Darth Knight: The Custom Vader/Batman Action Figure

March 19, 2012


Remember the real-life Darth Vader/Batman armor we saw last year from Malmey Studios? Well here's an action figure from John Harmon of Mint Condition Customs based on the piece. Not gonna lie, I would totally play with that in the bathtub.

Darth Knight has been using the body from a Dark Knight Movie Masters Batman figure, and the head, lightsaber, chest plate, and other pieces from a Star Wars Transformers Darth Vader action figure.

I transplanted the ears from the Batman head onto the Darth Vader head, and sculpted over them to blend them in with the sculpt of Vader's helmet. He features a paint job that really helps him stand out as his own concept, with silver accents, and other various parts painted in flat and gloss black.

He has extra Darth Vader pieces attached to his belt, his chest plate has been implanted into Batman's torso (and he still retains full ab crunch movement!), and his legs have been sculpted over with rectangular plates. He also features the classic Darth Vader waist cloak made from a sheet of vinyl. He comes with his lightsaber as well (or light baton if you wish for him to be as non-lethal as the real caped crusader).

Man, that's what I never got about Batman -- the whole never killing anybody thing. If I were Batman I would kill every bad guy I came across. It's an endless cycle if you don't! You catch villains, put them in jail, they break out, repeat, repeat, repeat. "Maybe he's just trying to keep himself in business." Holy shit -- he's addicted to fame.

Hit the jump for a collage of closeups and a link to the eBay auction that just ended yesterday where somebody was lucky enough to snag Darth Bater for a scant $64.


Custom Darth Knight 6″ DC Universe Action Figure [mintconditioncustoms] (with the rest of John's custom action figure work and info on commissions)
Ended eBay Auction

Thanks to Nathan, who may or may not be the one who won the auction and is now just bragging about it. No worries -- I would have done the same.

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