What better way to celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back than by pretending to be one of the movie's iconic characters? That's what the Star Wars The Black Series Boba Fett Electronic Helmet offers teen and adult Star Wars fans. Its movie-inspired design features a flip-down viewfinder with flashing red LED light. Just press the button on the side of the helmet to drop the viewfinder. Then slide off the cover of the illuminated rangefinder HUD to see your world through Boba Fett's eyes.
The exterior of the helmet features highly detailed deco. It's got a weathered and battle-damaged look; there's even a dent at the top. The inside features padding for the back of the head and an adjustable headpiece for a secure fit. Some texturing also offers a realistic interior look.
Yes, this helmet looks really nice as a display piece for a Star Wars collection, thanks to its movie-realistic colors, details, and flashing lights. But when it comes to actually wearing the helmet and using it, Star Wars fans might be disappointed. The cover of the rangefinder does not easily slide off. Once you get it off, you might just want to keep it off. We were also disappointed in the helmet's adjustability. The headpiece that goes inside the helmet kept falling apart when we tried to adjust it following the instructions. And fans who wear glasses might have trouble fitting this helmet over their heads. Also, the only thing that's electronic about this are lights. No sound effects or movie phrases.
The Boba Fett Electronic Helmet is for older Star Wars fans, ages 14 and up.
You'll need one AAA battery to power the helmet, and the battery is not included.
A little bit of assembly is required. Some of this was hard to do because either the instructions were not clear or some of the pieces had already been put together, but we had to disassemble them in order to do what the instructions wanted us to do. The headpiece inside the helmet was especially difficult to adjust and keep together.
If you wear glasses, you might have to take them off to put on this helmet.
1 AAA battery required
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