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Star Wars The Mandalorian Pays Respect to the Past in Set Photos

by Sean P. Aune | October 15, 2018October 15, 2018 9:30 am EDT

When Star Wars The Mandalorian premieres on the Disney streaming service in 2019, it’s very clear that the past will be respected. Executive producer Jon Favreau has posted two photos of props that are clearly blasts from the past.

First up, a familiar weapon.

When Boba Fett first premiered in the Star Wars Holiday Special in 1978, he was carrying a rifle we never saw again. As the Holiday Special is not considered canon, it was forgotten by most, but it was given a name as being an “Amban phase-pulse blaster,” and later appeared in Star Wars: The Force Unleashed game, which also is no longer canon.

Star Wars Holiday Special Boba Fett

In short, by appearing in The Mandalorian, this will be its first appearance in the current canon.

The second prop to be revealed is in canon, but hasn’t been seen in ages.

This humble data core – as it is sometimes referred to – is definitely not an ice cream maker. It first appeared in The Empire Strikes Back as Willrow Hood ran by with our main heroes with it under his arm.

Star Wars - Empire Strikes Back - Willrow Hood


Just don’t think he was running through the halls with an ice cream maker because you would be wrong, and everyone would mock you for thinking this is an ice cream maker.

And we love the crew of The Mandalorian for acknowledging the data core.



Sean P. Aune

Sean Aune has been a pop culture aficionado since before there was even a term for pop culture. From the time his father brought home Amazing