Monday, December 21, 2009

Bossk (ESB 1980-82)



Nothing says Christmas like Bossk!

Do you remember that scene at the beginning of "Starman" where the alien is growing his clone body, and while in the infant stage it looks rather...alien? It kind of looks like Bossk. Not orange like Lady Marmalade here, but rather similarly mongoloid.

Bossk is yet another in our long line of bounty hunters, but you know what they say - "If you ain't Boba Fett, you don't have no lines." Bossk's big turn in the movies was standing rather still on the deck of a Super Star Destroyer while Darth Vader tasked him (and others) to hunt down Solo and the gang. Wait - he did have a line - he kind of hissed.

Bossk's head is actually a repainted alien mask from the Cantina scene, in case you're wondering why it looks rather familiar. Throw on some scaly arms, a capri-pant flightsuit, and you've got yourself a bounty hunter! Bossk comes with a rifle that is held by the forward handle - a unique weapon for um, ah, a unique guy. The figure came in both ESB and ROTJ packaging.

Why should you own this figure? Five reasons:

1. Bounty hunter. 'Nuff said.

2. Anyone who actually hunts down Wookiees has some balls. Show him some love.

3. Tied with Jabba for ugliest mug in the Star Wars trilogy.

4. Stylish flight suit; elegant lines.

5. Looks a lot like Lord Voldemort minus the cloak.

Backstory:

Bossk is a Trandoshan, who when born, ate his hatchmates. Quite the beginning. He went on to hunt Wookiees for the Empire (and sport) become a bounty hunter, and lead the Bounty Hunter's Guild (while fractioning it). He clashed and worked with other bounty hunters from time to time, including Zuckuss and Boba Fett. His last appearance was in a jail on a space station being attacked by the Yuuzhan Vong (a later antagonizing race). No word on if he survived.


Want more? His Wookieepedia article

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