EFX wedge helmet is back?

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by Aldo The Apache, Jun 29, 2018.

  1. Johnnyb

    Johnnyb Active Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thats good that Bryans contacting folks directly, this way there’s less chance a fan misses out due to someone buying and sticking it on eBay straight away for double the price. It’s an awesome helmet and I love the weathering on it.


     
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  2. JetSetWilly

    JetSetWilly Well-Known Member

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    If only Bryan and efx would treat all their customers with such love and attention and not just when they’re desperate for cash.
     
  3. russellsch

    russellsch Sr Member

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    Mine finally arrived!! It would've been here sooner, but FedEx sucks!

    But, it's here now, & I'm thrilled!
    20181010_173244.jpg

    Now on to find room for it :lol
     
  4. Ethanb11

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    Hey guys so I just ran across this website today when I was researching this piece, but quick story, I received this helmet as a gift about 3 years ago and I’ve never opened it and it’s just sitting in the original box at my house. If any of you guys are looking to buy it, I’d be happen to sell it to someone who’d appreciate it more than me. Thanks and take care
     
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  5. Aldo The Apache

    Aldo The Apache Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    PM sent.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
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  6. russellsch

    russellsch Sr Member

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    That's one hell of a gift!
     
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  7. brian08

    brian08 New Member

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    Hi there - PM sent!

    Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
     
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  8. Aldo The Apache

    Aldo The Apache Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    The signature falcon is on their website, along with the Han dice. They also mentioned studio scale Star Deystroyer,
    which I would be amazed if they actually released.
     
  9. nash

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    Bryan contacted me a few days ago and I sent payment for the Luke ESB Sig. hopefully it arrives soon, cant wait.
     
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  10. oblagon

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    3000 for a sig falcon. For that amount Harrison Ford should hand deliver it.
     
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  11. Stormy320

    Stormy320 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Maybe someone can ask Brian where the Scout Trooper Helmer’s are.
     
  12. Aldo The Apache

    Aldo The Apache Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    To much money, and too limited.
     
  13. Jamesfett

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    Can I ask how long after they were "Found" did you order?

    I emailed August 24th and received a message August 29th that they were gone?

    Thanks
     
  14. Aldo The Apache

    Aldo The Apache Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    EFX has posted on their website a find of the limited edition Vader helmets.

    I’m personally not interested, but I know a lot here were
     
  15. russellsch

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    It's a great helmet. I'll be waiting on them to "find" some Legends. :p
     
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  16. oblagon

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    Added it to my cart to see what the final price would be. Almost $400 to ship this?!? No thanks; I'm having a Han in carbonite kit being shipped for less than that and it's all heavy MDF.
     
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  17. Aldo The Apache

    Aldo The Apache Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Wow that much?
     
  18. oblagon

    oblagon Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Yeah, EFX must sneak a few bricks in the box along with the helmet.
     
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  19. jkno

    jkno Master Member

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    I'm waiting for some people to buy the LE Vader and then resell it for twice the acquisition price a few days later, like some did with other helmets from EFX not long ago...
     
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  20. oblagon

    oblagon Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Contacted Brian at EFX over the shipping costs, he claimed the Vader helmet weighed 80lbs. When I showed him a picture of the box where it's clearly labeled 18.5lbs, Brian admitted he lied about the weight and then blamed it on FedEx. That due to the size of the box FedEx wants to weigh it at 80lbs.
     
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  21. JetSetWilly

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    So is this Vader “found” old stock or are they just doing a new, open run for cash?
    The description on the site makes it sound like the latter?

    “Many of you remember our incredible Legend and Limited Edition Darth Vader helmets back in 2010. The Legend Edition sold out in less than 4 minutes, in fact we actually crashed the credit card processing company's server! The Limited Edition sold out the same day! Now, here is your opportunity to get one!

    This is a recreation of our Limited Edition Darth Vader helmet as seen in Star Wars: A New Hope.”


    A recreation of our LE???
     
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  22. Jagjaguwar

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    I have this helmet and it certainly does not weigh 80 lbs. I imagine it may have to do with this, though, as the box is very large:

    Dimensional weight - Wikipedia
     
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  23. oblagon

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    I've shipped large boxes before and never had the shipper tell me to add weight because of it. Plus I plugged in the dimensions of the package into Fedex and didn't get anywhere near $400 to ship.
    Apparently it's another blatant cash grab by EFX.
     
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  24. teecrooz

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    This is how it’s calculated. I tried to ship an Anovos stormtrooper kit to Juan in Puerto Rico and the box size dictates the price by assumed weight based on the dimensions, not the actual weight. Brought it to FedEx and the worker couldn’t get the same price I was getting online. Was going to be $375 to ship FedEx. Was much less USPS. Drove that huge box all over town.
     
