See also: Darth Vader
Anakin's first variations were released in 1999, making them among the first Star Wars minifigures to be released, based upon his appearance in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. His podracer variant features plain tan legs, with a matching coloured torso. However, the torso has printing on it to better depict the clothing Anakin was known to wear at this time, with a dark brown belt, black lines to show the shape of the tunic, and brown printing at the top. The torso also has yellow hands. Anakin's head piece is yellow with black printing for his eyes and mouth, along with brown printing for eyebrows and freckles. This variant also has a light grey helmet piece to go on top of the head, with connecting dark grey goggles. Also released in 1999 was Anakin's first pilot variant in the set 7141 Naboo Fighter. This variant is exactly the same as his first podracer variant, except for the helmet- this one is instead brown with black goggles.
No new variants of Anakin were made until three years later, when LEGO sets were made to accompany the release of Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones. This time around, the minifigure was based on Anakin when he was about ten years older, who was also a Jedi Apprentice, and the new variant was updated to reflect this change. The Episode II version has plain brown legs, along with a brown torso piece that has a large amount of printing on the front. This printing is in black to show lines in Anakin's Jedi tunic, but also to reflect the colour of some of his clothing. White is also used at the top of the torso to show some of the inner tunic. A brown Padawan's braid is also printed on the figure's top right side of the torso. Once again, the hands are yellow, as is the head piece. The head has black printing on it for two eyes and a mouth, and also brown for the eyebrows. The accompanying hair piece was is nougat colour. Accessories for this version of Anakin are a blue-bladed lightsaber with a shiny silver hilt, and in the 7113 Tusken Raider Encounter, Anakin also came equipped with a brown cape.
In 2005, three more variants of Anakin were released as a part of the début of the fourth Star Wars subtheme, Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. The most common of these variants was one which depicted Anakin in his Jedi starfighter, which was included in a total of four sets (two of them being co-packs). This variant of Anakin features black legs, with a black torso piece that has brown printing on it to represent the clothing Anakin wore at this time. The right hand is black, due to the glove Anakin wore over his mechanical hand at this time, and the other is flesh-coloured, due to the decision to change the "skin colour" of common licensed minifigures from yellow to flesh in 2003. The head piece is also flesh-coloured, with black printing for eyes, and the mouth, which for the first time is unsmiling. Other printing includes small marks to show scars on Anakin's face, and shiny gold printing is used on the right side in the shape of a headset comlink which Anakin commonly wore in space battles. A brown hair piece is also used on this variant which is longer than the hair on previous versions, and once again, Anakin came equipped with a blue-bladed, shiny silver-hilted lightsaber. A figure almost identical in appearance was also released in the 7257 Ultimate Lightsaber Duel, except it was in light-up lightsaber form, this figure being one of the first of its kind. Light-up Lightsaber figures are different in that their head piece is not removable from the torso, and they do not possess a right hand- instead a lightsaber hilt was moulded onto where the hand usually is, and when the head is pushed down, the lightsaber lights up. Another difference in this variant from the previous is that there is no headset printing on the face, and he also has a black cape.
The final 2005 appearance of Anakin was in the 7251 Darth Vader Transformation, where the torso and leg pieces are identical to the Jedi Pilot form. The difference in this variant is that it depicts an Anakin after he had fallen into lava on Mustafar, so while he retains the same printing for the eyes and mouth, he has red printing in several places to depict him with a burnt face. This figure also lacks any hair piece, to reflect the fact that it had all been burnt off in the film.
Skywalker's next appearance was in 2007, this time as a redesigned Episode I figure, in the set 7660 Naboo N-1 Starfighter and Vulture Droid. The torso piece is very similar to Anakin's original Episode I variants, though the brown printing is a darker shade, and the hands were updated to a flesh colour. The leg piece is a plain tan, but they are short legs which don't move and give the figure a lesser height than standard minifigures. The head piece is flesh-coloured, with larger than usual black eyes printed on, along with a mouth, eyebrows and freckles. The hair piece is sand-coloured, and covers a large amount of the head piece (the piece is probably most well-known as being used for Harry Potter).
