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How to Get a "Legendary" Boba Fett Card or Two in "Star Wars: Force Arena" for Free

Updated January 16, 2017 12:53 am • Published January 16, 2017
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The latest Star Wars mobile game for iOS and Android starts you off with four "legendary" character cards. Here are some ways we've found to get the Boba Fett "legendary" card for free.

  1. Find the "Missions" menu from the top right. Under "Special" as of the date of this article, there's a 10 part challenge called "A New Hope." Pay attention to each step since some are simple and others can take 3-4 tries. At the end of the ten, you get to swap out one of your existing "legendary" cards for a new one of your choice, which can be Boba Fett.
  2. Find the "Missions" menu again from the top right. Under "Basic," you'll initially see Han Solo as the goal card if you finish everything -- at least as of the date of this article. After you complete the requirements to get him, the next "legendary" card is Boba Fett. While this may take a few extra hurdles to reach, this is another known way to get him for free.

With the above, you could choose to have two Boba Fett cards, which is the basic to upgrade him. The last piece of the upgrade puzzle is a 11,000 cost, which either takes a bit of time or throwing money at the game.

How did you get your Boba Fett card in the game? Let us know and we'll add it to the list.

Helmet nod to BFFC's own Gustavo for figuring these tips out very quickly.

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Jeremy Bulloch's Fond Tribute to Carrie Fisher

Updated December 28, 2016 11:45 am • Published December 27, 2016
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After hearing the news that Carrie Fisher passed away, the original Boba Fett, Jeremy Bulloch, who worked with her on "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi," had some fond memories to share. In addition to a post on Facebook, here's what he told us:

What tragedy for someone so young. We last saw her and Gary here in London at Celebration this summer and she was her usual bubbly, funny self.

I first met Carrie on the film set of The Empire Strikes Back. I had one iconic scene with her where I was asked to play an Imperial Officer and use her as a human shield -- something she never let me forget whenever we met. :-)

I always loved meeting her -- she could be outrageous at times and extremely funny. She will sorely missed -- she was a Superstar as well as a princess."

In an interview with KTIC Radio / ABC Radio (Nebraska), Jeremy had more to say:

He fondly recalled with a laugh, “In a conversation, you suffered badly there, because she could turn you around and make funny remarks and things. Brilliant.”

The actor played Lieutenant Sheckil in The Empire Strikes Back — opposite himself as Fett, thanks to a little editing magic. As Sheckil, Bulloch roughed up a captured Princess Leia as she tried to warn Luke that the Empire had laid a trap for him. However, Bulloch tells ABC he got to know Fisher better while promoting the movies.

“Funnily enough, I saw more of Carrie when we were at Disneyland…while they were having a Disney Weekend with Star Wars. With her there, it was terribly difficult, because she was cracking jokes…you have Carrie just shrieking with laughter.”

“Well, you can’t say any more,” he added. “She was just brilliant.”

Here's a clip on YouTube from Carrie Fisher and Jeremy Bulloch at Star Wars Weekends in 2000:

Jeremy was also interviewed by the Leicester Mercury newspaper. Here's an excerpt:

"I bumped into Carrie on set," he recalls.

"I was done up as this big, bad bounty hunter and she was in full costume as Princess Leia.

"She said, 'I feel sorry for you dressed up like that all day. I thought I had it bad.'

"That was typical of her. Carrie was so much fun to be with.

"She was the funniest person in the world and one of the most talented, too."

See the article for more quotes on Carrie by Jeremy.

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2016 Black Friday / Cyber Monday Star Wars Sales Featuring Boba Fett

Updated November 28, 2016 12:21 am • Published November 24, 2016
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Here's our third annual Black Friday / Cyber Monday sale breakdown, focusing on Boba Fett.

Note that our guide here is in addition to our updated-for-2016 holiday guide and our holiday ornaments collectibles database.

Multi-Category


  • For Cyber Monday, DisneyStore.com has 15% to 25% off on orders $50 or more. Use code CYBER. For Black Friday, they had a 20% off Disney Store purchases. We posted on Facebook before it ended.

Toys


  • HasbroToyShop.com has 25% off merch like this Black Series 2-pack with promo code CYBER2016.

