Star Wars Darth Vader 1:5 Scale Replica Helmet for £1.99 @ Deagostini
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Star Wars Darth Vader 1:5 Scale Replica Helmet for £1.99 @ Deagostini

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Found 14th Jan 2016
The first magazine issue from this Deagostini helmet collection comes with a 'free' 1:5 scale replica Darth Vader helmet for the very reasonable price of £1.99. I managed to find one (in pic) that now sits proudly on my desk. Great for a Star Wars or Vader fan. You should be able to find them in most decent news agents but I believe some let you order them in or you can simply subscribe to the whole collection through the Deagostini website and get various gifts with each delivery.

Close up pic of mine: instagram.com/p/B…kin

Issue 2 will contain Boba Fett for £4.99 then after that each issue will be £9.99. More information about it on the link below:
deagostini.com/uk/…ts/
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Awesome!
Any idea on how easy it is to cancel? Website is a shambles on my phone
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umz73

Any idea on how easy it is to cancel? Website is a shambles on my phone



No clue sorry. Assume not that easy. Possibly better to find it offline if you only want one issue.
I've got one. Really hurt my neck trying to get it on. It's going back.
How many issues in total? Don't want to start a collection only to find out its going to cost me a few hundred quid
Original Poster
6 issues which if I am correct would cost you £46.94.Buying them online may be better value as you get various gifts.
I wont be collecting all of them but £1.99 for Vader is a bargain.
60 issues, and the free gifts look to be dispacthed at on the 10th and 20th delivery

shop.deagostini.co.uk/sta…qs/

i was gonna subscribe and then cancel as soon as i get the free gifts but i would have to stay until the 20th delivery/issue
I believe there's 60 issues in total, so just under £600!
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RichieCJ

I believe there's 60 issues in total, so just under £600!



Huh?
umz73

Any idea on how easy it is to cancel? Website is a shambles on my phone … Any idea on how easy it is to cancel? Website is a shambles on my phone



You can cancel at anytime.
From their website FAQ

"How do I cancel my subscription?
You are free to cancel at any time, all we ask for is 28 days notice as we may have recently sent you a subscription delivery."

As the mag is published every two weeks then I think you cannot just subscribe and only get the first issue for £1.99. The minimum you could do is subscribe and just get the first two (£1.99 + £4.99). So it's really £7 for a Darth Vader & Boba Fett helmet (unless you just luck out in the newsagent of course).

Everything screams out not to do this. But they look so cool...


Edited by: "pffffft" 14th Jan 2016
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pffffft

From their website FAQEverything screams out no to do this. But they look … From their website FAQEverything screams out no to do this. But they look so cool...



Just walk to a newsagent and pick one up...
CARVD

6 issues which if I am correct would cost you £46.94.Buying them online … 6 issues which if I am correct would cost you £46.94.Buying them online may be better value as you get various gifts. I wont be collecting all of them but £1.99 for Vader is a bargain.


I think you're wrong. If you're going by the first six pictures in the carousel - there is an offer further down the web page talking about 'free shelving' with your 10th and 20th order and in the picture there is more helmets / heads.
CARVD

Huh?



The complete collection has 60 helmets in total...this series was done around May last year and is being re-done due to Ep VII.
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ipswich78

I think you're wrong. If you're going by the first six pictures in the … I think you're wrong. If you're going by the first six pictures in the carousel - there is an offer further down the web page talking about 'free shelving' with your 10th and 20th order and in the picture there is more helmets / heads.



Sorry you are right. There are 20 helmets so you are talking about £186.8 approx. That's a lot of dosh.
CARVD

Sorry you are right. There are 20 helmets so you are talking about £186.8 … Sorry you are right. There are 20 helmets so you are talking about £186.8 approx. That's a lot of dosh.



Nope...60... shop.deagostini.co.uk/sta…aqs
Thats a lot of helmets in one house! oO
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RichieCJ

Nope...60... … Nope...60... http://shop.deagostini.co.uk/star-wars-helmet-collection-faqs#5


Wow thats far too many.
CARVD

Wow thats far too many.



Quite...it's a typical 'part-work'. Reel em in with a few cheap issues, then string it out for the next 2 years, with each issue becoming less and less interesting...remember those prequel characters with a sort of double ended buzzing (stop it!) weapon (seriously now!)? No? Well they get their own issue...probably ;-)

I'll still buy the first two though
Edited by: "RichieCJ" 14th Jan 2016
CARVD

Sorry you are right. There are 20 helmets so you are talking about £186.8 … Sorry you are right. There are 20 helmets so you are talking about £186.8 approx. That's a lot of dosh.


No need to apologise it's not easy to spot I only twigged it as I read further on in the page - I always think these type of magazines are purposefully ambiguous in regards to how many will be sent out.
Can't believe that anything from Deagostini would be voted hot - jesus, if you carved the Star Wars logo into a dog turd, someone would buy it! For £600 you could buy some decent Star Wars memorabilia that would actually be worth something in years to come.
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No8

Can't believe that anything from Deagostini would be voted hot - jesus, … Can't believe that anything from Deagostini would be voted hot - jesus, if you carved the Star Wars logo into a dog turd, someone would buy it! For £600 you could buy some decent Star Wars memorabilia that would actually be worth something in years to come.



