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.amazing fan stuff, boba fett canucks helmet, Canucks, star wars