Star-Wars-A-New-Hope-Stormtrooper-Helmet

 

This is eFx Collectibles’ screen-accurate life-size Stormtrooper Helmet based on the helmet as it appears in Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope.

Features:

  • Cast from an original surviving prop from the movie (Engineers at eFx Collectibles digitally scanned a surviving original helmet)
  • 1:1 scale
  • Crafted from plastic Star Wars
  • Retains all of the subtle nuances of the hand-sculpted original
  • Comes with certificate of authenticity.

Stormtroopers are the most recognized symbol of Imperial might. Encased in white armor over a black bodyglove suit, Stormtroopers make up the bulk of Emperor Palpatine’s ground-based armies and the space-based imperial Starfleet. Their fearsome-looking helmets allow the soldier to breathe in the harshest of environments, including the vacuum of space, and are equipped with long-range communications, allowing these elite shock troops to be deployed with speed and efficiency to quell insurrections and maintain order across the many planets of the Galactic Empire.

Available from the following vendors (prices vary): 

STAR WARS: EPISODE IV – A NEW HOPE Stormtrooper Helmet (via Entertainment Earth)

STAR WARS: EPISODE IV – A NEW HOPE Stormtrooper Helmet (via Amazon)

STAR WARS: EPISODE IV – A NEW HOPE Stormtrooper Helmet (via Ebay)

Life Size STAR WARS Black Shadow Stormtrooper Helmet (eFX Collectibles)

This is eFX Collectibles’ 1:1 scale Black Shadow Stormtrooper helmet as seen in a variety of Star Wars titles, perhaps most recognizable from the Star Wars Galaxies video game.

What’s cool about this is that it’s not only incredibly detailed and life-size, but it’s also fully wearable making it a perfect Star Wars Stormtrooper helmet for cosplay.

These are limited to a production run of 501 pieces.

Features:

  • color: black
  • 1:1 scale
  • construction: injection-molded ABS
  • lenses: see-through mirrored 

Prop Story:

For much of the Galactic Civil War, a mysterious agent of the evil Emperor Palpatine, code-named “Blackhole”, carefully gathered intelligence data for the Galactic Empire. Blackhole had an impressive arsenal of weapons available to him, including a Star Destroyer, the signature vessel of the Imperial Starfleet. The stormtroopers under Blackhole’s command were known as shadow stormtroopers. Their armor was cast in a black stygian-triprismatic polymer which had increased sensor stealth capabilities which allowed them to move about the galaxy undetected. Shortly after the Battle of Yavin, Luke and Leia went on a mission to the Imperial gambling operations known as the “Gambler’s World” on Vorzyd 5, but was disrupted by Blackhole and platoons of his elite shadow stormtroopers. By the end of the Galactic Civil War, Blackhole disappeared and his shadow stormtroopers were believed to be absorbed by the Imperial forces. Some found their way into Carnor Jax’s private army. The helmets of Jax’s shadow stormtrooper differed from the original elite unit. Blackhole’s stormtroopers had white viewplates and Jax’s had black viewplates. The shadow stormtroopers have appeared in a variety of Star Wars titles. Including the novel Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor, comic books Dark Empire II and Crimson Empire, comic strip Gambler’s World and the video game Star Wars: Galaxies.

There’s a couple of these available new from Amazon at the link below:

Life Size STAR WARS Black Shadow Stormtrooper Helmet (via Amazon)

And at the time of writing this post, only one available brand new via Ebay: 

Life Size STAR WARS Black Shadow Stormtrooper Helmet (via Ebay)

CAPTAIN-AMERICA-THE-FIRST-AVENGER-I-Want-You-Replica-Poster

This is a fine art replica poster featuring a portrayal of Chris Evans as Captain America from Joe Johnston’s 2011 film Captain America: The First Avenger.

Any fan of Marvel, The Avengers, or Captain America won’t want to pass this up.

Features:

  • produced by Efx Collectibles
  • a faux advertisement during WWII with Captain America saying the words:  “I want you to buy war bonds now.”
  • 36-inches tall x 22-inches wide
  • printed on heavy 80#, acid free, archival paper

You can snap one of these posters up via Entertainment Earth.

This is a must-have Battlestar Galactica collectible – a 1:1 scale signature edition replica of the Colonial Viper Helmet as seen in the 1978 Battlestar Galactica TV series.

What do we mean by signature edition? In this case, the helmet is a dual-signature edition that includes both Richard Hatch’s and Dirk Benedict’s signatures on a special display plaque stand!

The design is authentic, having been based on scans from the original screen-used helmet. Each helmet is cast from the original piece in high-quality fiberglass and resin.

It also features LED lighting effects.

Limited edition of only 500 pieces. Each comes with a certificate of authenticity.

The original Colonial Viper pilot helmet was created in 1977 for a proposed 7-hour ABC mini-series by Glen A. Larson named Battlestar Galactica. The mini-series starred Lorne Greene, Richard Hatch (Apollo), and Dirk Benedict (Starbuck). The original concept sketches of the helmet were drawn by Joe Johnston, who was the Effects Art Director at MCA-57. Its Egyptian inspiration was likely due to the huge success of the “Treasures of Tutankhamun” exhibition (1972-1981) that was touring the United States. In fact, at the time of the start of pre-production, the exhibit was at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The helmet was made by MCA-57 model maker Steve Gawley, based on Johnston’s concept sketches and guidance. Early in the development of the helmet, Steve requested to fit the helmet to the actor with the largest head. But this was not possible since in 1977, the roles had not yet been cast. So, he recruited some of his fellow artisans at MCA-57 to try the helmet on for size. The goal was to make one size helmet to fit all.

The series pilot first aired on September 17, 1978. Many of the original helmets were subsequently repurposed for the short-lived Galactica 1980 television series and the Universal Studios Hollywood attraction “Battle of Galactica” (1979-1992).

In 1979, Battlestar Galactica won two Emmys for Outstanding Costume Design and Outstanding Individual Achievement – Creative Technical Craft for a series. It was also nominated for Outstanding Art Direction that same year.

Battlestar Galactica Colonial Viper Helmet Signature Edition (via Entertainment Earth, $599.99)

Here’s a collectible no Star Wars fan will want to miss.

It’s an officially licensed eFX Collectibles prop replica of Darth Vader’s helmet as seen in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.

This is a limited edition item of only 1,000 pieces worldwide.

Best of all, this is a wearable Darth Vader helmet. It has a fully lined face mask with adjustable straps and accurate lenses.

If you’re not wearing it, the helmet comes with a full-size eFX display base and numbered metal plaque.

Constructed in fiberglass, aluminum, and plastic. 

Features machined aluminum tusks and a metal chin and mouth grills.

The master pattern for this Darth Vader Helmet Prop Replica was cast from vintage molds in the Lucasfilm archives, which are believed to have been made by none other than Rick Baker from the screen-used Vader helmet back in 1977.

What makes this a very special product is that the master pattern is NOT made from a digital scan; it is an actual original casting. This means that this replica helmet has direct lineage to the original and is as true to the actual filming prop as you can possibly get!

This helmet may arguably be the most important piece of any Star Wars collection.

The original Darth Vader helmet, as seen in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, was sculpted by Brian Muir based on the concept sketches by illustrator Ralph McQuarrie. Even though there were three known castings made from the mold made from Muir’s sculpt, only one helmet was used in the entire filming of A New Hope.

Star Wars Darth Vader Helmet ANH LE Prop Replica (via Entertainment Earth, $799.99)