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mandalore the ultimate12, nice. Which Assassins Creed games are your favorite of all?

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Taylormccoy, we've been posting some news -- on the front of bobafett.com -- from our contributing editor, McCoy, who's there at Dragon Con this year.

(Updated 8/31 with new photos!)

Our very own contributing editor McCoy is in costume and reporting from Dragon Con this year, where Daniel Logan is also scheduled to appear.

Saturday, August 31st

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Friday, August 30th

McCoy shot this photo of a fan in a custom Star Wars Holiday Special Boba Fett costume. Awesome!

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Thomas Zahler, an artist at Dragon Con, posted a commission he did called My Little Boba, a riff off the My Little Pony collectible:

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Any questions while we're there, drop a comment here or @bobafettfanclub on Twitter, and we'll see it.

For past coverage, check out our post in 2008 and 2007.

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Tonight, Boba Fett threw the first pitch in the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball game. The Dodgers beat the San Diego Padres, 9 to 2.

Despite poor reception in part of the stadium, dozens of people tweeted, shared Vines (no, not Red Vines), and Instagram'd.

The best photo came from the MLB, which had field access. Columnist Dan Wolh titled the shot, Apparently Boba Fett and stormtroopers will be assisting umpiring crews now.

Others snapped photos and videos on the very high-definition screens above the outfield, or from their seats from higher-up angles.

The pitch bounced twice before reaching the catcher, which is understandable when you've got a lot of armor.

No stranger to Star Wars night, Boba Fett appeared in poster and t-shirt form back in 2010.

Other cities have had Star Wars night. Has anyone spotted Boba Fett on the field, or throwing a first pitch?

Our very own contributing editor McCoy is in costume and reporting from Dragon Con this year, where Daniel Logan is also scheduled to appear.

McCoy shot this photo of a fan in a custom Star Wars Holiday Special Boba Fett costume. Awesome!

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Thomas Zahler, an artist at Dragon Con, posted a commission he did called My Little Boba, a riff off the My Little Pony collectible:

http://www.bobafettfanclub.com/news/wp-content/uploads/loveandcapes-435x580.jpg

Any questions while we're there, drop a comment here or @bobafettfanclub on Twitter, and we'll see it.

For past coverage, check out our post in 2008 and 2007.

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Sharpy, great point about supply and demand.

Sadriel, yes, he is back in town! Picked off after some Facebook stalking, and pure coincidence, by yours truly. ;-)

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We were first introduced to Boba Fett in the Holiday Special, when he was portrayed as a spy for the Empire. Even after an overhaul and a more menacing and mysterious debut in Empire Strikes Back, he was still seen as a villain.

Similar to many other franchises, when a character becomes popular enough, there’s an internal push by creators to transform them into an anti-hero. This has been, arguably, the development of Boba Fett over the years. Just look at last year’s release of Angry Birds Star Wars as proof: before he appeared in the game, a lot of fan art poured onto the web.

The majority of this fan art illustrated Boba Fett as a bird, instead of a pig. It could be debated, the reason this happened is some fans subconsciously view the bounty hunter leaning more toward the good, than the dark side. This makes sense – since K.W. Jeter’s “The Bounty Hunter Wars” trilogy, Boba Fett has been painted as more of a decent guy who does bad things when paid. Although, he filled a more ruthless role in this book than in modern storylines.

This norm continues through a number of comics and novels. In Dark Horse Comics’ “Blood Ties,” he does right by his half-brother Connor Freeman, even though he should feel as much kinship with Freeman as he should with any other clone or their offspring. In Karen Traviss’ Legacy of the Force series, he even further is illustrated as being more than an emotionless killer.

Contrast these recent stories to his portrayal in early Marvel comics or Dark Horse’s “Dark Empire,” where instead of being surgical in his approach when hunting down his bounties, he is cut throat and willing to shoot down anyone or anything standing between him and his prey. It’s evident, he was written as more of a “true baddie” in these early projects than he is now.

In fact, he’s helped save the galaxy numerous times in relatively modern books – even training one of the Solo children to save the day, opening himself up to family bonds and working to better the lives of Mandalorians as their leader.

