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    Growing up Star Wars - Flickr Pics

    Ran across this awesome photo album when I'm supposed to be working.

    http://www.flickr.com/groups/growing...wars/pool/show

    You ancient people like me will be shocked with nostalgia. The toys! The furniture! The shag!

    But really why I'm posting here, late in the album (and there are a *lot* of pics) there are some photos of a fantastic Fett costume. Wondering if maybe it is one of the promo ones that were talked about on other threads (Palitoy, etc.). I can't figure out how to link directly to those pics, you'll just have to go through the whole thing. You'll like it though.

    Edit: Just noticed the tag says the pics were taken at Cumberland Mall near Atlanta during a 1980 promo for ESB.

    Edit2: Maybe this will work
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/9164313@N05/2556427098/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/9164313@N05/2555599553/
    Last edited by Darth Larch; Jan 12, 2009 at 6:05 PM.

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    Good stuff!!!
    Darren

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    Wow! Talk about a blast from the past! Ah, the good ole days. Can you imagine going somewhere back then in the costumes that we have now?

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    Wow, that makes me think "Why, O WHY COULDN'T I HAVE BEEN BORN 20 YEARS EARLIER?!?!"

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    That's just wonderful. I wish I can turn back time and live those wonderful moments again. Awesome album........

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    Brings back memories
    I couldn't help but say in every other pic "DON'T OPEN THAT TOY!!"

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    Oh snap! Rotj bucket on a different tour suit and a New set of armor!
    Looks like pp2 guants along with everything else that is on the other tour suits. Very nice find! I'm excited

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    Amazing!!
    I felt like I was flipping through my own family album!
    I have a few pictures of myself as a kid with all of my original 12" figures lined up beside me in my stairwell. Looks just like all of those pictures.

    : )

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    Wow...reminds me of the good ole days where you just dump the toy out of the box, throw on a few decals, and play. Now you have to spend 30 minutes undoing the twist ties to remove them from the perfect display position behind the clear plastic.

    I never thought I would ever say it, but after looking at those pictures... Maybe Rubies isn't that bad.

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    TR 4059 said: View Post
    Oh snap! Rotj bucket on a different tour suit and a New set of armor!
    Looks like pp2 guants along with everything else that is on the other tour suits. Very nice find! I'm excited

    I knew somebody would know what flavor of pre-pro that was! Now spread the word and see if anyone else was there at that mall who got pics!

    Isn't it great seeing that vintage toy packaging again? Good times. I could be any of those kids with the bowl haircut. Notice how the photo quality gets better from 1977 to 1983? Lots of fuzzy pics from those Polaroids and 110 cheapo cameras I think.

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    great photo's!! wish I was there... Star Wars, Metallica... Iron Maiden.. I could have been there!!

    argh!!!

    That is the real ROTJ bucket though....awesome!!

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    Very cool...

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    TR 4059 said: View Post
    Oh snap! Rotj bucket on a different tour suit and a New set of armor!
    Looks like pp2 guants along with everything else that is on the other tour suits. Very nice find! I'm excited
    Hey Nick, got your PM..

    and it's the Pre-Pro#2 suit, helmet and all.

    Since you can't copy... I pulled them off another way..sorry for the bad Quality guys.

    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails bobacumberland1-jpg   bobacumberland2-jpg  

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    memory lane....those were the days

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    geez, why'd you open that luke! he's worth a lot!

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    Spideyfett said: View Post
    Hey Nick, got your PM..

    and it's the Pre-Pro#2 suit, helmet and all.
    That's not the pp2 helmet its Rotj. And the chest armor does not match up to pp2 either. The chest armor I believe is new, because its not from the Sandy suit and it does not match up to any other. This excites me




    ROTJ Helmet



    PP2 Helmet



    Looks like the armor is an additional set?

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    That's the same as this armor for sure.
    Last edited by MandalorFett; Jan 13, 2009 at 4:36 PM.

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    I over looked one. You are absolutely correct MadalorFett. I always considered this as the Sandy armor, even though it uses the pp2 right breast plate. Because the ab cant be found anywhere else, to my knowledge.

    Sandy Armor/Suit



    But if what you posted is the Sandy Armor the pics by David Heilman, then the armor on the Sandy Suit is just another set or atleast the ab and left plate is.

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    I stand corrected... great eye nick.

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    This is the armour:





    EDIT: I hadn't seen your post MandalorFett
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    BTW... anyone seen this yet?

    http://www.5-25-77.com/index.htm

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    Is it just me, or is the "tusk" missing from this pic???



    G-FEtt

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    Tusk?
    I can only assume Borden? as I can't really make it out in that pic?

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    Spideyfett said: View Post
    I stand corrected... great eye nick.
    Thanks man, I was just excited to see some new pics It's pretty cool to see the rotj helmet being used before esb, it feels weird looking at it Thanks for pulling the pics off so we can see them on here
    Last edited by TR 4059; Jan 14, 2009 at 10:22 PM.

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    Yeah, great pics! I saw Vader on a promo tour around 1980 as well (but no Boba with him). It was at a grocery store.

    Yeah, that's a ROTJ helmet it appears.....and before they were even filming ROTJ !


    I've seen those pics of the Heilman chest armor before. Any clue how it fits into the scheme of things? I thought I read it was the promo suit used in that old newspaper clipping of the first appearance of Boba in that parade in California. Wish there were more pics of that available, as it has different weathering all around. So that "Sandy armor" as you call it is kind of PP4 isn't it?

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