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Boba Fett (Prototype Ver.) - Vinyl Collectible Dolls

Name: Boba Fett (Prototype Ver.)
Type: Vinyl Collectible Dolls (Super-Deformed Style)
Number: MEDVCDS130
Source: Expanded Universe (Prototype Concept)
Released: 2010 (Celebration V Exclusive)
License: Medicom Toy

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Medicom is always good for releasing obscure characters and versions of characters in their very prolific line of unique collectibles. From their Kubrick line to the Real Action Heroes line, their selection of characters are always intriguing and make for truly standout collectibles. As if the Vinyl Collectible Dolls line isn't unique enough as is, Medicom has just released the prototype version of Boba Fett as the 2010 Celebration V exclusive and the final results are completely amazing. This version of Boba Fett which really hasn't been attempted yet by Hasbro in their line seems like a no-brainer choice, but it appears that fans of the 3.75" line will have to wait a little longer for it to be made or at the very worst find a way to get Medicom's cool VCD version into their collections. Medicom has two styles of their VCDs and Boba Fett (Prototype Ver.) is part of the super-deformed facet. The Boba Fett VCD looks fantastic. He has the "ears" painted on his helmet. And he looks an awful lot like the Kenner vintage figure, as he should. The prototype version of Boba Fett is really all that Kenner had back in the day to develop their action figure, so you will find a lot of similarities. And you will also see some trademark markings like the "half circles" on his gloves that made it to the first neo-classic version of Boba Fett in The Power Of The Force line in 1995. So this VCD version of Boba Fett captures a lot of history in one fell swoop. It is pretty cool for these reasons alone.

The colors are spectacularly painted on Boba Fett and the finest details are flawlessly applied. Boba Fett (Prototype Ver.) is a repaint and retool of the previously released Boba Fett VCDs Medicom has released which are based on Boba Fett's appearances in The Empire Strikes Back and Return Of The Jedi. Most of Medicom's VCDs have rather generic poses. Yet Boba Fett has the most stylized stance of all the VCDs. His head is cocked and tilted to the side. (It is one of the best poses we have ever seen on Boba Fett.) And he hold his gun (also a prototype version) with such attitude, you can't help but smile at how cool he looks. And his most distinguishing characteristic, his left shoulder armor plate has a "prototype" symbol in place of where the bantha skull would normally sit, is probably our most favorite detail on this piece. Made in an extremely limited supply, collectors of this line were very fortunate that Sideshow Collectibles was the distributor of choice to make a few of these available to those who couldn't attend CV. At $99.99, this is a very expensive piece and extremely overpriced. VCDs used to retail for $59.99 so a 66.7% increase is clearly unjustified. But it is what it is. Boba Fett is certainly the focus of 2010 and it is truly awesome to get a version of him that doesn't see the light of day too often at all!

 

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Added: August 31, 2010
Category: Vinyl Collectible Dolls
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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