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Fan Spotlight: JC Fett

Published December 22, 2014 by BFFC AaronComments no comments

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

1. What is your name and who are you cosplaying as?

My name is JC, I go by JC Fett and cosplay Boba Fett. Only a handful of select people know my true identity, mainly fellow Mando brothers and sisters.

I try to take “being” Boba Fett to the next Level. I feel those who fell in love with Star Wars through the original trilogy as I did, would agree the mysteriousness of Boba was one of his strongest qualities. Just who is this expressionless Bounty Hunter? Taking off the helmet and revealing myself completely ruins this. If you look at my Instagram feed you’ll see… never a shot of who I am.

I’ll go all day with my helmet on at a convention. This past NYCC I arrived at 7am for the East Coast Cosplay Championship and was there until almost midnight when winners were announced — took first place in TV & Movies category btw! — and I only took my helmet off for like 20 minutes in a discrete location to eat a hot dog, macaroni and cheese and some soda. Haha.

I have to thank big time my wife — she cosplays a female mandalorian by the name “La Fett” — and my buddy Geo who accompanies me and helps support me on these troops! I think a fellow TDH member said it best… people always ask questions like.. “Don’t you get hot? Don’t you have to pee? Aren’t you hungry?” But the truth is once you put the armor on and the helmet is on YOU ARE Boba Fett, and Boba Fett doesn’t need to do those things. He is just Boba Fett.

2. What groups/clubs/sites are you a member? What is your handle for those sites?

I go by “JCFETT” on all the sites I’m at, my first forum I registered at was TDH. It’s the most knowledgeable and helpful Fett fan site there is. I’m on a few other sites as well, like therpf.com, which is a great costuming/props site that encompasses everything and they have some tremendous builders on there.

I also run my own social media pages — instagram.com/jcfett and facebook.com/jcxfett (had to add the x since jcfett was taken!).

Currently I’m not “in” any professional costuming group, but I do get some contracts from and troop along with the 501st ECG and the Falco Clan of the Mando Mercs. I have a lot of awesome friends in both and would highly recommend either or both to anyone interested in organized Star Wars trooping. I’ll be joining the ranks soon myself.

3. Why this character and costume? What’s the backstory?

My big brother raised me like his apprentice on Star Wars. He grew up in the 70’s, and I’m an 80’s baby so I was early on influenced by his enthusiasm for it and his huge original vintage collection. He basically had everything. So for a boy growing up around speeder bikes, the Millennium Falcon, X-Wing fighters, etc., it would be impossible not to be fascinated and completely immersed in this magical universe.

Many years later, we continued to collect when the figures and movies re-released, played a lot of Pod Racing on N64 etc and one day he turned to me and was like… Bro, we should build life size Stormtroopers. I was like yeah dude of course. That makes complete sense. And so we did.

We ordered some kits off the internet and spent a few long winter months in our basement building some awesome stormies. We trooped around town and for Halloween, just local stuff. For my small town on Long Island, New York, the response was tremendous. Kids to grown ups treated us like superstars and were so excited to see us walking around bothering Traffic Control Officers etc. That was like 2005, and that’s when JC the cosplayer was born.

It’s hard not to enjoy how much people enjoy your cosplay. The huge smiles, people are just so happy. It’s hard to describe. It wasn’t long before I decided to tackle my favorite character in the universe, Boba Fett, I registered on TDH, received a warm welcoming — some which came along with warnings haha — but I knew the road wouldn’t be easy and I wouldn’t have wanted it any other way.

After a few years and lots of help from amazing talents such as Christian from Man of War Studios and Lou Darth Vorhees of Fettwerks, JC Fett was created. My cosplay Fett was initially finished by 2008, though even today I’m upgrading and adding cool new features, but it wasn’t until New York Comic Con 2012 that I made my con debut. It was one of the most amazing experiences and continues to be. I love the NYCC atmosphere, it’s a great convention I recommend anyone interested in comics, toys or cosplay to come check it out. I met some really awesome people from there who are now really close friends of mine, and not just from the Star Wars universe, from Marvel cosplayers to Comic and Toy collectors and vendors themselves. It’s a real positive thing, and it’s definitely a passion of mine. To go out and be Boba Fett and bring excitement to people. It’s an honor really.

