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One fan on Twitter asked BFFC about the trading card from 1980 that says Boba Fett is 43. Here is that card:
http://www.bobafettfanclub.com/bounty/p … ps-esb-11/

Since "Attack of the Clones," we have a different age breakdown for Boba Fett:
* Born - Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (32 or 31.5 BBY)
* 10 Years Old - Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (22 BBY)
* 13 Years Old - Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (19 BBY)
* 32 Years Old - Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (0 BY)
* 35 Years Old - Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (3 ABY)
* 36 Years Old - Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (4 ABY)
* 66 Years Old (approx.) - Star Wars Episode VII (approx. 34 ABY)

Anyone know of some official material that prints this out? Would love to do a side-by-side of the old card with one of these newer ages -- just for fun.

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[UPDATE: Boba Fett won with 69% of the vote.]

After beating General Hux in the last vote, Boba Fett moved up a bracket in the StarWars.com This Is Madness popularity contest.

Starting Tuesday March 29th at 10am PST and lasting just 24 hours, it's now time for Boba Fett vs. General Grievous.

VOTE NOW FOR BOBA

Stay tuned during the day on March 29th for incremental updates.

Analysis of the Vote

Here's a tally of how the vote is going:

  • 3/30 9:59am PST: Boba Fett still has 69%

  • 3/29 10:58pm PST: Boba Fett still has 69%

  • 3/29 6:12pm PST: Boba Fett has 69%

  • 3/29 2:09pm PST: Boba Fett still has 68%

  • 3/29 1:00pm PST: Boba Fett has 68%

  • 3/29 11:29am PST: Boba Fett has 67%

  • 3/29 10:04am PST: Boba Fett has 74%

See our first post on this year's Fett match-up for our two cents on the technology used for the poll.

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[UPDATE: Boba Fett won with 70% of the vote.]

After Jango Fett failed to move on (in what looks an awful lot like voter fraud, by the way), it's now time for Boba Fett to have a shot in StarWars.com's This Is Madness popularity contest.

Starting Tuesday March 22nd at 10am PST * and lasting just 24 hours, it's Boba Fett vs. General Hux.

VOTE NOW FOR BOBA

Stay tuned during the day on March 22nd for incremental updates.

Analysis of the Vote

Here's a tally of how the vote is going:

  • 3/23 9:59am: Boba Fett won with 70% of the vote

  • 3/22 11:09pm: Boba Fett still has 69%

  • 3/22 9:08pm: Boba Fett has 69%

  • 3/22 6:31pm: Boba Fett still has 68%

  • 3/22 4:16pm: Boba Fett still has 68%

  • 3/22 12:26pm: Boba Fett has 68%

  • 3/22 12:07pm: Boba Fett has 69%

  • 3/22 11:09am: Boba Fett has 68%

  • 3/22 10:59am: Boba Fett has 69%

  • 3/22 10:25am: Boba Fett has 79%

  • 3/22 10:20am: Boba Fett has 83%

  • 3/22 10:09am *: the site appears to still show the previous match, even though matches are supposed to switch at 10am PST Monday - Friday

See our first post on this year's Fett match-up for our two cents on the technology used for the poll.

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briandteel, thanks for the updates! How soon until you start on the Boba Fett-inspired paint job?

Source: BFFC

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[UPDATE: Jango Fett lost, getting only 28% of the vote.]

It's that time of the year again. StarWars.com hosts a This Is Madness popularity contest in the March Madness bracket format. Jango Fett and Boba Fett are both on the roster.

Starting Friday March 18th at 10am PST, and lasting through the weekend until Monday March 20th at 10am PST, it's Jango Fett vs. Kylo Ren. You know what to do, Fett fans:

VOTE NOW FOR JANGO

Stay tuned during the day on March 18th for incremental updates.

