Brand Spankin New

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    Brand Spankin New

    So i just joined TDH today after looking at BF costume sites for the last year. I have loved BF since the I frst saw A New Hope as a child. I have never attended a convention, but would love to build my own Boba. I want to be fairly accurate but dont want to spend thousands. I guess I'm not sure where to begin. Any advice for a noob would be welcome. Cheers, and thanks for welcoming me.

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    Welcome aboard bruv...

    Accurate and 'not' spend allot sometimes do not come in the same sentence with Boba? but I have seen some with great results!
    Just be sure to read up on all the parts to consider and what you want to make yourself or to buy from a maker...

    Make yourself at home and don't be shy to ask questions...

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    Re: Brand Spankin New

    Welcome aboard! One alternative to "not spending thousands" and still being accurate is to build it over time. Assuming your not in a hurry of course lol. I've been working on mine on and off for about 10 years or so lol. Part of that is time, part of that is loosing interest temporarily at times and part of that is money. That said, you can buy a few pieces here, a few pieces there to lessen the sticker shock.

    Also, just out of curiosity; you said you liked Boba after first seeing ANH as a child; was your first exposure to Star Wars the Special Editions that came out in 97? I guess if you were 10ish when you first saw the SE, that would still put you at over 20...man I feel old....just ignore this as the ramblings of an old man....

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    never_ending_fett said: View Post
    I guess if you were 10ish when you first saw the SE, that would still put you at over 20...man I feel old....just ignore this as the ramblings of an old man....
    Me too...

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    Re: Brand Spankin New

    Thanks Mojo-Fett. I'm sure my "budget" will expand as i go.

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    Re: Brand Spankin New

    never_ending_fett said: View Post
    Welcome aboard! One alternative to "not spending thousands" and still being accurate is to build it over time. Assuming your not in a hurry of course lol. I've been working on mine on and off for about 10 years or so lol. Part of that is time, part of that is loosing interest temporarily at times and part of that is money. That said, you can buy a few pieces here, a few pieces there to lessen the sticker shock.

    Also, just out of curiosity; you said you liked Boba after first seeing ANH as a child; was your first exposure to Star Wars the Special Editions that came out in 97? I guess if you were 10ish when you first saw the SE, that would still put you at over 20...man I feel old....just ignore this as the ramblings of an old man....
    Sorry... you now see my noob nature. I meant Episode IV (Star Wars). I should pay more attention and not be distracted by work while typing on a forum of this nature. "Fans" can be brutal. Thanks again guys. I'm so glad this site is active.

    The Helmet is the most important thing for me (and it seems to be the case with most here) so any suggestions on where to start, my options, etc.? Thanks again, guys (gals?!?).

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    Re: Brand Spankin New

    Save up for a while and purchase something nice like a Fettpride, or BobaMaker. You won't regret it.

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    Thanks j.p,

    I found bobamaker (nice!) about a year ago. Where can i find fettpride stuff (link)?

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    Re: Brand Spankin New

    Flatrabbit said: View Post
    Sorry... you now see my noob nature. I meant Episode IV (Star Wars). I should pay more attention and not be distracted by work while typing on a forum of this nature. "Fans" can be brutal. Thanks again guys. I'm so glad this site is active.
    Your use of the abbreviation ANH was correct (if you meant Episode IV). What people were commenting on is the fact that most of us weren't introduced to Boba Fett until ESB (Episode V) in 1980. I was 6 back then.

    If you first saw Fett in ANH it must have been the Special Edition version of the movie with Fett added. You said you were just a kid then. Many of us were in our 20's at that time - which makes us feel old.

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    lonepigeon said: View Post
    Your use of the abbreviation ANH was correct (if you meant Episode IV). What people were commenting on is the fact that most of us weren't introduced to Boba Fett until ESB (Episode V) in 1980. I was 6 back then.

    If you first saw Fett in ANH it must have been the Special Edition version of the movie with Fett added. You said you were just a kid then. Many of us were in our 20's at that time - which makes us feel old.
    exactly! Boba wasn't in the original release of ANH, he wasn't added in till the SE. His first movie appearance was ESB. If you want to get a top notch helmet, BM or FP are the ones to go for, but there are plenty of other helmet makers out there. Stick with what you find here on TDH and you'll be fine though. FP is a member here, you can PM him your interest.

    On a side note I was in my teens when the Special Editions came out, so I guess I'm not as old as I thought

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