"Concept" Boba Fett
Late 1977 - Early 1978
This costume has 2 sub-variants:
- "McQuarrie Concept" Boba Fett
- "McQuarrie/Johnston Concept" Boba Fett
The Ralph McQuarrie Concept Fett evolved the "supertrooper" character in early drafts of "The Empire Strikes Back" into the more unique character of Boba Fett. Ralph McQuarrie contributed several concept sketches (circa 1977) and paintings of Boba Fett (wearing a Western-style brown poncho) as well as his ship, Slave I (circa mid 1978). One variant of McQuarrie's version is a red triangle pointing down on the helmet above the visor, which you can often see in McQuarrie Fett collectibles. Joe Johnston also evolved the design of this look and the two sometimes share a credit for Fett's evolution in this stage.
This costume is similar but not the same as his "prototype" armor.
In McQuarrie's version, all white with various different styles depending on the art piece
In Johnston's version, all white with similar angles to the Prototype
Sidearm shown in some early sketches
No shoulder symbol
Short and sticking straight out, rather than falling with the shoulder curve
No Wookiee braids
Different details on the left vs. right gauntlet