This is where it all began! This is the guy that really started
the fan-made Stormtrooper Armor and helmet movement, and is someone we
should be very grateful to. Working from photographs he scratch built a
complete suit and helmet which although looks a little rough now, forms
the basis of much of the FX Armor out there. Thanks to Charles for
sharing these pictures with everyone.
and below, Charles has sent in this
comparison shot of the Marco, FX and German Movie FX Helmets.
If you go back to the 80's this was
really all there was, and Marco Entertainment should be congratulated for
starting this armor ball rolling. Redfox has sent me some great scans of
some Marco sales literature from 1990/91 and we've grabbed the following
including the neat tutorial on "How
to assemble your Marco Stormtrooper costume", with the finished product
looking really great.
Lets face it that, that Sandtrooper
doesn't look too bad at all. IN addition the Marco guys were really trying
to extend their range of (unlicensed) products with an AT-AT Driver, TIE,
X-Wing and Boba Fett all "new for 1991". Great stuff - thanks Jack/Redfox!