Star Wars features some of cinema’s most recognizable characters, and now fans can represent the iconic bounty hunter from the franchise, Boba Fett, with a new Star Wars-themed Xbox controller from Razer.
Xbox and Razer have made a variety of sponsored products over the years, many of which pertaining to Star Wars. Not too long ago, Razer revealed its Mandalorian-Beskar Xbox Series X controller, that shines silver like the bounty hunter’s armor. Xbox itself has released many limited edition controllers itself, like the vibrant yellow and pink Forza Horizon 5 controller, to the more luxorious (and expensive) Halo Infinite Xbox Elite Series 2 controller to celebrate the franchise’s 20th anniversary. If none of these options are enticing, fans can build their own controller though Xbox Design Lab which is constantly adding new features and options for players to mess around with.
Razer has announced its Star Wars Boba Fett Xbox controller, which is available now. Like most new Xbox controllers, the Boba Fett controller features pressure-sensitive triggers and rubberized grips, making for a optimal tactile experience while playing. The controller along with the included display and charging stand—which can fast charge the controller in under 3 hours—are modelled after Boba Fett’s signature green and red helmet, with the full image coming together while the controller is docked. Boba Fett made his first Star Wars appearance in The Empire Strikes Back, and is getting a spotlight of his own in the upcoming Display+ show, Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett.
As this is a limited-edition controller, it is a bit more expensive than the traditional line of Xbox controllers. Buying a standard Xbox controller or using the Xbox Design Lab usually places buyers somewhere in the $70-100 range, while the Xbox Elite controllers are pricier, landing in the $150-200 price area. The Boba Fett Xbox controller and stand can be purchased directly from Razer and other authorized retailers for a price of $179. Razer creates other specialty hardware like a line of Halo Infinite PC accessories like a Master Chief inspired keyboard, mouse, and RGB mat.
Once thought to be dead, Boba Fett lives on in the Star Wars universe and is appropriately receiving merchandise to celebrate. Though the character’s on-screen time between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi was very short, Boba Fett endured as one of the most popular Star Wars characters, largely due to his instantly recognizable design. With Boba Fett is coming to Fortnite at the end of December, it was only a matter of time before the Star Wars legend got his own controller.