Star Wars 1977 A prototype Stormtrooper helmet
Lot 233
Star Wars, 1977: an original prototype Stormtrooper helmet,
Sold for £8,400 (US$ 14,302) inc. premium
Lot Details
Star Wars, 1977: an original prototype Stormtrooper helmet,
made in 1976 in cream-coloured, vacu-formed plastic, front and back pieces pinned together, with clear plastic eye pieces and rubberised braid trim to the forehead,
approx 28cm (11in) high

Footnotes

  • It is believed there are only a handful of these prototypes now left worldwide. This particular example was made pre-production out of a rather thin plastic and formed in three pieces. The pronounced undercut to the rear section was quite complicated to mould and it was subsequently abandoned to make the helmets easier to produce. Ainsworth Productions of Twickenham were responsible for the manufacture of all the Stormtrooper helmets on the first 'Star Wars' film, now known as 'Episode IV-A New Hope'. This helmet was recently assessed by the maker and confirmed to be one of the prototype models.
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