Name: Animated Debut: Boba Fett
Collection: 30 (77-07)
Number: 30 24
Source: Expanded Universe (Star Wars Holiday Special)
Availability: August 2007
Friend or foe? Boba Fett helps Chewie find a cure for the sleeping sickness that has infected Han and Luke, but he also tells Darth Vader of the Rebels’ location. The droids intercept his message and tell the Rebels, but Fett escapes, promising that they will meet again.
If there was any saving grace in 1978’s Star Wars Holiday Special, it was the animated short which showcased everyone’s first look at the most notorious bounty hunter in the entire galaxy, Boba Fett. Actually, the cartoon was very engaging and whilst the plot wasn’t perfect, the animation, voiceovers and introduction of new characters and creatures was more than worth it for many fans. In fact, to this day people still want to see other characters from various vintage animated shorts made into action figures. (If only the dialogue and interaction between the live actors in the Star Wars Holiday Special could have been half as good….but oh well.) Boba Fett’s main role in the Star Wars Holiday Special was to help Chewbacca find a cure for the sleeping sickness affecting Han Solo and Luke Skywalker. Unbeknownst to Chewie, Boba Fett is actually communicating with Darth Vader to inform him of the Rebels’ current location. C-3PO and R2-D2 save the day and intercept the communication between Vader and Fett, but Fett escapes with a cliffhanger promising that they will soon meet again. How true that was! The special was shown only once on November 17, 1978 will likely never be available on DVD or Blu-ray since the rest of it is nearly intolerable to watch (not that we agree entirely).
But the reason to get excited about the Star War Holiday Special is that Hasbro (who NEVER delves into 1978’s biggest debacle) decided to release our favorite bounty hunter in the 30 (77-07) as he appeared in it. And this should be a reason for everyone to get very excited. The Animated Debut: Boba Fett action figure isn’t a new figure in the sense that Hasbro revamped the 2004 VOTC Boba Fett, but they have made it stand on its own legs by making a realistic-styled version of the animated character. The action figure is done extremely well and between the beautiful paint job and the inclusion of some accessories specific to the animated short, this should be something fans should relish for years to come. For this release, Hasbro has included a new belt as well as new forearms. These differences alone breathe new life into this 2004 sculpt. But even more impressive than the sculpting enhancements is the marvelous paint job. Painted to match the cartoon version of Boba Fett, Hasbro has given him a metallic silver/blue color in the helmet, boots and forearms and the chest plate and knee armor are colored in a medium yellow. The blue and yellow combined looks fantastic and it easily becomes one of our most favorite incarnations of Boba Fett ever! He have brown and tan Wookiee scalps and his newly colored cape matches them as it is dyed in brown as well.
Status: Animated Debut: Boba Fett is a significant retool of 2004's VOTC Boba Fett figure. This time he comes with a newly sculpted belt, new gauntlets and new accessories. The figure has also been repainted to match the colors of the animated short.
Articulation Count: 14
Articulation Details: ball-socket head, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 ball-jointed elbows, 2 swivel forearms, swivel waist, 2 swivel hips, 2 ball-jointed knees, 2 ball-jointed ankles
Accessory Count: 3
Accessory Details: removable rangefinder, blaster, ray staff
Date Stamp: 2004
Assortment Number: 87296/87500
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