The fate of the Expanded Universe is up in the air, so if it’s dispatched of, will we be left with a more ruthless and cold Boba Fett, as hinted at in the Original Trilogy? Not quite. The push to sway Boba Fett away from being a villain is already been planted within the official canon, through his character development in The Clone Wars.

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The writers could have written Boba Fett much more sinister in his initial Clone Wars story arc. He was, after all, out to avenge his father’s death and take down the Jedi. They could have made him a “child soldier,” who could shoot down an unarmed clone without blinking. A vengeful kid, whose only concern was the bounty being paid – laying a foundation to the Boba Fett we see in the films.

Instead though, they avoided any actions on young Boba Fett’s part that would make it difficult to redeem him as a good guy later on. He never killed in cold blood and demonstrated a moral compass that separated him from characters like Aurra Sing. When we see him in later seasons, he is working as a bounty hunter – but not carrying out assassinations. He’s specializing more as a mercenary than an assassin.

Since he never performs acts of atrocity, the creators are free to take Boba Fett in a more anti-hero direction in Star Wars Rebels, if they wish. Even in the original films, he technically does nothing that would warrant an ultimate death to fully redeem his actions.  Han Solo was not an innocent, so delivering him to Jabba the Hutt in Carbonite, could even be argued as nothing close to a truly evil act.

Will Disney decide to create a story that distinguishes Boba Fett as a bounty hunter to be feared, never hesitating to kill – but never ending the life of the unarmed or innocent? A bounty hunter who uses moral judgment, before accepting a job?

As a fan, what do you want to see – Boba Fett developed into an anti-hero or executed in the role of a villain?

DarkOne wrote:

I would love to see a spin-off on Fett. Perhaps one about Han Solo and Fett. All of that animosity would make it awesome.

Great point. That's how things are looking, but it seems Episode 7 will come first.

Note: The following article contains SPOILERS.

In “Star Wars” #8 we finally get more than just a handful of panels dealing with the subplot of Han Solo on the run from Boba Fett and Bossk. The chase began in issue #2 and we’ve been building to a hopeful conflict – which writer Brian Wood delivers in this action packed issue.

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While Luke Skywalker and Wedge sneak aboard a Star Destroyer, the real action takes place on Coruscant. We are treated to a massive dogfight, that highlights the cunning evasive skills of Chewbacca and Han Solo – as well as showcases the hunting skills of Boba Fett.

When we last left Han Solo and Chewbacca, they had hired garbage-barge pilot, Perla, to aid them in an escape from bounty hunters Boba Fett and Bossk, who tracked them to Coruscant. The smugglers are forced to split up as Slave I engages them – navigating the Falcon as Han Solo and Perla remain aboard the barge.

The tactic worked, as Boba Fett hadn’t planned on a firefight above the Imperial Center. With Chewbacca’s counterattacks on the Slave I, Fett is forced to allow the Garbage-barge to gain distance – the risk of killing Solo in the dogfight is too high, and he attends to capture him alive to collect on the dual bounty, one from the Hutt Cartel and the other the Empire.

Han Solo tells Perla he is surprised to see the bounty hunter in an Imperial Jurisdiction. Unfortunately for Perla and Solo, the space battle put them on the Imperial security radar, blowing their cover in the process. Once catching up, the Slave I continue to attack the garbage-barge, but aims for its cargo, resulting in Perla to lose large portions of her cargo and jeopardizing their ability to maneuver.

Meanwhile, Bossk chases down Chewbacca in the Falcon. The bounty is on Solo’s head, so Bossk is intent on destroying both, the Falcon and Chewbacca.

Han Solo crashes the barge into the Imperial Center. He believes it’s a calculated risk, which will payoff in their escape, but the plan comes up short as Slave I hones in one the smuggler and Perla, with them outgunned and without a ship on the ground floor of the Imperial Center.

<img class=alignright size-full wp-image-2205 alt=Star Wars 8-B src=http://www.bobafettfanclub.com/news/wp-content/uploads/8-4.jpg width=348 height=303 />There are several items of note in this issue: first, Wood emphasizes that it’s unusual for Boba Fett to engage his prey in Imperial borders. This must be foreshadowing for the next issue, why are these areas off limits to Boba Fett? Could his saving grace be Imperial Security Forces stepping in right as Slave I closes in on the marooned Perla and Solo?

