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 Post subject: Planet Hollywood ESB Vader
PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 5:11 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Planet Hollywood ESB Vader
PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:19 pm 
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Anybody got more pictures of this one? This is one of the most interesting pieces in my opinion.


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 Post subject: Re: Planet Hollywood ESB Vader
PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 3:25 am 
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:wink: When looking at the eyes, it appears to me that the lenses were installed to the shallow "ANH" profile lines rather than the deeper lines as per the TM casting. Left eye appears as a "maybe" but right eye looks definately shallow (IMO). What's your take on it?

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 Post subject: Re: Planet Hollywood ESB Vader
PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:14 am 
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Yes, definitely not deeper sockets, as some other ESB helmets have. Also, I speculated this helmet to be the one seen at the end of RotJ just before Luke pulls off the dome to show the reveal mask.

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Not everyone agrees with this and more indepth research is needed for a airtight confirmation. And there may be more to this helmet as well... but still too inconclusive to share the findings.


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 Post subject: Re: Planet Hollywood ESB Vader
PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 5:16 pm 
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Is this helmet still on display???


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 Post subject: Re: Planet Hollywood ESB Vader
PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:34 pm 
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I remember seeing this helmet at Planet Hollywood in Taipei when I lived in Taiwan 2000-2001. It must have been "on tour" and at the time I didn't realise what I was looking at, and didn't even take any photos! :ac10


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 Post subject: Re: Planet Hollywood ESB Vader
PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:33 am 
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That's pretty cool. Shame about the pictures, but hope you enjoyed eating there. :thumbsup

It would be really cool if we could locate its current whereabouts.


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 Post subject: Re: Planet Hollywood ESB Vader
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Maybe we should just contact Planet Hollywood HQ and ask?


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 Post subject: Re: Planet Hollywood ESB Vader
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Well, I wrote to the e-mail they've listed on their webpage, but haven't heard anything back yet. If anyone has other ways of contacting them, that would be cool.


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 Post subject: Re: Planet Hollywood ESB Vader
PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 7:28 pm 
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I'll be in Vegas soon, is this ESB Vader still at Planet Hollywood?


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 Post subject: Re: Planet Hollywood ESB Vader
PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 12:24 pm 
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Here's an article by the guy who was responsible for the Planet Hollywood Star Wars display as set up in Orlando. It mainly focuses on the setup but also discusses prop selection and renovation and some nice close-up pics.

According to the article, the helmet with chest armor displayed was the ESB production. The standing full Vader also displayed was an ILM-made replica. The article also shows great pics of many other props and replicas, including nice pics of an ROTJ film-used hero helmet not selected from the PH inventory for this display.

http://shapestorm.com/portfolio/star-wars/

Here's a link to a couple of pics in the article. First pic is ROTJ. Second row of pics from Orlando PH display. Last row of pics shows the ROTJ helmet and chest box (leftmost and rightmost), and the ESB helmet (middle two).

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 Post subject: Re: Planet Hollywood ESB Vader
PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 5:15 pm 
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Cool. Thanks for that.


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 Post subject: Re: Planet Hollywood ESB Vader
PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 8:07 pm 
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Will say that I am so glad the article makes sure to distinguish between the ESB helmet/ and armor being production and the figure being replica. Me, I was at ILM right when those Vaders were made for Planet Hollywood. They are the only Vaders I worked on (ever so slightly, mind you) and, while they were well sourced mold-wise, there are obvious differences in the paint work and such.

But important to make that distinction as far as provenance goes.


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 Post subject: Re: Planet Hollywood ESB Vader
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Cool info. :thumbsup


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 Post subject: Re: Planet Hollywood ESB Vader
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Great stuff, thanks! Love the C3PO detail shots...


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