I am very excited to share some fantastic new reference pictures of the armor and vest !!!
The full gallery is here:
Boba Fett ESB Promotional Armor 2 - The Dented Helmet Gallery
These pictures originate from the new Blu Ray bonus discs and were screen-capped for us by a friend.
Aside from being wonderful reference for anyone wishing to make replica armor or vests, these pictures are significant in a number of ways.
Before we saw these it was not known how much of the Pre-Production 2 costume survived in the present day. We knew the helmet and jetpack are in private hands but it has long been rumored that the PP2 costume was stolen from LFL in the time when Empire was been made. While other parts may well have been stolen these pictures prove at least some of the suit is safe and sound in the archives!
Here are the armor parts identified.
Very cool to see some better pictures of PP2 armor plates!
The two plates that are not the same as in the PP2 Kenner photoshoot were actually arranged this way sometime during the time when these costumes were used in promotional appearances (see below)
So really these new pictures show a complete set of promotional chest armor. But for PP2 fans like me, it is thrilling to see the armor is still around.
And not just the armor, but the vest as well.
By matching the dye spot pattern I have matched this vest to the PP2 vest.
Its a bit hard to see but I think everything compares very well! Another PP2 piece accounted for.
I hope you all share the excitement I had when seeing these for the first time. A big thanks to Rodrigo for the screen caps and to Art for putting them up!
Year of the PP2 indeed...