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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Our childhood bed sheets defined our youth. Our generation has a strong nostalgia for the past, and that love is being evermore growing in modern home décor – even for present day kid items. The Pottery Barn is now selling a duvet set for children that features vintage style graphics for Star Wars.

The design strongly nods to what we had on our beds as kids – the bed and pillow covers feature a slew of classic characters, including Han Solo, Leia, Chewbacca, the droids, and most prominently – Darth Vader and Boba Fett. If I had a guest bed, I’d try and convince my wife to let us use this bed set – it comes in both, twin and full/queen size mattresses. The price ranges from $26-$109.

Something that would go great with the duvet bed spread, and also going with the Empire theme, is the Boba Fett MP3 speaker, available through Entertainment Earth. Perfect for the tech savvy kid, the speaker features dual input – either auxiliary input or USB. It’s a simple, clean design that easily adds character to your kid’s bedroom (or your own) for $29.99.

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.

Actor Daniel Logan shared a recent purchase from Craigslist on his Facebook Page - these vintage Boba Fett Underoos, which were all the rage in the 1980s. Ever wonder if little Mandalorians would wear similar pajamas when being tucked into bed?

Actor Daniel Logan shared a recent purchase from Craigslist on his Facebook Page - these vintage Boba Fett Underoos, which were all the rage in the 1980s. Ever wonder if little Mandalorians would wear similar pajamas when being tucked into bed?

Could Han Solo and Boba Fett be named couple of the year for 2013?

A few weeks ago rumors flew around the Internet about spin-off films featuring the smuggler and bounty hunter. Then at last week’s New York City Toy Fair, it was announced an exclusive 6-inch Black Series Boba Fett figure, toting Han Solo in Carbonite, would be available at the upcoming San Diego Comic Con.

(It has been confirmed Han Solo in Carbonite would only be available through the comic con, but it is unclear whether Boba Fett’s figure is also a special offer. Since he’s not been named in the first wave of figures in the new series, I’m leaning toward, yes.)

Hasbro also said it would release Boba Fett’s Slave I, with Han Solo in Carbonite, in traditional scale, as an Amazon.com exclusive this spring. The item is part of Hasbro’s Vintage Collection.

Additionally note, Boba Fett made an appearance in Dark Horse’s “Star Wars: In the Shadow of Yavin” #2, which hinted at future altercations between the smuggler and Fett throughout the story arc. Not to get off topic, but I’m still crossing my fingers the subplot will introduce a fresh angle to the two men’s relationship.

While it’s exciting to see new Boba Fett merchandise hit the shelves, I’m growing tired of how Hasbro executes the release of new figures and ships. Its common knowledge that Boba Fett’s was first offered as a mail-away offer through Kenner, and the controversial “missile firing action” tied to the toy.

If you take an inventory of past Boba Fett figures, quite a few have not been included in the base sets, but instead, have been obtained through special offers. Most often you have to purchase five Star Wars action figures and mail their proof-of-purchases.

Even action figures that aren’t mail-away offers are hard to find. Take for example the “Rise of Boba Fett” battle set, which included a young Boba Fett, Slave I in his father’s color scheme and a number of other figures and a star fighter. This set was an exclusive to Toys ‘R Us and not stocked very deep.

The Villain Set featuring Boba Fett, Snaggletooth and a Tusken Raider was a Target exclusive. There’s only a few recent examples of Fett action figures that have been found at multiple retailers and in decent quantities.

Due to the practice of releasing Boba Fett toys as exclusives or special offers, if you’re a targeted collector, like I am, this results in having to end up paying more in the second market. I hope that in future releases; if Hasbro continues to make it more difficult to grab Boba Fett merchandise they will at least execute their figure design in a new way.

Instead of another repaint of past figures, I want to see new accessories and molds. This is one reason I’m excited about the 6-inch Black Series action figure, and hope it will find its way into retail stores, rather than eBay or swap meets.

Hasbro appears to be putting a lot of effort and thought into the accessories in their 6-inch line. I’ve been musing upon what new weapons; items may be included in the Boba Fett figure. What are you hoping might be included with the 6-inch Boba Fett?

Another fun mash up - Boba Fett blended with The Jetsons. I especially like the illustration style of the blaster!

Another fun mash up - Boba Fett blended with The Jetsons. I especially like the illustration style of the blaster!