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Newbie - Looking to buy stormtrooper helmet

Posted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 12:58 pm
by mummytwo
Hello

My husband is a massive Star Wars fan, and I would love to buy him a Stormtrooper Replica Helmet for Xmas (authentic), but, have no
idea where to buy from.

I have had a look online and found a company 'Shepperton Design" at around £250-£500. Would you recommend this company ?

Can you recommend any other companies also.

Many thanks in advance.

Re: Newbie - Looking to buy stormtrooper helmet

Posted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 1:14 pm
by lejackal
I don't think there is much love for them on here from a few members as the claims on the site are misleading.

Are you on facebook? If so I would recommend a group called 'The Cargo Hold' as a lot of members there have them.

There will of course be people on here that can help you out.

Cool present idea btw!

Re: Newbie - Looking to buy stormtrooper helmet

Posted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 1:17 pm
by MarkG
I wouldn't give that Shepperton Studios the time of day let alone hard earned cash. The bloke is a liar and takes credit for other people's work... and as for using the original moulds... this is rubbish too.

Your best bet is RS Props. They use direct linkage from a screen used helmet so you can't find better.. however.. if you're wanting one for Christmas you might have left it a bit late. Worth a try though.

Re: Newbie - Looking to buy stormtrooper helmet

Posted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 1:48 pm
by Bonsai_Tree_Ent
If you're looking for one that is a bit more a fun costume than a serious replica, then at £74.99 with 'voice changer' this is a good value buy...

https://forbiddenplanet.com/205504-star ... 7QodRIEC2w

Re: Newbie - Looking to buy stormtrooper helmet

Posted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 2:05 pm
by mummytwo
Thank you so much for your input, I will look into 'The Cargo Hold' on facebook,
and I'll also look at RS Props.

Thank you again.

Re: Newbie - Looking to buy stormtrooper helmet

Posted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 2:10 pm
by SublevelStudios
Master Replicas did a really good version:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Master-Replic ... Sw44BYNDg5

I had one of these on display and it really looks awesome. If you shop around you might get one cheaper.

Re: Newbie - Looking to buy stormtrooper helmet

Posted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 2:40 pm
by SAVORY100
The Anovos ones are very good, but you will need to find one stocked in the UK as their direct shipping can take months!

Re: Newbie - Looking to buy stormtrooper helmet but were from ?

Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:10 pm
by Doomseeker
Welcome to the forum!

I would steer clear of Shepperton Design Studios, long story but ethics play a big part in why to avoid.

I have recently purchased a helmet from RS Props, their Stormtrooper helmet is cast directly from a helmet used in A New Hope. The only issue you might have is time! I would imagine a ready made completed helmet will be loonger than the few weeks left before christmas.

http://www.rspropmasters.com/

Alternative is the recently released Black Series Helemt from Hasbro, think this is available in Toys R Us, Amazon etc....

Hope this helps

Re: Newbie - Looking to buy stormtrooper helmet but were from ?

Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:29 pm
by Robstyley
I've seen them by a company called EFX. I think their Stormtrooper helmets are about £200 and look pretty good.

Re: Newbie - Looking to buy stormtrooper helmet but were from ?

Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:34 pm
by SAVORY100
Appears to be a double post...

http://www.starwarsforum.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=32180&p=427758#p427758

Could an Admin please merge as time allows.

Re: Newbie - Looking to buy stormtrooper helmet but were from ?

Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:00 pm
by av6
RS Props. Nuff said.

http://www.rspropmasters.com/

Also, Hasbro are bringing out a Black Series full size Stormtrooper helmet shortly for around £100. They're pretty decent value and will rocket in price once they've been discontinued. Keep in mind though that it will be a symmetrical helmet. If you want an authentic one with the lumps and bumps, then as fore mentioned, go with RS Props.
There was a guy around about two years ago that went by the name of Mac Props that produced helmets. I bought a couple from him and I was most pleased. Decent price too. I think he was getting a bit of flack from the anal community and wrapped.

Here's the Black Series helmet. Grab one while you can.
https://forbiddenplanet.com/205504-star ... 7Qodre4A_Q