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    Oct 12, 2009, 8:43 PM - Why did you pick ESB or ROTJ Boba Fett? #1

    Hi all, just curious.

    For those who have completed or started a ESB or ROTJ Boba Fett, what was it for you that made you pick one film version over the other?

    Thanks, I'm genuinely interested to hear.





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  2. cojake's Avatar
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    Oct 12, 2009, 9:33 PM - Re: Why did you pick ESB or ROTJ Boba Fett? #2

    Boba was a lot tougher in ESB. He just oozed bad vibes. I did not care much for the "technicolor" paint scheme in ROTJ. It does not come off very militant to me.
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    Oct 12, 2009, 9:45 PM - Re: Why did you pick ESB or ROTJ Boba Fett? #3

    i like the rotj helmet better, thus the costume.
  4. Oct 12, 2009, 9:47 PM - Re: Why did you pick ESB or ROTJ Boba Fett? #4

    For me I like the SE Boba because I like the ESB helmet over the ROTJ. I also like the more colorful armor and jetpack of the ROTJ Boba. The ROTJ blaster to me looks alot cooler too. Hope that helps
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    Oct 12, 2009, 9:56 PM - Re: Why did you pick ESB or ROTJ Boba Fett? #5

    +1 on what "Takeme" said. Love the ROTJ colour pallet. Plus, ROTJ was the very first, and I mean first, movie I ever saw in a theatre, as well as , my first introduction to Boba. Seems like a fitting way to repay one of my favorite movie characters of all time. They say imitation is the highest form of flattery. BTW- Watchin ROTJ on SPike as I type this.
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    Oct 12, 2009, 10:08 PM - Re: Why did you pick ESB or ROTJ Boba Fett? #6

    I got to go with what cojake said...ESB Fett just seemed more of a tough guy and I like his paint scheme better. Also I hated he got punked in ROTJ with the whole jetpack into the Sarlacc pit thing.
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    Oct 12, 2009, 10:14 PM - Re: Why did you pick ESB or ROTJ Boba Fett? #7

    I went with the SE Fett because, like the other SE guys, I LOVE the ESB helmet but don't really like the ESB armor or jetpack paintjob. It is WAY too green for me. I mean come on, everything is green!!! The armor, jetpack, gaunts...ugh!! Haha!

    I love the ROTJ armor and jetpack paintjob and with an ESB helmet, it is perfect!

    Kody
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    Oct 12, 2009, 10:53 PM - Re: Why did you pick ESB or ROTJ Boba Fett? #8

    Kwally, where'd ya get that T-shirt i ur avi? It must be mine..... : P

    BTW- Arsenal, what a helluva good question/thread. Real "meat and potatoes" topic.
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    Oct 12, 2009, 11:15 PM - Re: Why did you pick ESB or ROTJ Boba Fett? #9

    At the time I started, i mainly went for ESB because there were very few around. I think back in the old days, there were maybe 10 of us dedicated to ESB from the get-go. Definatley not the case anymore!
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    Oct 12, 2009, 11:25 PM - Re: Why did you pick ESB or ROTJ Boba Fett? #10

    I like the cohesiveness of the ESB style. Plus in ESB Fett shows no fear of Vader at all....not an easy task considering Darth's penchant for killing anyone that talks back to or fails him. I'm actually hoping to have my bucket done either tonight or maybe tomorrow.
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    Oct 12, 2009, 11:49 PM - Re: Why did you pick ESB or ROTJ Boba Fett? #11

    Boba Fett is also the only character that Vader ever "backs down to" other than The Emperor in any movie. Very telling of Boba's reputation and skill.
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    Oct 13, 2009, 12:44 AM - Re: Why did you pick ESB or ROTJ Boba Fett? #12

    Truth be told, when Empire woz due to hit the theaters and the chase figures were in stores, I woz immediately drawn to the character. Then seeing him in ESB just solidified the whole thing, but as much as I loved the ESB look, the ROTJ colors seem to really hit home with me and remind me the most of that old action figure (12 inch and standard) which we all know are now modeled from the pre-pro stuff. I never really studied his looks as much as I began to when I came here researching. So when I contacted Daz and told him wot I wanted, I didn't really care if it made sense to anyone or if it may prevent me from getting into the 501st should I apply. I wanted an ESB helm with everything else ROTJ. That's when I found out that woz indeed the SE Fett and I even heard some people refer to that as "the Hero Fett" here and there.

    Hmm, wot a long about way to say I picked my version of the Fett costume because of the figures I had (and still have!) as a kid! LOL
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    Oct 13, 2009, 2:20 AM - Re: Why did you pick ESB or ROTJ Boba Fett? #13

    I went for ESB mainly because of the helmet, but also the green gauntlets and jetpack are more to my liking. And the cape as well

    And..you get two weapons!
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    Oct 13, 2009, 3:58 AM - Re: Why did you pick ESB or ROTJ Boba Fett? #14

    I went for ROTJ as I prefer the colours of the pack and guants, I think ESB is a little bland for me, but I do prefer the ESB helmet so I may go special edition down the line
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    Oct 13, 2009, 6:21 AM - Re: Why did you pick ESB or ROTJ Boba Fett? #15

    wow, this thread is growing fast
    i realy don't care that he's acting more cool in ESB or talks more compair to ROTJ, I allways think, it's the same cool fett.
    And I don't care that he's geting in the Sarlac in ROTJ.
    same for ESB, he's just fireing 2 shots at luke, not that cool compair to some guantlet fireing and jetpack useing in ROTJ. but again, it's the same man

