This is pretty much my thought on what they're turning the Mandalorians into.

http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/8053/bobafettecobountyhunter.jpg

In the words of Eric Cartman...."It's all a bunch of tree hugging hippie crap."

I think that pretty much sums it up.

Peace out, ner vod.......

;P

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(47 replies, posted in Fans)

I should be a good little Mando and say the Mandalorian BL series Legionnaire droids, but I'm going to have to go with HK-47 from the Knights of the Old Republic game. 

However, if we're including droids from outside the Star Wars universe, then I'm going to have to go with H.E.L.P.eR. from the Venture Brothers cartoon.

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(7 replies, posted in Fans)

I thought we already had a thread for this, too.  Was it on the old boards, maybe?  I know usually we just mention if we're in the military on some of the threads.  Oh well. 

We do have quite a few of us in the military, though, Je'karta.  Some also in militaries other than the U.S. Armed Forces.  I'm actually in the Air Force and used to work on the Peacekeeper and the Minuteman 3 ICBM's.  I got sick of being in Wyoming the whole time (not a lot of places to go in ICBM maintenance) and cross-trained into Air Force Weather.  Currently stationed in Louisiana, working at the Weather HUB center here, doing Regional Manager duties for the southeast United States (pretty much all the old Confederate States are in our Area of Operation, with the exception of Virginia....they're assigned to the Weather HUB boys stationed out in St. Louis).  Currently on my way to Korea in a couple months for a 12-month long tour over there.  Should be different. 

One of my best friends was in the 82nd, then cross-trained into E.O.D. (bad back from jumping out of planes all the time) and he was over in Afghanistan for a while.  He came back with some interesting stories.  Keep your head down while you're over there, dude.  And good luck, ner vod. 

Oya!!!

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(1 replies, posted in Fans)

Same as with this one. 

Please check to make sure your threads belong in that specific Forum.  Thanks.

Moving this to the Fans forum.

*NOTE*  Everyone please remember to look at the descriptions of the forums before you post new threads in them, to see if they belong in that particular forum.  Thanks.

A quick little episode commentary about the episode with some background easter eggs.

http://www.starwars.com/video/view/000946.html

Looks like maybe it's supposed to be Mandalore from the Knights of the Old Republic comic book series.

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a85/Mandalorian_Boba_Fett/paintingofMandalorian-Jediwar.jpg


http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Mandalore_the_Ultimate

http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/starwars/images/8/8b/MandaloreTheUltimate-SWM.jpg


Enjoy.

107

(3 replies, posted in Collecting)

Couldn't find anything about the actual rarity of the Palitoy version of the Boba Fett figure.  Looks like it was released mainly in England, though.  I'm sure it's more rare in the states, than overseas.  I did find this really neat site that lists pretty much all the Fett figures released from that era. 

http://www.kid4life.com/yoda2/vtotw23.htm

The list is pretty thorough and they have some very nice pics (something for the bounty page?).  There's several different Palitoy variations of the card, mainly on the back.  There's also a "non-painted" leg tools variant of the Palitoy Boba Fett figures that sell for pretty steep on eBay and eBay.UK. 

While doing a search around for it, I found an article that seemed like it might be helpful, but the link no longer exists or the source webpage.  It's the first one on the search list.

http://www.galactichunter.com/absoluten … ch=palitoy



Oh, I did, however, find this neat little Palitoys advert...

http://www.bobafettfanclub.com/multimedia/galleries/albums/userpics/10002/Fett.jpg

Hope this helps out somewhat.

108

(2 replies, posted in Collecting)

Looks like there's a new Boba Fett Artist Portfolio signed by Joe Johnston, one of the original designers of the Boba Fett costume.  Right now it's available for pre-order at a few websites, most notably the Star Wars Shop site. 

http://shop.starwars.com/catalog/produc … id=1318482

Unfortunately, it looks like it's priced really high for most collector's, coming in at a meager $495.00

http://www.bobafettfanclub.com/multimedia/galleries/albums/userpics/10002/normal_artist-portfolio_1.jpg

http://www.bobafettfanclub.com/multimedia/galleries/albums/userpics/10002/normal_artist-portfolio_2.jpg


However, for those that can afford it, this looks like it's a nice little item.  It's signed by Joe Johnston himself and comes with eleven 12x17 images.  It comes in a holographic textured portfolio with a brushed metal titanium alloy Mandalorian symbol on the front.

http://www.bobafettfanclub.com/multimedia/galleries/albums/userpics/10002/artist-portfolio_3.jpg

http://www.bobafettfanclub.com/multimedia/galleries/albums/userpics/10002/normal_artist-portfolio_4.jpg


Enjoy.

