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 Post subject: Re: Next Black Series Helmet: Vader?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:54 am 
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Shrink the chin vent, straighten the sides of the breath mask, reduce the downward slope along the upper cheekline from the nose to the outside points of cheek. Then it would look great. The greeblies look a lot like those in the Riddell .45 scale helmet.


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 Post subject: Re: Next Black Series Helmet: Vader?
PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:37 am 
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Looks like a conversion between an Altmans and a Riddel scale helmet.
Not really my taste, but i'm sure a a lot others will like it.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:10 pm 
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Still makes me glad and feeling fortunate for what I have. :toothy


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:33 pm 
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These look like artistic renderings rather than actual product prototypes. That said, yeah, the shape of the cheeks need some serious work, lol.

Keeping in mind that this is a toy and not a "prop replica" I would have KILLED to have something like this when I was a kid. Heck, I still love my old Don Post mask, lol. I'll probably end up getting one for my Vader collection.


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 Post subject: Re: Next Black Series Helmet: Vader?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:51 pm 
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There is a physical proto type that I saw on the RPF thread. Its identical to the photos. Hasbro is keeping the Altman look alive! They wont be seeing my money on that helmet if its the final look.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:13 am 
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I also saw the video posted on the RPF from HASBROCON. Retail price target said to be $99. They did show off some interesting features. Normal breathing sounds when worn with all 3 pieces connected and labored breathing sounds when wearing only the bottom reveal piece. And a vaccum suction and thump sound when the dome is attached. These sound features and reveal greeblies are all well and good, but the overall look is, well, bantha poodoo! :puke

The Hasbro reps did say this helmet was specifically bring used for product testing and intrgration purposes, not the final configuration. I hope it isn't!

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 Post subject: Re: Next Black Series Helmet: Vader?
PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:03 pm 
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Any release date set on this helmet yet?


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 Post subject: Re: Next Black Series Helmet: Vader?
PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:15 am 
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It looks awful, the plastic EFX is amazing by comparison.


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 Post subject: Re: Next Black Series Helmet: Vader?
PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:01 pm 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCisph41eeM it is shown in this video


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 Post subject: Re: Next Black Series Helmet: Vader?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:21 am 
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Thx. for posting.
It's at 3:50-4:40

If i would be 6 year's old...i'm sure i would call it awesome.
But as i'm not....move along.


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 Post subject: Re: Next Black Series Helmet: Vader?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:02 am 
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I think that's a perfect summation, Turrican. 6 year olds everywhere will be excited. The rest of us shake our heads and think of what it might have been.


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 Post subject: Re: Next Black Series Helmet: Vader?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:41 pm 
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We are getting closer to the release date of this helmet and it still has the same horrid badly done sculpt that looks like a half brain dead person sculpted it.

Im very disappointing in Hasbro with this helmet. Their other helmets have been fairly true to the originals.


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 Post subject: Re: Next Black Series Helmet: Vader?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:43 pm 
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dcarty wrote:
I think that's a perfect summation, Turrican. 6 year olds everywhere will be excited. The rest of us shake our heads and think of what it might have been.


The down side to that is since the helmet is suppose to be 1:1 how can they wear it? LOL I think Hasbro botched this helmet up to hell and back.


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 Post subject: Re: Next Black Series Helmet: Vader?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:54 am 
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prop replica lol https://www.ebay.com/itm/Star-Wars-The- ... SwGBdaqwkY there is a possibility that Vader is in the new Solo movie.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:34 pm 
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Fener wrote:


Fire was not the good idea but you can easily be terminatted these things equally :banger :banger


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