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Offline Morgbug

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Shepperton Helmets
« on: October 5, 2004, 10:13 PM »
I would love to have one of these beauties but the price is, ah, a little steep.  Anyone planning on picking one of these up?  Need a lottery win over here.
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Re: Hey buddy, need a helmet?
« Reply #1 on: October 5, 2004, 10:28 PM »
Yikes! A little pricey for me too, sure nice though. Maybe Matt may want one, he can add that to his collecting needs list!  ;D

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Re: Hey buddy, need a helmet?
« Reply #2 on: October 7, 2004, 06:19 PM »
I came moments away from getting one of the first 50 made, I kind of regret that now...
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Question about Shepperton helmets.
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2004, 02:30 AM »
Are these liscensed products? ???

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Re: Question about Shepperton helmets.
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2004, 02:29 AM »
Uhm... ???

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Re: Question about Shepperton helmets.
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2004, 03:36 AM »
According to their website:  (SDS Props)

"In 1976...Andrew Ainsworth and Shepperton Design Studios created the original helmets and armour for the greatest sci-fi fantasy film of all time.

Now, almost 30 years on and for the FIRST time ever, YOU can own an exclusive 1:1 collectable replica of the original movie helmets.

Made by the original prop-maker
From the original moulds.

Produced and endorsed by Andrew Ainsworth at Shepperton Design Studio's, these unique props offer collectors a rare opportunity of owning some of the most iconic designs of modern cinema."

Despite this acclaim, I can't find anywhere on the site that actually says they are LICENSED (although, I've always just assumed they were).

That other website  :P is supposed to have a review here, but the website is down at this moment.

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Re: Question about Shepperton helmets.
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2004, 12:21 PM »
I haven't seen any mention of these being 'official' in terms of being liscensed.

... and that 'review' is more like a paid advertisement, but at $800 I suppose there'd best not be too many complaints.  :P

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Re: Question about Shepperton helmets.
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2005, 11:55 AM »
This is a foggy area. They are official in the sense that they are made from the molds still owned by the original designer, so in that sense they're licensed by the creator. Definitely wouldn't consider them bootlegs. Not sure if they fit in the realm of Lucas licensing, since the design and molds are owned by Shepperton Studios.

That's how I understand it at least...
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