  • Build-A-Bear has a 40% off sale for Monday. Use CYBERMONDAY1 at checkout. Ends 11/28 at 11:59pm CST.

Apparel and Accessories


  • Fifth Sun is doing 20% off. For free shipping, use promo code "FreeShip5Sun" to redeem.
  • 80sTees.com is doing at least 20% off site wide. No promo code needed.
  • TeePublic is doing their usual $14 sale, running from 11/24 to 11/26. No coupon code needed. (This includes our 20th anniversary design in color and B&W variants, with all proceeds going to Jeremy Bulloch's choice charity.)

  • HalloweenCostumes.com has a Black Friday sale on "sale" items, but some of their Boba Fett costumes and apparel happen to be on sale right now, too.


Books and Comics


Prints and Posters


  • Joe Corroney has a "Dark Side Friday Sale" which is 11/24 to 11/27. Use promo code "SITH" for 35% off and a free "The Force Awakens" print
  • Acme Archives has 25% off right now. Use code HOLIDAY2016 at checkout.


Media and Accessories


  • Sony Playstation Store has "Star Wars: Battlefront" (Deluxe Edition) is 65% off until 11/29, along with the regular edition

  • Tantrum Cases makes a premium Mandalorian emblem iPhone case, which is now 25% off for Black Friday


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

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Entertainment Weekly's Josh Trank / Boba Fett News May Be Misleading

Updated November 22, 2016 4:15 pm • Published November 22, 2016
Written by • Filed under Film & TV

Entertainment Weekly ran a sentence today suggesting that Josh Trank was doing the "Boba Fett/bounty hunter" film. But this has never been officially confirmed by Lucasfilm on the record.

Here's what launched a thousand tweets and dozens of blog posts claiming "confirmation:"

"Among the titles that have been considered is a Boba Fett/bounty hunter movie that director Josh Trank was hired to make before he dropped out following the troubled production of his Fantastic Four reboot. It came so close to being officially announced, Lucasfilm even prepped a teaser reel to show at Star Wars Celebration in spring of 2015, sources tell EW. At the last minute, the split with Trank backburnered the project."

Let's take one step back and look at our own Fett Fact Check to see how reliable Entertainment Weekly has been about this subject since 2013:

  • February 6, 2013: Entertainment Weekly reported an "exclusive" that one of the "spin-off" films was going to be about Boba Fett film. This has never been confirmed, now over 3 years later.
  • August 7, 2015: Entertainment Weekly reported that "sources" say the script is centered on Boba Fett and it's written by Simon Kinberg. This has never been confirmed.
  • December 30, 2015: Entertainment Weekly claimed the Boba Fett film was set for 2020 -- with no sources mentioned. This has never been confirmed.

(For more non-EW facts on the still-rumored and never-confirmed Boba Fett story film, see our Fett Fact Check.)

Sounds a little like jumping the gun.

Q: Weren't two teasers announced and planned for Star Wars Celebration Anaheim in 2015?

Yes. So it's not new that they were almost going to show one -- we've known that for over a year. Josh was expected to speak to the ticketed crowd at the convention, and then things shifted course.

Q: What if Entertainment Weekly's source is correct?

It's possible. But confirmation to us means confirmation by Lucasfilm.

What has Lucasfilm said on the record about a Boba Fett film?

Nothing. Except that it's rumored. Here are screenshots we stand by from the official Star Wars page on Facebook from July 7, 2015:

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What if Entertainment Weekly is repeating their own article history?

They're not the first publication to do something like that. The Wrap also does this -- repeating their own stories over and over rather.

What's up with the graphic at the top of this article?

We made it. It's unofficial.

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New Boba Fett Watch and Accessories by Nixon

Updated October 31, 2016 10:32 am • Published October 31, 2016
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Following up from their popular Boba Fett watches and other apparel in 2015, Nixon released a new line today.

