Topic: Is that a Padawan braid or wookie hair?

Maybe it’s from a wookie slave who escaped the empire, and the reason it’s so light is because it’s owner had disease.
But wookies don’t Really “braid” their hair, they let it grow and fall naturally.
Maybe it’s the braid of a Padawan that he caught after order 66.


What do you think?

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Re: Is that a Padawan braid or wookie hair?

Very good question Bobafett2020.
From what I have read, it is not clear. The origin of the braid can be from a Padawan or a Wookiee, as you said. Personally, I think it's from a Wookiee, because it’s too long to be from a Jedi... And Boba is a bounty hunter, so I don't think he had a mission where his target was a Padawan. But anyway, maybe he could have killed one for other reasons...
I don't know, just brainstorming. What do you think?

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Re: Is that a Padawan braid or wookie hair?

Juan Fuentes wrote:

Very good question Bobafett2020.
From what I have read, it is not clear. The origin of the braid can be from a Padawan or a Wookiee, as you said. Personally, I think it's from a Wookiee, because it’s too long to be from a Jedi... And Boba is a bounty hunter, so I don't think he had a mission where his target was a Padawan. But anyway, maybe he could have killed one for other reasons...
I don't know, just brainstorming. What do you think?

well, maybe it’s from another rival bounty hunter, if we’re trying to consider all the possibilities.

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Re: Is that a Padawan braid or wookie hair?

Bobafett2020 wrote:
Juan Fuentes wrote:

Very good question Bobafett2020.
From what I have read, it is not clear. The origin of the braid can be from a Padawan or a Wookiee, as you said. Personally, I think it's from a Wookiee, because it’s too long to be from a Jedi... And Boba is a bounty hunter, so I don't think he had a mission where his target was a Padawan. But anyway, maybe he could have killed one for other reasons...
I don't know, just brainstorming. What do you think?

well, maybe it’s from another rival bounty hunter, if we’re trying to consider all the possibilities.

Hmmm... But what kind of bounty hunter could have a braid? Maybe a Wookiee, but the only one I know is black Krrsantan, and his hair is darker than the braid that Boba has.

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5 (edited by Bobafett2020 Saturday, April 25, 2020 12:06 pm)

Re: Is that a Padawan braid or wookie hair?

Juan Fuentes wrote:
Bobafett2020 wrote:
Juan Fuentes wrote:

Very good question Bobafett2020.
From what I have read, it is not clear. The origin of the braid can be from a Padawan or a Wookiee, as you said. Personally, I think it's from a Wookiee, because it’s too long to be from a Jedi... And Boba is a bounty hunter, so I don't think he had a mission where his target was a Padawan. But anyway, maybe he could have killed one for other reasons...
I don't know, just brainstorming. What do you think?

well, maybe it’s from another rival bounty hunter, if we’re trying to consider all the possibilities.

Hmmm... But what kind of bounty hunter could have a braid? Maybe a Wookiee, but the only one I know is black Krrsantan, and his hair is darker than the braid that Boba has.

maybe it wasn’t from a bounty hunter we know about.

Favorite Star Wars character: boba.

Re: Is that a Padawan braid or wookie hair?

Bobafett2020 wrote:
Juan Fuentes wrote:
Bobafett2020 wrote:

well, maybe it’s from another rival bounty hunter, if we’re trying to consider all the possibilities.

Hmmm... But what kind of bounty hunter could have a braid? Maybe a Wookiee, but the only one I know is black Krrsantan, and his hair is darker than the braid that Boba has.

maybe it wasn’t form a bounty hunter we know about.

Maybe... Who knows ;-)

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Re: Is that a Padawan braid or wookie hair?

Some answers in Boba Fett history:

"7. Wookiee Scalps" -- Description of Boba Fett's costume in Bantha Tracks #5 (1979)

"I got into the costume and I put the helmet on. There were lots of little gadgets and knee pads and the boots had two little jets on the toes. I thought, 'This looks rather good!' There was a jet pack, too. I found what I thought was my hair so I put it on underneath the helmet, hanging down. When I came out to show George Lucas, he said, 'What's that funny thing sticking out of your helmet?' I said, 'Isn't it the character's hair?' 'No,' said George, 'it's a Wookiee scalp -- it's supposed to be tied to your belt!'" -- Jeremy Bulloch, as quoted in Lucasfilm Fan Club Magazine #21 (Winter 1994)

"Braided Wookiee scalps hang over his right shoulder." -- Kenner POTF2 Boba Fett figure cardback (1995)

"Braided wookiee pelt trophies." -- Sideshow Premium Boba Fett figure (2007) and Sideshow Bronze Boba Fett statue (2010)

smile

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8 (edited by Bobafett2020 Friday, April 17, 2020 3:17 pm)

Re: Is that a Padawan braid or wookie hair?

BFFC Admin wrote:

Some answers in Boba Fett history:

"7. Wookiee Scalps" -- Description of Boba Fett's costume in Bantha Tracks #5 (1979)

"I got into the costume and I put the helmet on. There were lots of little gadgets and knee pads and the boots had two little jets on the toes. I thought, 'This looks rather good!' There was a jet pack, too. I found what I thought was my hair so I put it on underneath the helmet, hanging down. When I came out to show George Lucas, he said, 'What's that funny thing sticking out of your helmet?' I said, 'Isn't it the character's hair?' 'No,' said George, 'it's a Wookiee scalp -- it's supposed to be tied to your belt!'" -- Jeremy Bulloch, as quoted in Lucasfilm Fan Club Magazine #21 (Winter 1994)

"Braided Wookiee scalps hang over his right shoulder." -- Kenner POTF2 Boba Fett figure cardback (1995)

"Braided wookiee pelt trophies." -- Sideshow Premium Boba Fett figure (2007) and Sideshow Bronze Boba Fett statue (2010)

smile

Hmm, maybe we’ll learn which wookie it came from in some new books and manga, like bounty hunters #3

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Re: Is that a Padawan braid or wookie hair?

