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Thanks for the heads up! Great to see the new and recent Boba Fett items you've got for fans!
This year's San Diego Comic Con -- which runs July 8 (preview night) through July 12 -- has a handful of Boba Fett exclusives. Here's your checklist, Boba Fett fans!
Hallmark's Itty Bitty Boba Fett with Han Solo in Carbonite is an SDCC (and NYCC) exclusive collectible<br/>Booth: 2913X
Santa Cruz's Boba Fett Skateboard<br/>Booth: 2913I; available after 4pm each day (according to a social media post of theirs)<br/>Limited edition of 250
Funko's Hikari Infrared Boba Fett is only available at this year's SDCC<br/>Booth: 5341
ANOVOS has their brand-new Empire Boba Fett prop helmet replica on display at their booth! We shared a photo on Facebook, shot by Ken Morgan on Instagram.
Hot Toys is showing off a new sixth scale Empire Boba Fett. This is their second release, following a Jedi quarter scale figure. See Rebelscum.net for some great photos, taken on opening day (July 9).
Sideshow Collectibles will be showing (but not selling) the brand-new Ralph McQuarrie Boba Fett Concept Statue. Don't miss it!
Are panels more your thing? Here are some tips on which panels to attend, which very well might name-drop Boba Fett:
Wednesday: none of the events mention Star Wars
Thursday 12:00pm - 1:00pm: JAKKS Collector Toys: Star Wars, DC, TMNT, Nintendo, Warcraft and More! @ Room 29AB<br/>Should feature their new First Reveal Boba Fett figure
Thursday 1:00pm - 2:00pm: Level-Up Your Style with Geek Fashion @ Room 14A<br/>Features Amy Ratcliffe, who often writes about Star Wars
Friday 10:00am - 11:00am: Star Wars Publishing 2015: Part 1 @ Room 7AB<br/>11:00am - 12:00pm: Star Wars Publishing 2015: Part 2 @ Room 7AB<br/>Either may mention the new comic books (Star Wars and Darth Vader have included Boba Fett) and/or novels (Dark Disciple includes Boba Fett)
Friday 12:00pm - 1:00pm: Star Wars Goes Steampunk @ Room 14A<br/>Panel includes Rebecca Lady Fett Eusey
Friday 1:00pm - 2:00pm: Star Wars:Collectibles Update with Lucasfilm's Anita Castellar @ Room 7AB<br/>eFX, Gentle Giant Studios, Kotobukiya, and Sideshow Collectibles are all slated to be addressed, and each have upcoming (or fairly recently released) Boba Fett collectibles
Friday 5:30pm - 6:30pm: Lucasfilm @ Hall H<br/>While the focus is expected to be The Force Awakens, this event may touch upon the newly announced Han Solo anthology film; Lawrence Kasdan is a guest, who wrote The Empire Strikes Back and this untitled spin-off film
Saturday 12:00pm - 1:00pm: Costuming the Galaxy @ Room 14A<br/>This talk is all about ANOVOS, who has a rumored Boba Fett costume in the works
Sunday: while several events mention Star Wars, none stood out to us as possibilities for Boba Fett mentions
Stop by the fan booths to say hello to our friends at 501st (booth MZ-17) and Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club (booth MZ-16)!
Our video interview series from Star Wars Celebration Anaheim wraps up today with the best for last: Jeremy Bulloch.
We talk to the original man behind the mask of Boba Fett to learn more about what happened when, who said what, and how great it was to be in each scene of The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.
The Twelve Parsec Stare is the latest Boba Fett fan film -- one of at least 73 fan films that fans have made, complete with costumes, sets, or other production value. This new short film was self-produced by Ruined Films, a Finnish production company. They wanted to make a short film that blended sci-fi and Western genres and shot this in a week. Here's the synopsis:
Boba Fett, the infamous intergalactic bounty hunter, has tracked his next prey into a dusty saloon in the outskirts of a remote space port. In the shadows of the busy space bar the hunter confronts his target's three sinister henchmen. Who will blink first?
Today, the Western Boba Fett film has its world premiere on YouTube:
We spoke with Teemu Valve, who worked as a producer as well as in the prop and costuming departments of the film.
Tell us about the The Twelve Parsec Stare fan film and how it's unique among other Star Wars and specifically Boba Fett fan films. What drove you all to making a fan film around Fett?
The Twelve Parsec Stare is both a fan film and a technical showcase and something we've been planning for a long time. Our first ambition was to make a Western short film with the genre's usual lingering atmosphere and style of cinematography. Star Wars universe is something the director (and of course us all!) had wanted to recreate from his early childhood, which took the planning towards the genre combination. The idea was to tell an imaginative Star Wars story in a way the classic Western movies would have told it. The rumours about the oncoming Boba Fett spinoff film also initiated our spark into getting there first!
Boba Fett's costume looks unique to your film, rather than intentionally representing one of the film-accurate or prototype costumes. Did your team build the costume just for the movie or did someone already have something that was then modified? What kind of helmet was procured or built? Who did the paint and/or build, and how long did it take?
Our Boba costume is indeed a conversion of the Empire Strikes Back version, which was modified a bit for our needs. It's actually my personal costume, originally created for the trooping use in the service of the worldwide Star Wars costuming organization The 501st Legion. The fan-made costume was assembled and painted by myself, although the helmet seen in the movie footage was painted by my legion friend BH-11380. We had a total of three helmets in our wardrobe, just in case. The making of the costume was a 14 months journey.
The most visible modification to the costume is the poncho, which drew its inspiration from Clint Eastwood's attire as the Man with no name as well as from Jango Fett production pictures and the Mythos Boba Fett statue created by Sideshow Collectibles. As our film is a crossover between Star Wars and classic Spaghetti Western we felt that it would be an appropriate detail mod for the Fett costume. We also believe that Western influences were something they had in mind when creating Boba's character in the first place!
How does the costume hold up and move in the fight scenes? Jeremy Bulloch and other actors have always commented on how cumbersome it was; maybe you all agree or disagree. Or maybe you all changed it up to move more. Or did you make a stunt suit?
The costume is certainly quite heavy in the long-time use and the filming days took their toll on the actor. The armor limits the mobility of the person wearing it, so we had to plan the scenes and the choreography accordingly. Where we could (thanks to the camera angles or composition choice) we lightened the suit by removing the kneepads, shoes or the jetpack for a moment to make it a bit easier for the actor. There's always some wear and tear to the filming process as well and we needed to make some field repairs now and then. Luckily we didn't experience any major accidents and the costume held up through the action!
Since the project is a portfolio piece for Ruined Films, what's your favorite part overall about its production that took everything up a notch? Any details specific to producing and/or art departments, like the props or costumes?
This is an interesting question, for we work with a really compact crew. Because of this everyone in the team gets to see and participate actively in different production phases. For example our director is also the visual effects artist and the editor was busy working in the prop and set departments of the film too. I think each film we make is better than the last one as the gathered progress in practical filmmaking process and in team spirit can be put into the use in the following project. Making a movie without an actual budget also pushes the team into creativity and making out of the box solutions, which is actually pretty useful in the end!
This was the first time we had a chance to include a proper extra cast in the production and we feel it really made a difference in how the scene looks. If we'd have to name a favorite part in what made the film and most of its production value, it would have to be the great set, with the props we managed to put together and the magnificent extras who were kind enough to help us during the film's principal photography.
Announced earlier today on the official Topps Star Wars page on Facebook is an exclusive, oversized Boba Fett card. It's an SDCC 2015 exclusive.Their announcement revealed it's part of a set of larger cards:
Topps will have 10 sets of oversized cards featuring classic Star Wars characters on iconic Topps designs. Find us at Booth 2913-J.
It's unclear if this oversized card is part of the same 10 x 14 series that Topps recently marketed as wall art. Those prints retail for $99.(Helmet nod to The Collectors Cantina for the heads up about this announcement.)
This is the one that I have:
http://www.bobafettfanclub.com/bounty/t … ett_green/
The plastic at the top left corner looks like someone stored something heavy atop it, as there is some slight crush to the frame, and the bottom right corner of the box is slightly bent out of place, also.
Thank you for your quick response!
Geti, glad to hear! It looks like the current pulse is a low demand for that particular figure. eBay has many of them right now in great condition -- unautographed -- and not fetching bids even around $10-15. That said, online auction at any given point in time isn't the best indicator of demand or value.
Perhaps holding on to the figure for a while longer and keeping it in as good of condition as possible could fetch more in the future. There seems to just be a lot of unloading of the toy right now given the increased demand from Disney's new push since taking over Lucasfilm and churning out new films, merchandise, and more.
Greetings all I'm a newbie here and along with everyone else like Bobba Fett. Still trying to get my bearings around hear. How do I upload an avatar to use? And I am also looking for a cool shirt that doesn't cost an arm and a leg. Just got back from Disneyworld and didn't find anything with the Bounty Hunter on it. Was really bummed!
To upload an avatar, visit your profile page at http://www.bobafettfanclub.com/boards/user/7263/ and then click "Your Picture."
For shirts, we have a database of almost everything, new and old. Maybe one of these looks good to you, without costing a fortune? http://www.bobafettfanclub.com/bounty/apparel/clothing/
Good luck -- and glad to have you here!
Great question. The POTF2 had several green-boxed items, but it sounds like it's one of these:
http://www.bobafettfanclub.com/bounty/t … eze-frame/
http://www.bobafettfanclub.com/bounty/t … boba-fett/
If not, here's the list of all of them:
Generally speaking, Jeremy Bulloch's autograph certainly increases the value. The condition of the box/card and plastic all factor in as well. There are places that "grade" the condition, but that happens more with very vintage (circa 1979 - 1985 Boba Fett collectibles) rather than the Renaissance in the 1990's of new collectibles.
Take a look at eBay for the price of the base collectible, average the numbers of ones with actual bids, and then mark it up a bit because of the autograph.
[UPDATED 6/24: The individual Boba Fett figure, without needing to buy a platform-specific game, will be available in January 2016, according to two tweets from John Vignocchi, VP of Production on Disney Infinity 3.0.]
Moments ago, the official Disney Infinity page on Facebook just confirmed Boba Fett's role and release in the new game, Disney Infinity 3.0, and its Rise Against The Empire play set. He'll be on Sony Playstation before being available on other gaming systems starting around the end of the year.[UPDATED 6/17: You can now pre-order the Saga Bundle on Amazon, which includes Boba Fett:
Here's the official announcement at E3 by Disney Infinity's VP of Production, Johnny Vignocchi. Jump to around the 3 minute mark for the full effect, complete with BOBA FETT on the giant screens at the event:
Here's an excerpt from the official press release, which also hosted many new screenshots of Boba Fett:
One of the most feared bounty hunters in the galaxy, Boba Fett will use his martial arts skills and blaster rifle to help the Galactic Empire hunt and track down prey. Instantly playable in the updated and enhanced Disney Infinity 3.0 Toy Box, Boba Fett is also unlockable in all of the Star Wars Play Sets.
He also appears in the official trailer, released today to coincide with E3 events this week:
ComicBook.com has some clarity about the release:
[I]f you want to play with him before the Holidays, you can only do that on PlayStation platforms. The character will be part of the Sony-exclusive Special Edition, which will also include the Original Trilogy-era playset a month before it hits shelves for any other platform or the public. ... The Special Edition will hit the same day as the general release of the game, which also comes with the Twilight of the Republic Clone Wars-era play set this fall, and is available for pre-order now.
The figure was also at E3 for journalists:Here's the publicity photo / render for the figure:There's even more within a post-announcement interview with Johnny Vignocchi done on YouTube Live at E3. Jump to around 3 minutes in before they show the additional game footage:
(Helmet nod to BFFC fan Gustavo Perez for giving us the heads up on the initial promotional graphics, and to Twitter user angelos_giorgos for the Vignocchi links.)
We caught up with Josh Powers and his Return of the Jedi Boba Fett costume at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim!
Now, we at the Boba Fett Fan Club have had the pleasure of previously interviewing Josh. But seeing his work and hearing him speak in person blew us away. Learn about the favorite part of the costume, his hardest challenge to overcome, and why he prefers the Jedi costume over the Empire.
Hi IM looking to buy a Boba Fett Fossil watch the 2002 limited edition in the bantha coffin case. Any one know where I can find one? Thanks for any help.
Great question, JJ.
It sounds like you're referring to this one:
http://www.bobafettfanclub.com/bounty/a … an-dogtag/
Definitely hard to track down. It wasn't that widely available, and perhaps many owners aren't ready to part with it (e.g. eBay re-sales).
Dark Disciple, a new novel coming July 7th by Christie Golden, has a Boba Fett cameo. He shows up beginning in the later part of Chapter 22.
The book is based on unproduced episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. As we saw first-hand at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, Young Boba Fett -- voiced by Daniel Logan -- already played a role in those un-released episodes. You can see some of the pre-viz work for those episodes on our YouTube channel, here with Cad Bane and here with Count Dooku.
After Hondo has Slave I in The Clone Wars, Boba Fett has Slave I again in Dark Desciple.
This suggests a storyline gap where perhaps Cad Bane trains Boba Fett.
Because of the timeline for Star Wars Rebels, this reunion of Boba Fett with his ship could be a plot for a still-rumored (but much-desired) Boba Fett appearance in the upcoming season of the new cartoon.
Quinn, cataloguing what's happening in the comics would be very helpful! It sounds like an effort that we'd like to publish on the larger bobafett.com site, beyond just the boards, too. ;-)
Great points about the variety of dialogue in past comics.
As for Daniel Keys Moran (aka J. D. Montgomery), couldn't agree with you more. Small tangent: we interviewed him back in 2007, which you may know about already:
http://www.bobafettfanclub.com/news/fet … er-mereel/
http://www.bobafettfanclub.com/news/fet … -mereel-2/
John Wagner (writer of the "Death, Lies, and Treachery" mini-series), Andy Mangels (writer of TEOD), and K. W. Jeter (writer of "The Bounty Hunter Wars" novels) definitely did a great job. Do you think the writers of the new comics are up there, too? Or are they doing what some of the other comic/novel writers doing, too?
Good points about rooting it back to the films. That's certainly the whole game plan since Disney took the helm and began the Lucasfilm Story Group.
Darth Kuruptios, before Boba Fett (voiced by Daniel Logan) began appearing in the show, I think the creators of the show created the character to be like Boba Fett: a bounty hunter, fashioned like a Western, dangerous, and mysterious. What do you think? And what did you find in the "Fight To Survive" books?
quinncrain64, great review and insight!
Not to shift your topic here, but any thoughts on the portrayal of Boba Fett in these comics versus how prior comics, such as the Boba Fett mini-series, Dark Empire, and/or Twin Engines of Destruction, initially from Dark Horse Comics and now re-published as "Legends" by Marvel?
Some of the feedback we're seeing is that Boba Fett is more violent in this new Marvel series AND more verbose. That seems to be polemic: enjoyed by some, disliked by others.
Today, via the official Twitch account for Disney, Boba Fett's Slave I was featured in a larger announcement of new pieces in the Disney Infinity 3.0 Star Wars game.
Note how Boba Fett has an unusually blue look. It's almost reminiscent of his Star Wars Holiday Special colors, which is most definitely non-canon now.
