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Even better... buuuuut.... :)
Or maybe they will be using the Ding Ding helmet 😆
You’re right. If the past is an indication this figure will be Mando’s body with Boba’s head. Which will be unfortunate because they could make an accurate version easily. We’ll see. Maybe they’ll surprise us 😂
 
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Always down for more Mandos! I missed out on the other ones that used the old Jango body...
 
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They could use Jangos helmet. No dent... ( to lazy to check ) is the range finder moveable ?🤔
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It's hard to see, but there is a slight dent on Jango's helmet (I think it was supposed to be due to fighting Kenobi).

I never got the "Gaming Greats" version, so not sure if there were any differences, but range finder was fixed on original. Worst part was how tall Hasbro made the "crown" of the helmet.
 
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It's hard to see, but there is a slight dent on Jango's helmet (I think it was supposed to be due to fighting Kenobi).

I never got the "Gaming Greats" version, so not sure if there were any differences, but range finder was fixed on original. Worst part was how tall Hasbro made the "crown" of the helmet.
GG Jango helmet is the same. I hope they don’t use that one. It looks worse than the ESB Boba helmet. You’re right, the crown is huge.
 
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Ah yes, how easily one forgets :)
The rangefinder is fixed though. Not movable.

They should be better suited to use Boba Fett's helmet from the ROTJ figure or even the mold they're using for the actual Mandalorian Fett figure.

Deathwatch helmets from the show were created from the Sideshow/Legacy ROTJ Boba Fett bust.
 
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They should be better suited to use Boba Fett's helmet from the ROTJ figure or even the mold they're using for the actual Mandalorian Fett figure.

Deathwatch helmets from the show were created from the Sideshow/Legacy ROTJ Boba Fett bust.

They haven't made the actual Mandalorian Fett figure yet? Or did I miss something?
 
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Wouldn’t say no to this figure. Mando’s will sell like hot cakes.
I know, right? Mandalorians sell briskly as a general rule, so one can only imagine how a Mando army-builder will fly off the shelves. 😁

You’re right. If the past is an indication this figure will be Mando’s body with Boba’s head. Which will be unfortunate because they could make an accurate version easily. We’ll see. Maybe they’ll surprise us 😂
If they can give Koska an entirely unique helmet, they can do it for this guy.

It's hard to see, but there is a slight dent on Jango's helmet (I think it was supposed to be due to fighting Kenobi).
It is. The divot mysteriously appears on his helmet about halfway through the fight on the landing platform on Kamino with no indication of how it got there...

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...but there exists a behind-the-scenes photo showing a cut sequence where Obi-Wan apparently strikes Jango across the top of his (helmeted) head with his lightsaber:

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Given that the dent is pretty much exactly the right size and shape to have been the imprint of a lightsaber blade, it looks like this is nothing less than G-Canon evidence that Mandalorian armour can hold up against lightsabers. 🤔

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I know, right? Mandalorians sell briskly as a general rule, so one can only imagine how a Mando army-builder will fly off the shelves. 😁


If they can give Koska an entirely unique helmet, they can do it for this guy.


It is. The divot mysteriously appears on his helmet about halfway through the fight on the landing platform on Kamino with no indication of how it got there...

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...but there exists a behind-the-scenes photo showing a cut sequence where Obi-Wan apparently strikes Jango across the top of his (helmeted) head with his lightsaber:

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Given that the dent is pretty much exactly the right size and shape to have been the imprint of a lightsaber blade, it looks like this is nothing less than G-Canon evidence that Mandalorian armour can hold up against lightsabers. 🤔

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I had always wondered about that mysterious dent. I han never seen that particular behind-the-scenes image. I wonder if that was the reason that Mandalorian Beskar was made lightsaber proof in Legends? (I think before Attack of the Clones Boba Fett's armor was durasteel for the longest time... until The Mandalorian confirmed it to be Beskar.)
 
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I had always wondered about that mysterious dent. I han never seen that particular behind-the-scenes image. I wonder if that was the reason that Mandalorian Beskar was made lightsaber proof in Legends? (I think before Attack of the Clones Boba Fett's armor was durasteel for the longest time... until The Mandalorian confirmed it to be Beskar.)
It might be the other way around, actually. Mandalorian Iron (later named "beskar" in the Mandalorian language that Karen Traviss created for the Republic Commando game and books) was first mentioned in the Tales of the Jedi comics in 1994, meaning it predates Jango Fett and Attack of the Clones in the SW universe by almost a decade (also, I think Jango and Boba's armours were identified as being composed of durasteel and duraplast, respectively, in various official guides, with Boba only upgrading to beskar in the Legacy of the Force novels, which were set about 40 years after the events of Star Wars: A New Hope).