Analysis of the Vote

Here's a tally of how the vote is going:

  • 3/21 9:28am PST: Jango Fett still has 28%

  • 3/20 11:19pm PST: Jango Fett still has 28%

  • 3/20 10:33pm PST: Jango Fett still has 28%

  • 3/20 6:23pm PST: Jango Fett still has 28%

  • 3/20 4:34pm PST: Jango Fett still has 28%

  • 3/20 1:07pm PST: Jango Fett still has 28%

  • 3/20 2:57am PST: Jango Fett still has 28%

  • 3/19 10:18pm PST: Jango Fett still has 28%

  • 3/19 6:01pm PST: Jango Fett still has 28%

  • 3/19 1:48pm PST: Jango Fett still has 28%

  • 3/19 11:46am PST: Jango Fett has 28%

  • 3/18 9:51pm PST: Jango Fett still has 27%

  • 3/18 6:20pm PST: Jango Fett has 27%

  • 3/18 6:08pm PST: Jango Fett has 26%

  • 3/18 4:37pm PST: Jango Fett has 27%

  • 3/18 1:25pm PST: Jango Fett still has 28%

  • 3/18 12:36pm PST: Jango Fett still has 28%

  • 3/18 12:12pm PST: Jango Fett has 28%

  • 3/18 11:37am PST: Jango Fett still has 27%

  • 3/18 11:08am PST: Jango Fett still has 27%

  • 3/18 10:35am PST: Jango Fett has 27%

  • 3/18 10:08am PST: Jango Fett has 21%

Previous years relied on browser cookies, which could be deleted to vote again. This year, it's fancy and we can't quite figure out how they're doing it. There's some AJAX. There's Disney's API server. While deleting cookies can make you think you're voting again, there's a JavaScript warning that notes a 409 conflict if voting twice. We're impressed.

However, this year the vote tally is visible before voting. (It was always showing after submitting one vote, even on repeat visits to the site.) This gives casual fans a way to see who's more popular already, rather than a standard blind vote. Maybe it's affecting the totals, maybe it isn't, but it's different this year and we're not fans of it.

Furthermore, as of 4pm on March 18th, we've seen some social media posts that the poll is hackable, seeming to accept more than one vote from the same person/computer without any errors. This suggests the poll is, like in years past, not an accurate popularity contest.

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RayRay30, welcome to BFFC. Thanks for posting about your collectibles. Please use just one topic, rather than creating multiples, especially with just one liners. If you're looking for a buyer, try posting a photo and more about it, just like what collectors do on eBay. You may get a message through the site from a fan interested in knowing more, but you might not.

nueces, welcome to BFFC! Thanks for telling us about your roller derby team!

Could you post some examples of designs and/or Mandalorian visuals that you like? With any of the designers who visit the boards here, that could be helpful for coming up with something pro-bono more quickly.

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This March 15th, you'll be able to find individual Disney Infinity 3.0 Boba Fett figures in stores in North America like GameStop and EB Games. Both game stores had this information publicly available for over a month, so today's late announcement is no surprise.

Previously, the Boba Fett figure was a timed Sony exclusive in 2015 and, while slated for release in January 2016, they pushed it back, leaving fans in the United States stuck with either international imports (as global retailers got Boba Fett first) and collectible scalpers (where they're all marked up eBay).

The official confirmation comes via Disney's official Twitch account, specifically at 12 minutes into the broadcast.

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The 13.5" talking Boba Fett sure is cool:

http://www.bobafettfanclub.com/boards/img/m/2/t/p1acil3nth1uoo1dnv4i272b1qd83.jpg http://www.bobafettfanclub.com/boards/img/m/2/t/p1acil43771alf1om219vh13fg1n7e5.jpg

By re-paint, so not his "Return of the Jedi" colors, but the pre-production colors:
http://www.bobafettfanclub.com/manual/costume/colors/

This one is still widely produced. It's still at the Disney Store online:
http://www.disneystore.com/boba-fett-ta … 6/1000255/

:-)

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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?

My name is Emma, but I go by RoboEmma on the greater internet! I’m costuming as Sabine Wren from Star Wars Rebels, and my custom Mandalorian character, Ivven Oyre.

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

I am a member of the Mandalorian Mercs; I go by Vhe Oyre on those forums. I’ve haunted that place for a good 6-7 years now, and served on the Application Team for a while! It’s been a very rewarding experience to watch the club grow. I was also just recently approved as an X-Wing Pilot in the Rebel Legion, so that’s very new to me!3. Why this character and costume? What's the story?

