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Excail wrote:

I'm not asking for a request, just saying I am willing to help out with avatars as best as I can, you can check out my current one for an example of quality, I may not be on a lot, but I will help out when I am around smile

Thanks for offering up some help, Excail!

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Karson Fett wrote:

As of today, only 300 days remain until the film is released (baring some unforeseen complication).

Seeing the Millennium Falcon in full HD in the trailer was awesome and has me interested in how sharp the CGI will be in this film. I cannot wait to meet the new characters and catch up with the older ones. I worry, like I am sure most fans of the franchise do, about the quality of these next films. I hope Abrams will not repeat the mistakes of Lucas in Attack of the Clones and The Phantom Menace. I have faith for now, though, and hopefully it won't be lost.

Good points, Karson! smile

Know that it'll be *sharper* than HD. They shot most of the new film on 35mm film, and one or so shots on IMAX. Nowadays films like that finish in what's called 2K or even higher, to be more future-proof. It's all pretty exciting stuff where the technology keeps moving, now with cameras doing 6K and whatnot. That's a lot of detail.

I think the new films are in mostly good hands, where the powers that be are hiring top, creative directors for each of the upcoming films. That way nobody is phoning it in -- nor so autonomous that they're not listening to anyone but themselves.

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Kel Solaar wrote:
Karson Fett wrote:

Whatever happened to the email service

From what I recall, and I'm probably wrong, it just wasn't that active and a drain on the financial side.  I loved my @BobaFett.com email address. sad

Not true. smile

It was a free service provided by an e-mail company that eventually bit the dust.

Now only BFFC volunteers have @bobafettfanclub.com e-mail addresses, although we could run (limited) e-mail accounts through @bobafett.com.

We're trying to provide some other stuff nowadays, like the regular caption contests, more breaking/investigative news, photo-of-the-day (see our Instagram, Facebook, etc.) and other updates. smile

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Kel Solaar wrote:

Long time no see! Been busy with life and haven't had much of an online presence over these past couple of years.  I've always checked up on BF.com from time to time though, because no matter how little time I have, Boba Fett and the crew here are some of my favorite things.

Well, just wanted to drop this line and say hi to all the old and new members.  My old(er?) username here was Delta Three Eight (or a derivative of it) but I can't for the life of me remember the name or log-in credentials.  Last time I used it is when we had our own BobaFett.com email addresses!

See you guys around!

Kel, awesome. It's been a long while since we offered free e-mail service, but I can definitely help you recover an account. Let me know in a reply here -- or a private message via the boards here -- and I can connect what you want up.

Kel Solaar wrote:

A few years ago, I had posted a couple of pictures of a model of the Slave III I found online.  Besides the Slave 1, this is my favorite Slave ship.

I bought a game a while back called "Space Engineers" which is a sandbox game set in space that allows you to create your own space ships to use to explore and battle.  Naturally, I wanted to re-create the Slave III.  I had originally intended on doing this solo, but met a guy who created the Slave II on Steam through his workshop page and we were planning on creating it together.  But of course, my computer had issues with the Space Engineers game after a recent update (still haven't found a solution) so he went ahead and created it himself.

Kel, very cool! Thank you for sharing this all -- the back story, the link, and the download. Very cool. Glad the content here at the Boba Fett Fan Club helped inspire 'ya!

Ninamolina, that's the plan for now. Six films in as many years starting this December.

Thoughts on the first one out of the gate -- Episode 7: The Force Awakens?

Thoughts thus far on Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens?

To give a date to this thread, here's what we know: J.J. Abrams ("Star Trek") directed, principal photography is done, Harrison Ford and others make cameos, mostly new cast of strong independent actors, and the initial trailer has dropped.

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Boba Fett didn't even appear in Marvel's new Star Wars #1 -- which featured countless variant covers -- but he is for certain in the debut Darth Vader series.

Here is our curated list of ones that feature Boba Fett on the cover, with links to high-quality, unwatermarked scans and -- where applicable -- how to purchase.

(Looking for all Boba Fett comics? See our database.)

Darth Vader #1 (Alex Ross exclusive)

Art by Alex Ross. Sold at alexrossstore.com.(Thanks to ComicBook.com for getting the exclusive from Marvel, releasing the cover image before even the artist.)

