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 Post subject: Re: ESB Stormtroopers (Ref Pics)
PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 9:31 pm 
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Anyone have any pics of the Hero ESB helmet?


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 Post subject: Re: ESB Stormtroopers (Ref Pics)
PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 9:36 pm 
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Darth_Finger wrote:
Anyone have any pics of the Hero ESB helmet?

Hero ESB? Never heard of such a thing. :eek


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 Post subject: Re: ESB Stormtroopers (Ref Pics)
PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 10:44 pm 
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Well, from certain angles it looks like a hero (low brow / small frown)


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 Post subject: Re: ESB Stormtroopers (Ref Pics)
PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 11:12 pm 
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I heard there was one in the back ground. In one of the Star Wars mags I have there is a promo pic from ESB with Vader and 2 Stormtroopers. The one stormtrooper on the right looks like the Hero helmet with 2 extra teeth cut out, bubble lens, grey frown and ESB sticker. Wondering if that same one is in the movie.


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 Post subject: Re: ESB Stormtroopers (Ref Pics)
PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 11:27 pm 
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I haven't seen it... but honestly... haven't looked. Wasn't it discussed at one point that the bubble-lensed trooper in that pic could be the one they used to make the RotJ suits from, as it also had the slimmer ears and upside down ab-plate button box detail?


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 Post subject: Re: ESB Stormtroopers (Ref Pics)
PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 3:07 am 
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Here is a pic of the picture I am taking about. I took it with my camera. I really think that is a bad ass looking helmet.

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 Post subject: Re: ESB Stormtroopers (Ref Pics)
PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 3:56 am 
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That looks like it IS a Jedi helmet, the ear cap looks spot on.


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 Post subject: Re: ESB Stormtroopers (Ref Pics)
PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 5:29 am 
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I agree, looks very RotJ-ish.

Here's a better pic: ESB PROMO POSTER


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 11:56 am 
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Yeah... that's the one. :thumbsup


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 Post subject: Re: ESB Stormtroopers (Ref Pics)
PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 2:23 pm 
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Remember that there were no "new" TK helmet made for ESB so that helmet is either an ANH Hero that was used in ESB (which even looking at hi-def is hard to nail)

However I suppose it could be an ANH Stunt with bubble lenses added. I say this as it does have 4 teeth and off the top of my head cant remember if any Hero's in ANH had 4 teeth.

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 Post subject: Re: ESB Stormtroopers (Ref Pics)
PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 9:14 pm 
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That is with a doubt an ROTJ suit (as we know it). This has been discussed before, and I showed this photo showing ROTJ armour for the ESB promo dating 1980.
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It's my belief that they did make new suits for or during ESB either for the actual film or for promotional events (most likely the latter). The helmets feature grey teeth which were only seen in ANH so suggest these suits were for promo's only. A suit can be seen in ESB with the white edging trim on the main body armour so they were at least experimenting with the costume and also the same suit has it's shoulder straps velcro'd on which is how the ROTJ were assembled.

I think this is the helmet you are looking for....
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 Post subject: Re: ESB Stormtroopers (Ref Pics)
PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 10:29 pm 
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troopermaster wrote:
I think this is the helmet you are looking for....
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Huh - in the corner it says "HDPE Stormy" - I presume thats in error?

I wasnt passing comment on the armour only the helmet. There werent any new helmets made for ESB, just re-used ANH helmets.

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 Post subject: Re: ESB Stormtroopers (Ref Pics)
PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 10:51 pm 
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'HDPE stormy' (Anthony) is the guy who sent me the pic. We were talking about this helmet quite some time back and that is when he sent the pic to me.


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 Post subject: Re: ESB Stormtroopers (Ref Pics)
PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2008 9:09 pm 
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Is that the ABS hero helmet?


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 Post subject: Re: ESB Stormtroopers (Ref Pics)
PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 2:04 am 
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troopermaster wrote:
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Are these 2 the same? Sorry for beating a died horse.


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