It?s no secret that Boba Fett has such meaning to Star Wars fans and although had limited screen time stands out as one of the most popular characters in the SW universe. I remember wanting him as a kid and next to the falcon (of course) thought he had the coolest ship, I also remember there was a promotion where you could get a Boba Fett action figure with a missile that would launch out of his backpack if you sent in a handful of proof-of-purchase seals from other Star Wars toys. How cool was that? I think his relative lack of screen time contributes to his popularity. The attractions of Boba Fett in his initial appearance are easy to explain - he's a bounty hunter, he has a jet pack and cool weapons and gadgets and special armor and of course you don't know who he is or what he looks like. It is a constant in film that there is a great appeal to the loner particularly when it comes to the bounty hunter. Look at the popularity of the Spaghetti Westerns of the 60's which shot Clint Eastwood's fame. Fett's role in Episode V seems to set him up as an important character. He's got a name, a signature space ship, he flies off with Solo in custody, something the Empire continued to fail to do. Maybe he's the nemesis to Han Solo, a villain second only to Darth Vader and you are pretty disappointed when he disappears down the maw of the Sarlacc. It's that initial attraction and contradiction of his relative unimportance in the first series that makes you notice and focus on Boba Fett, and why he keeps getting written in to the expanded Star Wars universe (and why he's such an iconic figure in things like the Robot Chicken parodies, which really play up the contradiction of his character). The rule is and always will be 'If you love Star Wars it follows you have to love Boba Fett'