Darth Vader #1 (Midtown Comics exclusive)

Art by Mark Brooks. Sold at midtowncomics.com.B&W Variant. Sold at midtowncomics.com.Darth Vader #1 (Newbury Comics exclusive)

Art by Salvador Larroca. Sold at newburycomics.com.(Thanks to ComicBook.com for getting the exclusive from Marvel, which here is in higher resolution than the store's website.)

Source: BFFC

Upcoming Bounty is a series of editorial posts about newly released and/or newly announced Boba Fett collectibles, giving you the lowdown along with a pro collector opinion on what's what.

Sideshow Collectibles Boba Fett Premium Format Figure

http://www.bobafettfanclub.com/news/wp-content/uploads/sideshow-boba-fett-premium-format-tn.jpg

Another big upcoming piece is the Boba Fett Premium Format (PF) figure from Sideshow Collectibles.  Any by big I'm talking both size and price tag.  This ¼ scale figure and base come in measuring 25.5 tall and will leave a $439.99 hole in your wallet. Scheduled for a December '15 release a pre-order has a non-refundable deposit of $44.00.

Sideshow, having already released a ROTJ Premium Format Boba, went ESB this time.  With only the Sideshow publicity shots to go by it does look like they've made some improvements since their last PF Boba.  In fact Sideshow has had some trouble with their Fett's in general, but that's a separate blog post.  By my eye, the paint scheme and weathering on both the armor and flightsuit look more accurate than the previous. (But I'll leave it to the folks at The Dented Helmet to offer their assessment.)

If nothing else it looks more real, the previous one still looks plastic. Like the previous PF figure the only articulation available here seems to be the neck/head and range finder.  The base is reminiscent of Cloud City, and is angled to help create more of an action pose than the previous.

And it's a great pose!  In fact it looks to be inspired by a piece of artwork that I've seen floating around for a while.  Most non-articulated statues of Boba have him just standing around, and the Attakus one just looks awkward to me.

The biggest downside to this piece is timing as it is scheduled to come out in the wake of the Hot Toys ¼ scale Fett at a slightly higher price of $469.99.

Pros:

  • Great pose!

  • ¼ scale

  • ESB Paint Scheme

  • If they can stay on schedule you can put it on your Christmas list

Cons:

  • Price

  • Sideshow's history with Fett

  • Bad Product timing

  • Minimal articulation

My take:

Sideshow is counting their lucky stars and thanking their Non Refundable Deposit policy that they got this out before Hot Toys dropped theirs.  However it's an ESB Fett, and I really want Sideshow to put out another winner (LOVED the Mythos Fett) so I'm sticking with it.  Besides I already put down the deposit.  Given the price tag and the direct competition from Hot Toys this might stay in stock a bit longer than previously anticipated.  I would guess at least until after Christmas '15 so you can throw some Santa money at it if you already shelled out for the Hot Toys.

http://www.bobafettfanclub.com/news/wp-content/uploads/lego-75060-legoland-early-release-340x145.jpg

[UPDATE 12/29 4pm PST: We can also confirm the set is being sold ahead of schedule at LEGO stores, one of which is the South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, CA.]

Today, LEGOLAND in Florida had the brand-new LEGO UCS Slave I (75060) on its shelves for sale, well ahead of the scheduled January 1 release date.

Has anyone already picked up their new LEGO Slave I that was released early? Who's planning to pick it up in store or on LEGO.com starting January 1?

(We checked with LEGO.com about any pre-sale and was told, out of fairness, that no advance sale was planned.)

Helmet nod to Curt Hersey for the head's up and the photo!

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Karson, welcome back to the 'boards! Great to have you here.

Love the links. Very helpful to those coming across this thread, especially since the original website mentioned still doesn't work at that address.

Have you made any Star Wars origami?

Welcome to BFFC, Ridyx_Ordo! Very cool avatar you added there.

Love your rationale for Boba being up there or better than Jango -- great examples! -- but this topic is just about Jango being worthy. What are your thoughts on that?

This fan spotlight is part of a series focusing on cosplayers who exemplify qualities in creativity, community-building, and craftsmanship.

1. What is your name and who are you cosplaying as?

My name is JC, I go by JC Fett and cosplay Boba Fett. Only a handful of select people know my true identity, mainly fellow Mando brothers and sisters.

[coppermine id=3298]

I try to take "being" Boba Fett to the next Level. I feel those who fell in love with Star Wars through the original trilogy as I did, would agree the mysteriousness of Boba was one of his strongest qualities. Just who is this expressionless Bounty Hunter? Taking off the helmet and revealing myself completely ruins this. If you look at my Instagram feed you'll see... never a shot of who I am.