109

(26 replies, posted in Dialogue)

Actually got version 3.0.11, so maybe that's what it is.  I'll have to update it tomorrow and see if that fixes it.  No biggie.

110

(26 replies, posted in Dialogue)

Still not working for me.  What version do you have, Miba?

111

(26 replies, posted in Dialogue)

I haven't been able to get it to work on Firefox.  It just comes up as a big white screen.  Although, it works fine on IE.

mandoboy wrote:

Those mandalorians are also from the death watch.

Kal Skirata, Walon Vau, Rav Bralor were definitely not Death Watch.  They were very anti-Death Watch.

I like that they actually had Mandalorian font in the background screen when Viszla was talking with Dooku. 
http://www.starwars.com/trb/theclonewars/guide/episode212/img13.jpg

Also, when the one Death Watch, who jumped from the balcony, was dying, they actually had him speaking in Mando'a.  He even uses the phrase "Darasuum Kote," which is Mando'a for "Eternal Glory," made popular in the song from the Republic Commando games.

Also, a "Duchess of Mandalore?"  Really?  Are you serious? 
http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Satine_Kryze

I know they're saying the planet isn't Mandalore and that it's actually a planet in the Mandalore system called Kalevala, but that is never referenced in the episode at all.  But, Concordia actually is supposed to be a moon of the planet Mandalore, so which is it, Mandalore or Kalevala?
http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Kalevala

So, was the moon's name that the Death Watch was based on, "Concordia," supposed to be an homage to Concord Dawn?  Jango Fett's homeworld and also located in the Mandalore system
http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Concord_Dawn
http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Concordian


And where were the rangefinders on the Mandalorian helmets?  It's not like they couldn't draw them on there.  Captain Rex's rangefinder is based off of Mandalorian helmet designs.  Oh well.

Tonight's the big night.  Of course I have to work, so I'll have to watch it on Tivo later on.  Anyway, some more new videos for you to check out from the Star Wars site on the Mandalorian's tonight.  I think I see some of our Mando Mercs friends in the video there. 

Mysterious Mandalorians Revealed!
http://www.starwars.com/theclonewars/ne … index.html


Jon Favreau joins the Mandalorian Legacy.
http://www.starwars.com/video/view/000941.html


Jon Favreau on voicing Pre Viszla.
http://www.starwars.com/video/view/000942.html



I like the black lightsaber.  Reminds me of the custom lightsaber you can get in the Force Unleashed games. 

tongue

Sev Fett wrote:

http://www.mtv.com/videos/movies/475337 … clip.jhtml

(Admin Note: Also available @ http://www.bobafettfanclub.com/news/fil … oking-for/)

Here's a brief clip from the next episode.  Minor spoilers ahead.  This basically confirms what all you have been staying.  Death Watch are confirmed.  That's been established.  But Again this one is painfully obviously but I just noticed it as well.  The video says he is talking to 'Previsla'.  Well I dunno about you but the symbol on his helmet seems to resemble Vizsla's helmet symbol.  So we'll see how this works out.

Did you notice the Mandalorian writing on the computer screen in the background?  Very nice touch.  They have Previszla written wrong on the site, though.  It's supposed to be Pre Viszla.  "Pre" is supposed to be like a title or something.

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Pre_Vizsla

Possibly related to Tor Viszla?  Most likely, I would think.  Maybe took over Death Watch after Jango killed Tor?

Mandal_ShadowWarrior wrote:
Sadriel_Fett wrote:

It'd make sense to me that some of the Death Watch would still be around.  I mean, they set up the True Mandalorian army, under Mandalore Jango Fett to be wiped out by Dooku's Jedi.  Once Jango escaped from slavery, he took revenge and killed Tor Viszla and his band.  But, not all the Mandalorian warriors were killed at that battle.  Remember that Walon Vau said that he felt like he let Jango down because he wasn't there at the Battle of Galidraan (did I spell that right?).  And there were enough Mando's around to help Jango train the Commando's.  And it says that he actually chose some former Death Watch to help train the Commando's, abeit, probably not the rabid Death Watch soldiers.  Dred Priest and Isabet Rau were supposed to be former Death Watch and I get the impression there were a few more on the Kaminoans payroll, that Jango kept reigned in.  So, the Death Watch part doesn't really bother me so much as Obi-Wan's royal "girlfriend" that's in this episode, who happens to have ties to the Mandalore people.  But, like I said I'm not going to spoil it here.  I can wait for a few days until it comes out.  When you see it, you'll know exactly what I'm talking about and you'll be like......WHAT.......THE........FRAK?........

