The Book of Boba Fett 3.75” Wishlist Thread

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I had the benefit of seeing the OT in the theater when it was released, albeit as a kid. And the documentary "From Star Wars To Jedi" was one of the big things that got me interested in working in media. Having done so since the 90's gives you some insight into the process, even looking on as a member of the audience. Some criticism of Star Wars projects has been warranted. But there are plenty of armchair critics who have never produced ANYTHING, and are very likely to churn out something like Patton Oswalt's filibuster on Parks & Rec as their story ideas, and they'll be serious as a heart attack.

People have DECADES of their own head canon wrapped around Boba Fett. When the reality is that the character had very limited screen time in the OT and PT. And the most that he had been fleshed out in film or TV had been in the Clone Wars animated series. Favreau, Filoni and Rodriguez still had an uphill battle to make this series in light of the way so many fans perceive Boba Fett. And this running around in circles is a perfect example of that.

I'm done with show conversation about the broad strokes. Because countless people cannot get over their own head canon.
A degree specialising in narrative filmmaking also gives you some insight into the process, whether as a member of the audience or in pre-production, on set, or in the edit. And I agree that yes, you get a lot of armchair critics that don't fully grasp what they're talking about.

That aside (since it's completely unrelated to your original post), what about the criticisms that don't involve perceptions of how Boba Fett *should* act? These might include...
  • Uneven plot structure, with the Tusken Raider flashbacks of the first half of the show having no payoff besides a weak jibe in Fett's final fight against a hastily introduced antagonist.
  • Painfully on the nose (and sometimes just painful) dialogue.
  • Poorly established stakes. What happens if Fett loses? Wins? We have no idea how the events of the series will affect Mos Espa because we have no idea what life there was like before or why it needed to change.
  • How did Fett change internally over the course of the season? How did that match the changes his actions affected in the story world?
Or maybe it's me and my own blind spots. Perhaps the fact the George Lucas built Star Wars on classical storytelling motifs has led me to build a head canon that a Star Wars story created by professional filmmakers should have an inherently sound narrative. You tell me.

Episode 5 is still up there as one of my favourite Mando episodes, before you think I'm just a blind hater. And Episode 7 has some gleefully fun bits (like Boba and Din making their stand against the Pykes, or the Rancor versus the giant droid). But the latter moments are eye candy, not story.
 
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I'm done with show conversation about the broad strokes. Because countless people cannot get over their own head canon.
This is the most useless, dismissive comment ever. The only people who don't like the show do so because of their "head canon" about Boba Fett? Laughable and ridiculous and it gives a pass to all the horrible crap writing this show foisted on its audience.

I have zero interest in Fett as a character. Absolutely no "head canon" whatsoever. Never cared about his EU exploits, never once hoped to see him survive what should have been the characters' definitive death in ROTJ.

That has absolutely zip to do with how badly this show was written from the jump.
 
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I'm in the minority I really liked the show. I got 60s Western Spaghetti vibes mixed with Sopranos written for a Disney Audience. Listen, I love Boba Fett. I do Boba Fett commissions, I have multiple painted high end helmets, and a 1:1 statue. Heck, even a tattoo! I agree that there are criticisms that are fair for the show. No sense of time (how long was Boba in the Sarlacc, with Tuskens, etc) but when he wanted to stop being a Bounty Hunter and wanted to be his own boss... I felt that in my soul. I feel that the criticism of those who are living in EU stories or their own expectations are also fair. I am hoping for a Season 2 and having Boba appear in Mandalorian S3.

To give you an idea...

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This thread stepped in some pudu.

Anyway, a quick reorganization of my Top 5 BOBF wants in order of their viability. Not including 8D8 as I think he's coming regardless on a ROTJ card.

I'll take any, mind you, but the Throne room reveal altered this list some.

1. Black Krrsantan. He'll pose nicely in the throne playset
2. Peli Motto - Please Hasbro get this whacky woman and her entire metallic entourage into TVC
3. Cobb Vanth - I want a normal one before the cyborg one down the road
4. Cad Bane - He just looks cool despite limited screen time
5 .Drash and Skad with their rides - They're part of Boba's gang and aren't going anywhere. Plus they can go in the Throne room set. The rest I can do without

The Pykes dropped out. They are cannon fodder like the Mando pirate enemies that never got made.

