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Boba Fett [ROTJ] - TVC - Basic (VC09)

Name: Boba Fett [ROTJ]
Collection: The Vintage Collection
Number: VC09
Source: Return Of The Jedi
Availability: November 2011
License: Hasbro

* Wave 8 of The Vintage Collection was available through online retailers in October 2011

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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.

We all are aware of how difficult the figures from The Vintage Collection have been to find. And then add a “chase” element to a figure and that will, well, it will absolutely become impossible to find. While this figure is labeled as VC09 on the back of the packaging, it's completely different than 2010's TVC Boba Fett (VC09) figure. You might be interested to know that this figure has a completely different assortment number and UPC too. Clearly it was Hasbro’s intention to release this figure as an all-new version of Boba Fett. If we had one complaint about this release of Boba Fett, we would have wished that Hasbro used the running change card back from the vintage Kenner line. And it would have been perfect for this style of Boba Fett because the running change of the '80s was based on a scene from Return Of The Jedi. Hasbro has admitted that these types of nods to the vintage Kenner line would be a great idea, but they have yet to act on it. We hope that they can incorporate it at some point in The Vintage Collection. The VOTC sculpt of Boba Fett has seen multiple releases. It was a Saga Legends release in 2007, it was used for 2010's SW [SOTDS] Boba Fett (Orphan To Bounty Hunter) Toys R Us exclusive and now for this basic figure release. But this one is the greatest. Find it!

Collector Notes

Boba Fett

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

UPC: 653569646303

Retail: $8.99 USD

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Added: November 13, 2011
Category: Vintage Collection, The
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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