SMALL NICK ON FRONT EDGE (from factory, pictured). COMPLETE WITH ALL PAPERWORK AND ORIGINAL PACKAGING. This is an extremely rare (no exaggeration here), highly coveted Darth Vader Helmet, made by eFx under license from Lucasfilm Ltd. If it doesnt look quite like what you remember seeing in the movies, its because this is the look of Darth Vader as conceived and illustrated by Ralph McQuarrie under direction of George Lucas, which helped to bring about the look ultimately sculpted by Brian Muir.The Darth Vader conceptual Helmet you see here was digitally realized by veteran sculptor Jay Kushwara, with the approval of Ralph McQuarrie. (Kushwara also sculpted the highly praised Animated Series Batmobile for DC Collectibles). Unlike the familiar Black (and yes gunmetal grey) Vader we are all used to seeing, the color on this concept helmet appears as a dark metalflake BLUE that comes out beautifully in light just like the original painting!
McQuarries illustration of Darth Vader, which was also the cover art for the first novelisation of Star Wars, is shown in the pix for comparison. A numbered metal plaque, with plaque holder, (#27 out of 250) which is hand Signed RMcQ by the late great Ralph McQuarrie, accompanies with this set. It has never been worn and was only briefly displayed!Darth Vader, or McVader, as he was affectionately called by the producing team, comes complete with all paperwork and packaging. Pictures are of the actual helmet in this listing. Theres tiny chip on the front center of the display bases edge. I used bright light so its visible in the picture. It should have been touched up at the factory, but was missed.
Its so negligible I didnt even notice til I finally removed it from the box for display, but I didnt bother to touch up since its as easy as taking a paint marker to it. Its pictured with the plaque. The original certificate it comes with has a pop out gimmick but they were all defective so it doesnt slide out smoothly and efx never got around to replacing any of them. For further information on this piece.
Good luck to those who are hunting for this instant grail centerpiece! All collectibles from a non smoking environment.The item "Darth Vader Star Wars Concept Helmet EFx Signed Ralph McQuarrie 27/250 WKD SALE" is in sale since Tuesday, October 30, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Science Fiction & Horror\Star Wars\IV\Star Wars". The seller is "demorathis" and is located in Los Angeles, California. This item can be shipped to United States.