Boba Fett (Black Series)

January 31, 2015 | By | Reply More


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The 6-inch version of Boba Fett released in the second wave of figures from Hasbro’s Star Wars Black Series was surprisingly hard to find for me.

 

BS Boba Fett (10)All the Boba Fett figures hitting stores usually sold out way faster than the other figures in that wave, and to a point that demand is justified, even though this rendition of the mandalorian bounty hunter is far from perfect.

 

Sculpture is great, simply put. Hasbro has been perfecting the body and armor proportions for years now, and the character design helps in hiding the articulation in a very effective manner.

 

The helmet struck me as particularly well shaped and sized in relation to the body, although the rangefinder attachment doesn’t rotate forward.

 

The bracers are actually separate pieces that can be rotated over the forearm to accommodate the tubes connecting to the biceps pieces. Boba Fett has a hole at the upper left shoulder from where a small cape hangs down his back.

 

The fabric used for the cape has slightly frayed edges and shows darker colored stripes printed on.

 

BS Boba Fett (11)Articulation is abundant, consisting of:

 

• Pegged hinge neck.

• Pegged hinge shoulders.

• Pegged hinge elbows.

• Pegged hinge wrists.

• Floating torso.

• Pegged hinge hips.

• Upper thigh swivels.

• Double hinged knees.

• Pegged hinge ankles.

• Rocker feet.

 

Problem is, the character design limits severely a good deal of these articulation points. The main issues are found around the legs and are caused by the gear elements sculpted onto the rubber utility belt piece.

 

BS Boba Fett (12)The sculpted pouches at the front block any forward movement of the legs, and the holster on the right side pretty much kills any lateral extension, leaving a rather paltry number of options to pose Boba Fett.

 

The paintjob on the figure is quite nice, although I never found any additional figures at stores to compare among them. The obvious advantage here is that Boba Fett is a masked character, so there is little chance to mess things up. The overall color scheme suggests that this particular Boba Fett is meant to be from The Empire Strikes Back, due to the predominamtly green color scheme.

 

Boba Fett comes equipped with his rocket backpack and armed with a blaster pistol and a modified blaster carbine. Each weapon is nicely decorated to simulate different materials and a small degree of wear and tear.

 

In the end, I cannot recommend this figure as a toy simply because of the articulation issues caused by the belt piece, but as a collector, I think this Black Series Boba Fett is definitely a worthy addition to my shelf.

 

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Errex Score: 83/100

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I've been collecting action figures since the original Kenner Star Wars days. Nowadays, I still collect pretty much anything that catches my eye.

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