Thanks guys! The helmets are definitely the highlight of my Star Wars collection!
I know EFX has a deservedly tarnished reputation due to their terrible customer service, but the products that they have managed to put out are really stellar. For the money, there’s nothing else out there that could touch the PCR Vader helmet (the only things better are the far more expensive fiberglass versions from efx or custom fan produced helmets). And it has direct, traceable lineage to THE original screen used Vader helmet from ‘76! It’s as close as I’ll ever get to holding that in person!
And for licensed product, theres nothing even close to the Boba Fett PCR in accuracy. Maybe if efx ever delivers on their promise of making the higher-end fiberglass version…
The stormtrooper is the one helmet where you can find more accurate options pretty easily. It’s cast from the same molds as the previous Master Replicas version which has been heavily sanitized from the original prop (it’s been made symmetrical, when the screen used ones are absolutely NOT) and it has some pretty obvious seam lines when viewed up close. But it still looks GREAT on display. And, despite being symmetrical, it still very much captures the look and presence of an OT stormtrooper. Better than the symmetrical Rogue One stormtrooper helmets (or the awful symmetrical ROTS Vader helmet!).