51-SW 51mm Boba Fett Watch

* Jaster Mereel's Insignia on left subdial.
* Boba Fett’s EE-3 carbine rifle, with “DEAD or ALIVE” on right subdial.
* Boba Fett’s helmet killstripes on dial ring.
* INSPIRED: Handsome, easy-to-read 51mm design that launched the oversized trend
* WELL EQUIPPED: Concave dial ring with rotating bezel with countdown timer, bold numbers and printed seconds track
* DURABLE CONSTRUCTION: 3-link stainless steel band with stainless steel double locking clasp with micro adjust
* MOVEMENT: Miyota Japanese quartz 3 hand with crown placement at 9 o'clock
* DIAL: The dial is surrounded by a concave dial ring and includes bold printed indices, a printed seconds track, custom molded hands with luminous fill.
* CASE: 51mm, 300 meter/30 ATM custom solid stainless steel, solid stainless steel unidirectional rotating bezel with countdown timer, hardened mineral crystal, triple gasket screw down crown and pusher, stainless steel scew down caseback and screw pin lugs.
* BAND: 25 mm custom solid stainless steel 3-link bracelet with stainless steel double locking clasp with micro adjust.

$550

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Grandview Boba Fett Backpack

* Boba Fett armor color inspiration.
* Custom printed Jaster Mereel's Insignia on front panel.
* Boba Fett’s helmet killstripes on front pocket.
* LARGE BACKPACK: 600D Polyester
* 11" X 7.5" X 18" 25 L: Padded shoulder straps & headphone port, front zip pocket, internal laptop slip
* BOTTOM: 600D Polyester
* LINING: Icon Embossed 210D Nylon
* DIMENSIONS: 11” x 7,5” x 18” (27,94 x 19,05 x 45,72 cm)
* VOLUME: 25 l

$60

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Atlas Boba Fett Wallet

* Boba Fett armor color inspiration.
* Custom printed Jaster Mereel's Insignia on front panel.
* Bi-fold wallet with STAR WARS | Nixon trim package.

$35

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Everyday Cinch Boba Fett Bag

* Boba Fett armor color inspiration.
* Custom printed Jaster Mereel's Insignia on front panel.
* Boba Fett’s helmet killstripes on front.

$25

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Their DNA Boba Fett Belt and Unit Boba Fett Watch were in their 2015 release, but still available on their website.

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2016 "Force Friday" ("Go Rogue") Checklist of Boba Fett Merch

Updated September 30, 2016 3:04 pm • Published September 29, 2016
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The latest annual "Force Friday" merchandising stunt -- this time called "Go Rogue" -- begins at the minute Thursday night becomes Friday morning: midnight. *

As for Boba Fett merch, here are the highlights to look for when the event officially begins on Friday:


Not Boba Fett related per se, but there are a couple Mando items:

  • Hasbro's Micro Machines has a "Mandalorian Melee" set with Hera Syndulla and newcomer Fenn Rau.

Looking for everything that's out? Our friends at Yakface put together a thorough checklist, which you can find in PDF form on Google Drive.

On Saturday, Barnes and Noble bookstores teamed up with LEGO and they're doing an event for kids in all of the U.S. stores. The flyer for the event includes Boba Fett, BB-8, and R2-D2. It's always nice to see Boba Fett being promoted in the run up here for Rogue One.

* What's the deal with the broken embargo this year? Like last year, these toys began showing up with stores weeks and even a whole month early, but the box would often say "don't open until 9/30." That didn't stop a lot of sales from leaking early. Whoops. (Side note: we also posted a photo and link to one toy early, not knowing this marketing stunt, and soon thereafter received a lovely DMCA take down notice from Mattel.)

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Did "Star Wars Rebels" Just Tease Jango Fett's Helmet?

Updated September 14, 2016 9:42 pm • Published September 14, 2016
Written by • Filed under Fettpedia

The latest trailer for the upcoming third season of "Star Wars Rebels," which dropped Monday via the official Disney XD channel on YouTube, has been abuzz with a rumor that Jango Fett's very familiar Mandalorian helmet can be seen in it.

Let's break that down and look carefully at the screenshot.

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Jango Fett's helmet was last seen "scorched" in Season 2 Episode 21 ("R2 Come Home") of "The Clone Wars" animated series. That comes prior to "Rebels" in the overall canonical timeline. The helmet was blown in half with a bomb inside. But it's such high quality that it only broke into two pieces — only the best gear for the best hunters. In the new trailer, it's not in pieces. For it to be plausible, it would have to be repaired. Is that possible? Definitely.