The following year, The Clone Wars subtheme was launched, which resulted in a The Clone Wars style Anakin Skywalker. This figure has black legs, and a black torso piece with printing on it to represent the attire Anakin wore at that time. The arms are brown in colour, and the hands are both black. The printing on the flesh-coloured head piece consists of the eyes being white, with blue irises and black pupils, and there is also printing for eyebrows, a mouth, scars and other facial features. The hair piece is brown in colour, with it being parted on the right side and swept back. This hair piece remains exclusive to The Clone Wars Anakin minifigures, except for it being used on Mon Mothma in the 7754 Home One Mon Calamari Star Cruiser. Like most of his Jedi appearances, Anakin came equipped with a blue-bladed lightsaber, though the hilt was not shiny silver like before. In the first few releases of this minifigure, the hilt was plain grey, but in later appearances it was changed to a chrome silver colour.
In the first wave of 2010, a The Clone Wars Anakin was released in clothing appropriate for cold areas. This Anakin has grey legs with a dark blue hip joint, and a dark blue torso with white hands. Printing on the torso includes a brown belt with black outlining, and black outlines for pockets and other details. A Jedi Order logo is also printed in white in the top-left corner. A double-sided, flesh-coloured head piece is used- one side depicting Anakin's standard The Clone Wars face, except in this case he isn't smiling, and the other side showing the face covered in grey cloth and with goggles on. Accessories for this figure include a blue-bladed lightsaber, and a dark blue parka piece with grey printing on the front resembling fur, and a white Jedi Order logo present on the bottom left.
In the second half of 2010, the set 8096 Emperor Palpatine's Shuttle was released, which contained a new Anakin figure. The figure once again depicts Anakin after he had fallen into lava on Mustafar in the films, though this variant differs in many ways from the original. The figure has a black leg piece, and the torso is primarily black, with printing for the belt and other lines for the tunic. However, the tunic depicted is burnt in several places, with skin darker than the normal flesh-colour, representing burnt skin, showing through the holes. The right arm and hand is black, while the left maintains the burnt skin colour. The head piece also has this colour, with printing on it for burns (in dark red), and printing for the face to give the figure a pained expression. The eyes are black dots as usual, but with white dots inside them, a common practice for minifigures which began at around this time. This minifigure came with a red-bladed lightsaber with a chrome silver hilt, and also with a black Darth Vader mask.
The second wave of 2011 saw see three new Anakin Skywalker variants- two from Episode I, and one from The Clone Wars. The two Episode I variants have the clothing in common- short tan legs, tan torso with a new printed design. This design features black lines for the shape of the tunic, a light brown belt, and printing at the top to show an inner tunic and flesh printing to join the torso to the head piece. The starfighter pilot variant has a flesh-coloured face, with black dot eyes with white dots inside, and printing for eyebrows and mouth. This variant also has an interchangeable hair piece (the hair piece being the same as the previous Episode I Pilot's), and brown helmet with black or dark grey goggles. The podracer variant has a double-sided head, with one side being the same as the pilot variant. The other side features an Anakin with grey goggles on, and a mouth with teeth clenched in a determined pose. Also included with the podracer variant is a grey helmet, with red, dark grey and black printing over it to depict the helmet that Anakin wore with his podracer.
The 2011 The Clone Wars variant has a design somewhat in between his first The Clone Wars variant and the clothing of his original Episode III ones. The leg piece is black in colour, and has have a black torso. An inner tunic is printed down the centre of the torso, and some flesh printing is present at the top of the torso. The figure has dark brown arms and black hands, and the head piece appears to be the same as the original The Clone Wars variant. The hair piece also shares the same design as the original The Clone Wars figure, but appears to be a darker shade of brown. As is typical with a Jedi Anakin, a blue-bladed lightsaber is to be included with this figure.
