Here's a great photo essay on someone who re-tooled their Black Series Boba Fett for better articulation and quality control:

http://roqoodepot.com/2014/05/26/the-bl … boba-fett/

http://www.bobafettfanclub.com/news/wp-content/uploads/gareth-edwards-boba-fett-stand-along-film-speculation-520x248.jpgThe Official Star Wars website released a press announcement at 4pm PST today that names the director and writer for the first spin-off Star Wars film, due out after Episode 7.

The announcement does not name a subject matter. Still to this day, there is still zero official confirmation of a Boba Fett film.


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Here is our own recap of what Boba Fett-specific <span style=background:green; color:#fff;]confirmations</span> and rumors have come at what time and from where:

  • February 5, 2013:<br/>Less than a week after announcing Episode 7, the official Star Wars website <span style=background:green; color:#fff;]confirmed</span> there will be two spin-off films. No mention of Boba Fett. Here is their announcement.

  • February 6, 2013:<br/>In an Entertainment Weekly post by senior writer Anthony Breznican -- headlined as an exclusive -- the article confidently opened about learning that one spin-off film is about Boba Fett. We reported this in Boba Fett Feature Film Update. Later in the same article, they postulate if these films will happen. No follow-up information was given to further confirm that Entertainment Weekly had a legitimate exclusive scoop.

  • September 12, 2013:<br/>Variety reports that Disney CFO Jay Rasul <span style=background:green; color:#fff;]confirmed</span> on an investor conference call that we'll see origin stories in these spin-off films. We reported this in Would Boba Fett’s Origin Story Make a Great Feature Film? No mention of Boba Fett.

  • September 16, 2013:<br/>Nuke The Fridge posted that the origin films would be about Han Solo and Boba Fett. But they cited a February 2013 article on MovieWeb, which was also missing any evidence. We reported this in Origin Fett Film Still Not Confirmed, Despite 'Nuke' Post. Nuke The Fridge later retracted on their use of the word confirmed.

  • January 2, 2014:<br/>Filmmaker Jon Schnepp spoke during a marathon YouTube event that Lawrence Kasdan is for a fact writing a Boba Fett spin-off film. We reported this in AMC Movie Talk Guest Jon Schnepp 'Knows For a Fact' Boba Fett Spin-Off Is Happening. Despite multiple follow-ups for more information, Jon Schnepp did not get back to us.

  • January 16, 2014:<br/>An unnamed informant tells Latino Review that not only is Joe Johnston on the top of the list to direct a Boba Fett spin-off film, but Lawrence Kasdan has a script idea, which would veto the whole Episode 2 storyline. We reported this in Joe Johnston 'Tops' List To Direct and Lawrence Kasdan’s Western 'Pitch' for Boba Fett 2018 Film, says Latino Review. No follow-up was provided by Latino Review.

  • April 24, 2014:<br/>An unnamed informant tells Jedi News UK that during a Disney-hosted executive breakfast that a Boba Fett spin-off film was mentioned. No photos, no names, and no direct quotes were provided. We reported this in Disney May Not Make Rumored Boba Fett Spin-Off Film Because He’s No Hero. No follow-up was provided by JediNews. The story seemed unusual since Maleficent, a Disney movie about a villain, is all over billboards / commercials at this time.

  • May 6, 2014<br/>Disney CEO Bob Iger <span style=background:green; color:#fff;]confirmed</span> on an investor conference call that at least three spin-off films are being targeted by 2020. In other words, we're to expect one saga film (e.g. Episode 7), then one off-saga film (e.g. spin-off) every year. No further details were mentioned. The audio of this call is saved online.

  • May 15, 2014<br/>German fan site receives a tip from an unnamed informant, suggesting a training event at Hasbro has revealed the subjects of all the upcoming Star Wars films. We reported this in Rumored Boba Fett Spin-Off Film Reportedly Name-Dropped at Hasbro Training Event. While the rumor spread like wildfire, only some sites receive notice from Hasbro PR to take down the news, although it's unclear why (e.g. misinformation or just negative press).