Ryan Kelly’s art goes above and beyond in this issue. The most haunting image, in my opinion, are the skulls and bodily remains decorating Bossk’s cockpit seat.

We’ve still yet to be told how Boba Fett and Bossk became a team in this issue. Or are they building on the rebooted relationship between the two, which has already been expanded upon in The Clone Wars?

The confrontation will continue in “Star Wars” #9 will be released on Sept. 11.

Announced today at a film industry event * in Los Angeles, we're exclusively and first to report that cinematographer Dan Mindel ASC, BSC is shooting Star Wars Episode 7 with J.J. Abrams -- on 35mm film. Specifically, Kodak film stock 5219.

At today's event in the ASC Club House, the cinematographer discussed his first work with J.J. Abrams on Mission: Impossibe 3. During a viewing of the dailies (a standard review of what was shot the day before, whether or not on 35mm film), a mistake lens flare caught the eye of the director. Dan showed him how they are created, which led to lens flares galore in Super 8 and the recent Star Trek films, the latter of which Mindel lensed.

Thanks to the Kodak rep, Lorette Bayle, for asking the question during the Q&A, which Dan confirmed himself after a couple coy replies.

* Updated 8/22/2013 5:55pm PST: The event was ASC Breakfast with Dan Mindel where American Cinematographer Associate Editor, Jon Witmer, reviewed his work in Q&A, which included Domino, Shanghai Noon and Star Trek. Then the event had a public Q&A.

No Disintegrations! Boba Fett Analysis has a series of essays regarding that other green guy from Star Wars. The author, "Sharp Sticks," only wrote between 2011 and 2012, but it's quite good.

"Sharp Sticks," if you're out there, we'd like to keep your articles preserved, and encourage you to write more over here! :-)

We're test driving a new extension of the message board.

When you create a new topic in a forum, you can toggle a new menu to make that topic a poll.

For example, which variant of Boba Fett armor color is your favorite?

Optionally, you can set how many days or until how many votes the poll should run.

Enjoy!

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Welcome aboard, bobafett880143!

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Taylormccoy wrote:

I'm sorry that I didn't reply back but I haven't been on in a long time

Taylormccoy, when in doubt, discussing a topic tends to lead to replies. Glad to have you these last seven months!

Gabrielfett wrote:

boba fett is cool big_smile

You are right! big_smile

Made by this guy on tommyfilth (DeviantArt):

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I asked for a Kitchenaid mixer for Christmas, I pointed my wife toward a broken one on eBay so that I could refurbish it, as I was taking it apart I got some inspiration for the paint job and this is what came out of it, still needs a phase board for speed control and two decals to be applied to the sides but I couldn't wait to share.

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Celebration Europe II's July 28th panel discussion, The Fett-Tastic Four, featured Jeremy Bulloch, Daniel Logan, Dickey Beer, and John Morton. Temuera Morrison and Warwick Davis also were guests.

Jeremy wore the Boba Fett costume that he's been wearing with the Caravan of the Force effort. On Twitter, Empire Magazine found this especially awesome:

Ha - Jeremy Bulloch has emerged for the Boba Fett panel in full costume, helmet and all. Are you listening, JJ Abrams? He's still got it!

The Official Star Wars Website posted a recap:

Quite a long drop. Dickey Beer says the fall into the Sarlacc was about 40-45 feet, though it was more of a roll than a clear fall. In addition, he was also performing the stunts for Luke Skywalker and Barada in the scene.

Make my day. When John Morton stood in for Jeremy Bulloch during Empire, he received one direction: to think “Clint Eastwood.”

Daniel Logan didn’t really know Star Wars when he got the part. He was really only aware of Yoda and lightsabers, so he thought he was auditioning to be a Jedi. When he was told he would be a bounty hunter, he replied, “What’s that?” And he didn’t know who Boba Fett was. But when he attended Celebration II, he saw what the character meant to people. “I’m the biggest Star Wars fan now.”

Did Boba Fett really go to that big cloning facility in the sky? Not according to Bulloch. “He didn’t die. He gets out of the Sarlacc pit,” the original Fett says.