Then again, there's also some indication that Lucas may have intended for Mandalorian armour to be lightsaber-resistant as early as Return of the Jedi, as a deleted sequence from that film had Luke hacking partway through Boba's rocketpack with his lightsaber, with the blade apparently being stopped by the armoured backing plate that the rocket machinery is mounted against. Though dropped from the final cut of the film, the damaged rocketpack can still be seen onscreen, and the prop built for the sequence is still known to exist (it apparently even appeared in the Special Edition of Return of the Jedi in the scene where Boba is flirting with Rystall and Lyn Me):

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It might be the other way around, actually. Mandalorian Iron (later named "beskar" in the Mandalorian language that Karen Traviss created for the Republic Commando game and books) was first mentioned in the Tales of the Jedi comics in 1994, meaning it predates Jango Fett and Attack of the Clones in the SW universe by almost a decade (also, I think Jango and Boba's armours were identified as being composed of durasteel and duraplast, respectively, in various official guides, with Boba only upgrading to beskar in the Legacy of the Force novels, which were set about 40 years after the events of Star Wars: A New Hope).

Then again, there's also some indication that Lucas may have intended for Mandalorian armour to be lightsaber-resistant as early as Return of the Jedi, as a deleted sequence from that film had Luke hacking partway through Boba's rocketpack with his lightsaber, with the blade apparently being stopped by the armoured backing plate that the rocket machinery is mounted against. Though dropped from the final cut of the film, the damaged rocketpack can still be seen onscreen, and the prop built for the sequence is still known to exist (it apparently even appeared in the Special Edition of Return of the Jedi in the scene where Boba is flirting with Rystall and Lyn Me):

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I've read those books (I didn't know about how Karen Travis "invented" beskar) But I also didn't know how far back "Mandalorian Metals" dated! The more you know! :D
 
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I can't wait to get the Helmet! I have been toying with the idea of posing a Black series next too each helmet, this might have sealed that deal.
 
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It might be the other way around, actually. Mandalorian Iron (later named "beskar" in the Mandalorian language that Karen Traviss created for the Republic Commando game and books) was first mentioned in the Tales of the Jedi comics in 1994, meaning it predates Jango Fett and Attack of the Clones in the SW universe by almost a decade (also, I think Jango and Boba's armours were identified as being composed of durasteel and duraplast, respectively, in various official guides, with Boba only upgrading to beskar in the Legacy of the Force novels, which were set about 40 years after the events of Star Wars: A New Hope).

Then again, there's also some indication that Lucas may have intended for Mandalorian armour to be lightsaber-resistant as early as Return of the Jedi, as a deleted sequence from that film had Luke hacking partway through Boba's rocketpack with his lightsaber, with the blade apparently being stopped by the armoured backing plate that the rocket machinery is mounted against. Though dropped from the final cut of the film, the damaged rocketpack can still be seen onscreen, and the prop built for the sequence is still known to exist (it apparently even appeared in the Special Edition of Return of the Jedi in the scene where Boba is flirting with Rystall and Lyn Me):

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Wow I never knew about this cut scene from ROTJ! Man how cool would that have been?!

Do you mind if I quote your post over to another forum?
 
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I've read those books (I didn't know about how Karen Travis "invented" beskar) But I also didn't know how far back "Mandalorian Metals" dated! The more you know! :D
Indeed. :)

I can't wait to get the Helmet! I have been toying with the idea of posing a Black series next too each helmet, this might have sealed that deal.
I like it! :D

Wow I never knew about this cut scene from ROTJ! Man how cool would that have been?!