2012 saw the release of two new Episode III versions of Anakin. The first version of Anakin has brown legs, with black printing on the legs and the top of the leg joint. The torso piece is be primarily black, with brown printing for detailing, an inner robe and belt. The belt also has gold and silver printing on it. Anakin has a flesh-coloured left hand and black printing for the right, representing the glove Anakin wore over his mechanical hand. The face is flesh-coloured and features a double-sided face. Both sides include dark flesh printing for scars and sunken eyes and black printing for eyebrows. One side has black eyes with white pupils, with black and white printing for a snarling mouth, while the other side has black printing for a closed mouth, but yellow eyes with black pupils, representing Anakin's use of the Dark Side of the Force. Anakin's hairpiece is identical to the hairpiece used on the latest The Clone Wars version. This variant once again has Anakin equipped with a blue-bladed lightsaber and a silver hilt.
The other 2012 variant was released in 9526 Palpatine's Arrest. In this variant, Anakin has the same torso, leg and hairpiece, but a different headpiece is used. One side of the piece depicts Anakin with a smiling face, while the other has an angry expression. In this variant, Anakin also has a brown cape, and once again has a blue-bladed lightsaber.In 2013, a redesigned version of Anakin as a Padawan from Episode II will be released, and will be included in the set 75021 Republic Gunship . He will have Hawkeye's hairpiece and a face which will have orange eyebrows, black eyes with white pupils and a black mouth with cheekbones on the sides. He will have a dark brown torso, with reddish brown arms and light nougat hands. The torso will have printed brown Jedi robes with a Padawan braid printed on the right upper corner. The torso will have a utility belt printed, with a silver buckle. He has printed dark brown hips and reddish brown legs, both of which are printed, showing the continuation of his robes. Anakin also has back printing showing the back of the utility belt and some markings on his tunic. He also has a green-bladed lightsaber with a chrome hilt.
In the Video Games
Anakin has appeared in every LEGO Star Wars video game to date. In LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game, Anakin appeared with three different variants- Anakin Skywalker (Boy), Anakin Skywalker (Padawan), and Anakin Skywalker (Jedi). The Anakin Skywalker (Boy) character has the same appearance as his first Episode I Pilot variant in physical form, except with flesh skin instead of yellow. This character is able to do a single jump, and can crawl through vents. The character unlocked in the Episode II section of the game, Anakin Skywalker (Padawan) is identical to Anakin's physical Padawan minifigure, except for once again the flesh colour replacing yellow for the skin tone. The Padawan character can double jump, use the Force, and has a blue-bladed lightsaber, except for Chapters 3 and 5 in Episode II, where his lightsaber has a green blade. Anakin (Jedi) is based upon the unburnt Episode III variants, with no headset present on the face. Like the Padawan character, Anakin (Jedi) can use the Force, double jump, and attack with a blue-bladed lightsaber.
The year after, LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy was released. One new form of Anakin was released in this game- Anakin Skywalker (Ghost). He is much like Anakin Skywalker (Jedi) in the previous game, but the character is completely transparent blue in colour. This character retains all of Anakin Skywalker (Jedi)'s abilities, but additionally is unable to be killed and is invisible to enemies. If save data from the original game is present on the console, all unlocked characters from LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game can be played on LEGO Star Wars II, meaning that a total of four Anakin Skywalkers can be used in Free Play on the game.
2007 saw the release of LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga, which was a combination of the previous two games into one. The four Anakins from the previous games can all be unlocked and played in this game, and the abilities stayed the same.
In 2011, LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars was released, with two Anakin Skywalker characters. Anakin Skywalker (Geonosian Arena) is present in a mission based upon the Battle of Geonosis in Episode II, and the clothing on this character are based upon his physical Episode II minifigure. The hair and head pieces however are based upon his physical The Clone Wars variants. However, the eyes on this character are eyes which are usually seen on characters which do not appear in the The Clone Wars sub-theme - black dots with white inner dots. This variant uses a green-bladed ligthsaber. In addition to the standard Jedi abilities in the previous games (use of the Force, double jumping, attacking and deflecting with a lightsaber), Anakin has the ability to throw his lightsaber at objects and enemies, is able to perform certain actions such as cutting a hole in walls and destroying certain enemies whenever a blue Jedi Order logo appears, and can use his lightsaber to jump up certain walls. This variant, while it is playable, is not able to be accessed through the character menu.
