Boba Fett Replica Armor from Galac-Tac Is Just Around the Corner

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The Galac-Tac project was unveiled earlier this year. (Photo: Facebook/Galac-Tac)

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Two sets of armor were made. (Photo: Facebook/Galac-Tac)

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One gray and one tan. (Photo: Facebook/Galac-Tac)

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The project combines real-world body armor with Mandalorian aesthetics. (Photo: Facebook/Galac-Tac)

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The project was backed by hard-hitters in the arms business. (Photo: Facebook/Galac-Tac)

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Replica helmets and body armor will be available soon. (Photo: Facebook/Galac-Tac)

The Galac-Tac Project–half art, half ballistic protection and target engagement system, all 100 percent baller–smashed onto the scene earlier this year. Directed by Ryan B. Flowers, the project draws heavily from Star Wars armor designs, chiefly the type of body armor worn by the series’ antagonist and icon Boba Fett.

Backed by real-world military hardware manufacturers like AR500 Armor, Armasight, Heckler & Koch, Leupold, SOG Knives, the Galac-Tac Project was the highlight of events and trade shows at the top of the year. The showcase armor suits, one gray, the other tan, were made with functional armor plates, networked night vision optics and other real gunfighter equipment, making the whole thing that much more bad-ass.

The campaign was hugely successful. The Galac-Tac Project was so popular that the project team was quickly overwhelmed with orders for replica (non-ballistic) sets of armor and helmets. In order to keep up with demand the team had to relocate to a new headquarters and re-tool to meet a realistic production schedule.

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The hiatus is now coming to an end. The team is working on a May return to business and will hopefully start taking orders again in the next few weeks. Galac-Tac armor and helmets will soon be available sold separately for $325 each, in flat dark earth, olive drab, matte black and matte gray. Again for the record, these replicas are not real body armor, they are costume sets–of course that does have the side benefit of making them a lot more affordable and lighter weight.

Constructed from high-impact semi-rigid urethane, the armor is “one size fits most,” designed to be mounted to MOLLE vests. Right now Galac-Tac is only working on replica armor and helmets, but they have plans for other accessories such as bracers and gauntlets.

We look forward to seeing what else Galac-Tac has in store in the coming months. We know one thing’s in the works: heavy gunner suits.

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The new and larger manufacturing facility is up and running. (Photo: Facebook/Galac-Tac)

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A suit and helmet prior to finishing. (Photo: Facebook/Galac-Tac)

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The next must-have iPhone accessory. (Photo: Facebook/Galac-Tac)

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Mandalorian Heavy Gunner armor prototype. (Photo: Facebook/Galac-Tac)

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  • Capacitygear July 18, 2017, 1:35 pm

    For my $, I’d much rather have the “Predator” motorcycle helmet that’s DOT approved. As far as body armor/helmets,
    Wendy’s stuff is the best

  • RGE July 17, 2017, 8:51 am

    So … basically if you buy into this, and suit up, and wander around say in your average urban environment … the cops will fire at you as if your name is “Will”.

  • gary h June 16, 2017, 8:00 am

    Oh my god do any of you imbeciles read? “Again for the record, these replicas are not real body armor, they are costume sets”
    not real body armor
    not real body armor
    costume sets
    costume sets
    non-ballistic
    non-ballistic
    My god it’s a cool halloween costume not a tactical operators armor.
    Sheesh!

  • Alan May 9, 2016, 9:27 am

    LOL! Ok, the comments aside, that helmet is SO obviously limited in it’s visual range as to be a danger itself.
    So when did the fine line between childish things and manhood become so blurred? AND so acceptable?
    I wondered when the video gamers and guns would become as one, and pollute our little world.
    The question is, are those gamers as mature about their guns as needed?
    Life is NOT a video game.
    But then, look at the increased frequency of ‘accidents’ with firearms lately, especially with explosive targets.
    Nothing like promoting it!

  • Dan May 9, 2016, 12:00 am

    Jonathan…Have you ever kissed a girl?
    Mark and Fastguns said it all.

  • Thadius May 7, 2016, 11:05 pm

    Just the reading of these comments would be worth the $700 price tag! Its great, all the Star Wars guys defending the gear, SWAT guys attacking .. almost.. as.. if… this…armor.. was… of … use… in a Star Wars vs. SWAT THROWDOWN ……. ! (BTW – not sure who to root for.. Star Wars guy from way back, Tac Team for a decade (ret, injured) .. I would not want anyone showing up for a call-out I was on, in this stuff… but I can totally foresee a “local” team outfitting the whole crew entirely in this stuff … if the Chief is a Mandalorian fanboy.
    So, if the helmet HUD works with networked Night Vision on the weapon.. are we talking shoot around corners unexposed-type hardware? Just how “real” is this stuff? What level of protection? (Maybe I should read the article.. but.. I don’t want to.)

