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Star Wars Day 2018: Guide for Boba Fett Fans

Updated May 6, 2018 10:54 am • Published May 4, 2018 • Written by • Filed under Collectibles

May the fourth be with you! Today is Star Wars Day (May 4). Like in previous years, even though Boba Fett is not in any of the past films, and only rumored to cameo in Solo: A Star Wars Story, he is in a ton of merch this year. This is our thorough guide to help you track down any bounties.

We'll be updating this list throughout the day, so check back often.

Star Wars Prints from ACME Archives Ltd / Dark Ink Art

20% off sale starts Friday, May 4th. Here are also all of the new prints, including several with Boba Fett:

TeePublic

Our anniversary/charity designs on TeePublic are part of an exclusive coupon code for 30% off. Use code FORCE30 by May 6th at midnight EST.

Otterbox

Like the Mandalorian references we're seeing in Solo: A Star Wars Story promotions? Otterbox has a new Solo phone case with that very symbol. Save 10% on May 4th only for one of those "Symmetry" cases on their site.

Regal Robot

Fan-favorite company Regal Robot has new Mandalorian skulls (large and small) and cafe tables featuring the Mandalorian symbol. With code MAYTHE4TH, you can get 25% off thru May 6th on Regalrobot.com.

New Zealand Mint

The Mint released a Boba Fett coin earlier this year in three editions: $85, $600, and $2,500 variants. The $85 silver coin sold out fast, but the other two gold coins are still in stock. You can try using code STARWARS at checkout to get 20% off. You've got until May 9th, New Zealand time.

Hallmark

Only a BB-9E ornament is 25% off for May 4th at the Hallmark website, but there's a new ROTJ Boba Fett ornament this year, which you can pre-order now for the normal retail price. It ships in July.

Hallmark also has premium e-cards. There are a few Boba Fett ones. Use code Maythe4th on May 4th for 20% discount on an e-card subscription.

Bluefin / Tamashii Nations

Bluefin, who distributes Tamashii Nations in the U.S., has 25% off some Star Wars plastic model kits for May 4-6, including their Ronin Jango Fett. $67.50 instead of the normal retail price of $90.

Invicta

Invicta has a handful of new Star Wars watches, several of which feature Boba Fett. For May the 4th, they're doing 30-60% off select items. They sell their items on a site called Evine.

Hot Wheels

Get 25% off on all Hot Wheels Star Wars cars with code STARWARS, valid until May 6th on their website. The sale includes the new Battle Rollers Boba Fett with Slave I.

Acembly

Their new Paper Cut Art Bag is 20% off Star Wars merch between May 4 – 6 on their website.

Foster Grant Boba Fett Sunglasses

Foster Grant has made four pairs of Boba Fett shades over the years. For 40% off their current line of Star Wars sunglasses, use code SOLO40 between May 4 and 6 on their website.

Disney Store

While some select merchandise is 40% off until May 6, the Disney Store exclusive Return of the Jedi 35th Anniversary Lithograph Set is now in stock. One of the four prints features Boba Fett.

American Tourister

For May 4th only, you can get 40% off Star Wars products at American Tourister. Their Boba Fett luggage is pretty cool -- sized either for the overhead bin or the cargo hold.

Cross Townsend

The premium brand has a very classy Boba Fett pen. Use checkout code MAYSTAR18 on Cross Townsend to get 20% off their premium Star Wars pens. You've got from May 4 until May 25 at 11:59 PM EST.

ThinkGeek

The store has a new, exclusive Boba Fett blazer for sale on their site. No major sales, but you can get $4 standard U.S. shipping with code 4FORMAY4 on May 4th.

Funko

This May 4th, Funko has a sale on their newer Star Wars POPs like the Funko Wobblers Boba Fett. Use code M4BU for 15% off, plus get free shipping on orders of $50 or more.

Star Wars: Force Arena

The mobile game, which includes Boba Fett as a playable character, has a promo going on. It's free and works for iOS and Android. StarWars.com summarized it as follows: "In Star Wars: Force Arena, pre-registration opens on May 3 for the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story-inspired game update, with new content and characters from the soon-to-be-released film, including a young Han Solo. If 200,000 people pre-register for this special update, all players will receive a Legendary Wild Card as an in-game gift. And you can snag free 40th anniversary characters like Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader or get a discount on the full anniversary character pack." You can find more info on starwarsforcearena.com.

