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Hey Everyone! Many of our customers have been asking for us to make a official Facebook page and we did just that last week! You can click here to LIKE our page! We will be posting collectibles news, new pre-orders and specials on this page daily! It’s a new page so give us a little time to get it up to speed!
To kick it off, for Star Wars fans we have a new special, Preorder the eFX Star Wars ROTJ Scout Trooper Helmet Replica and LIKE our page and put the comments of your order “I Saw the Preorder Link on our Facebook Page” and once we Verify it, we will ship this Helmet Free to anyone who lives in the Contiguous US 48 States.
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– Master patterns made from the original wood patterns made by Industrial Light and Magic
– Worldwide Edition Size: To be determined by pre-order
– Quality fiberglass, plastic and metal construction
– Front visor pivots open
– Full scale 1:1 replica
– Fully padded interior
– EFX display base
– Numbered plaque
– Prop Story/Certificate Authenticity
The Imperial Scout Troopers were a specially trained garrison of the Stormtroopers. They were outfitted with light armor which made them more mobile and efficient for their reconnaissance duties. The signature piece of equipment utilized by the Scout Troopers was the 74-Z Speeder Bike, thus earning them the nickname “Biker Scouts”
The Scout Troopers were first seen in the Star Wars saga in Episode VI: Return of the Jedi on the planet of Endor where the uncompleted, but fully functional, new Death Stars’ shield generator was located. A team of rebels that included Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca, C-3PO and R2-D2 with the help of the Ewoks, defeated the scout troopers and stormtrooper and destroyed the shield generator, allowing Lando Calrissian and the X-wing pilot to once again destroy the empire’s mighty Death Star.
The Biker Scout helmet and armor was designed by Nilos Rodis-Jamero. As with many of the imperial helmets made not only for this production, but for the entire original trilogy, this helmet was made in vacuum formed ABS plastic. The beautiful master patterns were a piece of art in themselves, as they were made in wood, like the way toys patterns were made back before the digital age. The symbols and markings on the helmet were hand applied decals. You can see the lineage of these elements to the original stormtrooper helmets first seen in Star WarsEpisode IV: A New Hope. This helmet had the unique feature of the pivoting visor, even though you never saw the helmet with the visor up. The unique symbol seen on the side of the visor was designed by ILM’s Pete Ronzani. The symbol was actually a logo he designed for his own personal business card. If you turn the symbol clockwise 90°, you can see his initials “P A R”!
The EFX master patterns were made from these original wood patterns, thus there was no digital scanning or 3D modeling used to produce this helmet. Thus, this is the most accurate reproduction of the Scout Trooper helmet possible. We even had an original decal sheet of the symbols and markings to produce our decals.
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The winner of the Wedge Antilles X-Wing Pilot Helmet from our good friends at eFX is Kyle S. from NE! Check back next week as we kick off a new giveaway!
Thanks to all who entered and be sure to click here and see all the images and ordering info at efxcollectibles.com