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Sava Brec Madak wrote:

I look forward to getting involved with this community a little bit and see what everyone else does to enjoy their fandom of Boba Fett!

Welcome! Recognized your name right away -- we featured you a few times now on our social media a little while back:

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Glad to have you here (again)!

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Our Star Wars Celebration Europe 2016 guide has the what, when, and where to more easily get the most Boba Fett out of your convention visit.

(Not going? Then you can live vicariously like we're doing through this reportage!)

After All Days, events are organized by day and then by start time. Overlaps identified where appropriate. Lost? Here's the official event map.

TALENT

  • Jeremy Bulloch - The Original Boba Fett - all 3 days - £20 autograph and £20 photo op

  • Daniel Logan - Young Boba Fett - £20 autograph and £20 photo op

  • Alan Harris - Prototype Boba Fett armor model - Sunday - £15 autograph and £15 photo op

ALL DAYS

Exhibitors (in alphabetical order)

  • Acme Archives Ltd. @ Booth S117
    Acme often sell Boba Fett artwork.

  • Fantasy Flight Games ... Booth S211
    Fantasy Flight makes a lot of tabletop games with Fett cards and pieces.

  • Forbidden Planet Ltd ... Booth S1003
    This boutique comic shop had an exclusive Star Wars #1 with a Boba Fett cover, which may still be available after it came out last year.

  • Mattel Inc. ... Booth S502
    Hot Wheels has a convention exclusive Prototype Armor Boba Fett Hot Wheels available at this convention for £10 at this booth.
    Reminder: Alan Harris, who wore the Proto armor, is also at the event for signatures and photos!

  • Numskull ... Booth N712
    This clothing shop made a very popular Boba Fett sweater, which they may still have available.

  • Royal Mail Stamps & Collectibles ... Booth N503
    This postal service came out with Star Wars stamps last year, including a Boba Fett stamp. They may still have some for sale.

  • Star Wars Art of Joe Corroney & Brian Miller ... Booth S510
    Joe has done a whole lot of Boba Fett and Mandalorian art over the years. He'll likely have some for sale and may be doing commissions.

  • Star Wars Insider ... Booths S1003 and S500
    Announced early Tuesday morning (London time) via Twitter, they're giving away a Young Boba Fett Top Trumps card.

  • Tamashii Nations ... Booth S803
    Tamashii has shown a preview of their Ronin Jango Fett, but it hasn't yet been available. Maybe they'll show it at the convention.

  • Think Geek ... Booth S703
    The online shop often has Boba Fett exclusives.

Artists at the Star Wars Celebration Europe Art Show

Official Store (North Entrance N11)

Other

  • Slave I is included one 1 of 12 medallions for the Collecting Track series presented by our friend Gus Lopez. We don't know which event will have the Slave I medallion, but will try to figure it out if we can in order to include it more precisely on this schedule.

  • Part of the Star Wars Celebration Pin Trading Program includes a Boba Fett pin. It may be for sale ahead of the event. We'll keep you posted.

  • Our costume club friends, the Mandalorian Mercs, have an exhibit (South Entrance: S10) open to everyone from 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM every day.


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FRIDAY, JULY 15

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Build Your Own: Mandalorian Armor (Star Wars Family Area - N1113)
    Build Your Own: Mandalorian armor. Design, color and cut your own Mandalorian armor to wear for the day!

  • Meet the Mandalorian Mercs (Star Wars Fan & Collectors’ Stage - Door S11)
    At the same time as the family event, the founder of the Mercs is giving a talk.

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM


  • Behind the Scenes of DK’s Books: The Making of Star Wars: The Force Awakens The Visual Dictionary and Incredible Cross-Sections (Behind-The-Scenes Stage - Door S10)
    Boba Fett often makes appearances at this kind of panel, although this particular one may be more TFA focused than in years past.

4:30 PM - 5:15 PM


  • Vintage Star Wars Coins (Star Wars Fan & Collectors’ Stage - Door S11)
    Our friends at TheSWCA.com are putting on a presentation about the collectible coins, several of which include Boba Fett, who may or may not come up as a topic of discussion.