Anakin's main character in the game (which is named simply "Anakin Skywalker") is based upon his first The Clone Wars physical variant, except once again the eyes not in the typical The Clone Wars style. This Anakin has a blue-bladed lightsaber, but has the same abilities as the Geonosian Arena variant.
From an early age, Anakin Skywalker lived on Tatooine as a slave to Gardulla the Hutt, then later to Watto. At the age of nine, Anakin encountered Qui-Gon Jinn, Padmé Amidala, Jar Jar Binks and R2-D2 at Watto's shop, where they were looking for a hyperdrive motivator. Qui-Gon attempted to purchase one from the shop with Republic credits, but was unable to make a deal with Watto due to the currency not being widely used on Tatooine. Anakin later discovered that they were on a mission to Coruscant, but their star cruiser suffered heavy damage during the escape and they needed to purchase some parts and repair their hyperdrive to continue the journey.
Anakin then offered to enter the upcoming Podrace for the stranded party, so that Qui-Gon could bet on him and get the required parts of Watto if he won. The day of the race came, and despite being sabotaged by his rival Sebulba at the beginning of the race, Anakin managed to win the Boonta Eve Classic. Qui-Gon got the required parts from Watto, and also informed Anakin that he was no longer a slave, due to another bet made by Qui-Gon which Anakin was not aware of.
As Qui-Gon and Anakin headed back to the ship, Qui-Gon was attacked by Darth Maul. Following Qui-Gon's orders, Anakin continued to the ship, and told them to hover near the lightsaber duel. Qui-Gon leaped onto the boarding ramp, escaping the Sith Lord.
Anakin travelled with the others to the Republic capital of Coruscant, where Qui-Gon and his Apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi took him to meet the Jedi Council and asked them for him to be trained as a Jedi, his strong connection in the Force being a major reason as to why he was able to win the Podrace. The Council denied Qui-Gon's request due to Anakin being what they felt was too old to begin the training. When the Queen decided to go back to Naboo to fight for the planet's freedom, Anakin once again accompanied her, Jar Jar and the Jedi on the journey.
On Naboo, a battle ensued, which resulted in Anakin hiding in the cockpit of a Naboo starfighter. When trying to help Padmé and the Naboo soldiers with some Droidekas, Anakin inadvertently turned the ship's engines on, and the ship's autopilot system took him and R2-D2 into the space battle above Naboo. Anakin's ship was hit by a Vulture Droid in the battle, and he crash-landed inside the control ship's hangar. Eventually, the systems rebooted, and Anakin fired proton torpedoes into the ship's reactor, causing an overload and destroying the ship as he escaped.
Back on the planet, Anakin learned of Qui-Gon's death at the hands of Darth Maul, and also discovered that the Council agreed to let the newly-knighted Obi-Wan Kenobi train him as a Jedi.
Ten years later, Anakin and his Master Obi-Wan were ordered by the Council to act as bodyguards to now Senator Padmé Amidala after a recent failed assassination. Not long after they began their duties, another attempt on Padmé's life was carried out. Anakin saved Padmé from two kouhuns, while Obi-Wan grabbed onto the hovering courier droid which deployed the venomous insects, hoping it would lead him to whoever sent the droid to Padmé. Meanwhile, Anakin commandeered an airspeeder to catch up to Obi-Wan.
Obi-Wan dropped off the droid as it was destroyed by its owner- bounty hunter Zam Wesell. Anakin flew underneath Obi-Wan and caught him in the speeder. They then chased Zam Wesell through Coruscant. Anakin leaped out of the speeder and landed on Zam Wesell's speeder, while Obi-Wan took over flying the speeder. Anakin began to cut through the speeder cockpit, but dropped his lightsaber. However, Zam's speeder was damaged and crashed, causing Anakin to fall off. Zam escaped the wreckage and entered a nearby cantina. Anakin and Obi-Wan followed suit after Obi-Wan returned Anakin's lightsaber which he caught. The pursuit ended with Zam attempting to kill Obi-Wan, only to be defeated by the Jedi. Obi-Wan and Anakin took Zam outside the cantina and attempted to interrogate her, but before she could reveal any important information, she was killed by a toxic dart, fired by Jango Fett who escaped with his jetpack.
