The Boba Bounty

Your latest news and speculation on Boba Fett's presence in Star Wars film, television, comics, video games and collectibles. Also, the originator of the #BringBackBoba Campaign.

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During my latest shopping trip to Target, I spotted this officially licensed children’s T-Shirt featuring Boba Fett, Darth Vader and Stormtroopers on the playground.

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Matt Booker from JediNews.com shared a preview of three new Star Wars character mugs coming to the UK next year. The mugs feature depictions of Boba Fett, Darth Vader and a Stormtrooper. No details on what stores or websites these will be made available, but the retail price is being rumored to be £6.99 each.

Target has great finds when it comes to geek culture.  The store near where I live always has a variety of Star Wars drinkware, ranging from The Clone Wars to Original Trilogy.But, this one of its latest items, a four-piece set of 16-oz glasses, finally includes Boba Fett. 
Each glass has the Star Wars logo, with an each of the four carrying the image of one character on each glass including Darth Vader, Boba Fett, Yoda and a Stormtrooper. The only downside to this product is its steep price tag of about $30.

Target has great finds when it comes to geek culture.  The store near where I live always has a variety of Star Wars drinkware, ranging from The Clone Wars to Original Trilogy.But, this one of its latest items, a four-piece set of 16-oz glasses, finally includes Boba Fett.

Each glass has the Star Wars logo, with an each of the four carrying the image of one character on each glass including Darth Vader, Boba Fett, Yoda and a Stormtrooper. The only downside to this product is its steep price tag of about $30.

After a successful inaugural year, T-Shirts are now on sale to promote Star Wars Reads Day II on Oct. 5. WeLoveFine.com is commemorating the worldwide event with two shirt designs that have fun with two “villains,” Boba Fett and Darth Vader. The Boba Fett T-Shirt shows the bounty hunter pausing to enjoy, a “cool story, bro.” These shirts cost $25. Visit StarWars.com/reads for more information.

After a successful inaugural year, T-Shirts are now on sale to promote Star Wars Reads Day II on Oct. 5. WeLoveFine.com is commemorating the worldwide event with two shirt designs that have fun with two “villains,” Boba Fett and Darth Vader. The Boba Fett T-Shirt shows the bounty hunter pausing to enjoy, a “cool story, bro.” These shirts cost $25. Visit StarWars.com/reads for more information.

Jeremy Bulloch a.k.a. Boba Fett and Dave Prowse a.k.a. Darth Vader reunite in Glasgow. Bulloch shared this photo today on his Facebook page.

Boba Fett makes the front page of the Independent Journal in September 1978. This was amongst his first public appearances, as he walks in a parade alongside Darth Vader - pumping up people for The Empire Strikes Back.

Last month, children’s book illustrator Jeffrey Brown followed up his bestseller Darth Vader and Son with another instant hit, Vader’s Little Princess. This cute story takes a look at what fatherhood would be like for the Sith Lord if he was forced to raise a daughter who was a rebel – a fun play on words, since Leia was, in fact, a rebel.

Each page of this book shows young Leia as she grows older and the troubles Vader would have managing his daughter – from teaching her to fly a TIE fighter, to dressing appropriately and spending too much time talking with friends.

One of the funniest images is when she brings a boy home – instead of cleaning his gun at the kitchen table, as we’ve seen countless times in movies or television, he has Boba Fett standing menacingly in the background – who wouldn’t ensure their date was home on time if the most infamous bounty hunter in the galaxy was keeping tabs on your night out!

Head over to Amazon.com to pick up your own copy.

Walt Disney World president George Kalogridis was joined by Darth Vader and Boba Fett to announce a new limited time “Magic” event centered around Star Wars Day on May 4.

Note: The following blog includes SPOILERS to “The Assassination of Darth Vader.”

“I have lived through assassination attempts in the past. If those responsible are not dealt with in a fashion both immediate and ruthless and very, very public, it only emboldens others.”

Dark Horse has included a special Boba Fett and Darth Vader story in this year’s Free Comic Book Day giveaway, with “The Assassination of Darth Vader,” a story written by Brian Wood and illustrated by Ryan Odagawa.  

Taking place shortly before the events of A New Hope, we are immediately aboard Darth Vader’s Devastator. According to the narration, he is well aware what is about to unfold. Captain Torn orders a “robust” escort of Stormtroopers to accompany Vader to greet bounty hunter Boba Fett in the ship’s hangar.

Torn had his own agenda though, the escort is only a guise, part of a plan to overwhelm Darth Vader and take him out – motivations being, the thought that with Vader out of the picture, he could rise in the ranks of the Galactic Empire quicker.

Torn dispatches Tie Fighters to fire upon Darth Vader – an attack easily deflected with his Lightsaber, one fighter even crushed via the force. Boba Fett was arriving for “routine matters,” but as Vader remarks, the bounty hunter easily adapts to the situation and knows he’ll be compensated for an assist.

Boba Fett takes out the remaining fighters with the cannons on Slave I.

This story is nothing groundbreaking, but it’s fitting for a four page mini-adventure. It also provides another note in the tale of these men’s relationship. The respect and appreciation for events like this explains why Boba Fett is allowed to speak to Vader the way he does in the films – without suffering reprisal.

This title will be available at your local comic book store on May 4 in celebration of Free Comic Book Day. Also included in this comic is “Captain Midnight.”

In his toughest match since the Star Wars Character Tournament began, Boba Fett defeated Emperor Palpatine last night by 53 percent. This victory won Boba Fett a seat in the final four of the bracket tourney and pitting him against Darth Vader in today’s match-up.

So far, Boba Fett has defeated a fellow bounty hunter, his father and a Sith Lord. But can he stand up against the fallen Jedi – Darth Vader? It will surely be a close match-up – one in which we saw in the pages of “Enemy of the Empire.”

In that comic, Boba Fett used his clever tactics to gain an upper hand against Vader. If he pulls a win tonight, he’ll face either R2-D2 or Yoda in the final battle to determine the champion.

Let’s continue to rally and campaign for a win for #TeamBoba. We are so close to a final victory!