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (aka 17:30 - 18:30)


  • Keeping Up With The Fetts - Galaxy Stage (Halls N18-19, with queue and entrance in N17 - official schedule permalink)
    The favorite Star Wars character Boba Fett has spanned generations of fans, and two generations of actors have portrayed the iconic bounty hunter. Jeremy Bulloch and Daniel Logan appear together with host David Collins for a fast-paced hour on the fringe.
    Note: this appears to be live streamed, albeit the next day on StarWars.com

SATURDAY, JULY 16

2:30 PM - 3:15 PM


  • Star Wars LEGO (Star Wars Fan & Collectors’ Stage - Door S11)
    Lots of LEGO sets include Boba Fett, including the recent The Force Awakens video game (although he didn't appear in the film), so he may be brought up at this event.

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM


  • Designing the Art of Star Wars with the Master: Doug Chiang (Behind-The-Scenes Stage - Door S10)
    Doug was involved with a lot of Attack of the Clones concept art, including Jango Fett. See some of his work in our galleries.


  • Marvel's Star Wars Comic Books Panel (Galaxy Stage - Door N17)
    Boba Fett has only showed up in some of the recent Marvel comics, but will they announce his own mini-series? It's possible to be announced here.

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Star Wars Rebels Season 3 - Celebration Stage (The Auditorium, East Lower Level)
    Two episodes from Star Wars Rebels Season 3 will be shown. Fett hasn't been confirmed to be in the series, let alone this season, but it's a possibility given the timeline of events and previous guest characters. Maybe they will show something here? See our Fett Fact Check on mentions so far about Fett in the series.

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

  • Hot Wheels and Star Wars: Car Design in a Galaxy Far, Far Away - Behind-The-Scenes Stage
    The description for this event revealed that a Celebration Europe 2016 exclusive would be a Hot Wheels Prototype Boba Fett, so we can assume it may be available at this event or more information about it will be announced here.

  • [*]Star Wars Original Props and Costumes (Star Wars Fan & Collectors’ Stage - Door S11)
    This event, which ends at 5:15 PM, may include Boba Fett as it has done in the past.

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM


  • Down & Dirty: Mandalorian Armour (Star Wars Fan & Collectors’ Stage - Door S11)
    Join Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club Founder, Tom Hutchens and PR Officer Richard Whittaker as the Mercs build one lucky member their own set of Mandalorian armor. Very generous of them.


               
SUNDAY, JULY 17

Don't forget that Alan Harris (Prototype Boba Fett armor model) is here today doing photos and autographs!

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


  • Lucasfilm: The Art of Storytelling (Galaxy Stage - Door N17)
    This Story Group panel event is where Boba Fett being neither dead nor alive came up last year, so it's possible to be mentioned again... or differently.

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FettGirl21 wrote:

I know I'm a little late, but happy belated anniversary!  May you keep running this wonderful site for twenty more years!

Thank you very much!

Manu is a popular Australian-New Zealand actor. In addition to this show "Arrow," he's been in a lot of other films. See http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0071847/ for his resume.

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Source: BFFC

Today this website turns 20 years old!

Established on this day in 1996, the Boba Fett Fan Club is one of the oldest Star Wars fan efforts still on the web. To join us in celebrating this milestone, we have a design available in various styles on shirts, prints, and even phone cases, which you can get at TeePublic:

The design was done by the incredible illustrator Jason Goad. We've been a huge fan of his work, which often involves Boba Fett, and he generously came up with this all himself.

The color version references a bit of his vintage Kenner action figure look along with his Return of the Jedi colors. The black-and-white version references his pre-production / concept white prototype armor colors.

Because we all do this as a volunteer effort, we want to go further. All proceeds will be donated to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity, which is Jeremy Bulloch's favorite charity. The actor has been a major inspiration and support in doing this site since day one — along with all of you fans of this fan club.

If you decide to grab a shirt, print, or other item, please let us know on social media with hashtag #BobaFettFanClub or drop us an e-mail.

Cheers!

FettGirl21 wrote:

I'm sorry.  I guess I wasn't very clear, was I?  There are many out there who think of other actors to play Fett instead of the originals.  I've heard names like Mark Wahlberg, Liam Henson, and some pretty weird suggestions thrown out there by people I know, and I was just wondering who people were thinking of when they voted "other" on the polls here on this site.

Oh, got it!

Manu Bennett would be an interesting choice:

http://www.bobafettfanclub.com/boards/img/m/2/t/p1amnmab2k1jp9uoh18cbt96b043.jpg

Who would you want to see? Robert Downey Jr. perhaps?

