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"Force Friday" Checklist, Including Boba Fett Merch

Updated September 1, 2015 11:41 am • Published September 1, 2015
Written by • Filed under Collectibles

In collaboration with a network of other Star Wars fan sites — Yakface, Jedi News, Jedi Temple Archives, Star Wars Action News, Idle Hands, Teekay-421, and MintInBox.net — here is your one-stop download for being ready for “Force Friday” on September 4th:

Download PDF

This checklist came about since there isn’t one. Despite all the buzz, there wasn’t a clear cross-brand list to even know what’s available this Friday. Instead of dealing with that secrecy, these Star Wars fan sites worked tirelessly to compile a document for you, the fan.

As for Boba Fett merch, here are the highlights:

  • Hasbro has a Boba Fett figure in “The Force Awakens” packaging, although it’s noted clearly on the back it’s a classic figure from “The Empire Strikes Back.” This 3.75″ figure comes with an “Armor Up” accessory in a desert fatigue and will retail for $12.99.
  • Hasbro also has a new Star Wars Chess set in their “The Force Awakens” packaging. It was spotted on a shelf at Walmart in South Carolina by @RyansPitch on August 28.
  • Boba Fett Hero Mashers — as a basic figure and a deluxe two-pack with Han Solo — are also newly available
  • LEGO has a “Buildable” Jango Fett (75107), which consists of 85 pieces
  • Walgreens will be stocking Funko’s white “Prototype” Boba Fett POP Vinyl figure, which has already begun selling through a separate deal in Australia

On a lighter (for the pocketbook) side, Target has a #ShareTheForce campaign, which has already started. Their website features Boba Fett — although his helmet is backwards. You can upload your memory of Boba Fett to be tagged in their 3D database.



Disney Infinity 3.0 Gameplay with Boba Fett

Updated August 30, 2015 10:50 pm • Published August 30, 2015
Written by • Filed under Multimedia

Forget the unboxing videos, here are some gameplay videos of Boba Fett in the new Disney Infinity 3.0 game that was just released.

We’ve also noted some lines we’re hearing Boba Fett say in the game. It’s all voiced by Temuera Morrison, who played Jango Fett in “Attack of the Clones” and who re-dubbed Boba Fett starting in the 2004 DVD release through to present.

How to unlock Boba Fett in the game

Outside of the main “Toy Box Hub,” you need to find the Boba Fett token in the game in order to play as Boba Fett in the “Rise Against the Empire” expansion of the game. When you climb up Jabba’s Sail Barge, right alongside the Sarlacc Pit, the Boba Fett token is on one of the planks / beams / boards off of the ship.

Boba Fett combat gameplay

Fett rides in on a Bantha to take on the Sand People (Tusken Raiders), who “may have stolen the part,” according to the narrator helping you. (It ends up being energy binders.)

When Boba Fett finishes on the ground floor, he says, “Now I truly am the best bounty hunter … there’s ever been.” After climbing up the cliff, while shooting at Tuskens, he adds “What a waste of my time. There wasn’t even a price on your head. You cannot escape me. None can escape me now.”

Boba Fett “Toy Box” gameplay

This video shows an overview of the “Toy Box Hub,” including some beginner gameplay as Boba Fett within that world. One line we hear Boba Fett say in this is, “Another mission, another pay day.”

An overview of Boba Fett’s “skill tree”

Boba Fett’s upgradable skills in the game include all of the following:

Health & Defense

Special Abilities

  • Rocket Fire
  • Power Disc Recharge Upgrade
  • Speedy Meter Upgrade
  • Special Move Bonus
  • Rocket Fire Upgrade
  • Damage Increase

Melee Skills

Ranged Skills

  • On The Hook
  • Better Blaster – Level 1
  • Better Blaster – Level 2
  • Target Acquired
  • Bounty Hunter’s Boon
  • Blaster Master – Level 1
  • Blaster Master – Level 2

Boba Fett on a Halloween-themed map

Boba Fett on a Tauntaun on Hoth

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(Screenshot by Tim Bryant.)

