Hasbro San Diego Comic-Con 2019 Exclusive – Star Wars The Black Series 6″ Boba Fett Figure Review

Hasbro San Diego Comic-Con 2019 Exclusive – Star Wars The Black Series 6″ Boba Fett Figure Review

 

This years Hasbro Star Wars San Diego Comic-Con exclusives includes Luke Skywalker Jedi Destiny 3-Pack, which is based on Luke’s appearance in each film of the original trilogy, a redeco of the 6″ Black Series Boba Fett in the color scheme of the classic Kenner toy, a Kenner-style Darth Vader in bright, prototype colors, and an early release of the 6″ Sith Trooper in special convention packaging.

In 1977, Kenner created a Boba Fett figure based on photos taken of an early costume tests, before the character appeared on screen in The Empire Strikes Back. The entire line was refreshed in 1980, and Boba Fett’s coloring and package art were updated to match the rest of the movie’s line. The character became a fan favorite. Now, Hasbro brings back Kenner-inspired coloring and art with Black Series detailing for a premium figure that embraces the legacy of the Star Wars sage.

Thank you to Hasbro for providing their San Diego Comic-Con exclusive Star Wars The Black Series 6″ Boba Fett figure for review. 

Availability: San Diego Comic-Con; select conventions in North America, South America, Australia, and Europe and online at HasbroPulse.

Boba Fett is packaged on a foil blister card. The card shows Boba Fett along with some retro artwork on the front, and a movie still on the back with a bio below it. This updated packaging looks great and works well for exclusive Black Series figures. A retro Kenner vintage cardback will hopefully be done some day, and while that would have been great for this release, the foil details work just as well for this figure.

 

Boba Fett is one of this years most sought after Hasbro San Diego Comic-Con exclusives and for good reason, and this coloring of the character is based on an early Kenner Boba Fett figure that many fans remember having growing up. Back in the late 70’s, no one thought about how inaccurate the toy colors were on this first Boba Fett figure that Kenner put out, because at the time toy accuracy to the film wasn’t a concern like it is today. Kenner did fix this in the vintage line in 1980, and the memory of the first Boba Fett toy colors lives on.

Boba Fett is a repaint using the existing figure sculpt in The Black Series line, which is a great sculpt and really good likeness to the character. The figure has the sculpted texture on the chest armor, a brown belt with pouches and a holster on his right hip, some blaster marks in silver on the chest armor and crouch piece, yellow shoulder and knee pads, red and yellow forearm gauntlets with silver deco detailing the sculpted accessories, and he has his removable jetpack that is also accurate to the Kenner Boba Fett figure. The figure also has some stamps applied, which includes the upper right part of the chest armor, and left shoulder pad. The biggest difference with this release is that he loses his cape, but includes an Imperial blaster rifle that also came with the vintage Kenner figure.

 

The helmet is nicely painted with mostly grey, red and silver wash over the red parts of the helmet. There is also a blast mark on the upper right side in silver, and yellow stripes along the right side.

Boba Fett is mostly grey with a darker wash over parts of the costume, and has more battle damage and painted details than the vintage Kenner figure had. This added detail works great for an update to that classic figure and this is exactly how it should be done. The paint applications on him are mostly solid and look great, with the exception of a smudge of yellow paint on the right shoulder pad bleeding into the grey part of the costume. But mistakes like that can vary from figure to figure.

 

Boba Fett includes an Imperial blaster rifle, Sacros K-11 Blaster Pistol and a E-11 blaster.

His articulation includes a ball jointed head, ball hinged shoulders, swivel-hinged elbows, swivel-hinged wrists, waist rotation, ball jointed hips, swivel thighs, swivel-hinged knees, hinged and rocker ankles. The belt and pouches block some of the movement of the legs.

Overall, Boba Fett is a great figure and a beautiful update to such a memorable Kenner Star Wars figure in the late 1970’s. If you have the opportunity to own him, make sure to pick him up.

Purchase:

HasbroPulse

eBay.com

Additional Black Series figures can be purchased on Entertainment EarthBigBadToyStoreMegalopolis: City Of Collectibles, Hobby Link JapanWalmart.com and Amazon.com.

 

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