FettGirl21 wrote:

who is Boba Fett in the new Fett movie in the making

Just to be clear, as of today, it's still never been officially confirmed. See our timeline of the facts vs. fiction here: http://bobafettfanclub.com/news/fett-fa … -off-film/

FettGirl21 wrote:

Who is your Fett?

1. Jeremy Bulloch
2. Daniel Logan
3. Temuera Morrison

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FettGirl21 wrote:

This is awesome.  Thank you.

Sure thing! Anytime. smile

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FettGirl21 wrote:

I have a picture for my profile, and I'd like to use it if I could.

Nicely done! Just formatted it down to size to still recognize the face, thus the big crop, but hope you like it!

And welcome to BFFC, FettGirl21!

FettGirl21 wrote:

My Dad is a Vader lover, and he can't seem to get past the fact that I'm all about Boba Fett on Star Wars.  Oh, and by the way, I'm a "Trekkie", too.  :-P

That happens sometimes. The Fett vs. Vader rivalry is big. Whenever StarWars.com runs a contest, it gets especially competitive.

But stick with Fett! You've got a whole lot of friends here who would agree with you. smile

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DARTHRAVEN wrote:

i want a orange background with Boba Fett holding 2 blaster rifles n 2 orange lightsabers.

Cool idea, but that's a bit too specific to do for you. Anything that perhaps already exists and could just be found or formatted for you?

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starkiller12 wrote:

an avatar of the mandalorian death watch please

You got it. Hope you like this one! Drop a line if you want a swap.

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ealderfett0925 wrote:

Hello I think I might have already posted this but I would like a avatar with Black and red Manda Lori an armor with a EE-3 blaster thank you p.s. I think might have actually put my message as a edit on the ask for a avatar note

Tough request, ealderfett0925, but we made something close for you! Enjoy!

Great question!

Dengar and Boba Fett are colleagues and that's how they roll.

Which book are you currently reading? He helps him in (at least) two.

Source: BFFC

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

When we first saw images of Matt’s Ralph McQuarrie Concept Boba Fett costume on Instagram, there was something about it that we couldn’t put our finger on. A quick glance at Matt’s account @Matson23 shows that he is a highly accomplished helmet maker as well as a fan of prototype Boba Fett, as shown by his toy photography demonstrating how the white bounty hunter might look on Hoth (or Starkiller base) or this excellent custom Disney Infinity white Boba Fett figure. Social media is also filled with a plethora of Mandalorian armor-clad Star Wars fans and, for better or for worse, incredibly detailed and stunning armor has become the norm and this one is certainly no exception.

Except Matt’s armor is anything but the norm. An online image search confirmed our suspicions: there does not appear to be any documented full set of McQuarrie Concept Boba Fett armor. This is the first one we’ve ever seen, possibly even the first to ever exist, and it looks nothing short of spectacular. That left us no choice but to get in touch with Matt, who was kind enough to allow us to pepper him with questions so we may all get a glimpse of the process behind this truly one of a kind armor build.

http://www.bobafettfanclub.com/news/wp-content/uploads/mcquarrie-concept-boba-fett-armor-01-294x520.jpg

How long have you been a Star Wars fan, and what was your earliest Star Wars memory?

I’ve been a Star Wars fan for as long as I can remember. I was born in 1979 so I pretty much grew up with it. My earliest memory is probably playing with my friend in the mud out the back of our houses with the Millennium Falcon and a bunch of figures. I remember he had an AT-AT and I had an AT-ST and we used to swap all the time.

We don’t see many Ralph McQuarrie concept Boba Fett costumes out there. What inspired you to make one?

That’s right, you don’t see many McQuarrie ones. In fact, before I made mine I searched the internet for a long time looking for research shots and builds. Some people had started on the chest or cast a helmet, but never a full build. I think mine is the first. As I mentioned before, I’ve always been into Star Wars but it was the Ralph Mcquarrie concept paintings that made me love it. George Lucas was the driving force for Star Wars, and Ralph McQuarrie was the vision I believe because his original works really captured my imagination. Anyway, I’m a big fan of McQuarrie’s work and I’m a big Boba Fett fan so I guess it was a no brainer.

http://www.bobafettfanclub.com/news/wp-content/uploads/ralph-mcquarrie-concept-boba-fett-armor-helmet-chest-armor.jpg

How long did it take you to make?

On and off for about two months, apart from the helmet. The helmet was something I’ve been working on for a while. That’s my main hobby, making helmets. I’ve never really done armor or anything like that so it was my first full build too. I say two months but there’s probably a few months of research first and finding a material I can work with. I don’t have a lot of cash for my builds so I have to be a bit thrifty. My friend works at a large format printing company and he got me sheets of 3mm Foamex. It’s like a plastic sheet they print onto, but it’s perfect to heat and bend and hold a shape. It’s strong and it can be painted so it’s perfect!

http://www.bobafettfanclub.com/news/wp-content/uploads/ralph-mcquarrie-concept-boba-fett-armor-foamex-520x259.jpg

Then I started to build it onto myself, which was a stupid idea because it became impossible so I made a bust of my chest to build the main parts on. I’d say the full build still isn’t finished and I still need to work on the material parts under the chest bit. The shoes are also a bit iffy and need modifying. I made the neck seal which was my first go on a sewing machine. Anyways, slowly over time and mostly on evenings after the kids had gone to bed I would work on it for a few hours a night.

http://www.bobafettfanclub.com/news/wp-content/uploads/ralph-mcquarrie-concept-boba-fett-armor-bust.jpg

http://www.bobafettfanclub.com/news/wp-content/uploads/ralph-mcquarrie-concept-boba-fett-armor-backpack-reference.jpg
What is your favorite part of the costume?

The backpack for sure, and the helmet is a given. I love the helmets, but the backpack was a fun thing to figure out and make. I used a tiny figure and research pictures to make it look as right as possible.

What was the most difficult part of making it?

Well all of it haha, and none of it. I’ve always been a maker so I really enjoy the process, figuring out how to do things, what glues to use, stress testing, and a final product. The hardest stuff I’d say was the helmet just because it was the first time I’d ever cast something. I managed to make five helmets from my mold but the mold was shocking haha. I didn’t have a clue what I was doing. I normally hand make helmets from fiberglass and bondo so this was all new to me but I stuck with it and they came out okay. I learnt a lot, and my next cast was 100% better.

http://www.bobafettfanclub.com/news/wp-content/uploads/ralph-mcquarrie-concept-boba-fett-armor-full-304x520.jpg

How often do you get to put it on?

Apart from fitting it, just twice haha. I’m not really a cosplayer and I’m not in any troop group. I’m hoping to get more time soon to sort out the few bits I want to finish on it, then maybe I’ll give trooping a go but for now he sits on a mannequin in my house looking bad arse!

What advice do you have for fans who want to follow your lead and build a full McQuarrie armor too?

http://www.bobafettfanclub.com/news/wp-content/uploads/ralph-mcquarrie-concept-boba-fett-armor-mini-fett-254x520.jpg

I don’t have any real technical advice to give on making as we all work differently and with different materials, just some helpful pointers. I would say always check back with your research because it’s easy to get carried away. Have love for what you’re making. Ask friends for a different eye on what you’re making if you want, it sometimes helps to see things differently. They might pick up on something you didn’t even think of. Thanks to my wife and Joe @joey24dirt for being my other eyes and for their honesty!

Also, I’m not the best builder out there, I know this. There are guys and girls that make amazing stuff everyday and that’s awesome, and can be intimidating if you’re new or just starting. If you’re like me sometimes you’ll hit a lull and think the thing you’re making isn’t good, but carry on! Doesn’t matter if you’re making the smallest prop or a full build, what matters is it’s yours! You did that and that’s amazing! Other than that, enjoy what you do. Isn’t that the point? To have fun!

http://www.bobafettfanclub.com/news/wp-content/uploads/ralph-mcquarrie-concept-boba-fett-armor-comparison-520x520.jpg

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About the Artist
Matt is a father, son, husband, maker, fixer, friend, Star Wars fan, dogsbody, carpenter, skateboarder, lover, fighter, tea drinker and nail biter. He has been making helmets and props since 2012. You can find Matt on Instagram @matson23 to stay updated on his armor’s progress.

This was originally published on WhiteBobaFett.com.

Source: BFFC

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

What is your name/alias and who are you cosplaying as?