As for Sabine Wren, the choice to make her costume seemed obvious: I’d been obsessed with Mandalorians and I’ve costuming as a custom one for years, so when Dave Filoni started giving us these awesome canon Mandalorian women like Bo-Katan and Sabine, I eventually couldn’t resist; it had been so long since I’d made a Mando. Sabine spoke to me almost immediately: I’ve always been partial to good guys (Go Rebels!), she wore pink, like my custom Mando, and she was a sassy artist-type and I’m an illustrator, too. I related to her instantly, even though her character design took a bit to grow on me. Now I love it, especially the checkerboard shoulder ala Biggs Darklighter. Once I saw her operating on Star Wars Rebels, I had to have her. In terms of my custom Mando, I love the creativity that comes with making original characters. I’ve always had a million OCs wandering around my head, and I’ll always be drawn to my own, personally-created characters. I picture Ivven as a grumpy, cold-hearted type who travels around the galaxy with her KOTOR-style crew as a high-risk smuggler of sorts.

4. What has been one of your most memorable experience as this character?

Sabine was a new experience for me. As someone who usually costumes as unrecognizable custom characters, wearing a timely, relevant, and popular new character was a trip. It was amazing wearing her at Celebration Anaheim; the reactions were so positive, and I was blown away by all the little girls who were so excited to get their pictures taken with me. That, and I got to hang out in the AMAZING Mos Eisley cantina set at Celebration with a Hera costumer for like two hours. I never wanted to leave. It was so immersive. As for Ivven, I’ve worn her for so many years at this point, that the memories are starting to blend together. Honestly, I think the moment when I first saw a picture of myself in the costume after just finishing it, and thinking, “…Wow. I look so… cool!” after worrying myself to death over whether it turned out or not, was one of the more memorable moments. Travelling in groups of
custom Mandos is pretty great, too, every time it happens; I love hanging out with other Mercs.

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

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I went into building my custom Mando with very little costume experience, and that was a lot of hand-skills to learn. It took a while to simply understand quality, in order to judge whether things were up to par. I literally learned to metalwork to make Ivven, because I knew from the start that I
wanted to make her out of 18 gauge aluminum. It took a good year or two and a failed Mandalorian costume in order to be good enough at metalworking to finally make a quality kit that all came together. That, and the chest plates, and getting them to fit my figure the way I wanted. That took a while to get right, understandably. As for Sabine, the challenges of translating a cartoon rendering to a real-life equivalent was rather trying; cartoons rarely give you seams or realistic models. Sabine was the first time I had to learn sintra or real leatherworking, so that was also a learning curve; I’m getting better at picking things up the longer I costume, though, so that wasn’t too bad. I made absolutely everything on her costume from scratch, including the patterns for the cloth parts. The biggest challenge with Sabine came down to time: I was on a super tight budget, and was literally still painting her 15 minutes before driving to the airport for her first convention appearance. Somehow, I pulled it off! Sabine’s paint scheme is super detailed and particular; painting was definitely the biggest challenge, in the end, and getting all the lines clean, while also factoring in time for it all to dry.

 

6. What advice do you have for other cosplayers?

Advice? Everyone sucks when they start. My first costume (another Mando) was a big hot mess. Don’t ever be afraid to scrap every single piece and start from scratch. Persistence and a stubbornness against giving up will get you places. If you don’t have talent, you can learn talent. After about 6 years of costuming, I am at the point where I know I can do anything if I am willing to work until it’s right. I can learn any skill I don’t have, and so can you. Be a perfectionist, but wear an imperfect costume. It’s about fun. Never let something like that keep you from wearing your costume. Only make the characters you love. You don’t need a ton of money or a ton of support to make great costumes. You’re never done upgrading. Join a costume club; the opportunities and communities they open to you will blow your mind. I think that’s all I’ve got!

7. What is your favorite Star Wars moment from the films, books, comics, games, etc.?

Oh gosh. Don’t make me choose. If we’re talking the films, the moment where Han swoops in and clears the way for Luke to blow up the Death Star, and Luke’s reaction to scoring the hit; that build-up of the music right before it blows. Episode IV is my favorite, just for that scene. I to this day can’t watch that moment without getting breathless. As for everything else, I started with the EU and moved to the movies, so it’s hard for me to narrow that category. The Revan reveal sticks with me pretty hard. Right now, though, I still haven’t picked myself off the floor after hearing Rex’s voice in the big Rebels Season Two trailer. So yeah: that moment at Celebration Anaheim where they premiered the trailer and revealed Rex was back, and I nearly busted my knee plates and rangefinder when I slid out of my chair. That’s my current favorite Star Wars moment. The clones mean so much to me.

