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Nine variants of the Boba Fett minifigure have been released since 2000. You can grab this latest variant in the 2012 Desert Skiff (9496) set which is based on a scene from Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.
Notable Fett variants include the rare variant from Cloud City (10123) which sells for USD$250+ on the secondary market. LEGO also gave away a prized, cast bronze variant in a 2010 competition.
Mysterious and deadly, Boba Fett was the bounty hunter par excellence in the Star Wars universe, circa Rise of the Empire and New Republic eras.
Trained as a bounty hunter by his ‘father’ Jengo Fett and fellow hunter, Aurra Sing, the identity and exploits of this ‘faceless enforcer’ quickly passed into legend and myth. Following the death of his father at the hands of Jedi Master Mace Windu, Boba harboured a deep hatred for the Jedi and their allies.
In the Star Wars films, Boba is best known for his role in delivering the smuggler Han Solo to Jabba the Hutt, the subsequent battle at the Pit of Carkoon, and his apparent death via the resident Sarlacc.
This variant comes with sand green Mandalorian helmet with range-finder and visor attachments, sand-green jetpack and tattered pauldron cape, light grey torso, sand blue arms and legs, dark green hips, dark grey hands and a suitably awesome, modified black blaster.
The helmet is incredibly detailed and very accurate to the films. It includes some cool printed battle damage, various coloured markings and some moulded marks at the back. The rangefinder attachment fits snugly into the helmet and looks pretty nice. The jetpack is well moulded and designed. The tattered sand-green pauldron cape is a great addition to the figure and matches the films well.
Under his helmet Boba has a confident but battle-scarred face with a five o’clock shadow for good measure. The face print is detailed although not unique to this figure. On my figure the stubble traces an oddly tapered line up the sides of the face.
The torso design is nothing short of amazing, carefully printed with worn, dark green armour plates, silver Mandalorian insignia, clothing folds, dark brown utility belt with ammo pouches, and the requisite Wookie scalp. The hips are printed with a dark brown belt and almost imperceptible black stripes. The super-cool legs incorporate sand blue pockets, dark green cod-piece, orange battle-damaged knee pads and silver capped boots.
This is the nicest Star Wars minifigure I have come across and shows just how much detail those clever LEGO designers can fit on a 1.5″ figure.
Pure bounty-hunting awesomeness!
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