Collection: Star Wars [Shadow Of The Dark Side]
Source: The Empire Strikes Back
Availability: August 2010
Bossk is a bounty hunter hired to track down the Millennium Falcon. The Trandoshan meets with Lord Vader and is given the task of capturing the Rebel ship. The reptilian humanoid is an efficient and ruthless hunter whose personal goal is to capture Chewbacca.
The Saga Legends line took an interesting turn in direction by the time the 2010 Star Wars "Shadow Of The Dark Side" line look was released. When compared to previous Saga Legends lines, it has a very heavy concentration of bounty hunter characters in that it. The focus of bounty hunter was very appropriate. Not only was it the 30th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back, the bounty hunters also had major roles in The Clone Wars television show at the same time. Since Saga Legends role functioned as a kids' line, first and foremost, to introduce kids to some realistically styled Star Wars characters, Hasbro thought it would be best to release a nice supply of this hive of scum and villainy into the basic figure sub-line. They did a fine job pulling some of their best efforts from recent years. And collectors jumped on them because many missed them the first time they were released. As a result, the first wave of Saga Legends became very hard to find pretty soon after their arrival at retail. What many didn’t realize initially is that some changes were made to the figures’ paint operations. Hopefully we’ll be able to clear that up for you here.
When an action figure is manufactured in two different time periods, things happen at the factory level that inadvertently change the newly manufactured figure and make it look differently from its original release. And that’s what happened to Bossk. First released in 2007’s very popular “Vintage” The Saga Collection line, he’s back snarling at collectors with an aim to take out whatever Wookiees that cross his path. The sculpt of Bossk has always been incredible since day one. And now the revised paint operation changes made to him.... well.... we’re not sure if it’s better or worse, so we’ll let you decide. You’ll notice right away that the 2010 Bossk has a duller paint wash. Yet, the icon on his flight suit has been applied in a much crisper fashion. You may even notice that the yellow plug on the front of his flight suit is a slightly bolder yellow. His eye color is a different shade and the dark wash that penetrates his scales is muted (and then often darker in places with no rhyme or reason) when compared to the 2007 VTSC Bossk (Bounty Hunter) figure. So some enhancements and some setbacks have occurred to Bossk. Bossk is so cool despite any variation in his paint job, so we doubt that anything could affect your affection for him.
Status: Bossk is a slight repaint of 2007's VTSC Bossk (Bounty Hunter) figure.
Articulation Count: 23 points (14 areas of articulation)
Articulation Details: ball-socket head (1), ball-jointed left shoulder (2), ball-jointed right shoulder (2), ball-jointed left elbow (2), ball-jointed right elbow (2), swivel left forearm (1), swivel right forearm (1), ball-jointed torso (2), swivel left hip (1), swivel right hip (1), ball-jointed left knee (2), ball-jointed right knee (2), ball-jointed left ankle (2), ball-jointed right ankle (2)
Accessory Count: 2
Accessory Details: removable collar, blaster rifle
Date Stamp: 2007
Assortment Number: 21392/21115
Retail: $7.99 USD
Market Value: Click here to check the latest prices based on listings.
Star Wars [Shadow Of The Dark Side] Saga Legends Wave 1
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