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    Jan 27, 2009, 8:36 PM - Dented C-3PO - The Boba Fett Connection #1

    Was just organizing some photos Seeker was kind enough to dump on me when I ran across this rather blurry photo of C-3PO at a recent exhibit and I immediately fell on the dent on 3PO's head. Now I have seen 3PO's dent before and it is just a smooth divet... but this one is different. This one is faceted, and it has two little "prongs" jutting out of the front just like.... I rushed over to my Boba ref and sure enough... it is Boba's dent in 3PO's head! I know some of you might think this pic is too blurry to know for sure, but I have checked it again and again... it IS Boba's dent! I am looking for better photos now, but I wanted to go ahead and get this out there (in case one of you have better photos) because this is just so cool! I don't know if this is an in-joke or just LFL reusing parts or what, but I think it is super cool to see!
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  2. Studio Fett's Avatar
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    Jan 27, 2009, 8:48 PM - Re: Dented C-3PO - The Boba Fett Connection #2

    That is some crazy info!!! Your new avatar is friggin sweet!

    G-Fett
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    Jan 27, 2009, 8:52 PM - Re: Dented C-3PO - The Boba Fett Connection #3

    Is that a promo 3P0 suit?
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    Jan 27, 2009, 9:20 PM - Re: Dented C-3PO - The Boba Fett Connection #4

    I think we all now know where the ESB suit REALLY went...
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    Jan 27, 2009, 10:16 PM - Re: Dented C-3PO - The Boba Fett Connection #5

    Not sure. I know very little about 3PO... all I know is that this one was at an exhibit... but I am not even sure which one.
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    Jan 27, 2009, 10:17 PM - Re: Dented C-3PO - The Boba Fett Connection #6

    I mean the so claimed "disappearing ESB" Fett suit...
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    Jan 27, 2009, 10:35 PM - Re: Dented C-3PO - The Boba Fett Connection #7

    So the prop guys at Lucasfilm have some sort of magic stamp or hammer they can use to make exact dents in whatever objects they desire? Too cool for words.
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    Jan 28, 2009, 1:55 AM - Re: Dented C-3PO - The Boba Fett Connection #8

    Art, a really great find !

    I think, TK409 must be really interested in this case as well and perhaps he might be able to solve this mistery...
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    Jan 28, 2009, 2:53 AM - Re: Dented C-3PO - The Boba Fett Connection #9

    I talked to him briefly about it tonight and sent the pic. What I really want to know is what 3PO head that is and where it was being exhibited. I have seen pics of the other dented 3PO head (with the smooth dent) and also at least one non-dented head at exhibits, but I haven't been able to nail this one down.
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    Jan 28, 2009, 2:55 AM - Re: Dented C-3PO - The Boba Fett Connection #10

    Quote Mr Fett said: View Post
    So the prop guys at Lucasfilm have some sort of magic stamp or hammer they can use to make exact dents in whatever objects they desire? Too cool for words.
    I wish it were that simple. I honestly have no clue how it was done or which came first. My understanding is the dented 3PO is only seen in ANH but all the ref I see of it from the film appears to be the smooth dent. Maybe the head in the comparison shot is a tour head?
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    Jan 28, 2009, 2:56 AM - Re: Dented C-3PO - The Boba Fett Connection #11

    All I know is if this site has any integrity at all, there will be a place right up there in front with boba and jango, because 3po IS a dented helmet.
    Sorry Zam, move down the bench.



    I thought all the 3po suits LFL had were all screen used suits. No special promo ones. I know some of them have been refurbished over the years and only one was made with the dent in ANH. It survived along with at least another into ESB era.

    Here's a screen cap from ANH showing it well. Not sure if it is the same as bobas, but the one in the exhibit sure looks like it is.



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    Jan 28, 2009, 2:59 AM - Re: Dented C-3PO - The Boba Fett Connection #12

    If it is the same, I think there is a strong likelihood that 3po's dent from ANH was molded and individual casts were used for bobas.