I'll go all day with my helmet on at a convention. This past NYCC I arrived at 7am for the East Coast Cosplay Championship and was there until almost midnight when winners were announced -- took first place in TV & Movies category btw! -- and I only took my helmet off for like 20 minutes in a discrete location to eat a hot dog, macaroni and cheese and some soda. Haha.

[coppermine id=3299]

I have to thank big time my wife -- she cosplays a female mandalorian by the name "La Fett" -- and my buddy Geo who accompanies me and helps support me on these troops! I think a fellow TDH member said it best... people always ask questions like.. "Don't you get hot? Don't you have to pee? Aren't you hungry?" But the truth is once you put the armor on and the helmet is on YOU ARE Boba Fett, and Boba Fett doesn't need to do those things. He is just Boba Fett.

2. What groups/clubs/sites are you a member? What is your handle for those sites?

I go by "JCFETT" on all the sites I'm at, my first forum I registered at was TDH. It's the most knowledgeable and helpful Fett fan site there is. I'm on a few other sites as well, like therpf.com, which is a great costuming/props site that encompasses everything and they have some tremendous builders on there.

I also run my own social media pages -- instagram.com/jcfett and facebook.com/jcxfett (had to add the x since jcfett was taken!).

Currently I'm not "in" any professional costuming group, but I do get some contracts from and troop along with the 501st ECG and the Falco Clan of the Mando Mercs. I have a lot of awesome friends in both and would highly recommend either or both to anyone interested in organized Star Wars trooping. I'll be joining the ranks soon myself.

[coppermine id=3306]

3. Why this character and costume? What's the backstory?

My big brother raised me like his apprentice on Star Wars. He grew up in the 70's, and I'm an 80's baby so I was early on influenced by his enthusiasm for it and his huge original vintage collection. He basically had everything. So for a boy growing up around speeder bikes, the Millennium Falcon, X-Wing fighters, etc., it would be impossible not to be fascinated and completely immersed in this magical universe.

Many years later, we continued to collect when the figures and movies re-released, played a lot of Pod Racing on N64 etc and one day he turned to me and was like...  Bro, we should build life size Stormtroopers. I was like yeah dude of course. That makes complete sense. And so we did.

We ordered some kits off the internet and spent a few long winter months in our basement building some awesome stormies. We trooped around town and for Halloween, just local stuff. For my small town on Long Island, New York, the response was tremendous. Kids to grown ups treated us like superstars and were so excited to see us walking around bothering Traffic Control Officers etc. That was like 2005, and that's when JC the cosplayer was born.

It's hard not to enjoy how much people enjoy your cosplay. The huge smiles, people are just so happy. It's hard to describe. It wasn't long before I decided to tackle my favorite character in the universe, Boba Fett, I registered on TDH, received a warm welcoming -- some which came along with warnings haha -- but I knew the road wouldn't be easy and I wouldn't have wanted it any other way.

After a few years and lots of help from amazing talents such as Christian from Man of War Studios and Lou Darth Vorhees of Fettwerks, JC Fett was created. My cosplay Fett was initially finished by 2008, though even today I'm upgrading and adding cool new features, but it wasn't until New York Comic Con 2012 that I made my con debut. It was one of the most amazing experiences and continues to be. I love the NYCC atmosphere, it's a great convention I recommend anyone interested in comics, toys or cosplay to come check it out. I met some really awesome people from there who are now really close friends of mine, and not just from the Star Wars universe, from Marvel cosplayers to Comic and Toy collectors and vendors themselves. It's a real positive thing, and it's definitely a passion of mine. To go out and be Boba Fett and bring excitement to people. It's an honor really.

[coppermine id=3300]

4. What's your favorite part of the costume or what has been one of your most memorable experiences as this character?

My favorite part of my costume is my helmet. I just love all the details and colors. And I've spent a lot of time making the inside as much of a home for my head a possible haha. I have integrated fans and self contained voice amp and speakers inside, as well as the wireless remote activated range finder which always gets people excited!

[coppermine id=3301]

My favorite memory is always changing. I just like when kids come up to me as if I couldn't possibly be real, but I am. And you can see it in their face, they've just teleported to another galaxy. This includes grownups sometimes too, ha!

