Star Wars Scout Trooper Limited Edition Helmet Prop Replica
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- Amazing prop replica of the biker scout helmet from Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi!
- Faithfully recreated using the wooden patterns from the original production!
- Features fully padded interior, pivoting front visor, and eFX display base!
- Numbered Star Wars collectible includes certificate of authenticity!
- A limited edition of only 750 pieces worldwide!
Hop on your Speeder Bike! Your very own version of the Imperial Biker Scout Trooper helmet - straight out of Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi! This Star Wars Episode VI Return of the Jedi Biker Scout Trooper Limited Edition Helmet Prop Replica has been made using the original wood patterns made by Industrial Light and Magic for the Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi film! Made from quality fiberglass, plastic, and machined metal construction, this amazing 1:1 scale prop replica includes signature pivoting front visor with fully padded interior, eFX display base, numbered place, and certificate of authenticity! A limited edition of just 750 pieces worldwide, this incredible helmet is truly a must-have for all Star Wars fanatics! Measures 13-inches tall x 12-inches wide x 12-inches long.
The Imperial Scout Troopers were a specially trained garrison of the Stormtroopers. They were outfitted with light armor which made them more mobile and efficient for their reconnaissance duties. The signature piece of equipment utilized by the Scout Troopers was the 74-Z Speeder Bike, thus earning them the nickname "Biker Scouts."
The Scout Troopers were first seen in the Star Wars saga in Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi on the planet of Endor where the uncompleted, but fully functional Death Star's shield generator was located. A team of rebels that included Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca, C-3PO and R2-D2 with the help of the Ewoks, defeated the scout troopers and stormtroopers, and destroyed the shield generator, allowing Lando Calrissian and the X-Wing pilot to once again destroy the Empire's mighty Death Star.
The Biker Scout helmet and armor was designed by Nilos Rodis-Jamero. As with many of the Imperial helmets made not only for this production, but for the entire original trilogy, this helmet was made in vacuum formed ABS plastic. The beautiful master patterns were a piece of art in themselves, as they were made in wood, like the way toys patterns were made back before the digital age. The symbols and markings on the helmet were hand applied decals. You can see the lineage of these elements to the original stormtrooper helmets first seen in Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope. This helmet had the unique feature of the pivoting visor, even though you never saw the helmet with the visor up. The unique symbol seen on the side of the visor was designed by ILM's Pete Ronzani. The symbol was actually a logo he designed for his own personal business card. If you turn the symbol clockwise 90 degrees, you can see his initials "P A R"!
The eFX master patterns were made from these original wood patterns, thus there was no digital scanning or 3D modeling used to produce this helmet. Thus, this is the most accurate reproduction of the Scout Trooper helmet possible. eFX even had an original decal sheet of the symbols and markings to produce the decals
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"A Must Have"
At first i was going to pass on this but thanks again to Heath Warp Drive Toy's owner for sharing images and updates on what the helmet & stand would look like and after giving it some thought i purchased one.Again because of his rewards program i was able to save money and when a helmet costs like this one every dime counts.First i want to say there has been complaints and issues from people about how the front of the helmet does not close all the way and no it does not there is a small gap but is that any reason to not get one"HELL NO" when the helmet is on the stand that little flaw never crosses your mind.Now as for the helmet itself it does run small so it will not fit on most heads but still i can forfeit that as long as it looks good and the helmet itself and the detailing sure looks pretty dang close to the screen used one.As far as the stand it is different and has a weird shape to it you must put it together but not a problem each piece of the stand is 1/4" thick and when you look at it together you think no way this is going to hold this helmet but the helmet sits on it solid.With only 750 being made we all know in time they will only go higher in price but it is just one of those helmets you can look at it and keep looking at it the helmet just catches your eyes.And if that little flaw with the front closing all the way is to much of a issue then just think of the Anovos helmets that have had some pretty big issues as well as MR so there is no perfect flawless helmet but these will sell and i wanted to get one at the lowest price before they go up.As for my grade score i would give it a straight "A"if the front closed all the way i would have changed to a A+ but the bottom line is if you liked this helmet but do not get one trust me you will be sorry.