New this year to Celebration was the Vader Case Project. At Celebration IV in 2007, the original Vader Project showcased the talents of many artists by having them decorate and alter full-sized Darth Vader helmet replicas. With Vader transformed into everything from a clown to the Statue of Liberty to Vader with a fruit hat, the results were stunning and a big hit with fans (more can be seen about this project at thevaderproject.com).
In a similar style, Celebration has invited several Star Wars artists and collectors to decorate a vintage Darth Vader action figure carrying case with their own unique spin on the Dark Lord. The artists include collectors like Gus Lopez, prolific Star Wars artists like Chris Trevas and Randy Martinez, and even Nathan Hamill has joined in. The cases will be shown throughout Celebration in the Collector’s Track Social Room, so be sure to stop by and see these wonderful pieces before they are auctioned off for Make-A-Wish on Sunday!
Check out our gallery below: