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The Saga Collection

Bossk (Bounty Hunter) - TSC - Vintage

Name: Bossk (Bounty Hunter)
Collection: The Saga Collection
Number: N/A
Source: The Empire Strikes Back
Availability: May 2007
License: Hasbro

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Celebrate the legendary Star Wars films that changed the universe forever, with The Saga Collection. This collection brings to life the incredible story of good versus evil that captured our imagination and took us to a galaxy far, far away. The finest re-creations of the iconic Star Wars heroes and villains are back with incredible detail and premium features to commemorate each epic tale in the Star Wars saga. And, as a tribute to the dedication of Star Wars fans everywhere, we are re-releasing elements of the original packaging that harken back to the creation of Star Wars action figures, which began over 25 years ago with the Original Trilogy. May the Force be with you!

Bossk has certainly had his fair share of action figure attempts in the Star Wars basic figure line. And he is a character that has some pretty distinguishing (and cool sounding) traits. He’s Transdoshan, speaks Dosh, pilots the Hound’s Tooth and will go on to compete with Boba Fett for the bounties of many things. A natural born enemy of Wookiees, Bossk despises Chewbacca and he was more than happy to join Vader and his own competitor’s for the chance to bring Chewbacca to justice! But of course you wouldn’t know all thins about him if you just collected the figures of him from the Hasbro toy line, yet you just knew that something was just so darn cool about him. And you were right, because Bossk is a character that Hasbro has very little difficulty getting right, even if all of the details aren’t perfect. After his release in the vintage line in 1980, he didn’t grace store pegs until 1997 in The Power Of The Force line. We were all pretty much thrilled with this first modern update and to be honest, it wasn’t all that bad, even by today’s standards. But Hasbro decided to give him another release, this time in the 2004 Star Wars “Saga” line. This particular release was light years better than the 1997 version and did a lot to satisfy fans as the definitive figure. This 2004 version saw a lot of life in the line as it was repacked for the 2004 Original Trilogy Collection line as well as a 2006 The Saga Collection bounty hunter multipack (which included all six bounty hunters and Darth Vader). But perhaps nothing prepared us for complete satisfaction more that the 2007 vintage figure. Without a doubt, this is the best Bossk money can buy and before you even finish this review, make sure you have one or go buy one. This is an absolute must-have.

Bossk (Bounty Hunter) has been replicated perfectly in 3.75” form and is not only the best Bossk action figure ever, it will be the best one ever. While the amount of articulation increased nicely from 1997 to 2007, we now have a super-articulated version of Bossk. He has been designed with quite a few independent parts too. Things like his collar and the various tubing on his uniform are all separately molded parts. It doesn’t a great deal for the accuracy and authenticity of this Star Wars character. Having only one line (spoken in Dosh) in The Empire Strikes Back, the tone of it let the viewers know that this reptilian species has some major attitude. And so does the action figure. Bossk has been sculpted with his mouth open (to date, only the vintage and the modern Titanium figure have been sculpted with a “smile”) and you can see his razor-sharp teeth and nasty tongue and his snake-like eyes clearly instill fear in anyone he intimidates. His jumpsuit is cast in a perfect shade of yellow and his white “bib” has the perfect horizontal ribbing just as was seen in the film. His bare forearms and lower legs are spot on and the details of his scales are nothing short of amazing. Multiple colors exist in the deco operations and breathe life into this plastic toy while providing texture and depth of the sculptor’s masterpiece. The claws on his hands and feet are also beautifully done and ties together one of the coolest aliens we have ever feasted our eyes upon in the Original Trilogy.

Besides possessing the ability to pose him in a variety of ways, Hasbro has been gracious to collectors who just like to stand their figures upright by giving Bossk (Bounty Hunter) a very straight and erect pose. You won’t find any awkward angles or outstretched limbs on this figure. And in all honesty, this is how all action figures should be designed in our opinion because since so much articulation is included in action figures now, those extra points of movement allows those looking for more versatility to pose their figures in “less static” poses. The “final” wave of vintage-styled is collectively some of Hasbro’s best work in the basic figure line. While you may not like the inflated cost for the premium packaging, there is no denying that the quality of the action figures themselves in conjunction with the premium quality are certainly not terribly overpriced. Bossk delivers everything you want in an action figure. The excellence put forth with his sculpting and intense attention to detail executed with his paint job are certainly proof that Hasbro care about us and what we think a great action figure should be. If you’re content with the previous versions of Bossk and pass this one by, well, we won’t cast our pearls before swine. (Goodness gracious, did we just call those who you who aren’t buying this action figure “swine”?) We don’t mean to be facetious here, but it would be a terrible tragedy to ignore this figure. Bossk (Bounty Hunter) is everything and more we could ever want in an action figure and we are so elated that Hasbro has been this good to us.

Collector Notes

Bossk (Bounty Hunter)

Status: Bossk (Bounty Hunter) is an all-new figure.

Articulation Count: 14 points

Articulation Details: ball-socket head, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 ball-jointed elbows, 2 swivel forearms, ball-jointed torso, 2 swivel hips, 2 ball-jointed knees, 2 ball-jointed ankles

Accessory Count: 2

Accessory Details: removable collar, blaster rifle (grenade launcher)

Date Stamp: 2007

Assortment Number: 87308/87295

UPC: 653569213932

Retail: $9.99 USD

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Vintage The Saga Collection (2007)
Bossk (Bounty Hunter)
Han Solo (Hoth Outfit)
IG-88 (Bounty Hunter)
Imperial Stormtrooper (Hoth Battle Gear)
Luke Skywalker (Bespin Fatigues)
Princess Leia Organa (In Combat Poncho)

Vintage The Saga Collection (2006)
Biker Scout
Han Solo (In Trench Coat)
Luke Skywalker: X-wing Pilot
Sand People

Added: May 23, 2010
Category: Saga Collection, The
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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