RETURN OF THE JEDI PROMOTIONAL C-3PO HELMET, 1983
This C-3PO helmet was made by Industrial Light and Magic for promotion of The Return of the Jedi (1983). The helmet is constructed of cast fiberglass and resin components, and composed of a 2-part mask with faceplate portion painted in metallic gold. The collar base is made of resin. A bespoke removable wood and UV plexiglass display case has been made to house this piece.
Exceptional C-3PO helmet. This is the only example that has surfaced to-date.
This was the final film made in the original Star Wars trilogy, which is now the sixth film, owing to the subsequent prequel trilogy.
12 x 9 x 9 in. (30.5 x 22.8 x 22.8 cm) (helmet)
16⅝x 14 x 16⅜in. (42.2 x 35.6 x 41.5 cm) (case)
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In bespoke UV plexiglass display case. Very good condition. There are some surface scratches and wear to the left-hand middle of the helmet. These are not apparent when viewing the piece from the front.
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Previously from a private collection from a former long-term employee of Industrial Light and Magic, an American motion picture visual effects company that was founded in May 1975 by George Lucas and a division of Lucasfilm.