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Boba Fett 80s seri-cel

Sometime in the 80s, this Boba Fett cel replica was produced and sold through a magazine ad. Whether or not this was a licensed seri-cel or an unlicensed fan-produced item is unknown at this point. The cel is smaller but very similar to the later Lucasfilm-produced ones (see below) and was matted the same way. But the image appears to have been redrawn, silkscreened onto the cel sheet, and then overlaid on a white background. The art is also flipped left to right so that the image is backwards from the original cartoon.

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Boba Fett and Stormtroopers Imperial Gunship

In 1996, many years after the Holiday Special had been mostly forgotten, Lucasfilm offered limited edition (5000 copies each) 15" x 17" seri-cels of 2 scenes from the Nelvana-produced Holiday Special cartoon. Basically these were hand-silkscreened reproductions of orginal animation cels from the cartoon, double-matted and sealed in protective plastic. The seri-cel showing the stormtroopers on the gunship was basically the same as the original scene, but the Boba Fett seri-cel had an entirely different background showing dark clouds. The original background for this cel had a cityscape and a wall behind Fett, where he and Chewbacca were keeping out of sight of the troops.