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  1. Redtogusa's Avatar
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    Feb 15, 2011, 12:59 PM - New promotional Pre-pro Fett pic from 1981 #1

    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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    Feb 15, 2011, 1:29 PM - Re: New promotional Pre-pro Fett pic from 1981 #2

    Wow...first time seeing a green ESB and yellow PP gauntlet together!
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    Feb 15, 2011, 1:38 PM - Re: New promotional Pre-pro Fett pic from 1981 #3

    ha, yeah, coupled with an odd looking ESB blaster.
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    Feb 15, 2011, 1:54 PM - Re: New promotional Pre-pro Fett pic from 1981 #4

    does he have the sidearm holster on too?
  5. Feb 15, 2011, 2:35 PM - Re: New promotional Pre-pro Fett pic from 1981 #5

    Woah!

    Look at the rifle stock!

    The center box greeblie detail is mounted at the rear!?
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    Feb 15, 2011, 5:01 PM - Re: New promotional Pre-pro Fett pic from 1981 #6

    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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    Feb 15, 2011, 5:29 PM - Re: New promotional Pre-pro Fett pic from 1981 #7

    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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    Feb 15, 2011, 7:30 PM - Re: New promotional Pre-pro Fett pic from 1981 #8

    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. . . .
  9. BGHunter is offline BGHunter
    Feb 15, 2011, 9:12 PM - Re: New promotional Pre-pro Fett pic from 1981 #9

    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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    Feb 15, 2011, 11:29 PM - Re: New promotional Pre-pro Fett pic from 1981 #10

    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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    Feb 15, 2011, 11:42 PM - Re: New promotional Pre-pro Fett pic from 1981 #11

    Do you mean by your comment the helmet being repainted completely?
  12. BGHunter is offline BGHunter
    Feb 16, 2011, 2:36 AM - Re: New promotional Pre-pro Fett pic from 1981 #12

    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 5:31 AM.
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    Feb 16, 2011, 6:44 AM - Re: New promotional Pre-pro Fett pic from 1981 #13

    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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    Confused yet?

    That's why I asked if he meant "repainted" completely or just with the eyes removed.
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    Feb 16, 2011, 7:25 AM - Re: New promotional Pre-pro Fett pic from 1981 #14

    Tony you just confused me ALOT
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    Feb 16, 2011, 7:28 AM - Re: New promotional Pre-pro Fett pic from 1981 #15

    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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    Feb 16, 2011, 8:10 AM - Re: New promotional Pre-pro Fett pic from 1981 #16

    That's the Ears helmet, not the Sandy.

    Last edited by superjedi; Feb 16, 2011 at 8:18 AM.
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    Feb 16, 2011, 9:43 AM - Re: New promotional Pre-pro Fett pic from 1981 #17

    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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    Feb 16, 2011, 2:51 PM - Re: New promotional Pre-pro Fett pic from 1981 #18

    Awesome and very unique discovery! Now to find out the story.....
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    Feb 16, 2011, 4:21 PM - Re: New promotional Pre-pro Fett pic from 1981 #19

    Cool photo!
  20. BGHunter is offline BGHunter
    Feb 16, 2011, 5:29 PM - Re: New promotional Pre-pro Fett pic from 1981 #20

    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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    Feb 16, 2011, 5:52 PM - Re: New promotional Pre-pro Fett pic from 1981 #21

    Quote 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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    Feb 16, 2011, 7:05 PM - Re: New promotional Pre-pro Fett pic from 1981 #22

    Fett 4 Real is easy to confuse, especially when calling something a "Sandy" helmet.
  23. superjedi's Avatar
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    Feb 16, 2011, 10:27 PM - Re: New promotional Pre-pro Fett pic from 1981 #23

    This is a sandy helmet.

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    Feb 16, 2011, 11:46 PM - Re: New promotional Pre-pro Fett pic from 1981 #24

    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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    Feb 17, 2011, 12:30 AM - Re: New promotional Pre-pro Fett pic from 1981 #25

    heh ... sharing.

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

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