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The Boba Fett short story is called "Added Muscle" and is written by Paul Dini.
According to the press release, others on the audiobook include "Neil Patrick Harris, Jonathan Davis, Ashley Eckstein, Janina Gavankar, January LaVoy, Saskia Maarleveld, Carol Monda, Daniel José Older, and Marc Thompson." You can pre-order the audiobook on Amazon.
Past audiobooks have had great actors like Ed Begley Jr., Alan Rosenberg, Joe Hacker, and Tim Glovatsky as Boba Fett's voice. The 1980 film has the late Jason Wingreen voice Boba Fett and, in 2004, that was dubbed over by Temuera Morrison for assumedly more prequel continuity. For other voice actors, including video games, see our Behind the Mask" Fettpedia page.
"From a Certain Point of View" in hardcover and audiobook form are available October 3. The giant collection of short stories has a total of 496 pages.
The book includes the first piece of written fiction in the new Disney canon with Boba Fett (excluding some Marvel comics and the references to Mandalorian armor outside the Sarlacc in the Aftermath trilogy, which never named Fett).
According to the author, the Fett story is about this: "What a bounty hunter thinks while he's holding a gun on a couple of deadbeats."
One quoted used to promote the Fett story is this: "I'd be lying if I said I didn't enjoy the whispers of surprise when I walked onto the scene. That's right, boys. Fett's here."
Fan reaction to the quote has been mostly negative. This sounds like Robot Chicken Fett, not the original Boba Fett. Some fans even joked that it sounds like Jodo Kast, Boba Fett's nemesis (in "Legends").
We shall see (and hear) soon.
The year's "Force Friday" has three Boba Fett items unique to the marketing event that can be found in stores like Target:
1. Boba Fett and Bossk
Hot Wheels' Boba Fett / Bossk two pack, which was initially released last year, is a re-pack for "Force Friday." It's the same product now with the cardback for "The Last Jedi" wave. Variant collectors, this is for you.
2. Boba Fett and Han Solo
Hasbro's Boba Fett / Han Solo two pack is unique for "Force Friday," although it showed up in stores well before the embargoed date of September 1. We got to see this one up close unboxed at San Diego Comic-Con.
3. Boba Fett's Slave I
One of Hot Wheels' Slave I releases is also getting the re-pack treatment, again with the white backdropped "The Last Jedi" cardback instead of the prior, darker look shown here.
Online "Force Friday" Items
Regal Robot's New Mandalorian Skulls now come with a plaque, pewter finish, or with a display stand. They are new additions to the existing release of a large one and a small one. See their announcement for info. Get 10% off site wide with discount code REGAL10.
Yellow Bulldog's Boba Fett sweater, which was made extra famous when Jeremy Bulloch wore it, is on sale today. See their website for details and use FORCEFRIDAY15 at checkout for 15% off.
Released earlier in the week, but lumped together with some "Force Friday" posts such as one at StarWars.com, Spencer's has a new line of Japanese-inspired apparel. Boba Fett appears on some of the designs. See our exclusive review of some of those products.
Non-Fett Star Wars Exclusives and Other Force Friday Sales
Check out Entertainment Earth for several exclusives only available through them, plus many "open" items.
Sideshow Collectibles has global free shipping on select Star Wars items between September 1 and 4.
About Force Friday
Note that this is the second "Force Friday" event after a debut in 2015 in advance of "The Force Awakens." The following year was called "Go Rogue," which was the same sort of thing, tied in with "Rogue One."
In both cases, Lucasfilm and their licensees hope to make it a big reveal, usually with some new characters we've yet to see in an upcoming film (e.g. Porgs). Also in both cases, images and the toys themselves often get revealed early, leading to a tug-of-war with fan sites reporting details and DMCA takedown notices to often unsuspecting fans just sharing their fandom.
One thing that's been lacking with the official released is a formal checklist. Even the official post on StarWars.com, while illustrated with great press photos, selects certain items and skips a thoroughness that leaves a lot to be desired.
Fortunately, popular fan site Yakface toils over the news and even holds onto the list until all of the formal embargoes are lifted. His downloadable cheat sheet is a real treat for seeing what toys are actually being released, both for completists to see the full line but also treasure hunters like Boba Fett fans to see what:
View/Download Checklist (Google Drive)
Not included in the list are things like apparel and books. Who wants to take on that challenge for next year? May someone rise the occasion.
Admittedly, Spencer's isn’t the first retailer that comes to mind when I think of Star Wars apparel and merchandise. As a huge Boba Fett fan, that really needs to change.
Over the years Spencer's has continually had Fett and Mandalorian offerings in baseball caps, t-shirts, wallets, and accessories.
Their brand-new Star Wars Collection, which officially came out August 28th, continues that trend and draws inspiration from the Japanese version of the original theatrical Star Wars movie posters, featuring Japanese characters with pop art style graphics. The t-shirts themselves are reminiscent of vintage clothing with this same graphical style.
I got a first hand look at their new Boba Fett baseball cap. Manufactured by Bioworld, the hat's base color is a light cream and features a two-tone Boba Fett profile from the left side, facing left, on the front center and right panel (from the wearer's perspective). Boba Fett himself is rendered mostly in black with some dark blue accents. The front left panel is red behind the back of Fett's helmet and a fully embroidered Mythosaur skull in white. The wearer's right panel has a vertical red stripe with black Japanese lettering that according to my iPhone's iTranslate app very closely resembles "Star Wars." The wearer's left panel has a red one-tone Mandalorian insignia above a black horizontal stripe with the same Japanese lettering in black. The two rear panels do not feature a design, and both the top and the bottom of the bill are black which comes perfectly flat if that's your preferred style. The rear snap closure includes a small Star Wars tag, and the inside of the hat includes the Star Wars logo again with "TM and CO LucasFilm LTD." The hat retails for $25.
