So, is this what the Taung are supposed to look like?

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    So, is this what the Taung are supposed to look like?

    This is apparently an original unmasked picture of Fett that McQuarie drew up. It looks alot like what the Mandalorian ancestors are described as. Did Karen Traviss plan this?


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    Re: So, is this what the Taung are supposed to look like?

    No it's not a Taung, this is:



    IF that's a McQuarie drawing (and the style looks different to those pictures of his I've seen), then I can only assume it's his take what Boba might've looked like without the helmet on. How could Karen Traviss have planned it?

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    Re: So, is this what the Taung are supposed to look like?

    OrtharRrith said: View Post
    No it's not a Taung, this is:



    IF that's a McQuarie drawing (and the style looks different to those pictures of his I've seen), then I can only assume it's his take what Boba might've looked like without the helmet on. How could Karen Traviss have planned it?
    I dunno, apparently I have some more learning to do about the taung.

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    Re: So, is this what the Taung are supposed to look like?

    Why does the second pic remind me of a predator?

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    Re: So, is this what the Taung are supposed to look like?

    That first picture of Fett is not McQuarrie art.

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    Re: So, is this what the Taung are supposed to look like?

    There are some predator-esq overtones to the Taung design. I think it's just what someone liked, and LFL bought into it because of the badass look that sells comics. =)

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    Re: So, is this what the Taung are supposed to look like?

    Interestingly enough, this artists rendition of what Boba Fett looks like under his buy'ce is actually quite similar to the appearance of the male of the Zygerrian race from Star Wars and almost nothing like any of the pictures of Taung I have seen.

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    Re: So, is this what the Taung are supposed to look like?

    The artist that painted that for the TOPPS SW GALAXY series 1 is Dan Brereton. And like Chakaar said, it was completely his imagining of what he might look like.

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    Re: So, is this what the Taung are supposed to look like?

    Dan Brereton created this artwork back in 1993, and this was a time when noone knew what Boba Fett really looked like underneath the helmet. (It was Dan Brereton's guesswork of what Boba Fett may have possibly looked like without his helmet. ) This artwork was created long before the 1st Star Wars prequel or even the 1997 Star Wars "Special Edition" movies. ( No one knew at that time that Boba Fett was a clone of Jango Fett. ) This artwork was also created long before Karen Travis wrote any of the Star Wars books.

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    Re: So, is this what the Taung are supposed to look like?

    I mean it's signed Brereton...not that easy to miss

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    Re: So, is this what the Taung are supposed to look like?

    it's always fun to see two year old threads brought back to life and the conversation continue like it was never gone. lol

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    Re: So, is this what the Taung are supposed to look like?

    Yet it's better than starting a new thread for the same thing and having someone yell "USE THE SEARCH FUNCTION, DUMMY".
    And you never know, it might get an interesting conversation rolling again.

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    Re: So, is this what the Taung are supposed to look like?

    I LOVE that artwork by Dan and even contacted him years and years ago about doing some additional artwork of that character's face. I love the idea that this is indeed what Boba Fett looked like... much better than the way it ended up with the whole Jango/Clone story line. Sadly, I have been so out of the loop, I don't even know who that other character is...

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    Re: So, is this what the Taung are supposed to look like?

    If you mean the predator-looking guy, wasn't he supposed to be "Mandalore" or something?

    If not him, that other, other guy in this thread is Bossk. You're not THAT out of the loop are you, Art? LOL

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