For the record I was only saying that the Darth Vader 1:5 helmet for £1.99 is a good deal. I have it and it's decent quality considering it came with a magazine.
umz73

Any idea on how easy it is to cancel? Website is a shambles on my phone



Most websites are a shambles on a phone. Use a proper computer for internet and ye shall find the answer thou needs.
CARVD

Huh?



He said there's 60 issues in total, so just under £600.
RichieCJ

[quote=CARVD][quote=RichieCJ] ..this series was done around May last … [quote=CARVD][quote=RichieCJ] ..this series was done around May last year and is being re-done due to Ep VII.



There was no run of this magazine last year. DeAgostini did Star Wars Fact Files and Build the Millenium Falcon.
Edited by: "Elevation" 14th Jan 2016
the y do look nice but £600 is a lot...
https://www.deagostini.com/uk/collections/star-wars-helmets/images/stand.jpg
It's a bit confusing as it says Issue 2 (Boba Fett) costs £4.99 but it also says when you subscribe, your first delivery costs £1.99 and it will contain 2 x magazines + 2 x helmets + tin poster. Presumably that's Darth Vader + Boba Fett. It also says they aim to send deliveries out every 30 days which gives you enough time to cancel. You don't get charged until after a delivery and you can opt to pay via direct debit which can be easily cancelled! If you were to receive a second delivery after cancelling the direct debit, I don't see why you couldn't just return it.
they definitely did do this last year as my gran very kindly bought the 1st 3 for me much to my wife's disgust

I'm 34 and do work around the house for her. as I won't accept money for doing stuff for my gran (obviously)

she bought something I couldn't refuse or returb
Moncymru

I've got one. Really hurt my neck trying to get it on. It's going back.



I would have used condom instead to be honest.
EMM386

they definitely did do this last year as my gran very kindly bought the … they definitely did do this last year as my gran very kindly bought the 1st 3 for me much to my wife's disgustI'm 34 and do work around the house for her. as I won't accept money for doing stuff for my gran (obviously)she bought something I couldn't refuse or returb



Yes, you are both right. It had a test run of 5-6issues to see what sales might be like. It happens a lot.

Should be easy to cancel either at newsagents or direct subscription.

They publish collection is 60, but if sales are good and enough interest, it will likely have that run extended.

Having looked at the magazine, if you have other Star Wars partworks, you probably have all the information.

With at least another four movies on the way already, they are unlikely to run out of helmets to sell to us.
I've always wandered - do these ever increase in value? I mean if you've spent £600 - ish, collected them all, kept them in pristine condition? Some old toys do, some Legos do - what about these "collectibles" ?
anybody seen these in the shops yet?

I looked in my local whsmiths at the weekend and there was no sign of them
consumermonkey

Yes, you are both right. It had a test run of 5-6issues to see what sales … Yes, you are both right. It had a test run of 5-6issues to see what sales might be like. It happens a lot.Should be easy to cancel either at newsagents or direct subscription. They publish collection is 60, but if sales are good and enough interest, it will likely have that run extended.Having looked at the magazine, if you have other Star Wars partworks, you probably have all the information.With at least another four movies on the way already, they are unlikely to run out of helmets to sell to us.



Yes I'm a subscriber to the Star Trek Starship collection, was originally advertised as 70 issues but has been extended twice and now will be at least 110. This will keep going for as long as people keep buying, just get more and more obscure characters
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logansw

anybody seen these in the shops yet?I looked in my local whsmiths at the … anybody seen these in the shops yet?I looked in my local whsmiths at the weekend and there was no sign of them



I bought mine in a local indie newsagent yesterday.
logansw

anybody seen these in the shops yet?I looked in my local whsmiths at the … anybody seen these in the shops yet?I looked in my local whsmiths at the weekend and there was no sign of them


Yes bought one today in a newsagents.
Been in to WHSmith to pick this up and been told that they're carrying this nationally. Better option than getting a subscription.
Bought mine last night from WHS. They had loads of them, but then they always do for the first few issues...

Soooooo tempted to subscribe as I just know I'll end up missing really good ones...but then I'd have to have Commander Cody and other ones from the prequels...shudder
cbates60

It's a bit confusing as it says Issue 2 (Boba Fett) costs £4.99 but it … It's a bit confusing as it says Issue 2 (Boba Fett) costs £4.99 but it also says when you subscribe, your first delivery costs £1.99 and it will contain 2 x magazines + 2 x helmets + tin poster. Presumably that's Darth Vader + Boba Fett. It also says they aim to send deliveries out every 30 days which gives you enough time to cancel. You don't get charged until after a delivery and you can opt to pay via direct debit which can be easily cancelled! If you were to receive a second delivery after cancelling the direct debit, I don't see why you couldn't just return it.



And to get those *ahem* lovely acrylic stands, it'd cost about £660 as they're only available with the premium sub...an extra £1 an issue...bargain
R3D_R0B1N

Been in to WHSmith to pick this up and been told that they're carrying … Been in to WHSmith to pick this up and been told that they're carrying this nationally. Better option than getting a subscription.



Depends if they continue carrying it. I've seen so many collections start well then disappear from newsagents altogether.
Why a guy would buy in a set of 60 helmets that would do nothing but sit there and get polished every now and then when he has his own helmet he could polish I don't know.
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