Boba Fett vs. Wicket. Warwick Davis played a clip from a never-released short film made during the making of Return of the Jedi about his audition process. In the scene, Wicket gets lost on the Death Star and is spotted by Boba Fett, taking a shot at the Ewok who narrowly escapes.

Father/sons reunion. Temeura Morrison, who played Jango Fett, made a surprise appearance for a recreation of the Boba-picks-up-Jango’s-head scene from Attack of the Clones.

The Ewok Fett short film, which was included as an easter egg on an early Star Wars DVD release and also starwars.com once hosted on their site in 2008 (but no longer hosts it), has been seen before and we have some still frames in our image galleries.

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If anyone's in attendance, give a shout out. If anyone wishes they were there, chime in too.

Lots of exclusive Boba Fett swag there, both for sale and for showing off.

Any favorites? What about the Hasbro "Black Series" Boba Fett, which is being hawked on eBay now for $175 and above, after it was one-per-person in a line of 1,000/day only?

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Welcome back, Karson! Glad to hear all this. And looking forward to your posts here as always.

<em>Note: The following contains SPOILERS to Star Wars #7</em>

Over the past months, Dark Horse has delivered an Original Trilogy story arc that has been praised for its ability to capture the tone and dynamic of classic <em>Star Wars</em>. There’s a long list of reasons this is an asset, it is nostalgic and takes readers back to simpler times.

<img class=alignright size-full wp-image-2144 alt=Perla Star Wars 7 src=http://www.bobafettfanclub.com/news/wp-content/uploads/7a.jpg width=314 height=226 />Writer Brian Woods, though, has continued another classic <em>Star Wars</em> trope, which I feel is a negative element –giving Boba Fett only a few panels every few issues. When reading <em>“Star Wars: In The Shadows of Yavin,”</em> the Boba Fett subplot has been a near duplicate of what we see in<em> “Star Wars: Dark Empire.”</em>

When <em>Slave I</em> appeared in <em>Star Wars #2</em>, I wrote in a preview piece that I hoped Dark Horse would break away from the cat-and-mouse story we’ve seen a continuously between Boba Fett and Han Solo. Instead, the cameo lasted a mere few story boxes before Solo makes an escape.

We catch back up with Han Solo a few issues later on Coruscant. Boba Fett tracks him to the seedy underworld, and we learn he’s partnered with Bossk to claim the Imperial bounty. Han Solo once again slips away with the help of an aspiring smuggler, Perla.

In <em>Star Wars #7</em>, Perla’s transport comes under attack by <em>Slave 1</em> and <em>Hound’s Tooth</em>. The bounty hunters have flanked their prey, and it’s teased that Han Solo, Chewbacca and their new “friend” will have to blast their way out. The entire story arc feels like déjà vu – replace Bossk with Dengar and the story hits most of the plot points in <em>“Dark Empire.”</em>

The focus of this comic centers around the Rebellion, and on that note, the story has been excellent. However, Woods has been slow roasting Solo/Fett’s subplot, which I can only hope we’ll be awarded for our patients with a well deserved space battle and firefight in <em>Star Wars #8.</em>

Specifically, I’d like to see some actual interaction between Boba Fett and Bossk. I’d like to see whether Woods builds on the relationship we see between the two in <em>The Clone Wars</em> or if it’s more of a shaky alliance that existed prior to the retconned partnership – more akin to their interactions in early bounty hunter novels.

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Welcome to the site, 66! Glad to have you here. Feel free to reply to other existing topics or create new ones whenever you'd like.

Recently pulled into the spotlight by starwars.com, the white prototype armor for Boba Fett was first seen in a 1978 screen test.

See the video at http://www.bobafettfanclub.com/news/bou … ype-armor/

In the clip, sound editor Ben Burtt introduces the viewer to Boba Fett, as portrayed by assistant editor Duwayne Dunham. In later photos, Alan Harris models the suit.

In the video, they test out a lot of Boba Fett's armor and weapons. He also temporarily has a Star Wars beach towel.

Thoughts on the video itself?

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For all our U.S. visitors, happy 4th of July! Any special plans? Fireworks? BBQs?