The Tuskens dropped out but I still want the female warrior, just not top 5 anymore.

Sanctuary characters also dropped down the list. But I'll gladly buy any and all.

Between the Freetown Speeder, Skorponok(?) Droid, N1, and Rancor w/improved articulation and harness chains, there's plenty bigger item opportunities for Hasbro to consider.
 
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I'm in the minority I really liked the show. I got 60s Western Spaghetti vibes mixed with Sopranos written for a Disney Audience. Listen, I love Boba Fett. I do Boba Fett commissions, I have multiple painted high end helmets, and a 1:1 statue. Heck, even a tattoo! I agree that there are criticisms that are fair for the show. No sense of time (how long was Boba in the Sarlacc, with Tuskens, etc) but when he wanted to stop being a Bounty Hunter and wanted to be his own boss... I felt that in my soul. I feel that the criticism of those who are living in EU stories or their own expectations are also fair. I am hoping for a Season 2 and having Boba appear in Mandalorian S3.

To give you an idea...

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Right there with you. I've got my Fett tattoos and all that. I was a Fett fan before it was cool - and when it wasn't cool anymore - and cool again - and now whatever it is. The entirety of my "high end" collection is all Fett based.

This show was absolute perfection in my opinion. While I love The Mandalorian (frankly it saved Star Wars as we know it) I almost feel as if I actually enjoyed this side story even more.
 
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Honestly the most important aspect for me was they didn't go back into the OT era and rewrite him in ESB/ROTJ.

Cad Bane confirmed he was a cold blooded killer and we watched him try and take control of his life and become his own boss. You know how many middle managers I've had in my short career that I questioned how they got there and if I should go into business on my own? We've probably have all felt that.

Plus I got more Boba content that I can watch over and over, he'll be back for Mandalorian S3 and perhaps a Second Season. More Boba is more Boba Merchandise and that makes me a happy panda.
 
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This thread stepped in some pudu.

Anyway, a quick reorganization of my Top 5 BOBF wants in order of their viability. Not including 8D8 as I think he's coming regardless on a ROTJ card.

I'll take any, mind you, but the Throne room reveal altered this list some.

1. Black Krrsantan. He'll pose nicely in the throne playset
2. Peli Motto - Please Hasbro get this whacky woman and her entire metallic entourage into TVC
3. Cobb Vanth - I want a normal one before the cyborg one down the road
4. Cad Bane - He just looks cool despite limited screen time
5 .Drash and Skad with their rides - They're part of Boba's gang and aren't going anywhere. Plus they can go in the Throne room set. The rest I can do without

The Pykes dropped out. They are cannon fodder like the Mando pirate enemies that never got made.

The Tuskens dropped out but I still want the female warrior, just not top 5 anymore.

Sanctuary characters also dropped down the list. But I'll gladly buy any and all.


Between the Freetown Speeder, Skorponok(?) Droid, N1, and Rancor w/improved articulation and harness chains, there's plenty bigger item opportunities for Hasbro to consider.

Totally agree that some of the characters I thought were going to be "no brainers" are kinda far from my mind now.

1-Krrsantan
2-Pelli Motto (technically could be on a The Mandalorian card)
3-Cobb Vanth (technically could be on a The Mandalorian card)
4-Cad Bane
5-N1 Metallic Wizard
6-The Rancor
7-Drash and Skad
8-Female Tusken
9-Tusken Chief
10-oddly enough...the Mayor's Majordomo
 

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@HothHan We are on the same page with that Top 10.

Honorable mention as we might see more of them in the future:

1. Weequay Bartender, though I want the whole Freetown Bar to be honest and may custom make one some day
2. Freetown lady w/rebel-style headgear that teams up with Drash. She has a cool freedom fighter look and could hang out in the sentence above.
 
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What is this head cannon everyone is talking about, which episode is it in, why does everyone keep misspelling it, does it come with a figure, and when do pre-orders go up?