4. What’s your favorite part of the costume or what has been one of your most memorable experiences as this character?

My favorite part of my costume is my helmet. I just love all the details and colors. And I’ve spent a lot of time making the inside as much of a home for my head a possible haha. I have integrated fans and self contained voice amp and speakers inside, as well as the wireless remote activated range finder which always gets people excited!

My favorite memory is always changing. I just like when kids come up to me as if I couldn’t possibly be real, but I am. And you can see it in their face, they’ve just teleported to another galaxy. This includes grownups sometimes too, ha!

5. What were some of your challenges to get your costume just right?

I think my day to day challenges with the costume itself is the gauntlets. They tend to hurt at the wrist after a while, especially when you’re carrying a heavy EE-3 with real brass grip, metal and wood stock etc. So that’s tough. I lose feeling in my thumbs sometimes. The jetpack also tends to be heavy due to all the components and things I have in it. Other than that I can’t really complain.

From my time as a Stormtrooper I can say Fett is much more manageable, but there are a lot of pieces to him that can go wrong so if you just do a lot of test fitting and test trooping you should be ok. I’ve had my mishaps of shin tools flying out or my gauntlet hose just dropping off my gauntlet before I learned better ways to fasten them.

6. What advice do you have for other cosplayers?

HAVE FUN! Do it because it’s something you enjoy! Don’t let other people get you down or hold you back. Cosplay is for everyone and everything. Unleash your creativity and let nothing stop you! Your imagination is limitless.

7. Favorite Star Wars moment?

Empire Strikes Back, Carbon Chamber scene:


Upcoming Bounty: LEGO Slave I

Published December 19, 2014 by Scott CasanovaComments no comments

Upcoming Bounty is a series of editorial posts about newly released and/or newly announced Boba Fett collectibles, giving you the lowdown along with a pro collector opinion on what’s what.

LEGO Slave I (75060)

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Available January 1st from LEGO.com is the Lego Ultimate Collectors Series Slave I, kit #75060. At 1,996 pieces it’s the biggest Slave I to date and certainly looks to maintain the quality of appearance standards of the UCS line. It’s also Lego’s latest attempt at a Star Wars kit that is to scale (or close to scale) to their minifigs. Speaking of minifigs, this kit includes a new Boba Fett ESB paint/print scheme (for the variant hunters), Han Solo both in and out of carbonite, as well as a Stormtrooper and Bespin Guard. Priced at $199.99 this kit may be a bit pricey for the casual collectors, but unlike some other UCS models this one looks like it rates high on the playability scale.

Pros:

  • Who doesn’t love Legos?
  • Larger kit size create a more streamlined and less blocky look more closely matching the look of the original ILM model

Cons:

  • Stickers. This kit has a lot of stickers.
  • Boba is still sporting a Jango Fett Geonosis model jet pack.

My take:

I’m getting at least one. The Lego UCS line appreciates in value dramatically after a run ends so for those of us that sometimes sell off collection pieces to fund new ones these are a good investment. Plus it’s Slave-1, so come on! I’m looking forward to building it and displaying it “in pursuit” of my 10179 Millennium Falcon.

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Guide to All the Star Wars #1 Variant Covers Featuring Boba Fett

Published December 18, 2014 by BFFC AaronComments no comments

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Marvel Comics, who takes the helm back from Dark Horse Comics to publish Star Wars comics books, has an unconventional strategy with unveiling their first issue in January 2015. They’ve enabled various comic book shops and artists to sell their own variant covers. Here is our curated list of ones that feature Boba Fett on the cover, with links to high-quality, unwatermarked scans and — where applicable — how to purchase.

(Looking for all Boba Fett comics? See our database.)

Star Wars #1 (The Cargo Hold exclusive)

Art by J. Scott Campbell. Sold at thecargohold.ecwid.co.

B&W Variant. Sold at thecargohold.ecwid.com.

Star Wars #1 (Tidewater Comicon exclusive)

Star Wars #1 (Heroes Haven exclusive)

Art by Mike Perkins. Layout references Giant Size X-Men #1 (1975). Sold at heroeshavencomics.com.

Star Wars #1 (Cards, Comics & Collectibles exclusive)

Art by Frank Cho. Sold at cardscomicscollectibles.com.

B&W Variant

Star Wars #1 (Limited Edition Comix exclusive)

Art by Mike Deodato Jr.. Sold at ltd-edition-comix.com.

B&W Variant. Two slight variations sold at ltd-edition-comix.com and ltd-edition-comix.com.

