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Jedi Master Silas
11-12-2002, 06:54 PM
I saw somewhere that Don Post isnt a licensed with Lucas anymore. Why? I loved his masks and statues. Whos making items like he made now? Rubies (masks)?

derek
11-12-2002, 11:46 PM
i may be wrong but i think rubies bought out don post. if they didn't, someone else did.

Jedi Master Silas
11-13-2002, 05:18 AM
Really?? Most of the Rubies stuff I've seen is cheap looking while Don Post items were very nice...hummmm

stillakid
11-13-2002, 04:22 PM
I believe that it is Rubies. Don Post took a bath on the Ep I line due to non-interest. It helps to have a good movie to help sell your product. It's too bad too. Their Ep I stuff did look really good. My overall favorites were the Deluxe Editions, of which I have two (Vader and Biker Scout). Expensive, but molded from the costume originals. I haven't heard much about what Rubies will do.

If you're really interested in getting quality masks or costumes, you're better off finding some customizers. Start looking at www.501st.com and asking around. Unless it's something really bizarre you're looking for, chances are somebody as already done it and will make you one. :)

Patient Zero
11-13-2002, 04:31 PM
Well, I bought the Plo Koon mask and I have no complaints about it. Then again I'm not knowledgable on the best mask material so I can't say how it will hold up over time.

Jedi Master Silas
11-13-2002, 08:15 PM
I contacted 501st awhile back about one of the steps in making stormtrooper armor.

I have masks by both Rubies and Don Post. I'm not saying Rubies is awful...not at all...just my Don POst items are much nicer, more authentic looking, and better built. :)

Jayspawn
11-14-2002, 12:43 AM
I'm an old fan of Don Post myself. I have the Scout Trooper, Boba Fett and X-Wing helmets and am very pleased with them. I wish I got the Stormtrooper helmet when I had the chance.

Jedi Master Silas
11-14-2002, 06:41 PM
Hey Jay near my Mom's old home there was this 5 and dime type clearance store which had everything but nothing. I bought a Watto Don Post latex there for $5 with the tags still attached and my Stormtrooper helmet for $10 with a dinged up box. I have alot of Don Post items but those are my fav's because we got such a good deal.