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#1646: September 11, 2018

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#ThisMonthInHistory: U.S. patent application for #BobaFett's Slave I from Kenner was submitted on September 29, 1980

Nilo Rodis-Jamero is named as the inventor and the patent, assigned to Lucasfilm Ltd., was granted on April 26, 1983

You can get a PDF copy online: https://patents.google.com/patent/USD268773

#StarWars #DailyFett


#934: September 29, 2016

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Back in 2008, we would be talking about last night's episode of #TheSimpsons, where #BobaFett freezes 'em in carbonite.

This opening sequence aired September 28, 2008. We've looped it a few times so you can really enjoy it.

Season 20 Episode 1 (#421) was directed by Lance Kramer and written by Kevin Curran.

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#928: September 23, 2016

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#FettFriday: #BobaFett made his first public appearance on September 24th at the 1978 San Anselmo Country Fair and Parade.

This clip is part of the 28 minutes of rare behind-the-scenes video included in "The Making of #StarWars: The Empire Strikes Back" (Enhanced Edition) by J. W. Rinzler, available on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1ixuXZz

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#805: May 23, 2016

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#ThisMonthInHistory: Ray "Darth Maul" Park joined #BobaFett during the red carpet premiere for #StarWars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith, here at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York City on May 12th, 2005.

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#794: May 12, 2016

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#ThrowbackThursday: "Empire" production designer Norman Reynolds drew this blueprint, entitled "Supertrooper II (Prototype Mockup)" in May 1978. This all-white supertrooper would later become #BobaFett.

This helmet sketch was included in J. W. Rinzler's "Star Wars: The Blueprints" from 2013, which is a premium coffee table book for the most serious fans. You can still get it on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1WrcLTJ

For some exerpt about Fett, see our entry in the Bounty collectibles database: http://bobafett.com/bounty/books/guidebooks/star-wars-the-blueprints/

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#780: April 28, 2016

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#ThisMonthInHistory: U.S. Patent for #BobaFett was issued April 27, 1982.

Originally filed on August 13, 1979, it lists the inventors as George Lucas, Ralph McQuarrie, and Joe Johnston.

For more milestones in Fett history, see http://bobafett.com/fettpedia/Timeline

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#761: April 9, 2016

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"Grifter" aka 14killstripes as #BobaFett. One of our photos from #StarWars Celebration Anaheim last April.

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#758: April 6, 2016

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Earlier this week we learned that Don Francks, the voice of #BobaFett in the #StarWars Holiday Special, passed away.

Here is our tribute to remember his incredible talent, providing the very first voice of the character we all know and love. He also did the voice of Fett in the "Droids" cartoon in 1985.

Don was born February 28, 1932. He was 84 years old.

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#749: March 28, 2016

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#MandalorianMonday: Happy belated birthday to John "Bespin Boba" Morton!

John, who wore the #BobaFett costume for this scene on Cloud City, celebrated his birthday on Saturday, March 26th. He was born in 1947.

See our recent video interview with John about his role for this scene: https://youtu.be/HA5gXEDbo6c

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#721: February 29, 2016

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#MandalorianMonday: Sketches like this one by Joe Johnston migrated the super stormtrooper concept toward #BobaFett.

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#278: December 13, 2014

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#ThisMonthInHistory: Marvel Star Wars #42 was published September 23 yet had a December 1980 date on the top left.

But this first comic book appearance of #BobaFett mirrored the same content in Marvel Comics Super Special #16 (bottom left; dated May 1, 1980), Marvel Illustrated Books: The Empire Strikes Back (top right; dated May 1, 1980), and Marvel Special Edition 2: The Empire Strikes Back (bottom right; dated Spring 1980). To add to the mix, you could include the U.K.'s The Empire Strikes Back Weekly #129 released August 14, 1980.

Oddly enough, despite those copyright dates, those variants contained issues #39-44, which makes us wonder which one really came first after all.

For all Boba Fett comics, see http://bobafett.com/bounty/books/comics/

(Caption updated for further clarity. Vintage comic dates on the top left were often considered back then months to pull the issue off newsstands.)


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#222: October 18, 2014

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#ThisMonthInHistory: In October 1996, the "Return of the Jedi" radio drama was broadcast on National Public Radio, featuring actor Ed Begley Jr. as the voice of #BobaFett.