Flamethrower Questions

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    Flamethrower Questions

    <font color="red"> So does anyone have a definitive answer as to which gauntlet the flamethrower is on? In the pics on some of the figures it is on the left. While the tube that leads to the right gauntlet can lead one to believe that is on the right. I've also read on several websites that the parts of the left gauntlet thought to be the flamethorwer are actually "mini-rocket launchers". Darn you LUCAS!!! Why couldn't you have just had him torch someone!?!? I mean Jango set Windu on fire!!!

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    Re: Flamethrower Questions

    From what I have learned and seen the flame thrower is on left. (IE: if you are wearing the gauntlets yourself the flamethrower is on the OUTSIDE of your left gauntlet.)

    The right gauntlet does have a hose running to it. But just because it has a hose running to it, doesn't mean that it's a flame thrower.

    On the ROTJ red gauntlets the flame thrower is incased in an extruded, rectuangular shaped housing that has a slight bevel cut on the end. Just inside the end you can see the actual "tips" of the flame thrower.

    On the ESB Gauntlets the flame thrower has a more "open" bare-bones construction. There are three different "fuel lines" that are stacked on an exterior mounted bracket. (IE: you see three small pipes in three different sizes on the outside.)


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    Re: Flamethrower Questions

    On the Shadows of the Empire game for the nintendo 64 He did use His flamethrower, and He uses His left gauntlet. There is also a pre production shot of Fett using His left gauntlet to shoot flame which was airbrushed in the photo.

    and since Jango as the same style boxed flamethower, I'm guessing there the same type of unit.

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    Re: Flamethrower Questions


    Clearly it's on the left


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    Re: Flamethrower Questions

    Show off!!


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    Re: Flamethrower Questions

    By the way, isn't that 'boxed flamethrower' on the left gauntlet the same one that Fett fires lasers from during the Sarlaac Fight in RotJ? Or since it has two barrels is one a laser and one a flame thrower?

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    Re: Flamethrower Questions

    Nope, the laser is actually the thing that looks like a rocket on the left gauntlet. Nice and confusing, eh?

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    The rocket-looking thingy is actually a multi-phase blaster that has a refractor module in the cone that disperses, amplifies and separates the energy blast into what appears as a single beam but is actually 2 dozen or more smaller concurrent beams traveling along the same axis. The purpose of this is obvious, at a distance a blaster configured like this act should behave similarly to a shotgun, so to say, and therefore as targets are farther away, theoretically as when Luke Skywalker was jumping away from Boba to the nearby Skiff in ROTJ, just before he was piked by Han, Boba's accuracy should have increased rather than decreased. It is a shame that every time Boba was doing battle, he failed in most (or all) efforts dismally. Read on...

    in SW AOTC, the first display of Boba's killing powers and ruthless ability...we see young Boba try to kill Kenobi with Slave I's blaster cannons, missing a direct hit (but close, albeit), and therefore allowing Kenobi to sidekick Clone Father Jango off the platform shortly after missing a good shot...with blaster cannons! (Luckily Jango's cord was wrapped up around Kenobi, or he would have taken a swim).

    Synopsis: Boba fires ship-board cannons at Kenobi, fails to kill him.

    In SW ANH-SE, he appears with Jabba, but is wearing ROTJ armor and red gauntlets. No action.

    Synopsis: He stands, he walks, he fires no weapon at all.

    In SW ESB, Boba starts by disrespecting Darth Vader in front of his own troops and gets away with it (bold I must say). Later, Boba fires a couple of shots with his Webley V.1 at Luke in Bespin, misses, then scampers off. Boba then takes Han away in his ship (but does not help carry the cargo).

    Synopsis: He fires weapon in one scene, misses target. Retreats. Takes Solo away after stormtroopers capture and torture him.

