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Offline JesseVader08

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Re: Tomy Mini Gashapon Helmets
« Reply #15 on: January 20, 2006, 02:29 AM »
I received an e-mail from AFX stating that they are expecting these in May 2006.

http://www.shopafx.com/stwamihecaof.html

Star Wars Mini Helmets Case of 24 includes:
10 x Darth Vader Helmet
10 x Stormtrooper Helmet
10 x C-3P0 Head
6 x Tie Figher Pilot Helmet
6 x X-Wing Pilot Helmet
4 x Rebel Fleet Helmet
2 x Biggs Darklighter Helmet

Imported from Japan, Tomy's Star Wars mini helmets are 1/6 scale plastic that include a base for display. These individual helmets are blind-boxed and come in a 24-piece countertop display.

Regular Price: $143.99  Preorder Price $129.59


Of course, that adds up to 48, not 24, so I guess you'd divide it all by 2:

5 x Darth Vader Helmet
5 x Stormtrooper Helmet
5 x C-3P0 Head
3 x Tie Figher Pilot Helmet
3 x X-Wing Pilot Helmet
2 x Rebel Fleet Helmet
1 x Biggs Darklighter Helmet




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Re: Tomy Mini Gashapon Helmets
« Reply #16 on: January 27, 2006, 06:27 PM »
Gentle Giant has decided to import these for sale in the US.  I guess Gentle Giant has decided to go this route instead of designing their own, as was in the works many moons ago.

Read the news here and order them here.

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Re: Tomy Mini Gashapon Helmets
« Reply #17 on: January 27, 2006, 07:52 PM »
That's kinda lame for them to decide (2 years later, no less) to just import these instead of releasing them on their own... I wonder what happened to the 50 helmets they supposedly had in the works? And I wonder what happened to the 2-pack idea...  :-\

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Re: Tomy Mini Gashapon Helmets
« Reply #18 on: April 28, 2006, 09:11 PM »
8-packs of these are now in stock at EE:

"Only by purchasing the display case of 24 mystery helmets (GE9004AA) are you guaranteed to receive all seven helmets."

Is anyone still interested in these? 
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Re: Tomy Mini Gashapon Helmets
« Reply #19 on: May 10, 2006, 05:09 PM »
I just picked up a couple of the TIE Pilot helmets.  8) I wouldn't mind getting a few more.
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Re: Tomy Mini Gashapon Helmets
« Reply #20 on: May 10, 2006, 07:20 PM »
 STAR WARS MINI HELMETS ASST

These shipped to comic shops this week from Diamond, so check your local shops,
they may have gotten them in.
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Re: Tomy Mini Gashapon Helmets
« Reply #21 on: May 21, 2006, 10:56 AM »
I got 3, hoping for the trifecta of Vader, Stormie and Tie.
Got Vader, Xwing and Biggs. Bah! I really wanted a Stormie or two. Might
be trading time  :)
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Re: Tomy Mini Gashapon Helmets
« Reply #22 on: June 20, 2006, 01:09 PM »
My wife got me one of these (the Stormie--she knows me too well) for Father's Day.  It's pretty cool. The plastic's heavier and thick, but the paint ap leaves a little to be desired. I like that the stand is just a pole with a knob so that the helmet sort of balances on it. The Stormie does suffer from being a little too narrow, which is typical of the Japanese Stormtrooper helmets. I'll try to get a pic up eventually to better detail the paint problems and the narrowness.
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Re: Tomy Mini Gashapon Helmets
« Reply #23 on: July 17, 2006, 10:22 AM »
I picked up one of these this weekend at a shop. Ended up with the Vader. Not a bad piece for $5.99, was hoping for a Stormtrooper though. Oh well. Any word if they're producing more of these?

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Re: Tomy Mini Gashapon Helmets
« Reply #24 on: July 17, 2006, 11:54 AM »
I picked up one of these this weekend at a shop. Ended up with the Vader. Not a bad piece for $5.99, was hoping for a Stormtrooper though. Oh well. Any word if they're producing more of these?

These are great little things for 6 bucks. I have all this series, well, all but 3PO (meh, does nothing for me).
You can push the bottom of the box in a bit and see what helmet is in there, if you happen to be looking for a particular one, heheh.
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Re: Tomy Mini Gashapon Helmets
« Reply #25 on: July 17, 2006, 01:02 PM »

You can push the bottom of the box in a bit and see what helmet is in there, if you happen to be looking for a particular one, heheh.

At the store I went to, there was one completely open (Vader) and the rest looked to be sealed. I grabbed a sealed one (or so I thought) and when I went to open it, it had been resealed with tape. It turned out to be the Rebel Trooper. I was quite displeased with the choice and ultimately the fact that they opened them before hand so I just closed it back up and grabbed the Vader...

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Re: Tomy Mini Gashapon Helmets
« Reply #26 on: January 28, 2007, 04:33 AM »


It looks like we'll finally be seeing Series 2, around April.

Is that a Death Star Gunner helmet in the bottom row?

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Re: Tomy Mini Gashapon Helmets
« Reply #27 on: January 30, 2007, 09:34 PM »
HLJ updates with a preorder for the Helmet Collection #2. 12 pieces per box & $44.91 US or $53.08 CDN.

Preorder this item by Feb. 6 to get it for 5% off the regular price of 5,760 yen!

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Re: Tomy Mini Gashapon Helmets
« Reply #28 on: December 6, 2007, 01:53 PM »
I noticed that Series 2 is finally shipping now...  looks like the chase pieces are Kashyyk Elite/BARC Clone and Jango Fett:


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Re: Tomy Mini Gashapon Helmets
« Reply #29 on: December 6, 2007, 06:22 PM »
Too bad the Elite Clone helmet is just a repaint of the Biker Scout's.