Jump to 1 hour 8 minutes to see for yourself:
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Helmet nod to fan site Disney Infinity TV for the heads up!We also spotted Boba Fett in the background (behind Han Solo) in this promo artwork, also released today.
BalhamBoba, great question! We've got a section here on BFFC to help show off recommendations. It's a work-in-progress, but something we're now ramping up:
In terms of store-bought costumes, which aren't as screen-accurate but also don't need assembly, browse this section of BFFC:
Hey Karson! Good idea.
Sean Lehosit authored a two-parter that we published back in 2013. He raises some great ideas:
Personally, one favorite that he writes about is a sort of "Bounty Hunter Wars" meets "Twin Engines of Destruction" storyline.
Our latest video from Star Wars Celebration Anaheim is our interview with John Bespin Boba Morton.
Learn about John's two days as Boba Fett on the Cloud City set for the he's no good to me dead scene, including what Jeremy Bulloch told him to do motivate the character.
During our interview with Dickey Beer at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, the Boba Fett stuntman spoke about how long the stunts took to film. He recalled surprise when he saw the film, aware that they filmed more on set than what ended up in the 1983 release.
Thanks to a fan of the Boba Fett Fan Club on Facebook, Quinn Crain, we were reminded of the original storyboards, which also suggested much more was imagined. To our knowledge, these early drafts are hard to find and not all officially published.
Take a look at three photocopies of supposed original storyboards, shared in 2007 by Ross Cuddie (vaccaros) on RebelScum. We re-touched Ross' photos to have a clearer look at the details.Page 21: These storyboards suggest a shot of Boba Fett's point-of-view (POV) flying towards the skiff. That would have been quite a fancy shot! He also is shown here using his jetpack to get around after landing the first time.Page 24: These storyboards suggest that Boba Fett shoots and hits or even kills Chewbacca! Definitely a game changer right there.Page 26: These shots show Luke hitting Boba Fett's right hand clean off! *Page 29: These storyboards suggest Han firmly hits Fett in the back, sending him flying. As we know, this almost matches up with what ended up in the final film.
* One of these on page 26 is a spot-on match to a storyboard layout that was recently included in Star Wars Storyboards: The Original Trilogy, curated by J.W. Rinzler and published in 2014. If the photocopy versions above are authentic, then this newer one may have been a later draft or simply re-drawn.What are your thoughts on all of this?
[Updated 5/25: Thanks to a fan who follows our Facebook page, Tom Warman, here's another storyboard of Boba Fett from Return of the Jedi.]
There's an exclusive Boba Fett poster for Star Wars Weekends 2015, one of several that are free to Disney World's Annual Passport guests only. While we've heard that the posters have been given them away at the end of the day to anyone, we wouldn't count on it.
There's a different one each week between 5, which runs May 15 thru June 14; the Boba Fett poster is available this weekend only. You can find them between Toy Story Mania and One Man's Dream. Look for a sign back in the alley. They also have all five on display.The artwork is also on billboards around DisneyWorld. Fett hasn't been on a billboard since circa 2010 when the Los Angeles Dodgers promoted Star Wars Night with Boba front and center.Art director: Matt Stewart
Copywriter: John McCall
Digital rendering: Meduzarts
Here's a look at one of the other variant billboards:This new digital artwork isn't just on posters and billboards. It's also on a little brochure sized handout that seems to be in some of the Disney shops.
This poster hasn't been the only Boba Fett highlight of this year's Star Wars Weekends. They've had an exclusive mug, too, which has been selling out fast, although it isn't limited to just this weekend.
There's also a Pete as Jango Fett action figure. Interestingly enough, Bad Pete was a Boba Fett action figure in the last line of this series.Furthermore, there's a Star Wars Helmets Pin Set that was previewed at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim. It includes a more orange tinted Boba Fett helmet pin. (Jodo Kast, are you finally in the official canon again?) There's also a Boba Fett Slave I Jumbo Hinge Pin.
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.
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.
Here is the literal Japanese in the article:
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.
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.
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? ;-)
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.)
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