Following these events, Anakin was ordered to escored Padmé back to her homeworld of Naboo and protect her from any assassination attempts. Some time after the two arrived on Naboo, Anakin began dreaming that his mother, Shmi, was in danger. So, Anakin and Padmé then travelled to Tatooine in search of her. Anakin soon discovered from Watto that his mother had been freed by Cleigg Lars, whom she soonafter married. Travelling to the Lars homestead, where he met Cleigg, his son Owen and Owen's girlfriend Beru, Anakin learned that Shmi had been taken by Tusken Raiders. Taking the Lars' speeder bike, Anakin set out on a journey to find her. Anakin eventually located his mother, finding her in a Tusken camp, arriving just as she died. Following her death, Anakin destroyed the entire village of Tusken Raiders before returning the the Lars homestead with his mother's body.He later participated in the Battle of Geonosis and fought Count Dooku alongside Obi-Wan Kenobi, but lost half his right arm in the duel. After that, Anakin married Padmé in a private wedding ceremony. He would then fight in several battles in the Clone Wars alongside his new Apprentice Ahsoka Tano. Three years into the war, Anakin went on a rescue mission with Obi-Wan to save Chancellor Palpatine, who had been abducted from Coruscant by General Grievous. In this, Anakin had a rematch with Dooku and defeated him. Palpatine goaded the young Jedi to kill the Sith, which he did. Then, Palpatine recommended Anakin to become a member of the Jedi Council, which arose Jedi suspicions. They gave him a seat, but denied him the Master title. He then met Palpatine who expressed his disapproval, planting in him distrust of the Jedi. He then told him about Darth Plagueis and his power to prevent people from dying, before revealing that he himself was Darth Sidous, Dark Lord of the Sith. Anakin then relayed the information to Mace Windu who then organised a strike team to arrest the Chancellor. But he had second thoughts and flew his starfighter over to the Senate and saw Mace holding Palpatine at bladepoint. Palpatine fired lightning at the Jedi Master and both combatants pleaded for his loyalty. Anakin then panicked and drew his lightsaber, cutting off Windu's hand. Palpatine then killed the Jedi Master with lightning and Anakin, now involved in this, had nowhere to go. Sidious then convinced him further to join the Sith and Anakin then complied. Sidious then gave him a Sith name and at this point, Anakin Skywalker was no more and Darth Vader was born.
Anakin would not later surface until approximately 23 years later when Palpatine tortured Luke Skywalker with lightning. Vader was torn between his loyalty and his son. He feared the Emperor, but his love for his son was stronger. At this point, Darth Vader was gone and Anakin Skywalker was reborn. He then grabbed Palpatine from behind, hoisted him into the air, and threw him into the reactor shaft, killing him. But the lightning short-circuited Anakin's life-support system. At his shuttle, Anakin requested that Luke remove his mask so that he can see his son with his own eyes. Luke complied and Anakin then told his son that he was right about him and died. Anakin later appeared to Luke as a Force ghost.
- The burnt variants of Anakin include all of his limbs, even though he lost both of his legs and left arm in a duel with Obi-Wan Kenobi before he was burned. Also, Anakin does lose his legs and his arm in LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game, but he keeps his hair and doesn't catch on fire.
- In the movie animated LEGO Star Wars comics and The Quest for R2D2, Anakin has black arms instead of the brown arms used by his original The Clone Wars variant.
- In the movie The Padawan Menace, Anakin is seen with the torso and legs used for the original Jedi Knight variant, but the hairpiece used on Anakin's The Clone Wars variant and brown arms instead of the usual black arms.
- In LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game, young Anakin is seen having short blonde hair in a couple of cutscenes. None of his physical variants have this same hair piece. His Padawan form in the game also has a different appearance than any of his physical variants.
- In the movie The Quest For R2-D2, Anakin finds Darth Vader's TIE Advanced in the 'Secret Bad Guy base' and when he looks at it, his shadow is of Darth Vader.