Star Wars #1 (Mile High Comics exclusive)

Art by Humberto Ramos. Sold at milehighcomics.com.

Star Wars #1 (Diamond Comic / Hasbro Exclusive)

Sold through Previews magazine and New York Toy Fair.

Star Wars #1 (Forbidden Planet Exclusive)

Artwork by Adi Granov. Sold at forbiddenplanet.com.

B&W variant. Sold at forbiddenplanet.com.

Star Wars #1 (Heroes and Fantasies Exclusive)

Artwork by Daniel Acuna. Layout references Amazing Spider-Man #129, the first appearance of The Punisher. Sold at heroesandfantasies.com.

B&W variant. Sold at heroesandfantasies.com.

Star Wars #1 (Warp 9 Exclusive)

Artwork by Alex Maleev. This layout references Tales of Suspense #39. Sold at ebay.com.

B&W variant. Sold at ebay.com.

Star Wars #1 (Zapp Comics Exclusive)

Artwork by Mike Mayhew. This layout references Marvel’s The New Mutants #98, which had the very first appearances of Deadpool and artwork by Rob Liefeld. Sold at zappcomics.com.

B&W variant. Sold at zappcomics.com.


Upcoming Bounty: Hot Toys Boba Fett

Published December 17, 2014 by Scott CasanovaComments no comments

Upcoming Bounty is a series of editorial posts about newly released and/or newly announced Boba Fett collectibles, giving you the lowdown along with a pro collector opinion on what’s what.

Hot Toys 1/4 Scale Boba Fett

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Hot Toys has announced their first ¼ scale Star Wars figure will be none other than Boba Fett. Hot Toys is one of the few companies where most collectors I know actually feel they’re getting their money’s worth despite the high price tags of their pieces. Scheduled for a 3rd or 4th quarter 2015 release this Fett is done in his ROTJ scheme with a Jabba’s Skiff themed base. It includes 30 points of articulation and 7 alternate hand molds. All shin tools appear to be removable. He also comes with both a full version of the Blastech EE-3, as well as a battle damaged version as seen after Luke chops off the barrel with his lightsaber. Select markets may also get a bonus blaster pistol with holster. Price tag is $469.00 through Sideshow Collectibles, which includes the exclusive blaster pistol and holster.

Pros:

  • Hot Toys brand product
  • Quarter scale
  • Tons of articulation to pose
  • Battle damage options
  • Additional blaster pistol/holster in select markets

Cons:

  • $469.00 price tag
  • Bad product scheduling

My take:

It looks like I’m going to have to suck this one up. Personally I prefer the ESB paint scheme on my Fetts, but I’m going to take a chance because it’s Hot Toys. The timing sucks for my wallet as Sideshow’s new ¼ scale ESB Fett is also scheduled for 4th quarter 2015 release. Looking at the prototype photos the detailing on the armor and flightsuit looks like it will blow away the older Sideshow ¼ ROTJ Fett, which if I recall correctly sold for $300.00. The new Sideshow premium format is $439.99. The fact that the battle damaged blaster is included leads to me to hope that a companion Luke and possibly a larger skiff display may be coming later. Nothing confirmed there though.


Fan Spotlight: Josh Powers

Published December 15, 2014 by Lucas McCoyComments no comments

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

1. What is your name and who are you cosplaying as?

I’m Josh Powers. My Kit is ROTJ Boba Fett. Pre Sarlacc, haha…

2. What groups/clubs/sites are you a member? What is your handle for those sites?

I am a member of The 501st Legion and Mandalorian Mercs. My Legion ID# is BH-15173. On the MMCC board I go by “Ren.”

3. Why this character and costume? What’s the backstory?

As an 8 year kid, when Fett was first shown standing on the bridge of Executor, I thought to myself “who the hell is that guy?! I want to know know about him!” The look of his armor, his stance, the fact Vader spoke directly to him, spoke to a person that earned the respect of the Sith Lord. He looked liked he worked for a living and did what needed to be done. Then, as I grew older and they began writing comic and novels featuring Fett, it just fed to my fascination with the character.

As for why I choose to build this costume. I chose it out of ignorance. I assumed, having never attempted to build anything, that it had to be easier than building a Stormtrooper … right? It was mostly cloth with a few armor plates, helmet and jetpack. Famous last words.

