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Top 5 Coolest Helmets in Hollywood Legends: Danger, Disaster & Disco

Specialist picks from current TCM and Julien's Hollywood Legends: Danger, Disaster & Disco auction.

June 12, 2024

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TCM and Julien's Hollywood Legends: Danger, Disaster & Disco auction features a selection of the coolest helmets from your favorite sci-fi films.

A top selection of the coolest helmets, up for auction in TCM and Julien's Hollywood Legends: Danger, Disaster & Disco.

An original production-made helmet prop for the Imperial TIE Fighter Pilot character in the film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Lucasfilm Ltd., 2016). 

The helmet is composed of a vacuum-formed plastic that is joined together in multiple places with threaded nuts. An inner MSA brand ratchet-style suspension is present, complete with a foam forehead cushion. Tinted lenses are present at both eyes.

Though this helmet is ultimately unused during filming, this type of TIE Fighter Pilot helmet can be seen most notably during the final battle of the film, when Imperial and Rebel forces battled for control of the schematics for the Death Star, over the planet Scarif.

13 x 15 x 12 inches

Star Wars

An original Mandalorian helmet prop as worn by Pedro Pascal as "The Mandalorian / Din Djarin" in the second season of the Star Wars series, The Mandalorian (Lucasfilm Ltd., 2019-Present).

This prop helmet is composed of fiberglass, painted to simulate a reflective metal surface - complete with aspects that appear tarnished. The tinted black T-shaped face shield is composed of an acrylic material. The interior of the helmet is lined with black fabric, with a skull-cap cushion, and a Legacy Effects tag stitched directly into the lining.

This type of helmet can be seen throughout the second season of the series, depicted in all eight episodes, as the Mandalorian bounty hunter, Din Djarin, fights to protect "the Child / Grogu." The Mandalorian wears this style of helmet in all scenes, only removing it a select few times.

In 2020, Legacy Effects earned an Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Visual Effects, which is reflected in the level of detail shown on this incredible prop.

The second season of The Mandalorian sees Din Djarin embarking on a journey to reunite Grogu with his own kind, the Jedi. Along the way, he encounters new allies and adversaries, as well as familiar faces from the Star Wars universe. The season delves deeper into the lore of the Mandalorians and the Jedi, expanding the scope of the story and revealing more one of the franchise's most beloved series.

8.75 x 10.5 x 11 inches

Star Wars

An original helmet as worn by a Sith Trooper in the J.J. Abrams film Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker (Lucasfilm Ltd., 2019).

This helmet is composed of resin and plastic with a 3D-printed internal frame with an external plastic shell. The number "41" is written in black marker on the inner edge. Tape residue and adhesive padding are present along the bottom edge of the interior. A 3-D printed black nose, mouth and eye panel is attached to the helmet by a series of screws. See-through and tinted lenses are present.

This type of helmet is worn by the Sith Troopers, the elite force of red Stormtroopers-like soldiers introduced as part of Emperor Palpatine's (Ian McDiarmid) Final Order.

Accompanied by a Letter of Authenticity from Lucasfilm Ltd., signed by Executive Vice President and General Manager Lynwen Brennan. The Letter of Authenticity states, "This letter certifies that the accompanying item is 100% genuine as certified by Lucasfilm; Summary: This Sith Trooper helmet is an original prop from the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) production. It was made by Lucasfilm production artists at Pinewood Studios in the United Kingdom in 2018."

10.5 x 10.5 x 8.5 inches

Star Wars

An original production-made Iron Man Mark III helmet in the style worn by Robert Downey Jr. as "Tony Stark / Iron Man" in Iron Man (Marvel Studios, 2008).

The helmet is composed of fiberglass and resin and features air-brushed detailing. The interior of the helmet is lined with black padding.

This early production helmet was created by Stan Winston Studios for use in the making of the film and features illuminating eyes that can be turned on with a switch. Helmets like this Mark III can be seen in behind-the-scenes footage showing director Jon Favreau touring Stan Winston Studios in Van Nuys, California during the pre-production phase of filming. Similar style helmets can be seen with fiberglass with a red/pinkish hue.

The Mark III armor seen in the film was the creation of Adi Granov, an Iron Man comic book artist. Once he connected with Jon Favreau, both he and Phil Saunders brought the classic character to life. Winston built multiple versions of the metal and rubber Iron Man suits, each example being custom-made and different from the last iteration. Favreau hoped to depict a gradual progression in the sophistication of the armor, the Mark I, Mark II, and Mark III.

This type of helmet can be as seen worn by Iron Man as part of his third iteration of the Mark series armor seen in the first film in the series. This general style of armor would become part of Iron Man's signature look for the remainder of his role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

This item exhibits signs of having been previously repaired.

Includes a DVD of the film.

12 x 9 x 8 inches

Marvel Superheroes

An original, unused "Stage-4" helmet prop production-made for Chris Evans as "Steve Rogers / Captain America for the film Captain America: The First Avenger (Marvel Studios, 2011). 

This helmet prop is composed of fiberglass, and features internal leather padding. The exterior of the helmet features hand-painted and stenciled "battle damage" and graphics. The inside of the helmet is marked "#3" in white ink.

Although this helmet was not used in the final production of the film, it features production-approved design and construction. Captain America wears this type of helmet shortly after receiving the Vibranium shield, and wears it through the remainder of the film. This type of helmet can be seen in battles against the forces of Hydra, and in the final battle against Red Skull (Hugo Weaving).

The narrative unfolds against the backdrop of World War II, centering on Steve Rogers, a brave but physically frail young man. Upon volunteering for a classified military experiment, he undergoes a transformation into the super-soldier known as Captain America. Equipped with his iconic shield and newfound enhanced abilities, Captain America confronts the sinister organization HYDRA, helmed by the malevolent Red Skull. Red Skull aims to dominate the world using advanced weaponry fueled by the Tesseract, an enigmatic artifact of extraordinary power whose origins remain shrouded in mystery.

Includes a DVD of the film.

6 x 7 x 9 inches

Marvel Superheroes

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