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2015 Mandalorian ArTmor Project

Updated November 28, 2015 10:59 pm • Published November 28, 2015
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This is the fourth year of The ArTmor Project, a fundraising effort pairing the creativity of hand-selected artists with classic Mandalorian armor.

Today, November 29th at 6:10pm EST, the live auction will begin at

Here is what they've made -- in alphabetical order:


Armor by Matt @ NeoZAZ and Star Wars In Character Podcast | Artist's statement and additional photos

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Armor by Dave @ Star Wars In Character Podcast | Artist's statement and additional photos

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Armor by L. Jason Queen | Artist's statement and additional photos

From Our Image Gallery


Armor by Taylor Lymbery | Artist's statement and additional photos

From Our Image Gallery


Armor by Chris Mason | Artist's statement and additional photos

From Our Image Gallery


Armor by Jen "Darth Cleavage" Belgin | Artist's statement and additional photos


Armor by Majorie Phares Carvalho @ Star Wars Action News Podcast | Artist's statement and additional photos

From Our Image Gallery


Armor by Jason Chalker | Artist's statement and additional photos

From Our Image Gallery


Armor by John Ficker | Artist's statement and additional photos

From Our Image Gallery


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


Armor by Matthew M. Toppel | Artist's statement and additional photos


Armor by Neil Camera | Artist's statement and additional photos


Armor by Scott Cherry | Artist's statement and additional photos

From Our Image Gallery


Armor by Matt @ NeoZAZ and Star Wars In Character Podcast | Artist's statement and additional photos

From Our Image Gallery


Armor by Karen @ | Artist's statement and additional photos


Armor by Mav K'rim | Artist's statement and additional photos

From Our Image Gallery


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

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Armor by Eric Moore | Artist's statement and additional photos
Note: we didn't correct the spelling here, but the underground beast is traditionally spelled Sarlacc.

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


Armor by James Garrett | Artist's statement and additional photos


Armor by Chris @ Star Wars In Character Podcast | Artist's statement and additional photos

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Armor by Tom Carlton | Artist's statement and additional photos


Armor by Tim @ Star Wars In Character Podcast | Artist's statement and additional photos

From Our Image Gallery

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

2015 Black Friday / Cyber Monday Star Wars Sales Featuring Boba Fett

Updated November 27, 2015 9:44 am • Published November 25, 2015
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This is our annual Star Wars Black Friday / Cyber Monday sale breakdown, focusing on Boba Fett whenever relevant. If there's a limited-time deal, we've tried to track it down for you.

Note that our guide here is in addition to our updated-for-2015 holiday guide and our holiday ornaments collectibles database.

Apparel and Accessories




Media and Electronics

Prints and Posters

Other (Kitchen, Luggage, etc.)

Non-Boba Fett

  • Sideshow Collectibles has a Black Friday sale, although only a few non-Boba Fett Star Wars items have some sales, like a Cad Bane statue

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

Fan Art Contest: What If Boba Fett Is In "The Force Awakens"

Updated November 13, 2015 11:59 am • Published November 9, 2015
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Despite some rumors, Boba Fett isn't supposed to be in "The Force Awakens." We like to hope he'll still make a surprise appearance, and to celebrate that, we made some fake "The Force Awakens" posters ourselves as if Boba Fett makes an appearance. Now, it's your turn. We want to see your fan art!

You can design a poster, take a photo, or draw a picture. Art can be digital or traditional. You have until December 18, 2015 at 11:59pm PST to send it to us -- see the entry form below -- in order to win a prize!