  • Mark May 6, 2016, 11:36 pm

    I dunno… If you showed up on my squad for an op decked out like that, I’d have to consider killing you myself. just sayin.

  • James Jones May 6, 2016, 6:11 pm

    I seen some similar equipment being tried out by the US Army Europe in the mid nineties, Modern Warfighter was the term used. I like the guy commenting on being a tactical operators when all the training they’ve probably had would be a “hick jic” Sheriff’s office tactical training course, ya know fudge the numbers for your fat, non shooting friends, so you can have the “best possible” tactical team.

  • fastguns May 6, 2016, 4:50 pm

    WOW!! That’s all I’ve got. Well maybe not. I think it looks cool, but if it’s not real what good is it? Other than to get people killed, and make people laugh at SWAT teams. Some people do need to get out of their mothers basements every once in awhile, just saying.

  • loupgarous May 6, 2016, 3:26 pm

    Not cool. ALL this is going to do is draw people into SWAT and tactical units who shouldn’t be there, who are playing out a fantasy life instead of being professional tactical operators. It’s going to give us more incidents like the killing of a pest control guy for sticking his pellet gun outside his hotel room in Arizona by a SWAT operative who, for motives still unclear to me. The shooter had “You’re fucked” scrawled on the stock of his rifle, which suggests to me his mind was on the mystique of being a tactical responder, not the reality that his decision to pull the trigger on someone couldn’t be called back.

    I think the mindset of a man who goes into a tactical situation dressed up as Boba Fett is questionable; if nothing else, a shooter who makes an otherwise good decision to take a shot may be unjustly prosecuted in the civil or criminal courts on the assumption that dressing up like a character from Star Wars meant he was less than totally focused on the need to use only countervailing force appropriate to the situation.

    • Mid-loner May 9, 2016, 1:36 am

      Haha, you said “professional tactical operator”… And then you used the word “US”.

      • loupgarous June 2, 2016, 4:08 pm

        “Us” means you, me and the other folks who might have to worry about sharing a town with a police tactical unit staffed by guys cosplaying as Star Wars characters. Learn to read, jackass.

  • Chris May 6, 2016, 2:54 pm

    I could see this as an awesome armor set for sport bikes. I really like that they have done this, but I am definitely conflicted. I feel like anyone wearing this would be a huge D-bag.

    • loupgarous May 6, 2016, 3:28 pm

      I sure wouldn’t want someone cosplaying his way through a shooter scenario in MY town.

  • Eric May 6, 2016, 1:55 pm

    I hope they make them in a size xlll.

  • Russ May 6, 2016, 1:16 pm

    Some people need to get a life! Does anyone have a girlfriend? And she puts up with this? 🙂

    • loupgarous May 6, 2016, 3:30 pm

      What about the police chief who puts up with it on his SWAT team? I get the feeling this stuff will be bought, and will be used on duty by someone whose professional judgment isn’t what it ought to be, and the public relations flak that happens will best be described by “s–tstorm”

  • Don May 6, 2016, 9:42 am

    This can also be used for cosplay. Dress up events like ComicCon. Expensive, yes, but but cool and fun. Think of it as the safe queen gun that many have paid for and only shot once, if that.

    • loupgarous May 6, 2016, 3:33 pm

      (using “Comic Guy” from the Simpsons William Shatner voice) “Most… expensive… cosplay… outfit… EVER!”

      Sort of like buying a Bolo Mauser so you can put a flash hider on it and play Han Solo.

  • Robert L. May 6, 2016, 9:23 am

    Actually, a young Bobba Fett was also in Star Wars II “Attack of the Clones”. He rescued his Dad, Jango Fett from a young Obi-Wan Kenobi. So Andy G owes Karma an apology ;>)

    • BillyG May 6, 2016, 10:30 am

      Did the rescuing occur before or after Mace Windu cut Jango’s head off?

  • Joseph Cruz May 6, 2016, 9:17 am

    OK, it looks cool if you’re making movies, but $700 for make-believe helmet and armor? I understand the whole cowboy thing and re-enacting in general because it’s got historical value. I can even understand collecting action figures of your favorite movies or books, but make-believe to wear – where and for what – selfies? I guess there’s a lot of big kids out there with money burning holes in their pockets who want to just sit in front of the mirror and look at and take selfies of themselves. Apparently enough to make this a worthwhile business venture for Galac-Tac.

    • loupgarous May 6, 2016, 3:36 pm

      $700 is mid-range for cosplay outfits. The troubling thing is that someone may actually put this on his MOLLE gear on a real op. The plaintiff’s brief in the resulting lawsuit writes itself.

