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We spotted this cosplayer wearing the Pre-Production #1 Boba Fett costume, which sported some unique variations from the Boba Fett look we know and love. Based in Austin, Texas, Boba Joe of Intergalactic Props & Creations, talks about his journey to putting this costume together within just four months, and pays tribute to Boba Fett's original designer, Joe Johnston.

Shout outs to Ponteworks, Imperial Outpost Armory, bobamaker, and The Dented Helmet.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbBeqkQnCS0

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Back on April 30, Lucasfilm had a kick off meeting in Japan for Episode VII, which featured Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy and Episode VII actress Daisy Ridley. In an article published on May 8th at the Japanese language site for Kotaku, Kotaku.jp (whose English language site is a popular video game site), Boba Fett appears to be mentioned in the transcription.

[UPDATE: Gigazine.net, which has hi-res photos of the events and may be Kotaku.jp's own source, has a Japanese transcript of the Q&A -- but Boba Fett isn't mentioned, only Jar Jar.]

The quote is in a response attributed to Kathleen Kennedy, regarding a question about the possibility of Boba Fett returning in the upcoming films. Now, the article and its transcription are written by someone by the name Mercenary Penguin aka KT_writer25, (who we tried to contact but cannot reach), so we are taking the authenticity of this transcript with a grain of salt. It was recently unearthed a week after the event by Star Wars rumor site, StarWars7News.com, which we learned about via Scified.com.

Up until this point, Boba Fett has still only been rumored by bloggers. See our play-by-play on saga films like Episode VII and anthology films like Rogue One.

Here is the literal Japanese in the article:

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We started with a rough translation, based in part on Google Translate and Microsoft/Bing Translate, which we've isolated to just the part about Boba Fett here:

Q: Does Jar Jar come back or will Boba Fett come back?

A: Don't worry. Boba Fett is a high priority on our list. Please wait.

We know by auto-translating we're losing context and accuracy so we found a Japanese speaker from our followers on Twitter. (Thank you Martin Nicholson!) Here's his translation:

A: Jar Jar Binks isn't being brought back but Boba Fett is; hence, Boba Fett is more important than Jar Jar Binks.

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Assuming this Japanese quote is a correct transcription, this quote is the first official, quotable mention of Boba Fett regarding any forthcoming saga or anthology film. That said, the mention alone is not a confirmation that Boba Fett is in, or the subject of any, saga or anthology film.

We would also love if any other sources are available, like video from the Q&A, to further verify that the transcription is authentic and not clickbait. Even with the word confirmation being thrown around so often nowadays, including most recently by TheWrap (in which we had issues), we're all about fact-checking and uncovering information with integrity.

All in all, we have our fingers crossed all is in good hands, especially if any true talents like Simon Kinberg, Lawrence Kasdan, and possibly Joe Johnston are in fact involved.

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Fett Legacy, welcome! Glad you found us via Twitter!

Regarding applications to easily connect, could you elaborate? Do you mean signing in here with your Twitter or Facebook accounts for example?

On Force Collection, how can we find 'ya there to trade cards? ;-)

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We had the joy at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim of sitting down to chat with Dickey Beer, who is credited with some of Boba Fett's stunts in Return of the Jedi.

Learn more about his experience as multiple stunt doubles and the real challenge of falling into the Sarlacc pit. (Other Boba Fett stunts in Jedi were done by Glenn Randall Jr. and Bob Yerkes.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRv_7GeVP5U

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Awesome track, MandoCommando! Thanks for joining BFFC and sharing!

We'd love to add this to http://www.bobafettfanclub.com/multimedia/audio/mp3/. While we do link to SoundCloud and other services at the bottom, more than happy to host the file indefinitely and link you up, too.

