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Oof, it looks really off.
It could be also a "license-thing" or something.Mando is a lot more popular as Boba ever was.Also, why is it so expensive? The PCR Boba Fett was only $380. It is a much more complicated helmet and it has no competition in that price range. $450 is too high for this PCR helmet.
I have a EFX Season 2 on Pre-oreder. for $755.
I love the PCR line. Always have, but it was supposed to be a much less expensive alternative. At this point why not spend the extra $300 for full lined fiberglass.
I have had five different EFX “premium” fiberglass helmets through my hands for refinishing. Not a single one was without flaws. Some worse than others.
The biggest issue, and the reason I stopped taking them for refinishing, was because they were incredibly prone to cracking. Look around the threads and in the FB groups, this is a known issue. Other issues include warped casts, wonky lines, soft details, etc. Fiberglass does not magically equal better quality, especially if those doing the casts and molds are unskilled. Not to mention the horrible finish.
What you’re getting with the PCR is a helmet injection cast from a metal mold. In theory there should be minimal quality issues, and no risk of cracking. Every cast should be sharp and feature the geometry as it was intended to be. With a swap of the ears and a proper repaint it will be cheaper than the fiberglass helmet and much better quality. So, since you asked, that is why I’m not personally spending the $300 more...
BTW I knew there were some problems with the fiberglass helmets but I had no idea they were that bad. Dang!!!!!!!!!!! Those pics hurt.
Ouch, but it looks repairable but with a repaint. Sucks that the part looks to be thin material.I received this from Anovos. Both pictures are from the same AT-ACT Driver helmet. The sad thing is I had sent another one back because it had this minor issue where part of the Imperial emblem about the size of a pen tip had come off. Nobody in the world would've ever noticed it. Worst case it looked like battle-damage. I wished I would've just kept it because this was the next one to arrive and there was no way I was keeping it. The packaging was in perfect condition, so this was done by whoever packed it in the box. I never did get a replacement.
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Ouch, but it looks repairable but with a repaint. Sucks that the part looks to be thin material.
It's pretty incredible. The ILMVFX youtube channel also came out with another video on the Volume, which was super cool as well.I'm sure you're all aware, but just in case Disney aired a new episode of Gallery: The Mandalorian yesterday. Great episode! I love seeing all the behind-the-scenes footage.