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Fan-made Slave I Drone

Published February 6, 2016
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Spotted in 2015 at Baylands Park (Mountain View, California) by wcolby1, a plane enthusiast who shares his findings on YouTube.

Phil Haney also tried making one with the Power of the Force 2 Boba Fett action figure. Check it out how "how to" process with taping a quadcopter on to the acton figure at Break.com.

Last year, Olivier C made a Millennium Falcon drone out of a modified quadcopter, which he showed off in a YouTube video.

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Is That Boba Fett's Slave I Pictured on a LEGO "Rogue One" Backdrop at Toy Fair?

Updated February 2, 2016 11:19 pm • Published January 29, 2016
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Spotted moments ago on Twitter: "More #LEGO #StarWars Reveals from Nuremberg" in this photo and caption via @StudShooter, which appears to show a Firespray-class ship like Boba Fett's Slave I (if not the real deal) alongside "Rogue One."

[UPDATE #1: We've spoken with StudShooter to check if he shot the picture. He didn't. We then worked to track down the original source using some reverse image searching, which led us to PromoBricks.de. Photography was prohibited at the event, so the original photographer may be intentionally anonymous.]

[UPDATE #2: It appears to be a photo of the 2014/2015 "UCS" Slave I (75060). We also believed it was shot by Vesa Lehtimäki, who uses that same kind of dramatic lighting. He confirmed with us that he shot the photo and that it was pre-2015 with a prototype LEGO set. So, could this be just a stand-in photo for "Rogue One" or a re-pack?]

[UPDATE #3: We can confirm 100% now that image shown is 2015 USC Slave I ("Empire"). It's not a new set coming October. It's not proof by itself of Slave I in Rogue One.]

[UPDATE #4: Lucasfilm's Pablo Hidalgo re-tweeted our third update on Twitter:
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This may or may not be a validation of our findings.]

[UPDATE #5: We've all looked past one other oddity. "Rogue I" sure mirrors "Slave I," yet the official title of the upcoming film is "Rogue One." Why would LEGO be dropping the formality? Could this all be a clerical / marketing error?]

So far, Boba Fett has only been rumored to appear in the first "story" film. This could be spoiling and thus confirming that rumor. That said, see our Fett Fact Check for more about those rumors thus far.

Next to the "Rogue One" image is a TV series announcement. According to PromoBricks.de, that's a "Droid Tales-esque series titled The Freemaker Adventures."

Nuremberg is the location for Spielwarenmesse, the Nuremberg Toy Fair, going on right now in Germany. Hat tip to Peter Buchanan for the heads up.

In 2014, Hasbro showed off a Boba Fett with "Star Wars Rebels" packaging, igniting comments that Fett might finally appear in the show. That ended up to be false because Hasbro simply re-packages "classic" figures in the latest line. This is why we also ended up with "The Force Awakens" packaging for Boba Fett and Slave I, even though neither are in the new film.

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Entries for Our "Boba Fett Awakens" Fan Art Contest

Updated January 10, 2016 10:21 pm • Published January 10, 2016
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Enough time is passed to share a spoiler: Boba Fett did not appear in "The Force Awakens" despite a handful of rumors. Regardless, we started and concluded a fan art contest called Boba Fett Awakens to imagine (or predict) if he did appear.

Below are the entries, all of which are eligible for our Most Creative or Best in Show awards, where we'll be donating (including shipping!) a Star Wars Mandalorian Bookends by Gentle Giant ($60 value) for each winner.

We have not announced the winners, but in the spirit of "awards season," we want to share with you all the nominees. These global entries are in the order of when we received them, with the early birds coming first:

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Contest Entry by Dave Merrell
Country: United Kingdom

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Contest Entry by Steve Jones
Country: United States
Statement: This is a modified photo of a fan made Jango Fett costume. I edited the original photo over 10 years ago into various Mandalorians. One of the most popular variations was this "Shadow Fett." I think this concept would look good with Kylo.

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Contest Entry by Miles
Country: United Kingdom

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Contest Entry by Adam Sanders
Country: United States
Statement: NEW EXCLUSIVE SET PHOTO CONFIRMS BOBA FETT IN STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS!

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Contest Entry by Eric Weathers
Country: United States
Statement: Line art by Eric Weathers. Colors by Matt Davis.

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Contest Entry by Daniel Reyes
Country: Ecuador
Statement: Boba Fett, the bounty hunter, was not killed when he fell into the Sarlacc. He was trapped there for almost 30 years.Thinking, meditating, coming up with a plan to scape the gargantuan beast. Now finally free, he's about to face the ones that doomed him.

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Contest Entry by Elisa Ardell
Country: Canada

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Contest Entry by Carlos NCT
Country: Spain

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Contest Entry by Patrick David
Country: United States

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Contest Entry by Spillbuilt
Country: United States
Statement: "Indigestible" is a post-Sarlacc Pit Boba Fett concept by SpillBuilt artist Anthony J. Vasquez.

