This was set to be a limited edition of 500 pieces, but the PropShop went out of business and - from what I understand - never finished fulfillment of all orders. So while this is marked 043 of 500 on the certificate of authenticity , it is quite likely that this is one of a much smaller number! The packaging is an AMAZING display piece in itself: a Lucasfilm wooden archive box (feels like something from the end of Indiana Jones -- Raider of the Lost Ark).
Highlights of info from the page. Own a piece of the epic saga with our exclusive, made-to-order replica of Darth Vaders Melted Helmet from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The Sith Lords iconic helmet is precisely detailed in every way and appears virtually identical to the prop used in the film. Available to continental US only. Created using the original 3D digital data from the actual prop featured in the film in combination with advanced digital manufacturing processes, and then hand-finished by a highly skilled artisan.
The surface markings have been projected onto this helmet to identically recreate the texture pattern of the original. Includes a chip to authenticate the serial number that is printed on the Certificate of Authenticity. Delivered in an exclusive, custom wooden crate inspired by the packaging used for the original prop. Certificate of Authenticity and Authenticity Medallion included.53 L x 30 W x 45cm H. Product weight with stand: 3600g. Product weight without stand: 600g. This is not a toy.
It is not meant to be worn as a costume, and does not contain any moving parts. The item "VERY RARE Darth Vader Helmet (Melted) Star Wars PropShop & Lucasfilm #43 of 500" is in sale since Sunday, July 29, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Science Fiction & Horror\Star Wars\Products, Non-Film Specific\Statues, Busts, Characters\Darth Vader". The seller is "krysspteska" and is located in Windermere, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States.