared exclusive with Target.

As reported by, Target has posted a new listing that promises availability starting on 7/21/2019 (this coming Sunday).

Keep this page bookmarked and check back Sunday if you aren’t fortunate enough to attend SDCC. is also reporting that the figure will be available in store 8/2/2019.

Product info via Target:


  • SPECIAL EDITION RETRO DARTH VADER ACTION FIGURE: Inspired by the original 1970s Kenner Star Wars action figures, this Special Edition 3.75-inch-scale Darth Vader action figure features premium design and five points of articulation.
  • MULTI-COLORED PROTOTYPE STYLE DECO: This figure’s vibrant, multi-colored prototype style deco is sure to add a bright pop of color to any collection of Star Wars toys (Sold separately. Subject to availability).
  • INCLUDES LIGHTSABER AND CAPE: With his Lightsaber in hand and his cape on his back, this poseable Special Edition Darth Vader figure is great for play and display with Star Wars collectors’ other classic toys (Sold separately. Subject to availability).
  • RETRO POP ART STYLE PACKAGING: Beautifully rendered retro packaging captures a colorful pop art style and includes throwback Star Wars branding and a Kenner Toys logo.
  • LOOK FOR OTHER STAR WARS CLASSIC ACTION FIGURES: Fans and collectors can look out for more action figures inspired by the original Star Wars trilogy. (Each sold separately. Subject to availability.)

Once a heroic Jedi Knight, Darth Vader was seduced by the dark side of the Force, became a Sith Lord, and led the Empire’s eradication of the Jedi Order.
Experience excitement like that of the engineers and designers seeing the first product samples of their designs with this Darth Vader figure! Inspired by prototypes that are often produced with whatever extra plastic is in the machine at the time, colorful prototypes enable the development team to look past the deco and focus on the sculpt, analyze mold alignment, and adjust for quality. 
Inspired by 1970s action figures, this Special Edition Darth Vader figure features original Kenner design and detailing! Imagine the excitement of the ‘70s when the Star Wars original trilogy had just begun. Continue your collection from the galaxy far, far away! (Each sold separately. Subject to availability.)
– Includes: figure and accessory.
– Figure scale: 3.75 inches
– Ages 4 and up
– WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD – Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.

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Dimensions (Overall): 9.0 inches (H) x 6.0 inches (W) x 1.5 inches (D)

Suggested Age: 4 Years and Up

Weight: .15 pounds

Material: Plastic

Number of Figures: 1

CPSC Choking Hazard Warnings: Choking_hazard_small_parts

TCIN: 76167105

UPC: 630509838455

Item Number (DPCI): 087-16-0870

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