Name: Boba Fett [Episode VI]
Type: Mini Busts
Number: Item No. 80175
Edition Size: 2500 (2013 San Diego Comic Con Exclusive)
Source: Return Of The Jedi
Availability: July 2013
License: Gentle Giant Ltd.
Gentle Giant Ltd has developed an incredible Boba Fett [Episode VI] Mini Bust based on his appearance from Return of The Jedi. It’s been relegated to a Convention Exclusive only at the moment. But knowing Gentle Giant Ltd. as well as we do, you may expect to see this released a little bit differently for the general market. Coming with some basic but authentic modularity, it can be said that they have nailed a tremendous likeness of the Mandalorian bounty hunter in a very special collectible format for those collectors that have been with them since the beginning. (Like ourselves for example.) The piece is rewarding to own, that much is sure. But the price it’s commanding is a bit too much to handle. While gorgeous, there isn’t enough here to justify the elevated MSRP. From head to midriff, the Boba Fett [Episode VI] Mini Bust truly shines and perhaps most importantly has a feature never before added to a Mini Bust until now (you’ll have to keep reading for more information on that) that we hope they utilize on future releases. Fully compatible with the rest of the Mini Busts already released in the line, Boba Fett [Episode VI] is a dream come true for fans of this bounty hunter and especially those fond of Return Of The Jedi.
The 2003 Boba Fett Mini Bust based on his appearance from The Empire Strikes Back and this Mini Bust based on his appearance from Return Of The Jedi are separated by a decade long back unbelievably. It’s quite surprising that a character as popular as Boba Fett wasn’t developed into every iteration already. Perhaps Gentle Giant Ltd. was cleverly building up the anticipation for another Boba Fett [Episode VI] Mini Bust. After all, the 2003 version commands a hefty premium on the aftermarket. And even though that version is limited to 7500 pieces, it still doesn’t seem that enough were produced. Therefore, we are quite surprised to see the 2013 San Diego Comic Con version of Boba Fett have an edition size of only 2500 pieces. While we’re not sold on deluxe packaging forgiving an escalated MSRP, we do have to say that the $149.99 that Gentle Giant Ltd. is expecting to make on this piece completely carve out a decent size of the Mini Bust buying population as out of their price range. It will be interesting to see if Gentle Giant Ltd. makes a non-modular version for general release. It wouldn’t make sense not to do that.
Status: This highly-detailed mini bust, based on the original Lucasfilm costumes and props, was sculpted and painted by Gentle Giant Ltd. We hope you enjoy it.
Exclusivity: Convention Exclusive (2013 San Diego Comic Con Exclusive)
Assembly: (5 parts) Mini Bust, rangefinder attachment, 2 interchangeable left arms, right hand holding blaster (portrait comes with ball-jointed articulation)
Date Stamp: 2013
Retail: $149.99 USD
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