Boba Fett? Where? In Your House, Thanks to Hot Toys’ New Sixth-Scale Figure
Oh, Boba Fett. The reasoning behind your popularity outside of the cool costume has always eluded me, yet like so many other Star Wars fans, I can't help but be drawn to you. That armor is that cool. Yes, you went out like a punk in Return of the Jedi, only to be saved later in the comics and novelizations that no longer count as part of the Star Wars canon, but the impression you made on a legion of admirers was so great, it seems nothing will ever break the bond. Even being retroactively turned into a clone of Jango Fett, a vastly inferior version of your own future self. When I say things like that out loud, I wonder again how it is you've managed to stay one of Star Wars' most popular characters.
It seems even Hot Toys counts itself amongst the loyalists infettuated with the bounty hunter as the company has just officially announced its second Boba Fett figure from its recently launched Star Wars figure line. Already, Hot Toys has planned a quarter-scale version of the character with a portion of Jabba the Hutt's skiff serving as the base. Teased at SDCC this past July, the sixth-scale Boba Fett also comes from the Return of the Jedi, as it will include a Sarlacc pit accessory as part of the deluxe package. There's a normal version, too, but who cares? It's all about that base.
The Boba Fett figure comes with his signature EE-3 blaster rifle, as well as his jet pack and seven different hands for posing. Both the standard and deluxe figure will include all of those, plus Hot Toys' standard Star Wars figure stand, which resembles a grated walkway. In addition to the Sarlacc pit base, which also features the flexible dynamic stand that's come with figures like Captain America: The Winter Soldier's Falcon, you'll also get two flame thrusts to attach to the jet pack to make it appear as if Boba is really escaping the pit.
For all we know, Boba just might still escape his fate in the new universe. It's certainly just as likely as anything else that's ever happened in a Star Wars story. At least with this figure, you'll be able to act out your own version of how he does it. Sadly, the version of the pit that's included is from the revamped edition of Return of the Jedi, which means it has all extra tentacles and weird Dune sandworm mouth thing. It's still cool-looking though.
The deluxe version of Boba Fett is available for pre-order at Sideshow Collectibles for $259.99, while the regular version is set to drop for $239.99. Both are due to arrive between May and July of 2016.