Thursday, February 8, 2007

Figure of the Day: Day 278: Boba Fett

BOBA FETT Original Trilogy Collection
Original Trilogy Collection
Item No.:
Asst. 85213 No. 85271
Number: n/a
Includes: Blaster, rocket pack
Action Feature: n/a
Retail: $9.99
Availability: Fall 2004
Appearances: Return of the Jedi

Bio: Orphaned at a young age, Boba Fett lived through the Clone Wars and the Galactic Civil War, surviving both, yet never allying outright with either the Galactic Republic, the Separatists, the Galactic Empire, or the Rebel Alliance. (Stolen from Wookieepedia.)

Image: Adam Pawlus' toy shelves.

Commentary: Everybody loves Boba Fett, except people that suck. This particular figure is arguably the best-- while there's some room for improvement, it's still excellent. The deco is superb, the sculpt is great, the articulation is as good as you can get with Boba Fett, and it's really hard to ask for too much more. As a Return of the Jedi version of the bounty hunter, there's a lot to like here-- and most fans bought one for $10 when he first came out. By and large, these fans were happy with their purchases and I have to say this is still one of the finest figures in my collection. The texture on the "cloth" parts are great, and there's actually some cloth on this figure in the form of his cape. At a premium price, this was a good figure. At a soon-to-be-released basic price point, this is an easy buy.

Collector's Notes: Due to fan outcry, Hasbro will be reissuing this figure on a Saga Legends cardback in 2007. This is largely considered to be a very good thing. At this time, there's only one release of the figure-- the first release-- and Hasbro has yet to make variants in the other Boba Fett color schemes (like ESB-specific, or the yellow-gauntlet "Proto" armor.) This is a figure people love, and for good reason.

Day 278: February 8, 2007

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