Thursday, May 22, 2008

Boba Fett (SW 1978-79)

Boba Fett? Boba Fett? Where? Oh, right here. Yes, believe it or not, Boba Fett was the last figure produced from the first movie line – even though he wasn’t in it (until the Special Editions came out much, much later). Boba Fett was probably the most hyped figure from the vintage line. First he was promoted as a mail-away with a rocket-firing jet pack. Naturally, you could poke your eye out, so the rocket-firing part was removed before it got into the stores or to customers, and any mention to it was blacked out. The figure actually came out two years before Empire Strikes Back came out.

Fett came on an SW, ESB, and ROTJ cards (2 different photos for the ROTJ card). The SW card also had some additional writing on the front kind of explaining who this character was. He came with the same gun as the Stormtrooper and many other figures in the first line. Boba Fett only appeared in an animated segment of the atrocious and cheesy Star Wars Holiday Special, making him the only figure made from it (originally).

Why should you own this figure? Five reasons:

1. The bountiest of the bounty hunters!

2. That Cylon-like helmet!

3. The Mandalorian armor!

4. Yellow! Green! Red! Blue-grey!

5. Card shows use of the flamethrower – waaaaaaay before it was ever used!


Boba is the unaltered clon of Jango Fett, and was raised by him until Jango was beheaded by Mace Windu in combat. Boba went on to a successful bounty hunting career like his "father" before him. He became one of the most feared bounty hunters in the galaxy, and often teamed with or crossed paths with other hunters. While on assignment for Jabba the Hutt, he fell into the Sarlacc on Tatooine and was bady injured but managed to escape. He went on to live a long life, continuing hunting and reuniting with his lost daughter as well. His primary ship was Slave I, but he also had Slaves II-IV. I’ll also refer you to my previous post on Boba Fett from the Droids line.

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