According to RebleScum.net, an AFA graded Rocket Fett Prototype was stolen from Rebelscum owner Phillip Wise’s Star Wars museum. If you run in the big-kid collector’s crowd, be on the lookout for this piece.
A long time ago, on TVs far, far away, a great adventure took place. It was November 17th in 1978, well over a year after Star Wars was released as a rave success. I was eight years old and, like the rest of the nation (perhaps the world), was STARVING for more Star Wars. The Force was strong with me and it awakened something new in my life. It was the true blossoming of my Geekness.
I found these guys yesterday, at a local shop. The price tag for the lot was a bit large until I saw that Brown Snake and cane of Yoda’s. He also has “Pac-Man” eyes. That was the deal maker for me. I was able to get the set for 10% less than marked. There are twenty-one figures, and many of those are ones that I have already. I’ll be posting those on Etsy and looking for a Jedi Knight Luke [loose / incomplete] since I now have all three of his accessories.
As for the Yoda, I’ll definitely be parting with that one. It will pay for the purchase, plus it isn’t the one I had when I was a kid. The one I grew up with was the orange snake common version and that’s the one that I would rather have again.
This is a pretty cool video. It’s nothing new. It’s been around forever but it is always fun to revisit. Like millions of other kids from the 70’s, my first introduction to Boba Fett was the best part of the overly maligned ‘Holiday Special’. It was the most memorable part of the show. I had a Anniversary Edition McQuarrie prototype but I had to sell it on Ebay. Recently I was able to pick up a Walgreen’s Exclusive Prototype Black Series without getting over charged.
From StarWars.Com’s Official YouTube Channel:
Many have seen the early Ralph McQuarrie sketches of Boba Fett sporting the all-white helmet and armor. What you haven’t seen is the original white Fett costume in action. A videotape was rolling to capture “proto Fett’s” reveal to Lucas and company at the filmmaker’s home on June 28, 1978. In the video, sound designer Ben Burtt “hosts” Fett’s reveal, describing the different weapons, functions, and characteristics of the costume (worn by Empire’s assistant film editor Duwayne Dunham for the test).
So, today I am 45. In 5 more years I’ll be 50. 15 more years I’ll be 60. I am half way to 90! I’m married with no children. My job prospects are looking pretty good right now. Oh, and I am still a raging Geek.
Will I ever grow up? I don’t even know what that means. Does it mean “become a humorless jerk”? Not more toys, toons, games and comics? No thanks. Whomever made the idea of a “Grown Up” is pretty much a looser in my book. Life is has enough reality in it, why beg for more?
So, I am 45 and still a Nerdy Geek from the Dork side: I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Live Long, Prosper and May the Force be with You… Always.
~ Darran @Jedi_Knut Hight
Who would have thunk it? Starting off with a stand alone Boba Fett movie? Wow! I could have never imaged them starting strong with one of their strongest characters. Oh wait. No brainer! I couldn’t happier that they didn’t start with a “coming of age” Han Solo or Yoda movie. Fett is the opening salvo and should be a KO with Kasdan writing it.