Don Post Deluxe Boba Fett Helmet

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    Don Post Deluxe Boba Fett Helmet

    Years ago, I was totally enamored with the DP Dlx helmet and while it is not the most accurate Fett helmet to ever grace the market, I have always had a fondness for it. Recently I had an opportunity to purchase a low number DP Dlx (#71) from an old TDH member, Tyler Durden.

    I don't know how many of you have actually seen one of these up close so I thought I would do a good 360 of the helmet to show you what was once considered the cream of the crop (long before TDH came along).

    These are extremely large photos, so please give them time to load.

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    Re: Don Post Deluxe Boba Fett Helmet

    I never noticed how accurate the dent looks.

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    Re: Don Post Deluxe Boba Fett Helmet

    Looks better than the one I'm getting, mine is #258

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    Re: Don Post Deluxe Boba Fett Helmet

    The paintjob seems to vary quite a lot! The scheme on Art's helmet is completely different compared to mine and Metadude's, almost like it was repainted. I have number 230.



    And along Bobamaker.



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    Looks nice frenzy

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    Don Post Deluxe Boba Fett Helmet

    I love these lids...how is the size on these? Also, will you guys be leaving the paint job as is or a more accurate paint up?
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    Re: Don Post Deluxe Boba Fett Helmet

    Ill see if I can find the pics I have of DP delux No.1 ,
    Also think I sent them to the OP so if he wants put them up

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    Re: Don Post Deluxe Boba Fett Helmet

    BGHunter, I do have those pics and it is VERY cool to see this helmet in its very first iteration! Here is Don Post Deluxe #000!

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    Here is the helmet that always inspired me... because back in the day, prior to the formation of TDH, this really was consider to be an amazing helmet. I don't know what number this one was, but this is Dean O's helmet. You can see that his is actually somewhat similar to mine in regard to the paint.

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    Re: Don Post Deluxe Boba Fett Helmet

    Cool I new youd have them still,,

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    Frenzy,

    Your helmet has the signature look of the later era helmets. While I can't confirm it, I was told there were roughly 500 made and I don't know when the change happened, but the tell-tale, horizontal streak just above the brow band and and "E" behind the dent is very consistent with a lot of the later helmets, while the lower numbers helmets seemed to have very little consistency at all and it was a total guess as to what you were going to get.

    You can also see that same style used on the helmets for the Don Post Boba Fett statue like the one below.

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    Frenzy said: View Post
    The paintjob seems to vary quite a lot! The scheme on Art's helmet is completely different compared to mine and Metadude's, almost like it was repainted. I have number 230.

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    dynamic1 said: View Post
    I love these lids...how is the size on these? Also, will you guys be leaving the paint job as is or a more accurate paunt up?
    They are relatively small, but you have to consider how many generations these are from the original 2nd Prototype helmet that they originated from and all the cleanup and rework that was done to them.

    I am not repainting mine. It is a little piece of history and lineage for me to go along with my various castings that have ties back to the 2nd Prototype.

    Believe it or not, I also bought a DP Standard, just so I had the full de-evolution, from a casting right off the original all the way down to the DP 95.

    ... and no, I am not buying a Rubies..

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    Re: Don Post Deluxe Boba Fett Helmet

    Thought this might interest some of you. Here are the DP Dlx and the DP 95. These photos were taken back to back, with the same camera (on a fixed tripod), with the exact same lighting conditions. Everything is the same except the helmets, so this should be one of the most true comparisons of the two helmets you could get. It is very interesting to see them side by side and see the similarities and the differences.

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    Nice comparison shots A.A
    And @dynamic1- No way in hell, my skill isn't good enough. Even if it was, I still wouldn't paint it. As A.A said above- they're a piece of fett history

    EDIT: I just finished paying off my DP DLX boba- nearly $410 USD total (including shipping to AU)
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    Re: Don Post Deluxe Boba Fett Helmet

    MAN..You guys are making me want to get my hands on the deluxe now LMAO!!!

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    I finally have one heh heh, I just hope it arrives soon
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    Re: Don Post Deluxe Boba Fett Helmet



    Here's mine #258

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    Re: Don Post Deluxe Boba Fett Helmet

    The paint job does seem to vary, but I really like the weathering on the red!

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    Re: Don Post Deluxe Boba Fett Helmet

    Metadude said: View Post


    Here's mine #258
    Look Awesome Metadude!!! Congrats!

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    Thanks, it looks MUCH better in person though

    EDIT: I also cleaned the visor so it isn't smudged ha ha

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    Re: Don Post Deluxe Boba Fett Helmet

    Good thread cheers, I still have my DP 95, though it fell during an earthquake and now sports a large crack across the dome I always thought the DP Deluxe was a cool helmet and always wanted one, so envious

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    Re: Don Post Deluxe Boba Fett Helmet

    Derailing a bit but dont want to start a thread,
    Just wondering if any one has any close up shots of the DonPost statues gauntlets and jet pack?

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    Boba Fett helmet - Don Post, mid 90's.

    Can someone tell me which don post helmet this is?

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    Re: Don Post Deluxe Boba Fett Helmet

    1996 Don Post vinyl.

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    Thank you

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