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 Post subject: Unusual looking Vader helmet in movie scene
PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 11:07 pm 
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The topic ESB Dome Positioning - Bespin vs. Hoth brings to mind other places where Vader's helmet looks a bit unusual, or at least different from what we'd normally see. In the scene in ESB just before Vader detaches a large fixture from Cloud City and force-ibly hurls it at Luke, the closeup of Vader looks strange to me:

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I'm thinking it's a mirrored Stunt helmet.

Stunt because both cheeks appear black with the thick Perspex outline.

Mirrored based on the general impression of it's backwards asymmetry (the longer-looking side of the dome on the wrong side, the direction of the droop of the lower lip, the size and shape of the eyes, and the launch point and angle of the start of the eyebrows from the nose bridge).


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 11:23 am 
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Yup, it is indeed the mirrored stunt helmet. There are several flipped scenes in all three movies.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 2:47 am 
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I found another example of this wonky helmet while going through some of my old trading cards:
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 12:23 pm 
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Doesn't look very wonky when turned the right way round.....

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 4:13 pm 
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Indeed. And we can confirm the flipped image is the correct one by the red chest plate button being on the right side as we look at it.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2014 8:11 am 
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I always thought this helmet looks quite suspect to me:

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It's the ESB reveal.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 10:58 pm 
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All those bolts screws and washers - I never noticed them before in the front view. Definitely a different look - the neckless Vader. And looking a tad bit constipated. "I want that shi* not excuses!"


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:39 pm 
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Also notice the big gap where the mouth section doesn't join properly with the chin/neck piece....AND the black, unpainted nose!

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:09 pm 
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May be caused by the tusk tube sections being part of the lower half, making the upper half not be able to lower down flush. May be why they changed it for RotJ.


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