On sale through Aug. 31, UD Replicas has released a special edition Boba Fett Leather Street Jacket, limited to 750 pieces. Featuring the weathered paint chip design, the leather is molded to the chest, shoulder and back. The leather comes from cow hide and is high-end made, but the coolest feature is the iPhone pouch.
Stitched to the left forearm, where Boba Fett’s gauntlet is oriented, is a clear sleeve that holds your iPhone and allows you to work the phone without removing it – working like a faux mini computer component on your gauntlet.
This jacket is very impressive, and would be great to wear on a convention floor. However, like the Batman leather jacket, previewed a few weeks ago – I see one major problem – jackasses. I could see every wannabe tough guy at a bar wanting to pick a fight with the owner of this jacket – seeing the iconic imagery of Boba Fett as an unspoken threat.
What are your thoughts on this jacket? Would you wear it in public? Do you think it would paint a target on your back?
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.