Boba Fett Black Series 40th Anniversary Return of the Jedi Review
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Check out our in hand review of the Boba Fett 40th Anniversary Return of the Jedi Black Series figure, now hitting Target stores!
With the Target reset that is happening this week, we not expecting to come across any new Star Wars figures but, to our chagrin, we discovered the 40th Anniversary Return of the Jedi Boba Fett Black Series figure! Well, this makes sense as the Toyhideout had Boba Fett in hand selling him in his booth at Frank and Son’s in Southern California so it was only a matter of time before this hit stores! Like the previous anniversary Black Series figures, Boba Fett brings back all of the feels from discovering him as a kid on the shelves and his packout great so let’s dive in!
Boba Fett 40th Anniversary Card
Boba Fett comes on the Return of the Jedi 40th Anniversary card back on a Kenner 1983 inspired package. The cardback shows the other figures that come in this wave, which include Lando in Skiff disguise, Han and Leia in their Endor garb, a Biker Scout, and Wiket!
The Anatomy of Boba Fett’s Armor and Weapons
If you were ever interested in knowing what pieces, parts, and weapons make up Boba Fett’s armor and aesthetic, Wookiepedia posted this great visual:
With his customized Mandalorian armor, deadly weaponry, Boba Fett was once regarded as one of the most fearsome and capable bounty hunters in the galaxy. An unaltered genetic clone of his father, bounty hunter Jango Fett, Boba learned combat and martial skills from a young age. Over the course of his career, which included contracts for the Empire and the criminal underworld, he became a legend. Although Fett seemingly met his demise in the Sarlacc pit on Tatooine after falling into the Great Pit of Carkoon, Boba survived the beast and lived to reclaim his armor, taking over the throne at Jabba’s Palace.
This version of Boba Fett, like the others before him, has a very layered look, which works great in 6-inch scale. He comes back with his grappling hook with black string around his wrist with a lot of detail on the armor in the front, and not so much in the back. The beskar has a nice work effect and silver showing through the green paint gives it that effect.
Boba Fett’s helmet is dented and worn and the black visor has a nice shine to it, giving the helmet some depth and dimension. The External Targeting Rangefinder on the right side of his helmet can pivot down to make it look like he is targeting a foe or a vehicle (or whatever he feels like targeting). The back of the helmet has more silver beskar coming through, adding to the worn effect all around.
His shoulder armor is a nice classic mustard yellow and his left peice of shoulder sports the Mythosaur. According to the Boba Fett Fan Club, they describe the Mythosaur as a “beast that was useful to the Mandalorians in battle…holding symbolic value to them as well because of how they used it’s skull to represent someone or something that was Mandalorian. An exception to this came from the ancient bounty hunter Durge who wore a brightly colored representation of this beast’s skull across his broad armored chest as a way of taunting the Mandalorians who he loathed more than any other being in the Galaxy including the Jedi.”
Boba Fett’s packout is great! He comes with 2 EE-3 Blaster rifles that have a rusty brown, steampunk look them, a jetpack, and blast effects.
Why he comes with two 2 EE-3 Blaster rifles is a head scratcher and one of the has yellow paint on the scope and the barrel close to the trigger. They have some light and dark brown rust tones to them and they fit well in his hands.
The jetpack ads a splash of color and has a nice worn look to it like the rest of his armor. The jet pack flame effects plug into his direction thrusters and if you have a figure stand made for in flight poses, this would be a great pairing!
The flame effect attaches to a plug on this left gauntlet, giving him a wide range of displayability options. The missile on his jetpack comes off and has some nice carbon scoring to it.
The gauntlets are super detailed and the one on his left wrist has a small black and gold missile, adding some color.
Where to Buy
You can preorder the Boba Fett Star Wars Black Series Return of the Jedi 40th Anniversary figure, and the rest of the Wave 1 figures from the following retailers:
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