Name: Boba Fett
Number: Item #400026
Edition Size: 1000
Scale: Life-Size Busts
Source: The Empire Strikes Back
Availability: December 2010
License: Sideshow Collectibles
No name strikes more fear into the heart of a galactic fugitive than that of Boba Fett. The famed bounty hunter's cool, helmeted visage is known to the denizens of countless worlds, though few have ever encountered the mysterious warrior, and fewer still would have any clue to his true identity or face.
The product of Kaminoan cloning, Boba Fett was the unaltered clone and son of Jango Fett, a Mandalorian hunter no less deadly in his day than his progeny. Trained in the techniques of his people and gifted with his father's cunning, young Boba follows in Jango's footsteps after the bounty hunter's untimely death on Geonosis. Boba Fett's trademarks are his instantly recognizable Mandalorian battle armor, his scorched jetpack and battered old Firespray interceptor Slave I, inherited from his father. All the bounty hunter's tools are custom fitted with modifications and improvements that grant him the edge in tracking and tackling his marks.
Through a military-style dedication to his art, native predatory instincts and an innovative battery of hidden surprises, Boba Fett has carved a reputation as the man who gets the job done. By the time he is recruited by Lord Vader to hunt down the Millenium Falcon during the Galactic Civil War, Fett has already become a feared and respected warrior, standing as an equal among the elite of his profession and the preferred contractor of Outer Rim crime lord, Jabba the Hutt. His successful tailing and capture of Han Solo allows him to collect double on the deal with both the Sith Lord and the Hutt, and also closes the books on a job that has occupied him for far too long.
You know something? There are definitely some collectibles that are sensory overload and a bit too much to take in and process. It goes without saying that the works of art in Sideshow Collectibles’ Life-Size Bust line are too big for most Star Wars enthusiasts. Some don’t even go beyond the 3.75” action figure size, but there is no denying the level of detail and authenticity Sideshow is able to capture in these splendid Life-Size Busts. When it comes to Boba Fett, we’re hoping that Sideshow didn’t somehow make him slightly out of scale with the rest of the busts because he is huge in comparison. He literally towers over Bossk and General Grievous and it broader by many inches than all the others released to date. Let us be clear. The Boba Fett Life-Size Bust is breathtaking, but you probably won’t realize just how large this bust is unless you see it in person. Sideshow Collectibles really went way beyond the call of duty to make Boba Fett and he may just be one of their finest moments under the Star Wars license. Boba Fett is based on his appearance in The Empires Strikes Back. What makes him ultimately unique is that he comes with electronics. if you watch the Episode V, you’ll notice that Boba Fett’s left breastplate has a blinking digital sequence. Sideshow has replicated it perfectly and we have to say it’s one of the most impressive aspects of this bust.
The Boba Fett bust is loaded with color and detail. The weathering and battle-damage is unbelievable. It couldn’t look more realistic in our opinion. The wear has been done in such a way where it concentrates along edges of the armor and the the way the artists painted it have made it look brilliant. On the helmet, that circular dent on the left hand side is looking fine and the vertical and parallel yellow lines also on the right side are perfectly placed. On the right side of the helmet, a functioning (and removal) antenna is placed and looks just amazing. Its joint is quite stiff and can be set in many different positions including directly over the visor for night vision. It looks absolutely marvelous. There are tiny insignias all over the helmet and antenna areas and you’ll need quality time to find them all and to appreciate their artistic placement. In a rare move, Sideshow has included a swivel (perhaps magnetic – it certainly feels that way) head joint and Boba Fett’s head can be posed side to side. Where the head attaches is a stunningly sculpted ribbed turtleneck that serves as his neck. More insignias follow on Boba Fett’s left shoulder armor and right chest plate. The bantha skull emblem is magnificent. And even more impressive than the bantha skull is the Mandalorian symbol on the chest. They look like they have been silkscreened on, but it couldn’t be more perfect in our eyes.
Summary: Sideshow Collectibles is proud to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back with the Boba Fett Life-size Bust. Created in conjunction with Spectral Motion effects house, the Boba Fett Life-size Bust has been meticulously sculpted to capture every detail of the Mandalorian's iconic helmet. Each piece is individually painted and hand-finished, each with its own unique quality and detail that is the trademark of a handcrafted Sideshow Collectibles product. Complete with real fabric cape, the Boba Fett Life-size Bust is sure to become the premier addition to any Star Wars display.
Announcement: The Boba Fett Life-Size Bust was announced on February 14, 2010 during New York International Toy Fair week online at Sideshow Collectibles' website.
Pre-order Information: The Boba Fett Life-Size Bust went up for pre-order on February 18, 2010.
Date Stamp: 2010
Retail: $799.99 USD
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