Awards and Prizes

  • Most Creative
    This will be awarded to one artist for their best effort and concept (that may trump technical execution) with their fan art
    Prize: Star Wars Boba Fett Basketball Jersey by Mad Engine ($45 value)
  • Best in Show
    This will be awarded to one artist for superb craftsmanship and overall idea with their fan art
    Prize: Star Wars Mandalorian Bookends by Gentle Giant ($60 value)

Pointers and Examples

  • "The Force Awakens" takes place 30 years after "Return of the Jedi"
  • This timeline would make Boba Fett 66 years old
  • At least one Mandalorian symbol is clearly visible in the trailer for "The Force Awakens"

We made two just to get the ideas going here:

tfa-bffc-made-boba-fett-poster-1 tfa-bffc-made-boba-fett-poster-2

We made "The Force Awakens" poster templates from the Kylo Ren and Han Solo versions of the latest posters, isolating the logo and release date lines. These are optional to use for your fan art and only made available to help:


  • You (or your team) must be the author of your image submission
    • If you use or modify anyone else's intellectual property, including key art from Lucasfilm, you must cite any/all credits in the message portion of your submission
    • You understand that not giving credit in your submission may disqualify your entry for a prize
  • Visually, your art must include a reference (obvious or subtle) to Boba Fett
  • Typographically, your art must mention "Star Wars" and/or "The Force Awakens"
  • You must provide your name and e-mail with your entry; if you're a winner, you agree to send us a mailing address within 7 days of being contacted by us via e-mail before you lose your spot and we contact the next runner up
  • While you may enter more than one entry, you cannot win more than one category
  • You need to send us only one image file for your art; close-ups and other angles are cool, but not necessary at all
  • Your picture must be in JPG, PNG, or GIF format and under 10mb
  • Your file must be at least 612 x 612 in 72 dpi; in the ballpark of 2000x2000 is more than enough resolution; greater than 100 dpi is not necessary
  • You agree that the Boba Fett Fan Club can share the art with attribution indefinitely on / for any purpose deemed appropriate; that said, we agree to never sell or mass-produce anything you send us and there's no exclusivity with using your art in any other form (e.g. no "The Force Awakens") for anything else you want
  • You must submit the work via the form below, which upon submitting will refresh at the bottom to show a "your message was sent successfully" message once all fields are valid; if you see any error messages, the related fields must be corrected and re-submitted in order to be an eligible entry
  • You acknowledge that delivery of prize may take up to 6 months because at least one of the prizes isn't even available for sale yet; we've had many contests and giveaways in our 19 year history, so don't worry -- we always come through

How to Enter

Use this contact form and attach your file:

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JPG, PDF, PNG or GIF only. 10mb limit.

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By checking this box, you agree that you've read and followed all of the rules above. (Upon checking this box, the submit button below will activate. Click "Send" when ready.)

As You Wish

That's it. You don't need to join our mailing list, like our social media, and you don't even need to live in the U.S. (prizes will be shipped worldwide at no cost to the winners). Pretty nice, huh?

If you have any questions or concerns, you can also e-mail us directly at

Boba Fett and Slave I Gameplay Promos for "Star Wars Battlefront"

Updated November 5, 2015 8:00 pm • Published November 5, 2015
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As part of an introduction to the gameplay maps in "Star Wars Battlefront," which comes out November 17th, Electronic Arts released a clever microsite called Planets Experience that's loaded with all kinds of dynamic video content, including new footage of Boba Fett and Slave I.

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Boba Fett appears in a mode called "Hero Battles." All of what's happening here is non-canon. In this gameplay footage, he's on Tatooine.

Slave I is included with the planet Sullust, which has an Imperial Factory. The site describes as "covered with smoke, ash and flowing lava Sullust is a hot and harsh environment."

Some fans quickly noticed Boba Fett's flamethrower is on the wrong gauntlet/arm, which they may have decided worked better for the game. Others noticed that Slave I's wings, which previously appeared in video to not move, are now definitely moving during flight.

Spot anything else? Add it in the comments.

Exclusive Interview: Miran Dilberovic, Director of "Boba and Chess"

Published October 15, 2015
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The latest Boba Fett fan film, "Boba and Chess," made its debut online earlier this week, starting with a thread posted by the filmmaker on Reddit. But the timing couldn't be better: Boba Fett is trending on Facebook (thanks to a bogus rumor) and "The Force Awakens" is just a couple months away. Take a look at the craftsmanship for this 40-second short film:

Who are you and where do you call home? What made you want to do this project? And what did you enjoy the most during the process?