So far, no Fett has been in "Star Wars Rebels." But Boba Fett would be the right age and the latest season isn't unbelievable if he made an appearance. (Thrawn is the big headliner of the new season.) So is it possible Boba Fett reconstructed and is wearing his father's helmet? Yes... possible.

What about Thrawn? He's the headliner of this season. Would adding Boba Fett keep things interesting or would just a helmet appearance be enough to tide us fans over another season? Thrawn is established as a collector of ultra rare items, so this helmet fits the bill. This would mean Boba may have not been involved at all. Possible? Very possible.

What if it's Ezra behind the mask? This seems more likely than introducing Boba Fett to the series. Perhaps Ezra put it on after being captured by Thrawn...? Now we're really speculating.

How about the color? We would expect the helmet to be more "Empire" green than this same "Clones" blue. There's almost a Star Wars 1313 tint to this.

Last but not least, where's the narrative value? Welding a helmet together to patch it? Couldn't this simply be the helmet of a protector from Concord Dawn?

That's a lot of chew on. What do you think?

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2016 ILM Art Department Challenge: Boba Fett Finalists

Updated September 9, 2016 12:28 am • Published September 8, 2016
Written by • Filed under Multimedia

The winners and "survivors" (aka finalists) were just announced for the 2016 ILM Art Department Challenge. Since artists won, not just individual art pieces, we found that within several of the portfolios were pieces with Boba Fett. Here is our round-up of those entries, starting with the artist who took home first place:

Mario Alberti



Dimitrije Miljus

Darius Kalinauskas


Robin Florie

Pablo Carpio



Darren Pattenden

Matt Rhodes


Walter De Marco

Jessica TC Lee

Ray Jin

Chris Sears

Pablo Olivera



Denis Loebner

Tam Nguyen (Tamnt)

Paul Massey

Jacek Babinski


Romain D'escrienne


MAREK RAKUČÁK

Paul Dainton

Adam Middleton


Aaron Luke Wilson



Caleb Havertape

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Exclusive: JC Fett at Discovery Times Square's Star Wars Exhibit

Updated August 25, 2016 10:38 pm • Published August 25, 2016
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Exclusive: We here at BFFC sent JC Fett to Discovery Times Square's Star Wars exhibit — just to make this picture happen!

The traveling "Star Wars and the Power of Costume" exhibition is currently in New York City closes September 5th. Visit discoverytsx.com/starwars to get tickets.

The exhibit has the "ROTJ" Fett costume and blaster with the "Pre-Pro 3" (aka non-hero "ESB" helmet). Jango Fett is also there on display, along with some "Fett facts" about Ralph McQuarrie's concept art.

After New York, the exhibit is going to the Denver Art Museum in Colorado from November 13, 2016 to April 2, 2017. For more, see Follow Fett.

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The journey starts out with me in Times Square, you'll never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy!!

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Finally found the target!

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Looks to be an imperial establishment.

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Greeted by some friendly droids

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Shhhh don't day anything. I know what you're thinking, but I can't stay. There's more to see at this exhibition.

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Slave Leia and Boushh costumes. This is an absolute fan boy moment.

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Yoda, show me the way.

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The force awakens.

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Vader's got my back!

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The first order.

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JC, son of Boba ?????

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The "Star Wars and the Power of Costume" exhibition is amazing. It was a complete privilege to be able to experience the magic first hand.

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Fan Spotlight: "Camouflage" by David Valdez

Updated August 21, 2016 10:49 am • Published August 20, 2016
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"I've got a feeling there's only one fit for your page." Those were among the first words we heard from toy photographer and #HASBROTOYPIC Fan Figure Photo Series finalist David Valdez because sure enough, his Instagram feed so far had included just a single white Boba Fett image. What was lacking in quantity (as far as number of Boba Fett prototype images were concerned) was more than overshadowed by the quality of his work. It didn't take long for us to notice David's astonishing knack for squeezing the maximum potential from his action figures by modeling them into remarkably natural and life-like poses, even the ones that don't wear a mask or helmet. Squint just a little and your brain starts to forget that they are toys, and the featured white Boba Fett image is certainly no exception.