Oh pretty nice! Thanks Aaron!

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Re: Is that a Padawan braid or wookie hair?

Juan Fuentes wrote:

Oh pretty nice! Thanks Aaron!

all this info is pretty interesting. Maybe if someone were to google his wookie rivals, we would learn of someone other than black krrsatan.

Favorite Star Wars character: boba.

Re: Is that a Padawan braid or wookie hair?

Sometimes it's the mystery that makes it more interesting. The braids are different colors, suggesting different victims. They also change between ESB and ROTJ.

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Re: Is that a Padawan braid or wookie hair?

BFFC Admin wrote:

Sometimes it's the mystery that makes it more interesting. The braids are different colors, suggesting different victims. They also change between ESB and ROTJ.

Good point.

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Re: Is that a Padawan braid or wookie hair?

Bobafett2020 wrote:
BFFC Admin wrote:

Sometimes it's the mystery that makes it more interesting. The braids are different colors, suggesting different victims. They also change between ESB and ROTJ.

Good point.

we may be able to make guesses as to where they came from based on images in the costume section of this website.

Favorite Star Wars character: boba.

Re: Is that a Padawan braid or wookie hair?

I just looked at the empire variant and it looks like there are two braids, a darker one and a lighter one.

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Re: Is that a Padawan braid or wookie hair?

Bobafett2020 wrote:

I just looked at the empire variant and it looks like there are two braids, a darker one and a lighter one.

maybe the darker one comes from a wookie (e.g. black krrsatan) and the lighter one came from a Padawan. Maybe not. What do you think, guys?

Favorite Star Wars character: boba.

Re: Is that a Padawan braid or wookie hair?

I think that both of them come from Wookies.

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Re: Is that a Padawan braid or wookie hair?

Juan Fuentes wrote:

I think that both of them come from Wookies.

interesting...

Favorite Star Wars character: boba.

Re: Is that a Padawan braid or wookie hair?

Here's a page in the costume section just comparing the Wookiee scalps:

https://www.bobafettfanclub.com/costume … er/scalps/

Just updated to include ESB and a work in progress, but isolates the differences between ESB and ROTJ.

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Re: Is that a Padawan braid or wookie hair?

BFFC Admin wrote:

Here's a page in the costume section just comparing the Wookiee scalps:

https://www.bobafettfanclub.com/costume … er/scalps/

Just updated to include ESB and a work in progress, but isolates the differences between ESB and ROTJ.

I have a feeling about promo one.

Favorite Star Wars character: boba.

Re: Is that a Padawan braid or wookie hair?

Does anyone think that the scalp could have come from an escaped slave from the aftermath of the battle of kasyyyk?

Favorite Star Wars character: boba.

Re: Is that a Padawan braid or wookie hair?

BFFC Admin wrote:

Here's a page in the costume section just comparing the Wookiee scalps:

https://www.bobafettfanclub.com/costume … er/scalps/

Just updated to include ESB and a work in progress, but isolates the differences between ESB and ROTJ.

where do you think he put them, though?

Favorite Star Wars character: boba.

Re: Is that a Padawan braid or wookie hair?

Juan Fuentes wrote:

Very good question Bobafett2020.
From what I have read, it is not clear. The origin of the braid can be from a Padawan or a Wookiee, as you said. Personally, I think it's from a Wookiee, because it’s too long to be from a Jedi... And Boba is a bounty hunter, so I don't think he had a mission where his target was a Padawan. But anyway, maybe he could have killed one for other reasons...
I don't know, just brainstorming. What do you think?

unless he caught one in service of the empire...

Favorite Star Wars character: boba.

Re: Is that a Padawan braid or wookie hair?

BFFC Admin wrote:

Some answers in Boba Fett history:

"7. Wookiee Scalps" -- Description of Boba Fett's costume in Bantha Tracks #5 (1979)

"I got into the costume and I put the helmet on. There were lots of little gadgets and knee pads and the boots had two little jets on the toes. I thought, 'This looks rather good!' There was a jet pack, too. I found what I thought was my hair so I put it on underneath the helmet, hanging down. When I came out to show George Lucas, he said, 'What's that funny thing sticking out of your helmet?' I said, 'Isn't it the character's hair?' 'No,' said George, 'it's a Wookiee scalp -- it's supposed to be tied to your belt!'" -- Jeremy Bulloch, as quoted in Lucasfilm Fan Club Magazine #21 (Winter 1994)

"Braided Wookiee scalps hang over his right shoulder." -- Kenner POTF2 Boba Fett figure cardback (1995)

"Braided wookiee pelt trophies." -- Sideshow Premium Boba Fett figure (2007) and Sideshow Bronze Boba Fett statue (2010)

smile

Kay, it’s definitely a wookie scalp.

Favorite Star Wars character: boba.

Re: Is that a Padawan braid or wookie hair?

Wookie hair

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Re: Is that a Padawan braid or wookie hair?

Fettfan080p wrote:

Wookie hair

from who, though?

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