Got my MR ROTS vader Helmet today!!

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by jedeyenight, Jan 23, 2006.

  1. jedeyenight

    jedeyenight Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    It is a Beautiful piece and very well made.I will take Pics tonight if you people are interested.

    Frank

    EDIT - Here are your pics

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    Enjoy..
     
  2. soltic

    soltic Active Member

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    Naaaah, not interested.



    C'mon man. Shows us the pics....... :p
     
  3. temponaut

    temponaut Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Interested?

    Yes, pics, please. :D
     
  4. RedTwoX

    RedTwoX Sr Member

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    "If you people are interested"? You know you posted this on the Replica Prop Forum right :p Tell your boss you're sick (tell him you got food poisoning at lunch if he presses you on it), go home, and make with the pictures.
     
  5. Qui-Gonzalez

    Qui-Gonzalez Master Member

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    I saw this post and instantly thought "Crap, he isn't going to have pics" and * if I wasn't right. Grrr... :angry
     
  6. KevVader

    KevVader Sr Member

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    ....you're killin' me.....
     
  7. ob1al

    ob1al Sr Member

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    Pics...must have...pics.... ;)

    I've been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the first show-off thread for one of these - looking forward to seeing some pics of the final product.
     
  8. vaderdarth

    vaderdarth Master Member

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    Yes, pics please... :)
     
  9. StarWars Collector

    StarWars Collector Well-Known Member

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    Pleeeeaaaaase PICS. Show it. I wanna see it. :D

    Cheers,
    Leo
     
  10. clonesix

    clonesix Sr Member

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    The "MR Curse" continues.

    Who ever receives the first cool item will always be the one without a camera
     
  11. jedeyenight

    jedeyenight Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    See first post for pictures :love
     
  12. DAVIDYR1

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    Wow is that ever gorgeous...
    That is a MUST in everyone's collection. Thanks for posting pics... I love this.

    David

     
  13. Darth Domain

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    Absolutlely, beautiful, i bet you couldn't hold back your excitement when taking that out of the box. Congrats mate
    (would you be willing to swap it for a modified rubies) :angel
     
  14. fettpride

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    Absolutely GORGEOUS .....

    CONGRATS MAN ...

    Now, I'll be the first to point out a possible "Oddity" if you will ... not trying to
    derail this awesome showoff, just more of a curiosity ..

    The dome attachment on the facemask ... I don't recall it being there in the
    "Darth Vader" Featurette that came out with the OT DVD Set. When they were
    putting on his helmet before filming in front of the blue screen, it appeared,
    at least at the time, that the top of the face mask was flat with perhaps a
    female receptacle? Did anyon else recall this?

    Again CONGRATS MAN ..... Awesome piece ..

    FP
     
  15. BoBoDohn

    BoBoDohn Well-Known Member

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    Beautiful. Mine's scheduled to arrive Wednesday.

    What number did you get?
     
  16. rocketeer25

    rocketeer25 Sr Member

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    This is wearable, right?
     
  17. jedeyenight

    jedeyenight Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    It's #703.
    It comes with these Beautiful Fleece bags,and everything was shipped in them except for the dome.It did result in a scuff on the top of the helmet. I called thew CS department and told me I need to write an email? I am composing it now and will give you a heads up on the Progress.

    Overall though it feels like thick quality fiberglass,espeacilly the dome and the display stand has a steady,firm footing.

    Gotta find a special spot to display this guy:)
     
  18. jedeyenight

    jedeyenight Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Yes it is wearable:)
    Haven't tried it on yet.

    Also what is really cool is the Magnet that holds the dome on. :)
     
  19. temponaut

    temponaut Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    NICE. :eek

    Say, how about getting that camera out again and taking some detail shots of the grille? :love

    (And while you're at it, I'd love to see the inside of the helmet...)

    Congratulations on a great addition to your collection. :D
     
  20. Lukes Roommate

    Lukes Roommate Well-Known Member

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    Sooooooo cooooooooool....
     
  21. KevVader

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    Yeah, I had noticed that as well....I guess a modification added after the fact. It's nice to see that the colour is a deep, rich black. I remember seeing the teaser pix on Jez's website and being worried about the colour....but it looks great. Now I really can't wait to get mine... :cry

    Do you have an OT lid that you can compare the size to? It does look the same size tho....

    ....one more thing...does the inside of the dome have a smooth finish as per the pix on the MR site?
     
  22. jedeyenight

    jedeyenight Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Well I am at work so getting the pics together is not easy. I have an ESB Ca copy so I'll see if I can take comparison pics.
     
  23. vaderman1701

    vaderman1701 Well-Known Member

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    On the nose, is the nose painted chrome or is it an inserted piece of metal liek the tusks?
     
  24. jedeyenight

    jedeyenight Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I have it boxed up I'll take a look tonight,I believe it is painted though.
     
