Wednesday, September 22, 2010

#99: Star Wars Vintage Collection Rocket-Firing Boba Fett

So the main schtick for the current Vintage Collection is the retro packaging. The current mail away promotion takes the retro appeal even further, with this reproduction of the legendary first Boba Fett figure. In case you don't know, the first Boba Fett figure was available as a mail away figure, a sneak preview from The Empire Strikes Back. He was originally meant to have a rocket firing backpack, but due to child safety issues that feature was removed before the figure was released. Some people claim to remember receiving a figure with the rocket firing feature intact, but that is supposedly wishful thinking. There are some extant prototypes out there with the rocket firing feature fully functional, but I imagine they cost quite the pretty penny. Enough with the history lesson! You may have noticed that this picture is of the toy still in its packaging. For the first time I can think of, I specifically got a toy to keep unopened. This isn't as crazy as it sounds. I actually got two: one to open, and one to leave in the packaging. Okay, maybe that is as crazy as it sounds.

1 comment:

  1. Do my eyes deceive me or does he actually have the awesome old stormie blaster clutched in his hand?


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