The Last Jedi Action Figure Two-Packs
Item No.: Asst. C1242 No. C1244
Includes: 2 blaster pistols, 1 blaster rifle, 2 flame effects, 1 rocket pack, 1 backpack with attached gauntlets
Action Feature: Force Link sounds
Availability: September 2017
Appearances: The Empire Strikes Back
Bio: Boba Fett was a male human bounty hunter, and the genetic clone of infamous bounty hunter Jango Fett. (Stolen from Wookieepedia. Packaging has no bio.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
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Commentary: There is a short list of characters I think Hasbro needs to keep in constant (like every 1-2 years) circulation, and near the top of that list is Boba Fett - last sold in the main line in 2015, as part of the rotten Armor Up figure assortment which has mercifully been smothered. This particular Boba Fett is really skinny, based on his appearance in The Empire Strikes Back. It also adds something we haven't seen in nearly two decades - an extra large "off-camera" backpack, although in this case it feels like it really works well.
The Force Link sounds are interesting - "Orders are to finish you off!" and "Don't bother hiding" are new, with "He's no good to me dead" being supplied in the 2004 DVD voice. The "Orders" quote actually does sound like Tem Morrison, but I doubt it's actually him. The rocket pack has a separate sound clip with other action sounds. Boba himself also has a rocket pack sound if you wave him around wildly.
Even if you don't like it, it's good. My big gripes about most figures is poor functionality - that is, a bad joint or accessory bothers me more than no joint at all. Seeing how much Hasbro put in to this particular edition of Boba Fett, the first all-new 3 3/4-inch one in several years, makes me superbly happy. This may not be an essential buy for anybody, but if you want a Boba Fett at a decent price you could do a lot worse. It's fun, so if you like fun give it a look. And after this one, we're going back to a more normal schedule.
Packaging Notes: The box is pretty good - not too big, not too small. There is no mention from which movie this product hails.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from Entertainment Earth.
Day 2,406: September 8, 2017