Hanna Andersson

Hanna Andersson has 20% off their Star Wars merchandise for May 4th. One of the pajamas has Boba Fett on it, with sizes for adults and kids.

FanWraps

Between May 4th and 7th, use code MAYTHE4TH on the FanWraps website. They have three window stickers featuring Fett. One of which sure looks a lot like a vector graphic we made years ago... but surely they had their own graphic designer make one themselves...

Fathead

Fathead makes a ton of Boba Fett wall art and their Star Wars Day sale with 20% off items on their website. You've got until May 6th.

Star Wars Battlefront II (2017)

The console game, which includes Boba Fett, is now 50% off at Target (April 29 – May 5) and Walmart (May 4–7).

Anything else?

You can find more on StarWars.com, but any that you found with Boba Fett merch?

Let us know in the comments or via social media.


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  • Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi by Rian Johnson (writer and director) to be released December 15, 2017
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story by Ron Howard (current director) and Lawrence Kasdan and Jon Kasdan (writers, each confirmed by starwars.com on July 7, 2015); Christopher Miller and Phil Lord (original directors) were fired during production; to be released May 25, 2018
  • Star Wars: Episode IX by J.J. Abrams (confirmed September 2017); replacing Colin Trevorrow (director) who was fired, including Jack Thorne (writer); originally set for a May 24, 2019 release, it’s now confirmed for December 20, 2019
  • Star Wars Story Film #3 has no protagonist and no director (after Josh Trank was fired); Simon Kinberg (unconfirmed writer) may still be attached or involved; no release date announced

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2018 "Wookiee Weekend" Checklist, Including Boba Fett Merch

Updated April 13, 2018 12:18 am • Published April 12, 2018 • Written by • Filed under Collectibles

Starting now and rolling out all this weekend (ala "Force Friday"), tons of new Star Wars and Solo: A Star Wars Story merchandise just came out. Boba Fett will be happy to know some Fett items are on the list, along with other popular new characters like the mysterious Enfys Nest, who appears in the upcoming film this May.

Our friends at Yakface.com have an exclusive, unofficial checklist of all the upcoming #StarWars merchandise. Entertainment Earth also has their own official checklist. (Neither list is 100% complete for "Wookiee Weekend," which was a proposed -- but not adopted -- name for this publicity stunt.)

In terms of Boba Fett announcements, there are three related products:

  • Mighty Muggs Boba Fett (available later in 2018)
  • Hot Wheels Boba Fett Character Car (available April 13 and onward, MSRP $4.99) - repack of the previous release, now with white background cardback art
  • Hot Wheels Slave I Starship (available April 13 and onward, MSRP $3.99)

We've yet to see a picture of either. Presumably they are new products and not just re-packs. [UPDATE: One is a re-pack -- darn!]

Some other fun merchandise:

You can find more on Entertainment Earth and other boutique toy stores. (RIP Toys"R"Us.)

Which items are your favorite?


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Denny's "Hand of Sabacc" Commercial for "Solo: A Star Wars Story" Has Mandalorian Symbols Aplenty

Published April 2, 2018 • Written by • Filed under Film & TV

As part of a major promotion for the forthcoming Star Wars film, Lucasfilm partnered with Denny's for menu items, trading cards, and cups inspired by "Solo: A Star Wars Story."

In the commercial which premiered on Collider, we were quick to notice a close-up of the Sabacc chips. The well-known Mandalorian symbol, worn on Boba Fett's left shoulder, is clearly visible.

Could this mean we'll see Boba Fett in the film? Or will this be chalked up as an Easter Egg like the same symbol at Maz's Castle in "The Force Awakens," which did not have Boba Fett?

You can watch the entire commercial on YouTube:


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Exclusive Interview with Jeremy Saliba, Artist Behind "Mandalorian Mettle"

Updated March 16, 2018 12:40 am • Published March 15, 2018 • Written by • Filed under Collectibles

Q: Your new piece, "Mandalorian Mettle," iconically shows Boba Fett outside the Sarlacc, which is always an off-screen fan favorite. How did that concept come about?

