Just the other day, I made a comment in mixed company that if my wife and I ever got another dog, we should name it Boba. My wife then asked why I would want a dog named Boba, to which a friend said something like, “Because Boba Fett is the coolest character in the Star Wars universe.” While this story would be cooler if it was about my Force talent of making my friends say exactly what I’m thinking, it’s actually about hyper-specific details in Star Wars history: the evolution of Boba Fett’s instantly recognizable mask. Believe it or not, it wasn’t manifested in a dream from the Gods of Awesome.
The Dented Helmet, a website specializing in the entire Boba Fett costume (because the Internet is awesome), researched and designed an infographic that tracks the artistic path taken by each of the six original helmets created in the U.K. for the “Super Trooper” project. (You can click the image above for a larger version.) It’s hard to imagine Boba Fett beginning like as a Broken Lizards movie, but that would make a nifty spinoff idea if the bounty hunter ever indeed gets his own standalone picture. I’m pretty sure you can make a bong out of that mask.