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jerryfett, very nice! Thank you for sharing, including your story and the news article!

<em><img class=alignright size-full wp-image-2121 alt=geekcov src=http://www.bobafettfanclub.com/news/wp-content/uploads/geekcov.jpg width=235 height=291 />“After briefly being introduced in The Star Wars Holiday Special, bounty hunter Boba Fett made a more impressive entrance to the Star Wars mythos in The Empire Strikes Back, in which he instantly captivated the imaginations of fans everywhere. The character’s enduring popularity led to him being added into the original Star Wars in the 1997 Special Edition release and becoming a vital part of the prequels years later. So why has Boba Fett become such a fan favorite opposed to some of his brooding brethren, such as IG-88 and Bossk? We turned to our Star Wars experts to get their thoughts on Fett’s enduring Mandalorian appeal.” </em>

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In the latest issue of <em>Geek Magazine,</em> its writing team sat down with Steven Melching, writer of The <em>Clone Wars,</em> and Chris Gossett, <em>Star Wars</em> artist, to gain their insight into the popularity of Boba Fett. This Q&amp;A was a sidebar to a larger feature, looking at the <em>Saga’s</em> standing in the fan community.

Melching accredited Boba Fett’s popularity to the mystique the character carried prior to the release of <em>Empire.</em> He believes the promotional action figure also endeared fans to the character – many impressed by his armor, specifically the fact he was rumored to have taken down Wookiees – even wearing a braid of his Wookiee targets over his gear.

“I think a big reason why Fett became so popular was because we really didn’t know a whole lot about him. He was described as a Mandalorian Shock Trooper. Who the hell were they?” Melching said. “Did they fight in the Clone Wars? Could he be this ‘other’ that Yoda spoke of? All this anticipation made his ignominious demise in <em>Return of the Jedi</em> all the more crushing.”

<img class=alignright size-thumbnail wp-image-2123 alt=bobacloseup src=http://www.bobafettfanclub.com/news/wp-content/uploads/bobacloseup-340x145.jpg width=340 height=145 />Gossett chimed in, saying the prequels screwed up the character in his opinion. Making Boba Fett a clone was one of the major problems in the prequels, he said. Gossett believes one of the characteristics beloved about Fett was he was Han Solo without a soul – Boba Fett was what Solo might have become if he made different choices as a smuggler.

“Showing that contrast was one of the functions Boba Fett served, and he served it damn well. The fact that Lucas just dropped him into the Sarlacc Pit was a sign of poor choices to come,” Gossett said.

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According to Melching, the main protagonist of <em>Episode VI</em> was supposed to be Boba Fett. The Sarlacc was a quick solution when George Lucas decided to squash <em>Episode VII-IX</em> into <em>Return of the Jedi</em> – which was supposed to feature Han Solo versus Boba Fett, with the Skywalker story only introduced at the end leading to the next trilogy.

“Fans still refuse to accept that he died in the Sarlacc Pit… He became a major player in the <em>Clone Wars</em> series, and I wouldn’t be surprised if he turns up in <em>Episode VII</em> or as a central character in one of the rumored ‘spin-off’ movies,” Melching said.

What are your thoughts? Comment below and chime in at our #BringBackBoba Campaign page.

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Two big conventions are coming up in July, both now featuring Boba Fett collectibles, actors, and events in ways we haven't seen before.

<h3>Star Wars Celebration Europe II (July 26-28, 2013)</h3>

  • Collectibles


  • Artwork

  • Star Wars Episode II 3D<br/>Catch up with Young Boba Fett and Jango Fett in the 3D release, for the first time

  • Four Boba Fett Actors

    • Jeremy Bulloch<br/>Boba Fett in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi; Captain Colton in Revenge of the Sith

    • Daniel Logan<br/>Young Boba Fett in Attack of the Clones, and the voice of the animated Boba in the three-part Season Two finale and in Season Four of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars television series

    • Dickey Beer<br/>Boba Fett stunt performer in Return of the Jedi

    • John Morton<br/>Boba Fett in Cloud City in a scene in The Empire Strikes Back

<h3>SDCC / San Diego Comic-Con (July 18-21, 2013)</h3>

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