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    Aug 26, 2014, 10:04 PM - looking to buy #1

    im looking to buy a nice, wearable boba fett helmet. I want it to be almost movie quality, doesn't necessarily have to 501 specs. where can I get one? is anyone here selling one? my budget is around $300 depending on the quality of helmet.
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    Aug 26, 2014, 10:19 PM - Re: looking to buy #2

    Check the cargo hold. Movie quality helmets with accurate paint jobs don't come cheap. There will probably be a good wait if you start off with a kit and either paint it yourself or have someone paint it for you.

    search function will also be a good feature to use in the future.
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    Aug 26, 2014, 10:51 PM - #3

    I've searched and a lot of people either sell complete costumes or part outs here. no one really sells the helmet. I'm a pretty busy guy and am not really a good craftsman so yeah for me purchasing one is easier.

    I saw this guy on ebay who dos helmets and is asking $300 to produce one.

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    does this look legit?
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    Aug 26, 2014, 11:37 PM - Re: looking to buy #4

    At a distance, it would look just fine. For a fan but not a discerning collector, it would be fine. However, the glass looks really thick around the visor, and it looks like there's some warping of the mandibles.
    The fact that he's not actually selling the pictured helmet, but is advertising a paint job that is 'similar' kind of gets my antennae up.

    My advice: stay a while, and do some research on the helmets getting paint in the helmet threads. Find out who makes them, and find out who paints them for customers. Send PM's to them, and see what they charge. Figure out what you are willing to pay, and talk to the painters and makers. They might make you a deal if it's too rich for you.
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    Aug 27, 2014, 9:22 AM - Re: looking to buy #5

    Yeah, I wouldn't buy that helmet for multiple reasons. If you have patience you can get yourself a much better bucket with accurate paint job especially if you raise your budget by $100-200.
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    Aug 27, 2014, 11:26 AM - Re: looking to buy #6

    Simple answer don't jump on anything if you don't know what it is. Also you aren't allowed to post ebay links that aren't your own.
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    Aug 27, 2014, 2:08 PM - Re: looking to buy #7

    Why is your screen name glowing green, Fett4Real?
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    Aug 27, 2014, 2:10 PM - Re: looking to buy #8

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    Aug 27, 2014, 2:10 PM - Re: looking to buy #9

    Staff member...Just noticed that too
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    Aug 27, 2014, 2:36 PM - Re: looking to buy #10

    Fancy!
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    Aug 29, 2014, 2:56 AM - Re: looking to buy #11

    my budget went up $100 lol. the discernible quality between some of the high end helmets and crap low end ones is day and night.
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    Sep 7, 2014, 3:48 PM - Re: looking to buy #12

    Quote chunticakes said: View Post
    im looking to buy a nice, wearable boba fett helmet. I want it to be almost movie quality, doesn't necessarily have to 501 specs. where can I get one? is anyone here selling one? my budget is around $300 depending on the quality of helmet.
    I have a helmet I'm selling. I've had it since 96' and I never really wore it. Just kind of displayed it for all these years. Shoot me N email if you're still looking for one and I can send pics. I'll definitely sell within your budget.
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    Sep 19, 2014, 4:59 PM - Re: looking to buy #13

    im going to mold my helmet soon. Maby if it turns out nice i can sell you a cast really cheap. keep an eye on my thread and se how it turns out..

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