Absolutely amazing helmet for this price!!! Highly recommended for any Star Wars Fan!! Is it screen accurate? Of course not.. but for under 100£ you won‘t finde a better Darth Vader helmet.. I build myself a custom stand so that i can display all 3 pieces seperately..
Wow, just Wow. I had seen the reviews of this product, but actually having it in hand it is even more amazing than I thought it would be. This is obviously not going to be a 100% "screen accurate" prop replica, you will pay 5 times the price for that, but it does a damned good job. I was lucky enough to se the Return Of The Jedi "reveal" helmet that this is based on at the London Star Wars Identities exhibition last summer, and I think this is very very close. The level of detail on this helmet is phenomenal, their is so much of it both inside and out. The sound effects are for me an added bonus, but once again Hasbro have done a great job of replicating what we hear in the movies and especially at this price point. Often the sound "features" on these helmets can be a bit of a gimmick, but here they enhance and add to the overall product. If you are thinking of buying one of these, then stop thinking and just order it!
This is a great helmet for star wars fans at a reasonable price. It comes in 3 pieces and the only negative I would say is it does get hot while wearing it but I wouldnt drop a star for that. Its not strictly a voice changer as the button is used to make the Darth Vader breathing sound which I am fine with as most voice changers are not that great. It also comes with a nifty display stand (i say stand but its a piece of hard plastic) which goes under the helmet so you can place it on a shelf or cabinet. What more can I say - the wife hates it, I love it - the force is balanced
Great to see that Amazon have listened to past reviews about stuff like this being delivered in a separate box rather than simply having shipping labels stuck on the product packaging. These things are *collectible* and the packaging is just as important as the product inside it. Top marks for Amazon for delivering this product well protected :-)
So what can I say about this new Darth Vader helmet other than WOW! This really is the Darth Vader helmet we've been waiting for. Whilst it's not entirely screen accurate, it's as close as you're gonna get for £100. What will strike you most about it is the shear size of the helmet - this thing is a monster! It comes supplied as three bits but breaks down still further should you wish to wear it - personally I bought mine just for display. The helmet is separate from the mask and Hasbro also supply a somewhat simplistic plastic mount that can be used to lift up the back of the helmet to tip it forward when put on display. It's very, very basic but does the job, to be fair. Assembling the helmet for display is very straight forward. You literally put the helmet on top of the mask and it then sits in place thanks to some strategically placed magnets.
As others have stated, this thing is a fingerprint and dust magnet so be prepared to give it a wipe over on a fairly regular basis - just try to avoid touching the helmet as much as you can a those finger prints really do show! Like anything, it looks its best when left as a display piece therefore reducing the amount of contact you have to make with any of the surfaces. Mine has now taken pride of place in my home cinema. It's a real talking about and has already attracted more than its fair share of admiring glances from visitors - just be prepared to stop them from picking it up!
I won't go over the same details as other reviewers because they've said it all & they are 100% accurate in their reviews. My only gripe which another reviewer mentioned was that the product in it's box was put in a secondary box which protected the product box from being damaged by labels being stuck on it & damage from the delivery process. So if these ever become a collector's piece, the value would be enhanced. However, amazon didn't do the secondary box for me & just slapped the delivery labels onto the product box resulting in a shabby looking affair when it arrived thus only the 4 stars (nothing to do with the item). Cheers amazon.
Amazing product at an amazing price - I've got a relatively big head and it just fits - sound effects are great - detail inside and out is stunning - can't believe how good this looks for the price. It may not be screen accurate as others are saying but it looks pretty accurate to me - if you are a Star Wars fan then this is well worth getting.
I think it is insulting to call this a toy as it looks like a movie prop to me.
I brought this from Amazon warehouse, and it takes a few days to get it delivered from Barcelona for some reason, but the time it takes was quite fast anyway. The helmet itself is amazing! For a helmet under £100 is a great deal, the details were so astonishing that it even got the details on the inside of the helmet, a way better experience of wearing the helmet compared to the previous ones such as the Stormtrooper one. A must-buy for a Star Wars collector/fans because the helmet is simply amazing.
Impressed with the quality of build and detail... Comes in three ‘iconic’ pieces, and snaps together using magnets... Also has two Vader breathing sounds (fully assembled breathing and ‘helmet off’ strained breathing). In addition to this it makes the air pressure sound when snapped together, like the movie... Got it at a great price, but I’m sure it’ll increase in time...
This mask is very impressive considering the price. I really love the 3-piece design which is very true to the original movie prop yet easy to put on and off with the help of magnets. Of course it’s not completely screen accurate, but it’s not too bad either. The mask also has some cool sound effects of Vader’s breath, both wounded and normal and some adding sounds when you put the mask together. I am actually pleasantly surprised with the mask because I thought it might have been a lot worse. My only gripe is that it easily gets warm inside it. That said: it is an unusually warm summer.
I have always wanted a Darth Vader helmet, being the most iconic thing in the entire Star wars universe you would normally need to spend several hundred for anything remotely similar. this helmet is beautiful, its imposing in its blackness and imposing in its size, the small display stand supplied is perfect for putting it on display. what makes this different from prop models or other cosplay helmets is the level of detail inside and outside. if you are a fan of classic star wars then pick this up before it becomes rare and you end up paying over the odds.