Rubies Helmet Review


GATER

Active Hunter
You can make a rubies look great if you put some time into it. For most people it's just to small of a helmet, but if it fits you and it looks proportionately correct, go for it. Start with a new paint job, black pinstriping around the crown of the helmet, new visor, maybe a few additions to the inside of the helmet, fans, mics, etc. Take a look at Mirax's helmet to see the possibilities, hers looks great.
 
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Prymer13

Well-Known Hunter
Ok, thanks for the input...now as far as making it into an accurate Boba Fett ROTJ helmet? How close is it, dent aside.

Darren
 
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Appolo_50

Guest
some people have made rubies jango's look really good... for the rest of us with less talent they are only good for coasters :p seriously though it wouldn't work very well for a Boba... to hard to do the dent and everything. Although I think Rubies has some boba helmets but I'm not sure.
 
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Omega Man

Active Hunter
The costume store here has 2 different jango helmets one is vinyl like my Don Post...the other is 2 pieces hard plastic, i believe both are Rubies :puke
 
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METALLBOY

Active Hunter
In my honest opinion the Rubies Jango helmet is ,bad,bad,bad.
If your lookig to customize it then I guess you an have a little fun with it.
 
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Michigan Jaster

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In my humble opinion, the Rubies Jango is good for a starter helmet. Someday, I want to get my hands on a DP '95 to modify it, but for now and for the price, I love my Rubies. It's a little harder to put a visor into, because the visors on eBay are about an 1" too long, but with a dremel, you can make it work. Also, I have made some mods to mine, adding LED's and a fan to provide some better venthilation. make sure to use Plasti-Weld, instead of superglue to hold your visor, i've had bad luck with superglue on Roto-cast vinyl.
 
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Star Wars Chick

Sr Hunter
It was decent for my first helmet but after having a DP95, it sucks. Depends on what you can afford and what you have to compare it to.
 
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shawnpane

Active Hunter
Yes!!!!
The Number one answer is???????
How much money can you part with at the time!!!!
 
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Komar

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Can you substantiate why you think the Rubies helmets are "bad,bad,bad"? I mean, that's not a horribly helpful description ;)
 
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Foxbatkllr

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It's way too small and it's very short height wise, leaving the chin exposed on many people.
 
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BoJangleFett

Active Hunter
You can modify a Rubies in a lot of ways but if you strip down a DP helmet and a Rubies down to the bone....you'll see a few positives leaning toward the DP. Size and length are sure to stand out. (That sounded kind of porno didn't it?)
In my case, I bought the Rubies Deluxe thinking I'm getting all the bells and whistles. I was happy when I got it but after the spell wore off....I started to feel like I was getting screwed because this isn't the same Helmet that was advertised. But it was. That's when I accidently found this site because I was trying to find any reference pics for Jango so I can fix up the helmet the right way. I would jump all over a DP 95 but when you have the money, there are none to be found and vise versa. Also, DP as far as I was told didn't make anymore Boba helmets. So...I took a shot in the dark thinking the Rubies was just as good as a DP. If the only choice is a Rubies...then be prepared to roll up your sleeves and put some elbow grease into it. If you want to install computer fans in a Rubies......good luck.
 
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Star Wars Chick

Sr Hunter
After having owned one and then owned some that are much nicer, I can now say it is bad. It is just too small, and I'm 5'2" and is just poorly shaped. Granted, it was super cheap and when $ is tight, you have to suck it up but I've come to realize that some things are worth waiting for a doing them right and the bucket is definitely one of them.
 
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Komar

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What about a DP '96? I've seen that the 1997's aren't very good, but the '95 helmets are hard to come by. I think they're more expensive, too, so I'm looking at a '96.

I've got a Rubies on its way, but I've got a big head, so I'm already looking to upgrade before I even try it on ;)

(Email me if you're in the market for a Rubies, heh.)

Also, how close do Boba's and Jango's helmets actually match, in size and shape (not colour or damage)? Boba's looks flatter on top, I think...
 
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Michigan Jaster

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I take back everything I said about the Rubies. I finally saw some pics with the helmet on and it's too short and too small for a person with a larger head. I have gotten my hands on a '95 DP and a fiberglass helmet from JD. I love my JD helmet and would never think about ever going back to a Rubies. Save your money and get a fiberglass helm from JD.
 
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askywalker98

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Hey everyone, I'm new here.

Are the Rubies Jango helmets kind of dull? I was looking at some pictures of them on ebay and they looked like they dont have that metallic shine that other jango helmets have.

Thanks
-Anthony
 
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Komar

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I'm 6'3", with a fairly long, thin head. (I think my hat size is around 7 1/2.) The only problem I have with my Rubies helmet are the cheek indentations from the inside. They make it a bit difficult to put on the helmet, and extremely hard while wearing my glasses. On the other hand, unless I'm trying to swallow a watermelon, my chin doesn't fall lower than the base of the helmet.

I don't understand that people find this mask too short. Too narrow, maybe, but this helmet should fit nicely on a smaller head. Slicing out the area where the visor doesn't cover (in front of the mouth) and adding a full, proper visor should fix the shape somewhat.

(There's a lot of excess plastic around the visor hole, which should probably be cut away as well, to expand the view while wearing it.)

I suppose a true, smaller-headed artisan could do well with a Rubies, despite their inferiority. (Even a DP '95 needs a lot of work, right?)
 
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Komar

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I just tried my Rubies on again:

Okay, I was wrong - it is too short. However, that's only really if I open my mouth as wide as I can...

I haven't worn this one too often because the cheeks push in on my face, but I still don't think it'll be a huge problem for smaller Jangos.

On the other hand, I did pay about $20 less for a DP '96 on eBay than I did for this one, and I saw about three of them while cruising the auctions last night ('95s and/or '96s I think), so for that reason alone, I'd recommend a DP. Well, not just that reason, but if a Rubies fits, no sense going broke shelling out for a new helmet. Either way, there's a lot of work to do.
 
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Foxbatkllr

Well-Known Hunter
The helmet can make or break a costume. A tiny Rubies on an average sized or larger man significantly degrades the costume IMO.
 
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