posted on Jul, 31 2009 @ 12:44 PM
I grew up during the original releases collecting all the toys etc... I've never read a bit of fiction regarding Boba Fett, but he was one of my
favorites as a kid. Here's my guess why in 2 reasons...
1) Boba Fett was the infamous ultra cool, free, mail-in star wars figure with a rocket pack that would really shoot a rocket out of a spring loaded
backpack. Of course, there was a big to-do about saftey and millions of kids received their Boba Fett action figure with a hard wired rocket pack that
would not shoot. However, by that point he was one of my most favorite figures despite my disappointment (I waited weeks with baited breath for that
particular figure, checking the mail box every day!)
2) A completely lame star wars special aired on tv before the release of ESB which contained a cartoon of a new character, Boba Fett. To a kid this
special wasn't lame at all, however, and was totally cool and further cemented kids love & anticipation of the character before he ever made his
first appearance in ESB.