  • M.Fed May 6, 2016, 8:37 am

    How utterly REDICULOUS …!!! Enormous waste of money

  • GaryGary May 6, 2016, 8:02 am

    I’m very surprised :

    Who would want fake armor

    Why has it taken so long to make the real armor sets that really work ? The real thing is LONG over due.

    • loupgarous May 6, 2016, 3:38 pm

      Because the market for REAL ballistic-tolerant gear made to look like Star Wars merchandise is mercifully small.

  • Mark Fraktman May 6, 2016, 8:02 am

    Those helmets look like they would be HOT and stuffy.

  • karma May 6, 2016, 5:06 am

    Just a point of nerdom, Bobba Fett was not the movies antagonist. He was a bit character with less than 10 minutes screen time in all three movies combined. He HAS become iconic through the fandom though. I take two things in life very serious……my guns and my starwars.

    • g holfstra May 6, 2016, 7:24 am

      3 movies? Haven’t been out much lately eh? Tip: there’s 3 more…

      • Andy G May 6, 2016, 7:54 am

        There is actually 4 more…. But he is right in mentioning 3, Bobba doesn’t appear in all the movies, only the originals.

        • Brian Onuscheck May 6, 2016, 9:00 am

          That’s not a true statement at all. Boba Fett doesn’t appear in Star Wars: A New Hope (the first film) at all. His first appearance is in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. He also appears in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, and as child in the prequile Star Wars: The Clone Wars. In this film he is the only pure clone of the bounty hunter Jango Fett, the person chosen by the Republic to be the model soldier that all the clones for their army are based off of that later become the stormtroopers under the empire.

          • Geoff May 6, 2016, 10:11 am

            Actually, Fett is in “A New Hope” in the re-released/remasterd version – it’s a director’s cut of the scene with Jaba the Hutt and Han Solo at the Millennium Falcon’s hangar on Tatooine which didn’t make it into the original film.

          • BillyG May 6, 2016, 10:27 am

            First appearance is in ROTJ? Have you never seen Empire Strikes Back (arguably the best SW movie made)? Who do you think Vader is pointing at when he says, “No disintegration”? Way off there man…..

        • Brian Dollins May 6, 2016, 10:07 am

          There are only 4 Star Wars movies. I’ve mentally blocked any other “alleged” movies.

          • Liam May 11, 2016, 5:23 pm

            I love the Star Wars moves

    • Jonathan May 6, 2016, 12:08 pm

      Actually, when George Lucas was still making Star Wars (Episode IV: “A New Hope”), he planned to make a total of nine movies with Darth Vader as the villain-in-chief for episodes V through IX (and of course Vader’s back story/the Clone Wars for episodes I through III). This would have left room for other villains who would be the main antagonist for an episode or two, and the plan was for one of these to be Boba Fett, bounty hunter extraordinaire. Boba Fett was introduced first in a parade in September of 1978, then as an action figure in a mail-order promotional during the production of Episode V: “The Empire Strikes Back” and the character was introduced to wider viewership in the much maligned “Star Wars Holiday Special”. Of course, he was a dominating character in “Empire”, even with his limited screentime.
      However, Lucas began to get bored (for lack of a better word) with Star Wars and decided to truncate the number of movies to three, ending with Episode VI: “Return of the Jedi” and abandoning plans to do episodes I through III. Since the new plan for “Jedi” would focus on the resolution of the conflict between Luke Skywalker and Vader, there was less room for the originally planned storyline for Boba Fett. To just leave the character hanging as a undealt with threat didn’t fit the tone of the movie, so the decision was made to have Fett die from falling into the Sarlacc Pit.
      With the Expanded Universe fiction, George Lucas allowed just about anything to happen except the death of a major character from the original series (although he later relented and allowed the death of Chewbacca as he felt the stories had stagnated). Since Boba Fett was so popular, the character was revived in Dark Horse comics, “Star Wars: Dark Empire”, which was later expanded upon in the novels with Fett having nearly killed the Sarlacc during his escape. With the declaration of the EU as non-canonical by Disney, the ultimate fate of Boba Fett is unknown.

      • Deetee May 6, 2016, 3:05 pm

        Wow… I don’t know who is more sad, you, for writing all that…or me, for reading the entire thing

    • loupgarous May 6, 2016, 3:39 pm

      A guy who calls his own starship “Slave One” ain’t sympathetic. Neither is one who takes contracts from Jabba the Hut.
      I take guns and Star Wars pretty middlin’ serious, myself. I just am scrupulous never to mix them.

  • c bell May 3, 2016, 9:53 pm

    Better make it fire proof when the apposing Army can not defeat this armor they will bring back Blow Torches, napalm, and cluster bombs and Beehive rounds

    • Ranman May 6, 2016, 5:20 am

      Blow torches? You mean flame throwers right?

      • loupgarous May 6, 2016, 3:40 pm

        I wouldn’t rule out “blow torches” with ISIS.

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