"Concept" Boba Fett

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.

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Upper Body

    Helmet

    Boba Fett Concept by Ralph McQuarrie
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    Rangefinder is sometimes on the left ear or right ear of the helmet, depending on the sketch number
     Never a full "T" visor
     Rangefinder is on the left of the helmet

    Jetpack

    Boba Fett Concept Art by Ralph McQuarrie
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    White

    Symbols

     No shoulder symbol

Upper Body

    Gauntlets

    Concept Boba Fett with Rocket Firing Gauntlet by Joe...
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    Both grey

    Helmet

    Boba Fett Concept Art #226 by Joe Johnston (3/1978)
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    Rangefinder is consistently on the right ear of the helmet
     Rangefinder is on the right of the helmet

    Jetpack

    Back and Front Concept Boba Fett in White Armor #0225...
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    White

    Symbols

     No shoulder symbol

Lower Body

    Knee Armor and Darts

    Boba Fett "Evolutions," Step 1: Joe Johnston's...
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    One early sketch talks about the knee darts being able to fire in either direction - front or back

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