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We've loved Doug Cowan's Boba Fett work since we first spotted the ultra-wide, canted-angle illustration for Star Wars Celebration V. Now at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, he showed off a new Boba Fett portrait. Learn more about what he loved about Boba Fett, his process for his two works of art, and what's on deck for some possible future paintings.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ag3T_b52fi8

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We first met Grant Gould at Star Wars Celebration IV by seeing his Han Solo / Boba Fett postcard and have been fans of his work ever since. Learn more about his postcard giveaway, how he enjoys the popularity of Boba Fett, and see one of his Star Wars Celebration Anaheim exclusive sketches.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2lR4RDIkY8

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Part of the Adidas Originals line called mi ZX FLUX has a choose-your-own-design feature, along with several pre-made Boba Fett designs.

Ordering these shoes is a little tricky. You need to download a particular Adidas app, mi ZX Flux Photo Print, available on iOS and Android. Note that reviews for the iOS app are quite negative, noting how the checkout process is buggy.

When you open the app, the default feature is to take a photo of whatever you want in front of you for your shoes. There's a menu choice to pull up pre-made designs, either in a Star Wars folder or an Adidas folder. If you scroll through the Star Wars artwork, you'll find all of the following Boba Fett artwork available to have on your shoes.

The fine print in the effort also notes the following: The mi ZX FLUX product is currently only available in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, the United States and Japan.

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We at the Boba Fett Fan Club are good friends with Mark Austin, who portrayed Boba Fett in the Star Wars: A New Hope: Special Edition. Learn more about how this Boba Fett fan ended up wearing the costume multiple times, how he modeled for the POTF2 action figure, and why the iconic shoulder pads were on the opposite sides when they filmed the Docking Bay 94 shots.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGvJSiaIHBs

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quinncrain64 wrote:

I've been thinking... with Pablo's words of "Boba Fett is both simultaneously alive and dead in the Sarlaac Pit until a story pulls him out" it would be unreasonable to assume that they will not touch up upon him In the future. That said, this has been a sore topic for us Fett fans ever since he first made his tumble into the pit... and while I'm sure the story group is aware of this,  perhaps we should still make our voices heard. George Lucas has always considered Boba Fett dead, and when he finally started to relent those sentiments, his word was taken away. Now, Boba Fett is in limbo... we are closer now than ever to an official ruling on his status as a survivor (well, assuming that you only took the EU with a grain of salt, as well as George's constantly shifting mind), it may very well be up to us to decide that he does indeed survive.

quinncrain64, great points!

We've tracked down Lucas' dead/alive comments and they've definitely all shifted to the "alive" column. See http://bobafettfanclub.com/fettpedia/Sarlacc and http://bobafettfanclub.com/fettpedia/George_Lucas

Fingers crossed to get out of limbo in no time.

manadalorebell, awesome! Thank you for sharing! Love the color, especially going beyond the icon itself.

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Galax, awesome! That's very interesting, going first from Jango then to Boba. Prior to the prequels, Boba Fett really had a whole different storyline, especially between 1995 and 2002, much of which "original fans" prefer to this day.

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Galax, true. Other than the art/color angle, does anything else make her interesting to you?

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Galax, great points!

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Here's the lowdown on three officially licensed shops with Boba Fett merch coming out very soon.

Hallmark

According to their latest press release, Hallmark has three Boba Fett collectibles planned:

New products include Chewbacca and Boba Fett Cubeez stacking boxes, jumbo (64-ounce) Darth Vader coffee mug, Lightsaber pizza cutter with sounds, Princess Leia bottle opener with sound, and the Boba Fett apron and Boba-que Tongs set.

While their press release included 21 images, none of the Boba Fett items were pictured.

However, we went and tracked down one photo of the Boba Fett Cubeez that was taken three weeks ago at Amy's Hallmark Store (Anaheim, California) by crs2499 on Instagram. Check this out!

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Spencers

Spencers announced a Warriors of Mandalore collection, which is coming May 4th (Star Wars Day). They have a 25% off sale until 5/4 on all of this.

DorkSideOfTheForce.com got their hands on the official look-book PDF, which shows a lot of apparel and accessories with the Mandalorian icon, like this $22 watch.

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WeLoveFine

WeLoveFine also announced a new line of apparel, specifically designed for women. Their new Boba Fett hooded tank top is already for sale and builds upon the no-longer-available design for men that came out a few years ago.