5. What were some of your challenges to get your costume just right?

I think my day to day challenges with the costume itself is the gauntlets. They tend to hurt at the wrist after a while, especially when you're carrying a heavy EE-3 with real brass grip, metal and wood stock etc. So that's tough. I lose feeling in my thumbs sometimes. The jetpack also tends to be heavy due to all the components and things I have in it. Other than that I can't really complain.

[coppermine id=3309]

From my time as a Stormtrooper I can say Fett is much more manageable, but there are a lot of pieces to him that can go wrong so if you just do a lot of test fitting and test trooping you should be ok. I've had my mishaps of shin tools flying out or my gauntlet hose just dropping off my gauntlet before I learned better ways to fasten them.

6. What advice do you have for other cosplayers?

HAVE FUN! Do it because it's something you enjoy! Don't let other people get you down or hold you back. Cosplay is for everyone and everything. Unleash your creativity and let nothing stop you! Your imagination is limitless.

[coppermine id=3303]

7. Favorite Star Wars moment?

Empire Strikes Back, Carbon Chamber scene:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-AmHZ17gWM

View the original post here

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Upcoming Bounty is a series of editorial posts about newly released and/or newly announced Boba Fett collectibles, giving you the lowdown along with a pro collector opinion on what's what.

LEGO Slave I (75060)

http://www.bobafettfanclub.com/news/wp-content/uploads/lego-slave-1-75060-tn.jpg

Available January 1, 2015 from LEGO.com is the Lego Ultimate Collectors Series Slave I, kit #75060.  At 1,996 pieces it's the biggest Slave I to date and certainly looks to maintain the quality of appearance standards of the UCS line.  It's also Lego's latest attempt at a Star Wars kit that is to scale (or close to scale) to their minifigs.  Speaking of minifigs, this kit includes a new Boba Fett ESB paint/print scheme (for the variant hunters), Han Solo both in and out of carbonite, as well as a Stormtrooper and Bespin Guard.  Priced at $199.99 this kit may be a bit pricey for the casual collectors, but unlike some other UCS models this one looks like it rates high on the playability scale.

Pros:

  • Who doesn't love Legos?

  • Larger kit size create a more streamlined and less blocky look more closely matching the look of the original ILM model

Cons:

  • Stickers.  This kit has a lot of stickers.

  • Boba is still sporting a Jango Fett Geonosis model jet pack.

My take:

I'm getting at least one.  The Lego UCS line appreciates in value dramatically after a run ends so for those of us that sometimes sell off collection pieces to fund new ones these are a good investment.  Plus it's Slave-1, so come on!  I'm looking forward to building it and displaying it in pursuit of my 10179 Millennium Falcon.

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wolfgulfur wrote:

Favorite Boba Fett quote has to be Boba's response to a security officer on Taris.

Good one! That's from "Legacy of the Force: Bloodlines."

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Cado wrote:

It's a long one...

... but it's a good one! Classic.

http://www.bobafettfanclub.com/news/wp-content/uploads/guide-to-all-the-star-wars-1-variant-covers-featuring-boba-fett-tn.jpg

Marvel Comics, who takes the helm back from Dark Horse Comics to publish Star Wars comics books, has an unconventional strategy with unveiling their first issue in January 2015. They've enabled various comic book shops and artists to sell their own variant covers. Here is our curated list of ones that feature Boba Fett on the cover, with links to high-quality, unwatermarked scans and -- where applicable -- how to purchase.

(Looking for all Boba Fett comics? See our database.)

<h3>Star Wars #1 (The Cargo Hold exclusive)</h3>

Art by J. Scott Campbell. Sold at thecargohold.ecwid.co.

[coppermine id=3283]

B&W Variant. Sold at thecargohold.ecwid.com.

[coppermine id=3282]

<h3>Star Wars #1 (Tidewater Comicon exclusive)</h3>

[coppermine id=3289]

<h3>Star Wars #1 (Heroes Haven exclusive)</h3>

Art by Mike Perkins. Layout references Giant Size X-Men #1 (1975). Sold at heroeshavencomics.com.

[coppermine id=3284]

<h3>Star Wars #1 (Cards, Comics & Collectibles exclusive)</h3>

Art by Frank Cho. Sold at cardscomicscollectibles.com.

[coppermine id=3286]

B&W Variant

[coppermine id=3285]

<h3>Star Wars #1 (Limited Edition Comix exclusive)</h3>

Art by Mike Deodato Jr.. Sold at ltd-edition-comix.com.

