Boy who played mini-Darth Vader in Super Bowl ad gets second chance at life

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It's a big day for Star Wars fans.

Not only is new merchandise hitting the shelves, but now one of the more memorable reincarnations of Darth Vader is also getting a great deal.

Max Page stormed into households across America as the boy who played Darth Vader in the popular 2011 Volkswagen commercial. It's the one where he's dressed as the infamous figure and tries to rouse his dog, a doll, sandwich and more by using "the Force."

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None of it works until dad's shiny new car rolls into the driveway, when he decides to give it everything he has one last time. (It works with dad's help.)

Now, the boy, who was born with a heart condition, is doing well just months after undergoing a three-hour surgery to replace a pulmonary valve.

The new pacemaker generator should last at least seven years, according to a report.

"He wants to get on with life; he is very excited about going into the sixth grade this year and wants to get started with school," Page's father said.