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Colonial Viper Helmet - Richard Hatch & Dirk Benedict Dual Signature Edition
By eFX
PREORDER
Estimated to Arrive
September 2014
Our Price: $649.99


General Safety Warning: Products sold by BBTS may be intended for Adult Collectors. Products may contain sharp points, small parts, choking hazards, and other elements not suitable for children under 16 years old.

SPECIFICATIONS
- Accurate 1:1 Replica of the "Hero" Colonial Viper Helmet seen on-screen
- Dual Signature Edition: Richard Hatch and Dirk Benedict
- Scanned from an original screen-used helmet. Eagle cast from an original piece.
- Cast is high quality fiberglass and resin
- LED Lighting effects
- eFX Helmet display/plaque stand
- Edition Size: 500 Pieces worldwide
- Certificate of Authenticity

The original Colonial Viper Pilot helmet was created in 1977 for a proposed 7 hour ABC mini-series named Battlestar Galactica by Glen A. Larson. The mini-series starred Lorne Greene, Richard Hatch and Dirk Benedict. The original concept sketches of the helmet were drawn by Joe Johnston, who was the Effects Art Director at MCA-57. Its Egyptian inspiration was likely due to the huge success of The Treasures of Tutankhamun exhibition (1972-1981) that was touring the United States. In fact, at the time of the start of the pre-production, the exhibit was at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

The helmet was made by MCA-57 model maker Steve Gawley based on Johnston's concept sketches and guidance. Early in the development of the helmet, Steve requested to fit the helmet to the actor with the largest head. But this was not possible since in 1977 the roles had not yet been cast. So, he recruited some of his fellow artisans at MCA-57 to try the helmet on for size. The goal was to make one size helmet to fit all.

The series pilot first aired on September 17, 1978. Many of the original helmets were subsequently repurposed for the short lived Galactica 1980 television series and the Universal Studios - Hollywood attraction Battle of Galactica (1979-1992)

In 1979, Battlestar Galactica won two Emmys for Outstanding Costume Design and Outstanding Individual Achievement - Creative Technical Craft for a series. It was also nominated for Outstanding Art Direction the same year.

To ensure a faithful reproduction of this iconic helmet, eFX's engineers digitally scanned an original, screen used helmet. Included is a numbered plaque hand signed by both Richard Hatch and Dirk Benedict. eFX thanks Steve Gawley, Jon Billings and Greg Jein for their invaluable contributions to this project.

Product Number: EFX10019
Shipping Weight: 14.03 pounds

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   This item is in Standard Grade Condition:
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      Packaging condition is verified to be 80% mint (C8) or better.
      Standard Grade items are suitable to display in the package, or to open.

 
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