Boba Fett Completing a Mission

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(Video capture by G3EZARMAN.)



Teaser for Bandai's New Boba Fett and Slave I Models

Updated August 23, 2015 12:24 pm • Published August 20, 2015
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[UPDATE 8/23: According to Dengeki.net, who has photos of the labels, Slave I will go for 4,104 Yen. Boba Fett will be out September 30 for 2,916 Yen. Figsoku.net also has some pictures that include the box art.]

Announced on Bandai’s official Hobby site, their new Boba Fett and Slave I models — shown below in complete form — will be unveiled at an event called Kyarahobi 2015 C3 ?– HOBBY, which is this coming August 22nd and 23rd at the Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Hall. Advance tickets can be found at Chara-Hobby.com.

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We last saw the Boba Fett in an earlier draft. Spotted back on June 12th, Bandai’s new Boba Fett was shown at the 2015 International Tokyo Toy Show. The 6″, 1/12 scale figure is unpainted, but the plaque (which has an unfortunate typo) and its photo suggest “Empire” colors. Photo credit unknown.

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According to The Fwoosh, “Fett is scheduled to drop in September and the price should be right in line with the Sandtrooper. About $17 before shipping.”

Helmet nod to The Fwoosh for their additional info and heads up on both stories.



Insight on Hasbro's "The Force Awakens" Boba Fett Figure with "Armor Up" Accessory

Updated August 14, 2015 10:22 am • Published August 13, 2015
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In advance of “Star Wars Friday,” which is September 4, all of the upcoming Hasbro “The Force Awakens” figures accidentally ended up on shelves at a Walmart in Ohio. Photos were taken, which are all over the Internet today, and some even were scalped on eBay.

Here’s what we’ve figured out so far:

  • Figure is a re-pack of the “Empire” Boba Fett in Hasbro’s Saga Legends line, originally released in 2013.
  • Unlike the Saga Legends figure, this comes with an accessory specific to “The Force Awakens.” It appears to be related to Jakku, a new planet with a big battle in “The Force Awakens.”
  • Boba Fett is among other “classic” figures in the line, like Darth Vader and “Bespin” Luke Skywalker.
  • There is no “The Force Awakens” text under the Star Wars logo as there is with the other Episode VII characters, which is the same on the other “classic” figures in this line. (Thanks to BFFC fan Darth_Hound on Twitter for this insight!)

All together, this does not mean Boba Fett appears in Episode VII, at least based on these clues alone. See our Fett Fact Check on Episode VII for all of the rumors there.

See our Facebook post about this for a lively discussion with fans, which helped inform this post.

UPDATE: Here’s more:


He also appears on the backs of these cards:




All photos by Shawn Shepherd. Shared on the STAR WARS: Anything & Everything group on Facebook, then by Tony Madjawa Deida on the Star Wars Mega Fan Group on Facebook, where we first heard about this.

(Helmet nod to Matt Booker for the heads up and JediHunter66 for the first tweets.)



Where to Get the Tamashii Nations "Movie Realization" Boba Fett as Ronin

Updated August 11, 2015 1:57 pm • Published August 6, 2015
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With shops allowed to take pre-orders starting today, the new Tamashii Nations “Movie Realization” Boba Fett as Ronin is a new premium figure that ships this November.

This inspired take on Boba Fett comes with a movable helmet scope, a Japanese sword accessory, replacement left and right wrists, removable missile jetpack, and removable shin tools.

The figure retails for 9,504 Yen, or about $76 U.S. dollars. It’s 6.6″ (170mm) tall and made of PVC.

This was first announced at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, which we covered from the floor on April 21st.

Because these figures are especially hard to get, and not just available anywhere, here’s our curated punch-list of where and for how much you can get the figure.

Most international shipping uses FedEx. Many of these vendors, but not all, process payments with PayPal, which generally handles currency conversion. We’ve normalized all prices to American Dollars, since most of our readership uses dollars.

