Posts Tagged ‘Boba Fett’

The History of Mandalorian Armor

Tom Hutchens | January 31, 2014
Early Mandalorian armor

Crusader armor (3996 BBY), Neo Crusader armor (cir 3060 BBY), and Supercommando armor (60 BBY).

Few sights strike as much fear and awe in the Star Wars universe as the sight of a Mandalorian warrior clad in traditional armor. Star Wars fans were first introduced to it with Boba Fett in The Empire Strikes Back, with its iconic helmet, sleek weaponry, and very cool jetpack helping to make the bounty hunter a fan favorite. Since then it has made appearances in subsequent Star Wars movies, television shows, books, comics, and games. The armor is, without a doubt, the most iconic symbol of Mandalorian culture.

Mandalorian armor is known as beskar’gam (iron skin) in the Mandalorian language, and is worn exclusively by warriors. It is worn by both men and women, and while it gives excellent protection, it also creates a common appearance regardless of species or gender. The highest quality sets are made by lightsaber-resistant beskar (Mandalorian Iron), but the exceptionally high cost and rarity of beskar has led to the use of durasteel, alum, and duraplast in armor production. Mandalorian metalsmiths have traditionally kepth the methods for working beskar into an alloy a highly guarded secret, but the element could be mixed with other metals such as ciridium to create a highly dense and almost indestructible set of armor. (a)


Becoming Boba: Coming to Terms with an Alter Ego

John "Dak" Morton | August 1, 2013

John Horton as Boba Fett

At Dak’s first Star Wars convention appearance back in 1997, a young fan, maybe 11, comes to his table and asks him to sign his Boba Fett photo. You know the one. Boba’s with Vader, Lando and Lobot in the passageway outside the carbon freezing chamber. Unsure of the protocol, Dak doesn’t know how to respond to this request. Several tables to his right at an angle facing him, Jeremy Bulloch is signing. Dak tells this young fellow to go ask permission from Jeremy. “He is Boba Fett. If he says it’s okay, then I’m good to sign your photo.” Several minutes later the lad makes it to the front of Jeremy’s line; they have a brief exchange; Jeremy looks Dak’s way and gives him the thumbs-up.


SWCVI: My first step into a larger world…

Daniel Logan | August 14, 2012
Me on stage at Celebration II with Temuera Morrison. Father & Son!

Me on stage at Celebration II with Temuera Morrison. Father & Son!

I attended my first Celebration in May of 2002, Celebration II in Indianapolis, IN (that was actually the first event of that type I ever attended). I had a blast! The attendees were all so enthusiastic about Star Wars and were very friendly to me. What a place to be… all Star Wars: fun activities and panels, people in amazing costumes, great merchandise to see. From that moment, I was hooked.


Boba Fett: Wedding Crasher? (Updated!) Team | June 4, 2007

According to KnoxNews in Tennessee, the Knoxville Convention Center was the site of not only AdventureCon this past weekend, but also a wedding most fans wouldn’t mind attending. The sci-fi and fantasy themed wedding of Jonathan Wollack and Rose Coe included Rebels, HALO soldiers, Mandalorians and other popular costumed characters, but also an appearance by Boba Fett — Jeremy Bulloch himself — in full armor. Check out this news report complete with pics.

Special thanks to for pointing out this item of not news.

Update: Hyperspace blogger Kellilla points us to some great photos here!