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  25. Aldo The Apache

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    Regardless of what anybody thought, these helmets are now sold out. Now we wait for their next supposed warehouse find. I mean listen the Wedge helmet, or the signature Luke helmets I can understand. The Luke helmets were artist proofs, and there were barely any. Same with the wedge. But how ever many Vader helmets they had, how much more stuff are they going to keep finding. I mean even the advertising on their website says “latest warehouse find”.
     
  26. Aldo The Apache

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    This was pretty quick, EFX has just apparently found more warehouse items. The latest being the Luke limited an new hope helmet,
     
  27. animator

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    I was very confused by this wording, too... thought maybe they had done a second run.

    I had to send my first limited edition Vader back to efx because of an area of bad paint for a replacement one, and I think a lot of other people had paint scratch issues from shipping who did the same. I always wondered what became of the helmets that went back... -honestly I'd probably buy that original paint flaw one now if I could.
     
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  28. H0llyw00d

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    I hate to say it but it sounds like Bryan and Gino are selling their personal stashes... someone is abandoning the sinking ship...
     
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  29. GINO

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    Just fyi, I haven't had any involvement with EFX since summer 2017.
     
  30. Kroenen77

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    Yes..I can ship a 10kg(22,0 lbs) package for under 100$ with 2000 Euro insurance from germany to the USA.With DHL.;)
     
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  31. Aldo The Apache

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    Yeah, EFX seems pretty desperate now.
     
  32. H0llyw00d

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    Speaketh the man with the NDA... don't envy you, brother but it will be a while before you are not associated with eFX...
     
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  33. Darth Fetty

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    Wow, and also a McQuarrie Vader helmet they're asking for $6,500. Are they scalping their own limited edition product? I can't remember the original price being that high (maybe it was, don't know).
     
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  34. oblagon

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    According to starwarshelmets.com the original price was $900. So EFX is scalping their own product now.
     
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  35. JetSetWilly

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    An extra large turkey and tree for Bryan this year :)
     
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  36. Darth Fetty

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    The original price of the Luke ANH X-Wing helmet was also $579 according to rebelscum. But their new "warehouse find" helmet is $799 (didn't check the inevitably bloated shipping costs).

    It seems somewhat dirty that a collectibles company is taking advantage of the after-market prices of their own limited edition products, but this isn't my business.
     
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  37. vader45

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    EFX is TRASH!!!!
     
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  38. Jagjaguwar

    Jagjaguwar Well-Known Member

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    Maybe somewhere in their magic warehouse they’ll find the Legend Scouts...
     
  39. Aldo The Apache

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    The Luke Helmets are gone. They now have the concept Vader left.
     
  40. Kroenen77

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    Only if some guys are buying a star destroyer.Now.:D
     
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  41. jkno

    jkno Master Member

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    A friend of mine got one, so at least got it for less than ebay prices
     
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  42. Kroenen77

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    Since RS is on the market the EFX props are no more so interesting like years before.Thanks god we have a better source for SW-props now.
     
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  43. Aldo The Apache

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    In a very shadey manner, after being sold out once again, the Luke limited helmets are back again.

    Interesting.
     
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  44. Aldo The Apache

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    The limited Luke’s are gone once again.
     
  45. Johnnyb

    Johnnyb Active Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    How many Star Wars helmets have EFX released (Is it 11)? its fun to guess which one will be found next or are they really returns that they are now deciding to sell? The ESB Luke I picked up recently seemed pretty good to me and didn't seem like a return.

    Clone Trooper - AOTC
    Clone Trooper Captain - AOTC
    Darth Vader (Legend) - ANH
    Darth Vader (Limited Edition) - ANH
    Darth Vader (Ralph McQuarrie Concept)
    Luke Skywalker (X-wing Pilot) - ANH
    Luke Skywalker (X-wing Pilot) - TESB
    Stormtrooper (Ralph McQuarrie Concept)
    Stormtrooper (Limited Edition) - ANH
    Wedge Antilles (X-wing Pilot)
    Biker Scout (Limited Edition) - ROTJ
     
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  46. shenphong

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  47. oblagon

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    I wonder how Disney would feel with EFX as a licenser scalping their own product and selling over MSRP.
     
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  48. Aldo The Apache

    Aldo The Apache Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    This thread is now a museum for EFX rereleases.
     
  49. jkno

    jkno Master Member

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    And it's also interesting to see how many of these are truly new sculpts too.
     
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  50. Jamesfett

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    This alone should cost them their license.
     
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