It’s not the end of summer yet, but we’ve caught a look at a few Boba Fett-oriented decorations for Christmas.
The first item comes from Kurt’s Adler – an officially licensed Boba Fett helmet light set. These bulbs are only for indoor use and would be perfect for your Star Wars or Mandalorian theme mini-tree. Good luck finding a retailer for this item though; I couldn’t locate a store within 100 miles of my city. You may have to hope to find these lights via the Internet.
Hallmark recently announced its Star Wars keepsake ornaments for 2014. Attendees at San Diego Comic Con received a first look at renderings of upcoming ornaments at the Hasbro booth. Note, these were just renderings – the actual items will not be one-dimensional as you see in the photo pictured right.
The company is releasing a LEGO Star Wars ornament of Boba Fett. I’ll definitely be picking up this ornament at my local Hallmark store, or online – whichever I find it first.
There will also be a Jango Fett ornament available, designed after his appearance in Attack of the Clones and standing 4.5’’ high and is slated to have a retail price of $14.95.
LEGO Boba Fett image is credited to RebelScum.com.
Here’s a round-up of all the Boba Fett related news from the past week or so. This is quite a month for our favorite bounty hunter, so rather than flood you with a series of posts, here are the highlights, including more news on SDCC and Celebration exclusives!
While making an appearance at a local convention in Cedar Falls last week, actor Jeremy Bulloch was joined by a chapter of Mandalorian Mercs to brighten the day of 7-year-old Jacob Fresher, a Star Wars fan who’s been fighting cancer the last two years. Jacob got to spend an hour with one of his heroes, received autographs and picked out his own souvenirs.
Gentile Giant announced it will offer an exclusive Boba Fett Deluxe Mini Bust at this year’s Sand Diego Comic Con. The bust is based off his appearance in Return of the Jedi and comes with multiple interchangeable arms, allowing numerous poses. Available at the Gentle Giant booth, this piece limited to 2,500 pieces is available for $150.
Another San Diego Comic Con exclusive this year includes Evel Fett, a 12-inch exclusive by Retro Outlaw. A mash-up of Boba Fett and iconic stuntman Evel Knievel, this figure features a removable cape and swagger stick. It’s available for $120 and the first 150 customers will also receive a free screen print.
LEGO announced its latest product from its Star Wars line, which features a Boba Fett Minifigure Keylight. This can be attached to your keychain and shines a light from the minifigure’s feet when its chest is pressed. I’ve yet to see a prototype of this item, so it’s not quite clear how bright the light actually is – but it still makes a great addition to your LEGO Star Wars collection.
Now on retail shelves is “Star Wars Mega Models,” a guide to building four papercraft models. The projects include a TIE Fighter, Boba Fett’s helmet, a miniature Yoda and Anakin’s Lightsaber. Most stores have this book on clearance for $11.04 and it can be found near other craft related Star Wars reference titles, including LEGO minifigure encyclopedias and origami guides.
My wife got me the LEGO Star Wars Dessert Skiff set for Valentine’s Day. This is an item I’ve had my eye on for a while now, so I was pretty excited to receive it.
LEGO has evolved quite a lot since I was a kid. Its licensed products are definitely the bread and butter that have kept them alive and strong over the years. This LEGO set captures the rescue scene from Return of the Jedi, where Jabba and friends condemn Luke Skywalker to 1,000 years in the belly of the Sarlacc.
The set includes the LEGO figures of Luke Skywalker, Lando Calrissian, Boba Fett and Kithaba. Of course, it also features the Dessert Skiff and Sarlacc Pit. The skiff has some cool functions, including a retractable plank, a firing missile and a weapons locker.
An instruction manual makes it easy to construct the skiff and the Sarlacc Pit. The set also comes with extra pieces, like the Sarlacc teeth, just in case you lose a few items. This is handy, especially if you’re buying this for children who may not be constructing these pieces for display; rather they end up in a toy box.
There’s amazing detail put into the characters and other items. It’s also easy to put together, I constructed my set in under an hour. There’s enough characters included, that the set offers plenty of imaginary scenarios to play with. You can run through a number of alternative outcomes to the scene, whereas anybody could end up in the mouth of the Sarlacc (which can open and close.)
Accessories for the LEGO figures include four blasters, a Lightsaber and axe. The Boba Fett minifigure comes with his jetpack and removable helmet – the case is the same for Lando. These LEGO sets are a ton of fun and easily accompany each other to create larger play sets to recreate scenes from the films or make your own adventures.
I highly recommend this LEGO set for collectors of any age. This is a good item to start with, which can supplement sets like Jabba’s Palace, etc.
Another addition to the LEGO Star Wars brand is the Boba Fett watch, which comes with a collectible LEGO figure of the infamous bounty hunter.
What kids will love about this watch is its customization, including two interchangeable bezels and the ability to size the watch band by removing yellow, brown, green and gray links – giving a nod to the nature of LEGO products.
The Boba Fett figure is accessorized with his jetpack, cape, blaster and removable helmet. All of these accessories can be removed or added, the range finder is moveable and a special stud allows the figure to be worn attached to the watch.
The watch’s face features an illustration of LEGO Boba Fett aiming his blaster and the time can be set by a simple dial. The face also shows all 12 hours, making it easy for children who are just learning to read the time of day.
Batteries are included with the watch, and it is also water resistant.
This product is ideal for children practicing to learn the difference between the hour hand, minute hand and time management. Instead of relying solely on digital devices to keep track of time.
Battle Orders is a free mobile app game based on the LEGO Star Wars toy line. In this game the user navigates Anakin Skywalker, Gold Leader and Obi-Wan Kenobi in space battles against the Galactic Empire, which is represented by Darth Maul, Boba Fett and Tie Pilots.
The game is confusing at first, because there’s no clear directions on how to play. However, the purpose of the game is to create Rebel Alliance bases on the various planets on the screen while simultaneously defending those bases from your enemy.
The bases are represented by LEGO blocks – red blocks for the Galactic Empire and blue blocks for the Rebel Alliance. You may also use secret weapons to attack empire bases by charging them through repeated attacks on the enemy.
The game is a fun way to kill time, but it grows stale after a while. I don’t see this as a game to play over a long span of time, but it may be more engaging to younger children who are fans of the LEGO Star Wars toy line.
“Wake up in a Mandalorian minute with Boba Fett in giant minifigure size! Wake up to Boba Fett, the fiercest bounty hunter in the Star Wars universe, sounding your alarm and never fear oversleeping again!”
That’s the tagline for LEGOs line of Star Wars themed alarm clocks. Boba Fett is one of the half dozen characters available and it stands almost 10 inches tall.
What’s nice about this item is the arms and legs move, so you can position the clock in any pose you’d like. Therefore, you can fit this item on any desk, table or bedside.
Boba Fett has a digital LCD display screen that shows the time and by pressing down on its head you can activate the light. The alarm clock comes complete with a snooze function, but parents may not want to suggest this feature to their kids to avoid missing the school bus!
The alarm is easily turned on and off by a rear tab. It is also easy to set and the alarm programming is visible underneath the current time.
All these features, snooze aside, are a great way to teach children time management in the morning. Plus, it’s a lot cooler than your average digital alarm clock.
The range finder on Boba Fett’s helmet is movable, but the clock sadly does not include the jet pack or cape. The retail price for this alarm clock is $29.99, but I found it on clearance at my local Kmart. In my opinion, it makes for a great addition to any playroom or geekcave.