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Friday, February 19, 2016

Darth Vader, Iron Man 3 and Bob



Once in a while a product line comes along that is unique and original.  Those are they types of products I love to search out and write about.

Several years ago some company put out clever little plastic items that when attached to car or house windows made it appear as if the windows had been broken and tennis balls, rocks, etc. were sticking out of the windows.

What if someone took that concept one step further and incorporated famous movie props and character heads that appeared to be shattering through walls?  Clever, very clever.

That's just what 3D LIGHT FX has done with its innovative new series of iconic movie props.
While technically not toys the 3D Deco Lamps (yes, I said lamps, they light up!) I've placed them in the TOYS review section because they are sure to be a big hit with kids (and kids at heart).

The Darth Vader Helmet 3D Deco Light features a partial Darth Vader Helmet in full-scale and in perfect detail right down to Darth's silver-tipped breathing apparatus.

Like all of the 3D Deco Lights the Darth Vader Helmet requires only batteries and with the simple flip of a hidden switch Darth's eyes and breather plate glow a malicious crimson.

Parents need never worry about the helmet getting hot while on because it is safe to the touch.  The helmet is easy to mount to walls using a two screw anchors and screws.

Place the enclosed wall sticker behind the helmet and its cracked design makes the helmet look as if it has shattered the wall and broken through.

The Darth Vader Helmet comes in an attractive front see-thru panel box, features superb details, solid colors that match the character and is made of durable plastic that is less likely to break if dropped, as are all of the 3D Deco Lights.

The Iron Man 3 Helmet is a full-scale accurate depiction of the famous movie helmet.  Iron Man's eye light up when switched on and the helmet easily mounts to walls once placed over the cracked wall sticker with two screw anchors and two screws.

It makes a great night light for small children.

The Minions movie was a huge hit with audiences.  One of its characters, Bob, is a favorite with kids.

The Bob Minion figure features the entire figure with arms at his side, legs slightly apart and with a stupefied look on Bob's face.

Bob looks slightly taken back with his eyes staring and his mouth partially open.  All of Bob's details are there including his goggles, bib overalls, black gloves and shoes.

My daughter-in-law Jenn loves the Minions and I plan on surprising her with this figure when she and my son come to visit this March.

Like the other 3D Deco Light figures the Bob figure lights up and never gets hot because its LED light bulb which stays cool to the touch.

In just  few minutes you can have Bob mounted to a wall, complete with cracked wall sticker, turn on his light switch and Bob will appear to be crashing through the wall.


The 3D Deco Lights are a clever new way to dress up a room, provide a night light and enjoy your favorite movie props and characters.