Name: Boba Fett
Collection: The Vintage Collection
Source: Expanded Universe (Vintage Kenner Action Figure Prototype)
Availability: September 2010
He's here at last! After 30 years, the Boba Fett figure with the rocket-firing backpack has reached this galaxy! The story of this mail away figure is well known among Star Wars fans, and we're here to deliver the goods. This figure is a re-creation of the original Boba Fett figure, with the addition of that all-important rocket-firing feature. Good things really do come to those who wait â€“ and the wait is officially over! Enjoy!
Wow! The "Rocket-Firing" Boba Fett has arrived from the totally awesome The Vintage Collection and we believe it will be one of the warmest receptions an action figure has ever received by most, if not all, collectors. One of the best mail-away figures in all the modern line, we just can't believe that Hasbro has shown us big love by creating a promotion of this nostalgic value for such a big bunch of whiners. (Don't be offended, we are saying this with a smile.) While we can expect Boba Fett to be everything that it is and more, collectors will likely be surprised to learn that it is an all-new sculpt. Whether or not Hasbro made a cast of an original vintage figure and tweaked it or digitally scanned it and added their own modern spin to it, it is a fact that this mail-way figure has new features that are different from its ancestor. If you have sent off for one or more of these babies, then you're in for a real treat. We finally have that coveted piece of history in our collections, something Hasbro calls the Holy Grail, and it will definitely become and remain one of our most favorite pieces in our collection of all time. Even though this new Boba Fett differs from the vintage version, Hasbro has faithfully replicated all the sculpting details and paint jobs rather well and if this figure blew by your eyes somewhat quickly, we would wager that you wouldn't be able to tell them apart from each other. Just like the original vintage figure, Boba Fett is top heavy and falls backwards even more easily with his enhanced rocket-firing feature. (But we are confident most of us will bite this bullet since we have wanted this figure for so long.)
There are many differences between the mail-away figure and the vintage figure. The mail-away Boba Fett has a taller and wider helmet. Hasbro have given the rocket-firing figure a thicker brim above the visor (which actually makes the figure look a lot bigger). It's quite mesmerizing that Hasbro is actually perfecting the vintage mold with a "vintage" interpretation of the same figure. The chest armor is a little bit boxier and the center piece is wider than the 1979 figure. Even the arms and legs, while they look pretty identical to the vintage figure, has their own unique differences each. The differences continue throughout the rest of the figure (like the dot on the knife in his left shin pocket - one is convex, one is concave). It is pretty interesting to see all of the differences and it is quite similar to those puzzles we all used to play with as kids. The paint jobs between the figures definitely vary in spots (some more than others) but from what we recall during our "vintage lessons," the classic Boba Fett figure has been painted in multiple color schemes. Another interesting aspect when comparing the two figures against each other is that the mail-away Boba Fett is significantly taller. And while the figure is taller, his gun is actually smaller and much more rubbery! But you should have expected a modern weapon to pale in comparison to a classic weapon, right? The packaging is breathtaking (of course) and mostly differences from the Boba Fett (VC09) figure by the fact that he is packaged on a classic Star Wars card now. (For those keeping track, that means we now have Boba Fett packaged on a Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back and Return Of The Jedi card back in the modern era of collecting. This is pretty sweet, no?)
Status: Boba Fett is an all-new figure.
Articulation Count: 5 points
Articulation Details: swivel head, 2 swivel shoulders, 2 swivel hips
Accessory Count: 3
Accessory Details: blaster, removable short rocket (for aesthetics), rocket projectile (for action feature)
Date Stamp: 2009
Assortment Number: 97917
Retail: $6.99 USD
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