"Pre-Pro" Boba Fett
This costume has 5 sub-variants:
- "Pre-Pro #1" Boba Fett
- "Pre-Pro #2" Boba Fett
- "Pre-Pro #3" Boba Fett
- "Promo #1" Boba Fett
- "Promo #2" Boba Fett
After the all-white prototype, we got a very colorful variant that would evolve into looks for "Empire" and "Jedi." Three sub-variants with this look.
The red and yellow gauntlet aesthetic is sometimes referred to as the "ketchup and mustard" look.
"Pre-Pro #1" Boba Fett
"Pre-Production #1" (PP1) Boba Fett (Mid 1978)
It's believed that Joe Johnston painted this version, using the "Concept" / Supertrooper costume as the base. The jetpack was converted from the White Prototype / Supertrooper costume.
There are two micro variants: initially the helmet had "eyes" (later called "Jaig eyes") and then they were painted over to have "ears," like bunny ears. The "eyes" version didn't have the kill stripes, but the "ears" one did. Neither detail was used on future iterations, e.g. PP2.
This costume was worn by Duwayne Dunham at the 1978 San Anselmo Community Fair and Parade, which is Boba Fett's first public appearance.
"Pre-Pro #2" Boba Fett
"Pre-Pro #2" (PP2) Boba Fett (Mid 1978)
This armor was later used for "The Empire Strikes Back" and a Kenner photo shoot, which is why the vintage action figure has red and yellow gauntlets.
It's believed that Mario Maala painted the PP2 helmet/armor and Sandy Dhuyvetter worked on the costume.
The original prop was stolen and is in a private collection.
"Pre-Pro #3" Boba Fett
"Pre-Pro #3" (PP3) Boba Fett (Mid 1978)
New helmet and armor, but some repurposed parts from Pre-Pro #1.
The PP3 helmet is at Lucasfilm Archives and was scanned when making the Master Replicas collectible helmet.