If you find one (or more), let us know where in the comments to help out other Fett fans.











Slave I vs. Millennium Falcon in the New "Star Wars Battlefront" Game

Updated August 6, 2015 7:19 am • Published August 5, 2015
Written by • Filed under Games

The latest teaser trailer for Star Wars Battlefront was released today, highlighting a new mode called “Fighter Squadron.” After seeing all kinds of playable ships, the trailer ends with the Millennium Falcon being chased by Slave I!

Look closely and you’ll notice a problem: the ship’s wings are in their landing position, not their flying position. Were the trailer animators rushing the work or misinformed? Or is this a bug already in actual gameplay, which they hopefully will fix?

Back in April during the Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, we saw it confirmed that Boba Fett was a playable character. This news about his ship, Slave I, is welcome news.

The game is slated for release this December. There’s a Digital Deluxe Edition and a Standard Edition, but Boba Fett is available in both for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

One perk of pre-ordering is an “early bird” marketing push, which touts the Battle of Jakku. A planet that will be introduced in Episode VII: The Force Awakens, Jakku is the planet seen with Boba Fett in the previous trailer. Here’s the verbiage on the EA microsite:

“Players who pre-order Star Wars Battlefront can fight the battle one week early on December 1, 2015. All other players will get access to this free content on December 8th, 2015.”


Exclusive Announcement: Funko Boba Fett (Prototype) Coming to Walgreens

Updated July 23, 2015 12:12 pm • Published July 23, 2015
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You’re seeing it here first: Funko’s upcoming Boba Fett (Prototype), a Walgreens exclusive, which will be in stores this September!

This comes to us from the inside and, since they’re huge Fett fans, the Boba Fett Fan Club got the scoop!

The figure is part of a four figure exclusive Star Wars classic wave. We’re told that Walgreens will be ordering a ton and the plan is to keep it on shelves for at least a year.

Funko has made many bobble-head figures and objects. This surely won’t be the last.

This also isn’t the first Walgreens Boba Fett exclusive. Last year, they came out with the Prototype Boba Fett within Hasbro’s “The Black Series.” While there were some hassles with the online pre-order, the figure was a big hit in stores and kept getting re-stocked for a long while. This time around, there won’t be any online pre-orders.

This also marks our 500th photo-of-the-day in as many days in a row. Woo-hoo!



SDCC 2015: Guide for Boba Fett Fans

Updated July 9, 2015 11:13 pm • Published July 7, 2015
Written by • Filed under Community

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!

Exclusives

Other Booths

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!

Hasbro has their Hero Masher Boba Fett on display. See Rebelscum.net for a picture, taken on preview night (July 8).

Panels

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
    Should feature their new “First Reveal” Boba Fett figure
  • Thursday 1:00pm – 2:00pm: Level-Up Your Style with Geek Fashion @ Room 14A
    Features Amy Ratcliffe, who often writes about Star Wars
  • Friday 10:00am – 11:00am: Star Wars Publishing 2015: Part 1 @ Room 7AB
    11:00am – 12:00pm: Star Wars Publishing 2015: Part 2 @ Room 7AB
    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
    Panel includes Rebecca “Lady Fett” Eusey
  • Friday 1:00pm – 2:00pm: Star Wars:Collectibles Update with Lucasfilm’s Anita Castellar @ Room 7AB
    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
    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
    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

Other

Stop by the fan booths to say hello to our friends at 501st (booth MZ-17) and Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club (booth MZ-16)!


SDCC 2015: Sideshow's McQuarrie Boba Fett Concept Statue

Published July 5, 2015
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First announced (and shown in sketch form) at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, Sideshow Collectibles announced yesterday on social media that their McQuarrie Boba Fett Concept Statue will both be on display at San Diego Comic Con but also ready for pre-order soon.

Sideshow will be at Exhibitor Booth #1929, according to the SDCC website.


Celebration Anaheim: Exclusive Interview with Jeremy Bulloch

Published July 4, 2015
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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.”


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