......really?..........really?...........I mean, really?............



P.S.--.....Darth Flannel......that's a good one, I've never heard that before.  I'll have to remember that.

It seems like your talking as if you had already seen it. That true?

No, most of that is from the comics, RC books, and the interview in the current Star Wars Insider mag.

It'd make sense to me that some of the Death Watch would still be around.  I mean, they set up the True Mandalorian army, under Mandalore Jango Fett to be wiped out by Dooku's Jedi.  Once Jango escaped from slavery, he took revenge and killed Tor Viszla and his band.  But, not all the Mandalorian warriors were killed at that battle.  Remember that Walon Vau said that he felt like he let Jango down because he wasn't there at the Battle of Galidraan (did I spell that right?).  And there were enough Mando's around to help Jango train the Commando's.  And it says that he actually chose some former Death Watch to help train the Commando's, abeit, probably not the rabid Death Watch soldiers.  Dred Priest and Isabet Rau were supposed to be former Death Watch and I get the impression there were a few more on the Kaminoans payroll, that Jango kept reigned in.  So, the Death Watch part doesn't really bother me so much as Obi-Wan's royal "girlfriend" that's in this episode, who happens to have ties to the Mandalore people.  But, like I said I'm not going to spoil it here.  I can wait for a few days until it comes out.  When you see it, you'll know exactly what I'm talking about and you'll be like......WHAT.......THE........FRAK?........

......really?..........really?...........I mean, really?............



P.S.--.....Darth Flannel......that's a good one, I've never heard that before.  I'll have to remember that.

Has anyone gotten to read the new Star Wars Insider yet?  Definitely a different take on the Mandalorians.  Wary of putting spoilers on here yet, but there is one familiar name associated with the Death Watch.  As for everything else, well, you know how it goes.  I had heard on one of the other boards that this wasn't actually going to be the planet Mandalore itself, but a world in the Mandalore system.  However, some of the pics in the new Insider mag are still showing artwork of the city of Sundari, which they're still saying is the "capital" city of Mandalore.  So, I'm not holding out hopes that this is just a colony world, like Concord Dawn or something like that. 

I couldn't help but laugh at one of the interview questions posed to Dave Filoni which read; Did you draw on any Expanded Universe sources when you were developing them (the Mandalorians) for the show?  His answer: "Not particularly."   I kept thinking to myself, "yeah, no kidding Matlock."  Looks like they didn't even make an attempt to research any Expanded Universe info.  Heck, even a cursory search of Wookieepedia would've helped if they didn't want to spend the time doing in-depth research on a particular subject. 

He goes on to say; "There were only a few scant things that George and I actually used (from Expanded Universe sources) in the Clone Wars series itself.  That's not to say that the other EU stuff is eliminated or gone.  I know some people will say, "This isn't the way I pictured it," but we're showing a particular point in their history, which is a very interesting development point.  When I play games like Knights of the Old Republic that have Mandalorians in them, all that history is still there.  We're just looking at one slice of it at this particular moment.  It's bound to be different from some people's ideas."

Again, I say, "well, no kidding Matlock."  What I found amusing is that the article right before the interview is "A Brief History of the Mandalorians."  It mainly touches on different highlights of comics, movies, and games with notations of the Fett's and Mandalorians.  But it specifically has a couple entries referencing the Republic Commando game and novels and the Star Wars Insider #80 article "The History of the Mandalorians" which integrated the disparate sources of Expanded Universe Mandalorian lore into a single retro-active, cohesive continuity.  A continuity that Filoni is screwing up at this "one slice at this particular moment" is Star Wars continuity. 

I've enjoyed watching the cartoon, but with all the continuity errors this dude is creating you'd think he wrote for DC Comics or something.  I'm half expecting a "Crisis on Infinite Coruscants" to fix everything back again.  I think that's what sets people off and disappoints them the most with the Clone Wars series.  It's been taking too many liberties when it comes to things that have already had a history or story done about them.  Seems very disrespectful and rude to the original writer.  I know Filoni has permission from Lucasfilm to write all this on the cartoon, but all the author's that have ever written Star Wars have also had to get Lucasfilm approval so that they don't screw up continuity or canon as well, so it's not like Lucasfilm doesn't know....you know?

