Meeting Darth Vader and Boba Fett at the Local Mall (1980)

Flickr user scad92 posted two photos on his Flickr account that revolve around his meeting of Darth Vader and Boba Fett at the Local Mall back in 1980. I remember hearing second-hand about these type of experience, but never in my young life did I have the opportunity to meet the Dark Lord of the Sith and the greatest bounty hunter in the galaxy. If I had heard about this type of appearance, I would have bugged everyone and their grandmother to get them to take me. Especially around the time of Empire Strikes Back, which blew me away.

scad92 was a lucky kid. Here is a the photo from the event plus the goods he scored there.


Cumberland Mall, GA (1980)

and here is the merchandise…


A Day Long Remembered (1980)

Halloween’s Most Lethal Hunter: Boba Fett

Would you do nearly anything for the right price?
Are you fiercely independent and enjoy the solitude of working alone?
Do you hate most people, especially smugglers?
Would you like to attain unparalleled infamy for your lethal deeds?

If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, you may want to portray Boba Fett this Halloween. Check out these adventure-seeking retro costumers…


Yes, Boba Fett is perhaps the most infamous bounty hunter in the galaxy, but did you know that he is also an active member of the Black Panther Party?
Photo by mdintenfass



The best bounty hunters are very well armed and know the tricks of ambush and assault. This Boba is stalking his prey that hides in the banana plant behind the garden hose. There is surely no escape for his quarry.
Photo by MikeFett
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikefett/4526787758/in/pool-737848@N24/


Infamous and anonymous at the same time, Boba Fett is one of the most effective mercenaries for hire. His secret weapon? Rain boots. Star Wars weather forecast: Rainy with a chance of death by Lightsaber. Looks like this Boba will be prepared.
Photo by Plaidstallions
meboba


Boba Fett’s path lies along the edge—the stakes are always high—and the road only leads two places, to a life with unlimited Halloween candy…or to a disgraceful demise. You’d better believe that this Boba is going to get his candy.
Photo by Nyghtbourne
Boba Fett - Halloween 1980


Earning a death mark from the Empire means a life spent in dread, constantly looking over one’s shoulder. Having been hunted down by not one, but two Boba Fetts, it looks like Cookie Monster’s time is up.
Photo by life exposed
Halloween 1982

MIMOBOT: Boba Fett Giveaway Winners!


Let me take a moment and thank our friends over at Mimoco.Com for allowing us to have this fantastic giveaway, and for allowing us to have a second Boba Fett themed USB Flash Drive to award to two of our lucky readers.

Please join me in congratulating Katt Jones and Gazbot as our winners! Katt sided with the Empire while Gazbot threw in with the Rebel Alliance. Katt and Gazbot, be on the lookout for an e-mail from me for shipping information.

Thanks to everyone again who entered, it was quite a turnout to be honest. Now make sure to follow that link to the Mimobot website because there are some incredibly awesome themed USB Flash Drives waiting for you to purchase, everything from Batman, Star Wars, and the Transformers. Generation One Autobot and Decepticon USB versions of Optimus Prime and Megatron.

I can only hope that Mimobot will somehow get involved with HBO’s Game of Thrones series!

Star Wars: Boba Fett MIMOBOT Giveaway!

Thanks again to our friends over at Mimoco.com for partnering up with us for another MIMOBOT Giveaway! Which of the 7th series characters is up for grabs you might ask? Why only the most feared bounty hunter in the Star Wars universe, Boba Fett.

Now you might be asking what you have to do to get a chance at winning this awesome little USB flash drive…do we expect you to make a replica of a T-16 Skyhopper out of Popsicle sticks? Or perhaps craft a new pop song focusing solely on the exploits of the legendary Lobot?

No. All you need to do to earn your chance in the Giveaway is merely declare your allegiance in the comments section, Rebel Alliance or the Empire? It’s that simple. In a week or so we will let our own BL-39 Droid, kindly supplied by our very own Claymation Werewolf pick a winner.