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That aside (since it's completely unrelated to your original post), what about the criticisms that don't involve perceptions of how Boba Fett *should* act? These might include...
  • Uneven plot structure, with the Tusken Raider flashbacks of the first half of the show having no payoff besides a weak jibe in Fett's final fight against a hastily introduced antagonist.
  • Painfully on the nose (and sometimes just painful) dialogue.
  • Poorly established stakes. What happens if Fett loses? Wins? We have no idea how the events of the series will affect Mos Espa because we have no idea what life there was like before or why it needed to change.
  • How did Fett change internally over the course of the season? How did that match the changes his actions affected in the story world?
Everyone is allowed to like or not like anything. And these (as well as others) are valid critiques of the show. But as someone who generally really liked it, I'll respond:

1. There was a lot of payoff for the Tusken time for me through Boba's character. It was his time with the Tusken's that pushed him to want to connect with and build a community, instead of just being the loner that he was raised to be by his single dad who would leave him alone on Kamino (see other flashbacks). We saw him try to connect and grow with crews as a young teen in TCW episodes, but it's clear he never had a real family or community until his time with the Tuskens. In losing that, he got a drive to try to build something communal and functional, even prioritizing that above a thirst for revenge in the first almost-duel with Cad Bane. Basically, people keep asking (in the show and in the audience) why Boba is acting so soft now, and the answer is because of that "uneven" time showing his experiences with the Tuskens.

1b. The critique I would have is that, ultimately, it feels a little like fridging to just kill off everyone in that tribe, especially the warrior and the child he had grown close to. I wish that had more of a payoff.

2. Can't really counter this -- there was some clunky dialogue in there. Guess it comes down to how much that bothers someone.

3. If Fett loses, the Pykes take over Mos Espa and, presumably, the whole planet. I'll admit it's not fully clear how bad that is in comparison to when it was run by the Hutts. But Pelli talked about how things had gone to crap in Mos Eisely since the Pykes took over, Cobb Vanth made it clear that the Pyke presence was an escalation of intrusiveness into his territory, and we never saw or heard of the Hutts wiping out a tribe of Tuskens. So...it would have been bad for the people who live there. Those are the stakes.

3b. Would have liked a liiiiiittle more clarity on Boba's connection to the stakes. Does he care because he cares about the people of the planet due to his Tusken experience? A general sense of justice? Or just because he wants to form a more functioning and profitable leadership group with his fellow hunters? There are hints of all of that, but it could have come together a little more cleanly.

4. See answer for 1. I think the big change is a shift from self-interest (in reclamation or revenge) to doing something for a wider cause. Again, as I say in 3b, it's murky...but I do think it's there.

All IMO, of course.
 
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I saw that Throne Room playset and thought "if it's around $80 or $90, I think I might jump for it, especially if tonight's episode incorporates it somehow" then I saw the price and I banished the thought so fast and hard, it might as well have been something I just imagined!

I still want Black Krrsantan and Cobb Vanth in this scale. But i would also buy Peli and the female Tusken Warrior in this scale, but probably not in 6".
 
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This thread stepped in some pudu.

Anyway, a quick reorganization of my Top 5 BOBF wants in order of their viability. Not including 8D8 as I think he's coming regardless on a ROTJ card.

I'll take any, mind you, but the Throne room reveal altered this list some.

1. Black Krrsantan. He'll pose nicely in the throne playset
2. Peli Motto - Please Hasbro get this whacky woman and her entire metallic entourage into TVC
3. Cobb Vanth - I want a normal one before the cyborg one down the road
4. Cad Bane - He just looks cool despite limited screen time
5 .Drash and Skad with their rides - They're part of Boba's gang and aren't going anywhere. Plus they can go in the Throne room set. The rest I can do without

The Pykes dropped out. They are cannon fodder like the Mando pirate enemies that never got made.

The Tuskens dropped out but I still want the female warrior, just not top 5 anymore.

Sanctuary characters also dropped down the list. But I'll gladly buy any and all.

Between the Freetown Speeder, Skorponok(?) Droid, N1, and Rancor w/improved articulation and harness chains, there's plenty bigger item opportunities for Hasbro to consider.
Honestly was getting a bit worried how it looked like everyone was going to get taken out, especially after GG's perished. And then Krrsantan being pinned down and coming off last weeks episode with Cobb and Deputy being taken out. So it was good to see those two survived but I would have cheered aloud had those Biker Kids all died!
 

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^ A couple of them bit it. By my count there are still five left since the group expanded for the finale.
 