4. What’s your favorite part of the costume or what has been one of your most memorable experiences as this character?

It’s hard to say. Watching the joy on kids faces when they see their “hero” in real life, whether it’s at a con or on the floor of their hospital. Personally, my favorite would have to be meeting my wife — who kits up as Boushh and is a member of the Legion as well — or the incredibly tight person relationships I have formed since joining the groups with Fett.

5. What were some of your challenges to get your costume just right?

For me, I found nothing about this costume NOT challenging. This was going to be my first ever costume. I had never used a dremel, an airbrush, or any of the other skills needed to do something like this. I spent 18 months researching every possible part, every possible type of paint, every scratch and every detail of a ROTJ Fett before I ever began my actual build. I knew from the outset that I wanted to join the 501st as Fett because of the charity that they perform. Because of that, I knew it had to be “perfect” or as close as I could possibly make it.
I found that to get Fett right, the biggest challenges was finding all the right part. I am sure other Mandos and Fetts can attest to the fact that, even assembled, there are a ton of parts to these kits. And for Fett these parts are 35 years old and tracking them down is a task.

6. What advice do you have for other cosplayers?

The biggest advice I would give to other cosplayers is research. I can not stress the value of it. I can be boring, seem like a job at times, but in the end it makes the biggest difference in the outcome of any build, no matter the costume itself.

7. Favorite Star Wars moment?

Picking a favorite moment is Star Wars is a hard question. Star Wars has been a constant in my life since I was 5 years old when the movies were originally released. It has been a source of constant joy and a refuge from sorrow — a safety blanket if you will. Its existence creates an environment that bring people from different places and backgrounds together. It binds all things, just like the very Force at the core of its story.


2014 Mandalorian ArTmor Project

Published December 7, 2014 by BFFC AaronComments Comments Off

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This is the third year of The ArTmor Project, a fundraising effort pairing the creativity of hand-selected artists with classic Mandalorian armor.

Today at 6pm EST, over 50 auctions will begin.

Here is what they’ve made — in alphabetical order:

ACHERON BUG HUNT BOUNTY ON LV-426

Armor by Jim Mock | Artist’s statement and additional photos

ACTUAL PHYSICAL CONTACT

Armor by Lou Caltabiano, host of the Dial Up Movies podcast | Artist’s statement and additional photos

BLACK AND WHITE AND FETT ALL OVER

Armor by John Sloboda | Artist’s statement and additional photos

BLACK SERIES BOBA FETT

Armor by Joe Knowlton (aka Solus Raam) | Artist’s statement and additional photos

BLOB-A FETT

Armor by Ted Dastick Jr. | Artist’s statement and additional photos

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BOBA FETT ON BLACK VELVET

Armor by Scott Cherry of the Barbarian Rage Podcast | Artist’s statement and additional photos

BOBA FETT’S THE THING

Armor by Eric Moore of Mr E’s Models | Artist’s statement and additional photos

COG O FETT

Armor by Ronald Seaman of Aracknoid3 Cosplay | Artist’s statement and additional photos

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DARTH MANDALORIAN

Armor by David Krawcyzk | Artist’s statement and additional photos

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DR WHO 50TH ANNIVERSARY

Armor by Larry Jason Queen | Artist’s statement and additional photos

DUFFMAN-DALORIAN

Armor by Matt of the NeoZAZ.com podcast series Attraction Obsession | Artist’s statement and additional photos

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FET3K

Armor by Matt Hunsworth | Artist’s statement and additional photos

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FETT TRON, BOUNTY HUNTER OF THE UNIVERSE

Armor by R. Gouldberg | Artist’s statement and additional photos

FETT’S PREDATOR TROPHY

Armor by Matthew M Toppel

FETTY KRUEGER

Armor by Chris, co-host of the SWIC (Star Wars In Character) podcast | Artist’s statement and additional photos

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GAME OF CLONES

Armor by Fett Finish

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GEARS OF FETT

Armor by Guillaume Fortin | Artist’s statement and additional photos

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HE-MAN’S CHEST

Armor by Taylor Lymbery of the Talking Toys with Taylor and Jeff podcast | Artist’s statement and additional photos

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HOUND OF MANDALORE

Armor by Todd Howell | Artist’s statement and additional photos

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HUNTER

Armor by Jason James of 3 Sheets Art | Artist’s statement and additional photos

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INFETTIBLE HULK

Armor by Chris, co-host of the SWIC (Star Wars In Character) podcast | Artist’s statement and additional photos

