Star Wars: What's a bounty hunter's armour made of?

If you're a Star Wars geek, then any hitherto unknown information, trivia or scrap of teeny-tiny minutiae about George Lucas' profiteering galaxy is precious indeed. As former editor of the Star Wars Fan Club (UK branch), I understand that.

So when I spotted some concept art for Star Wars: The Old Republic, BioWare's PC MMORPG,  that listed some of the materials used in the construction of a bounty hunter's suit, I knew someone somewhere would want to know about it. And you can bet your ass that these images have been approved by a dozen or so Lucas employees before being released.

It's likely that the metal is durasteel or duraplast - a feature of Jango and Boba Fett's armour. Darth Vader's armour was also constructed using durasteel. As for the leather, I've no idea what that would be made from. Bantha hide? Yoda foreskin? Any mega-geeks feel free to drop some serious Star Wars science and enlighten me.

Bounty hunters will be a playable class in Star Wars: The Old Republic. I'm guessing that hot female bounty hunters will be a pretty popular choice...

May 13, 2010


  • tacoman38 - May 14, 2010 3:39 p.m.

    the leather would probably be nerf hide. or Ewoks, but they're probably a protected species.
  • 510BrotherPanda - May 13, 2010 9:46 p.m.

    Man, a set of Yoda foreskin clothe must be grossly expensive. Would he have a regenerating foreskin to begin with? How many would be needed, Yoda is really short. Would the skin be still pliable after 900 years? Yoda was so old, would anyone be dedicated enough to work on a set of his foreskin clothes? Would it be the most durable material in the universe after the "cloth" had been aged for so long?
  • nightasasin - May 13, 2010 8:39 p.m.

    Ummm, Jango's and Fett's armor is made out of Beskar, which is a mandalorian metal that is stronger than durasteel. The Bounty Hunter armor is durasteel though.
  • PhantomDave - May 13, 2010 5:12 p.m.

    In BioWARE We Trust. The only game I'm really anticipating. I plan on coming down with some serious sickness time at work when this releases. LOL
  • bluscorp - May 13, 2010 4:13 p.m.

    The detail Bioware put in it games is astounding.

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