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Title: MR Helmet update (pricing!)
Post by: jlee562 on March 22, 2006, 04:52:01 PM
(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wackychimp.com%2Fuploads%2Fmrhelmets_small.jpg&hash=2583b78039a1ebf25cbaf2a69d537b2ece3fe3a0)

From BingoBongo over on the RPF:
http://www.rpf.invisionzone.com/index.php?showtopic=107367

$99 for a Stormtrooper helmet?  I'm there.   That Boba Fett helmet looks mighty nice too, but I can't imagine spending that much on one.
Title: Re: MR Helmet update (pricing!)
Post by: PLO KOON on March 23, 2006, 02:33:36 AM
i'm not a boba fett fan... so I wouldn't get the helmet. Now... if only they'd lower the price for the Vader helmet. A CE version perhaps?? :)
Title: Re: MR Helmet update (pricing!)
Post by: darthmaddy on March 23, 2006, 04:29:11 AM
It would be cool if they made a plastic ROTS helmet (vacuuformed) for the CE.  That Stormtrooper CE is a heck of a deal if its accurate.  I wonder if it'll be cast off a hero or stunt?
Title: Re: MR Helmet update (pricing!)
Post by: jlee562 on March 23, 2006, 06:56:58 PM
It would be cool if they made a plastic ROTS helmet (vacuuformed) for the CE.  That Stormtrooper CE is a heck of a deal if its accurate.  I wonder if it'll be cast off a hero or stunt?

IIRC, the CE version is an "idealized" symmetrical version of the Stormie helmet that is neither cast of a hero nor a stunt.

But I'm no expert, I sit and stare at the pictures on starwarshelmets.com and can hardly ever find any difference between all the different versions.
Title: Re: MR Helmet update (pricing!)
Post by: ani104 on March 23, 2006, 11:18:32 PM
Those Helmets are AWSOME  :o and at 99 bucks....
Title: Re: MR Helmet update (pricing!)
Post by: WEDGE ANTILLES on March 24, 2006, 01:32:21 PM
on the MR blog they had a Q&A thing going for a while and one of the questions I remember was "..why can't MR make the FX sabers and the helmets cheaper for us to buy?"

the simple answer was : 
'..because MR is only liscenced to create collectibles and prop replicas ; NOT toys or costumes. 
MR can't introduce products at the same price-point as hasbro and Rubies,
because MR is not liscenced to compete with Hasbro and Rubies.   MR products are expensive, for a reason'

==> somehow, I doubt that the price of those CE's will be only $99.    *shrug*
( something tells me thats supposed to read "$199" (?)

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p.s: the picture they used is not a MR product, btw.   from the discussion in the link above,
it seems to be an unliscenced replica from a company that got a 'cease and decist' order from Lucas and was forced to stop making their "TK" helmet.
check the display stand

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fweb.ukonline.co.uk%2Fbingo275%2FJuly%2FSDS_ANH_stunt_11.jpg&hash=c67c69b58c3eceb3ee372fbd5f3326091dcc9f65)

http://web.ukonline.co.uk/bingo275/July/SDS_ANH_stunt_11.jpg <--click for full size

Title: Re: MR Helmet update (pricing!)
Post by: ani104 on March 24, 2006, 01:35:07 PM
Thanks for that Cobalt ;)
Title: Re: MR Helmet update (pricing!)
Post by: darthmaddy on March 24, 2006, 07:06:14 PM
I thought I read that the Stormtrooper CE and LE were going to be asymetrical and the EE was going to be symmetrical.  Pretty sure thats how its going to be.  I'll try to find it later, I'm at work right now.
Title: Re: MR Helmet update (pricing!)
Post by: ani104 on March 25, 2006, 12:05:43 AM
Were the ones in the movies asymetrical or symetrical  ???
Title: Re: MR Helmet update (pricing!)
Post by: darthmaddy on March 25, 2006, 03:09:12 AM
I don't think anything in the OT was symmetrical. :D  There were several different stormtrooper helmets.  Go check out STARWARSHELMETS.com.  That'll tell you everything you need to know about any helmet. ;)  SDS(Shepperton Design Studios) made the original helmets for the movies, I believe.
Title: Re: MR Helmet update (pricing!)
Post by: Dark Skywalker on March 25, 2006, 12:10:55 PM
In the OT DVD they talked about how the OT vader mask wasn't symetrical, so they were working on making the ROTS one symetrical.
Title: Re: MR Helmet update (pricing!)
Post by: ani104 on March 25, 2006, 12:43:10 PM
Ya, the OT Vader helmet wasn't symetrical, so the other OT ones probably weren't either.
Title: Re: MR Helmet update (pricing!)
Post by: Dark Skywalker on March 25, 2006, 12:43:47 PM
in ROTS it was
Title: Re: MR Helmet update (pricing!)
Post by: ani104 on March 25, 2006, 12:45:48 PM
Sorry, I meant in the OT  :-[
Title: Re: MR Helmet update (pricing!)
Post by: Dark Skywalker on March 25, 2006, 12:46:44 PM
it's alright
Title: Re: MR Helmet update (pricing!)
Post by: darthmaddy on March 27, 2006, 09:14:43 PM
Speaking of helmets, I think its about time I recieved my Clonetrooper helmet.  MR should be about done inspecting them. >:(
Title: Re: MR Helmet update (pricing!)
Post by: ani104 on March 28, 2006, 12:01:55 AM
You're getting a Clonetrooper helmet  :o, which one ???

Post pics when you get it ;)
Title: Re: MR Helmet update (pricing!)
Post by: Dark Skywalker on March 28, 2006, 11:26:48 AM
Check out these pics of a modified Clone Trooper Helmet:

http://photobucket.com/albums/f107/Goro_from_Japan/Utapau%20Shadow%20Trooper%20MR%20Clone%20bucket%20repaint/?start=all
Title: Re: MR Helmet update (pricing!)
Post by: darthmaddy on March 28, 2006, 08:40:19 PM
I'm getting the regular white one.  I have some armor that needs to be put together too.  Thinking of making a live size clonetrooper to stand next to my Vader.  That shadowtrooper job is pretty slick.  The LEDs really set it off.
Title: Re: MR Helmet update (pricing!)
Post by: darthmaddy on March 30, 2006, 03:58:27 PM
OMG they aren't even going to be shipped out this month.  "More information by April 20th."  I think I may ask for my money back and get another frickin LE saber.  This is getting ridiculous.  At least they'll know what mistakes not to make with future helmets.  I can't believe they're moving on to make a Boba helmet after they had so much trouble just getting out a plain white helmet.  Good luck MR.
Title: Re: MR Helmet update (pricing!)
Post by: Darthirishman on March 30, 2006, 05:38:39 PM
Well just look at the Fx-saber, so are not that accurate in size or sounds, like the Maul or the Mace, oh xxx there I go again complaing about the Maul sounds
Title: Re: MR Helmet update (pricing!)
Post by: ani104 on March 30, 2006, 10:56:39 PM
You could just get a Yoda LE to go with your Sidious if its taking really long :).
Title: Re: MR Helmet update (pricing!)
Post by: toos on April 06, 2006, 07:49:48 PM
yeah....I bought my luke rotj, and returned it 4 days later, becasue the sounds are the freekin same as my anakin's! ok ok, maybe the pitch is a slight bit lower...i should've gotten the Vader ESB, but now my cash is gone! :(
Title: Re: MR Helmet update (pricing!)
Post by: ani104 on April 08, 2006, 12:06:08 AM
Why on earth did you return it!