The Biggest Superhero Films That Didn't Happen, Part 2
Comic Books, Film
With AR500 Armor’s Mandalorian ballistic armor, you’ll have no need for the Force.
In collaboration with Heckler & Koch, TEA Headsets, Sog Knives & Tools, Armasight, SureFire, Wilcox Industries Corp, Team Wendy and artist Ryan B. Flowers, body armor manufacturer AR500 Armor has produced a set of ballistic armor modeled after the Mandalorians, a fictional culture from the “Star Wars” universe. Notably, fan-favorite character Boba Fett was one of these nomadic warriors.
Your Star Wars fan cave may be tastefully decorated with framed movie posters and home to the only the rarest of action figures, but it may that special something that only these beautiful villain sculptures can provide.
Crafted from combinations of bronze, brass and dolomite by Hong Kong design studio Hidden Lab, these museum-quality busts of Darth Vader, Boba Fett and a Stormtrooper are even licensed by Lucasfilm.
Although the beats aren’t as much sick as they are headache-inducing, this Deadpool vs. Boba Fett edition of “Epic Rap Battles of History” delivers some good lines, some ranging from funny to borderline devastating.
“This is just the beginning of what’s to come in 2016,” Her Universe founder Ashley Eckstein explained to the Daily Dot. “We already have another ‘Star Wars’ fashion collection in development that is amazing and I really think it’s crazy how far Star Wars fashion has come over the past five years. I mean, we wanted a T-shirt five years ago and now we’re talking to Lucasfilm about full fashion collections. It’s exciting.”
The collection features designs based on characters from across the “Star Wars” universe and includes several dresses and jackets. The designs were inspired by Darth Vader (dress and jacket), BB-8 (jacket), Boba Fett (jacket), R2-D2 (sweater) and Princess Leia (dress), with a “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” tour shirt as well. Hit the jump to check out some photos of the collection.
The Star Wars saga is sometimes referred to as a “new mythology” or, more often, simply a modern classic. However, one artist has taken his praise for the franchise even further, reimagining some of its best-known characters as classic Greek sculptures.
The Mandalorian warrior Boba Fett is renowned as the best, and most feared, bounty hunter in the galaxy. But LEGO Boba Fett? Hands down, the cutest.
And Reddit user iqwertyi has brought the minifigure to full-size life with a terrific costume that was likely more difficult to create than you can imagine. Scaling up the proportions of the trademark minifigs can be tricky, but iqwertyi used a computer-aided design program to keep the measurements from going askew. And it only took him seven weekends.
ThinkGeek is offering tiny rechargeable Bluetooth speakers featuring Darth Vader, Boba Fett, Chewbacca and Captain Phasma. Did we mention they’re armed? Adorably armed?
Even after George Lucas
nearly ruined him revealed his backstory in the Star Wars prequels, Boba Fett retains a mystique that proves irresistible to fans — and fan-filmmakers. It was only a couple of months ago that the most feared bounty hunter in the galaxy was viewed through the lens of a spaghetti Western in “The Twelve Parsec Stare,” and now he’s back as the star of another, more traditional short.
And director Eric Demeusy‘s “Star Wars: The New Republic Anthology” is short: At just one minute and 25 seconds, it’s more like a trailer for a fan film — please let it be a trailer for a fan film! — but it’s pretty great, nonetheless.
As undeniably cool as Bandai’s reimagined ronin Boba Fett action figure is, maybe you’re more of a Star Wars traditionalist — the kind of Original Trilogy fan who prefers their bounty hunter mysterious, universally feared, and … about to be slowly digested over a thousand years. If that’s the case, you’re in luck.
Boba Fett is the most feared bounty hunter in feudal Japan in this fantastic addition to Bandai’s Meisho Movie Realization line of Star Wars action figures.
Sculpted by Takeyuki Takeya and Junichi Taniguchi, the Mandalorian warrior is reimagined as a lordless ronin, armed with a flintlock-style blaster, a sword, a removable backpack missile, four interchangeable hands, and an assortment of smaller blades.
Among George Lucas’ myriad influences for Star Wars was the 1968 Sergio Leone classic Once Upon a Time in the West, so it’s only fitting that Eric Raunio should embrace spaghetti Westerns for his short film “Boba Fett: The Twelve Parsec Stare.”
All the elements are in place as the mysterious bounty hunter tracks his target to a dusty saloon in a remote space port, where a banged-up little droid event whistles and chirps a bit of Ennio Morricone’s theme to The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.
If you didn’t quite buy that LEGO diorama explanation for how Boba Fett escaped the Great Pit of Carkoon (something to do with a Jawa distillery?), perhaps you’ll find the fan film “Star Wars: Beyond the Dune Sea” more convincing.
Written and directed by Oliver Thompson, the nine-minute short is at turns surreal — the talking disembodied head of a protocol droid? — and obviously low-budget, but clearly made with love for the characters and the Star Wars universe.
For a character who exuded such coolness in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, the once-mysterious Boba Fett suffered such a ludicrous death in Return of the Jedi — he tumbles into the sarlacc pit when a blind Han Solo accidentally ignites his rocket pack — that the fan-favorite bounty hunter just had to be resurrected … in the non-canonical Star Wars Legends, at least.
But surely he didn’t simply crawl out of the Great Pit of Carkoon, where he should’ve been slowly digested for more than a thousand years. That’s … well, as ridiculous as the way he entered. So how did Boba Fett do it? Dan Stoeffler has a theory, which he’s presented entirely in LEGO.
Last year we spotlighted a pretty stylish Dark Knight-inspired motorcycle helmet, but what if you prefer, say, The Punisher, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles or Wonder Woman to Batman? AirGraffix has you covered.
The Mattoon, Illinois-based company specializes in custom-painted helmets that can transform the rider into everyone from Goku and Deadpool to Iron Man and Spawn. It’s not all superheroes or comic books, either; there’s an assortment of Star Wars, Transformers and Power Rangers designs, for starters.
As Comic Book Resources noted earlier this month, painter Alex Ross is creating limited-edition variant covers for Marvel’s new Star Wars titles that will be sold exclusively through the artist’s online store at AlexRossStore.com. We’ve already seen the painting of Luke Skywalker created for Star Wars #1, but today ROBOT 6 can exclusively reveal the Alex Ross Store variant for Star Wars: Darth Vader #1.