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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 no comments

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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.


“The Mentor,” a Feature-Length Fan Re-Edit of Saga, Includes Improved Fett

Published November 23, 2014 by BFFC AaronComments 7 comments

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Today at the Vista in Los Angeles — one of the remaining single screen picture palaces — editor John Venzon (@animeditor) premiered his fan re-edit to a packed crowd of friends, family, and industry professionals. The film takes the perspective of Obi-Wan Kenobi as the hero. We were there — and it was incredible.

Between flashbacks in “The Mentor” between the prequels and A New Hope, when we see just one of Obi-Wan Kenobi’s interactions with Jango Fett, it remains very mysterious. Nobody is unmasked. Young Boba Fett and Kamino are gone. Most importantly, Jango doesn’t have any lines — and dedicated shots. Instead, we cut to the chase with the dogfight over Geonosis. Venzon’s choice of quickly including a shot of the masked Fett inside Slave I from “Empire” — and that’s as close as we get. If any of the directing/casting/acting/dialogue of Fetts in the prequels bothered you, this fan re-edit will make you smile, and remind you of how great Fett’s portrayal was in the original trilogy.

Watching “The Mentor” on the big screen made it feel like the prequels could have had some of the same energy and pace of the well-regarded first “Star Wars” film. This re-edit gives us a fresh perspective focusing the narrative around the initial act of “A New Hope” where Obi-Wan is the hero instead of Luke Skywalker. It’s a testament to the power of editing when it’s also just using existing footage from the saga, some editing tricks like elongating a subtle smile, and some re-mixed scoring cues.

One of several posters for "The Mentor."

One of several posters for “The Mentor.” Design by Matt Flynn, who helped Venzon with the project.

Venzon, who you may recognize from “The People Vs. George Lucas,” works full-time at Warner Bros on a forthcoming 2017 feature. In between that work, he cut this in less than four months during just spare nights and weekends. He used Harmy’s “Despecialized” Edition as its source material, as well as a cut-scene from a DVD bonus feature and some choice moments from the Complete Saga Blu-ray release.

Fan re-edits are nothing new. Like fan films, they’re using existing footage. Two years ago, actor Topher Grace was in the news for re-editing the entire prequel trilogy into one 85-minute video.

Because of its nature as a fan re-edit, you won’t find this film for sale. Because of the total length of “The Mentor,” and a word-of-mouth strategy, you also won’t find it on YouTube or Vimeo (for now). However, you may find it for free if you look in the right places/times:

  • Visit a torrent site of your choosing
  • Search for “Star Wars The Master Fan Re-Edit” or something along those lines
  • Grab the 3.7gb or so file
  • Watch and enjoy the fan re-edit

If you’ve seen it, or heard about it, let us know in the comments what you think.


“Holiday Special” Vinylmation Boba Fett is Coming November 21st

Published November 12, 2014 by BFFC AaronComments Comments Off

The latest Vinylmation Boba Fett to be released by Disney will be the Holiday Special re-paint. It’s set for November 21st for $16.95 with a limited edition size of 1,500.

D-Street — Disney’s boutique stores which are often outside Disneyland parks — will carry the limited edition Vinylmation.

VinylmationWorld first reported the news via information from a private Facebook group for Vinylmation collectors. They also are the source of this debut photo.

As some serious fans will see right away, the re-paint has an inaccuracy: the diamond-shaped center of the chest armor is not accurate. The original cartoon in 1978 did not have this detail that the feature films had.

Special thanks to @swautograph for the head’s up on the VinylmationWorld link.

[UPDATE 11/14/2014]

According to VinylmationWorld.com, this figure is also expected to be sold on DisneyStore.com. They also provided this official one sheet:

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