Prototype Boba Fett
Review by siningy
"In 1978 Joe Johnston designed an early prototype of the infamous bounty hunter Boba Fett, for Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back. The original 'Supertrooper' design featured striking all-white armor and the first prototypes of Fett's trademark weapons." (Source: Sideshow Toys)
Released as a Walgreens exclusive, the Star Wars Black Series Prototype Boba Fett is Hasbro’s take on the iconic Star Wars bounty hunter in his original screen test appearance.
Prototype Fett comes with the same window box packaging as all the other 6in Black Series figures. The design is simple but I like it.
The figure is identical to the normal Boba Fett released in the 6in line except in a nice white color scheme. The cloth cape is also a nice touch and works better than a bulky moulded cape over the shoulder. I know the figure is only a straight up repaint, but I really wish Hasbro had removed the dent in the helmet. It takes away from the nice clean aesthetic of the armor.
The jetpack can be removed and pegs into the back with two additional grooves to keep it from moving around.
The figure doesn't have many accessories, but included is the jetpack, Sacros K-11 pistol and EE-3 Carbine. One minor annoyance is that the carbine's pistol grip is a big wider than the K-11's, causing the hand to stretch out a bit. This makes the K-11 rather loose in hand if you decide to use the same one for both weapons.
The wire on the right forearm is also a little concerning as it may break eventually. The left forearm has the rockets and flame thrower moulded in. Unfortunately mine has some QC issues with copper paint splotches on the forearm.
For some reason the utility belt was designed with the large pouches in the front instead of the sides like the original design. This causes the pouches to restrict the forward motion of the legs. I would have preferred they move the pouches to the sides and the holster on the legs to give the legs a better range of motion.
I've shied away from the Black Series figures for the most part but the white color scheme of prototype Boba Fett really appealed to me. The figure was initially released just one per case, causing prices on the secondary market to sky rocket and making it extremely difficult to find in stores. I had given up on finding one until I had heard that Walgreens was receiving entire cases full of the figure and easily found my nearest store to have multiples in stock.
Prototype Boba Fett is an extremely solid figure that looks awesome and photographs great. While I had some small QC issues and slight annoyances with the utility pouch and helmet dent, I still think the figure is a great figure.
|Posted 18 December, 2014 - 15:05 by siningy|