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Contest Entry by Nate Gonzalez
Country: United States
Statement: This piece is called "Escape" and it takes place not too long after Boba fell into the Sarlacc Pit. He's just escaped and is now finishing off the disgusting creature with his ship Slave One. Boba and scenery are painting by me and the imaae of Slave One is a sketch I did that I rendered in Photoshop.

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Contest Entry by Quinn Crain
Country: United States
Statement: "Into Obscurity" aka "The Fett Awakens" is oils on 18x24in canvas. The interlude on Tatooine from "Aftermath" served as inspiration for this piece, being that a mysterious set of Mandalorian armor with acid burns is found among charred parts of a sail barge. Here, the set of armor is nestled inside the ruins of a sail barge before it is scavenged, charred and bleached by an explosion. A hole ripped into the side of the barge serves as a "door" into the outside, a sandstorm sweeping in... a faint figure walks into it, and into obscurity.

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Tribute to Jason Wingreen, the Original Voice of Boba Fett

Updated January 1, 2016 10:37 pm • Published January 1, 2016
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Jason Wingreen was the original voice of Boba Fett. We just learned he passed away on December 25, 2015. This is our tribute to him.

Anyone who saw "The Empire Strikes Back" in theaters or on VHS/laserdisc between 1980 and 2003 would have heard his lines. After 2004, DVD and Blu-ray releases were re-dubbed to conform to the prequels and used Temuera Morrison as Boba Fett.

Jason was born October 9, 1920. He was interviewed for Star Wars Insider #49 (May/June 2000) in which he shared this story of the role:

"My agent called me and said to go over to the recording studio, where I met Gary Kurtz and Irvin Kershner. Normally, you see the face of an actor you're dubbing, so you have to lip-synch. But that was no problem here -- I could say the lines at any time. I got in position, they ran the film a few times, and I said the lines. Kershner came out and made a suggestion or two and went back in the control room, I did it again, and I was finished."

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Review of Disney's Elite Series Boba Fett

Published December 23, 2015
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So there’s two parts to this. First, my critique of the Disney Store, and second my review of the figure.

Let me start this by saying the staff at my local Disney Store have always been amazing. My family has participated in many special events there beyond that of just their Star Wars events. I know this was orchestrated well above them on national/international scale.

When all the new Star Wars stuff dropped back in September I hit up the Disney Store as part of my rounds checking out the new stuff. They had out their TFA Elite Series die cast figures, and I was handed a brochure for OT and PT figures that had staggered release dates. This one is laid out differently but it’s single sided so easier to share.

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I briefly considered getting all 7 but given the $25/ea. price and knowing I had a couple of open pre-orders that would be hitting soon I decided to just wait for Boba. After putting a reminder in my phone I pretty much forgot about anything related to these for 2 1/2 months.

Fast forward to December 7th. I had deliberately arranged my schedule to be working later in the evening to pick up a couple of Boba’s and run some family errands. At about 5 after 10:00a I walk into the Disney Store looking for him. Not on the shelves… Not behind the counter… “Excuse me, do you have the Elite Series Boba Fett?”

This is where I got really annoyed and confused. “No, I’m sorry, they don’t come out until 1:00p” (OK…) “But you can come back at noon and put your name in.” Huh? Now I’m wishing I had brought that brochure with me.

“Oh, OK.” So off I go to breakfast with my wife. Now what? I’m supposed to be somewhere at noon. So I spend breakfast wrestling with what to do. Do I really want it? How badly? It’s online tomorrow but will I get one that way?

Finally I say screw it. I get to my noon appointment early and cut it short to go back to the mall. I walk back into the Disney Store and see an associate with a clipboard. She must be who I need to talk to. “I’d like to put my name in for Boba Fett…”

“OK, can I see your ID?” (WTF?) “sure…” I hand her my license to surprised and confused to do or say anything else.

“OK, we have 16 of them and you’re the 13th person on the list.” She hands me my license back. “Soooo why can’t I just grab it now?”

“Because you have to wait for the drawing.” (*%^%!!!) This is a raffle? Are you for real? “So limit 1 per?” Yep. I look at the slip she handed me with my license explaining the rules and sure enough, drawing at 1:00p. “Was this advertised at all? The brochure I had picked up didn’t say anything about this…” “Well we’ve done them all this way.” -_- “OK, thanks.”

So I spent the next 45 minutes on a bench outside the store surfing the web on my phone looking for ANYTHING that would have told me it was a drawing. Now I’m not the best at web searching on my phone, desktop preferred, but I couldn’t find anything on these figures being a limited release, let alone a drawing. (2 weeks later still haven’t found any official thing from Disney about these figures being raffled away.) I’m also wishing I hadn’t had to drop my wife off to double my chances.

