17th Aug 2014 - Check out some great preview shots from Shadow of
EFX's McQuarrie Concept
Stormtrooper Helmet due sometime next year (2018 update - four
years on and it was still nowhere to be seen)
9th June 2012 - Five years on and we finally get an
MR's Shadow Stormtrooper helmet's. Check
here for the review of this uber cool black beast! 1st June - update including some recently released
life-size 1:1 busts from Sideshow including
C-3PO (weathered and chromed),
Cantina Band member and
501st Clone Trooper. Also an update on
an issue from a couple of years ago - we any NEW Stormtrooper helmets made
for ESB - and the
answer is YES - see here... So that's the
eFX Collectibles and
Sideshow sections up to date. While you're there
you may want to check out the Don Post
and Master Replicas sections - companies
who used to have the SW Helmet license.
20th May - Wow - do you know that 32 years ago TODAY
was the World Premiere of The Empire Strikes Back - in London. I was there!
wow, now I feel old!
April 2012 New photos of
eFX's forthcoming Legend Edition Darth
Vader Helmet. Plus also more on CfO's
Stormtrooper helmets and Armor . We've also added some photo's of some
more of EFX's recent/forthcoming/proposed helmets including
Luke Skywalkers X-Wing Pilot Helmet,
and the Legend Edition Hero
Stormtrooper Helmet. All of these EFX additions can be found on the main
e-FX page. Also - In the fan-made
section we've also added TK826 from the Midwest Garrison's great
Tusken Raider busts. Also Craig McK from the
Ca Garrison sent us some shots of his awesome full-body
Gamorrean Guard Costume which is on the same sub-page in the
Fan-made section. Finally an update to
the Riddell/MR Mini Helmet page with a quick
Clonetrooper mod from Paul K.7th July 2011 - Cast from Original (CfO) recently went
into production with some really impressive RotJ style Stormtrooper Helmets
and Armor - we've a good look at them on a new page here in the
Fans/Stormtrooper section -
CfO Stormtrooper Helmet & Armor.
10th November 2011 - Christies of
London sold an original set of Stormtrooper Armour and asked us down to
authenticate it -
check out this section
for more info and photos.....
October 17th 2010 -
updated the site for a few months for a couple of reasons. Firstly, there's
not been a huge amount happening in the area over the summer (a couple of
conventions with a few new licensed pieces announced that I'll be reviewing later), but
also because I've been spending a lot of my time helping my daughter's
aspiring singer/songwriter music career....see her original songs here....Izzy
Marie Hill - Youtube Channel - which are also
available on iTunes and Amazon. Anyone out there with any recording/publishing
contacts please let me know - it might help keep the Star Wars Helmets
March 31st - We've actually got something new to show-off.
Darth Stones has sent some photos of his excellent
ANH and ESB style 20th Century
Darth Vader helmet....see here.
May 12th 2010 - EFX has announced
two new helmets up for pre-order, both due to ship Starting from July - both
Stormtroopers based on the old Master Replicas "CE/Budget" moulds selling
around the $160 price. The first a
30th Anniversary ESB Stormtrooper Helmet available from multiple
sources, but the second a Limited Edition run of just 501
Black Hole / Shadow Troopers .
We've also added some updated photos from
Rolf of his completed "TrooperMaster"
Sandtrooper kit.... Plus a further update to the
Original Biker Section.
May 6th -
Video and Photo Review of Original Biker/Scout Trooper
Helmet from Return of
the Jedi. This is awesome - believed to be the only Biker Helmet in
existence outside the official Lucasfilm Archive. Plus more for Biker Scout
Fans as we've also added some further shots of another original Scout helmet
- with Rog making an interesting discovery
February 21st - Preview of the upcoming
Sideshow Collectibles 1:1
Boba Fett Bust. Feb 6th. Full
review of the new eFX Ralph McQuarrie Darth Vader Concept Helmet - due to go on sale THIS COMING MONDAY!!!! Updated section including the
Riddell/Master Replicas Mini (Scaled) Helmets page
with some great new bespoke Prequel Trilogy and Original Trilogy helmets including the
Clone Trooper, TIE, AT-AT and IRG from Cyril and Wondergarage. Plus some
great shots of original Biker,
Vader helmets from Patrick H.
December 27th - Update and new
photos of the eFX Ralph
McQuarrie Concept Darth Vader Helmet expected this coming quarter. With
only 250 Signature helmets planned these are going to sell very quickly!
Added a few previously unseen pics of a couple of original
Dec 16th - Today,
the UK High Court ruled on the appeal made by Lucasfilm in their case again
Andrew Ainsworth/Shepperton Design Studio's and his production of replica
Star Wars Armor and Helmets. In essence it rejected Lucasfilm's
appeal, which means that AA/SDS can continue to produce their replicas (so
long as they don't export them to the United States).
