Some new Valentine’s Day items are hitting stores, featuring our favorite bounty hunter. The coolest of these items is a heart-shaped collector’s tin.
While it holds eight lollipops for your sweetheart, the real treasure is the amazing comic art featured on the top of the tin – fully colored pop-art from Marvel-era Star Wars comics has been the trend this year for officially licensed seasonal products.
This tin could easily be repurposed for your needs, I’ve been using it to store my smaller collectibles like dog tags, minifigures and Fighter Pods.
If your Valentine is a LEGO fan, then they’d also love the LEGO Star Wars Valentine cards, brought to us by Hallmark. The set includes four designs, with eight cards of each design in the box. The Boba Fett card includes images of the Boba Fett minifigure and LEGO Slave I soaring in the background.
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One of my favorite holiday pastimes this month was the LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar. If you’re looking for more LEGO fun, then you may be interested in playing the Advent Calendar video game at Lego.com.
To get the fullest experience from this game, you’ll want to use the secret codes attached to each day’s box from the physical calendar – when peeling away each square, a code is printed on the bottom right-hand corner of the building instructions. These codes unlock characters and ships in the online game.
The game play is smooth and easy to grasp. Use the arrows to move your character and the spacebar to fire your weapon. It’s very reminiscent of the 16-bit Nintendo games like Mario Brothers. There graphics also run smoothly, so there’s no lag or buffering that Hasbro’s Fighter Pods online game suffered.
My favorite element of this game is playing with Jango Fett running around in a Santa Claus suit. You can still play this game online, even if you haven’t purchased the Advent Calendar – Jango is a default character and can be played with immediately – but entering codes to unlock other characters just enriches the experience.
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.