[coppermine id=3288]

B&W Variant. Two slight variations sold at ltd-edition-comix.com and ltd-edition-comix.com.

[coppermine id=3287]

<h3>Star Wars #1 (Mile High Comics exclusive)</h3>

Art by Humberto Ramos. Sold at milehighcomics.com.

[coppermine id=3278]

<h3>Star Wars #1 (Diamond Comic / Hasbro Exclusive)</h3>

Sold through Previews magazine and New York Toy Fair.

[coppermine id=3240]

<h3>Star Wars #1 (Forbidden Planet Exclusive)</h3>

Artwork by Adi Granov. Sold at forbiddenplanet.com.

[coppermine id=3154]

B&W variant. Sold at forbiddenplanet.com.

[coppermine id=3153]

<h3>Star Wars #1 (Heroes and Fantasies Exclusive)</h3>

Artwork by Daniel Acuna. Layout references Amazing Spider-Man #129, the first appearance of The Punisher. Sold at heroesandfantasies.com.

[coppermine id=3172]

B&W variant. Sold at heroesandfantasies.com.

[coppermine id=3173]

<h3>Star Wars #1 (Warp 9 Exclusive)</h3>

Artwork by Alex Maleev. This layout references Tales of Suspense #39. Sold at ebay.com.

[coppermine id=3238]

B&W variant.  Sold at ebay.com.

[coppermine id=3239]

<h3>Star Wars #1 (Zapp Comics Exclusive)</h3>

Artwork by Mike Mayhew. This layout references Marvel's The New Mutants #98, which had the very first appearances of Deadpool and artwork by Rob Liefeld. Sold at zappcomics.com.

[coppermine id=3169]

B&W variant. Sold at zappcomics.com.

[coppermine id=3170]

Upcoming Bounty is a series of editorial posts about newly released and/or newly announced Boba Fett collectibles, giving you the lowdown along with a pro collector opinion on what's what.

<h3>Hot Toys 1/4 Scale Boba Fett</h3>

http://www.bobafettfanclub.com/news/wp-content/uploads/hot-toys-boba-fett-tn.jpg

Hot Toys has announced their first ¼ scale Star Wars figure will be none other than Boba Fett. Hot Toys is one of the few companies where most collectors I know actually feel they're getting their money's worth despite the high price tags of their pieces. Scheduled for a 3rd or 4th quarter 2015 release this Fett is done in his ROTJ scheme with a Jabba's Skiff themed base. It includes 30 points of articulation and 7 alternate hand molds. All shin tools appear to be removable. He also comes with both a full version of the Blastech EE-3, as well as a battle damaged version as seen after Luke chops off the barrel with his lightsaber. Select markets may also get a bonus blaster pistol with holster. Price tag is $469.00 through Sideshow Collectibles, which includes the exclusive blaster pistol and holster.

Pros:

  • Hot Toys brand product

  • Quarter scale

  • Tons of articulation to pose

  • Battle damage options

  • Additional blaster pistol/holster in select markets

Cons:

  • $469.00 price tag

  • Bad product scheduling

My take:

It looks like I'm going to have to suck this one up. Personally I prefer the ESB paint scheme on my Fetts, but I'm going to take a chance because it's Hot Toys. The timing sucks for my wallet as Sideshow's new ¼ scale ESB Fett is also scheduled for 4th quarter 2015 release. Looking at the prototype photos the detailing on the armor and flightsuit looks like it will blow away the older Sideshow ¼ ROTJ Fett, which if I recall correctly sold for $300.00. The new Sideshow premium format is $439.99. The fact that the battle damaged blaster is included leads to me to hope that a companion Luke and possibly a larger skiff display may be coming later. Nothing confirmed there though.

[coppermine id=3258]

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This fan spotlight is part of a series focusing on cosplayers who exemplify qualities in creativity, community-building, and craftsmanship.

1. What is your name and who are you cosplaying as?

I'm Josh Powers. My Kit is ROTJ Boba Fett. Pre Sarlacc,  haha...

[coppermine id=3249]

2. What groups/clubs/sites are you a member? What is your handle for those sites?

I am a member of The 501st Legion and Mandalorian Mercs. My Legion ID# is BH-15173. On the MMCC board I go by "Ren."