Do you mind if I quote your post over to another forum?
Be my guest. ;)

For further reference, here's a page from the ROTJ storyboards (apparently first revealed here on the rebelscum boards by user vaccaros back in 2007) and some further discussion of the changes/cuts to the Sail Barge battle sequence (Boba was apparently going to have killed or at least wounded Chewie at some point, and get his hand cut off by Luke):

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Interestingly, the storyboarded sequence suggests that Luke is actually trying to force the lightsaber blade straight through Boba's torso, but is stopped by the Mandalorian armour. 🤔
 
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Indeed. :)


I like it! :D


Be my guest. ;)

For further reference, here's a page from the ROTJ storyboards (apparently first revealed here on the rebelscum boards by user vaccaros back in 2007) and some further discussion of the changes/cuts to the Sail Barge battle sequence (Boba was apparently going to have killed or at least wounded Chewie at some point, and get his hand cut off by Luke):

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Interestingly, the storyboarded sequence suggests that Luke is actually trying to force the lightsaber blade straight through Boba's torso, but is stopped by the Mandalorian armour. 🤔
Wow, you never stop learning 👍🏻 I new the images of the damaged jetpack before, but I always thought this is ment to be the damage done by Han.
Was pretty surprised when in the Mando show the JP has been repaired at that area.
 
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For further reference, here's a page from the ROTJ storyboards (apparently first revealed here on the rebelscum boards by user vaccaros back in 2007) and some further discussion of the changes/cuts to the Sail Barge battle sequence (Boba was apparently going to have killed or at least wounded Chewie at some point, and get his hand cut off by Luke):
So Fett was gonna suffer the traditional Star Wars "limb loss" that happens at least once per movie. XD
 
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Wow, you never start learning 👍🏻 I new the images of the damaged jetpack before, but I always thought this is ment to be the damage done by Han.
Was pretty surprised when in the Mando show the JP has been repaired at that area.
It's possible that the script was re-written so that the damage was supposed to be the result of Han dinging the rocketpack; the crew evidently packed some pyrotechnics into the cavity in the "damaged" rocketpack prop that were ignited when Harrison Ford hit Jeremy Bulloch (or his stuntman):

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However, looking closely at the actual prop, it's pretty obvious that it was made with the intention that the damage was caused by a beam of intense heat cutting into the pack, not an explosion pushing outward, as can be seen in the curious regularity of the cavity's distinctly oblong shape, its rounded (rather than jagged) edges, and the liberally-applied spatter, as you'd seen in the wake of something like a plasma torch cutting through metal:

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So Fett was gonna suffer the traditional Star Wars "limb loss" that happens at least once per movie. XD
There's an odd parallelism between Boba Fett and Darth Vader that goes back a very long ways. George Lucas originally conceived of Vader as a spacefaring bounty hunter, but although the character ultimately evolved a different direction, becoming perhaps the archetype of the "Dark Knight" in western popular culture, the figure of the bounty hunter continued to kick around in Lucas's brain, eventually emerging to seize upon the proposed Imperial "Super Troopers" concept for the then-upcoming The Empire Strikes Back and make it his own, reworking the pristine white armour designed by Ralph McQuarrie and Joe Johnston into the familiar battered green battlesuit:

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In ESB, Fett and Vader have an oddly familar relationship, with Vader apparently being well-acquainted enough with Fett's methods to single him out for a specific caveat about how the hunt for the Millennium Falcon and its crew is to be conducted ("no disintegrations"), and Fett apparently being confident enough in his relationship with Vader to openly complain that he's potentially being shortchanged by Vader's freezing Han Solo in carbonite, a gripe that Vader oddly takes in stride (after having spent a good preceding portion of the film throttling various subordinates who questioned his methods or otherwise provoked him), almost as if he was dealing with a younger sibling rather than a mercenary contractor. Much of Fett's behaviour and appearance stands as an inverse parallel of Vader's. Where Vader commands entire fleets, Fett is a loner. Where Vader's armour is pristine and monochrome, Fett's is battered and multicoloured. Where Vader is armed only with a lightsaber, Fett has seemingly no end of weapons secreted about his person, and so on and so forth.

With the advent of the prequels, the parallels continued to pile up, albeit no longer inversely, for the most part. Over the course of the Prequel Trilogy, we find that both Anakin Skywalker and Boba Fett are introduced as precocious 9-10 year-olds. Both are being raised by a single parent, to whom they are profoundly attached, and both are essentially unnatural beings, the one having been created by what amounts to a spontaneous act of God and the other artificially gestated in a tube. Both of them are profoundly affected by witnessing at first hand the violent deaths of their beloved parents (although where Anakin immediately flies into a rage, Boba is silently mournful and contemplative, perhaps to serve as a call-forward to ESB, where his cold-blooded cunning allows him to successfully track down the fugitive Rebels when Darth Vader and an entire Imperial Navy taskforce have failed).