I was sketching up some ideas just for fun, and had always wanted to get down on a solid Boba Fett image. Anyone who grew up in 80’s likely had a pretty big fascination with that character.

I originally had him just with a plain Tatooine background, but when I showed it to my buddy Chris (also an awesome artist) he suggested I put the Sarlacc in the background, maybe with a tentacle around his leg. I still owe Chris a beer for that one.

Q: Was it an issue to use a non-canon "legend" moment, e.g. showing Fett having escaped the pit? (For a backstory, Fett fans, see our Fett Fact Check on Boba Fett being neither dead nor alive in the new canon.)

It was not! As I mentioned I originally thought of it as just a plain background, so when I painted it up I also kept a plain version of the background intact on another layer. As you can imagine, when submitting work for approval from Lucasfilm they have pretty high standards, and they pour over the work to make sure things aren’t messing with cannon. It can be intimidating, but it’s also an honor to have your work judged at that level. So I knew it would be a risk to add an element in the image that wasn’t already established in the franchise — but they never even mentioned it. They even made notes to help me keep the scale of the Sarlacc accurate- which was really cool. I think that’s proof they’re open to interpretation of his fate that day.

Q: Now that we're serious geeking here. His ship, Slave I, in the background: autopilot or hijacked? ;-)

Autopilot for sure. I like to compare it to that scene in the 89 Batman when he called for his Batmobile. I like to imagine Boba has Slave One just a retrieval signal away.

Q: What was your creative process like with sketches thru to the final product?

As I mentioned I just sat down one day and tried some ideas for fun. Sometimes I sit down with an agenda in mind, but usually when I’m just trying to have fun with no pressure I get some pretty good results.

I often start sketches in black and white because it simplifies things, then move on to color when I want to take it further.

Here’s the image:

After getting some feedback and some ideas from good friends, I started messing around with color. I looked up some images of Tatooine to get a really clear idea on the color palette there, and it has a wide range- depending on the time of day for example. So I submitted some options and the red/pink hues were a favorite right away.

Q: You've also done a series for Image Comics called Black Jack Ketchum, which embodies a gunslinger influenced aesthetic. Some of your other illustrations often show caped, disguised, and other mysterious characters. Was it a perfect fit to bring that to an officially licensed Boba Fett print?

Yes indeed it was. I grew up on super hero comics and grew into a guy who loves westerns. In my mind when you add all that up (and put it in space) you get Boba Fett. He’s the ultimate “Man in Black” gunslinger front those old westerns. Quiet, deadly, and the biggest threat to the heroic gunslinger. Han really feels inspired by a western gunslinger himself, even down to his DL 44 blaster holstered at his hip, and Boba was the one guy who was able to track him down. (Boba’s gun even makes me think of the old Winchester rifles from the old west.) I still dream of a day when we can see them duel it out in some sort of saloon... and with all these new movies, maybe someday we will!

Q: As a long-time Star Wars fan, and having already done "Vengeful Pursuit" and "Lurking Lineage" prints featuring Darth Vader, how is it to do more Star Wars pieces for Acme Archives / Dark Ink Art? How about specifically with the cool new "Rancor's Wrath" print?

It’s a dream come true. I’m really hoping to get the chance to touch on as many of the big characters as I can while I’m getting to play in this sandbox. I would love to do a Yoda, a Han and Chewie, Leia... all those characters that dominated my childhood growing up.
But with Luke and the Rancor I get to paint one of my favorite themes, which is “David vs Goliath.” I think that theme is a big part of the appeal of Star Wars in general, but it’s something that resonates with everyone. Stories like that also help to inspire me personally; if I’m having a really rough time at any point in my life. If I’m up against something that seems impossible to overcome, I try to dig deep the same way I’ve seen the characters do in all my favorite stories.


Q: Any more on deck with Star Wars for ACME Archives / Dark Ink Art?

Oh yes! I’m always tinkering with ideas. My approach is to try and find moments in between the scenes of the movies and expand on them, and it’s such a huge universe filled with characters there’s limitless potential.

