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New promotional Pre-pro Fett pic from 1981

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    New promotional Pre-pro Fett pic from 1981

    Hey guys,
    Rapstertee over on the UKG 501st forums posted something I think you'd like to take a look at:



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    The pic was apparently taken in 1981 in the island of Jersey, Channel Islands, UK.
    So what do you think it is?
    My guess is a pre-pro promotional Fett costume, similar to that seen in the 'Making of ESB' book.

    What I want to know is how it got all the way to little old Jersey, a small island of 9miles by 5?!

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    Re: New promotional Pre-pro Fett pic from 1981

    Wow...first time seeing a green ESB and yellow PP gauntlet together!

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    Re: New promotional Pre-pro Fett pic from 1981

    ha, yeah, coupled with an odd looking ESB blaster.

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    Re: New promotional Pre-pro Fett pic from 1981

    does he have the sidearm holster on too?

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    Woah!

    Look at the rifle stock!

    The center box greeblie detail is mounted at the rear!?

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    Re: New promotional Pre-pro Fett pic from 1981

    I don't know if it's me looking at it wrong but his right gaunt hose pipe that's hanging down looks like it might have one of these on the end:



    Maybe the male part attached to the hose, with the female part under the sleeve to hold the pipe in place. Just a guess.

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    Re: New promotional Pre-pro Fett pic from 1981

    HAHA yeh it probably does they used those connectors on the JP also the cord that ran from the JP around to the chest display

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    Re: New promotional Pre-pro Fett pic from 1981

    What a great shot!
    May have to rethink the colors I used on my PP1 paintup. The natural lighting seems to show much more of a green hue than other pics show.
    Hmmm. . . .

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    Re: New promotional Pre-pro Fett pic from 1981

    This is a mad find every thing about that suit is difrent the blaster isnt the same as the ESB it seams to be a cast look at the flash tube no holes,
    and redtogusa , there are some super trooper pics were you can see the gauntlet hoses going straight in to the rocket pack , instead of under the sleaves, and of cause its the Sandy touring helmet,
    HA, you can see his face, and those chest peices look new to ,

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    Re: New promotional Pre-pro Fett pic from 1981

    Very cool!
    Some things to consider;
    That chest armor looks all new to me. That means yet another set of promo/preproduction armor we havent seen until now.
    If the date is correct that means the PP1 "eyes" helmet survived past ESB and was not repainted as we have often theorized.
    I am not sure that gauntlet is the ESB gaunt. The weathering looks different but its a bit blurry.
    That point combined with the blaster and sidearm could suggest either unseen/unused ESB stunt parts and post ESB promotional suits actually being put together and supplemented with leftover ESB parts.

    Very intriguing. I just hope that date can be confirmed without a doubt.

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    Re: New promotional Pre-pro Fett pic from 1981

    Do you mean by your comment the helmet being repainted completely?

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    Re: New promotional Pre-pro Fett pic from 1981

    Thats not the eyes helmet itys the "sandy" helmet no 2 ways about it

    Actually i may be wrong about that but it, has crome earts were the eyes doesnt ?
    Last edited by BGHunter; Feb 16, 2011 at 4:31 AM.

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    Re: New promotional Pre-pro Fett pic from 1981

    No, the "Sandy" has more silver on the right front and over the right eye. It's definitely the eyes helmet withthem already airbrushed over making it actually the "Ears" helmet.
    This is the Sandy (with completely different weathering):
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    That's why I asked if he meant "repainted" completely or just with the eyes removed.

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    Re: New promotional Pre-pro Fett pic from 1981

    Tony you just confused me ALOT

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    Re: New promotional Pre-pro Fett pic from 1981

    But its deffinately the ears if it had ears at this point is unknown to me as its cut off haha

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    Re: New promotional Pre-pro Fett pic from 1981

    That's the Ears helmet, not the Sandy.

    Last edited by superjedi; Feb 16, 2011 at 7:18 AM.

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    Re: New promotional Pre-pro Fett pic from 1981

    Rapstertee has confirmed that the pic was taken in the summer of '81. The boy in the picture is the person who gave him the picture and confirmed the date. Definitely 1981.

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    Awesome and very unique discovery! Now to find out the story.....

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    Re: New promotional Pre-pro Fett pic from 1981

    Cool photo!

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    Re: New promotional Pre-pro Fett pic from 1981

    Yes i stand corected is it possible that the EYES helmet was turned in to the ESB , as it seams to have the "dremel" marks in the same spot ,
    or do the dates not match i guess if this pic was taken in 81 id wouldnt be possible
    any way i love it the green and yellow gaunts , and the yellow one doesnt seem to have the same weathering ( the gaffa tape mark) on it so it could be a new one or one of the seen ones in an earlyer rendition as the PP2 costume was apently stollen by this time the left gaunt seems diffrent ,
    I dont, know just my thorts

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    Re: New promotional Pre-pro Fett pic from 1981

    jinto said: View Post
    . . . is it possible that the EYES helmet was turned in to the ESB. . .
    The EYES helmet was turned into the EARS helmet. After that, not sure what the progression might have been, if any.

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    Re: New promotional Pre-pro Fett pic from 1981

    Fett 4 Real is easy to confuse, especially when calling something a "Sandy" helmet.

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    Re: New promotional Pre-pro Fett pic from 1981

    This is a sandy helmet.


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    Re: New promotional Pre-pro Fett pic from 1981

    By the time of this photo, the helmet was already the "ears" version. I have two other photos of this suit combination and both are tied to a Palitoy promotional event. you later see pieces of this suit with the Return of the Jedi hero helmet at an event with Vader

    BTW, GREAT photo! Any chance of getting a better scan of the original?

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    Re: New promotional Pre-pro Fett pic from 1981

    heh ... sharing.

    Funny how a photo like that can be lost for 30 years...

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