|Cast an original ESB Darth
Vader helmet for publicity purposes by 20th Century Fox. This has since been re-cast as it is
a very clean and sharp copy of the original helmet.
|World-Wide group of
Star-Wars costumers, most of whom are Stormtrooper's
|Most popular kind of
Styrene used to create many helmets and Armor. The original Stormtrooper's
were all made from straight white ABS. Newer ABS is more resistant to
yellowing with age.
|Steve Altmann Helmets
producer who's range quality varies quite considerably from helmet to helmet.
The biker is great but the Stormtrooper is not so
|A New Hope
|Star Wars: Episode IV (the
|Used where a
does not want his name being used for fear of LucasFilm interest!
|Attack of the Clones
|Star Wars: Episode II (the
most recent film)
Terrain Armored Transport
Driver Helmets from ESB were made from two or three unused TIE Pilot
helmets made by SDS for ANH in 1976.
|Helmets made for the Original Trilogy were NOT symmetrical in appearance as
they were all sculpted by hand. Also referred to as "wonky" or "warped"
costume company who supplied some of the original soft costumes for the
original trilogy. Now known as "Angels".
|Range of Helmets from Don
Post. Still Vinyl they were screen accurate and therefore are now quite
|Produced licensed Star Wars
Helmets from 1977 to 2000.
|New company who will be producing Lucasfilm licensed Helmets and Props from
|The Empire Strikes Back
Wars: Episode V. The one with the big snow cows.
|Material used on some
helmets such as Vader, Boba Fett etc. Heavier than ABS and has to be
painted but will produce excellent resuts.
FX / AFX
|Produced the most popular
kind of Stormtrooper armor, though not screen accurate.
|Part of the fiberglass,
essentially the smooth bit most evident on the outside of a helmet!
producer of accurate trooper armor
producers of some helmets.
some very nice and often unique kits such as a full size C-3PO, Pit Droids and a Boussh!
|Retailer who sold FX
Stormtrooper armor and lots of other great stuff before being closed down
following Lucasfilm interest!
High Impact Styrene - similar to ABS but without the rubber.
Light & Magic
Lucas' company who produce the special effects and props for the Star Wars
films having led the field for 26 years!
|Produced effectively the
first Stormtrooper armor. Helmet looks a bit odd now.
|Replica Prop Company who produced Lucasfilm licensed Helmets and Props from
2002 to 2007.
|German producer of
Stormtrooper Armor and helmets, quality is improving but service is
|Some years back this Australian producer made some
non-licensed helmets including a nice Fiberglass ROTJ Trooper!
|Poly Vinyl Chloride
|A kind of Styrene (plastic)
used in some helmets.
of non-licensed Helmet kits such as the excellent X-Wing etc.
|Some helmets and other
props are made of resin. Not very friendly if dropped!
of the Sith
|Star Wars Episode III. The one that thought it was deep and intelligent but
was in fact written by a 9 year old.
|Return of the Jedi
the one with the Ewoks
|Replica Prop Board
|Popular forums where Movie
props are discussed. See links section
|Canadian producer of glossy
Stormtrooper armor and other props
|Shepperton Design Studios
|SDS, owned by Andrew Ainsworth fabricated most of original helmets and armor for Star Wars ANH
including the Stormtrooper,
Tie, X-Wing etc. Started production again in 2004 and currently in
legal proceedings with Lucasfilm over copyright infringement.
|Generic family name for a
type of plastic
all-black TIE Pilot Helmets used in ANH and RotJ and worn by the Imperial
Fighter Pilots were essentially a cross between a Stormtrooper and Rebel
|A TK number is a unique
identifier for a specific Imperial Stormtrooper or 501st member (TK for
Stormtrooper, TD Sandtrooper, TI for TIE Pilot etc.)
|The Phantom Menace
Wars: Episode I. The one with Jar-Jar.
|UK part of the World-Wide