Wherever you decide to display it, I think I'd go with the light placement like that. It really captures the Emperor's look in ROTJ.
It's finally here! ! I finally received my Vader helmet today(#368). Even though it is only the Limited version, it still great. I was surprised that even though it was cleaned up, it still retains alot of "defects". I'll try to post pics of this and some of my other acquisitions hopefully soon.
Congrats, Snowtrooper! Having seen the Limited next to the Legend at Comic-Con, I appreciate them both (I saw them together at Wondercon in April but I was sick and don't remember them that well) but the Limited actually seemed more like the one I'd want to own, the brush strokes and little extra flaws on the Legend seemed cool but not quite the experience I'd want since it's a replica of one-off issues. Redford has the Limited at a great price of $200 off retail, that's what you got, right? You definitely shouldn't feel like you "only" got a Limited, that's for sure. So, did you have fun unboxing it? Can't wait to see the photos.
I finally unboxed the ANH Luke X-wing Helmet I won at Comic-Con (trivia question from eFX at the Lucaslicensing SW Collectibles Update panel, I was the only person who knew the answer), it's the first unboxing I've done on a helmet since I photographed the AOTC Clone Trooper helmet a few years ago (sadly I had to mail that piece along to the next outlet, it gave me a whole new appreciation for that helmet design). The X-wing helmet is very nice, I like the way the piece feels in-hand, it has substance even if that substance isn't accurate to the prop. The deco looks great aside from an insignia on the lower left "cheek" which looks lazy and wasn't in the film in anywhere I could see. Also the weathering is simply not accurate to any scene, but I like it this way as it looks like someone recently used it. Some of the inaccuracies I knew about are there like the off-center V and the placement of the Rebel insignia, pretty nice. Without the leather ear pads I was able to wear it even, and it's no wonder Luke had to use the Force to make that shot! I'm not so sure about the angle of the mic cable sticking out of the lining, but otherwise it's quite a nice setup. Assembling the stand correctly was a little challenging because there's a small clear washer and it required logic to discern where it went, also I dislodged the metal base of the chief acrylic and had to realign it. It's already gotten a lot of attention from my guests, I have it on the table with a bunch of my birthday and Comic-Con hauls but it still stands out. So there you have it, my first helmet replica, even though it's eFX and not fan-made.
Oh, and it's #727/750.
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The use of a lightsaber does not make one a Jedi, it is the ability to not use it.