- In LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars, Anakin's "Geonosis Arena" version has the same torso and legs as his first physical Padawan variant, but his hair is from his Clone Wars variant. His eyes are also black with white pupils throughout the game rather than the usual blue eyes.
- In Revenge of the Brick, Anakin resembles the first Jedi Knight variant, but with added detail and brown arms instead of black.
- In many official LEGO Star Wars posters, Anakin's first Clone Wars Variant has black arms.
- In The Yoda Chronicles, he is voiced by Kirby Morrow, who also voices Cole in Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu.
- In a Nintendo DS Stylus pack, Anakin (Clone Wars) was released with a clone trooper head.
- 7113 Tusken Raider Encounter (Padawan)
- 7131 Anakin's Podracer (Boy, Podracer) (Version 1)
- 7133 Bounty Hunter Pursuit (Padawan)
- 7141 Naboo Fighter (Boy, Pilot) (Version 1)
- 7159 Podracer Bucket (Boy, Podracer) (Version 1)
- 7171 Mos Espa Podrace (Boy, Podracer) (Version 1)
- 7251 Darth Vader Transformation (Burnt) (Version 1)
- 7256 Jedi Starfighter and Vulture Droid (Jedi, Pilot)
- 7257 Ultimate Lightsaber Duel (Jedi, Light-up Lightsaber)
- 7283 Ultimate Space Battle (Jedi, Pilot)
- 7660 Naboo N-1 Starfighter and Vulture Droid (Boy, Pilot) (Version 2)
- 7669 Anakin's Jedi Starfighter (The Clone Wars) (Version 1)
- 7675 AT-TE Walker (The Clone Wars) (Version 1)
- 7680 The Twilight (The Clone Wars) (Version 1)
- 7877 Naboo Fighter (Boy, Pilot) (Version 3)
- 7931 T-6 Jedi Shuttle (The Clone Wars) (Version 1)
- 7957 Sith Nightspeeder (The Clone Wars) (Version 2)
- 7962 Anakin's and Sebulba's Podracers (Boy, Podracer) (Version 2)
- 8037 Anakin's Y-Wing Starfighter (The Clone Wars) (Version 1)
- 8085 Freeco Speeder (The Clone Wars, Parka)
- 8096 Emperor Palpatine's Shuttle (Burnt) (Version 2)
- 8098 Clone Turbo Tank (The Clone Wars) (Version 1)
- 9494 Anakin's Jedi Interceptor (Episode 3, Dark Side Variation 1)
- 9515 Malevolence (The Clone Wars) (Version 1)
- 9526 Palpatine's Arrest (Episode 3, Dark Side Variation 2)
- 65845 Star Wars Co-Pack (Jedi, Pilot)
- 66378 Super Pack 3 in 1 (The Clone Wars, Parka)
- 75021 Republic Gunship 
- 75046 Coruscant Police Gunship
- K7283 V-Wing Space Battle Collection (Jedi, Pilot)
- Zellers Value Pack (Boy, Podracer) (Version 1)
Magnet, Key Chain and Watch Appearances
- 851462 Anakin Key Chain (Jedi, Pilot)
- 852086 LEGO Star Wars Magnet Set (Boy, Pilot) (Version 2)
- 852350 Anakin Skywalker Key Chain (Clone Wars) (Version 1)
- 852551 Magnet Set Darth Maul 2009 (Boy, Pilot) (Version 2)
- 853037 Magnet Set Anakin, Senate Commando and Ahsoka (Clone Wars) (Version 1)
- 853130 Magnet Set Anakin, Thi-Sen and Clone Pilot (Clone Wars) (Parka)
- 2856128 Anakin Skywalker Minifigure Watch (Clone Wars) (Version 1)
- 4270898 Anakin Key Chain (Jedi, Pilot)
- LEGO Star Wars: Bombad Bounty
- LEGO Star Wars: Revenge of the Brick
- The Quest for R2-D2
- LEGO Star Wars: The Padawan Menace
Video Game Appearances
- LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game
- LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy
- LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars
- LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga
Gallery of Variants
Video Game Variants
Other Non-Physical Variants