  25. Funky

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    Granted, it's nice, but I;m surprised the lenses aren't red. This helmet appears to be s smoked grey color. :unsure
     
  26. eFXBarry

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    Why would the eye lens be red? They were smoked gray on the ROTS helmet.

    Barry
     
  27. mikajedi

    mikajedi Well-Known Member

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    This is a nice helmet :thumbsup , That would be cool to have more pics when you'll have more time :) B) THANKS.
     
  28. KevVader

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    Ditto....FJ - you're thinking of the ANH lid with the reddish lenses...
     
  29. Funky

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    I guess I'm thinking of the ANH lenses being red and thinking of the scene when Vader is on the table and the helmet is being installed. We see red from the inside looking out of the lenses. Hey, man, I'm no Vader helmet specialist. I said I THOUGHT they should be red, not that they SHOULD be red.
    And I still do. :p
     
  30. KevVader

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    ....yeah, I agree....continuity wise, it should also have the widow's peak, smaller chin vent, etc, etc....

    ...but hey, I'll take it. :D
     
  31. Qui-Gonzalez

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    ^^And if he won't, I will.
     
  32. LogansRunner

    LogansRunner Well-Known Member

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    Very, slick.
     
  33. Fatherless One

    Fatherless One Well-Known Member

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    Wow. Beautiful, just beautiful, congratulations.
     
  34. Clutch

    Clutch Master Member

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    Looks great. Well in a sanitized, personality-less way. ;)
     
  35. OldKen

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    let me get this straight you paid almost a grand for a vader helmet that is fully wearable and you didnt put it on FIRST THING.?.?.?.

    WTF?

    anyway... awesome.

    but what is up with the back neck piece?

    i thought it would be like the one from ROTS that was simmilar to ROTJ?

    how does it all fit together?

    MORE PICS PLEASE...

     
  36. Megatron

    Megatron Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    u suck I want mine...
    how big is the box?
     
  37. Lord_Quietus

    Lord_Quietus New Member

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    Just awesome looking... :) I can't wait for mine to come in Feb..........
     
  38. Emeldahay

    Emeldahay Well-Known Member

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    Just like Ep1.2 & 3 then.

    Ive got the dual sig ordered just so I can get James Earl Jones graffiti...wot a sucker I am.
     
  39. fettpride

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    Probably a silly question ... but where exactly on the Sig Editions will they be signed? On the dome or something?

    FP
     
  40. Megatron

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    numbered metal plaque
     
  41. fettpride

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    Saweet . I just had visions of Prowse scribbling all over the * thing :lol


    FP
     
  42. Emeldahay

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    "This permanent pen doesnt seem to want to work on the lenses"
     
  43. Megatron

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    I ordered the regular with the mission of getting it signed later ..more fun to hunt them down and ask or wait in long lines..hmmm Star Wars Weekends
     
  44. jedeyenight

    jedeyenight Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    In response to the questions:
    Yes the inside of the Dome is smooth and much othe interior is lined in leather,as well as the neck brace.

    The neck brace snaps on to two tabs on the back of the face plate and the Dome is locked into position with a magnet.(I for one find it really neat.)
    I will try and get more pics up tonight.
    Frank
     
  45. Darth Bill

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    Interior and neck brace:

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    Russ
     
  46. KevVader

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    ...yeah, we've seen the studio pix on the MR site....like to see a reality shot. :p
     
  47. Darth Bill

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    Why would it look different?? :p

    Anyhoo, I actually have a wee bit of concern now...

    For the most part, I guess it's because I hate "head-on" shots because it doesn't make the dome look wide and impressive.
    I mean, we all know the stories about how MR was given unprecedented license to replicate this helmet exactly as it was made for the film...

    BUT

    I'm just not seeing how this dome:

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    ...could also wind up looking like this:

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    (And don't give me no lip, Kev... We're in the same town. I could hunt ya down. ;) :lol )




    Russ
     
  48. kell

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    jedeyenight- looks kick-a$$ . We need more pics.
    Thanks for letting us drool.



    Kell
     
  49. KevVader

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    :lol ....bring it.

    Actually, I see what your saying DB...although some of your pix are x's....I guess that view from the top pic pic was intended to be like a lot of the PR pics for the flick.

    The one thing that I had noticed awhile ago is that the facemask seems to sit a little deeper in the dome.....hopefully, mine will be here in the next week or two and I'll see for myself.

    I also looked at one of my OT Vader lids from the same angle and the dome flaps do seem to be far less flared on the ROTS lid....interesting...I guess they tightened them up....
     
  50. PantheraGem

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    Oooooh I want mine now. Argg. Oh well, guess this is what I deserve for listening to the MR customer service nincompoops rather than going with my gut. They might as well be outsourcing cs to India. Hmm, better not tempt fate.

    But this is a show-off thread and it sure is purdy. Can't wait to open a big 'ol box like that of my own. :love
     

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