I don't really know where Lucas was or is going with any of this, but if there's one thing I've learned about Star Wars over the past few years, it's that very little happens in Lucas's six movies without some kind of intense reasoning behind it. 🤔
 
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It's possible that the script was re-written so that the damage was supposed to be the result of Han dinging the rocketpack; the crew evidently packed some pyrotechnics into the cavity in the "damaged" rocketpack prop that were ignited when Harrison Ford hit Jeremy Bulloch (or his stuntman):

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However, looking closely at the actual prop, it's pretty obvious that it was made with the intention that the damage was caused by a beam of intense heat cutting into the pack, not an explosion pushing outward, as can be seen in the curious regularity of the cavity's distinctly oblong shape, its rounded (rather than jagged) edges, and the liberally-applied spatter, as you'd seen in the wake of something like a plasma torch cutting through metal:

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There's an odd parallelism between Boba Fett and Darth Vader that goes back a very long ways. George Lucas originally conceived of Vader as a spacefaring bounty hunter, but although the character ultimately evolved a different direction, becoming perhaps the archetype of the "Dark Knight" in western popular culture, the figure of the bounty hunter continued to kick around in Lucas's brain, eventually emerging to seize upon the proposed Imperial "Super Troopers" concept for the then-upcoming The Empire Strikes Back and make it his own, reworking the pristine white armour designed by Ralph McQuarrie and Joe Johnston into the familiar battered green battlesuit:

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In ESB, Fett and Vader have an oddly familar relationship, with Vader apparently being well-acquainted enough with Fett's methods to single him out for a specific caveat about how the hunt for the Millennium Falcon and its crew is to be conducted ("no disintegrations"), and Fett apparently being confident enough in his relationship with Vader to openly complain that he's potentially being shortchanged by Vader's freezing Han Solo in carbonite, a gripe that Vader oddly takes in stride (after having spent a good preceding portion of the film throttling various subordinates who questioned his methods or otherwise provoked him), almost as if he was dealing with a younger sibling rather than a mercenary contractor. Much of Fett's behaviour and appearance stands as an inverse parallel of Vader's. Where Vader commands entire fleets, Fett is a loner. Where Vader's armour is pristine and monochrome, Fett's is battered and multicoloured. Where Vader is armed only with a lightsaber, Fett has seemingly no end of weapons secreted about his person, and so on and so forth.

With the advent of the prequels, the parallels continued to pile up, albeit no longer inversely, for the most part. Over the course of the Prequel Trilogy, we find that both Anakin Skywalker and Boba Fett are introduced as precocious 9-10 year-olds. Both are being raised by a single parent, to whom they are profoundly attached, and both are essentially unnatural beings, the one having been created by what amounts to a spontaneous act of God and the other artificially gestated in a tube. Both of them are profoundly affected by witnessing at first hand the violent deaths of their beloved parents (although where Anakin immediately flies into a rage, Boba is silently mournful and contemplative, perhaps to serve as a call-forward to ESB, where his cold-blooded cunning allows him to successfully track down the fugitive Rebels when Darth Vader and an entire Imperial Navy taskforce have failed).

I don't really know where Lucas was or is going with any of this, but if there's one thing I've learned about Star Wars over the past few years, it's that very little happens in Lucas's six movies without some kind of intense reasoning behind it. 🤔
This is so well written BlasTech, an enjoyable read. Those original props are real works of art. A forensic fun trail of facts.

Here's a quick snapshot for comparison of GG Jango, recently found him loose. Agree with others the helmet is huge, similar issue to the deluxe Boba seemingly squished also. Might have to give that the hot water treatment. Nice to have that ding discussed. Always wondered also. Nice work (y)

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Thanks for the kind words, everyone. I'm glad that you found my little digression interesting. ☺️

and thank you for the 'nerd out', much appreciated. i love lore, and listening to folks that have more knowledge than i do in the lore.
 
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According to Starwars.com this figure as well as Mando Ahsoka are going to be available tomorrow on the 27th of October.

We've got an image of the figure and it looks pretty good- seemingly a heavy retool of The Black Series Mandalorian.

Also the Yakface link-
https://yakfaceforums.com/main/2021/10/26/new-tvc-and-tbs-revealed-for-bring-home-the-bounty/
*edit*
Apparently the information is for TVC figure. My mistake.
Although the "Holo-image" at each weeks placeholder from the BHYB-campaign doesn't exactly spoil whats coming, I bet next week, with the portrait of Ahsoka, they will show us TBS Corvus Snips🙏🙏🙏
 
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