Stormtrooper Helmet Episode IV Limited Edition (Full-Size) – By Master Replicas. Comes from a smoke free environment and was part of a private collection. Despite an original declaration that the run would be 2,500 (as per the numbered LE plaques), only 1,048 were actually made. This is a rare ARTIST PROOF not many LE stormtrooper helmets have been listed for sale let alone a ARTIST PROOF. This helmets price dictates the rareity of this piece. This helmet did NOT include a Tom Hodges art print. History of the Design (original text from MR). Do not ask Fearless and unswervingly loyal to the Emperor, Stormtroopers are the most recognized symbol of Imperial might. Encased in white armor over black body gloves, Stormtroopers make up the bulk of Palpatine’s ground-based armies and the space-based Imperial starfleet. Their fearsome looking helmets allow the soldiers to breathe in the harshest of environments, including the vacuum of space, and are equipped with long range communications allowing these elite shock troops to be deployed with speed and efficiency to quell insurrections and maintain order across the many worlds of the Empire. The distinctive design of the Stormtrooper was originally created by concept artist Ralph McQuarrie in 1975. McQuarrie designed several versions of the look of the Empire’s general infantry. During pre-production of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, several versions of the Stormtrooper helmet were prototyped for George Lucas to review. The various elements that George liked from each version were incorporated into the final, menacing form we know today. As the original helmet was hand sculpted, it was asymmetrical in geometry and had the infamous “sty” beneath the right eye. Approximately 60 helmets were simply made from vacuum formed polyethylene and painted white for Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. A number of these helmets were modified for use in Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back, and additional helmets were later made for Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi. To ensure that your Master Replicas Stormtrooper helmet retained all of the subtle nuances of the hand-sculpted original, our engineers digitally scanned and cast a surviving original helmet to recreate this iconic piece for your Star Wars replica collection. Master Replicas would like to thank the Kurtz/Joiner archive for supplying an original helmet to help us recreate this important piece of Star Wars history. This item is in the category “Toys & Hobbies\Action Figures & Accessories\Action Figures”. The seller is “bananaslug220″ and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.
- Type: Action Figure
- Character: Stormtrooper
- Featured Person/Artist: Helmet