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#1303578
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Small details that took you <em><strong>FOREVER</strong></em> to notice in the <em>Star Wars</em> films
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ATMachine said:

And as that website mentions, the Rebel pilot helmets were originally meant to have their own style of faceplates.

I’ve noticed in a lot of movies involving pilots, in everything from WWII flicks to Top Gun they take off their oxygen asks briefly for dramatic purposes. I think rebel pilots had facemasks for emergencies in a couple Marvel comics.

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#1303573
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Small details that took you <em><strong>FOREVER</strong></em> to notice in the <em>Star Wars</em> films
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One could speculate that in universe the same company that made the old helmets the Rebels use is cranking out TIE pilot versions. A good design doesn’t need to be messed with too much.

This is a great website if you don’t know about it already.
http://www.starwarshelmets.com/

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#1303063
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The original Marvel Star Wars series
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ZkinandBonez said:

screams in the void said:

they also used concept art in several other issues of the series , off the top of my head , I remember in issue 25 they used some of Johnston’s Death Star trench sketches for the background of Jorman Thoad’s used Starship lot ,

Interesting, do you mean this one? It’s the only one I could find that resembled the original comic panel.

screams in the void said:

in issue 61 , the rebel tech who explains the T.I.E. fighter modifications to Luke and Shira is based off of Ralph Mcquarrie sketches in the art of Star Wars books , and in issue 59 , Lando’s outfit is based off of ROTJ concept sketches . I am sure there are more examples .

Now that you mention it that outfit on the cover does have a ROTJ feel to it. Though that must have meant that Marvel was seeing concept art for ‘Revenge of the Jedi’ as early as 1982. Or was there some kind of pre-release concept art book or something similar that I’m unaware of?

screams in the void said:

^ nice finds man ! always love seeing Simonson’s pure art . There was also a Joe Johnston concept of those troopers leaning against the legs of a walker and one was even enjoying a smoke !

Lol, yeah it does kind of look like he’s smoking. I’m guessing you meant this sketch?.

It kinda reminds me of the three panels in the ANH adaptation where Vader levitates a coffe cup (or some other hot drink) over to himself and holds it as if he was about to start drinking it. I remember seeing that as a kid and wondering how he was going to drink it with his helmet on.

I think the bit with the cup was in the novel as well. Although Spaceballs pretty much answered that question, I presume there could be some apparatus inside Vader’s helmet that could allow him to drink? 😉

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#1302999
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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I had no idea. Excellent work!

For some historical context, I should add there was a point before the mid 70’s when you could find really cool costumes in stores similar to what you made. I had one sweet Batman outfit just a few years before. I think it came from Sears. Then suddenly kid’s costumes being potentially flammable became a big news item (and being easily seen at night when crossing the street) and the end result was the bland unimaginative thing like you see above. At least that’s how I remember things going down. Much like the lurid stories of demented fiends tampering with Halloween candy, there was probably a lot of hysteria about such things at the time.

My Mom made me some costumes over the years. For 1978, I went as a knockoff Vader with a helmet like this one, because no way in heck was I ever getting one of those 75 buck Don Post Vader helmets.

I peeled off the tacky decals though.

My Mom made a suit to go with it based on this Vader clone I had.

I also had a cheap knockoff glow in the dark sword to go with it.

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#1302983
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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Those beat the crap out of the crappy SW costumes they foisted on kids back in 1977! Mom got me a Threepio costume but I wasn’t going to be caught dead in the suit that came with the mask. (FYI I was not Chewie obsessed yet.)

I ended up taking some yellow sweats and drawing all of Threepio’s details on with a magic marker. (The sweats nicely solved the usual dreaded problem of parental units making you wear a warm coat over your costume.) I partnered with a neighborhood kid who made an Artoo out of cardboard boxes with a flashing light in the head. Some people questioned whether anyone was actually in Artoo, implying I was trying to hustle more candy out of them. 😉

Wish I could find a photo of my costume after all these years. There ought to be one somewhere.

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#1302454
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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A noble Hutt with good intentions that has to overcome the preconceptions others would have because of his species’ criminal reputation would be an interesting idea to explore. We’ve had a good Rodian or two, (one of Anakin’s pals in TPM and one in Resistance) so anything is possible.

Ziro the Hutt had one good quality in that he seemed to have seriously loved Sy Snootles, which led to his downfall.