Sound like Boba Fett for $9.99!

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    Ponte's Avatar
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    Sound like Boba Fett for $9.99!

    So last night I was at the Cracker Barrel with my girl and we were doing some Christmas shopping in their little store. They have a lot of nostalgic stuff such as old candy not available anymore, classic DVD's, country-themed housewares and home-made jam, and old toys that you played with during the 90's (at least I did, 22 now, so do the math). And then I came across this:



    I immediately picked it up, set it to "Amplified Voice", and the result was this:

    http://www.mediafire.com/?ouzywmmmyyg

    Honestly, It's pretty darn close to the effect Boba has in the movie...high in the mids (frequency wise), and with just the right amount of EQ to give off that "I'm speaking through a dented helmet mic, and I'll probably disintegrate you" effect.

    Unfortunately, I can't find it ANYWHERE online, so you'll have to go to the Cracker Barrel it seems (Got mine in Maryland heading back from the shooting range). Its SUPER lightweight, and very tiny, small enough to put into a side pouch or thigh pocket.

    I will say that the feedback can be a little iffy. But once you have the amp facing OUTWARDS and the mic not too far from your mouth, you'll be good to go.

    Hope this awesome find can fall into the lap of some of you out there that want to go eat at the Cracker Barrel

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    Re: Sound like Boba Fett for $9.99!

    Hmmm, very interesting! Buy me one.

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    Re: Sound like Boba Fett for $9.99!

    i live in wilmington in north carolina, im going to our cracker barrel tomorrow to see if they have one there

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    Re: Sound like Boba Fett for $9.99!

    I too, live in wilmington NC. Small world.

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    Re: Sound like Boba Fett for $9.99!

    ***... found it on amazon.... go get'em boyzzzzzzzzz

    http://www.amazon.com/Voice-Transformer/dp/B000CIS3GS

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    Re: Sound like Boba Fett for $9.99!

    Just ate at CB the other day, how'd I miss this!?! Thanks for the heads-up Ponte!!!

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    Re: Sound like Boba Fett for $9.99!

    Very cool man. I'll pick a few up tonight.

    thank you

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    Re: Sound like Boba Fett for $9.99!

    Yaaaaaaaaay got mine today an boy was i impressed... i will change it a bit but the potential of this thing is great. Thanks for the recomendation.

    Have a look on a quick video review i did.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpEYEKEb9ko

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    Re: Sound like Boba Fett for $9.99!

    Thanks for the video review, G!

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    Re: Sound like Boba Fett for $9.99!

    That sounds really good......
    Shame we can't get them in the UK....

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    Re: Sound like Boba Fett for $9.99!

    Great review, gucabe! Not a bad deal for $7 - at least worth tinkering with.

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    Re: Sound like Boba Fett for $9.99!

    Credit goes to Ponte otherwise i wouldn't have bought this thingy.

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    Re: Sound like Boba Fett for $9.99!

    but the question is....

    where's a good place to hide it on the suit? i've got a jango, and im running around in circles figuring where to put it.. (i've got something similar)...

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    Re: Sound like Boba Fett for $9.99!

    I have 3 of these and i use mine for my gear it works nice but i have the 5 voice changer with the head set style

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    Re: Sound like Boba Fett for $9.99!

    Well you need to dissasemble it the circuit inside is very small so you can easily hide it in the bucket.

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    where do you hide the speaker? i can put the mic in the bucket fine. but i cant put the speaker in there. get insane feedback, when they are close

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    Hmmm. i had one of these for my stormtrooper costume. had some trouble with it. it's hard to get the mic to stay in the helmet, and you have to run the wire under the collar of your costume. once you do that, the helmet is kinda teathered to the collar and it's very awkward if you ever want to take it off. It's a real pain, but I got lots of compliments on it.

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    Re: Sound like Boba Fett for $9.99!

    would you still get feedback if the mic is in your helmet and the speaker is in your pocket.

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    Re: Sound like Boba Fett for $9.99!

    Using this toy as is, will not work very good. the sound volume is very low and the feedback will kill the effect. But the idea is to mod it to an acceptable range, making it a cheap solution to a more sophisticated and better Hyperdyne voice changer.

    I plan to add a radioshack unidirectional mic and a personal amplifier. For this you will have to remove the current microphone and speaker and add a couple of 1/8" mono jacks. Put it all on a smaller profile box and give it a run.

    During the week i'll see if i can make the changes... hopefully the Wife will let me.

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    Re: Sound like Boba Fett for $9.99!

    Oh Thats awesome.

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    Re: Sound like Boba Fett for $9.99!

    What settings are you using to make it sound like Boba Fett?

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    Re: Sound like Boba Fett for $9.99!

    Awesome find, I was searching threads for this exact topic just a few days ago!

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    Re: Sound like Boba Fett for $9.99!

    Just bought mine off ebay for $9.01 for Bossk

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    Re: Sound like Boba Fett for $9.99!

    Wow..just heard the sample on my phone awesome!!!

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    Re: Sound like Boba Fett for $9.99!

    Anyone consider modding this into an Aker amp? That would resolve the problems people seem to be having with the mic and speaker.

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