Halloween time usually brings about some new childrens costume...here is the beginnings of a TCW Young Boba.
A wretched hive of scum and villany for hire
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Ever wanted to know what it takes to join the ranks of the Notorious 501st Bounty Hunters Guild...then feast your eyes on the link below. We have been dilligently working on capturing the standards for many of our complex bounty hunter costumes. To date, we have finished Jango Fett, Dengar, and Aurra Sing.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
I am happy to announce we plan on once again presenting a Bounty Hunting in the Star Wars Universe panel, but this year we will be bringing on board some friends to help out. The Bounty Hunters panel will feature not only experts from the 501st Legion but also members from The Dented Helmet will be on hand to lend their expertsie on all things Boba, Jango and Zam.
The Guild is excited about this partnership and this panel promises to blow you away like a box of thermal detonators covered in fudge.
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Monday, February 28, 2011
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Thought it would be interesting to share with folks some of the reasons our folks picked a particular character. This time I will cover Jodo Kast:
To me, what made Boba Fett even more cool, was he had flaws. Yes, he was ruthless, efficient, but after his embarrassing fall in Return of the Jedi (where he should have died), you figured out he was 'only human.' Yes, he was skilled, he was awesome, but he eventually would meet his demise.
Then came the dreaded "Star Wars Expanded Universe Canon (EU)" Where characters can never die, always have to have some elaborate back story, and everyone is related or connected somehow. Boba Fett returns multiple times and is somehow a demi-god. He is able to fight the Dark Lord of the Sith in hand-to-hand combat (does ANYONE else think this is utterly absurd?!), defeated numerous bounty hunters simultaneously (4-Lom, Zuckuss, Bossk, "2" IG-88s?!), and simply cannot 'lose.' To my dismay, the coolest character in the Star Wars universe became "uber l33t' and a power-gamer...he is not allowed to lose. My problem with this is two fold:
First, there is no 'human' connection or sense of fear or danger. In the movies, you're watching Fett and wondering "Geez, I hope he doesn't die!" He appears very human, no super powers, nothing too extraordinary, etc. and you actually feel excitement and danger for the character.
Not in the EU I roll my eyes every time I read about Boba Fett. The guy can't be stopped, he somehow always "realizes" traps and plans that are set up for him (how the heck do you know that IG-88 -- let alone that there are TWO of them -- are waiting for you!??!), he can beat some of the top bounty hunters with ease, and can go toe-to-toe with Darth Vader. There is no sense of danger, outrageous plots and storyline, and I feel quite disconnect and actually laugh at the insipidness that unfolds.
Secondly, there is no more mystery of Boba Fett. What made Boba Fett so cool in the films was no one knew who he was. There was no need, it wasn't important. It made him all the more ruthless, more efficient, and cunning bounty hunter. If you wanted to portray him in your imagination...you could! Everyone had their own interpretations of Boba Fett and he could be anything you wanted him to be: some people could view him as a scumbag with no ties except only to bounties; others can make up his past and family, etc. The 'mystery' of Boba Fett was was simple and effective...sometimes less is more and that is exactly why Boba Fett ruled.
Now? You know EVERYTHING about him, as a child (this was a disappointment for me), how he's pretty much nothing more than a unaltered clone, etc. There is too much information, too many things are tangled and connected, and the more 'stories' the more outrageous and laughable they become.
What is known about Jodo Kast? Well, not too much: he was an ex-rebel special ops who was interested in credits, killed a "real" mandalorian Feskitt Bobb, and stole his armor and took up bounty hunting. That's pretty much all you know about him. He's human, has flaws (as Dengar 'kindly' pointed out....who got OWNED by Jodo Kast..don't get me started on Dengar), and eventually dies. Sounds like Boba Fett in the movies...which is exactly how he should have been.