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    N. J. Farmer Star Wars "Darth Vader" touring costume pieces. (TCF, 1980; 1983) Prior to the release of Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back in 1980, Lucasfilm authorized Nick Farmer of N.J. Farmer Associates LTD in England to create touring costumes of the iconic "Darth Vader" character.  Farmer contacted David Middleton, the construction storeman for The Empire Strikes Back at Pinewood Studios, who released one of the original "Darth Vader" costumes used in the film in order to make the master molds and patterns necessary to create exact replicas of the costume for the film's premiers in select major markets.  This is one of the surviving costumes from the handful of examples that were produced by N.J. Farmer Associates LTD and used for the release of both The Empire Strikes Back and, three years later, Return of the Jedi. The costume features the following components comprising one of the greatest all-time villains in cinema history: pair of leather boots, pair of leather long pants, leather cod piece, cotton jerkin with leather sleeves, leather vest with interior "N.J. Farmer Associates LTD" bias label, fiberglass chest unit (prop) with working sequenced red lighting, leather utility belt (prop) with machined aluminum buckle and 2-metal belt boxes, pair of leather gauntlet gloves, cotton inner cloak, cotton outer cloak and a prop Light Saber hilt constructed of aluminum. The costume is beautifully detailed and all components are constructed to a very high standard, just as the screen-used costume. This is a rare opportunity for a collector to obtain precise, production-authorized replica pieces of this iconic signature character costume. Comes with a certificate of authenticity from N.J. Farmer. The costume exhibits minor age and wear; otherwise, in fine condition.

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