What Vader Chestox is this?

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by sapper36, Feb 27, 2006.

  1. sapper36

    sapper36 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Found this pic on the MR Blog from the Singapore exhibit. To me this looks like an ANH chestbox, but it has the Hebew letters of an ANH Chestbox. So you guys think maybe they saved an ANH Chestbox & Stuck letters on for a backup ESB box or what?

    Now that I look closer the right rod loks slightly higher than the left just like the chestox in the ANH Chronicles pix. Hmmmm.
     
  2. ob1al

    ob1al Sr Member

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    What's that writing above the rocker switches?
     
  3. sapper36

    sapper36 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    To me it looks like the rub on hebrew letters that were on the ESB Chestboxs, but the rods, rocker switches & & Red&Green buttons look ANH. Vellly Interestingk.
     
  4. ob1al

    ob1al Sr Member

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    Yeah, its wierd.

    The rods looks like they are resin - the ANH rods were metal I believe.

    Could it be a cast of an ANH box finished off rather too 'creatively' by someone at ILM? Thing is, it doesn't look new either. An older cast refinished for the exhibition?
     
  5. Darth Phaeton

    Darth Phaeton Well-Known Member

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    It's an ANH chestbox they got funky with.

    Dan
     
  6. Liquidjedi

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  7. DARTH ANIBAL

    DARTH ANIBAL Well-Known Member

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    This was the chestbox used for an exhibit that toured the UK called "The Art of Star Wars" around the same time as the "Magic of Myth" exhibit here in the US. Besides that, I don't know anything else. This was never used on screen.
     
  8. kalkamel

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    I was at the Singapore AOSW exhibition and I too was perplexed by that chestbox. I was told by the guide manning the floor that the whole Vader costume on display was a 1977 original.
     
  9. sapper36

    sapper36 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Well that doesn't sound right because the facemask has the large Chin vent like an ESB mask. It looks like a mishmash of different parts.
     

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