  • May 22, 2014<br/>See the top of this article for the latest <span style=background:green; color:#fff;]confirmed</span> news.

What do you think of this latest confirmation?

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We're rolling out features and upgrades left and right here on BFFC, but we have to ask: what do YOU want?

Let us know. We love feedback.

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We've updated a page on our Fettpedia wiki that's all about Boba Fett's timeline, tracking down his age:

http://bobafettfanclub.com/fettpedia/Fett_Timeline

Let us know if you have any edits. Alternatively, just like any wiki, you can also use your BFFC account to log in to Fettpedia and make the change yourself.

Montana wrote:

I'm new to the group here but I just finished this painting of Boba Fett. I hope you all enjoy it.

Hey Montana! Thanks for joining BFFC. And thanks for giving us the head's up about your artwork on our Facebook page, too!

Here's another one for the rumor mill... Take this with another grain of salt, Fett fanatics.

German fan site StarWars-Union.de was given a tip, reportedly from an unnamed attendee of an untitled Hasbro training day in an unknown city. These are the rumored working titles and the fan site says they believe this is true:

Fall 2014: Rebels
2015: Episode VII
2016: Boba Fett
2017: Episode VIII
2018: Solo
2019: Episode IX
2020: Red Five

We followed up with the site and asked more questions. We asked for more, and didn't learn anything more.

For such a tightly guarded franchise, why would a Hasbro training event share top secret information? For such a news report, why would this informant just go to this German fan site and not hit up a dozen other sites with this overnight news?

Hasbro, whose headquarters was recently photographed with a Boba Fett two-pack action figure on a Rebels branded board, must be really in deep with Disney to be leaking all of this news. Perhaps the reason for the unnamed sources is to protect one's job working there.

Also something to note: we've seen the date of the rumored Boba Fett spin-off film go between 2016 and 2018. If anyone's right, which one is right? Years ago, we had official word (via Lucasfilm's own Rick McCallum) of a live-action series involving Boba Fett to come in 2009, but that never happened (source: 1, 2, 3).

All in all, there is still zero official confirmation of a Boba Fett film.


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Here is our own recap of what Boba Fett-specific <span style=background:green; color:#fff;]confirmations</span> and rumors have come at what time and from where:

  • February 5, 2013:<br/>Less than a week after announcing Episode 7, the official Star Wars website <span style=background:green; color:#fff;]confirmed</span> there will be two spin-off films. No mention of Boba Fett. Here is their announcement.

  • February 6, 2013:<br/>In an Entertainment Weekly post by senior writer Anthony Breznican -- headlined as an exclusive -- the article confidently opened about learning that one spin-off film is about Boba Fett. We reported this in Boba Fett Feature Film Update. Later in the same article, they postulate if these films will happen. No follow-up information was given to further confirm that Entertainment Weekly had a legitimate exclusive scoop.

  • September 12, 2013:<br/>Variety reports that Disney CFO Jay Rasul <span style=background:green; color:#fff;]confirmed</span> on an investor conference call that we'll see origin stories in these spin-off films. We reported this in Would Boba Fett’s Origin Story Make a Great Feature Film? No mention of Boba Fett.

  • September 16, 2013:<br/>Nuke The Fridge posted that the origin films would be about Han Solo and Boba Fett. But they cited a February 2013 article on MovieWeb, which was also missing any evidence. We reported this in Origin Fett Film Still Not Confirmed, Despite 'Nuke' Post. Nuke The Fridge later retracted on their use of the word confirmed.

  • January 2, 2014:<br/>Filmmaker Jon Schnepp spoke during a marathon YouTube event that Lawrence Kasdan is for a fact writing a Boba Fett spin-off film. We reported this in AMC Movie Talk Guest Jon Schnepp 'Knows For a Fact' Boba Fett Spin-Off Is Happening. Despite multiple follow-ups for more information, Jon Schnepp did not get back to us.