3. Why this character and costume? What's the backstory?

As an 8 year kid, when Fett was first shown standing on the bridge of Executor, I thought to myself "who the hell is that guy?! I want to know know about him!" The look of his armor, his stance, the fact Vader spoke directly to him, spoke to a person that earned the respect of the Sith Lord. He looked liked he worked for a living and did what needed to be done. Then, as I grew older and they began writing comic and novels featuring Fett, it just fed to my fascination with the character.

As for why I choose to build this costume. I chose it out of ignorance. I assumed, having never attempted to build anything, that it had to be easier than  building a Stormtrooper ... right? It was mostly cloth with a few armor plates, helmet and jetpack. Famous last words.

4. What's your favorite part of the costume or what has been one of your most memorable experiences as this character?

It's hard to say. Watching the joy on kids faces when they see their "hero" in real life, whether it's at a con or on the floor of their hospital. Personally, my favorite would have to be meeting my wife -- who kits up as Boushh and is a member of the Legion as well -- or the incredibly tight person relationships I have formed since joining the groups with Fett.

[coppermine id=3250]

5. What were some of your challenges to get your costume just right?

For me, I found nothing about this costume NOT challenging. This was going to be my first ever costume. I had never used a dremel, an airbrush, or any of the other skills needed to do something like this. I spent 18 months researching every possible part, every possible type of paint, every scratch and every detail of a ROTJ Fett before I ever began my actual build. I knew from the outset that I wanted to join the 501st as Fett because of the charity that they perform. Because of that, I knew it had to be "perfect" or as close as I could possibly make it.
I found that to get Fett right, the biggest challenges was finding all the right part. I am sure other Mandos and Fetts can attest to the fact that, even assembled, there are a ton of parts to these kits. And for Fett these parts are 35 years old and tracking them down is a task.

6. What advice do you have for other cosplayers?

The biggest advice I would give to other cosplayers is research. I can not stress the value of it. I can be boring, seem like a job at times, but in the end it makes the biggest difference in the outcome of any build, no matter the costume itself.

[coppermine id=3251]

7. Favorite Star Wars moment?

Picking a favorite moment is Star Wars is a hard question. Star Wars has been a constant in my life since I was 5 years old when the movies were originally released. It has been a source of constant joy and a refuge from sorrow -- a safety blanket if you will.  Its existence creates an environment that bring people from different places and backgrounds together. It binds all things, just like the very Force at the core of its story.

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your moma wrote:

People say fett is evil because he worked for vader but he really is not

Welcome to the site, your moma! That's a very good point.

your moma wrote:

my grandpa played as Boba fett

You'll have to tell us more about that!

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thee23sideshow wrote:

just found out about this crew of demented barves; glad 2 know ya

Welcome to BFFC, thee23sideshow / darth sideshow! Glad to see you here and looking forward to your posts on the board.

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scasanov wrote:

Came across this product review...

Already a review and it's not officially released until January? Those lucky reviewers at Brickset really using their media badge for that one!

(Note to self: contact someone at LEGO's Community Engagement and Events...)

scasanov wrote:

I will admit I haven't picked up a Lego Slave-1 since the first one...

Each change up seemed to be mediocre at best. It's nice that this one is a huge difference.

scasanov wrote:

...keep using the Jango Geonosis jetpack...

Good point of trivia there. Maybe there's pressure to recycle what's close enough for some of their process, rather than every set getting an unlimited amount of variable pieces? Or maybe someone on staff has some outdated/inaccurate reference photos?

(Reminds me of Hallmark's Christmas ornament had an upside down skull emblem, or the whole POTF2 dot-and-no-dot gloves, or other things like that.)

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Hey Scott! Thanks for the post!

I know Lucas McCoy follows them, since he's a big cosplayer.

Since they got the license in 2014, they're certainly allowed to do a Boba Fett costume. Seems odd they're sitting on it, and doing Jango first, though.

http://www.bobafettfanclub.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2014-mandalorian-artmor-project-tn.jpg

This is the third year of The ArTmor Project, a fundraising effort pairing the creativity of hand-selected artists with classic Mandalorian armor.

Today at 6pm EST, over 50 auctions will begin.

