Thanks to a tweet from Daniel Gray I discovered that, for the princely sum of £995.00 (plus £21.00 P+P), Shepperton Design Studios Ltd (trading under the name of originaltormtrooper.com) can furnish you with a complete replica of the Storm Trooper armour as seen in the Star Wars movies.
Surely the dream of every fan boy of a certain age? No? Just me then.
The history of the armour has not been a straight forward one. In true Star Wars fashion the original creators took on the might of the Lucas empire to retain the rights to replicate and market it from the original mouldings. It’s an interesting story marred by litigation and with more than a little hissy fitting on the part of Mr. Lucas. I’m sure there was plenty of heavy breathing from the other end of the phone.