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  1. Jan 3, 2008, 7:31 PM - helmet from disney world #1

    I bought a Boba helmet on my last trip to disney world (at Star Tours I might add) and I want to know if I should use that one or if I should use a different one.

    here is a picture.

    it does have a vizor but the flash made it useless, I'll replace it soon.
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  2. never_ending_fett's Avatar
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    Jan 3, 2008, 7:51 PM - Re: helmet from disney world #2

    Get a different one. One from one of the artists here. Is that a rubber mask or a rubies? The black ears look like a rubies, but the shape looks more like a rubber mask.
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    Jan 3, 2008, 8:01 PM - Re: helmet from disney world #3

    Its a DP
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    Jan 3, 2008, 8:02 PM - Re: helmet from disney world #4

    Its a Don Post Helmet. Which is a great starter helmet. Just replace the visor and apply a new paint job, and you have got yourself a great starter helmet.
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    Jan 3, 2008, 8:03 PM - Re: helmet from disney world #5

    Quote 987654321a said: View Post
    Its a DP
    I was just actually at the star tours gift shop, and saw these. No offense, but these are like an even cheaper form of the DP or rubies.
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    Jan 3, 2008, 8:20 PM - Re: helmet from disney world #6

    Look how bulgy the cheeks are, like rounded out at the bottom. It definitely looks like a hard rubber mask. I'd say get one from of the builders here as well. :-\

    How much did you pay for it?
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    Jan 5, 2008, 10:50 PM - Re: helmet from disney world #7

    I always wonder who finalizes the molds for any character masks/helmets like this...I meen, I'm sure theres a ton of people who buy them, but man, they reeeaaaalllllyyyy remind me of 80's halloween masks.
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    Jan 6, 2008, 2:51 AM - Re: helmet from disney world #8

    Latex is a cheap alternative for mass production.
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    Jan 6, 2008, 3:37 AM - Re: helmet from disney world #9

    Quote 987654321a said: View Post
    Its a Don Post Helmet. Which is a great starter helmet. Just replace the visor and apply a new paint job, and you have got yourself a great starter helmet.
    A DP is a great starter helmet, but this is a Rubies, since it came from Star Tours.

    Jango Rubies Deluxe= usable, but may not come out great
    Dp= Good, depending on the year
    Helmets from helmet makers here= Pwnage

    I say keep it, but don't use it on your costume, it would take too much work to make it look decent, and then it still may not be worth it. If you still want a more affordable helmet, then get the Rubies Jango.

    This is not a rubber flimsy mask, that wiggles like deli meat. This is made of (since it..er I think it is a Rubies) vinyl.

    Hope that helped a bit!
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    Jan 6, 2008, 3:57 AM - Re: helmet from disney world #10

    I thought rubies was like a ton of layers of thickened latex or something.
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    Jan 6, 2008, 4:57 AM - Re: helmet from disney world #11

    Quote 987654321a said: View Post
    I thought rubies was like a ton of layers of thickened latex or something.
    No they are vinyl. Not sure if they are rotocast vinyl, as I have heard from some though.
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    Jan 6, 2008, 8:41 AM - Re: helmet from disney world #12

    Quote 987654321a said: View Post
    Its a DP
    It's a Rubies.
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    Jan 6, 2008, 9:25 AM - Re: helmet from disney world #13

    Rubies.... not even the DP 97 looks that bad out of a package... :S

    Keep that for like paintballing or something lol and get yourself a helmet from the guys in here FettPride, Bobamaker, MLC are just to name a few... there are plenty more here... My bet is with Bobamaker though
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    Jan 6, 2008, 11:22 AM - Re: helmet from disney world #14

    THAT is, believe me, the very same 'Ala Carte' boba fett bucket I bought very cheaply two years ago. It is ABSOLUTELY useless for any decent bucket. It is made from annoying rubber substance, which cannot be heated to correct form, it will revert to it's originallish state in a couple of days. Leave it lying on it's side for a day, and it'll deform flat. The rangefinder, stalk and the ear it is connected to are hard plastic, which would be great, if they would not be a bit too small. Can you tell what text is on the lower back of the helmet?
    I have plans for the one I own, which have nothing to do with BOBA Fett..But please, do think twice before committing any hard work on this one, it is NOT worth it
    -Ville
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    Jan 6, 2008, 3:16 PM - Re: helmet from disney world #15

    I bought one of these two years ago off of eBay for about $30. It definitely is a 97 Rubies. It's great for a kid, but not for anyone over, say, 13.

    With a little work you can have a very happy child running around on Halloween.

    Here's my 6-year-old with the custom I did for him.


    A little time and plenty of patience, you can have a great bucket.

    David.
  16. Jan 6, 2008, 3:53 PM - Re: helmet from disney world #16

    wow, ok, well this helmed I did buy at star tours, and yes I can read the text on the back.
    it was made in Germany, and it looks to be really thick latex.
    How much are the helmets made by some of TDH members? (limited budget)
    and do they come with the rangefinder led lights?

    thanks for all of the great advice guys. I'll keep you posted on progress.