SugarBot Cosplay is my alias and this build is based on the Mythos Boba Fett figure by Sideshow Collectibles.Why Boba Fett and why the Mythos Boba Fett in particular?

I love his allure and the way other characters talk about him. In The Bounty Hunter Code, we learn a lot, how careful he is, how skilled he is and how much respect he's earned from other hunters. Also, the design is simply fantastic. I wanted to stay true to the design and do very little in terms of converting it to a feminine aesthetic.

What's your favorite part of the costume?

http://www.bobafettfanclub.com/news/wp-content/uploads/sugarpot-mythos-boba-fett-knees-tn.jpg

The painting. It's my passion. I'm also an illustrator and refinish furniture so all those techniques and products were used on this build. It got super messy, but it was worth all the chemical exposure haha.

What has been one of your most memorable experiences (so far) as this character?

I felt a bit intimated by all the amazing kits out there, I thought it wouldn't be well received. But, during my time at Calgary Expo, the Mandalorian Mercs pulled me into the fold and invited me to join a huge group shot with them! They were so warm and welcoming, it was wonderful!

You logged 330 hours in your Cosplanner app. Can you share with us some milestones from that effort and any benefits of organizing it out that way?

http://www.bobafettfanclub.com/news/wp-content/uploads/sugarpot-mythos-boba-fett-blaster-tn.jpg

The Cosplanner app is super awesome! The more I used it the more it motivated me to keep going. I saw the percentage go up and more green than red! Go go go, gotta go fast!

With a build like this that has so many tiny details, it's easy to get distracted when you're under pressure. This worked really well for me.

Your helmet comes from NME Props. How was it working with their base bucket and going from there?

NME Props is probably the most helpful, informative and kind company I've bought from. I normally make all my own masks and such, but their helmet looked stunning. They are also the ONLY company I could find that sells different sizes for their mercenary bucket. Girls often have the issue of looking like a bobblehead using other helmets as they're made for 6 foot men like Boba.

I've never even seen a prop this clean before, I didn't have to do a single thing to it and no filler primer needed! I was scared to add the wear and damage with my Dremel, it was just so perfect! Painting it was my favorite part, once I got over the fear of messing it up -- haha.

Sadly I couldn't finish this in time for Calgary Expo and Northern Fancon. A jetpack would have been amazing. The massive Mythos gun too!What were some of your challenges to get your costume just right?

http://www.bobafettfanclub.com/news/wp-content/uploads/sugarpot-mythos-boba-fett-armor-tn.jpg

My biggest challenge was the breast cups -- haha. After creating my patterns, I traced them onto Worbla to get the proper curve over my mannequin chest. Then added Bondo, sanded til I couldn't feel my fingers, coated with resin and finally wrapped it in craft foam, closing the cells with heat. I like the way damage looks on foam and having a heated blade with multiple tips helps.Who's behind some of your photos?

I'm trying to pull Christos Sagiorgis, the photographer, into the costume community because he's such an insanely talented and passionate person.

He's hooked, I'll be helping him to make his own costume soon. I'm really pulling him from his comfort zone. He's lit me in a ring of fire with flour thrown into it, he's laid on all kinds of swampy floors, bruised his elbows. I've had rotten leaves and glass thrown at me for effect and several smoke grenades burning all our eyes haha. He's very dedicated to what he does.There's a shot of you with a Play Arts Kai Boba Fett cosplayer. Who's that?

The Play Arts Kai costumer is actually my hubby! We made our kits at the same time. His entire costume is hand crafted without a single template. We both got ours done in time for the con, outside of the jetpacks.

The smoke in the background is actually from a smoke grenade, that burned the eyes so bad haha! We both look pretty relaxed but internally we were screaming haha! His account is Adrian Dones.What advice do you have for other cosplayers?

http://www.bobafettfanclub.com/news/wp-content/uploads/sugarpot-mythos-boba-fett-gauntlets-and-tools-tn.jpg

The Dented Helmet! They rock and have a ton of amazing resources! WizardOfLight for templates. Sadly I couldn't use many of the templates as they weren't scaled to my shape, but they gave me a really good visual of what I needed. Don't be afraid to ask questions. The Mando Mercs and 501st are amazingly helpful and wonderful people.

Favorite Star Wars moment?

