If you are a fan of Boba Fett and/or Stormtroopers get your wallets ready. Sideshow Collectibles now has the Boba Fett Precision Crafted Helmet and Stormtrooper Helmet by EFX now available for pre-order. Here are the details from Sideshow.
Boba Fett Precision Crafted Helmet
Boba Fett is the most infamous bounty hunter in the Star Wars galaxy.
His first public debut was on September 24, 1978 in the San Anselmo County Fair parade in California, the home of Lucasfilm at the time. Shortly thereafter, we find out more about him in the Star Wars Holiday Special in an animated feature. He actually saves Luke Skywalker, C-3PO and R2-D2 from a monster and seems to be a friend trying to help them. But then he reveals that he is actually working for Darth Vader! In 1997, Boba Fett was added to the Special Edition of Star Wars: A New Hope.
We next see Boba Fett in Star Wars:
The Empire Strikes Back as one of the 6 bounty hunters that Darth Vader hires to capture Luke, along with Princess Leia, Han Solo and Chewbacca. He tracks the Millennium Falcon to Lando Calrissian’s Cloud City, where Darth Vader hands over Han, encased in carbonite, to the bounty hunter to take to Jabba the Hutt to collect his reward.
Boba Fett meets his fate in Return of the Jedi with the Sarlacc in the Great Pit of Carkoon on Tatooine.
The master patterns for the EFX helmet were made from a direct casting of the screen-used helmet. Also, the paint reference and even the timing of the blinking LED’s in the rangefinder are based on an extensive study of the original helmet!
Fearless and unswervingly loyal to the emperor, Stormtroopers are the most recognized symbol of imperial might. Encased in white armor over a black body glove, Stormtroopers make up the bulk of Palpatine’s ground-based armies and the space-based imperial Starfleet. Their fearsome looking helmets allow the soldier to breathe in the harshest of enviroments. 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 worlds of the empire.
The distinctive design of the Stormtrooper was originally created by concept artist Ralph McQuarrie in 1975. McQuarrie designed several versions of the look of the empire’s general infantry.
To ensure that your EFX stormtrooper helmet retained all of the subtle nuances of the hand-sculpted original, their engineers digitally scanned and cast a surviving original helmet to recreate this iconic piece of star wars history.
You can learn more about these amazing helmets by heading over to Sideshow.com.
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Source: Sideshow Collectibles