    David
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    Jan 6, 2008, 4:25 PM - Re: helmet from disney world #17

    Quote limitededitionfett said: View Post
    wow, ok, well this helmed I did buy at star tours, and yes I can read the text on the back.
    it was made in Germany, and it looks to be really thick latex.
    How much are the helmets made by some of TDH members? (limited budget)
    and do they come with the rangefinder led lights?

    thanks for all of the great advice guys. I'll keep you posted on progress.

    David
    No offense buddy, but you should ask them yourself. I don't believe any of them come with LED's though. Just send them all some PM's.

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    Jan 6, 2008, 4:45 PM - Re: helmet from disney world #18

    Let me just try to guess what you can read from the back of the helmet. Back left; ala carte, Germany. Back right, TM & @1997 Lucasfilm Ltd... If I am correct, your helmet is the same as mine.. Check this thread which I posted at 2006;
    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=14812
    Don't let your hopes down though, that bucket will come in handy when you decide to get (or make) a decent bucket, as I will do, as soon as I can... (propably most mortem..). You can try the colours on that one, and if you have kids, you can quite willingly, give this to them.
    And to give you credit, yours is MUCH, much better in shape than mine, when I got it. If you look at the thread, you'll see REALLY ****-lookin brother of this vinyl/latex bucket.
    Cheers, and hopefully you get a bucket you like.
    -Ville
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    Jan 6, 2008, 7:05 PM - Re: helmet from disney world #19

    Black ear cap = Standard Rubies (Ala carte)
    Silver ear cap/ wonky arrows = Deluxe (collectors) Rubies
    Silver ear cap/ clean arrows = DP95

    Thats how I tell the different low ends apart in pics... Not sure about arrows on the DP96/97, but the 95 arrows are very sharp.
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  20. Jan 6, 2008, 9:36 PM - Re: helmet from disney world #20

    well, alright.
    I found another helmet at buystarwarscostumes.com. its a jango fett collector's edition helmet.
    do you guys think I should go with that one?
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    Jan 6, 2008, 9:44 PM - Re: helmet from disney world #21

    If you are planning to do a quality Star Wars costume, I would stay away from officially licensed costume parts. That is unless they come from Master Replicas. You can buy fan made helmets here on this forum from members, they are a bit more in price, but they won't leave you disappointed.
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    Jan 6, 2008, 10:21 PM - Re: helmet from disney world #22

    Quote limitededitionfett said:
    well, alright.
    I found another helmet at buystarwarscostumes.com. its a jango fett collector's edition helmet.
    do you guys think I should go with that one?
    no. that's a rubies helmet as well. the helmet is THE most important part of your costume. it's the part that people recognize, it's the part that gets the most scrutiny. a great helmet can make a mediocre costume look awesome. a bad helmet can make an amazing costume look like ****. save your duckets, get a helmet from one of the makers here. it'll cost you a bit more, but it's worth every penny if you want to get serious about your costume.
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    Jan 7, 2008, 8:04 AM - Re: helmet from disney world #23

    limitededitionfett - except for the fact that I have reached my quota for this casting run I would be happy to help you out with a full size lid casting. Depending on how long you are willing to wait for this, you might be able to catch me on my next run... probably in the spring or something like that. However, if you get hooked with another helmet-maker here in the meantime then that is what I recommend as well. The guys are right, you won't find a good Fett bucket from any commercial source unless you want to pay top $$ for a Master Replica version. The only option apart from buying from a builder is to try making one yourself from the fantastic templates here on the site, posted by wizardofflight.
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    Jan 7, 2008, 10:11 AM - Re: helmet from disney world #24

    Quote Gypsyboy said: View Post
    limitededitionfett - except for the fact that I have reached my quota for this casting run I would be happy to help you out with a full size lid casting. Depending on how long you are willing to wait for this, you might be able to catch me on my next run... probably in the spring or something like that. However, if you get hooked with another helmet-maker here in the meantime then that is what I recommend as well. The guys are right, you won't find a good Fett bucket from any commercial source unless you want to pay top $$ for a Master Replica version. The only option apart from buying from a builder is to try making one yourself from the fantastic templates here on the site, posted by wizardofflight.
    and while you're at it, look up wizardofflight's armor template. with those you can make yourself some fine looking armor using a couple five dollar garbage cans from wal-mart. you might have to modify them a little bit, because you said you wanted to do the holiday special fett. i think there's a stickied thread in the armor section with links to every WoF template.
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    Jan 7, 2008, 11:45 AM - Re: helmet from disney world #25

    Go with Bobamaker.... You can get the full helmet kit, with room for the LED light setup in it (not included of course, although basic wiring is easy if you have time, LED's, wire and batteries...)

    cant remember the exact price, but you wont be disappointed.. im on a very tight budget, but im getting another Bobamaker helmet since they are that awesome

    you will find his stuff here... www.bobamaker.co.uk

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