    In SW ROTJ, Boba flies to attack Luke, is disarmed instantly and has his Blaster bisected, then tries to wrap Luke in whip cord from his gaunt, it is sliced immediately, then a collateral blast from 2nd skiff, Boba falls on his face. A dazed Boba shakes his head, then gets up,

    HERE IS THE GOOD STUFF...

    and slooooowly raises his left gauntlet to fire the multi-phase blaster (rocket looking thingy) to only miss all attempts by firing 2-3 meters above Luke's head, then by chance, a blind Han Solo who is positioned behind him and backwards to Fett, accidentally pikes his jet pack in the center (not in either of the fuel tanks though), therefore causing it to deploy thrust wildly...though I would foresee a fuel leak more so. Metal sticks generally do not start jets/rockets by blunt pressure, spiking or jabbing...I would imagine a more sophisticated ignition and control system with safety features to protect from accidental start-up.

    Synopsis: He does fly and that is cool. Though he is disarmed immediately as his primary weapon is destroyed. He does attempt to constrain opponent with whip cord, but is cut immediately and is knocked down by collateral explosion. Recovers, fires secondary weapon, misses target. Killed by accidental spiking and launching of jet pack into Sarlacc Pit.

    Otherwise the true purpose of the rocket-looking thingy multi-phase blaster is to make sure to get one made from lathed aluminum or one that is made from clutch alignment tool components at costplustools.com.

    Oh, and by the way, despite the flaws in Boba Fett's abilities or performance in all films, he is the coolest!


    AFettFullofDollars said:
    By the way, isn't that 'boxed flamethrower' on the left gauntlet the same one that Fett fires lasers from during the Sarlaac Fight in RotJ? Or since it has two barrels is one a laser and one a flame thrower?

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    Re: Flamethrower Questions

    You forget, Luke is a jedi knight not even Darth Vader could hit luke in the trenches of the death star, and He wasnt even close to a Jedi then. Hitting a Jedi with a blaster round must be very hard even for Boba Fett.

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    Re: Flamethrower Questions

    Yeah but Jango got at least one in AOTC! Remember on the balcony he shot him off of it! I don't know, maybe that Jedi was just a SISSY! Annnnnnnnnnd, he also managed to set Windu on fire and we all know because of Pulp Fiction that Samuel L. Jackson is a BAMF! I don't know maybe Boba just can't aim, maybe we've only seen him before his prime and after it. Maybe we will never see him in his prime. Because I know in the EU HE is the BAMF! He takes out the Assassin droids, escapes the Sarlaac Pit at least once. (might have been twice can't remember) Maybe Lucas was just trying to find a way to make Luke seem cool! I mean my brother and I have tried to draw Luke and make him look cool but it's just NOT POSSIBLE!!! I still don't know what the whole Boba being Dengar's best man thing was all about! I found it rather disappointing just like when he fell in the Sarlaac Pit.
    Anyway hope you have enjoyed my rant and hope it makes you laugh or at least smile!
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    Re: Flamethrower Questions

    Just not enough killing done by both Jango and Boba. They are supposed to be notorious killers. Princess Leia killed more stormtroopers in ANH by herself, than all Fetts in all films. Fetts are still cooler than Princess Leia!

    Lord Maul said:
    Yeah but Jango got at least one in AOTC! Remember on the balcony he shot him off of it! I don't know, maybe that Jedi was just a SISSY! Annnnnnnnnnd, he also managed to set Windu on fire and we all know because of Pulp Fiction that Samuel L. Jackson is a BAMF! I don't know maybe Boba just can't aim, maybe we've only seen him before his prime and after it. Maybe we will never see him in his prime. Because I know in the EU HE is the BAMF! He takes out the Assassin droids, escapes the Sarlaac Pit at least once. (might have been twice can't remember) Maybe Lucas was just trying to find a way to make Luke seem cool! I mean my brother and I have tried to draw Luke and make him look cool but it's just NOT POSSIBLE!!! I still don't know what the whole Boba being Dengar's best man thing was all about! I found it rather disappointing just like when he fell in the Sarlaac Pit.
    Anyway hope you have enjoyed my rant and hope it makes you laugh or at least smile!

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    Re: Flamethrower Questions

    I don't know ....the one I'm dating is pretty cool!:o

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