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IRON FETT

Armor by Kenneth Polly | Artist’s statement and additional photos

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JAEGER FETT

Armor by Scott Conner | Artist’s statement and additional photos

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JANGO / KAMINO

Armor by Michael Davis | Artist’s statement and additional photos

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JUSTICE LEAGUE MANDALORE

Armor by Sean Hynes, founder of the Mandalorain Mash-ups costume group on Facebook | Artist’s statement and additional photos

KENNER GRAVEYARD

Armor by Dave, co-host of the SWIC (Star Wars In Character) podcast | Artist’s statement and additional photos

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KISS

Armor by Jennifer Hogan, character fabricator at Stoopid Buddy Studios (Robot Chicken) | Artist’s statement and additional photos

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KRAYT DRAGON TROPHY ARMOR

Armor by Jim Mock | Artist’s statement and additional photos

MAN-O-FETT

Armor by Dillon Markey, animator at Stoopid Buddy Studios (Robot Chicken) | Artist’s statement and additional photos

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MANDALORIAN CORPS

Armor by Michael Mergenthaler | Artist’s statement and additional photos

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MANDALORIAN GIRL

Armor by Huy Vu, production designer at Stoopid Buddy Studios (Robot Chicken) | Artist’s statement and additional photos

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MANDO FC

Armor by Scott Weber | Artist’s statement and additional photos

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MASS EFFETT

Armor by Jim Neff | Artist’s statement and additional photos

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MINIO-LORIA-N

Armor by Karen from the Muppets in Character podcast and NeoZAZ.com

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“MODEL” ORIAN

Armor by William Soltys | Artist’s statement and additional photos

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ODE TO HAN

Armor by Amy Caracappa-Qubeck | Artist’s statement and additional photos

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OPERATION BOUNTY HUNT

Armor by John Ficker of Lonewolf Customs | Artist’s statement and additional photos

PAC-MANDALORIAN

Armor by Uriah Funk | Artist’s statement and additional photos

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PLANET OF THE APES TRIBUTE

Armor by Matthew Zucker | Artist’s statement and additional photos

PREDALORIAN

Armor by Eric J. Berry | Artist’s statement and additional photos

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PRINCESS OF MANDALORE

Armor by Marian T. Tait | Artist’s statement and additional photos

RECOLLECTION FETT

Armor by Rusty Gilligan of Recollection Magazine | Artist’s statement and additional photos

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RETURN TO KENNER GRAVEYARD

Armor by Dave, co-host of SWIC podcast

SLAVE I

Armor by Kevil Leill | Artist’s statement and additional photos

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SLAVE I DEPARTURE

Armor by Mitch Freeman | Artist’s statement and additional photos

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SLAVE TOO

Armor by Matt, co-host of the SWIC (Star Wars In Character) podcast | Artist’s statement and additional photos

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STAR FORCE WARS

Armor by Matt of the GR80s Podcast | Artist’s statement and additional photos

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STENCIL WARS

Armor by Curtis Brisbee | Artist’s statement and additional photos

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SUNNYVALE HUNTER

Armor by Tory Jones | Artist’s statement and additional photos

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SUPER IRON GIANT

Armor by Tim, co-host of the SWIC (Star Wars In Character) podcast | Artist’s statement and additional photos

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THE PROTECTOR

Armor by Tom Hutchens (aka Mandalore the Uniter), founder of the Mandalorian Mercs costume club and organization | Artist’s statement and additional photos

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THE TIES THAT BIND

Armor by Jen Belgin (aka Darth Cleavage) | Artist’s statement and additional photos

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TO A GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAY … AND BEYOND!

Armor by Matt, co-host of SWIC podcast

TY COBB

Armor by Tim, co-host of the SWIC (Star Wars In Character) podcast | Artist’s statement and additional photos

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UNTITLED

Armor by Jason Adams | Artist’s statement and additional photos

UNTITLED

Armor by John Soukup | Artist’s statement and additional photos

WALKER HUNTER

Armor by Allen Amis | Artist’s statement and additional photos

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WHO FETT

Armor by Grant Tillotson | Artist’s statement and additional photos

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WILT CHAMBERLAIN

Armor by Tim, co-host of the SWIC (Star Wars In Character) podcast | Artist’s statement and additional photos

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Which ones are your favorites? Let us know in the comments.


