Helmet arrived from Target yesterday! Now I see why it's so hard to photograph accurately, but it does look better in person and I do think they did a nice job of capturing the feel of what is seen on screen even if it's brighter than the actual costume pieces. It has a weird little swirly scuff on the right rear (about 1/8" by 3/8") that flashes white under bright lighting. Should be easily hidden with weathering.
Definitely needs some light weathering so I will be reviewing Mr Mold Maker's excellent Mando paint thread. Maybe some additional smoke tint on the ears after strategic masking to leave the bright silver stripe (they are fully bright silver as is). One ear snaps off in two pieces for the battery access/light feature and the other looks like its mounting screws are easily accessed, so that's nice as far as not needing a ton of masking.
I kind of want to put the ears on a belt sander to knock down their thickness but I worry about getting the contour right for re-mounting with no gap. The battery compartment would have to be removed but no big loss as the flashlight is very dim - that would be better replaced with a proper one that can attach via hidden magnets.
Maybe some additional matte spray on the upper cheeks? Does the original have it just on that upper cheek panel or is it also the rear/vertical cheek panel?
Heads up target has them in stock to order just ordered another if you use a target card there is a $25 coupon off $100 or more on toys plus 5% off and free shipping for using the target card so $95 shipped !
Still in stock on Target. I missed pre-ordering this and was starting to get a some serious FOMO seeing the In Hand pictures when I saw YakFace's post this morning that they were back in stock again on Target's website, with the $25 off 100 promo. Just put an order in.
I have received my Target preorder today and am very happy with it. Keeping in mind that Hasbro has the license to produce toys, not screen accurate replicas, I couldn’t be more impressed with the team that produced this. Especially for this price! Congratulations to Hasbro for another win. Anything that might not satisfy me in the accuracy department, I will have the fun of trying to improve. I love it as is.