11. Boba Fett’s helmet gives him 360 vision
Like many Mandalorian and stormtrooper helmets, Boba Fett’s helmet is equipped with an advanced heads up display that gives the bounty hunter a wide, encompassing 360-degree field of vision that allows him to see any incoming threats.
Additionally, the powerful display can be controlled with eye movements like blinking and contains a radar that allows him to scan through walls and see into nearby rooms and assess dangers and hazards.
However, despite the sophisticated technology the helmet contains within the world of Star Wars, the original prop helmet posed logistical issues for its first actor, Jeremy Bulloch.
In an interview with StarWars.com, Boba’s initial performer described the uncomfortable experience of wearing the armor and being so blinded by the helmet it was almost dangerous: “…there’s nothing you could do. … If you start moaning like that you should be doing some other film.”
However, Bulloch noted the experience of wearing the armor and helmet was so key to his transformation as Boba Fett, it overpowered any discomfort he may have felt. It’s safe to say, between the armor, Bulloch’s acting and physicality, and Star Wars movie magic, it all made for the mystique and enigma that is Boba Fett.