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Ralph McQuarrie Collectable Darth Vader Concept Helmet Is Breathtaking In More Ways Than One

Just look at this Ralph McQuarrie Darth Vader concept helmet. So awesome it takes your breath away right? Now, how about that $900 price tag? I’ll let you catch your breath for a second—when you’re ready, there’s more after the break.

From the product page:

Pre-production designers are encouraged to let their minds soar and imagine the impossible. Film technicians are charged with translating the “impossible” into practical, working props and costumes, within time constraints, budgets and the laws of physics. The single biggest challenge facing any artist when asked to interpret the work of another is remaining faithful to the original intent of the concept while working within these all too real constraints.

Ralph McQuarrie designed many versions of Darth Vader’s sinister breathing mask during pre-production on Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. The art on which this helmet is based remains one of his favorite pieces and we chose it to be the first in our Concept Series.

Digitally sculpted from an original concept sketch, chosed by Ralph McQuarrie
3 Piece construction: Face Mask, Dome and Back Collar
High quality fiberglass construction
Machined metal and injection molded details
Leather lined interior
eFX Custom Display Stand
Numbered Signature Plaque, hand signed by Ralph McQuarrie
Certificate of Authenticity
15″H X 12″W X 9″D

This collectable helmet is limited to only 250 pieces, so you had better come up with the cash quick. Pre-orders started today, and eFX is offering a layaway plan with a $250 down payment if you aren’t comfortable dropping all that cash at once.

Product Page ($900 via LuxuryLaunches via Wired)


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