That's difficult. I can't really pin a moment, but the final part of Fives story in Clone Wars brought me to tears. It was a wonderful arc.

Read the full article: BFFC

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

What is your name/alias and who are you cosplaying as?

Sugarbot Cosplay is my alias and this build is based on the Mythos Boba Fett figure by Sideshow Collectibles.Why Boba Fett and why the Mythos Boba Fett in particular?

I love his allure and the way other characters talk about him. In The Bounty Hunter Code, we learn a lot, how careful he is, how skilled he is and how much respect he's earned from other hunters. Also, the design is simply fantastic. I wanted to stay true to the design and do very little in terms of converting it to a feminine aesthetic.

What's your favorite part of the costume?

http://www.bobafettfanclub.com/news/wp-content/uploads/sugarpod-mythos-boba-fett-knees-tn.jpg

The painting. It's my passion. I'm also an illustrator and refinish furniture so all those techniques and products were used on this build. It got super messy, but it was worth all the chemical exposure haha.

What has been one of your most memorable experiences (so far) as this character?

I felt a bit intimated by all the amazing kits out there, I thought it wouldn't be well received. But, during my time at Calgary Expo, the Mandalorian Mercs pulled me into the fold and invited me to join a huge group shot with them! They were so warm and welcoming, it was wonderful!

You logged 330 hours in your Cosplanner app. Can you share with us some milestones from that effort and any benefits of organizing it out that way?

http://www.bobafettfanclub.com/news/wp-content/uploads/sugarpod-mythos-boba-fett-blaster-tn.jpg

The Cosplanner app is super awesome! The more I used it the more it motivated me to keep going. I saw the percentage go up and more green than red! Go go go, gotta go fast!

With a build like this that has so many tiny details, it's easy to get distracted when you're under pressure. This worked really well for me.

Your helmet comes from NME Props. How was it working with their base bucket and going from there?

NME Props is probably the most helpful, informative and kind company I've bought from. I normally make all my own masks and such, but their helmet looked stunning. They are also the ONLY company I could find that sells different sizes for their mercenary bucket. Girls often have the issue of looking like a bobblehead using other helmets as they're made for 6 foot men like Boba.

I've never even seen a prop this clean before, I didn't have to do a single thing to it and no filler primer needed! I was scared to add the wear and damage with my Dremel, it was just so perfect! Painting it was my favorite part, once I got over the fear of messing it up -- haha.

Sadly I couldn't finish this in time for Calgary Expo and Northern Fancon. A jetpack would have been amazing. The massive Mythos gun too!What were some of your challenges to get your costume just right?

http://www.bobafettfanclub.com/news/wp-content/uploads/sugarpod-mythos-boba-fett-armor-tn.jpg

My biggest challenge was the breast cups -- haha. After creating my patterns, I traced them onto Worbla to get the proper curve over my mannequin chest. Then added Bondo, sanded til I couldn't feel my fingers, coated with resin and finally wrapped it in craft foam, closing the cells with heat. I like the way damage looks on foam and having a heated blade with multiple tips helps.Who's behind some of your photos?

I'm trying to pull Christos Sagiorgis, the photographer, into the costume community because he's such an insanely talented and passionate person.

He's hooked, I'll be helping him to make his own costume soon. I'm really pulling him from his comfort zone. He's lit me in a ring of fire with flour thrown into it, he's laid on all kinds of swampy floors, bruised his elbows. I've had rotten leaves and glass thrown at me for effect and several smoke grenades burning all our eyes haha. He's very dedicated to what he does.There's a shot of you with a Play Arts Kai Boba Fett cosplayer. Who's that?

The Play Arts Kai costumer is actually my hubby! We made our kits at the same time. His entire costume is hand crafted without a single template. We both got ours done in time for the con, outside of the jetpacks.

The smoke in the background is actually from a smoke grenade, that burned the eyes so bad haha! We both look pretty relaxed but internally we were screaming haha! His account is Adrian Dones.What advice do you have for other cosplayers?

http://www.bobafettfanclub.com/news/wp-content/uploads/sugarpod-mythos-boba-fett-gauntlets-and-tools-tn.jpg

The Dented Helmet! They rock and have a ton of amazing resources! WizardOfLight for templates. Sadly I couldn't use many of the templates as they weren't scaled to my shape, but they gave me a really good visual of what I needed. Don't be afraid to ask questions. The Mando Mercs and 501st are amazingly helpful and wonderful people.