  • January 16, 2014:<br/>An unnamed informant tells Latino Review that not only is Joe Johnston on the top of the list to direct a Boba Fett spin-off film, but Lawrence Kasdan has a script idea, which would veto the whole Episode 2 storyline. We reported this in Joe Johnston 'Tops' List To Direct and Lawrence Kasdan’s Western 'Pitch' for Boba Fett 2018 Film, says Latino Review. No follow-up was provided by Latino Review.

  • April 24, 2014:<br/>An unnamed informant tells Jedi News UK that during a Disney-hosted executive breakfast that a Boba Fett spin-off film was mentioned. No photos, no names, and no direct quotes were provided. We reported this in Disney May Not Make Rumored Boba Fett Spin-Off Film Because He’s No Hero. No follow-up was provided by JediNews. The story seemed unusual since Maleficent, a Disney movie about a villain, is all over billboards / commercials at this time.

  • May 6, 2014<br/>Disney CEO Bob Iger <span style=background:green; color:#fff;]confirmed</span> on an investor conference call that at least three spin-off films are being targeted by 2020. In other words, we're to expect one saga film (e.g. Episode 7), then one off-saga film (e.g. spin-off) every year. No further details were mentioned. The audio of this call is saved online.

  • May 15, 2014<br/>See the top of this article for the latest rumor.

What do you think of this latest rumor?

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Joe Johnston, who designed Boba Fett, celebrates his birthday today!

Included in the 1997 book entitled Star Wars: The Annotated Screenplays, here's a great quote about Johnston's creative significance in particular to Boba Fett:

I designed the final version of Boba Fett. Ralph [McQuarrie] and I both worked together on preliminary designs, and we traded ideas back and forth. Originally, Boba Fett was part of a force we called Super Troopers, and they were these really high-tech fighting units, and they all looked alike. That eventually evolved into a single bounty hunter. I painted Boba's outfit and tried to make it look like it was made of different pieces of armor. It was a symmetrical design, but I painted it in such a way that it looked like he had scavenged parts and had done some personalizing of his costume; he had little trophies hanging from his belt, and he had little braids of hair, almost like a collection of scalps.

This birthday is especially notable for Johnston, who has been quoted as interested and then more recently rumored to be attached to an also-rumored spin-off Star Wars film that would be all about Boba Fett.

For more about Johnston, visit Joe Johnston Sketchbook and his entry on Fettpedia.

View the original post here

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JadeETC wrote:

"We'll meet again, friend."

Good one -- from the "Holiday Special!" Quite the curve ball in so few words, helping identifying Boba Fett as neither 100% a villain nor a hero.

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Recently, on May 2nd, Dan Curto at Sandtroopers.com was given and posted a picture from an official sneak preview Star Wars Rebels event, which shows a wall of forthcoming action figures. (Helmet nod to @RebelsReport whose post today caught our eye.)

http://www.bobafettfanclub.com/news/wp-content/uploads/star-wars-rebels-boba-fett1-292x520.jpg

Carefully look at the bottom left. It's Boba Fett and a Stormtrooper, underneath headings for Mission Series, 2-pack action figures, and a Fall 2014 line-up!

Why would they package up a Boba Fett in a Star Wars Rebels action figure line if he's not in the show? Well, it depends on what exactly we're seeing. Is this an FYI to the Rebels team of forthcoming figures? Is this going to be Rebels packaging but include non-Rebels characters?

One of our Facebook fans (Ralph T.) raises a great point:

As much as I'd like to see more Fett action, I think too much thought is being put into that backboard. The Battle packs and The Saga Legends (which is exactly what it sounds like) are the series that have been around for years. They aren't strictly for Rebels, just Star Wars in general. This just appears to be the new upcoming wave lineup.

