Boba Fett Scholastic Books

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  1. REBO1971 Jedi Knight

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    Does anyone read the Boba Fett Scholastic books? I find them really interesting. I have read the first three. I was never a big Boba Fett fan. I never understood the hype around that character. All he had going for him was a "cool" costume. In fact, the supposed "best bounbty hunter in the universe" was taken down by a blind man!!! But I was interested in what happened to young Boba after Attack of the Clones. He just watched his father get killed. Now he is an orphan with nowhere to go. How does he survive? What does he do? The Boba Fett Scholastic books answers these questions. They are not extremely well written compared to other kids books on the market, but they are enjoyable. The books have taken a character that I cared nothing about and have made him into a sympathic, likable, and tragic character.
  2. Jade-Walker Jedi Master

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    I've only been able to get my hands on the first two. But I like them.

    You're right, though. They aren't as good as, say, the Jedi Apprentice series. ;)
  3. JediKnightPasJoDacle Jedi Master

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    In fact, the supposed "best bounbty hunter in the universe" was taken down by a blind man!!!

    A blind man...WITH A STICK!
  4. DonC Jedi Master

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    The books have taken a character that I cared nothing about and have made him into a sympathic, likable, and tragic character.


    See, here's my thing about this. I don't want Boba Fett to be "sympathetic, likeable and tragic." I want him to be mysterious. That's why, as cool as it was seeing Jango in Clones, I kind of wish George had gone a different route. Clones took away much of that mystery for me. I didn't like that.
  5. Jade-Walker Jedi Master

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    I don't know. I think it's fleshed out his character a bit.
    I never really saw the big deal about Boba Fett until all of this.
    Yeah. Best bounty hunter in the galaxy and dies in one of the first encounters that we see him in. (Yes, I know that he didn't really die in the Sarlaac. But it appeared that way in RotJ.)
  6. TheRandomMenace Jedi Master

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    Oh, but he did die in the Sarlacc... Lucas said in some interview something to the effect of, "Yeah, I know that people keeping bringing him back so he appears in the comics and books afterwards as if he survived, but no, he died here." (here referring to the Sarlacc pit of course)
  7. LukeSkiwalker Jedi Knight

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    Lucas doesn't Agree with most of the EU. I'd rather believe in the EU than Lucas's Universe. His is just kinda Weird. Anyway I like Fett Being Alive.
  8. Jade-Walker Jedi Master

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    Not to mention better dialogue in the EU ;)
  9. REBO1971 Jedi Knight

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    Oh, but he did die in the Sarlacc... Lucas said in some interview something to the effect of, "Yeah, I know that people keeping bringing him back so he appears in the comics and books afterwards as if he survived, but no, he died here." (here referring to the Sarlacc pit of course)

    I may be mistaken, but in the Return of the Jedi Special Edition (my VCR is broke, so I haven't watched my videos in a long time. I just can't seem to justify buying a new VCR when all the movies I buy are on DVD now!) didn't they include a loud CRUNCH sound when Boba fell into the Sarlac's mouth to emphasize that he was indeed killed?
  10. Padawan92 Jedi Master

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    I've read the Boba Fett books (also the Jedi Apprentice, Jedi Quest, Young Jedi Knights, and Junior Jedi Knights) and I really love the Boba Fett books. I mean yes I can go thru one in like two hours but that isn't the point. I just like how it gives the character another layer of character. What I mean is even if some people don't like that Boba is being written as a childish character (because he IS one) doesn't mean it isn't good. I find them great books and create a real feeling about the characters more and more with every book...that is why I like them so much!!
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