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ESB rebel trooper costume find

Postby Darthin » Wed May 18, 2016 8:31 am

Hi all,

Through my work documenting all Norwegian extras and crew who participated in the 1979 Finse shoot in Norway, I have been able to unearth- or should that be unsnow- several props used and kept by some of those involved. My most recent find is a screen-used vest (see screen capture) and gloves/boots combo, all from the same source. Even though the items are worn and incomplete, it's nice to know things like these still exist, as the rebel costumes largely were shredded and thrown away after the production ended. This one is now on its way to a collector who will preserve and display the pieces properly.

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Re: ESB rebel trooper costume find

Postby poncho » Wed May 18, 2016 9:15 am

Thats amazing.

So through your research you found these.

Did you not want these your self?

Have you a screen pic of the of the guy that wore these?

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Postby Darthin » Wed May 18, 2016 9:23 am

poncho wrote:Thats amazing.

So through your research you found these.

Did you not want these your self?

Have you a screen pic of the of the guy that wore these?


No, I'm not into props as such, this find was just a bonus and I am very happy to let true collectors have it. The owner/extra is shown in the screen capture in the top of the original post (center guy).
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Postby poncho » Wed May 18, 2016 10:27 am

Thats great. Youd think he would of kept them?

Thanks for sharing 8)

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Postby Clarkspie&chips » Wed May 18, 2016 9:18 pm

What a fantastic find and great to hear it's with a collector and not an investor!

Do you know much about the hoth costumes? I've always wanted one of the hats for when I hit the slopes. 8)

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Postby afsupplies » Thu May 19, 2016 12:32 pm

Don't know about the hats but the gloves are cut down fencing gloves.
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Re: ESB rebel trooper costume find

Postby SAVORY100 » Thu May 19, 2016 4:36 pm

:shock: :shock: :shock: WOW :shock: :shock: :shock:
Something like this would be awesome in my Hoth Rebel Soldier collection. So good to hear that they are with a collector with a specific interest and not just being sold on to the highest bidder - good work fella :D
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Postby ScruffyLookingNH » Fri May 20, 2016 12:02 pm

I'd give every MOC I own for these :shock: :shock: :shock: Just amazing, historical pieces. Great research, great find and amazing thing to do. I bet I know who the lucky recipient is if he's a forum member!

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Postby Darthin » Fri May 20, 2016 1:58 pm

The new owner is a discerning collector who thankfully takes the conservation and display bit very seriously. And the costume did go for a very decent sum in the end even if it was a bit beat up. Always a nice perk to have these items turn up during my research. I know for a fact there are more items out there...
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Re: ESB rebel trooper costume find

Postby andygo » Fri May 20, 2016 9:40 pm

Holy crap... how did I miss these !!!!!

Been looking for 20 years to add to my ensemble ..... !!! :-(

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Re: ESB rebel trooper costume find

Postby andygo » Fri May 20, 2016 9:42 pm

If you turn up anything else, I'm your man ....pretty please. ...

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Re: ESB rebel trooper costume find

Postby andygo » Sat May 21, 2016 11:58 am

If anyone else turns any hoth trooper bits up, please let me know ..... otherwise I'll be forced to release the Wampa !!! :-)

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Re: ESB rebel trooper costume find

Postby stormcab » Sun May 22, 2016 11:37 pm

That's the utter dogs bollocks. All those ones in the replies are also as amazing. Just wow.

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Re: ESB rebel trooper costume find

Postby stormcab » Sun May 22, 2016 11:51 pm

ScruffyLookingNH wrote:I'd give every MOC I own for these :shock: :shock: :shock: Just amazing, historical pieces. Great research, great find and amazing thing to do. I bet I know who the lucky recipient is if he's a forum member!


I've often pondered this question - would you swap your entire vintage collection for a certified screen used prop of equal or slightly higher value?

Maybe a cool little question to put on the main page?

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Re: ESB rebel trooper costume find

Postby ScruffyLookingNH » Sat May 28, 2016 6:49 pm

andygo wrote:Holy crap... how did I miss these !!!!!

Been looking for 20 years to add to my ensemble ..... !!! :(



I had money on the fact they'd gone to you. Bummer, that would have been an awesome addition. Loving the Wampa!


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