Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular weekly roundup of all the toys you’ll want to blow your paycheck on, instead of buying groceries, paying rent, or other more responsible purchases. This week we’ve got an Imperial entry in Sphero’s line of interactive droids, a cartoon version of Boba Fett, and a bunch of New…
Everyone loves Boba Fett. He’s the coolest looking bounty hunter in the galaxy. Paramount among his fans, however, seems to be Star Wars creators who continually put the bounty hunter on the periphery of seemingly ever major Star Wars story there is.
Yesterday, we brought you more details on From a Certain Point of View, a new 40th Anniversary Star Wars anthology tale gathering short stories set in and around the events of A New Hope. The audiobook just had its cast announced, and includes a surprising star: Jon Hamm as the legendary bounty hunter Boba Fett.
And that’s not all. Obi-Wan’s life after death is just one of 40 stories in Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View, which features several major characters and events in the Star Wars universe.
We still know very little about how Steven Spielberg is adapting Ernie Cline’s Ready Player One. We know the cast and that it’s coming out March 30, 2018, but that’s about it. However, now we know T.J. Miller is playing a role invented for the film, and that the character is a huge Star Wars fanatic.
Unless there’s a new movie, it’s rare for Star Wars fans to learn something new about old Star Wars content. That changes at Star Wars Celebration, which is where Star Wars Rebels and Clone Wars producer Dave Filoni chose to reveal an unfinished, unaired snippet from The Clone Wars featuring two popular characters.
Back in 2015, Lucasfilm almost announced an official Boba Fett movie, complete with teaser trailer.
Batman and Boba Fett are basically internet fandom’s fever dream: they’re both the unbeatable badasses of their respective universes (although Boba Fett is still kind of a chump, and Batman’s been beaten more than a fair share of times). So how they’d fare against each other is a question often asked—and Alex Ross has…
Tom Spina Designs is back with another custom Star Wars-inspired coffee table. The studio’s previous efforts recreated The Empire Strikes Back’s Wampa Ice Cave, but its latest creation is a little more gruesome, putting The Return of the Jedi’s Sarlacc Pit in your living room—complete with a barely alive Boba Fett…
So this is what collecting action figures has come to? Apparently some Star Wars aficionados aren’t content with 3.75 or even 12-inch figures in their collection. They demand something grander and even more elite, which is why a life-size Boba Fett action figure can now be had for just shy of $8,500.
Yesterday we mistakingly declared that a bouquet of tiny dinosaurs was the best Valentine’s Day gift—we were wrong. If you really want someone to know you love them, or you’re sorry, or you’re trying to rule the galaxy, it’s better said with a bouquet of assorted Star Wars characters.
Behold the GalacTac Project, an armor prototype being designed by AR5000 that happens to look just a tad like everyone’s favorite Star Wars bounty hunter. But look fast.
We’re anxiously awaiting Elizabeth Hand’s next novel, Hard Light. But in the meantime, did you know she was also a prolific author of tie-in novels? In an article for the Washington Post, she explains how she wrote the novelization of Twelve Monkeys, and that opened some doors.
The armor is intimidating and awesome. The character, evil and mysterious. It’s no wonder Gwendoline Christie’s First Order stormtrooper Captain Phasma became a fan favorite long before Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters next week.
A while ago, I called Revoltech’s Boba Fett figure the best plastic Bounty Hunter around. I might be wrong though—because Medicom has just shown up with an awesome rival figure that might just take the title for itself.
Boba Fett is supposed to get his own Star Wars Anthology film that focuses on the origins of everyone’s favorite bounty hunter but I think I’d much rather watch this version made by Eric Demeusy that shows Boba Fett escaping sarlacc with the help of the Slave I and then moving on to whoever knows where, in some sort…
In the next decade, fans are going to see Boba Fett back on the big screen. Lucasfilm has almost certainly been working on a spinoff film starring the famous bounty hunter and while it’s not yet confirmed, it’s coming. What might it look like? Director Eric Demeusy has an idea he’d like to show you.
Bandai’s “Movie Realisation” Star Wars figures—which take the Empire and turn them into ancient samurai with flintlocks and katanas rather than blasters and lightsabers—are fantastic. But now the line’s got a few more additions that make it even cooler. Sandtroopers! Royal Guards! Boba Fett! Oh my.
Sure, in the former Expanded Universe, Boba Fett gained the reputation of being the meanest bounty hunter around—but in the movies, he’s better known for his less-than-graceful encounter with the Sarlacc pit. Hot Toys’s newest Star Wars toy capitalises on that moment, but makes it look a lot cooler, for Boba’s sake.
That Xena reboot is definitely happening. Jessica Jones is a psychological thriller more than a superhero show. Plus, how Constantine matters to the Arrow universe, teasers for Legends of Tomorrow, there’s a little more Heroes Reborn than we previously thought, and high-res Force Awakens pictures. Spoilers Now!