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    Jun 11, 2002, 9:12 PM - Merged: Egad! #26

    I just got my 95 DP with the white inside. Is it just me, or is this thing huge? Anyone else have one? Comments?
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    Jun 11, 2002, 9:12 PM - Merged: Re: Egad! #27

    are the 95s really the best out of the bunch?whats wrong with the other DP helmet?i have a 95 but i didnt know that there were really any differences,but im new to this.i just registered today and this a great site.you guys will hear more from me in the future.i just started building a ESB fett for halloween and i wanna get it right.
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    Jun 11, 2002, 9:12 PM - Merged: Re: Egad! #28

    Well the DP 95 were the earliest of the run and had the best shape/plastic. Like all DP replicas, the earlier the run the better. The 95 had the best shape of the bunch. The 96 is comparable to the 95, though the visor is placed flush with the mandibles (red area of the T-visor). The 95 has a recessed visor area. Not that it really matters, because you'll have to replace it anyway.

    The 95 was also made of a very sturdy plastic or vinyl that held its shape pretty well. Of course there is some warpage on the 95, but it is minor and correctable, as opposed to the 97 helmets, which most look like they been run over by the Slave 1. You'll probably get differing opinions on the 95 vs the 96, but both models are pretty acceptable. Stay away from the 97's. Most of the one's I have seen are just butt-ugly.
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    Jun 11, 2002, 9:12 PM - Merged: Re: Egad! #29

    .....and I would consider tylerdurden an authority on the subject of helmets. Now there are a few 97's that aren't warped (like Fettpride's), but most of them have a flat top rather than the rounded dome of the original. That and them seem to be squished on the sides (aka warped). With some heating and manipulation, you may be able to salvage one.
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    Jul 19, 2002, 5:15 PM - Merged: DP 95 Questions #30

    Just some questions re the color of the vinyl inside the 95 DP helmet. I've read descriptions of the inside color of vinyl as white and some have been described as just green. Any significance to this? Does this indicate an earlier 95 version vs. a later 95 version? Any insight would be appreciated.

    Thanks, Gregg.
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    Jul 19, 2002, 5:17 PM - Merged: Re: DP 95 Questions #31

    The back of my helmet is stamped 1995 and the inside is green. It is a very sturdy helmet, much more sturdy than the '97 helmets I've seen.
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    Jul 19, 2002, 5:32 PM - Merged: Re: DP 95 Questions #32

    mine is stamped 1995 and the inside is white.
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    Jul 19, 2002, 6:03 PM - Merged: Re: DP 95 Questions #33

    I've never owned a DP 95. I did own a 97 in the beginning, but I quickly realized that with all the time, money and effort I was putting into making my Fett costume "just right"...a vinyl DP helmet of any year was just not going to cut it.

    But for the sake of spreading useful info...here's the basic lowdown:

    The only DP vinyl helmets worth looking at are the 95's. They're slightly larger and definitely sturdier than the ones which came afterward. The 95's also have a recessed visor area whereas the others do not.

    There are 2 different DP 95 versions: the white interior and the green. The white interior is supposed to be the best. (A different, sturdier type of vinyl).

    But then, as I said...I really wouldn't recommend a DP vinyl helmet of any year for anyone who's serious about their costume.

    Fiberglass casts off of the DP Deluxe or from other sources are indeed more expensive, and often much harder to find...but they're worth it. They can make all the difference on your costume. Hope this helps.

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    Jul 19, 2002, 9:12 PM - Merged: Re: DP 95 Questions #34

    I have a green interior DP 95. It's really sturdy and has a decent shape. As stated the vinyl ones are smaller than the real bucket. However, if you have a stature smaller than Fett (under 6' tall, skinny and narrow shoulder span) porportionatly than can be useful so you don't wind up looking like a Spaceballs character. -Mark
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    Jul 19, 2002, 10:53 PM - Merged: Re: DP 95 Questions #35

    My current helmet is a white 95. It is not big enough for my tastes, but a good paint job can make a so-so helmet really stand out.
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    Jul 20, 2002, 2:55 AM - Merged: Re: DP 95 Questions #36

    Here's my fiberglass DP Deluxe re-cast...



    Much larger than any DP vinyl. The sides were also flared out just a tad bit extra during the casting to give it more of that ESB look.



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    Aug 4, 2002, 2:28 AM - Merged: Re: Fett newbie.. just getting started. #37

    Hooten wrote:... but the '97 seems more common. What is the '97 model made out of? That question's been bothering me all day..


    Thanks,
    Hooten/"Hoot"
    Hi Hoot, Welcome to TDH! I guess I get to represent the welcoming committee this evening, which is something I've never done before 'til now, but I'll give it my best shot!
    There is a very good reason why the '97 is so relatively common compared to the preceding years of production, and that mainly is because not all that many people particularly care for its design. There are just WAY too many flaws with this helmet as an attempted replicated production prop that I personally think it marked the beginning of the downfall in DP's demise. The DP 95, on the other hand, is a much better choice on the list of what you're inquiring about, but finding one is going to be alot more difficult due to the fact that the people who have 'em won't part with them that easily because of their superior design to the '97 version. To answer your other question regarding materials the helmets are made of, I say, with the exception of the fiberglass DP Deluxe helmet, all the rest of the DP line is cast in vinyl/plastic with the '95 being the sturdiest of the three production years ( yet another reason that makes this such a rare find as compared to the other two years).
    However, I think that if you hang around this forum long enough you'll discover that you have a lot more options in your custom Mandaloring -( I hope that is a word I can use without getting laughed at! :o )- than you ever could have imagined possible. The defunct DP product line is only a mere shadow of the artistic greatness to be found in this forum. We have a VERY talented and friendly group of artisans & costumers here who have made many accomplished efforts at placing Fett on a pedestal and it only seems to keep getting better! You've joined us at a very good time! Once again, welcome to the board and our obsession!

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