We spoke with our friends at Yakface.com who let us know the Boba Fett / Stormtrooper set has been rumored separately from Star Wars Rebels and they already knew of a ESB themed Mission Series 2-pack. The Rebels line consists of Rebels, Prequel Trilogy, and Original Trilogy characters. It is basically everything not Black Series. All figures in the 'Rebels' line are 5 points of articulation.

We also can say that Mission Series is the existing line from Hasbro, which has included Jango Fett already.

Other than this picture and the above speculation, there's been no official word yet that Boba Fett is back in Star Wars Rebels. We'll keep tweeting #BringBackBoba until it's a done deal. But this looks promising!

(Thanks to @TheBobaBounty for extra keen eyes.)

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Go for it, Terra! That sounds great. Beyond just users here already, I'll do the promotion for 'ya on our social media channels, to bring attention to the boards.

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I don't follow all of the Angry Birds crossovers, but aren't all of the villains pigs?

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Welcome back, Terra! Thanks for the compliment!

Updated 5/4 1am PST:

JOE CORRONEY

30% off all items at his online store, which includes The Slave Princess and The Empire Strikes Back - 30th Anniversary. Sale ends May 4th at 12am EST.

NEW WAVE TRADER

Place any order at newwavetraders.com on May 4th for a chance to win a Hasbro 300th Edition Boba Fett figure.

GAMESPOT

The gaming website is giving away a Sideshow Collectibles Prototype Boba Fett. On their article, they explain the rules:

How do you win? Make sure you’re following @GameSpot on Twitter. Then when you see us use the hashtag #StarWarsDay, retweet that post for a chance to win!

SESSION KITCHEN in DENVER, COLORADO

Tipped off by Thrillist, we see that the Denver-based restaurant Session Kitchen (Yelp) is doing a Boba Fett themed entre for May 4th. One of the entrees is the Pad Thai Amidala with Boba Fett-ucini, a bizarrely delicious combo of prawns, chicken, lemongrass boba, peanut, ginger, chile, and lime, notes the review. See the article for a picture of the dish.

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LEGO

Starting tomorrow and running until May 5th, LEGO has a nice sale going on for Star Wars fans. They tell us there's free shipping on all orders of $75 or more, free exclusive Darth Revan minifigure with LEGO Star Wars orders of $75 or more (while supplies last), and an exclusive LEGO Star Wars Poster with all LEGO Star Wars orders (while supplies last). Here's the merch on sale for May 4th and 5th only that's related to Fett and Mandalorians:

  • Desert Skiff (9496) ... 50% off

  • Pre Vizsla's Mandalorian Fighter (9525) ... 50% off

  • Keychain Boba Fett 2014 (850998) ... 20% off

  • Magnet Boba Fett 2014 (851317) ... 20% off

  • Mandalorian Speeder (75022) ... 10% off

  • Boba Fett Watch (5000143) ... 10% off

  • Boba Fett Clock (5000249) ... 10% off

DARK HORSE COMICS

They're doing a promotion at digital.darkhorse.com for digital editions. Many Boba Fett titles are included. See their formal announcement. Head's up on one crazy deal called a megabundle that's $100 for $450+ worth of digital comics.

GOOGLE PLAY

For Android users, Angry Birds Star Wars and Star Wars: Tiny Death Star are already free, but they're doing a half-off on in-app purchases as well. See their announcement for details, which includes books and comics. There's also a pre-order on a Disney-ified version of Star Wars Trilogy: The Empire Strikes Back (Junior Novelization) by Ryder Windham, which features Boba Fett on the cover and appears to be a re-issue of an earlier book by the same name.

AMAZON

Amazon's own May The Fourth Be With You Sale includes some merch that includes the following:

They're also planning to have a Star Wars-oriented Free App of the Day on Sunday, May 4th.

Anything else?

Let us know in the comments!

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Nice topic!

This reminds me of one custom motorcycle helmet, airbrushed by AirGraffix. They sell it online at http://www.airgraffix.com/collections/f … /boba-fett and they have a video of it at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMFnFymlaJc.

