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bobafrett
02-15-2004, 06:46 PM
Okay, today I was at a collectors store. While I was browsing through the selections, I came across the Riddell helmets of Boba Fett, and a Stormtrooper. I asked the clerk how much the helmets were going for. She told me that the Stormtrooper was $35 and the Boba Fett was $45. I had paid over $100 on eBay for the Stormtrooper. I told the clerk this, and she said that the ones they had their were a second release, that were released about 2 years ago. She asked if I knew which version of the Stormtrooper helmet I had. My question is, how do I tell which version I have? I mean it's not like I can send the Riddell Stormtrooper helmet I have for a full refund, then buy the one at the store, but I would like to know if I have one from the original release. I did pick up the Boba Fett, but I put it on Lay Away. I put $11 down on it, and still have a balance, and I do intend on picking it up later next month. After all, if I change my mind, they have a no refund policy.

Thanks in advance.

Jayspawn
02-16-2004, 05:28 PM
I didnt think there were any re-releases of the mini helmets. Even if there were I dont know if there would be any way to tell them apart.

dr_evazan22
02-16-2004, 06:15 PM
Like Jayspawn, I don't think that they were re-released. I know that I got most of mine about 3 years ago from KBkids.com for around $30 - 40 each, then the Stormie I paid about $90 for in a collectors shop.

[DSS]Pedr0
02-16-2004, 06:31 PM
I didnt think there were any re-releases of the mini helmets. Even if there were I dont know if there would be any way to tell them apart.
They might have been reissues, but nothing was changed on them. Thats probably what it was.

bobafrett
02-16-2004, 11:41 PM
After asking this question, I went over and looked at the bottom of my Stormtrooper helmets base. It gives a date of 1997, but so does the C-3PO, and the Vader. I would like to pick up the remaining helmet(s), but I'm not sure how many more there are. I know there is a Rebel pilots helmet, any others I am missing?

I am going to get the Bobafett, and I have the Stormie, 3PO, and Vader.

[DSS]Pedr0
02-16-2004, 11:44 PM
After asking this question, I went over and looked at the bottom of my Stormtrooper helmets base. It gives a date of 1997, but so does the C-3PO, and the Vader. I would like to pick up the remaining helmet(s), but I'm not sure how many more there are. I know there is a Rebel pilots helmet, any others I am missing?

I am going to get the Bobafett, and I have the Stormie, 3PO, and Vader.The line consisted of Boba, Stormtrooper, X-Wing Pilot, C-3PO and Vader. On eBay from time to time , I see CUSTOM helmets done of Jango and the Other Rogue Squadron Pilots. Not bad a job and price, for around $50-$100.

bobafrett
02-16-2004, 11:47 PM
Thanks [DSS]Pedro, I sent you a PM!

[DSS]Pedr0
02-16-2004, 11:50 PM
Thanks [DSS]Pedro, I sent you a PM!Got it and replied.
I am a little disappointed in the Armory Collection from Gentle Giants. I was actually hoping for a detailed helmet that would Rival the Riddell Helmets. But being that they are only 1/6 scale, meh.

bobafrett
02-17-2004, 12:04 AM
Pedr0']Got it and replied.
I am a little disappointed in the Armory Collection from Gentle Giants. I was actually hoping for a detailed helmet that would Rival the Riddell Helmets. But being that they are only 1/6 scale, meh.

Yes, even though they are going for 2 for $30 I believe. I am impressed with the Riddell helmets, I remember seeing them years ago at a comic collector shop in the Mall of America. I paced back and fourth wondering if I should pick up one or two of them, but in the end walked away with none. It was a matter of cash flow, and I was on vacation then.

[DSS]Pedr0
02-17-2004, 12:07 AM
Yes, even though they are going for 2 for $30 I believe. I am impressed with the Riddell helmets, I remember seeing them years ago at a comic collector shop in the Mall of America. I paced back and fourth wondering if I should pick up one or two of them, but in the end walked away with none. It was a matter of cash flow, and I was on vacation then.Dont get me wrong tho, the detail in the pics is outstanding and I will most likely pick them up, I like BIGGER scale collectibles. :D

JediTricks
02-18-2004, 12:28 AM
I have all the Riddell Helmets, they're definitely gems in my collection (even 3PO's head which is the short man on the totem pole being half-hidden behind some old CDs ;)), I picked up most from KBKids who were clearancing them, the others were gifts IIRC.

These were never re-released, they had one release, the price was sadly too steep for the market, they faded away, and then were clearanced through the KBKids website at $35 a piece.

bobafrett
02-18-2004, 09:17 AM
Well, if anyone has an extra rebel helmet, and would be willing to part with it, this is the only one I need to complete my collection. Well, that, and a Bears Riddell mini helmet!

Jayspawn
02-18-2004, 11:04 AM
So are the Gentle Giant Helmets going to be around the same size as the Riddle Helmets? Is that correct?

2 for $30 is a good price. I'll need to buy more shelves.

bobafrett
02-18-2004, 11:14 AM
No Jatspawn, from what I understand, the Gentle Giant offerings are a scale to fit a 12" hasbro figure scale.

[DSS]Pedr0
02-18-2004, 03:34 PM
No Jatspawn, from what I understand, the Gentle Giant offerings are a scale to fit a 12" hasbro figure scale.
Thanks bobafrett for going out of your way to help in in acquiring one of the last pieces I need from this line. With the ebay prices going thru the roof I didnt think I would ever get it. THANKS ALOT BUDDY! :D

bobafrett
02-18-2004, 10:38 PM
Happy to help out if I can!

[DSS]Pedr0
02-26-2004, 07:14 PM
Finally Completed this line today with the arrival of my X-Wing Helmet for $60!! :D

bobafrett
02-27-2004, 01:26 AM
Pedr0']Finally Completed this line today with the arrival of my X-Wing Helmet for $60!! :D

Where did you pick that one up at DSS? EBay? Online e-tailer? Other?

[DSS]Pedr0
02-27-2004, 06:29 AM
Where did you pick that one up at DSS? EBay? Online e-tailer? Other?One of the guys on the RS forums knew I was looking for one. He offered it up to me.