Finding Vader in the Strangest Places

Pete Vilmur | November 16, 2009

vader projector

While on eBay recently, I came across a 1950’s stereo 3D projector that features an uncanny resemblance to a certain Sith Lord who wouldn’t appear in our galaxy for another 20-some years (so tempted to pick this up, but it weighs almost 40 pounds!). This find led me to search for other Vader look-alikes that were just happy coincidences (hint — search “darth vader” – [minus] “star wars”). This led me to a ‘40s Zenith console radio with a very Vader-like speaker grill (I think radio collectors even refer to this model as the “Darth Vader”) and a UK motorcycle helmet.

radio

helmet

Here’s one (detail) from reader Seth found at twitpic:

dispenser

Author Ryder Windham chimes in with several additions:

Chapel
chapel

Tombstone Chronicler
tombstone

Tent
tent

Kuwait
kuwait

Coffee maker
coffeemaker

Got any more Vader-ish finds you want to share? Link us up in the comments section below and we’ll update the list!

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