Here is what they've made -- in alphabetical order:

<h3>ACHERON BUG HUNT BOUNTY ON LV-426</h3>
Armor by Jim Mock | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3175]

<h3>ACTUAL PHYSICAL CONTACT</h3>
Armor by Lou Caltabiano, host of the Dial Up Movies podcast | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3176]

<h3>BLACK AND WHITE AND FETT ALL OVER</h3>
Armor by John Sloboda | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3177]

<h3>BLACK SERIES BOBA FETT</h3>
Armor by Joe Knowlton (aka Solus Raam) | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3178]

<h3>BLOB-A FETT</h3>
Armor by Ted Dastick Jr. | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3179]

<h3>BOBA FETT ON BLACK VELVET</h3>
Armor by Scott Cherry of the Barbarian Rage Podcast | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3186]

<h3>BOBA FETT'S THE THING</h3>
Armor by Eric Moore of Mr E's Models | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3180]

<h3>COG O FETT</h3>
Armor by Ronald Seaman of Aracknoid3 Cosplay | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3181]

<h3>DARTH MANDALORIAN</h3>
Armor by David Krawcyzk | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3182]

<h3>DR WHO 50TH ANNIVERSARY</h3>
Armor by Larry Jason Queen | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3183]

<h3>DUFFMAN-DALORIAN</h3>
Armor by Matt of the NeoZAZ.com podcast series Attraction Obsession | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3184]

<h3>FET3K</h3>
Armor by Matt Hunsworth | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3185]

<h3>FETT TRON, BOUNTY HUNTER OF THE UNIVERSE</h3>
Armor by R. Gouldberg | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3187]

<h3>FETT'S PREDATOR TROPHY</h3>
Armor by Matthew M Toppel
[coppermine id=3234]

<h3>FETTY KRUEGER</h3>
Armor by Chris, co-host of the SWIC (Star Wars In Character) podcast | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3188]

<h3>GAME OF CLONES</h3>
Armor by Fett Finish
[coppermine id=3231]

<h3>GEARS OF FETT</h3>
Armor by Guillaume Fortin | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3189]

<h3>HE-MAN'S CHEST</h3>
Armor by Taylor Lymbery of the Talking Toys with Taylor and Jeff podcast | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3190]

<h3>HOUND OF MANDALORE</h3>
Armor by Todd Howell | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3191]

<h3>HUNTER</h3>
Armor by Jason James of 3 Sheets Art | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3192]

<h3>INFETTIBLE HULK</h3>
Armor by Chris, co-host of the SWIC (Star Wars In Character) podcast | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3193]

<h3>IRON FETT</h3>
Armor by Kenneth Polly | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3194]

<h3>JAEGER FETT</h3>
Armor by Scott Conner | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3195]

<h3>JANGO / KAMINO</h3>
Armor by Michael Davis | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3196]

<h3>JUSTICE LEAGUE MANDALORE</h3>
Armor by Sean Hynes, founder of the Mandalorain Mash-ups costume group on Facebook | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3197]

<h3>KENNER GRAVEYARD</h3>
Armor by Dave, co-host of the SWIC (Star Wars In Character) podcast | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3198]

<h3>KISS</h3>
Armor by Jennifer Hogan, character fabricator at Stoopid Buddy Studios (Robot Chicken) | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3199]

<h3>KRAYT DRAGON TROPHY ARMOR</h3>
Armor by Jim Mock | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3200]

<h3>MAN-O-FETT</h3>
Armor by Dillon Markey, animator at Stoopid Buddy Studios (Robot Chicken) | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3204]

<h3>MANDALORIAN CORPS</h3>
Armor by Michael Mergenthaler | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3201]

<h3>MANDALORIAN GIRL</h3>
Armor by Huy Vu, production designer at Stoopid Buddy Studios (Robot Chicken) | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3202]

<h3>MANDO FC</h3>
Armor by Scott Weber | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3203]

<h3>MASS EFFETT</h3>
Armor by Jim Neff | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3205]

<h3>MINIO-LORIA-N</h3>
Armor by Karen from the Muppets in Character podcast and NeoZAZ.com
[coppermine id=3235]

<h3>"MODEL" ORIAN</h3>
Armor by William Soltys | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3206]

<h3>ODE TO HAN</h3>
Armor by Amy Caracappa-Qubeck | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3207]

<h3>OPERATION BOUNTY HUNT</h3>
Armor by John Ficker of Lonewolf Customs | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3208]

<h3>PAC-MANDALORIAN</h3>
Armor by Uriah Funk | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3209]

<h3>PLANET OF THE APES TRIBUTE</h3>
Armor by Matthew Zucker | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3210]

<h3>PREDALORIAN</h3>
Armor by Eric J. Berry | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3211]

