Saturday, September 17, 2011

Sideshow Collectibles Star Wars 1:6 scale Boba Fett 12-inch Figure PREVIEW

Pictures are OUT! These are prototype pictures of Sideshow Collectibles Star Wars 1:6 scale Boba Fett 12-inch Figure. No name strikes more fear into the heart of a galactic fugitive than that of Boba Fett. The famed bounty hunter's cool, helmeted visage is known to the denizens of countless worlds, though few have ever encountered the mysterious warrior, and fewer still would have any clue to his true identity or face.

The product of Kaminoan cloning, Boba Fett was the unaltered clone and son of Jango Fett, a Mandalorian hunter no less deadly in his day than his progeny. Trained in the techniques of his people and gifted with his father's cunning, young Boba follows in Jango's footsteps after the bounty hunter's untimely death on Geonosis. Boba Fett's trademarks are his instantly recognizable Mandalorian battle armor, his scorched jetpack and battered old Firespray interceptor Slave I, inherited from his father. All the bounty hunter's tools are custom fitted with modifications and improvements that grant him the edge in tracking and tackling his marks.

Through a military-style dedication to his art, native predatory instincts and an innovative battery of hidden surprises, Boba Fett has carved a reputation as the man who gets the job done. By the time he is recruited by Lord Vader to hunt down the Millenium Falcon during the Galactic Civil War, Fett has already become a feared and respected warrior, standing as an equal among the elite of his profession and the preferred contractor of Outer Rim crime lord, Jabba the Hutt. His successful tailing and capture of Han Solo allows him to collect double on the deal with both the Sith Lord and the Hutt, and also closes the books on a job that has occupied him for far too long.

As an adult, Boba Fett stood 1.83 meters tall. He was garbed in traditional Mandalorian armor with a string of Wookiee scalps at his shoulder. So perhaps Sideshow can finally offer us an accurate 1:6 scale Boba Fett figure instead of the undersized Boba Fett figure Medicom released years ago :(

Boba Fett's Mandalorian helmet recorded video and played it back on command, dispensed water, compensated automatically for low or high light conditions, picked up on minute sounds and amplified them and could connect with the onboard computer of Slave I, assuming the transmission wasn't blocked (by being underground inside the Sarlacc, for example). Like most Mandalorian helmets, it had a T-shaped visor. [ source: wookipedia ]

Fett's Mandalorian armor was constructed from duraplast, allowing it to sustain a great deal of damage without degrading. His armor also had two shoulder pads which were orange, like his kneepads. The left shoulder pad exhibited the Mandalorian skull logo, while his right chest plate displayed an emblem of unknown origin. However, the symbol was also seen on Jaster Mereel's ship and on the helmet of at least one clone trooper pilot at the battle over Coruscant, during the Clone Wars.

Boba Fett's wrist gauntlets were a mounting point for many of his weapons. His left gauntlet had a Czerka ZX miniature flame projector, which creates a cone of fire five meters long and one meter in diameter. It had a corded fuel line connecting to a backpack canister holding fuel for three minutes of operation. Directly below this was the Dur-24 wrist laser. Comparable to a blaster rifle in power, these wrist lasers had a range of 50 meters. Originally exposed, a protective shield was later added to the left gauntlet enclosing and concealing both weapons.

Details of Boba Fett's Mandalorian armor has been reproduced in true 1:6 scale, as well as his jetpack and braided wookiee pelt trophies.

Fett's right gauntlet had a fibercord whip with a grappling device: a 20-meter-long fibercord whip used to entangle and immobilize a target. It also held retractable vibro-blades and a dart launcher.

Fett's main weapon was a EE-3 carbine rifle, more powerful than a stormtrooper's blaster. It was outfitted with a scope for sniping and a fast draw shoulder sling. It fired in short bursts for more accuracy and power. Boba Fett's sidearm is a blaster pistol that was similar to one of the two used by his father Jango Fett. Fett kept his smaller gun in a holster on his right hip.

Fett also had knee pads with rocket dart launchers. These small launchers used Malkite themfar or Fex-M3, molecular acid, stun agents, or explosive tips. Sideshow Collectibles Star Wars 1:6 scale Boba Fett 12-inch Figure will come with a light-up base. They will obviously charge more for the figure because of this. Most of us can't say we don't want the base, can we pay less instead.

Sideshow Collectibles Star Wars 1:6 scale Boba Fett 12-inch Figure Features: Articulated Prometheus 1.1 body, Newly developed and sculpted forearms and chest, Highly detailed Mandolorian Boba Fett helmet, Fabric Flight Suit, Flight Suit Vest, Mandolorian Duraplast Body Armor Plates, Cape, Belt with four utility pouches, Braided honor sash, Blaster Pistol Holster, Blaster Pistol, EE-3 mark 1 Carbine Blaster, Knee pads, Survival Knife, Sonic Beam Weapon, Anti-Security Blade, Rocket Pack Adjustment Tool, Detailed Gauntlets, Three braided wookiee scalps, Assorted gloved hands, Assorted Boots (standing/action), Rocket Pack with concussion missile and Deluxe Illuminated Display Base.

The Exclusive Boba Fett 12-inch Figure will include a 12-inch Figure display base featuring the Mandalorian Clan Symbol.

Other 1:6 scale Star Wars Boba Fett 12-inch figures released:
Boba Fett by Marmit (2001) and Boba Fett by Medicom (2007) posted earlier HERE under Star Wars Bounty Hunter 6: Boba Fett
Comparison of size between the two earlier released Boba Fetts HERE
Medicom RAH Star Wars Boba Fett ROTJ Version Preview pictures HERE
There was also the Hasbro released 1:6 scale Boba Fett but it was so bad I didn't even bother posting pictures.

How about a PICTURE of 14-inch Darth Vader addressing all six 1:6 scale Bounty Hunters onboard the Executor as seen in "Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)"?

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