But I’m working on finishing up a new piece right now that I’m hoping is my best one yet — and I can say it’s another “David vs Goliath” themed image. Hopefully people dig it.

Thank you, Jeremy! Fett fans, be sure to pick up a print of "Mandalorian Mettle," available right now in limited quantities at Dark Ink Art.


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Las Vegas Toy Con: Three Fetts

Updated February 25, 2018 10:12 pm • Published February 24, 2018 • Written by • Filed under Follow Fett

Rarely can you find Jeremy Bulloch, the original Boba Fett actor, crossing paths with the talent behind Young Boba Fett (Daniel Logan) as well as Jango Fett (Temuera Morrison). This year's Las Vegas Toy Con has done just that -- making it a perfect spot for fans to see three Fetts all at once.

Unique to this event, The Dented Helmet fan group gifted Temuera Morrison with his own Jango Fett helmet. The cast for the bucket, in case you're interested, was done by the craftsman known as Cruzer. Nino (aka Wasted Fett) organized the effort.

Three Fetts

Daniel Logan, Jeremy Bulloch and Temuera Morrison

Video with Temuera Morrison

Video with Daniel Logan

For more confirmed tour stops, look no further than our Follow Fett calendar.


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Gentle Giant Previews "Empire" Boba Fett at the 2018 NYTF

Updated February 20, 2018 7:42 pm • Published February 16, 2018 • Written by • Filed under Collectibles

The 2018 New York Toy Fair (NYTF) is about to start and Gentle Giant teased a photo on their Instagram showing what appears to be a new Boba Fett piece, which sports his "Empire Strikes Back" colors.

Gentle Giant's line of Fett busts, maquettes, and figures is already impressive. Late last year they had a nice Jango Fett Classic Mini Bust, which we got to see and review first hand.

For this level of detail, it's got to be a larger style of figure. What do you think? Let us know in the comments.

UPDATE Gentle Giant revealed it's their "Collector's Gallery" Boba Fett, coming in Q3 2018.


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Add a Touch of Class with the HEX Boba Fett Phone Case

Updated February 16, 2018 8:04 pm • Published December 17, 2017 • Written by • Filed under Collectibles

New from HEX is your choice of a Boba Fett snap case or a Boba Fett wallet case for an iPhone. The snap cases feature a little less than half of Boba Fett in a headshot style image that includes his rangefinder. The case itself is leather on plastic with a green felt lining for your phone. Fett is embossed in the leather appearing the same color as the rest of the case. Towards the bottom is a sewn-on leather patch reminiscent of a pair of jeans that includes the Star Wars logo, the HEX logo, some lettering that appears to resemble Aurabesh, "made in the USA," and presumably the product code: Inside the case in the felt is the HEX logo and the phrase "As you wish."

HEX offers both style cases in iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X sizes. While the website says the size is designated for the iPhone 8, the packaging indicates it will fit the 7, 6S, and 6 as well. Not all snap cases can fit all 4 styles due to Apple’s changing the camera size, positioning, and protrusion from model to model. I was not able to compare this feature for the plus size phones for this review. If you want to go fancier the wallet case features Fett’s full helmet when opened.

From Our Image Gallery

The inside of the wallet is green leather with yellow inside the 3 credit card slots -- or 5 for the "Plus" -- and a plastic tray mount for your phone that again features the HEX logo and the phrase "As You Wish." Finally, the wallet case has an elastic band to hold it all closed.

My take: this is a great case. I love the subtlety of the image in the leatherwork. The case snaps on easily and stays on -- something that isn’t always a guarantee with snap cases. Having used this case for a week now I’m pleasantly surprised by the durability of the little leather patch. I carry my phone in my rear pants pocket with the screen facing outward. I had thought that the patch would repeatedly catch on the pocket button causing it to peel or the stitching to fray. I’m happy to report this has not been the case.

The only flaw I can find after a week’s worth of use is some discoloration has begun to appear in the leather on the sides and around the edges. Even though it may not look as pristine as when I opened it, Fett himself is a little beat up so for me it just adds character to, well, the character.