My name is Miran Dilberovic and I'm from a lovely city on Mediterranean coast, Dubrovnik. Last year I got my Master's degree in animation and I'm currently working as a freelance animator. When opportunity comes I work as a floor runner on a shows and commercials like Game of Thrones, Dig and just recently Game of war.

As we all know, the new Star Wars movie is almost here. With my 3D career being inspired by these movies, I just felt I had to make something. Didn't need to be anything big; I just need to get it out of my system.

I had 5 days to do something. Last Monday I was doodling in my sketchbook and, while listening to Lessons by SOHN, an idea just came and I drew the storyboard as a quick sketch. (This song helped me a lot, so maybe it will help someone else.)


One of my favorite parts of the process was getting to the rough animation and animating the camera. I had all the action -- now I can take my camera and direct. I just love 3D for that. My virtual camera has everything I need and my actors and stunts do whatever I need them to do ... without whining. It's very rewarding.

We noticed you're referencing the Millennium Falcon in "The Force Awakens." How did you come up with the plan to connect a story with that moment or visa versa?

We know that Falcon chase is gonna be big set piece in Episode VII. The idea that Boba is somehow just relaxing on the dunes of the Jakku and the Falcon and TIE Fighter fly over him -- disturb his "quiet" time -- was interesting for short story form. And it's very personal for him, seeing that ship after all this time.

Why did you have Boba Fett playing chess with a droid? It's quite funny! What are your thoughts on the backstory in this world you created? Were there other deliberate choices made, like why he's sitting there in the desert waiting (especially with 30 years having had passed in the official storyline since "Return of the Jedi" and "The Force Awakens")?

I have two friends that get together almost daily and play chess. They watch a chess program on TV -- I didn't know that existed! They brag about which move is better, more daring, who's more clever... like two old men. That stuck with me and I thought that Boba playing chess with an astromech droid -- the unbeatable, logical droid in the desert -- could be funny and visually interesting.

How is Boba there, after all these years? Well that's easy. Kaminoans said that he was unaltered clone of Fett, right? Well, my thinking is that he was the only altered clone of them all. His embryo was altered to slow his aging process, all other embryos where created with fast aging, therefore "normal." So when Boba hit the puberty, sh*t hit the fan and his aging process slowed way down. So that my theory why he's still alive and kicking after all these years. And surviving the Sarlacc... nothing special, he just lost his small cape and broke some ribs.

Your animation is outstanding. It looks like a big change from your other animation work. What was your process for making this? Which apps did you use? Did you build or skin the 3D Boba Fett model -- or work off of any existing 3D models?

Thank you, but all I can see now is the mistakes I've done. After finishing storyboarding, I went looking for the models on, the site that has been my amazing mesh library for the last decade -- an amazing site! I took the droid from Staffan Norling, re-textured it a bit, the Falcon from Iven Connery and the TIE Fighter from Al Meerow. I found on the Jango mesh but without a rig. I re-modeled and re-textured him, added bits and pieces and rigging him with basic bones.

Setting everything up took me one day, animating took three days, and compositing/sound effects took one day. I've enjoyed it so much so the work would be 16-17 hours per day. I've used Maya and Vray for rendering and After Effects for compositing. The comp file was so messy -- full of layers -- that I was scared of opening it. Since I've exported the Maya camera into the After Effects, I could insert anything and play with it as long as I had time, so there were at least 30 layers in the end.


Instead of making this about a Boba Fett spin-off film, you tied it nicely into Episode VII, which is now just a few months away. You've also done a Croatian version, too, which is a nice touch. Where else do you hope this project will go or take you?

"The Force Awakens" is now two months away and I can feel the same excitement that I felt 10 years ago. We have great Star Wars community here in Croatia, especially the forums, where I've spent a lot of the time waiting for the Revenge of the Sith. It's still active and they are prepping for the premiere, which is on December 17 -- a day before the US! So while making it I've contacted the guys that run the site and asked them if they would use it for promoting the premiere. They like the idea and yeah, that's it.