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With Boba O'Riley (Teenage Wasteland) sound chip, magnetized base "floating" ripcord Vespas, and swap-able limbs and "Mods"" 😄

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I still want a retro BOBF wave.

Boba Fett (Desert Nomad)
Fennac Shand
Tusken Chieftain
Garsa Fwip
Mok Shaiz (The Mayor of Mos Espa)
Peli Motto*

*Unfortunately… as the design of them is so bland… I suspect we’d be saddled with a Pike figure instead of Peli. But having appeared in so many eps now to great effect, Peli is more than worthy of a Retro Fig.

PS — I’d love a Three Pack done in the style of the old Kenner Multipacks of the other three Classic Cantina aliens done in the style of their Book of Boba Fett appearances.

Orange Greedo (Tusken Prisoner)
Walrus Man (Alliance Betrayer)
Snaggletooth. (Sanctuary Patron.)

Having all new Retro figs of classic Kenner Cantina aliens would be really damn cool and sell like crazy!!
 
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It was interesting to note that 8d8 had some new leg plating in the season finale. Now I want 2 new figures of him (with and without leg plating) that are as well articulated as IG-11. I do hope he survived the attack on the Sanctuary.
 
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On topic:

For this last episode, I'd want the Droideka and the Rancor w/Fett. I know, fat chance on those.

Pelli's rickshaw would also be fun.

Weequay bartender dude.
And I'm turning around on the Quadro gang. Maybe the girl and black guy. I just noticed the girl has a robot arm. Pretty cool.

Maybe a Pyke soldier?
 
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the huge problem with hasbro is that they re literally a year too late with product. They only started to announce Mando season 2 figures and i'm figuring they will release book of book of boba figures in the end of 2022 aside from the couple that are going to be released this spring that are actually characters introduced in Mando 2.

hasbro has dropped the ball on disney plus SW shows ever since the Child first showed his little face. The razorcrest has been blown up for over a year. People are stooping to repaint their old naboo starfighters.

And they have to never to raise prices.....

This hasbro regime wouldn't have been able to handle the prequels. Darth maul would have been dead for a year before you saw a figure of him. I can't wait for the beskar spear to come out in 2023! lol
 
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Plenty of cool figs could come out of this line ! Off the top of my head , I'd like :

Tuskin Chief ( I work with the actor's Father ) so I have to get his fig !
Tuskin warrior chick
Pike leader
Mayor
Garza
Gam guards
Machete rancor keeper
Newbacca
Cob Vanth
Peli and her rickshaw
Cad MF Bane !
Rancor with Boba on top
Mando's N1 starfighter
New bantha
New sandcrawler with removable dragon skull.



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Hasbro checked an item off many wish lists with Jabba/Boba's throne in the larger playset category.

The next category needing attention is beasts, and I'd certainly love a new or tweaked reissue Bantha for new media as well.

I have a feeling that this time next year we are going to be putting a Mythosaur on our lists...
 
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I loved the show but still its a pretty short list for me.

Cad Bane
Krrsantan
Rancor & Boba Fett from finale

Maybe Cobb Vanth but I want to see how he gets modded first
 
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the huge problem with hasbro is that they re literally a year too late with product. They only started to announce Mando season 2 figures and i'm figuring they will release book of book of boba figures in the end of 2022 aside from the couple that are going to be released this spring that are actually characters introduced in Mando 2.

hasbro has dropped the ball on disney plus SW shows ever since the Child first showed his little face. The razorcrest has been blown up for over a year. People are stooping to repaint their old naboo starfighters.

And they have to never to raise prices.....

This hasbro regime wouldn't have been able to handle the prequels. Darth maul would have been dead for a year before you saw a figure of him. I can't wait for the beskar spear to come out in 2023! lol
While I do feel that same frustration, I don't think you understand the fundamental difference between now and when the PT was made. The PT had the luxury of a Movie every three years which gave Hasbro plenty of time to develop the line, with D+content they literally have no time to develop anything prior to the show. Other than possibly the main characters for which we already know what they look like, but any surprises that LFL wants to keep under wraps not so much. Since it takes about 18 months to design and produce a figure it's unrealistic to think the can cover these shows like they did the movies, or any Movie that only has a 12month lead time from the last movie as it spreads resources too thin.

Would I like to see more coverage and sooner? Yes Is it going to happen? Not likely.
 
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