<h3>PRINCESS OF MANDALORE</h3>
Armor by Marian T. Tait | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3212]

<h3>RECOLLECTION FETT</h3>
Armor by Rusty Gilligan of Recollection Magazine | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3213]

<h3>RETURN TO KENNER GRAVEYARD</h3>
Armor by Dave, co-host of SWIC podcast
[coppermine id=3233]

<h3>SLAVE I</h3>
Armor by Kevil Leill | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3214]

<h3>SLAVE I DEPARTURE</h3>
Armor by Mitch Freeman | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3236]

<h3>SLAVE TOO</h3>
Armor by Matt, co-host of the SWIC (Star Wars In Character) podcast | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3216]

<h3>STAR FORCE WARS</h3>
Armor by Matt of the GR80s Podcast | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3217]

<h3>STENCIL WARS</h3>
Armor by Curtis Brisbee | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3218]

<h3>SUNNYVALE HUNTER</h3>
Armor by Tory Jones | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3219]

<h3>SUPER IRON GIANT</h3>
Armor by Tim, co-host of the SWIC (Star Wars In Character) podcast | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3220]

<h3>THE PROTECTOR</h3>
Armor by Tom Hutchens (aka Mandalore the Uniter), founder of the Mandalorian Mercs costume club and organization | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3221]

<h3>THE TIES THAT BIND</h3>
Armor by Jen Belgin (aka Darth Cleavage) | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3222]

<h3>TO A GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAY ... AND BEYOND!</h3>
Armor by Matt, co-host of SWIC podcast
[coppermine id=3232]

<h3>TY COBB</h3>
Armor by Tim, co-host of the SWIC (Star Wars In Character) podcast | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3223]

<h3>UNTITLED</h3>
Armor by Jason Adams | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3224]

<h3>UNTITLED</h3>
Armor by John Soukup | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3225]

<h3>WALKER HUNTER</h3>
Armor by Allen Amis | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3226]

<h3>WHO FETT</h3>
Armor by Grant Tillotson | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3227]

<h3>WILT CHAMBERLAIN</h3>
Armor by Tim, co-host of the SWIC (Star Wars In Character) podcast | Artist's statement and additional photos
[coppermine id=3228]

Which ones are your favorites? Let us know in the comments.

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This fan spotlight is part of a series focusing on cosplayers who exemplify qualities in creativity, community-building, and craftsmanship.

1. What is your name and who are you cosplaying as?

Hi, my name is Ben Townend and I cosplay/cosplayed as ESB Boba Fett, ESB Chewbacca, ESB Han Solo, Sand Trooper and General Veers.

[coppermine id=3162]

2. What groups/clubs/sites are you a member? What is your handle for those sites?

You can usually find me lurking around on The Dented Helmet, RPF, MEPD [Mos Eisley Police Department], The 501st Legion and The Rebel Legion boards to name a few. I go by "Bountyone."

3. Why this character and costume? What's the backstory?

After seeing A New Hope as a kid I was blown away! Just when you thought it couldn't get any better, The Empire Strikes Back was released and, to this day, it remains my favorite movie of all time. I became obsessed with Boba Fett and remember taking empty toilet paper tubes as a kid and tried to copy his armor. I thank the Dented Helmet for making my life long dream a reality.

The short cameo with Jabba in A New Hope got my attention but his role in Empire became my obsession!

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4. What's your favorite part of the costume or what has been one of your most memorable experiences as this character?

I'd have to say being selected to play Boba Fett in a commercial for Lucasfilm and Spike TV. What an amazing and fun experience that was!

[youtube]http://youtu.be/riGe6BqyiHA[/youtube]

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5. What were some of your challenges to get your costume just right?

The biggest challenge for me was finding armor to fit my 6'4 frame. I enlisted the help of Jeff "WickedBeard" Cochran to help me with this task. Jeff had built my armor out of thin gauge steel with 1/4 foam backing. Everything on my suit from the shoulders to the knees was metal.

6. What advice do you have for other cosplayers?

I tell others to do their homework. Study the character and screen shots. Check resources. Your work is a reflection of you. Don't settle for average! The smallest details leave the biggest impression.

7. Favorite Star Wars moment?

Too many to list but my top three would be the Hoth battle in Empire, Darth Maul & Obi Wan's fight scene from Phantom Menace (Duel of Fates just gives me goosebumps) and Han & Leia's kiss (yeah, I'm a softie).