Fan Spotlight: Ben Townend

Published December 5, 2014 by BFFC AaronComments 2 comments

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

1. What is your name and who are you cosplaying as?

Hi, my name is Ben Townend and I cosplay/cosplayed as ESB Boba Fett, ESB Chewbacca, ESB Han Solo, Sand Trooper and General Veers.

2. What groups/clubs/sites are you a member? What is your handle for those sites?

You can usually find me lurking around on The Dented Helmet, RPF, MEPD [Mos Eisley Police Department], The 501st Legion and The Rebel Legion boards to name a few. I go by “Bountyone.”

3. Why this character and costume? What’s the backstory?

After seeing A New Hope as a kid I was blown away! Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, The Empire Strikes Back was released and, to this day, it remains my favorite movie of all time. I became obsessed with Boba Fett and remember taking empty toilet paper tubes as a kid and tried to copy his armor. I thank the Dented Helmet for making my life long dream a reality.

The short cameo with Jabba in A New Hope got my attention but his role in Empire became my obsession!

4. What’s your favorite part of the costume or what has been one of your most memorable experiences as this character?

I’d have to say being selected to play Boba Fett in a commercial for Lucasfilm and Spike TV. What an amazing and fun experience that was!

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5. What were some of your challenges to get your costume just right?

The biggest challenge for me was finding armor to fit my 6’4 frame. I enlisted the help of Jeff “WickedBeard” Cochran to help me with this task. Jeff had built my armor out of thin gauge steel with 1/4 foam backing. Everything on my suit from the shoulders to the knees was metal.

6. What advice do you have for other cosplayers?

I tell others to do their homework. Study the character and screen shots. Check resources. Your work is a reflection of you. Don’t settle for average! The smallest details leave the biggest impression.

7. Favorite Star Wars moment?

Too many to list but my top three would be the Hoth battle in Empire, Darth Maul & Obi Wan’s fight scene from Phantom Menace (Duel of Fates just gives me goosebumps) and Han & Leia’s kiss (yeah, I’m a softie).


Episode 7 Rumor: Boba Fett Appearance Mentioned in Possible “SpoilerMan” Leak

Published December 3, 2014 by BFFC AaronComments Comments Off

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“SpoilerMan” is the name of a 4chan user who claims to be associated with Lucasfilm. He has posted three threads of spoilers regarding “The Force Awakens,” in which raptorman76 on Reddit amassed into a simple, bullet-by-bullet format and which gained more exposure to this leak. We investigated the original 4chan thread, which isn’t linked in the Reddit summary, and it gave us more information.

Now, sometimes rumors like this get debunked very quickly. For example, Pablo Hidalgo at Lucasfilm’s Story Group, quickly dismissed the recent “missing episodes” storylines for “The Clone Wars” that were rumored to be a leak. To our knowledge, these “The Force Awakens” plot points — which have been spread via Reddit — have yet to get any debunk. That said, the silence doesn’t mean it’s true.

The first mention of Episode 7 spoilers began on this November 30th thread on a 4chan site (link not appropriate for all ages due to profanity; otherwise SFW). There is no mention of Boba Fett, besides comments from different users speculating.

However, today, on this December 3rd thread on a 4chan site (link not appropriate for all ages due to profanity; otherwise SFW), the user brings up Boba Fett:

There were a couple of things Disney got from the Del Rey / Bantam books, and considered it legit.

His short story from the Del Rey Jabba’s Palace story collection is assumed to be how he escaped.

Boba Fett does appear, very briefly.

If this is true, this would begin to define what is canon. When Disney bought Lucasfilm, the Extended Universe was thrown out and a Story Group was created. This kind of connection would highlight what’s kept and what’s thrown out.

Episode 7 has yet to confirm any involvement with Boba Fett. Only the timeline of when “The Force Awakens” takes place would mean Boba Fett is around 60 years old and would then make canon that he survived the Sarlacc.

To see how this news fits into the larger picture, follow the trail at our Fett Fact Check: Episode 7 one pager.

(Additional reporting by Lucas McCoy. Helmet nod to @AgeOfMyself for the head’s up and additional research.)