I just hope that people like it, that they have something small to see while waiting for the new trailer and release of the Episode VII. I've brushed my skills with this project, and I'm already looking for the new one, with our favorite bounty hunter.

Thank you for taking interest in my small project. I love and admire what you do with the community, and I hope we all have great time on December 18th! (Or the 17th for me!)

NYCC 2015: Recap

Published October 11, 2015
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As New York Comic Con comes to a close today, here is our coverage recap of the Boba Fett appearances at the four-day event!

All photos by Dino Kužnik. Helmet nod to JC Fett for contributing as well.

NYCC 2015: Guide for Boba Fett Fans

Updated October 10, 2015 1:51 pm • Published October 8, 2015
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This year's New York Comic Con -- which runs Octoner 7 (preview night) through October 11 -- has a few Boba Fett exclusives. Here's your checklist, Boba Fett fans!


  • Hallmark's "Itty Bitty" Boba Fett with Han Solo in Carbonite was an SDCC exclusive, but also an NYCC exclusive collectible
    Booth: 1554
    Note: Sales begin at 10am. Get in line early. 300 pieces per day. $20. Limited edition of 2,750.
    • Update 10/8 1pm PST: Sold out of day one. Each day has 300 available.

  • Funko's Hikari Clear Glitter Boba Fett is only available at this year's SDCC
    Booth: 722
  • MimoCo, makers of the MimoBot USB chargers, have a Prototype Boba Fett exclusive! It's a limited edition of 300 and is $25.
    Booth: 145
  • ReedPOP (the convention organizers) has something called the ReedPOP Supply Co., which just happens to feature a Boba Fett design with the NYCC logo: "NYCC x WLF Boba Fett T-Shirt." The shirt is $25. Their booth is located in the North Concourse. See official site for more about it. (Helmet nod to our friend BlueJaigEyes on Twitter for the heads up.)

Authors and Artists

Author Daniel Wallace shared his schedule and he'll be signing "Ultimate Star Wars," which is the first official "canon" guidebook. The April release included a few pages on Boba Fett, featuring several photos, and leaves it open-ended if Boba Fett is dead or alive. Here are his two signings during the convention:

  • Saturday, 10/10: 10am - 11am at DK Publishing (Booth #2204)
  • Sunday, 10/11: 1pm - 2pm at DK Publishing (Booth #2204)

John Tyler Christopher, who drew two very popular Boba Fett covers for Marvel's Star Wars line, will be there according to his Twitter, possibly with some stray Fett covers remaining:

  • Saturday, 10/10: all day at North Pavilion CC13 and at the Marvel booth at 1354

Over in Artist's Alley, stop by to say hello to these fans of Boba Fett:

  • Dave Dorman: V 10
  • Joe Corroney: B 10


Keep your eyes out for JC Fett! NYCC is his home turf. Here's our interview with him at SWCA to get up to speed on this rock star:

Boba Fett Gameplay Clues in Beta Release of "Star Wars Battlefront"

Updated October 8, 2015 10:06 pm • Published October 7, 2015
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Thanks to some serious sleuthing by TheeUberMedic, who shared his findings on Reddit and whom we spoke with individually, the beta release of Battlefront is billed with some unencrypted clues in some of the 11gb game's text files.

First and foremost, Boba Fett is not available in the beta release. The version that gets unlocked on October 8 is expected to just allow you to play as Luke Skywalker or Darth Vader. Nevertheless, many of the files in the download cite the bounty hunter.

Second, none of the following sound or art files mentioned appear to be unencrypted and/or available on the download. As a fair use ethic here at the Boba Fett Fan Club, we're not going to crack open any files. Everything here is read by just opening ".SB" files in a text editor from a freely available download.

In a file called "Arctic," there's a reference to Boba Fett getting his own intro and outro music!


In a file called "Characters," we'll hear a sound just as Boba Fett enters battle. That's a nice touch!


