I got a BF helmet off ebay, it had a plastic label glued or something to the inside of the helmet. It reads:
C 1995 LUCASFILMS LTD.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
MADE IN CHINA
The RF stalk is all black, its only slightly stronger then latex, it holds shape about as well as a under cooked noodle.
I was under the impression that DP made the helmets in 95... This seems like a lot worse quality then I've ever seen from his studios (I worked in a costume shop during 95 and 96 halloween and never bought a BF helmet really kicking myself now).
Also does anyone think its worth trying to streghten the helmet to hold shape or should I introduce it to my garbage can?