2014 Black Friday / Cyber Monday Star Wars Sales Featuring Boba Fett

Published November 25, 2014 by BFFC AaronComments Comments Off

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[Updated 11/28 6:00pm to include Acme Archives! Updated 11/28 12:05am to include Wild Bangarang! 11/27 12:45am to include Things From Another World! Updated 11/26 7:00pm PST to include HerUniverse, Journeys, OfficialPix, Spencers, WeLoveFine, and HMV Canada! Updated 11/26 9:45am PST to elaborate upon Joe Corroney’s sale! Updated 11/25 4:59pm PST to include Walgreens and Gentle Giant Ltd.!]

This is our annual Star Wars Black Friday / Cyber Monday sale breakdown, focusing just on Boba Fett whenever relevant.

This is in addition to our updated-for-2014 holiday guide and our holiday ornaments collectibles database.

Note: most of these sales end Monday, December 1st, so don’t miss out.

(Are we missing something cool? Let us know in the comments and we’ll update.)

Apparel

General

  • Amazon.com’s Star Wars Store has items up to 40% off; no code needed; they may have other items on sale beyond their landing page
  • OfficialPix.com, who sells publicity and behind-the-scenes prints for/with autographs, has 20% off all autographs and 35% off all Star Wars photographs on 12/1 from 8:00am EST to 11:59pm EST
  • Spencers.com has 50% off Star Wars t-shirts, hats, and more for in-store purchases between 11/27 and 11/30, and online purchases between 11/26 and 11/30

Toys

  • talking-boba-fettDisneyStore.com has a “Magical Friday Sale” with discounts on the following Fett items:
    • “The Empire Strikes Back” Figure Play Set is 22% off
    • Boba Fett Talking Figure (13 1/2″) is 33% off
    • Star Wars Long Sleeve Thermal Tee for Boys
  • Walmart has a Black Friday deal that’s already under way that includes discounts on LEGO and the 31-inch figures
  • Walgreens, home of the Black Series Prototype Boba Fett exclusive, has a 25% off coupon to print and use this Friday; when you click through, note that their web page will try to auto-print from your web browser
  • ToysRUs.com has a 20% discount on Star Wars toys through 11/26
  • HasbroToyShop.com has free shipping when you spend $25 or more; use code FREESHIP25

    They currently have in stock:
    • Black Series Boba Fett
    • Rebels Saga Legends Jango Fett

Print (Art Prints and Magazines)

  • CEIISlavePrincessCorroneyFinal_originalJoe Corroney has his “Dark Side Friday” sale with 35% off all items at his online store between 11/28 – 11/30; no code needed

    Some of our favorites include:
  • Star Wars Insider magazine wants to give new U.S. subscribers 8 issues for $37.99 (40% off cover price) and Canada subscribers 8 issues for $52.99 (covers $15 s/h) if you subscribe this Black Friday weekend; no start/stop time noted
  • ACME Archives Direct has 25% off all weekend; use code TURKEY2014

Media and Electronics

  • Best Buy has the “Star Wars: The Complete Saga” Blu-ray for $74.99, which has the “Holiday Special” Boba Fett cartoon as a bonus feature
  • HMV Canada has 20% off some limited edition Star Wars on-ear headphones, one of which features Boba Fett

Comics

Unique (Limited Edition Statues, Figures, etc.)

Other (Non-Sale)

  • Teaser trailer for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” (Episode 7) is released in select theaters starting on Black Friday
  • Dave Dorman (painter of incredible Boba Fett paintings) and the Star Wars 501st will be at Dreamland Comics in Chicago, Illinois for a food drive

(Are we missing something cool? Let us know in the comments and we’ll update.)


Spin-Off Rumor: Fett Behind Heist of Death Star Plans?

Published November 24, 2014 by BFFC AaronComments Comments Off

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/Film is reporting today a rumor that they believe has multiple confirmations. It’s regarding the first Star Wars spin-off film as having a heist-style plot circa “A New Hope” and the Death Star plans.

Their reporting is quick to say “Boba Fett” never came up in conversation. But it does suggest the Rebels are hiring bounty hunters to do the job.

Fett was never mentioned in any of the conversations we had about this film, but if this is a movie about bounty hunters, you could easily include him. I repeat: we do not know if Boba Fett is in this film. We just think the idea of the Rebels hiring a bunch of bounty hunters, who don’t have a real allegiance, is a logical and cool plot.

The first spin-off has yet to be confirmed to involve Boba Fett. Having director Gareth Edwards and screenwriter Gary Whitta behind the project are the only confirmations so far.

To see how this news fits into the larger picture, follow the trail at our Fett Fact Check: Spin-Off Film one pager.


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