In a file called "Globals," there will be some art relating to a Slave I power up.


This file also mentions a bunch of modes, two of which haven't yet been revealed by Electronic Arts in their massive media rollout for this game: "Cargo," "Domination," "Fighter Squadron," "Supremacy," "Dropzone," "Walker Assault," and "Team Blast." There's also a lot of references to something called "Hero Battle."

In a file called "Volcanic," there's the same intro/outro music files mentioned, plus a shorter intro:


There's also a ton of sound effects having to do with spawning, attacking, and also killing characters like Luke and Han Solo! Perhaps Fett says something specific to each other character -- and perhaps in this "Hero Battle" mode.


That's the latest. As the game is officially open (and free!) to play tomorrow, here's to hoping we find something more.

Update 10/8: The text references correspond to actual audio files. Here's our video compilation plus the transcript of what's been found:

Stay out of their crosshairs.

Just keep moving.

Just for you.

Wake up.

Action: EMOTE
As you wish.

Action: EMOTE
You're more used to me dead.

Action: HIT
Isn't the first time.

Action: HIT
It'll take more than that.

This job isn't always pretty.

Maybe you should've surrendered.

That was for Jango.

Told you.

Princess Leia is nearby.

Scanners picking up Leia's signature.

Keep them off me!

Draw their fire off me!

The Jedi's around here. Take him down.

Skywalker just popped into my scanner.


Tell that to Jabba!

I ain't easy money.

Boba Fett has been deployed in the area. Crush this rebellion!

We have sent Boba Fett to provide backup.

Preview of New Boba Fett Watches and Accessories by Nixon

Updated November 20, 2015 7:22 am • Published September 19, 2015
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UPDATED 11/20: All items are now available. Some of the designs changed slightly from the catalog. Here are the final products:

From Our Image Gallery


Nixon, the French watch company, revealed the first wave of their "Dark Side" line on September 18th, but we've also seen their entire catalog, which reveals the planned Boba Fett watch -- and some other goodies.

There's no formal release date yet, but one official tweet says November of this year.

The last section of their 42 page catalog starts with a great shot of Boba Fett (in his Pre-Production #2 costume). We're then given an introduction:

The mysterious Boba Fett is the most notorious bounty hunter in the galaxy. Well paid and highly sought after, this infamous mercenary scours the galaxy for profit and personal reward while leaving an indelible mark on all whom he encounters. Frequently employed by the crime lord Jabba the Hutt, Boba Fett is also commissioned by the Sith Lord Darth Vader. Fett is one of six bounty hunters hired to track down the smuggler- turned Rebel Han Solo. It is Fett's shrewd calculations and stealth that allow him to best his criminal colleagues. He leads Vader to Cloud City, where the Rebel heroes had sought refuge from the Empire's impending forces. On the floating city, Han Solo is frozen in carbonite and placed aboard the bounty hunter's personal starship Slave I. After collecting his reward from the Empire, Boba Fett returns to Jabba the Hutt to collect yet another bounty on his prized cargo. However, Boba Fett and his ruthless Hutt employer underestimate the strength and determination of Han's friends, whose rescue efforts erupt into an explosive battle that destroys Jabba the Hutt and his vile court.

Without further ado, here are the products:

The Ranger LTD (Boba Fett Watch)


Rugged construction featuring Boba Fett stripe detailing, and individually numbered to denote the highly limited nature of this watch.

Boba Fett Red / Gray

* CerakoteTM green case finishing
* Bezel inlay is maroon metallic anodized aluminum with orange Boba Fett stripe detailing
* Custom case back art with a famous Boba Fett quote "As you wish"
* Custom Boba Fett seconds hand

MOVEMENT: Miyota Japanese quartz 3 hand movement with date function and crown placement at 4 o'clock.
CASE: 44mm, 100 meter/10 ATM custom stainless steel case with hardened mineral crystal. Unidirectional stainless steel bezel, contrast plated stainless steel bezel insert with color fill countdown timer markings, custom screw bar lugs, stainless steel double gasket crown, and stainless steel screw down caseback.
BAND: 22mm custom canvas webbing with genuine leather backing and at sizing holes with solid stainless steel buckle closure.

