Name: Boba Fett [ROTJ]
Collection: The Vintage Collection
Source: Return Of The Jedi
Availability: November 2011
* Wave 8 of The Vintage Collection was available through online retailers in October 2011
If you’ve been collecting since the neo-classic era, you're well aware of the fact that Hasbro is making the absolute best action figures of their long and illustrious career for about the last half decade, give or take. But there are some action figures that date back further that have the inability to age. They get released time and again and they don’t get the least bit boring in the basic figure line. On such figure is 2004’s VOTC Boba Fett figure. With just a few minimal updates, Hasbro effortlessly incorporates this action figure into the stunning The Vintage Collection basic figure line. Interestingly, this version of Boba Fett is a “chase variation” and not meant to last long or be carried forward after wave 8 dries up. But you should do yourself a favor and try to get this figure into your collection because quite honestly Boba Fett hasn’t looked better. Just a few small (and perhaps insignificant) tweaks have in our opinion helped Boba Fett out more than expected. Although we have received this same exact figure on a Return Of The Jedi card back in The Original Trilogy Collection "vintage" assortment, there is something quite exceptional about getting this figure on a Revenge Of The Jedi card back now.
When this figure was released in 2004, the paint job was excellent. Hasbro carried forward almost the same identical paint job for this 2011 release, but now the maroons are deeper and the greens are richer. And almost glowing now, the silver battle-damage markings look amazing. They’ve also cleaned up his jetpack details tremendously and we now have noticed things we didn’t pick up on until now. We have also noticed that the legs seem ever so slightly repositioned and they help Boba Fett maintain balance much more easily now. Collectors will also be thrilled to know that Boba Fett has really tightened-up joints which of course offer priceless flexibility when deciding on the best pose for the figure. The jetpack stays in place, but we did notice that it is very easy to pop it off, including bumping it when posing the action figure. The soft-goods cape still nicely tucks behind the jetpack and lies closely to the back of the figure. And the finely detailed metals, scrapes, scratches and dents look magnificent as they always have, but perhaps appear a little more finely sharpened and brighter for this release. Boba Fett is a Star Wars character fans hero worship, and you’ll find difficulty doing the same for this action figure.
Status: Boba Fett is a repaint of 2004's VOTC Boba Fett figure.
Articulation Count: 14 points
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: 2
Accessory Details: removable jetpack, blaster rifle
Date Stamp: 2004
Assortment Number: 35898/97568
Retail: $8.99 USD
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The Vintage Collection Wave 8
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