Wednesday, May 12, 2010

30 Years of THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK - part 12

The Bounty Hunters - part 3

BOSSK - Like, Dengar, Bossk was also obsessed with capturing Han Solo and Chewbacca, but for different reasons. A Trandoshan, a hunter race, who allied with the Empire in enslaving wookiees. Bossk began his career tracking escaped slaves, often freed by Chewbacca and Han Solo.

Transoshans can regenerate lost limbs up until adulthood. According to expanded universe lore, upon learning that Boba Fett had captured Han Solo, Bossk went after him, battling him for Solo's carbon frozen body. Fett won out, but Bossk continued to hunt for decades after.

Like Dengar, Bossk went on to appear in future segments of the Star Wars saga, including The Clone Wars television series. Publicity photos, such as the one below, show Bossk in Jabba's palace in Return of the Jedi, but he is not evident on screen.



Todd Franklin said...

Bossk was always my favorite Bounty Hunter and one of my favorite action figures.

Bubbashelby said...

I agree with Todd; Bossk was always awesome!