When I first saw Kyle Newman’s “Fanboys” I was smitten by the decals on Hutch’s van. A company called FanWraps now empowers us to add character to our vehicles with its amazing selection of Star Wars decals – available at affordable prices.
These car wraps range in sizes from small to x-large and can accommodate any make or model of vehicle. They launched their first wave of designs earlier this month for Star Wars Day and they include character wraps of Yoda, Boba Fett, R2-D2 and more. They also have available wraps of vehicles like Slave I.
The website includes the background and history of each vehicle and character – proving this is a product designed by fans, not just cashing in off of popular franchises. The detail is amazing on these designs, virtually popping off the car. They’re easily removable as well, if you ever want to sale the car without the wraps.
You can pick up Boba Fett wraps for as low as $29.99 up to $49.99 depending on what size your aiming for. Check out their products at www.fanwraps.com.
Her Universe released its second design from the Dia de Muertos collection, featuring a design by Denise Vasquez. The tank top has a Latin feel to it and includes the line, “He’s No Good To Me Dead,” in stylistic print.
At the price of $20.50, this top arrives just in time for summer and is a great gift for your female Star Wars fan, girlfriend or spouse. While it’s only been available for about a week, it has sold out at Hot Topic retail stores, but is available at www.heruniverseshop.com.
Last week, the winners of the Dark Side Design Contest were announced, including several winning tee-shirt designs featuring Boba Fett. This contest was opened in February and was an open call for all tee-shirt designers – who ended up winning some awesome prizes.
The grand prize winner was Aaron Davis, with his Boba Fett shirt design entitled, “No Place to Hide,” featuring a close up image of Boba Fett’s helmet, reflecting the shapes of Han Solo in Carbonite and the Millennium Falcon.
The judge’s pick was “Dark Side Fighter” by Drew Wise – an old 8-bit video game approach to his design. The front of the shirt copies the classic “choose your fighter” interface, pitting Darth Vader vs. Boba Fett.
Another top selection was “The Dark Side Diner” by Gary Jensen. This tee-shirt design illustrates Boba Fett and Darth Vader sitting in a diner, a classic diner slogan is scrawled near the bottom of the image. This is probably my personal favorite of the entry winners.
You can view larger photos of these designs at www.welovefine.com, where you may also purchase the tee-shirts if they peak your interest.
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.
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.
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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