Yesterday was one of the most celebrated Star Wars Day I can remember, and the party continues today as people celebrate Cinco de Mayo.
The official Star Wars Blog released printable luchadores masks, featuring the faces of General Grievous, Darth Vader, Darth Maul and Boba Fett. Illustrated by artist Randy Martinez, you can print these out, apply them to some thin cardboard and have a blast!
Download the Boba Fett mask here.
Kenner/Hasbro has a 30+ year history of releasing Boba Fett action figures as mail-away exclusives. Here is a 1979 toy commercial promoting the bounty hunter before the release of Empire Strikes Back.
Chris Wyman at Rebelscum.com continues his reporting on Star Wars Weekends exclusives, with the sharing of this art print which will be available at Hollywood Studios. The above print is one of four pieces of art illustrated by Star Wars artist Stephen Hayford and is one of four exclusive pieces. If you can make it down to Hollywood Studio, this is a great grab and would go perfect in your Geekcave or collection room.
Visit Rebelscum.com for more information.
USA Today continues its ongoing Star Wars features, leading up to Star Wars Day on May 4. Staff writer Brian Truitt interviewed actor Jeremy Bulloch, who shared memories of being onset for the filming of Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.
Bulloch shared his initial thoughts on the Mandalorian armor, including worries of toppling over from the weight of Boba Fett’s jet pack. Also, how he approached the characteristics of the bounty hunter. Especially since his face was hidden, how he could use his training as an actor to convey the menace of the character.
Read the full story by clicking HERE.
Rebelscum.com reported exciting news by posting photos of more Disney exclusive Star Wars/Disney mash-up merchandise. These will be available at Disney Parks by the end of May.
Chris Wyman shared photos of the “Sarlacc Attack” set, which features Goofy as Chewbacca, Donald Duck as Han Solo, Minnie Mouse as Leia, Mickey Mouse as Luke Skywalker and Pete as Boba Fett – keeping true to past mash-ups Disney released in the past.
The above photos were taken by Chris Wyman. Find the latest Star Wars related news by bookmarking Rebelscum.com - one of the best resources on the Internet.
RebelForce Radio broadcasted live from C2E2 over the weekend, where they caught up with actor Daniel Logan. His interview can be found 36 minutes into the episode.
Listen to Logan’s interview, and those of numerous other actors, by downloading RebelForce Radio through iTunes for free or hear it for free at http://www.shotglassdigital.com/release/april-28-2013
As of posting this blog, independent filmmaker Ethan Belden has raised nearly $1,000 through Kickstart toward his project of making a feature film adaptation of “Shadows of the Empire.” Belden and his team have 21 days to raise another $9,000 if the project hopes to get off the ground.
They plan to use majority practical effects, not too heavy on CGI – just as the original films had. The image to the right is not computer generated, but their example of what can be done with models and paintings in the background.
“Shadows” was the first Expanded Universe novel I read as a kid. To this day, it’s still one of the most, well-written stories in the Star Wars Universe and fits almost seamlessly in the Original Trilogy era. In the 1990s its success resulted in a smash hit video game for the Nintendo 64.
If you’re not familiar with the story, it takes place between Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. One of the reasons I gravitated toward it, was the subplot of Luke, Leia and debut character Dash Rendar’s efforts to retrieving Han Solo after being encased in Carbonite.
The book fleshes out the troubles Boba Fett encountered, between rival bounty hunters and the rebels, in transporting his prisoner to Jabba’s Palace. The novel also introduced Black Sun and motivations that would influence much of what came after it in the Expanded Universe.
I recommend watching the video on the project’s Kickstarter page. This is no amateur project, these guys know what they’re doing and from what I’ve seen of development images – this film is beyond promising and worth the investment from fans. They tease the opening crawl, and prove what they can do with graphics in the video as well. The proposal is well thought out, and they tell you exactly how they plan to accomplish what they say they’re doing.
Also, all the money invested goes 100 percent toward technical and practical needs for the film – not toward actors or payroll. If you like what you see, then donate a few bucks and let’s see this project get off the ground.
Check out the Kickstarter page at: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/392447955/star-wars-shadows-of-the-empire
I’ve been keeping my eyes open for this for a while now, Boba Fett blanks to make copies of any of your personal keys, whether that be to your front door, office or anything else! If you’ve spotted these, let us know in the comment section or send us a tweet at @TheBobaBounty.
Dog the Bounty Hunter was interviewed last week by MTV during a promotional tour of his new show on CMT, “Dog & Beth: The Hunt.”
For some reason, he was asked to give advice on bounty hunting to Boba Fett – since there are rumors of a feature film spin-off for the Mandalorian.
This question seems out of left field to me. I got the impression he thought Boba Fett is an actual living person, who is being spotlighted in a new reality television show. At the very least - it’s obvious he’s not familiar with Boba Fetts mythos.
Here’s what he said:
“Be sure to know your prey. Be sure to know where he’s from, what he’s about, what his record is. Be sure you don’t go alone, have three or four people with you all the time and, may the Force be with you, because it will be.”