Favorite Star Wars moment?

That's difficult. I can't really pin a moment, but the final part of Fives story in Clone Wars brought me to tears. It was a wonderful arc.

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Manda'lor Revan wrote:

LOL
I think that learning Mando'a would be really cool. I already know a good bit, and me and several of my friends speak in Mando'a together, and to others, especially when it comes to others, we enjoy insulting them in Mando'a(specifically if those 'others' insult star wars LOL)

http://mandoa.org/

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joelchevrier wrote:

Mint condition,never used, 1979 Black Falcon Empire Strikes Back, towel, distributed by sears Canada. Very rare in this condition. Contact me to buy, I'm in BC, Canada. 250-200-0855

Welcome to BFFC! Thanks for sharing!

Two towels came out in 1979/1980. We have them shown at http://www.bobafettfanclub.com/bounty/search/?q=towel. Can you see which one you have, or just share a picture or two and we can check for you?

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Andybigkat wrote:

Selling a 20 X 16 Boba Fett acrylic painting. Feel free to message me if interested. Have a good one.

-andy

Andybigkat, definitely include a picture here so people can see it. ;-)

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According to an official statement posted moments ago on an official Disney blog, Disney Infinity has been discontinued.

The Disney Infinity 3.0 video game and related action figure recently included Boba Fett. The game also added cool things like Slave I.

It should be noted that the inclusion of Boba Fett and Slave I were quite nice highlights of the release, which was otherwise fraught with timing issues.

The Sony timed exclusive was the only way to get him in 2015. Then, a wide release set for January 2016 was quietly changed again and again. Europe got him first, which led to a lot of confusion here in the United States. Only starting March 15, 2016 could fans in North America finally could get him in stores without a Sony bundle or paying high markup for international orders.

According to the industry trades like Ars Technica, which all clearly embargoed the story until the official announcement dropped, Disney is getting out of the game publishing business entirely, claiming a $147,000,000 loss.

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Windows7Guy100 wrote:

Can somebody please make my stick figure (the blue one) in Mandalorian armor with the helmet at his side?

Sure. Here's one cooked up for 'ya.

http://www.bobafettfanclub.com/boards/img/m/2/t/p1ai6h1qbh1p2g2pb16s21p951gbk3.jpg

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Jordan Zakarin, Senior Entertainment Editor of Inverse, shared a new spin on Boba Fett's storyline for Return of the Jedi when he interviewed Lucasfilm's first fan relations officer, Craig Miller, this last Monday:

Originally Boba Fett was set up in Empire as a character, and the third movie's plot was going to be more about Boba Fett rescuing Han Solo and all of that, Miller revealed. Boba was gonna be the main villain... That was set up, why he was taking Han Solo away, why there was a thing with him in the Christmas special.

When George decided not to make a third trilogy, he completely jettisoned that story line, which is why in the first ten minutes, Boba Fett gets bumped into and falls into the mouth of a giant monster, Miller added. So he took what was planned for the third trilogy, which was the confrontation between Luke and Darth Vader, and the battle with the Emperor, and that got squished down from three movies to one movie. And that became the plot of Jedi.

See their full article for more context and revelations from their interview.

While Miller worked for Lucasfilm when it was called Black Falcon, Ltd., we can't find any copies of Lucas' written outlines for the original sequel trilogy -- of course well before we got The Force Awakens, which differed from the plan. We do know that Boba Fett wasn't even mentioned in the first typed draft of Revenge of the Jedi (the original title before being re-named) and only showed up later when co-written by Lawrence Kasdan.

Zakarin's article also cites Starlog #31 from February 1980, where Craig also provided some commentary on the record at that time for the science fiction magazine. Check out this early description of Boba Fett and some rumors about him:

Another of the new characters has the evil-smelling name of Boba Fett. They say he'll rival Darth Vader for sheer terrorism. Apparently, he's a remnant of the old Imperial Shocktroopers — who once made the Stormtroopers look like school-crossing guards. Then others say:

No, he was never a Shocktrooper; he has merely adopted their uniform as a symbol of his nefarious purpose.

(You may have actually seen Boba Fett before; he appeared with Darth Vader in the Star Wars Holiday Special on CBS TV last November.)

