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Boba Fett (300th Figure) - POTJ - Special Edition

Name: Boba Fett (300th Figure)
Collection: Power Of The Jedi
Number: N/A
Source: The Empire Strikes Back
Availability: November 2000
License: Hasbro

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The galaxy's most infamous and dangerous bounty hunter – as well as its most expensive – Boba Fett is a stoic hunter who is feared throughout the universe, and for good reason. An intimidating presence whose background is shrouded in mystery, Boba Fett furthers his mystique by masking his true identity behind modified Mandalorian armor.

In 1977, Star Wars magically transported millions of movie-goers to a galaxy far, far away. With its 3-¾"-scale figures, Kenner allowed kids of all ages to take pieces of that galaxy into their homes and forever changed the way children play with toys. As the Star Wars saga expanded and evolved over the last twenty + years, so did Hasbro-Kenner's action figure lines. It is with great pleasure that we celebrate these decades of fun with this Special Edition Star Wars 300th 3-¾" figure.

For collectors, at the turn of the century, the only thing more exciting than a new Star Wars film and a corresponding toy line that ran from 1999 until 2000 was the landmark that was reached the end of that year. Unbelievably, Kenner/Hasbro had 300 Star Wars action features under their belt and they decided to celebrate that with a Special Edition release. Episode I had completely wrapped up as a line. Many of the later products were either cancelled or became every increasingly difficult to locate. But with a revitalized mission and revamped approach, Hasbro made the Power Of The Jedi line all about collectors. Continuing with new and updated action figures of characters from Episode I, the line focused on the Original Trilogy and Expanded Universe which elated collectors everywhere. At the end of year one of Power Of The Jedi, Hasbro reached the aforementioned 300th basic action figure. Ironically, they decided to celebrate this release in packaging that didn’t reflect the nature of the landmark. However, something more powerful was needed as this was a very big deal. Many collectors actually counted out what they believed were all of the 299 previous action figures before Boba Fett (300th Figure), but the release of this figure was more of a celebration that Hasbro had hit that number, whether or not it was exactly the 300th figure or not.

Boba Fett (300th Figure) is truly a celebratory action figure. Hasbro has come so far since The Power Of The Force “2” line and has crafted an remarkable version of Boba Fett that will last for years, if not your collector lifetime. The sculpt is dynamic and the details carved into the sculpt are nothing short of impressive. And then the final paint operation are enough to take your breath away. What should be hailed as one of Hasbro’s finest achievements, Boba Fett (300th Figure) is a triumph in so many ways, and he only has eight points of articulation. The figure is a success because Hasbro captured what we consider a completely perfect pose. He looks the best when posed with his sawed-off blaster rifle in both hands, because that it is his signature look as he fled Bespin to bring the frozen Han Solo to Jabba the Hutt. Granted, other than this pose, Boba Fett (300th Figure) begins to look a bit wonky. There isn’t enough range of movement to turn his arms down to his side and his hunched over posture limits how well he looks sans weapons in general. We don’t care though. We still think this figure is a roaring success and something to celebrate, not just for its landmark, but for its sculpt and deco. The color palette is flawless and Hasbro ensured that they added plenty of silver “scratched” detail to the paint job to recreate Boba Fett’s already battle-ravaged appearance. Again, we couldn’t be happier.

Boba Fett also has some nice other features as well. While not removable, the soft-goods cape is a tremendous update to the plastic molded version that came on The Power Of The Force “2” version. It sort of has a mind of its own, but overall is something we prefer to something that cannot be tucked under or away. It would have been perfect it Hasbro made it a removable accessory. The rangefinder is also removable. This means it’s fully articulated, but if you decide to keep it off of his helmet, Boba Fett will retain a large hole in his helmet. This of course affects the figure’s aesthetics. In total, Boba Fett (300th Figure) comes with six accessories. In addition to the removable rangefinder and sawed-off blaster rifle, he also comes with a shorter and thinner blaster (that can be stored in his functioning holster), a removable jetpack with removable rocket, and a rocket projectile. This figure shoots “missiles” which is just a play feature added for kids. But thankfully you can replace the projectile with the included rocket “plug” for a seamless and screen accurate look of this character. It’s unknown how many of these pieces were made, but we imagine that there are plenty as it has not been a difficult piece to acquire. For those interested in packaging variations, there are two distinct versions. One box has Boba Fett against a white backdrop (which looks like a hallway on Bespin), while the other covers that detail up with the POTJ package green color. The latter looks better.

Collector Notes

Boba Fett (300th Figure)

Status: Boba Fett (300th Figure) is an all-new figure.

Articulation Count: 8 points

Articulation Details: swivel head, 2 swivel shoulders, swivel left forearm, swivel right bicep, swivel waist, 2 swivel hips, swivel (and removable) rangefinder

Accessory Count: 6

Accessory Details: sawed-off blaster rifle, blaster, removable jetpack (2 swivel jets), removable rocket, projectile

Date Stamp: 2000

Assortment Number: TBD

UPC: 076930845660

Retail: $9.99 USD

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Added: March 26, 2014
Category: Power Of The Jedi
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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