Boba Fett Canucks helmet protects against concussions, sarlaac digestion

Boba Fett’s Mandalorian helmet is legend. According to a Star Wars-obsessed nutjob I know friend that owns a replica, it gives him a panoramic view of everything, it records videos and plays them back on command, it dispenses water, and it helps to make the assassin clone a crazy badass. It’s also a massive part of his identity: According to Wookiepedia, once, in Boba Fett: Twin Engines of Destruction, Corellian mercenary Dengar asked him to take off the helmet and reveal his face, and Fett responded, “This is my face.” Did I mention Boba Fett was a crazy badass? Because he totally is.

Fett’s helmet is one of the great collectible accessories of the Star Wars mythology. But you know what would make it an even greater collectible accessory? If someone re-painted it in 1980s Canuck colours and got Kirk McLean and Dana Murzyn to sign it. And what do you know, someone did.

This helmet is the work of Dairn Peters, who obviously rules. Here’s what his eBay listing had to say about this curious item:

You are bidding on a Star Wars BOBA FETT helmet, hand-painted in the 1980-90′s retro VANCOUVER CANUCKS colours and logo. This helmet is the ultimate item for any CANUCKS fan! It is entirely unique and looks AWESOME – perfect for display or to wear to the game! It is adjustable to fit any size kid to adult, and all SOUND EFFECTS and LIGHTS work perfectly.

It is also signed by former Canuck players KIRK MCLEAN and DANA MURZYN (see photo). This is an absolutely one-of-a-kind piece of memorabilia and you won’t find anything like it anywhere!

And here’s the photo with the signatures to which Peters is referring:

I’m trying to imagine Kirk McLean’s reaction to being asked to sign this? “Mr. McLean, would you sign my helmet?” “Sure man, what league do you — oh, you’re just a nut.”

Which Canuck would be most amenable to signing a piece of hardcore sci-fi nerdity like this nowadays? My money’s on Cody Hodgson.

Sadly, this item was discovered by Reddit user thefuzzyguy just as the auction ended. The item has been sold for $150, which means it’s now likely owned by someone Canuck and/or Star Wars-obsessed enough to never list it again.

s/t to our pal Thom Drance for the tip. He speculated that @kristabee was the likely buyer, and according to her brother, Thom was right.

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10 comments

  1. Nee
    February 18, 2012

    There was a guy in the crowd at the Canucks-Avs game on Weds wearing this!

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  2. Dairn
    February 18, 2012

    Yup, wore it to the Colorado game and sold it today. Its a sweet lid… Time to make a new one!

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    • Nee
      February 18, 2012

      Nice!

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    • Jeff hilario
      February 21, 2012

      Can I get a bruins boba fett or are you bitter from last year still? You could sell millions of these but you are right the NHL would and still might come after you as I sell tshirts in Boston and know that drill! Anyway from one hockey fan to another these are freakn cool!!

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      • Dairn
        February 21, 2012

        Haha, of course I’m still bitter! ;-) Thanks for the compliment Jeff, and yeah I’d make you one (I’ve got a sweet Transformers Bumblebee painted with Bruins logo… if you’re interested send me a note – dairn@hotmail.com). Hockey fans, unite!

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  3. Kristabee
    February 18, 2012

    Its true! I bought it. :)

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    • Dairn
      February 19, 2012

      Kristabee, my Paypal account doesn’t see it as being bought by you yet, lol! If you want, I can drop it to your place and skip the shipping charges. I live pretty close by and I’m willing to do that. Send me a messgae via ebay…

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  4. Matt
    February 18, 2012

    That’s my uncle’s handiwork! I bought a Johnny Canuck’d edition of the boba fett helmet from him, unfortunately unsigned, but absolutely gorgeous. Llooks great with my Linden jersey!

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  5. sarah
    February 18, 2012

    Perhaps it was purchased as a Birthday present for CoHo…

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  6. Donald
    February 22, 2012

    What we really need is a Storm Trooper helmet with Pin Stripes and a interlocking NY Yankees logo on it. :) That would really make my day and be something I’d love to put up on my wall.

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