The Medicom MAFEX line is growing. A day after Medicom’s design team released photos of The Dark Knight Joker on their blog, photos of Darth Vader, the first figure from the long-rumored MAFEX Star Wars line, surfaced on the forums at TheFwoosh.com.
According to Medicom’s blog post, the Joker, based on Heath Ledger’s portrayal as the clown prince of crime, is due for a February 2015 release with a retail price of ¥4,500 or about $45, depending on currency fluctuations. The Joker joins their recently released The Dark Knight Rises Batman figure, as the second figure under Medicom’s MAFEX Batman banner.
Medicom’s MAFEX Darth Vader is the inaugural figure in the MAFEX line. Details on Vader are unknown, but the configuration of the chest panel in the photo suggests the figure is based on the characters The Empire Strikes Back / Return of the Jedi appearances. Like Batman, the MAFEX Darth Vader includes a cloth cape.
Medicom’s MAFEX figures stand at a 6-inch scale and range in price from $40-$50 for basic figures and $75-$90 for DX figures, with deluxe accessories.