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    Jan 28, 2009, 4:28 AM - Re: Dented C-3PO - The Boba Fett Connection #13

    Maybe Jango wasn't really Boba's "father."
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    Jan 28, 2009, 5:00 AM - Re: Dented C-3PO - The Boba Fett Connection #14

    How do 3PO's dome dimensions match Boba's?
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    Jan 28, 2009, 5:47 AM - Re: Dented C-3PO - The Boba Fett Connection #15

    No chance.
    3po's head is super small in comparison.
    But as far as casting just the dent section and blending it into the fett helmets one by one, totally plausible.
  16. Jan 28, 2009, 7:11 AM - Re: Dented C-3PO - The Boba Fett Connection #16

    Whoa, great find Art! Kinda hard to tell from that pic, but i think i can make it out. Very interesting.
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    Jan 28, 2009, 7:52 AM - Re: Dented C-3PO - The Boba Fett Connection #17

    Did anyone at LFL, in the prop department especially, have a big mole or birthmark or something in that same spot on their head? Could the location of the dent be an homage to someone or something. It seems to be too much of a coincidence that 3P0's dent is in the exact same place as Boba's. Especially if it turns out to be the same dent. Are there other characters with some sort of distinct mark in that location?

    I was thinking maybe Gorbachev, but his birthmark is on the wrong side. It does look strikingly similar to and in a similar location to the big scratch above the catscratch on the ESB lid.
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    Jan 28, 2009, 7:55 AM - Re: Dented C-3PO - The Boba Fett Connection #18

    As similar as the dent in 3p0 in the very first pic looks in comparison to boba's dent, I feel that this is just a optical trick caused by the reflections and whatnot in the gold paint, only creating the "details" through relfections, rather then actual physical features
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    Jan 28, 2009, 9:05 AM - Re: Dented C-3PO - The Boba Fett Connection #19

    Quote tubachris85x said: View Post
    As similar as the dent in 3p0 in the very first pic looks in comparison to boba's dent, I feel that this is just a optical trick caused by the reflections and whatnot in the gold paint, only creating the "details" through relfections, rather then actual physical features
    I can certainly see where you are coming from, but in my opinion, as you follow the shapes around the perimeter of the dent, you see features and facet after facet that matches the Fett dent. I am trying really hard to be objective, but I can't unsee it.
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    Jan 28, 2009, 9:31 AM - Re: Dented C-3PO - The Boba Fett Connection #20

    I'm not 100% convinced either way. More pics of the same helmet at the same tour would help. The multiple light sources reflecting in the dent makes it hard to tell one way or another, but I can definately see shape to the dent IN THIS PICTURE. If there's more out there I'm sure they will turn up.

    I've always thought that the location of the 3PO dent was too close to Boba's to be coincidence though.
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    Jan 28, 2009, 9:36 AM - Re: Dented C-3PO - The Boba Fett Connection #21

    I am with you! I am dying to see more photos of this! Like you said, the light makes it very difficult to discern and a part of me wonders if it is only due to the odd angle of this photo that we can see the facets, and why no one else has pointed them out before (since most shots are taken from the front).
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    Jan 28, 2009, 9:37 AM - Re: Dented C-3PO - The Boba Fett Connection #22

    Quote ART ANDREWS said: View Post
    I am with you! I am dying to see more photos of this! Like you said, the light makes it very difficult to discern and a part of me wonders if it is only due to the odd angle of this photo that we can see the facets, and why no one else has pointed them out before (since most shots are taken from the front).
    this is going to drive you mad all day, huh?
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    Jan 28, 2009, 9:38 AM - Re: Dented C-3PO - The Boba Fett Connection #23

    Do we know who took the photo? Was there more too it or did you crop it down? If that's all there was to it then the person who took it may have been specifically shooting the dent. Perhaps because it is shaped/faceted
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    Jan 28, 2009, 9:39 AM - Re: Dented C-3PO - The Boba Fett Connection #24

    Quote tubachris85x said: View Post
    this is going to drive you mad all day, huh?
    It at least gives me something to do today since I'm bored at work and it's snowing so not much going on.
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    Jan 28, 2009, 10:42 AM - Re: Dented C-3PO - The Boba Fett Connection #25



    No lighting trickerie here.

    boba dent al the way!

    this 3po wad exhibited at the London Exhibition back in 2007

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/caiour/2214005497/


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