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#904: August 30, 2016

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From the sketchbook of Joe Johnson, here is #BobaFett on his modified speeder bike ready to hunt down his quarry.

This work was shared in 2013 by the Boba Fett designer, acclaimed director, and long-time fine artist for an auction benefitting Shine On Sierra Leone. It raised $760.

You can see a time-lapse video of Johnston sketching this at

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#333: February 6, 2015

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#FettFriday: #BobaFett riding a Speeder Bike on Endor, as seen in "From Star Wars to Jedi: The Making of a Saga." Pictured here (bottom center) is Dennis Muren and Joe Johnston testing out the visual effects shots for the speeder bike scene in "Return of the Jedi." The documentary, released in late 1983, showed how the large Kenner Boba Fett action figure from 1980 was used a stand-in for testing out the miniature effect.

Check out the scenes play out starting 4 minutes into this YouTube upload:

Helmet nod to Tim Veekhoven for the reminder of this classic moment in Boba Fett history.

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#326: January 30, 2015

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#FettFriday: Joe Johnston's Sketches in the "Empire Strikes Back Sketchbook" (1980)

Excerpt: "While most of the film's costume design originated in England, Ralph McQuarrie and [Joe] Johnston designed the Boba Fett outfit at Industrial Light and Magic in California. The costume was built at EMI in London, and then shipped back to Johnston to be painted. Originally the Boba Fett costume was intended to be worn by a squad of supercommandos, troops from the Mandalore system armed with weapons built into their suits. But the costume was adapted for the Boba Fett character by aging, denting, and adding a colorful paint job to one of these suits, while keeping the wrist lasers, flying backpack, and rocket darts originally intended for the supercommandos." #

Track down the rest of the legendary 95-page book with more sketches by Joe Johnston and Nilo Jamero-Rodis via

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#276: December 11, 2014

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#ThrowbackThursday: #BobaFett's first of three pre-production looks. Can you identify all of the things that changed between this version and his big screen debut in "The Empire Strikes Back?" #trivia #vintage #starwars #joejohnston #bobafettfanclub