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    Feb 6, 2008, 11:41 AM - Is the Rocket Pack crucial for 501st acceptance? #1

    I'm getting close to completing my ROTJ Boba Fett and the funds are getting thin. I didnt know how crucial having a jet pack was to be accepted into the 501st. I plan on obtaining one, but it might not be for several more months. I wanted to submit my application in April or May.

    I know some of the 501st costume standards list "optional accessories" and I didnt know if the jet pack was considered one of this or if it was absolutely crucial.
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    Feb 6, 2008, 12:14 PM - Re: Is the Rocket Pack crucial for 501st acceptance? #2

    Yeah man you need the JP.

    Sorry brotha!
  3. formerly old_jedi_mind_trick Bobby Fett UK's Avatar
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    Feb 6, 2008, 12:17 PM - Re: Is the Rocket Pack crucial for 501st acceptance? #3

    I am guessing it is pretty crucial. Not a member of 501st (yet) but think it will be buddy. All the best with them fundings! You will get there, any photos of the "so far"?

    Cheers Rob.
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    Feb 6, 2008, 12:22 PM - Re: Is the Rocket Pack crucial for 501st acceptance? #4

    Yep, it's required.

    In the mean time, get registered on your local Garrison boards and in touch with your Garrison Membership Liason (GML). You may even be able to troop a few informal events with the troopers in your area. Plus it will give you a chance to get to know some members and when it comes time to submitt your application, you already will have a foot in the door.

    Gator
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    Feb 6, 2008, 12:54 PM - Re: Is the Rocket Pack crucial for 501st acceptance? #5

    Sounds like good advice for all us "uncleared" Gator Fett, thanks.
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    Feb 6, 2008, 1:24 PM - Re: Is the Rocket Pack crucial for 501st acceptance? #6

    if you contact the right people you can probably walk away with a pretty decent jet pack kit that you will just have to sand and paint. I would post in the cargo hold that you are looking for a affordable jet pack. Also check out the WOF templates.
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    Feb 6, 2008, 2:17 PM - Re: Is the Rocket Pack crucial for 501st acceptance? #7

    As a GML, I wouldn't be able to accept your costume into the 501st until the jet pack is part of your costume. Our garrison would let you troop if no other Boba Fetts were available; as long as it were not an official 501st event.
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    Feb 6, 2008, 2:29 PM - Re: Is the Rocket Pack crucial for 501st acceptance? #8

    Thanks guys...time to start a saving...

    I've heard great things about MOW jet packs...
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    Feb 6, 2008, 2:51 PM - Re: Is the Rocket Pack crucial for 501st acceptance? #9

    Definitely need the jet pack, dude!:jet pack:jet pack:jet pack
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    Feb 6, 2008, 5:12 PM - Re: Is the Rocket Pack crucial for 501st acceptance? #10

    Ditto. Gotta have it.
    D
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    Feb 6, 2008, 5:57 PM - Re: Is the Rocket Pack crucial for 501st acceptance? #11

    whats boba without a jet pack!? lol. goodluck with your searches.
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    Feb 6, 2008, 10:06 PM - Re: Is the Rocket Pack crucial for 501st acceptance? #12

    Well....you could always drop the rangefinder down and say you were piloting Slave I...*grin*

    Seriously, the jet pack really does make the outfit. You wouldn't get approved without it, but definitly get in touch with the guys in your soon-to-be garrison; they will be a wealth of help, and might even be able to help you find a jet pack too!

    Charlie
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    Mar 8, 2008, 7:22 PM - Re: Is the Rocket Pack crucial for 501st acceptance? #13

    If the 501st accepts all kinds of variants, why not a "Slave 1 Pilot" variant... without the jet pack! He wasn't wearing it in the shots where he's in the cockpit of the Slave 1 following the Millenium Falcon.

    Hope this helps!

    (P.S. I'm with ya man! the Jet Pack is a pricey piece!)
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    Mar 9, 2008, 12:01 AM - Re: Is the Rocket Pack crucial for 501st acceptance? #14

    Quote stellardude said: View Post
    If the 501st accepts all kinds of variants, why not a "Slave 1 Pilot" variant... without the jet pack!
    At one point it was decided that it wasn't acceptable. *shrugs*. That's all there is to it!
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    Mar 9, 2008, 4:23 AM - Re: Is the Rocket Pack crucial for 501st acceptance? #15

    Quote tk7602 said: View Post
    At one point it was decided that it wasn't acceptable. *shrugs*. That's all there is to it!
    Fair enough I suppose!
    "We gotsta have some sort of law!" - Billy Breckinridge (Jason Priestley) in Tombstone.

    Does that extend to Jango too? Is it required for Jango to have a JP? I've yet to see anyone tackle a costume with the chest pieces kicked in (courtesy of the dropkick from Obi Wan) or the "not the same as Boba" dent either.
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    Mar 9, 2008, 4:31 AM - Re: Is the Rocket Pack crucial for 501st acceptance? #16

    P.S. Suppose we compromise.... in order for there to be a Slave 1 Pilot variant.... you need to have the whole Slave 1 costume!

    ........ or at least the seat

    On the bright side.... at conventions, you'd be comfortable, sitting the whole time! lol
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    Mar 9, 2008, 5:10 PM - Re: Is the Rocket Pack crucial for 501st acceptance? #17

    Read my sig
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    Mar 9, 2008, 6:48 PM - Re: Is the Rocket Pack crucial for 501st acceptance? #18

    Arakus, PM sent
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    Mar 9, 2008, 7:03 PM - Re: Is the Rocket Pack crucial for 501st acceptance? #19

    Quote stellardude said: View Post
    in order for there to be a Slave 1 Pilot variant....
    I'm a variant?
    When did that happen?
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    Mar 9, 2008, 7:18 PM - Re: Is the Rocket Pack crucial for 501st acceptance? #20

    Quote slave1pilot said: View Post
    I'm a variant?
    When did that happen?

    Nate you have always been a variant
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    Mar 9, 2008, 7:27 PM - Re: Is the Rocket Pack crucial for 501st acceptance? #21

    touché ..... (that means "to touch")

    lol

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