The Mandalorian is all the rage right now, and rightly so. It’s an excellent series that pays homage to the lore of the Expanded Universe and delivers a show that’s loyal to the look, feel, and themes of Star Wars.
Of course, it all began with one of Star Wars’ most enigmatic characters (and Day 4’s featured ornament): Boba Fett. The bounty hunter only has a handful of lines in Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi (let’s ignore his appearance in A New Hope Special Edition). I have two Boba Fett ornaments: the original 1998 version and the updated 2018 version.
The 1998 version is underwhelming. It features rigid Boba Fett standing with his arms tightly at his side, pistol in one hand. It was ok for 1998, but I always wanted one that was a little more interesting. I got it with the 2018 version. It features a flying Boba Fett in an action pose. He looks great and captures the more dynamic view of the Mandalorians that we’ve come to know from comics, movies, and animated shows.
The Boba Fetts aren’t the only Mandalorian representatives on the tree. Jango Fett is also featured as is the excellently rendered (but exceedingly heavy) Slave I starship (but more on that one later this month).