So I head back in at 1:00p to find the associate with her box of name slips and hang out for the drawing. Fortunately my name is the 3rd one drawn so I don’t have to sweat it out. The associate hands me a slip with my name on it and I head to the check out behind the first two winners. I get to the cashier and hand her my slip. “Can I see your ID?” Again? Is this for real? I hand over my license. She checks it off and grabs Boba from behind the counter and places it next to the scanner.

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I look at it and the first thing I notice is that his antenna stalk is bent. Are you kidding me? Now I’m really thankful I didn’t try for them all. I briefly consider asking for a different one but that just means someone else in line behind me gets screwed. I realize I’m completely over this whole mess and just buy the one they gave me. When I get home I pull out the brochure and sure enough there’s NOTHING about the figures being limited or raffled. Better yet, I look at the picture of Boba again and guess what. The antenna stalk is bent. IN THE BROCHURE PHOTO! They’re all like that. Are you kidding me?

I didn’t open mine but I did find a really nice video review of the figure unboxed by TheCollectorsHutt.com. Click HERE for the video review. The biggest gripe I have with the figure is that his gauntlet hose connects right to his jetpack instead of disappearing up his sleeve. I want to be mad about the bent antenna stalk but all the promo material shows it bent so I guess joke’s on me there. Also his shoulder pads look like they’re about to pop off because of the sculpt.

Compared to the other TFA elite figures on the shelf at the store (and due to it being die-cast metal) sure, this is a $25.00 figure. But for a limited release item, and having to go through a raffle (or stay up until 3:00a or whenever Disneystore.com rolls over) Disney should have put a little more effort in. For a limited release raffle prize I would have paid $50.00 no problem for a better looking figure. I guess I’m saying the reward doesn’t match the effort. Not just the effort I made to acquire it, but the effort Disney (didn’t) put in to this promotion. No advertising or publicity regarding it being raffled? I wonder how many other people showed up at Disney stores at opening just to find out they had to kill three hours just to get a shot at getting one (for any of the figures).

Now I’m in a relatively small market. Our store got 16 Boba Fett figures, and conservatively 3 people walked away without one, and that’s after there were a couple of no shows. So in hindsight I’m relatively confident I could have managed to get all 7. But how many people trying to do the same missed out on a complete set? It just doesn’t seem like Disney really thought this one through completely.

(Re-published with permission. Originally published at The Boba Room.)

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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 proxibid.com/asp/Catalog.asp?aid=103689.

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

THE AWAKENING

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

From Our Image Gallery

BASQUIAT FETT

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

From Our Image Gallery

BB-GREAT

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

From Our Image Gallery

BEAST FETT

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

From Our Image Gallery

BOBA FETT FLIGHT

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

From Our Image Gallery

A BOUNTY HUNTER TO DIE FOR

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

CELLAR DOOR

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

From Our Image Gallery

COLLECT THEM ALL

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

From Our Image Gallery

DAMAGED GOODS

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

From Our Image Gallery

FETT SKETCHES VOL 1

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

FETT'S TROPHY #2: THE HELLRAISER

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

INTERGALACTIC SPACE TRAVELER

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

JABBA'S PALACE

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

From Our Image Gallery

THE LEGACY

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

From Our Image Gallery

MANDALORIAN HALF MARATHON

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

MORE ART

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

From Our Image Gallery

NEXU TROPHY ARMOR

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

From Our Image Gallery

OUT OF THE SARLAAC

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.

From Our Image Gallery

PSYCHO-DEATH-IC STAR

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

SLOWLY DIGESTED OVER 1000 YEARS

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

SWICERS

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

From Our Image Gallery

THREE GENERATIONS OF DARK

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

TWIN SUN RECORDS

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.

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

Updated November 30, 2015 9:49 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


Books


Games and Activities


Toys


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.)

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

Updated December 5, 2015 11:43 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

  • Most Creative
    This will be awarded to one artist for their best effort and concept (that may trump technical execution) with their fan art
  • Best in Show
    This will be awarded to one artist for superb craftsmanship and overall idea with their fan art

Prizes

We will award two sets of the forthcoming Star Wars Mandalorian Bookends by Gentle Giant ($60 value), one set to each winner.

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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 these to help promote the contest and help get some example ideas going for you:

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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:

Rules

  • 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 should but do not need to 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 bobafett.com / bobafettfanclub.com 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:

Your Name (required)

Your E-mail (required)

Your City/Town and Country

Attachment (required)

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

Additional Notes (e.g. artist statement, add't attribution, etc.)

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 info@bobafettfanclub.com.

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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.






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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.)

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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 scifi3d.com, 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 tf3dm.com 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.

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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!)

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