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The next replica that has the provenance to be called a "Legend" is our new Hero Stormtrooper Helmet from Episode IV: A New Hope! Just as a reminder, a Legend must be either cast or utilize the original molds. NO 3D SCANNING or 3D MODELING.
There were only 6 known "Hero" helmets that were made for ANH. Up until now, only the whereabouts of 1 helmet was known. This helmet resides in the Lucasfilm archives. Unfortunately, it was missing some of the components including the lens. (that is why we supplied both green and grey lenses with our Limited Edition ANH Stormtrooper helmet in 2008 since there was no definitive reference picture of whether the lenses was green or grey). Then, just by chance and whole lot of luck! we found a second one owned by a private collector! This helmet was still in perfect condition with all of the components, including the lenses, foam padding and elastic straps! The helmet was in such original condition, that we were able to identify the helmet on screen!
Back in 1977, 2 complete sets of Stormtrooper armor were sent to the valley in the Los Angeles area to do some pick up shots. It is believed that one of the stormtrooper costumes was worn by Joe Johnston. Well, this is the "other" one.
Not only did this generous collector allow us to take extensive reference photos and measurements of the helmet, but he actually let us take the helmet apart and actually cast the inside to make our own molds! As many of you know, the original helmets were made by vacuum forming ABS over a male mold. Thus, by casting our mold of the INSIDE of the helmet, we have an exact duplicate of the original molds used. To our excitement, the helmet was simply held together with screws. If we came upon parts that were permanently glued together, we would have stopped since obviously, we did not want to take any risk of damaging this priceless prop!
Our Legend Stormtrooper helmet will not only replicate the original helmet in process, but all materials, as well.
- Edition Size: TBD
- Available: TBD
- Vacuum Formed ABS Construction
- GREEN "Bubble" Lens
- Injection molded Aerator Assembly
- Accurate Interior Foam Padding
- Elastic Straps with Snaps
- Accurate Extrusions of Eyebrow and Bottom Trim
- Assembled Exactly the Same as the Original
- Full Size Rectangular Base to Accommodate an Acrylic Cover (Not Included)
- Certificate of Authenticity
- Numbered Plaque