We are told that this is a very rare original Production made Stormtrooper helmet made in the 1980s by the Elstree Studios. We acquired this rare helmet many years ago from one of the largest and most respected collectors of Star Wars props. The helmet comes with an original signed and dated letter, stating that the helmet was verified as a "prototype" helmet from another expert source who is named in the letter. This helmet was completely unpainted when originally found, but was later painted for display purposes by the previous owner before we acquired it (please see pics).
It looks very good, and makes an awesome display. It is in excellent condition (in unfinished state, missing lenses, decals, etc) normal for an unfinished helmet.
Additional research was done recently with the help of other Star Wars prop experts and original Crew members to learn more information. Some helmets have ear guards that are separate pieces while others like this one have larger more solid cast ear guards. There are no reference pictures of these helmets in ANH being used as Prototypes. However, it is believed by some experts that these may be original Prototype pieces from the original trilogy. Many believe this helmet is an original studio made Promotional helmet, production made by the Studio for use in the original trilogy.
As either a Promo or Prototype helmet this is a VERY RARE and desirable helmet easily worth many thousands of dollars. This may be your only chance to acquire a rare original helmet from the original trilogy.
We are listing it far under value. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to acquire a production made helmet from the original Star Wars trilogy films. Original Star Wars pieces like this rarely come up for sale.The item "STAR WARS PRODUCTION MADE Stormtrooper Helmet ORIGINAL PROP Prototype PROMO" is in sale since Friday, January 22, 2016. This item is in the category "Entertainment Memorabilia\Movie Memorabilia\Props\Originals".
The seller is "fearlessdvds" and is located in Littleton, Colorado. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, to all countries in Europe, to Japan, to Australia.