As skilled as David is at composition, he doesn't just stop there. His toy photography also manages to exude an extraordinary amount of emotion, whether it's two battle droids weighed down by the effects of war, King Kong quietly drinking by the river's edge, a tender moment in the rain shared by Spider-Girl and Captain America, or this powerful Easter message about faith. The other end of the spectrum triggers big smiles and laughs like Steve Irwin handling an unfamiliar critter, IG-88 enjoying his bounty reward, a Marine getting chased up a tree, and that one time Bruce Lee out-Flashed the Flash.

Of course what good are action figures without some good old fashioned action, and David's body of work certainly has no shortage of examples. As far as keeping things within the Star Wars universe, we particularly liked the image of Luke Skywalker cutting down an Imperial scout trooper while piloting a hijacked speeder bike, a classic duel between Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Maul, and the thought-provoking prospect of Jango Fett having to gun down his own clones.

By far the toughest part of our review was refraining from actually linking to all of the images we wanted to highlight, because doing so would have resulted in way too long of a read. We highly recommend having a look at his Instagram feed instead, and be sure to continue reading David's interview with us below:

What is your earliest Star Wars memory?

I have so many early Star Wars memories. I was born in '82, so it's always been a part of my life. When I was 3 or 4 I was standing right next to the TV watching Episode 4 when the Dianoga's eye shot up out of the water. It scared me so bad I fell over backwards.

What inspired you to get into toy photography?

My cat was lying on my desk in front of me (as they do) so I mounted my Beast figure on his back. I took a pic and posted to Instagram and somehow found other toy photos as a result. Seeing toy photographers on Instagram opened my eyes to its possibility as an art form.

Who is your favorite Star Wars character to photograph? Is he/she also your favorite character overall?

Stormtroopers are my favorite to photograph. A big part of art and illusion is suggesting something to a person's eye and letting their mind fill in the gaps. Stormtroopers have helmets completely devoid of expression, but we can see emotion from them based simply on body language which in a way makes us see emotion in their faces. This doesn't work as well with figures with faces because the majority have a blank, bored, or stoic expression on them. My overall favorite character is Luke. The change he goes through and the strength he develops through the original trilogy are inspiring.

You chose to pose your Hasbro 6" Black Series Prototype Boba Fett in a snowy setting. Where was he, and what was he up to?

Boba was vacationing in the Swiss Alps (my backyard in Minnesota) when some yuppy scum made a crack about wearing white after Labor Day. Fortunately for Mr. Fett, there was a "dead or alive" bounty on the fool's head.

What are your top three favorite Star Wars photos you have taken so far?

It's hard to pick three favorite shots, but first would probably be the "Makazie One" shot of the Trooper holding a lightsaber. It was one of my first attempts at practical effects that I thought turned out really well. Not many shots come out as well as I want, but that one was better than I had hoped for.

Second would be the three troopers at sunrise posted shortly after the previously mentioned shot. I was at my Grandma's farm and forced myself up for sunrise. You never really know what you're gonna get when you get up that early as far as the light goes and I end up frantically trying set up a shot before the sun arrives. That morning was magic for about 10 minutes and they were my best shots up until that point.

Third favorite is the shot of Rey in the sand that was featured at SDCC this year. The sun was going down fast behind Cocoa Beach in Florida and my girlfriend was nagging me to leave, but she was a trooper and sprinkled some sand over Rey as I scrambled to get the shot right. The lack of perfect focus still bugs the hell out of me, but for the most part I love the mystical feeling of the shot.

Speaking of your SDCC feature, congratulations on being chosen as a finalist in the Star Wars Hasbro Toy Pic contest. Anything you'd like to share about your accomplishment?

Thank you very much! It was really exciting to see that toy photography was being recognized in such a big way, so I really wanted to be a part of that. It was a tremendous honor to be one of the selected photographers.

Lastly, what is the most important piece of advice you would offer to an aspiring toy photographer?

Get out there and do it! I'm still an aspiring toy photographer myself and that's one thing I tell myself. The more shooting you do, the more you'll learn about what works and what doesn't. At the same time you'll be developing your own style, which also important. Get out there and experiment, try different things, play, have fun! We're talking about toys, after all.

About the Artist

David Valdez is a toy photographer based in Minnesota, and can be found on Instagram as @fathersfigures.

This interview originally appeared on WhiteBobaFett.com.

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