stormtrooper helmet?

  1. #1

    stormtrooper helmet?

    This one:
    http://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Stor...7864521&sr=8-1
    or..
    this one:
    http://www.toynk.com/product/HKU-STO...RMTR-C&utm_sou rce=gbase&utm_medium=CPC&utm_content=&utm_campaign =HKU-STORMTR-C

    The lenses on the second one are too see through, and the lenses on the first one i've heard you can barely see through.
    Can someone give me a heads up on these helmets? I wanna know what i might expect if i do get one. If you own one, or know someone who has one and you know from secondhand experience, please let me know thank you.
    Bottomline: which one is better?

  2. #2
    Muad'Dib's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 2003
    From
    Cookeville, TN
    Posts
    1,289

    Re: stormtrooper helmet?

    The first one will be WAY small. We're talking unwearable.
    I can't say anything abou the second one other than it looks really inaccurate?
    What are you planning to use it for?

  3. #3

    Re: stormtrooper helmet?

    well just for halloween later this year. just looking for something that fits and looks good. by the way, do you actually own one?
    Last edited by shanechoi; Jun 30, 2010 at 12:30 AM.

  4. #4
    Cold's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 2010
    From
    Victoria, BC
    Posts
    63

    Re: stormtrooper helmet?

    I agree with Muad that neither helmet is all that accurate. But if you're in a crowd that doesn't have the eye for detail for that type of thing, either will work fine.

    With that in mind for esthetics, the Rubies helmet (#1) has always reminded me of the Staypuft Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters.

    My opinion of helmet #2 is that it's easier on the eyes. Don't worry about the lenses. I would expect they would be simple enough to pop out and replace with a dark green welder's mask/faceshield. You normally don't have to pay much for that $10-$15 for one. I can't really give any info on the quality of material or fit of the helmet. I've never heard of that maker until your post.

    Good luck with your decision!

  5. #5
    Muad'Dib's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 2003
    From
    Cookeville, TN
    Posts
    1,289

    Re: stormtrooper helmet?

    I have only seen the first one in the stores. #1 looks to be from the same mold as the one that used to be offered at STAR TOURS. It in all honestly probably wouldn't fit a 7 year old.
    #2 may be a two-piece like the Rubie's Jango. I have one that my stepson bashes aound the house in. I'll take a shot of it tonight after work.

  6. #6
    SlabFett's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 2008
    From
    Banks, Oregon
    Posts
    217

    Re: stormtrooper helmet?

    Is that the price range that you want? I have a much nicer ROTJ TE that I would be willing to sell, but it would cost more.

  7. #7

    Re: stormtrooper helmet?

    fix-storm-jpg second one is more accurate, but sizewise is a good question

  8. #8

    Re: stormtrooper helmet?

    Nachtinis said: View Post
    fix-storm-jpg second one is more accurate, but sizewise is a good question
    I like the one in the picture.

  9. #9

    Re: stormtrooper helmet?

    SlabFett said: View Post
    Is that the price range that you want? I have a much nicer ROTJ TE that I would be willing to sell, but it would cost more.
    how much are you selling for?

  10. #10

    Re: stormtrooper helmet?

    what do you guys think of this one?:
    http://www.costumersnetwork.com/prod...-helmet-adult/
    Im not sure if this is different from the first one, can you guys fill me in on this one?

  11. #11

    Re: stormtrooper helmet?

    This helmet looks like Rubies ROTJ version and is very ugly , Rubies and MR are not screen accurate helmets. Stormtrooper's helmet is an asymmetric.
    On this page you will see the difference:
    http://www.starwarshelmets.com/origi...or-helmets.htm
    Few offers helmets on ebay:
    http://cgi.ebay.pl/Stormtrooper-Armo...item3a5bba7fdf
    http://cgi.ebay.pl/TK-ANH-Stormtroop...item45f305d223
    http://cgi.ebay.pl/Star-wars-1-1-mov...item2eae0bdac1
    http://cgi.ebay.pl/Star-Wars-ANH-1-1...item3cae90fa0f

  12. #12

    Re: stormtrooper helmet?

    Actually, that helmet from costumers network does not look like a rubies. It actually says the manufacturer is "bump in the night productions". Never heard of them,but that looks like a very accurate ROTJ helmet. The ROTJ helmets looked "off" compared to the ANH and ESB helmets. I personally dont care for them that much, but thats just my opinion. Only thing id be concerned about buying from this place is that you will end up with a helmet that doesnt match the picture. Something that may be an actual rubies. They say they are officially licensed,but i dont know about that. Im actully going to post that link on the offical 501st stormtrooper detachment board and see if anyone there knows anything about this one.

    If you seriously want a nice accurate helmet, and arent afraid to spend $200ish, PM me and ill point you in the right direction. Most of those e-bay links are recasters and your better off with known makers. the "Vacuum-dis!" one is the better choice of those auctions.

Similar Threads

  1. ********
    By Lufo1138 in forum Star Wars Costumes
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: Oct 10, 2009, 7:32 PM
  2. CAP ANH Stunt Stormtrooper Helmet
    By HeadlessHunter in forum Star Wars Costumes
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: Aug 5, 2009, 11:51 PM
  3. Stormtrooper Helmet Build
    By CombatBaby in forum Star Wars Costumes
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: Aug 3, 2009, 5:55 PM
  4. Stormtrooper Fx helmet
    By CombatBaby in forum The Sarlacc Pit
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: Dec 4, 2008, 11:42 AM
  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •