Collection: Legacy Collection
Source: The Empire Strikes Back
Availability: November 2009
Boba Fett is a merciless bounty hunter whose dinstinctive armor contains countless weapons and devices. Son of notorious bounty hunter Jango Fett, Boba tracks and eventually captures Han Solo.
Wow! What a difference a paint job makes! But unfortunately for Boba Fett a brighter complexion doesn't translate into better accuracy. We'll get to this more in a minute. This particular Boba Fett sculpt is no stranger to collectors as it has been released in the Hasbro line so far in the Evolutions assortment twice as part of The Fett Legacy set, first in 2007's 30 (77-07) collection and then quickly reissued in the blue phase The Legacy Collection in mid 2008 with a few corrections and enhancements. The set was among the most popular and for good reason; Madalorians are hugely popular, especially when the list includes Boba Fett of course! Boba Fett from the set came out pretty good (for what we thought at the time). As we've mentioned, Hasbro made a couple updates to the figure in 2008 and this is really something we've come to expect anymore collecting out Star Wars action figures. Inevitable variations have become and it's just part of the culture it seems anymore in modern collecting. The paint jobs varied (very slightly on the helmet) and his trademark chest plate symbol was interchangeably "applied" or "left off" of the figure. It also marked the first time we received Boba Fett with a removable helmet (excluding the Titanium figure of course, but we are talking about true action figures here) and this was a feature that elated some and caused chagrin in many others. Overall, it was a more than satisfactory action figure and fit the definition of a super-articulated. Boba Fett came with plenty of accessories and his parts were extremely well designed and relatively proportionate to the figure (including the snuggly fitting helmet which is always a point of focus). If we are honest with ourselves, we didn't think he was painted half that bad in the Evolutions line. Certainly none of us really expected what was about to happen next with this mold! Hasbro felt that all wasn't right with the Evolutions figure's paint job, so they attempted to make the paint operations tighter and more accurate this time around.
They succeeded in some aspects but failed in others. However, this new iteration of Boba Fett just looks so good that we're surprising ourselves of how very fond of it we are of it despite still not being 100% screen accurate. Boba Fett has been essentially reinvented! Pure and simple, Boba Fett has been bathed in a brand new and incredibly awesome paint application. It is vibrant, bright (where it needs to be), and not accurate but still authentic. It makes us wonder why this color operation wasn't applied to the Evolutions figure, but of course things change when Hasbro sees fit. While we didn't necessarily wait for a new (and subsequently better) paint application, we are thrilled that it is here because it is better than the original figure, but we'll have to wait a bit longer until Hasbro perfects it. We feel we're closer, but not quite if that makes sense. For those of you planning to pass on this figure because you think it is essentially a repack of the Evolutions Boba Fett, let us advise you that it would be a travesty to do so. They are two unique figures and the new Legacy Collection basic figure is breathtakingly better and outdates the Evolutions version already (and significantly, no less). By comparing the two figures, you will quickly realize how "washed out" the original paint job was on the Evolutions Boba Fett. This is a fact. But keep in mind that Boba Fett wasn't as bright as this Build A Droid figure is either. Boba Fett has still been colored to represent his look based on his role in Episode V, and this will have to do for now. (You will still enjoy him guaranteed.) The entire figure has been repainted from head to toe. The helmet, jetpack, chest plate and head all have such significant paint upgrades it will leave you utterly speechless. (Just check out our images to see for yourself!) We are confident that you will be impressed too because of how much better it looks now! We can offer nothing but the highest praise for this figure. It even overshadows some of the "new" figures in wave 3 of the Legacy Collection and this is not an exaggeration at all.
Status: Boba Fett is a repaint of the Boba Fett figure from 2008's TAC The Fett Legacy Evolutions set.
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: 4
Accessory Details: removable helmet, Mitrinomon Z-6 jetpack, EE-3 sawed-off blaster rifle, blaster pistol
Original Droid Factory/Build A Droid Part: R3-A2 body
Date Stamp: 2008
Assortment Number: 91432/87535
Retail: $7.99 USD
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Legacy Collection Wave 3 (Wave 10)
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