Design Patents Pending.

The Unit LTD (Boba Fett Watch)


Orange printed Boba Fett stripe detailing, individually numbered to denote the highly limited nature of this watch, and custom injection molded silicone band with Imperial logos, The Unit LTD delivers all with distinctive good looks.

Boba Fett Red / Gray

* Injection molded silicone band with Imperial logos
* Orange printed Boba Fett stripe detailing, individually numbered to denote the highly limited nature of this watch, and custom injection molded silicone band with Imperial logos, The Unit LTD delivers all with distinctive good looks.
* Custom maroon metallic anodized aluminum bezel with orange printed Boba Fett stripe detailing
* Custom case back art with a famous Boba Fett quote "As you wish"
Back side of the band features Han Solo frozen in carbonite

MOVEMENT: Custom digital module with positive or negative display, 12 or 24 hour time of day, calendar, temperature gauge, dual time, countdown timer, chronograph, alarm, and light functions.
CASE: 40mm, 100 meter/10 ATM, custom injection molded polycarbonate case, fixed polycarbonate bezel, hardened mineral crystal, double gasket custom injection molded polycarbonate pushers,
screw down caseback and spring pin lugs.
BAND: 22mm custom injection molded silicone band with patented locking looper and polycarbonate buckle.

Design Patents Pending.



Boba Fett Green

FEATURES: Top loading backpack forged from distressed PU coated canvas. Large main compartment with zipper closure and internal organization with watch pocket. Separate zippered storage area at base and two vertical front accessory pockets with waterproof zippers. Custom padded back panel with Imperial logo silkscreen. Padded shoulder straps and adjustable sternum strap. Side entry laptop compartment. Small accessory pocket at top and top loading back panel zip pocket. Stretch mesh side pockets and side compression straps. Boba Fett helmet details on exterior and on internal lining. Custom Han Solo zipper pull. Star Wars x Nixon embossed leather label.

MAIN BODY:LINING: Embossed 210D Nylon
DIMENSIONS: 11.75" x 6" x 19.5"
VOLUME: 16.5 liters

DNA: Belt


HEIGHT: 4.5 cm
STRAP: 3.8 cm

FEATURES: 100% Genuine Leather belt with custom molded single prong buckle. Distressed strap details inspired by the armor of Boba Fett. Mandalorian Symbol logo detail at strap end.


Showout: Bi-Fold Snap Coin Wallet


Boba Fett Green

FEATURES: Genuine Leather wallet with distressed detail inspired by the armor of Boba Fett. Easy access currency sleeve and card slots. Mesh ID window. Internal debossed logo detail. Star Wars x Nixon woven label detail.

Showoff: Bi-Fold Wallet


Boba Fett Green

FEATURES: Genuine Leather wallet with distressed detail inspired by the armor of Boba Fett. Easy access currency sleeve and card slots. Snap coin pocket. Internal debossed logo detail. Star Wars x Nixon woven label detail.

(Editor's Note: the catalog descriptions for the two wallets may be incorrectly laid out backwards. We're reprinting here what's in the PDF catalog and have contacted the company about a possible correction.)

Want to see more? Here's the PDF.

Is That Boba Fett's Armor Post-Sarlacc in "Star Wars: Aftermath?"

Updated October 13, 2015 11:43 am • Published September 6, 2015
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You know about how Disney wiped clean all the Star Wars lore outside the movies, "Clone Wars" and "Rebels" series as "legends?" Well, that left Boba Fett's fate up in the air: aside from George Lucas chiming in recently about his survival, it was the now unaccredited books that explained his escape and survival after Return of the Jedi.

Recently, the new Lucasfilm Story Group -- which handles the Star Wars canon of the overall series -- specifically brought up Boba Fett, and that he is currently both alive and dead until a story pulls him out of the pit.

