Prop collectors are known to go to extreme lengths tracking down people involved with the films, or, if those folks have passed, their heirs, in hopes of getting their hands on these items. I've been asked by various people what happened to certain props or costumes. Other than a few notes which make reference to a costume, I have no idea what became of them. This memo makes note of 5 Vaders masks and helmets which needed to have repair work done on them.
Despite repairing 5 Vader masks & helmets set, the decision was to have 2 more Vaders made us. Shortly after the Feb 28, 1978 date of this memo, they will be needed in Japan for events gearing up the audience for the June 78 opening.