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Jedi Blueberry
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PostSubject: HUGE Darth Vader Head   HUGE Darth Vader Head I_icon_minitimeWed Sep 04, 2013 2:28 am

Sorry if I had not been participating to this forum since almost 3 months but I had to take a break with my hobby for professionnal and familly reasons...
This being said, I found a few days ago on a local fleamarket a HUGE darth vader head. It is vacuum formed. But it doesnt mention any producer, date or whatsoevre. I would like to upload the pics but I did not succeed...
Moderator please help :O)
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PostSubject: Re: HUGE Darth Vader Head   HUGE Darth Vader Head I_icon_minitimeWed Sep 04, 2013 2:31 am

Welcome back.  Have you got the picture uploaded to photobucket or?
I remember a promotional item for a tyre company or something like that :scratch: 
Bill will know.


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PostSubject: Re: HUGE Darth Vader Head   HUGE Darth Vader Head I_icon_minitimeWed Sep 04, 2013 2:34 am

Thanks James. Ah Ok - Photobucket is the way to go wit the upload. Sorry, sounds like I came back from another planet. I will have a try.
Ok Here are the links, not sure if this is the proper way to do it Surprised/
https://s771.photobucket.com/user/sgtblueberry/media/TIG/DSC_0045_zpscdeb1fe5.jpg.html

Its really BIG I placed a DV figure near to it so you can have a better idea of its size! I am curious to hear for whick kind of promo this had been used.


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https://s771.photobucket.com/user/sgtblueberry/media/TIG/DSC_0048_zps0baa17e7.jpg.html
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PostSubject: Re: HUGE Darth Vader Head   HUGE Darth Vader Head I_icon_minitimeWed Sep 04, 2013 2:29 pm

Don't have any info on that big DV head, just wanted to chime in and say it is really good to see you back here, Alex Very Happy

I hope things are going better for you now.

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PostSubject: Re: HUGE Darth Vader Head   HUGE Darth Vader Head I_icon_minitimeWed Sep 04, 2013 2:44 pm

Maybe something custom, I remember a guy selling stormtrooper helmets that looked similar mounted in a frame on ebay?


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PostSubject: Re: HUGE Darth Vader Head   HUGE Darth Vader Head I_icon_minitimeWed Sep 04, 2013 2:46 pm

Hi Alex,

When using photobucket, you can click on the 'IMG' link next to the picture to grab the link.
Paste the link in a post and voila!

HUGE Darth Vader Head Captur10

HUGE Darth Vader Head DSC_0048_zps0baa17e7

And this is how it's made Smile


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PostSubject: Re: HUGE Darth Vader Head   HUGE Darth Vader Head I_icon_minitimeWed Sep 04, 2013 2:55 pm

Nice work on the video Fred cheers 

and good to see back at TIG Alex cheers

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PostSubject: Re: HUGE Darth Vader Head   HUGE Darth Vader Head I_icon_minitimeWed Sep 04, 2013 8:07 pm

http://forum.rebelscum.com/t965808-2/
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PostSubject: Re: HUGE Darth Vader Head   HUGE Darth Vader Head I_icon_minitimeThu Sep 05, 2013 4:05 am

Thanks for your warm welcome guys !!! I really feel like home here!
Thargoil and James thank you for both the movie and link (and how to properly post the pics!!), and this great to know where this pieces comes from.
So its not a licensed piece but it still displays cool!
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PostSubject: Re: HUGE Darth Vader Head   HUGE Darth Vader Head I_icon_minitimeThu Sep 05, 2013 4:32 pm

This is certainly an odd piece. These have turned up over the years, largely due to them
being reproduced from the original form(s)
I've tracked them back to being used as store displays at a few places in the UK. One was
an ice cream type of shop, and the other was a tire shop. (like I said, "Odd")
They are cool display pieces, and turn up with a fair amount of regularity. Usually I tell
people that $40-50usd for a nice example is a good price.

Bill
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PostSubject: Re: HUGE Darth Vader Head   HUGE Darth Vader Head I_icon_minitimeFri Sep 06, 2013 2:11 am

Thanks Bill!

I paid 25€ (ie about 40USD) on the fleamarket. The head is in good condition but dusty. So I guess it was not the deal of the century but I quite like it as it is really a cool display.

Alex
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PostSubject: Re: HUGE Darth Vader Head   HUGE Darth Vader Head I_icon_minitimeSat Sep 07, 2013 9:30 am

@Jedi Blueberry wrote:
Thanks Bill!
I paid 25€ (ie about 40USD) on the fleamarket. The head is in good condition but dusty. So I guess it was not the deal of the century but I quite like it as it is really a cool display.
Alex
Absolutely Alex - if anything, it's certainly an eye catcher. The displays were designed to use two
of these, shot in a white-ish plastic, and positioned back to back inside a lighted frame (really showing
off that high relief/3D effect of the Vader helmet)
As you can see in the pic above, there isn't much you can't do with these. (The coffee table is AWESOME !!!)
The only downside really is just how large they are. Great pick up for the 25/40usd !!

Bill
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PostSubject: Re: HUGE Darth Vader Head   HUGE Darth Vader Head I_icon_minitimeWed Nov 27, 2013 7:35 am

found one here on youtube...




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