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Tuesday, 9 May 2017

DeAgostini Star Wars Helmet Collection Issues 32 & 33

More helmets from DeAgostini this month!! 


Issue 32 - Hoth Rebel Soldier

So this is one of the kind of easily overlooked helmets, I probably would have preferred the Luke Skywalker variant of this, with the wrapping around the helmet, and it's another where we scream WHAT ABOUT THE SOFT GOODS?! It's also a little different from the props used too, the goggles in the movie had a green tint to them, which clearly, this doesn't have. Sad, but this is probably my least favourite helmet of the collection.

The magazine starts off with the Database from KEL - KI, which includes Legendary Jedi Master Kenobi, an AWESOME two pages on info about him, spanning all the films and Animated series! 

The Kel-Dor Master Plo Koon and also Master Ki-Adi Mundi are included in this issue's Databank. 

Next is a History of the Hoth Rebel Soldiers, how they were put together and the mostly forgotten struggle and ultimate sacrifice they faced on Hoth as they were overwhelmed by forces of the Galactic Empire, led by Darth Vader. In the middle pages are also cross sections of the helmet itself and it's various parts, from the communications gear to the protective visor. 

A little about the weapons and gear of these brave soldiers is explained aswell as the next few pages which talk more about Echo Base and the various leaders who helped in the escape of the bombardment and clutches of the Imperials.

Lastly for the Highlight of the Saga is a little about the scene where Luke Skywalker is hunted by the Wampa and has to escape from the Ice Cave. Possibly one of the most amazing scenes in the original trilogy is where Luke's saber is pulled from the snow with The Force, which I may add is mirrored and again quite emotional in The Force Awakens!

The back page teases Commander Neyo's helmet, another of the Clones!

Issue 33 - Commander Neyo


You may or may not be able to see from the above picture, AGAIN how this helmet has been put together.. something like 4 pieces now. I so WISH I knew the process of putting together a model like this as it just feels they could have just a little better.. Being made up of the front mask, left and right sides, plus the top of the helmet, so many parts, it must be difficult to get them all to fit together. 

Unfortunately the helmet I have hasn't been put together that great and you can see the skewing where the pieces aren't quite next to each other properly. A real shame. The design is nice and simple and it's a great looking helmet as a whole, being slightly different from the regular clone helmets. 

In this issue's magazine, the Databank covers KIL - KAT, which includes the fan favourite Kitwarr, the Wookiee child who was saved by the Rebels in the very first series!! (If you've not seen Rebels you need to catch up!!)

We also see a Character who was played by one of my Facebook friends!! Corey Dee Williams! YES Lando's SON!! 

More of the Jedi Masters of the council are also included, Eeth Koth and Agen Kolar, as well as Jabba's Fool, Salacious Crumb. 

The middle pages as ever confirm the History of Commander Neyo, apparently among the first 100 Clones created. There's a cross section of his helmet and as such it's confirmed as to why it's slightly different from the other Clones helmets, Neyo was a Speeder Bike rider as part of the 91st Recon Corps. This part of the mag also confirms how Neyo betrayed and killed General/Jedi Master Adi Gallia, when Order 66 was issued.

Further details of Neyo's weapons confirm he was assigned to the Venator Class Star Destroyer, and for those who like details of the Republic Fleet, there's info on an array of ships. 

The Highlight of the Saga in this issue tells the story of "D Squad", one of the Pit Droids of the squad was assigned as Neyo's Pilot.   

Issue 34 promises a look at the guys who got to hit the big red button which destroyed Alderaan! 


They were just doing their job right? We'll find out I guess!

Get onto DeAgostini's website to start your subscription!! It's from £20 per month and for this you get two Helmets and Magazines!