Doesn’t the sarlacc also keep its victims alive inside? I wonder how long he was in there. Cob Vanth had his armor for a while. Maybe Boba hadn’t been free all that long and is just now going about setting this right.
That’s a really interesting, not to mention disturbing, idea that I don’t think I’ve ever heard theorized before. Theoretically someone should be able to survive months, maybe even years or centuries, inside a Sarlacc before they’re too far gone to come back out. It might be a bit too grim for Disney SW, but I do like the idea that he spent some time tortured inside the Sarlacc, giving him plenty of time to reconsider his life. Maybe he got amnesia or temporarily lost his mind like Maul did? Either of these ideas could explain why it took him about 5 years to go looking for his armour.
I never really thought much about C-3PO’s line about being slowly digested over 1000 years much before. I figured it wouldn’t matter how long it took you to be digested since you were dead, but it makes more sense if the sarlacc somehow bonds with its victims and they are somehow sustained. Not sure how much is known about sarlacc species. Just guessing.