The case has opened up a huge can of (prop) worms since the three
appeal judges upheld the decision made by the original Judge that defines a
movie prop as "industrial designs" as opposed to "art/works of
artistic craftsmanship". The ramifications of this is that ANY prop made
for ANY movie or TV show since before the mid 80's can potentially be freely
reproduced and sold from here in the UK without recourse. Even movies since
then only have props copyrighted for 25 years - hence articles from shows
such as Star Wars, Star Trek, James Bond, Blade Runner, Alien, Dr Who
etc. etc. are all effectively now in the public domain - although their
trade marks are still covered (e.g. a replica "Cylon Centurion" from
"Gallactica" could not be named as such and would have to be referred to as
something like a "Chromed Space Robot").
Lucasfilm is likely to launch another appeal, this time to the UK
Supreme Court and then potentially the European Courts. However other media
companies are expected to start lobbying Parliament for a change in the law
- in order that they're able to continue to secure the rights to their
"assets" ad infinitum. I'm sure there are some very nervous film companies
out there since even if successful, it's unlikely to be retrospective. The
horse has bolted!
Dec 2009 - Apart from the new Characters Page, key
updates over the last few days include: Major overhaul of Stormtrooper area
sections), New Sideshow
Collectibles Darth Vader Reveal Bust, Sideshow Admiral Ackbar Bust,
Original Y-Wing Helmet, superb
Boussh helmet, more shots of
Original screen-used Helmets, plus
AJCG's Replica (TE) RotJ Stormtrooper Helmet,
Pablo's TM Stormtrooper Armor - Plus
Firebladejedi's review of the
new Laws Stormtrooper Helmet., Godzilla's
excellent Tusken Raider mask kit. Also an update to the
Don Post and
LOTS, LOTS more. So grab yourself a coffee and browse around for a while....
Oct 25th - Update on some original helmets and costumes with more photos of
Fleet Troopers/DS Gunners,
Jango Fett, plus more info on
Stormtroopers, SDS's REPLICA Black Hole
Replica Gamorrean Guard 1:1 Bust and a
general update of several sections - have a look round why don't you!
October 3rd -
Interesting update on an investigation we're working on as to whether
Stormtroopers appeared in ESB. Click on this page
to read.Preview of Sideshow's upcoming
Gamorrean Guard life-size bust
including lots of photos...
Sept 22nd - Update including the new
Boba Fett Costume.
22nd August 2009 - BIG Update! We're on a new server and have also taken time out to reassess
Helmets and following suggestions from a number of our readers we've started
the process of completely reorganizing the site such that it is now more
Also updated a number of "Original" helmet pages
including hi-def screen-grabs for
AotC Clone Troopers,
X and Y Wing Fighter Pilots
etc. etc. Huge thanks for the help from Roger V in Germany who sent us
everything we needed!
At the same time we're also adding more content but as a starting point we want to make your first point within the site to be the new
Basically its a case of choosing the Character you want, Vader,
Stormtrooper etc. and then drill down into all the detailed info and photos
we have on this, based on whether you're looking for info on the Original
Helmets and Costumes, the Licensed Replicas or the Fan-Made replicas.
There's going to be a lot going on over the next few weeks so keep checking
back - but we've already made a lot of changes and additions....
14th Feb 2009 - Happy Valentines Day! e-fx is spreading
the love with its new (Valentine Red) Clone Captain Helmet.
See the full review here.
24th Jan 09 - Quick update to say that the
e-fx Clone Captain
helmet is now available from Star Wars Shop as a
US/Can-Exclusive. However e-fx will also be making 50 available for anyone
who lives outside the US, but you need to be quick -
14th Jan 2009 - WE'VE
HAD ONE MILLION VISITORS!!!!!!!!!
I never thought that six or seven years ago
when I launched the site that we'd reach such a milestone. A great big "Thank
You" to everyone who has contributed to this site over the years, and of
course a certain Mr. Lucas!
10th Jan 2009 - Happy New Year! Update including some
new shots of another original TIE (this time a Hero) see (Real/Imperial
section), plus some more great TE2 helmet and armor shots from Rolf (see
Fan-made/TE2), regular contributor
SkyGunBros Ralph McQuarrie concept Boba Fett Helmet (Fans/Boba)
. Also some nice pics from Paul of the Rubies Deluxe Clonetrooper helmet
from AotC (see Rubies)
24th December 2008 - We've posted the latest Video
Review of an Original Helmet, the AT-AT from The Empire Strikes Back
available on Youtube here - its available in standard and high res. Also
see the photo review here... Plus
we've added all four reviews on a new DVD which is now available for free
download via Bit Torrent - Merry Christmas!
Click here to
download the torrent - thanks Synaptyx
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