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    "Darth Vader" production used chest panel from Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. (TCF, 1977) The dark Sith Lord, "Darth Vader" is arguably the most well known villain in film history. Originally designed by legendary artist Ralph McQuarrie and sculpted by Brian Muir, the dark uniform's colorful chest panel coupled with the sound of labored artificial breathing can instantly transport us to the Star Wars universe. This chest control panel monitors Darth Vader's cyborg implants, which keep him alive in a controlled environment within his sealed mask and body armor. This 7 x 6.75 x 2 in. costume component was used on Vader's costume from the first film. It consists of a fiberglass backing plate painted black, with four resin mounting points on the back for attachment to the Vader costume. The front has red and green resin buttons on the right side, and three silver slots on the left side, which are actually coin-slots from a British vending machine. The static rocker switches just beneath are constructed of gray-painted wood, with one switch on the extreme left side painted white. Bracketing the buttons and switches are two rods painted silver. This original production used piece originated from Lucasfilm; the black paint was expertly retouched in the early 1980s by an FX artist who worked at the legendary Don Post Studios. A plastic mounting bracket and adjustable 9 in. steel rod has also been affixed to the verso for display mounting purposes. Slight damage on single rod detailing; overall, in vintage fine condition. Comes with an LOA from 35-year veteran FX artist Jim Leonard.

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    June, 2017
    26th Monday
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