PROS: A solid enough figure to retire all other Vader versions that feature less articulation than this one.
CONS: Poor sculpt for the right hand as it can’t hold a lightsaber unaided. The three-part helmet is a useless feature as the removal of the neck collar accessory exposes a poor face paint job and misshapen head. Silver “chain” for the cape still looks ridiculous (Hasbro, please retire it). In short, if you aren’t planning on keeping this carded, stick with the 2008 TLC BD No. 8 version and you’ll be just fine.
Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and to judge for yourself whether this version is worth adding to your collection.