Visually the hat is very striking. The usage of red draws the eye but doesn't over power the other graphics. For me, this hat is also wearable. I'm of the wear a cap all day variety and the cream color looks like it will help mitigate discoloration from sweat and other body oils. If you collect Boba Fett hats, this is a must have. If you collect Fett in general I would also highly recommend this. While I don't go out of my way for hats, this one will fit nicely into my collection and will definitely be worn. The line also features a Vader cap of a similar style for the same price.
I also got to review a Darth Vader keychain ($8) and a lanyard ($8), both made by Bioworld. The keychain is diecast metal and features a front image of Vader’s helmet -- I call this the angry Vader -- with a red vertical strip and black Japanese lettering that appears to translate as "Darkside." The line also features a t-shirt ($25), a chain wallet ($25), and a fleece blanket ($25) with the same Vader design.
The lanyard is reversible. One side alternates between white backing with black English lettering ("Join The Darkside"), red backing with black Japanese lettering ("Darkside"), a small Vader helmet graphic, and then white backing with red Japanese graffiti styled lettering. The reverse is black with red Japanese lettering ("Darkside") alternating with the Imperial insignia. It also includes a small keychain fob with a white Vader silhouetted in front of the Death Star and a red sun -- another Japanese inspiration? -- and black Japanese lettering for Star Wars, and an ID pouch that includes a sticker commemorating and advertising the line.
Whether deliberate or not, this line pays a nice tribute to Japanese fans who have always been a major part and sometimes influence in Star Wars fandom. Here’s hoping for more Fett stuff from Spencer's in the future!
You can find the collection at Spencer’s 690 locations and online at SpencersOnline.com.
We spoke with Brandon Alinger, the author of "Star Wars Costumes: The Original Trilogy" (2014), about his discoveries with Boba Fett helmets, belts, and jumpsuits at Lucasfilm Archives. Brandon also works for the Prop Store.
Video by BFFC. Book by Chronicle Books.
We spoke with NorCal_Cap, one of just a few cosplayers who took on the distinctive PP2 Boba Fett. We caught up with him at SDCC 2017 and asked him about why the PP2 and how the parts all came together.
The "Pre-Production #2" Fett costume dates back to mid-1978 when the figure had slightly different details like brown gloves with circle patterns and a gauntlet flamethrower, as seen also on the Kenner action figure before his theatrical debut in "The Empire Strikes Back."
Video by BFFC.
Dave Dorman — the science fiction, horror and fantasy illustrator best known for his Star Wars artwork — was part of the original resurgence of Expanded Universe content in the 1990's, specifically with stunning and popular Boba Fett artwork.
We spoke with him about his work, why he's drawn to Fett specifically, and what he's working on right now with his own comic, Wasted Lands.
We stopped by the DK booth yesterday to interview Cole Horton, the Star Wars historian and author behind multiple Star Wars book including "Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know, Updated & Expanded" and "Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia." He talks specifically about the new canon, the research process for guidebooks, and the setup for future Boba Fett storytelling.
Daniel Logan ("Young Boba Fett") stopped by the convention floor to say hello to fans and friends.
We stopped by Artists Alley to profile some of our favorite Boba Fett artists:
Check out Doug Cowan (Artists Alley DD-10) for this one-of-a-kind framed 4" x 6" oil on canvas Boba Fett. Doug has other Star Wars art with Fett, too, at the booth and also available online.
The one and only Tom Hodges is doing commissions at his booth (Artists Alley GG-1) and has this cool $5 sketchbook with a bunch of his Boba Fett and Mandalorian art. Check out his Facebook page for more.
Dan Veesenmeyer (Artists Alley EE-21) also has a convention exclusive LEGO Boba Fett print. He's almost sold out of them as of Saturday morning.
We stopped by to say hello to Brian Rood, who has done many fan-favorite Boba Fett paintings over the years.
It was also great to see Joe Corroney at SDCC this year! You can still get this art -- the Star Wars Celebration Europe II limited edition lithograph called "The Slave Princess" -- at his online store.
ANOVOS revealed a "Jedi" Boba Fett jetpack and an "Arena" Jango Fett jetpack today. (Photos above by BFFC.)
First seen at the "Star Wars Collectibles Update with Lucasfilm's Brian Merten and Dolly Ahluwalia" panel and later at the ANOVOS booth, no additional information was shared such as price or release date.
The Wookiee Gunner attended the panel and saw some additional information on these packs:
— The Wookiee Gunner (@TWGsite) July 21, 2017
According to Art Andrews, founder of The Dented Helmet and The Replica Prop Forum, here's more info about this pack and it's history:
I can’t tell you how excited I am about this piece. I remember, years and years ago, when someone at The Dented Helmet obtained ONE generalized measurement from an original pack and how their replica was touted as the “PERFECT” pack due to that single measurement… and here we are, almost a decade later with a pack from ANOVOS that came directly from a 3D scan (thousands and thousands of very precise measurements... thanks, technology!) of the most well-known original pack (no… not the ESB.. stop it). This pack had MINIMAL cleanup meaning much of the original asymmetry and wonkiness still exist in it and is, without a doubt, as close as any of us fans are ever going to come to owning an original. Not only is the pack fantastic, but this is one of the, if not THE most precise paint job of the SE pack we have seen to date (no, I didn’t paint it)! Thanks to the opportunities afforded by ANOVOS (and one private collector), I have researched 9 original packs in person, likely more than anyone I know outside Skywalker Ranch, and after all that study, I can tell you with extreme confidence, if you want THE pack… this is the one to get.