The Best Of Boba-Fett In Action Figure Form.
Boba-Fett accomplished in a few moments of screen time what other characters would kill for; that being, a pop culture icon. This Bounty Hunter doesn't say much, but when he does,you know to listen. That is if you know whats good for you. He is kind of like the Most Interesting Man in the World from the "Dos Equis" beer commercials; he is not in every scene but when he is, all eyes are on him.
Being the icon that this Mandalorian is its not surprising that there have been figures galore made in his likeness. From the un-circulated "Rocket Firing Boba-Fett" to the amazingly realistic Hot Toys version there is no shortage of choices with this fan favorite. Now before we get into the list I do want to preface by saying that this is my personal Top Five Boba-Fett Action Figure's and that you may not agree with me and that is totally fine. I simply want to highlight the ones that I have enjoyed most. So, with out further ado, lets get into the picks.
Star Wars Play Arts Kai Variant Figure - 10" Boba Fett
#5- Star Wars Play Arts Kai Variant Figure - 10" Boba Fett
Where do I even being with this figure; it's a beautiful piece of art work that just so happens to be an action figure as well. The paint apps are stunning in photos and especially in hand, vibrant and at the same time a tinged dull to give it that rugged retro futuristic Star wars flare. The sculpt has outstanding crisp lines throughout, a single look will give you the smallest idea of how much work, care and love went into the design of the piece.
While it doesn't take a second glance to realize that this is a stylized take on the concept of Boba-Fett; that being said it somehow still feels as if it were ripped straight from the Movies. If you are anything like me then amazing color and sculpting is only half the story: we must have articulation to go along with it. Well, I'm happy to say that the "Star Wars Play Arts Kai Variant Figure - 10" Boba Fett" does not disappoint in that area. It bolsters an impressive amount of articulation, so every iconic pose, or, for that fact, virtually any pose, can be constructed with ease.
If you're a fan of accessories, he will not disappoint, the package comes with a slue of attachments and effect elements to really bring Boba to life. If you can get your hands on this figure you'll be happy to know that he includes:
-Play Arts kai base
-Fire artillery parts
-Jet part x2
-Optional hand parts x4
So in-conclusion, this neatly wrapped, best of both worlds collectors box is a must have to add to your Star Wars or Boba-Fett collection.
Star Wars Revoltech #005 - Boba Fett
#4- Star Wars Revoltech #005 - Boba Fett
This Boba-Fett is a great figure, for the most part a straight adaptation from the look in the movies. The paint and weathering of the helmet and armor bits look spot on, the figure as a whole was given a nice wash to highlight the wrinkles in the under suit that gives it that natural sensibility of it actually being worn when you pose the figure. The piece is highly articulated, I was actually surprised by just how many poses I could do with it, lets just say no human could pose in the positions I was manipulating this figure into. This being a Revoltech offering, you may have guessed one of the features that set it apart from any old figure that can be ripped off the self at your local store is in the famous or infamous ("depending on who you ask") Revoltech joints that are used. Aesthetically, the figure as a whole is great, I do know that some collectors in the community have a distaste for the joints on the figure being so blatantly obvious. But it doesn't bother me, just gives the figure more character. Everyone needs more character.
This Boba-Fett here comes with a grab bag of accessories that you would pretty much come to expect with Japanese premium figures such as this, which includes:
-Blaster pistol x1
-Blaster rifle x1
-Optional hand x4
-Base & attachment x1 set
All in all, I believe that the Star Wars Revoltech #005 - Boba Fett is a fantastic figure for collectors, fans of the character, or someone that just appreciates the amount of detail and care that went into producing such a beautiful piece. Highly recommended.
Star Wars 6'' Black Series 02 - Boba Fett
#3- Star Wars 6" Black Series 02 - Boba Fett
I am a huge fan of the Star wars Black series line. It finally gives me my favorite characters in a six inch articulated fashion. There are many features that make this Boba-fett stand out from other offerings, starting with a big one....you guessed it: a cloth cape. Thank you, Hasbro for not giving us a great figure only to have it be less than desirable by giving it a pre-sculpted plastic piece. Going along those same lines is the fact that this figure does an amazing job at hiding the articulation throughout the sculpt, if you look at it in the right pose it almost looks like a mini static piece.
- EE-3 Carbine Rifle
-Sacros K-11 Blaster Pistol
If you are a fan of 6 inch figures then I would say this figure is a must. The paint, detail, articulation and the benefit of having an entire line in the same scale makes this a no-brainier for any fan.
Star Wars 1/12 Scale Model Kit - Boba Fett
#2- Star Wars 1/12 Scale Model Kit - Boba Fett
This figure is a Bandai Model kit that you have to assemble yourself, and let me tell ya it's a whole lot of fun. Since this is a model kit it will come in pieces attached to runners, you'll just need to use some nippers to cut everything out, some sand paper to smooth the excess nubs left behind and then snap everything together. The model does have all the battle damage you would come to expect Boba Fett to have. Such as the dented helmet and markings on the armor bits, although none of them have been painted or weathered. The model is excellent, very articulated so he can be put into some amazing poses, lightweight and yet does not feel cheap, instead he is sturdy and of high quality. This piece does come with a plastic cape but I would suggest you get some fabric that is close to official reference photos and swap out the plastic one with a fabric. You wouldn't think it would make a world of difference but trust me, it does. The model kit is a 1/12 scale figure which makes him about 5.9 inches, so you should not have a problem fitting it into a Black series shelf.
- EE-3 Carbine Rifle
-Sacros K-11 Blaster Pistol
-Optional hands x4
This is a great figure, you do not have to be a experienced modeler to get a great look going, just a little patience and perseverance,
Boba Fett Deluxe Version - Sixth Scale Hot Toys
#1- Boba Fett Deluxe Version - Sixth Scale Figure By Hot Toys - Return Of The Jedi
If you are at all in the toy collecting scene then more than likely you have heard of the amazing and realistic Hot Toys. Hot Toys, once again, has knocked it out of the park with their Deluxe Version Boba Fett doll. I almost want to say it is the end all be all for this character. I'm not really for sure what I could say that these photos cannot, from the cloth outfit, one to one paint and shading apps applied, and the outstanding Sarlacc Pit display stand, you can't get any closer to the real thing in sixth scale form. I really want to drive the point home that this is more than a figure; it is a masterpiece in every sense of the word. In hand, this figure feels as though I'm holding a shrunken down version of my favorite bounty hunter. You could go over the figure for hours and find little details such as the precise stitching on the under suit or the texture on the gloves. It's mind boggling how realistic he comes across.
- "Seven (7) pieces of interchangeable gloved palms including:
- One (1) pair of fists
- One (1) pair of relaxed palms
- One (1) pair of palms for holding weapons
- One (1) gesturing left palm
- One (1) jetpack
- One (1) survival knife
- One (1) sonic beam weapon
- One (1) anti-security blade
- One (1) jetpack adjustment tool
- Specially crafted Sarlacc pit diorama figure base with dynamic pole
- Two (2) life-like jetpack thrust fire accessories."
If you are a Boba Fett fan and have the disposable income we all want to purchase this figure then I would say 'get it while you can' since a sought out item like this is what scalpers look for. Hurry fast. Time is running out.