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December 21, 2009

A fatwa against false Jedi

The heresiarch George Lucas takes a well deserved kicking for trying to prevent Andrew Ainsworth from manufacturing Stormtrooper helmets.

Mr Ainsworth, from Twickenham, south-west London, made the original Stormtrooper helmets for the Star Wars film in 1976 as a favour to a costume designer friend. In 2004, he found one of the helmets gathering dust on top of a cupboard and realised he was sitting on a potential goldmine.

He dug out the original moulds from the cellar and began producing them through his company, Shepperton Design Studios, along with suits of Stormtrooper armour which cost up to £1500. They are highly sought after by Star Wars devotees, who wear them to fan conventions.

The Imperial Gunner Helmet was my first thought but then I noticed this Shadow Armour.

Also, Han fired first.

Related: Comments to Star Wars Ep. V- Final Scene & End Credits demonstrate the entire fanboy internet checking to see if Family Guy was right and that Lando Calrissian wears Han Solo's clothes at the end of Empire. He does.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at December 21, 2009 05:43 AM