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Just in case anyone needs a weekend crocheting project ...  or you want to make some friends from a galaxy far, far away.

This photo of a crochet Boba Fett with C-3PO comes from telshira, who posted a lot more photos of this series on Imgur. For one of many crochet templates to make a doll just like this, check out Craftsy.

http://www.bobafettfanclub.com/news/wp-content/uploads/boba-fett-by-lucyravenscar-255x340.jpg

There's a popular smaller scale one, originally done by Lucy Collins (aka lucyravenscar). She originally sold the amigurumi template on her Etsy and Raverly, but she removed it because she has now an official Star Wars Crochet activity book (see Amazon.com), which includes more about it.

Other fans have done crochet Boba Fett hat / beanie, perfect for cold weather. There are so many variant patterns of this, and sellers come and go (and some knock off the work of others), it's even hard for us to follow. One good place to start is a search for Boba Fett hats on Etsy and then weigh the price and ratings to choose wisely.

We found another fan who made a crochet Boba Fett bag, which looks like a fun variant.

ctxboy1981, NO disintegrations! ;-)

Loki, nice choices! Note that, in the new canon, he's neither dead nor alive. See http://j.mp/BobaFettDeadOrAlive for more about that all.

ctxboy1981, that was a great one. Really shows Boba Fett knows someone is following him.

MissileFiringBobaFett, good ones!

The Oxford dictionary defined cyborg as "a fictional or hypothetical person whose physical abilities are extended beyond normal human limitations by mechanical elements built into the body." That certainly sounds like Darth Vader.

GedtheRed wrote:

Hi Fetts! Just joined tonight (down under time).

Welcome GettheRed! Couldn't agree with you more about the voice and hoping he's alive in the new canon!

MandaloreRising wrote:

Does anyone...?

Welcome to BFFC, MandaloreRising! Glad to have you here. For broad questions like that, try creating a new topic instead of this one, which is just for welcomes. If you have any questions, feel free to send me a private message. :-)

briandteel wrote:

Just registered and want to stop by and say "Hey!"

Hey briandteel! Thanks for posting!

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briandteel wrote:

So does anyone have any ideas on the paint or other things I could add to it?

I'll post a couple photos of it in it's current state in a day or two.

Sounds very cool! Seen a few Fett-inspired motorcycles before, so especially curious to see how you're doing it. Maybe share some work-in-progress photos first?

McHale262, welcome to BFFC! Glad to see you here after all your great tweets!

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Tonight we rolled out some upgrades to the message board's layout, mostly for mobile users.

If you spot any bugs or have any questions/concerns, please post about it here.

Source: BFFC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1d_zoWG8K8

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Spotted in 2015 at Baylands Park (Mountain View, California) by wcolby1, a plane enthusiast who shares his findings on YouTube.

Phil Haney also tried making one with the Power of the Force 2 Boba Fett action figure. Check it out how how to process with taping a quadcopter on to the acton figure at Break.com.

Last year, Olivier C made a Millennium Falcon drone out of a modified quadcopter, which he showed off in a YouTube video.

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Loki, very cool! Thanks for the intro -- glad to have you here!

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ctxboy1981, it does seem to go in a different direction than the original "Clint Eastwood" approach.

ctxboy1981, definitely punctuation in "Empire."

But we'll see about "Jedi." In the new canon, he's neither dead nor alive. (We track this stuff at http://www.bobafettfanclub.com/news/fet … -or-alive/.)

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fett1979, very cool! Could you share any pictures? Would love to see the Fett museum!

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Bobafettfangirl101 wrote:

why do they make mm's dress up like boba!

Oh, just some cross-promotion of those brands. It's been going on for many years now. ;-)

Here are some examples:

Mpire Boba Fett Ornament (2005)
M&M's Mpire 2-Pack (Boba Fett and Han Solo) (2005)

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Aydin wrote:

Hello, everyone smile I'm new here I wonder what I can do here anyway please reply I think this is a great website anyway I'm a huge fan of Boba, and Jango, anyway thanks smile

Bye!

Aydin, welcome! Glad to have you here. Thanks for the kind words about our site here. We're also huge fans of Fett, just like you!