Storm Trooper face plate mould offerred - Unique- acquired 32 years ago

Prop Store

Irken Tech

Active Member
It is tainted with the Ainsworth name but I am curious about any opinions on what this actually is.

https://youtu.be/zjbIXcW4UtQ

Now that I re-read the post title, it may be misleading. I should clarify that I just found this video on Youtube and have no connection with this. I posted it hastily and haven't even watched all of it yet myself. Here is a quick screen capture in case the video disappears.
STrooperForms.jpg

Video posted here:

http://e-catworld.com/2017/12/19/ufos-hit-mainstream-news-with-revelations-about-pentagon-research-program/

Disturbing comment by the owner in above link:

I have just received a message from one of the worlds largest collectors and a producer of the original movies asking what I want for it. Let's see.
STrooperForms.jpg
 
Last edited by a moderator:

Don't want to see this ad? Sign up for anRPF Premium Membershiptoday. Support the community. Stop the ads.

FON

Well-Known Member
I remember when it was on eBay. There was a discussion about it here back then. It's probable that it could be the basis for the faceplate on the ribbed back prototype helmets Ainsworth made. The lack of undercut is a dead giveaway that it's not THE original mould. If the fellow was offered $100k for it he should have jumped at that.
 

GINO

Sr Member
RPF PREMIUM MEMBER
If anyone is in contact with this seller, I can explain the story of this mold as well as provide photographic documentation to support it.
But no it absolutely did not produce helmets for any of the films.
 

vader45

Sr Member
Just looking at that mold tells me the head opening would come out way to big to match the smaller openings seen on screen used helmets(Probably due to lack of undercut that was mentioned here).
 

Don't want to see this ad? Sign up for anRPF Premium Membershiptoday. Support the community. Stop the ads.

Contec

Master Member
If anyone is in contact with this seller, I can explain the story of this mold as well as provide photographic documentation to support it.
But no it absolutely did not produce helmets for any of the films.
Gino ,Please tell us.
 

chefhawk

Well-Known Member
Looks very much like the work of T.E to me
I remember seeing this way back when.


Interesting none the less though.
 

Lear60man

Master Member
RPF PREMIUM MEMBER
Gino, is it a secret on the history of this buck? Or did it fall off your truck or....
 

Don't want to see this ad? Sign up for anRPF Premium Membershiptoday. Support the community. Stop the ads.

gizmo

Sr Member
RPF PREMIUM MEMBER
There was a promo helmet for ESB that seems to have the same characteristics as this mold. I can't find it at the moment though so I'm not certain.


Ben.
 

spacebob

Sr Member
Just watched video and read the comments on youtube.
It seems this guy has indeed had this for a very long time.

I know with photoshop these things can be faked but he shows a pic of him with the mold when he was about 15.

A commenter on youtube seems to put the owner right about it not being from 76 (but then he's only saying he's had it since about 85 anyway).

Commenter then tells how he thinks its one that AA made so he could make some lids for mates post 76/77, why would he need to make another (this one) if he had the originals as he has always claimed?
GINO you seem to always relish in knowing details that others don't but how about joining in just this once, just for fun.
What harm can it do if its old news......What's the story :)
 
Last edited by a moderator:

Watto

New Member
Some of you seriously seem to hate Andrew Ainsworth to a point where you even avoid using his full name and write "AA" instead?!
 

Don't want to see this ad? Sign up for anRPF Premium Membershiptoday. Support the community. Stop the ads.

Apollo

Legendary Member
RPF PREMIUM MEMBER
Simply put, he is not worth the time to spell out his name! :D

Some of you seriously seem to hate Andrew Ainsworth to a point where you even avoid using his full name and write "AA" instead?!
 

joberg

Master Member
I think the RPF should develop a program that spells certain names with their initials only (like they do with swear words or expressions already):p:p
AA is one of those!!
 

Don't want to see this ad? Sign up for anRPF Premium Membershiptoday. Support the community. Stop the ads.

Prop Store
Top