Star Wars Ultimate Studio Collection props hands-on images
- The underside of the Vader helmet is flat, revealing its initial origin as a piece of sculpture.
- The $3,500 helmet is limited to just 500 pieces. (During Comic-Con, we saw a fan buy one — but asked for it to be #500.)
- The Kylo Ren helmet was originally designed and created by costume design Michael Kaplan and his team. A scan of the screen-used mask is projected on the recreated item to help Propshop artists match the textures by hand.
- The infamous Kylo Ren lightsaber.
- The interior details go beyond what can be seen on the screen.
- Kylo Ren really needs to up his wiring game.
- Propshop's Finn helmet uses the same digital files created by the production. The finish was the one thing that seemed a little off in the collection. It looked like an item that had been painted white, colored with blood, and then had a layer of sealant put on top.
- Rey's staff goes for $1,250.
- The cloth and strap are painted and weathered by hand to match the original.
- The rusted rings and distressed leather look like they're pulled straight from the sands of Jakku.
- Each prop is chipped to prove its authenticity.
- The scopes on Chewie's bowcaster don't work — and neither did the scopes on the screen-used item.
- Prop or not, this thing means business
- The Force Awakens lightsaber was designed to look like a Graflex flash.
- It features shorter grips than previous Graflex sabers, and a clamp with a slight copper hue.