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This is an easy purchase decision if you’re a Fett fan. Currently only the plus size cases are available through their website as the other sizes are sold out. If you’re willing to look beyond Fett they have currently have full availability in their other Star Wars designs: Darth Vader, R2-D2, Stormtrooper, and X-Wing Helmet (which is a snap case only) on their website.


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Be Quite the Bounty with the Star Wars Suits and Ties from OppoSuits

Updated February 16, 2018 8:05 pm • Published December 13, 2017 • Written by • Filed under Collectibles

Lego Master Cole wearing the suit, along with his own Boba Fett helmet

For five years OppoSuits has provided unique, quality-made suits for fans of all fandoms who aren't afraid to show their geeky side. With over one hundred designs for men, women and kids you won't be able to leave their online shop without finding something that will suit (no pun intended) your fancy. They ship to several different countries offering fans around the world the chance to spice up their closet a little more. OppoSuits also offers free shipping to US residents if you get your order in by 2pm PST! Now let's get on the good stuff, shall we?

Their officially licensed Star Wars line for men includes a range of Light and Dark side themes with suits ranging from bold and bright to subtle and cool. We here at Boba Fett Fan Club took a liking to their Festive Force suit. It screams "bad guy" and so obviously our favorite bounty hunter, Boba Fett, is included among the several characters featured in the fair isle pattern. All of their slim fit cut suits are made of an open woven, high quality polyester. The jackets include an inner lining, inside pockets and outside pockets. Their pants also have pockets in the front and the back along with button closures in the back for extra security. We feel that in this particular suit you will be quite the bounty at that Holiday party you have coming up!

OppoSuits Festive Force Suit
2017, OppoSuits
Where To Find This

Besides your basic Star Wars sweaters and ties it's not often we find unique Star Wars wear for men that wouldn't exactly fall under the "casual" category. So if you're looking for something that makes a statement for a special occasion, be sure to check out the rest of the line here and submit your ideas for even more Star Wars suits that will be released in 2018. And while you're at it, perhaps suggesting Star Wars options for women and the little ones would be a good idea too!

Want the suit? Enter our contest before December 20, 2017 11:59 PM Pacific for a chance to win!


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Funko Introduces Classic Star Wars Mystery Mini Keychain Plushies

Published December 7, 2017 • Written by • Filed under Collectibles

Due out in February 2018, Funko will be releasing small plush keychain figures. They're in blind boxes, so you don't know exactly what you're going to get. Each are between 2.5" and 3" tall and cab be clipped.

In addition to Boba Fett, you can find Princess Leia, a Jawa, Yoda, Darth Vader, Greedo, C-3PO, and an Ewok.

For past releases like this, see our Funko category and our plush category in the Bounty database.

Helmet nod to Action Figure Insider for the heads up.


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2017 Black Friday / Cyber Monday Star Wars Sales Featuring Boba Fett

Updated November 27, 2017 12:33 pm • Published November 23, 2017 • Written by • Filed under Collectibles

Here's our fourth annual Black Friday / Cyber Monday sale breakdown, focusing on Boba Fett.

Note that our guide here is in addition to our updated-for-2017 holiday guide and our holiday ornaments collectibles database.

Toys

Apparel and Accessories


  • TeePublic has a Black Friday sale that's already begun (as of 11/22 4pm) thru 11/25 at 12am. They also have a Cyber Monday sale from 11/26 thru 11/28. This includes the 20th and 21st anniversary BFFC designs, where we send all proceeds to Jeremy Bulloch's favorite charity.
  • NME Props has a deal where, with the purchase of any helmet during their Black Friday Sale, they'll give you a coupon for 15% off the Stalker armor to be released near Christmas.

  • Hot Topic has a Black Friday sale, where all t-shirts are $10 (down from $20-22).
  • shopDisney (previously called Disney Store) has a big sale, which includes Boba Fett slippers, Boba Fett mug, Boba Fett shirts, and Boba Fett hats.

Prints and Posters

  • Joe Corroney has 35% off all items and a FREE autographed "The Force Awakens" print with every purchase. Use code SITH at checkout. Ends November 26th.

  • StarWarsAuthentics.com has 25% off on most items & up to 40% off select items. (Thanks to @DarthVonOhlen on Twitter for the heads up.)

(Are we missing something cool? Let us know in the comments and we'll update.)


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