Have you been wanting to get your own jacked up Darth Vader helmet ever since you laid eyes on it during the trailer? Good news — not only can you get one, you won’t have to settle for some cheap plastic, either. The good folks at Propshop, the very folks who made the real props for The Force Awakens, are 3D printing replicas of some of their finest work from the movie, and they’re available to all. They’re not cheap, but then again, can you really put a price on going Yorick’s skull on that melted Vader mask?
So, what’s in store? Looks like we’ve got four helmets and four weapons, all of which look for all the world like what was used in the movie. The melted Vader helmet is definitely the highlight, but it’s easy to appreciate the blood stains on Finn’s Stormtrooper helmet, the dents in Kylo Ren’s mask, and the Rebel insignia on Poe’s X-Wing helmet. On the weapon side, we’ve got Chewbacca’s bowcaster and Rey’s staff, along with the hilts of Kylo Ren’s and Rey’s/Luke’s lightsabers. They don’t actually turn on, I think. I’m pretty sure. I want to be wrong.
Everything in the shop is 3D printed by Propshop, before the finer details are added by hand. The process is the same as what they used for the movie, and they’ve even given us all a behind the scenes look at just what that process consists of (you can check out the video below). Then, open up your wallet as wide as you can — the lightsaber hilts and Rey’s staff are the cheapest replicas at $1,250, with the more complex bowcaster going for $2,500. Poe’s helmet and Kylo Ren’s mask are $1,500 and $2,000 respectively. Finn’s Stormtrooper helmet and Darth Vader’s melted helmet figure to be hotter items, so those are limited edition items with a 500-unit production run. Finn’s helmet is $1,750, while Vader’s messed up mask is the most expensive of all at $3,500 — hey, no joke, it takes a lot of work to make severe damage look that good.