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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We’ve written an editorial in response to the recent Boba Fett feature in Star Wars Insider #146. We’ve also announced our own investigative feature story on the multi-generational popularity of Boba Fett, read the whole editorial at BobaFett.com for details on how you may weight in.

The latest issue of Star Wars Insider is now available on newsstands, featuring a cover story on how Boba Fett’s popularity has endured and flourished over the last 30 plus years. As a contributing member of the Boba Fett community, I was left wanting.

In September, Jonathan Wilkins, Star Wars Insider editor, alerted followers of an upcoming Boba Fett feature on his Twitter account. He prompted fans to weigh in on a singular question: Why do you think Boba Fett is so popular? I imagined this was an initial way to mine data for early stages of research, but turned out to only be used to generate sidebar content.

The article did a well enough job explaining Boba Fett’s in-universe adventures, from his debut in the Holiday Special to his life in the Expanded Universe. But was any of the information new or insightful? No, it was nothing that couldn’t already be found on Wookipedia. While it looked at one writer’s ongoing appreciation for Boba Fett, the story failed to look at the character’s fandom as a whole.

Read the entire editorial at BobaFett.com.

This 7-inch customized figure is a mashup of Kevin Smith’s character, “Silent Bob,” and Boba Fett. It was designed and created by Washington based artist Wade Schin. It was showcased at “Crazy4Cult5,” an exhibition at Gallery1988 in California during summer 2011. More than 100 artists tackled popular culture in this unique show.

This 7-inch customized figure is a mashup of Kevin Smith’s character, “Silent Bob,” and Boba Fett. It was designed and created by Washington based artist Wade Schin. It was showcased at “Crazy4Cult5,” an exhibition at Gallery1988 in California during summer 2011. More than 100 artists tackled popular culture in this unique show.

A parody of Edward Hopper’s “Nighthawks.” This painting includes Boba Fett sitting isolated at the far end if the diner’s bar. Who wouldn’t want to hang a framed copy of this over a futon or couch in their geekcave!