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Welcome to the site, arc trooper Darkrush! Glad to have you here.

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Thanks to rock-star reporter Adam Pawlus over at Entertainment Earth, we just found out that the latest wave of Star Wars Black Series action figures will include more Boba Fett.

It's not a re-paint (e.g. ROTJ vs. ESB) and not a variant (e.g. circle or no circle on the wrist). It's the same UPC and SKU, now packed with different figures in the case.

This is great news for fans who are still having trouble finding the figure. (See our updated post on which stores have healthy stocks of the figure, as reported by buyers.)

According to Pawlus, Hasbro has been doing this for years, but not with the Black Series. There will be a new date stamp on the figure, and batch variation is possible, but well, it always is. I wouldn't expect anything mortals without microscopes will notice, he tweets.

The wave includes Anakin Skywalker (Revenge of the Sith), Stormtrooper, Clone Trooper (Attack of the Clones), and -- finally -- the same Boba Fett (Empire Strikes Back) was Wave 2.

At Toy Fair this year, Wave 4 was supposed to include Chewbacca and Luke Skywalker instead of Boba Fett and Clone Trooper.

Pre-order the case right now. The release date is June 2014.

Entertainment Earth is also still selling cases of Wave 2, which includes Han Solo, Greedo, and Slave Leia in the case.

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Anyone ready to start an RPG? This topic has been a handy resource for starting one.

Feedback always appreciated, too, as times change with using forums vs. social media.

BABoba wrote:

I love everything about Boba Fett. I really admire his calculating intelligence and how he handles different situations in the various expanded universe books I've read. Then everything else adds the mystery behind him and makes him one of the most interesting characters in the Star Wars universe.

Nice! Welcome to the site, BABoba, and thanks for adding to this forum thread!

Do you think the prequels added or took away the mystery you like about Boba Fett?

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We've added an easier way to play hosted MP3s, and also linked up to several new tracks hosted on Soundcloud. Check it out!

http://www.bobafettfanclub.com/multimedia/audio/mp3/

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Great points. Which Kenobi book?

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Any favorite level or technique when playing the Boba Fett "pig" in Angry Birds?

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"Episode 7" was announced to be about 30 years after the events of "Return of the Jedi." This makes Boba Fett approximately 66, whether or not you believe he's still in the Sarlacc. Do you think we'll see him? And do you think he's actually 66 for the time of Episode 7?

http://www.bobafettfanclub.com/multimedia/galleries/albums/userpics/10001/normal_boba-fett-the-clone-wars.jpg

Now that "The Clone Wars" released its sixth and final season, we never got closure on the Bounty Hunter arc. What do you imagine or wish happened?

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Srofezilla, good point!

How are you considering three times. Are you counting "Dark Empire," "Jawas of Doom," "Tales of the Bounty Hunters," "Tales from Jabba's Palace," and "The Mandalorian Armor?"

There's a good breakdown at http://scifi.stackexchange.com/question … s-his-fate of four of those five.

Also, be sure to check out the Fettpedia record, now updated for the Sarlacc:
http://www.bobafettfanclub.com/fettpedia/Sarlacc

Additions? Corrections? (Anyone here with a BFFC account can update Fettpedia.)

Hello all,

In the last few days, you may have seen browser warnings before or in lieu of visiting this site, bobafettfanclub.com.

Moments ago, we've finished worked with Google Webmaster Tools to remove the problem and audit the security problem that led to malicious code being added to a 2009 post here on the boards. This included upgrading the message board application to the very latest version available.

The code was a BBCODE link to an image, which wasn't an image. The site hosting that file is also rightfully flagged as malicious. We're working to correct all of the problems, which also led to Facebook calling links to this site as malicious. No files hosted here on our servers were ever an issue, and this is a problem of association via user generated content only.

Thank you for your understanding and patience while we solved this issue and work towards an even tighter ship moving forward,

Aaron