It would be like Gene Roddenberry suddenly saying that the Klingon's aren't a warrior race anymore.  They're more like thos space hippies that Checkov's girl fell in with.  "Show me the way to Eden, brother."  I mean, let's face it.  I'm a big Star Trek fan, as well as a Star Wars fan.  And you have to admit the Mandalorians are like the Klingons of the Star Wars universe.  Code of honor, their own distinctive armor, warrior race, aggressive expansion period, and their own language.  I mean, you've never experienced Shakespeare until you've read it in it's "original" Mando'a.  Even the fanbase mirrors it.  First came the Federation costumers, then the Klingon costumers insinuated their way into the Cons.  First came the 501st boys, then finally the Mando costumers are coming into their own at the Cons. 

It's kind of like Bizarro world.....Me Love you guys......

;P

119

(38 replies, posted in Film and Television)

Ariana wrote:

Why the F&%K is Boba riding a dinosaur? Is that supposed to be a krayt dragon?

It's a Paar's ichthyodont

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Ichthyodont


tongue


I never realized before that the cartoon actually had a name.

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/The_Stor … ul_Wookiee

Moving this to the Serious Geeking forum since it's not about film or TV and more about Expanded Universe stuff.

121

(25 replies, posted in Serious Geeking)

Looks like there is going to be a Force Unleashed 2.
I'm wondering how they're going to explain him still being alive, unless this is a prequel to the first game or something.


Also, moving this to another forum, since this isn't about Film or TV.

122

(4 replies, posted in Collecting)

Carry your school supplies this year with this new Boba Fett character tin!  Boba is one of three different Star Wars character tins that are coming out in February (the other two being R2-D2 and Darth Vader). 

http://www.bobafettfanclub.com/multimedia/galleries/albums/userpics/10002/BobaFettCharacterTin.jpg

They are already available for pre-order at a few stores, so get yours now.

http://www.forbiddenplanet.co.uk/index. … s_id=56058

http://www.scifigenre.com/itemDetail.aspx?nItemID=80451

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod … ode=retail




Enjoy.

Sideshow Collectibles blew us away with their very, very, highly priced Boba Fett bronze statue.

http://www.sideshowtoy.com/?page_id=448 … obafettcom


http://www.bobafettfanclub.com/multimedia/galleries/albums/userpics/10002/7174.jpg



Well, it looks like they may just do it again, but this time with a Jango Fett version to go along with Boba.

http://www.sideshowtoy.com/videos.php?v … obafettcom


http://www.sideshowtoy.com/media/jpg/video_516_large.jpg


This will probably be just as pricey as the Boba, Darth Vader, and Sith Statues bronze statues, but for those of you that can afford it you'll be happy to have another Fett addition to your collection.

124

(1 replies, posted in Collecting)

Gentle Giant is releasing a Jango Fett mini helmet (.45 scale) later this year. 

http://shop.starwars.com/kernel/imageload?table=cat_images;ttl2=15;key1=1318258_img1;key2=-100_img1


Looks like Gentle Giant has finally made a companion helmet for the Boba Fett mini helmet that was released earlier by Master Replicas (which was released before by Ridell, the only real difference being the helmet stand).


Ridell Boba Fett mini helmet:
http://www.bobafettfanclub.com/multimedia/galleries/albums/userpics/10001/riddell_boba.jpghttp://www.bobafettfanclub.com/manual/costume/guide/helmet/riddell.jpg

Master Replicas mini helmet:
http://www.tjsvariety.com/images/_products/tjsvariety/80-12359.jpg



From the promo info:
The now classic series of .45-scale helmets launched several years ago by Riddell finally gets a reboot courtesy of Gentle Giant, starting with Jango Fett!

Gentle Giant is proud to present a faithful .45 scale reproduction of the iconic Jango Fett helmet, featuring smoke tinted lenses, a display stand, and much more. The incredible recreation of this helmet is sure to stand out in any Star Wars collection. Made of durable plastic, this faithful reproduction is the first in a continuing line of new, collectible, scaled helmets from Gentle Giant.



These are already for pre-sale on the Star Wars Shop and Action Figure Xpress websites:

Star Wars Shop:
http://shop.starwars.com/catalog/produc … id=1305272

Action Figure Xpress:
http://www.shopafx.com/stwajafesche.html


Enjoy.

Cool find.