During an interlude on Tatooine, a character called Cobb Vanth is introduced in the new book called "Star Wars: Aftermath" by Chuck Wendig. Cobb decides to aid a pompous representative of a mining organization called the Red Key Company named Adwin Charu. Adwin can't convince the Jawas into allowing him to see their rare items, until Cobb stepped in. After looking through a stash of prized goods, the two come across a complete, battered set of Mandalorian armor, "picked and pocked by some sort of acid. It had been through hell and back."

"I have a way of sussing things out. I know that things are changing. Not just in the galaxy, but here at home, too. The Hutts still haven't shaken out who's next up to fill Jabba's throne -- if you can call that flat slab of his a throne. Seems like this might be a new day for Tatooine."

"Yes, we certainly hope so," Adwin idly responds, mostly ignoring the man's small-talk prattle. He's happy Cobb got him in here but now wishes the man would just leave him alone. Adwin spies a large, long box on the floor. He whips off the ratty cloth that's covering it and --

Oh, my.

From the box, he withdraws a helmet. Pitted and pocked, as if with some kind of acid. But still-- he raps his knuckles on it . The Mandalorians knew how to make armor, didn't they? "Look at this," he says, holding it up. "Mandalorian battle armor. Whole box. Complete set, by the looks of it. Been through hell and back. I think my boss will appreciate this."

"I actually think I might take that home with me," Cobb says.

"I think not," Adwin says, turning around, the helmet tucked under his arm. The blaster at his hip suddenly feels heavy, pendulous. Eager to be drawn. A strange sensation, that. Adwin feels like he's really getting into the spirit of this planet. He's never had to shoot a man before.

The passage above -- bold emphasis added -- strongly implies that the armor is Boba Fett's... but it has somehow made its way out of the Pit of Carkoon. Fett himself is no where mentioned alive, nor is his body, bones, or any sort remains save for the armor itself alluded.

Adwin takes an interest in the suit to present to his boss -- a Weequay named Lorgan Movellan -- but Cobb decides to keep the armor and appointed himself the sheriff of Tatooine. After a brief showdown that leaves Adwin wounded, he is left alive so as to spread word to his benefactors of the newly self-appointed lawman.

This may bring us back to rumors of a new character taking the mantle of Boba Fett not long after Disney's takeover... or perhaps even further back to Jodo Kast, the Fett impersonator.

Personally, I feel that the armor made it out of that hell hole in the desert with the help of its original owner, who then abandoned the suit for reasons that may include maintaining a low profile to finding the suit compromised beyond repair of its full potential, or for whatever other reason have you. Then, the discarded suit was discovered by Jawas scavenging through the wreckage of Jabba's sail barge, and then treasured it deep within their Sandcrawler as a valuable piece of merchandise, which was then found by Cobb.

I say this adamantly, because I have serious doubts that the Jawas have discovered a secret of diving down the Great Pit of Carkoon to safely scavenge through whatever was ingested by the Sarlacc... and I doubt the armor was regurgitated alone, as it is described as a complete set.

I certainly can't claim anything with certainty, even if this suit indeed is Fett's... but if it is, I think we can surmise that the details regarding Fett's survival were left intentionally ambiguous... yet, we are much closer to an answer now. We may even come to learn that this was the book that pulled Boba Fett from the pit... and also introduced us to a new, interesting character that may become tied with Fett's legacy forever.


Boba Fett is also mentioned by name in "Aftermath:"

Mercurial’s eyes flash to a nearby rooftop. His eyes go wide. His jaw, slack. He summons the image in his mind and says: “Boba Fett?”

Dengar wheels toward the rooftop, the gun barrel turning. And that is Mercurial’s opportunity. He flings one of the batons -- it cracks Dengar on the top of his forehead as soon as he whips his head back around . As his skull snaps back, Mercurial is already leaping forward and driving a knee into the side of the old bounty hunter’s face. Then an elbow against his collarbone. A baton against his wrist . The gun drops."


(Artwork by Cristi Balanescu, made for the official "Edge of Darkness" expansion for Star Wars: The Card Game.)

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