Saturday, April 17, 2021

‘Star Wars’: Celebrate the Return of Boba Fett With New The Black Series Helmet!

The second season of the hit Disney+ live-action Star Wars series The Mandalorian came to a close last Friday, and now the final Mando Mondays event is upon us.

The Mandalorian, which first premiered in 2019, follows the travels of a Mandalorian bounty hunter named Din Djarin in the wake of the fall of the Empire. The show’s passionate fanbase was quick to seek out merchandise after its premiere, as there was a high demand for collectibles featuring Din and his tiny green sidekick Grogu. When season 2 rolled around, Lucasfilm and Disney arrived with a new tactic — Mando Mondays. Starting the week that the second season premiered, new products related to the show have been released in waves each Monday.

Today is sadly the final Mando Monday, but the item reveals included some exciting collectibles for fans of the infamous bounty hunter Boba Fett.

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In the season 1 episode of The Mandalorian, “Chapter 5: The Gunslinger,” eagle-eyed fans were quick to guess that the shadowy figure that appeared at the very end was none other than Boba Fett, back from the dead after his tumble into the sarlacc pit in Return of the Jedi. Moving on to season 2, “Chapter 9: The Marshal” took Din back to Tatooine, in which he reclaimed the remains of Boba Fett’s armor from Cobb Vanth. A robed figure, portrayed by Temuera Morrison, then briefly appeared at the end of the episode.

Courtesy of Lucasfilm/Disney.

These hints were finally tied up in “Chapter 14: The Tragedy,” when Boba Fett and Fennec Shand tracked Din down. In a truly epic moment, Fett made a pit stop at the Razor Crest and emerged in full battle-mode, back in his old armor and as skilled and dangerous as ever. Later, in “Chapter 15: The Believer,” it was revealed that Boba Fett seemingly took the time to give his armor a new paint job, touching it up after years of damage.

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Courtesy of Lucasfilm/Disney.

Now, fans can commemorate the return of Boba Fett with the latest addition to Hasbro’s The Black Series Premium Electronic Helmet lineup, featuring the re-armored version of his helmet as seen on The Mandalorian!

Courtesy of Lucasfilm/Hasbro.

This full-scale helmet features a flip-down rangefinder with flashing LED lights and an illuminated heads-up display. It will be available for pre-order soon.

Another exciting Boba Fett collectible was also released today — a 3.75-inch-scale model of the Slave I from Star Wars The Vintage Collection. The model is inspired by the starship as it appeared in The Empire Strikes Back, and it includes the vehicle, a stand, and Han Solo in carbonite. It features original Kenner branding.

The Slave I will be available for pre-order soon.

As revealed in the post-credits scene of the season 2 finale of The Mandalorian, a Boba Fett spin-off show is now in the works! The Book of Boba Fett, executive produced by Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, and Robert Rodriguez, will arrive on Disney+ in December 2021.

Lindsey
Lindsey
Lindsey joined the Nerds and Beyond team in 2018. She has spent a large portion of her life dedicated to her first love, photography. When she's not behind the camera, she's likely reading books and comics or dabbling in creative writing. Otherwise, she's probably yelling about something Star Wars related on Twitter @lindyysolo. Contact: directors@nerdsandbeyond.com

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