Description[edit | edit source]
The WESTAR-34 fired powerful bolts that were very effective at close range. The blaster was designed specifically for sustained close-range use, utilizing its dallorian construction to absorb more heat than a standard blaster. The pistol's expensive custom-made finish made it impervious to furnace fire. They were also small and compact enough to fit into a jetpack.
History[edit | edit source]
Favoring agility and precision over high capacity, Jango Fett had a pair of WESTAR-34 blaster pistols custom-made. Designed for brief but intense surprise attacks at close range, the pistols had weight-minimizing modifications and were made of an expensive Dallorian alloy which could withstand sustained-fire heating that would melt most ordinary blasters. During his duel with Obi-Wan Kenobi on Kamino, Jango lost one of his WESTARs to the raging sea. He continued to use his remaining blaster against Jedi Knights on Geonosis, killing Coleman Trebor. Jango managed to finish off the Reek in the Execution Arena with one shot from his pistol. Jango then lost his second blaster to Mace Windu's lightsaber seconds before Mace decapitated him.
Quinlan Vos also carried one of these when he was undercover as Korto Vos. After Jango Fett's death, Boba acquired two custom WESTAR-34s that Jango Fett had specially made to fit Boba. Other notable users of the WESTAR-34 were Fenn Shysa and Kal Skirata.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
In the animated segment of The Star Wars Holiday Special, Boba Fett uses a blaster that looks remarkably like the WESTAR-34 blaster pistol that his father uses in Attack of the Clones. Whether this inspired the WESTAR-34's design is unknown.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars: Bounty Hunter
- Jango Fett: Open Seasons 1 (In flashback(s))
- Jango Fett: Open Seasons 2 (In flashback(s))
- Jango Fett: Open Seasons 4
- Star Wars: Jango Fett
- Star Wars: Zam Wesell
- Star Wars Adventures 4: Jango Fett vs. the Razor Eaters
- Star Wars Adventures 5: The Shape-Shifter Strikes
- Star Wars Adventures 6: The Warlords of Balmorra
- Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones (First appearance)
- Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones comic
- Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones junior novelization
- Star Wars: Attack of the Clones Movie Storybook
- Boba Fett: The Fight to Survive
- Republic 49: Sacrifice
- Republic Commando: True Colors
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "R2 Come Home"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Lethal Trackdown"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Bounty"
- Boba Fett: A New Threat
- Boba Fett: Pursuit
- "Orders"—Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures Volume 4 (In flashback(s))
- The Last of the Jedi: Dark Warning
- "Being Boba Fett"—Star Wars Tales 18 (In flashback(s))
- Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II comic
- Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided
- Fate of the Jedi: Allies
Non-canon appearances[edit | edit source]
- "Fett Club"—Star Wars Tales 24
- "The Way of the Warrior"—Star Wars Tales 18
- LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game
- LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga
- LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars
- Star Wars: Battlefront II
- Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron
- Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron
Sources[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars: Attack of the Clones: The Visual Dictionary
- Star Wars: Attack of the Clones: The Illustrated Companion
- The Official Star Wars Fact File 72 (FET3-4, Jango Fett's Equipment)
- (Picture only)
- Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary
- The New Essential Guide to Weapons and Technology
- Star Wars Battlefront II: Prima Official Game Guide
- Star Wars Fandex Deluxe Edition
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia
- Star Wars: Force Collection (Card: Jango Fett (★★★)) (Picture only)
- Star Wars: Force Collection (Card: Jango Fett (★★★★)) (Picture only)
- Star Wars: Force Collection (Card: Jango Fett (★★★★★)) (Picture only)
- Star Wars: Sith Wars