Boba Fett wears Wookiee scalps on his shoulder! (Or, alternately, dangling from his belt.)

The most interesting speculation about Boba Fett is that he is a bounty hunter who will work for whichever side pays him the most, and he plays both sides when he can get away with it.

Here's a rumor within a rumor: Boba Fett will be played by one actor, and his voice will be overdubbed by another — and even those in the Lucasfilm office do not know who will be dubbing the voice!

Not included in Inverse's article, some other trivia that we can add to this from official sources includes the Star Wars: The Annotated Screenplays, where it's noted George considered a fight with Boba Fett and Lando:

Originally George Lucas envisioned a fight between Boba Fett and Lando but eventually suggested instead that the power pack on Boba's back should be hit and thrown around, as if he had a balloon on his back that got air out of it. -- Star Wars: The Annotated Screenplays (p. 259)

George Lucas has also said on the record that he considered a different ending for Boba Fett climbing out of the Sarlacc. Here's our transcript of his remarks at 33:01 on the Return of the Jedi DVD commentary circa September 2004:

In the case of Boba Fett's death, had I known he was gonna turn into such a popular character, I probably would've made it a little bit more exciting. Boba Fett was just another one of the minions, another one of the bounty hunters and badguys. But, he became such a favorite of everybody's that, for having such a small part, uh he had a very large presence. And now that his history has been told in the first trilogy, y'know, it makes it even more of a misstep that we wouldn't make more out of the event of his defeat, because most people don't believe he died anyway. I'd contemplated putting in that extra shot in where he climbs out of the hole, but y'know I figure that's . . . it doesn't quite fit, in the end.

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Star Wars Day (May 4) has an unusually high amount of Boba Fett collectible releases this year, even though he's not in any of the recent films. We've put together a to-the-point guide to help you on your quest for any or all five bounties.

Please feel free to bookmark this page as we'll be updating it frequently, especially at 12:01am PST on May 4th with direct links to Disney's mobile and desktop sites (which sadly use differently URLs).

UPDATE: In the first hour of inventory coming online, we've had 1) an item sell out and 2) the website's database/processing functionality crash. Thee you have it, Boba Fett fans.

Elite Series Boba Fett Prototype Armor

While this 6.5 Boba Fett figure was released early in Milan, Italy and then throughout Europe, May 4th is the official store and online release for the U.S. and Canada. At 12:01am Pacific Standard Time, he should be online at DisneyStore.com. In the past, the Fett figures have sold out within 6 hours and never re-stocked, so the same could happen again.

In case you're curious, the barcode number for this figure should be 461010232407. The online number may be 6101047620318.

  • Available online? YES, but may have sold out within the first 6 hours! Mobile site | Desktop site

  • Available in stores? YES!

Boba Fett Tsum Tsum

Two have already been released, but now we're getting a large classic one plus a new Battle Boba Fett look in medium (11) and small (3.5) scale for these popular stuffed plush figures.

Boba Fett Pin

Initially available May 1st in stores, May 4th is your second and last chance to get this one for free. It's being given to the first 50 customers are most Disney Store locations in the U.S. and it's free with purchase (of something else, no matter the cost).

  • Available online? NO!

  • Available in stores? YES -- but get there early!

Limited Edition Boba Fett Figure

One of two Disney Store items with very little information available. We know this premium figure is not part of their Elite Series line. We know it has an illuminated base. We anticipate it will be $150-200 given previous releases of similar figures in this line. UPDATED 5/3 1:50pm: One official flyer lists this at €160, which is approximately $180. UPDATE 5/4 12:23am: It's $150 and 8.5 tall.

  • Available online? Initially yes, but it sold out in less than 30 minutes! Mobile site | Desktop site

  • Available in stores? Two stores (NYC and Chicago) but nowhere else!

Project Legion Series Helmet with Boba Fett Inspired Decoration

The second of two Disney Store items with very little information known. This object was also shown on the flyer. The scale and price are unknown.

UPDATED 5/3 1:50pm: One official flyer lists this at €30, which is approximately $35.

Boba Fett May the 4th T-Shirt for Men and Women

This wasn't advertised in advance but showed up a little after midnight.

TheWorkshop, welcome to the boards! Glad to help you get the word out here with links to your 'shop!