    I love the ESB helmet! I like the RF more, more battle dmg, and yellow stripes but I'm no fan of the gauntlets. They'r cool, but I don't like the flamethrower. same with the jetpack, too green for me.
    But the thing I hate most is the ammobelt, it's so empty on the front

    for the ROTJ fett... As manny others i LOVE the paint work of the ROTJ JP ! his gauntlets are cooler and I like the the ammobelt and blaster more too. I'm no fan of the ROTJ helmet, or the 3 tubes of the right gauntlet (just too much). The ROTJ cape would look silly at the ESB (too much green again )but the ESB cape would't look cool on the ROTJ either. But I like each cape on diffrent ways. They fit thire fetts perfect!

    I desided to go for the ROTJ SE, (the main thing was the helmet, love the ESB helmet) but the more info I'm getting about the ROTJ SE, the more I found out how much stuff it is that's not same on the ROTJ armor xD
    And I found that quite intresting. but I'm still a little bit confused what's
    %110 ROTJ SE

    And now, when the times running out, I'm starting to like the ROTJ helmet more and more and that was the main point why I took ROTJ SE

    //Oscar//
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    Oct 13, 2009, 7:38 PM - Re: Why did you pick ESB or ROTJ Boba Fett? #16

    I love the ESB version but in the end it was the blue flight suit that turned me off. It just did'nt fit so thats why I picked the ROTJ
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    Oct 13, 2009, 8:20 PM - Re: Why did you pick ESB or ROTJ Boba Fett? #17

    For me it is all because of a person named BobaFettish. Some of the old timers know who I am talking about. Chris was my Garrison CO and had the best Boba most of us had ever seen. It was a ROTJ SE. Yes I was on the board but, working on Jango. I had no clue how many different ver there where. When I lost my job last year, I sold all of him before anything was painted. If I get a chance to do Boba again, my goal is to have as nice of a ROTJ SE as Chris had.
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    Oct 13, 2009, 9:09 PM - Re: Why did you pick ESB or ROTJ Boba Fett? #18

    Before I realized there was a difference, I was drawn to the ROTJ look. I was a kid when ESB and its toys were being promoted. I guess were using the Pre-production Fett for a lot of the marketing, which more closely resembles ROTJ.

    If I can bring myself to sell all of my ROTJ stuff and do it all over again, I'll do a PrePro2. That's Fett for me.
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    Oct 13, 2009, 9:48 PM - Re: Why did you pick ESB or ROTJ Boba Fett? #19

    I really like the "natural" look of the ESB Fett. All the colors coordinate with the entire suit. Things just seem to gel together. Plus, the Helmet is just awesome. I like most did not realize all the differences between the Fetts before coming to this site, but I've always been partial to ESB since that was the best film out of the original trilogy.
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    Oct 13, 2009, 10:15 PM - Re: Why did you pick ESB or ROTJ Boba Fett? #20

    I think I'm going to end up making my own "mashed up" Fett.

    Helmet: ESB
    JP: ESB
    Gaunts: ROTJ
    Flightsuit: ROTJ
    Gun: ROTJ
    Belt: ESB

    Among other things. I have yet to pick out all the other nuances.
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    Oct 14, 2009, 4:29 AM - Re: Why did you pick ESB or ROTJ Boba Fett? #21

    What great stories, thanks everyone for sharing. A lot of things I hadn't thought about.

    Glad that some of you SE version fans posted as well, my apologies for leaving that out of the choices in the beginning.
  22. Oct 14, 2009, 7:58 PM - Re: Why did you pick ESB or ROTJ Boba Fett? #22

    I chose the ESB version That was always the version i thought of when i thought of Fett. I also liked the uniform Green of the armor gaunts and JP,gave it a very militant feel i thought. I like the flash tube in the blaster better than the ROTJ blaster also. I didnt like the multi-colored JP of the ROTJ version,or the helmet, or flamethrower design. the only thing i actually like from the ROTJ Fett is that the gaunts are red, and the grey jumpsuit is cool. otherwise, i just plain ol' like the details better on the ESB Fett
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    Oct 14, 2009, 8:19 PM - Re: Why did you pick ESB or ROTJ Boba Fett? #23

    im all sorts of messed up. my favorite movie since i was 5 has been empire strikes back, but something about the burgandy gaunts stuck in my mind when i started building my fett so i went with the rotj even though i like the esb boba better
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    Oct 14, 2009, 11:45 PM - Re: Why did you pick ESB or ROTJ Boba Fett? #24

    i like the ROTJ rocket and gauntlets. i never really remembered they were green in ESB until this site.
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    Nov 15, 2009, 11:57 PM - Re: Why did you pick ESB or ROTJ Boba Fett? #25

    Bump, cause I'd like to see this keep going for a bit. And also, I forgot to say that I ultimately chose to build an ROTJ SE so I could have the best of both worlds. But, am considering building a pre-pro eyes version once I finish my SE.
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