Tuesday, August 11, 2015

A peak at Bandai Star Wars Movie Realization 7-inch tall Ronin Kenzan Boba Fett action figure

The latest character to be added to Bandai’s expanding line of Japanese themed Star Wars Movie Realization action figure toys is Boba Fett and he’s now become a ronin. Bandai artist Takeyuki Takeya has re-designed and re-imagined a variety of famous Star Wars characters set in a feudal Japan.

Bandai Star Wars Movie Realization continues with their Japanese armor styled reinterpretations of classic characters with Boba Fett, now dressed as a wandering ronin warrior. There are actually quite a lot of Japanese influences at work in the original Star Wars. From things like the name for Jedi coming from the Japanese word for period drama, that of jidaigeki, to all manner of nods to the films of Akira Kurosawa as well as the designs for a lot of the costumes much of what made Star Wars had a clear and somewhat traditional Japanese twist to it. So it does make sense that you could re-purpose the original character designs from Star Wars into a feudal Japanese setting.

This mash-up of everyone's favorite bounty hunter from a galaxy far, far away and that of a masterless samurai is so good it makes me want it so bad. All the little rivets, the fine details, the shape of the metal plating makes me want to add this to my collection right now! It's really a stunning rendition of Boba Fett variant. Simply jaw dropping! This famous bounty hunter (Bandai Star Wars Movie Realization Ronin Kenzan Boba Fett action figure will be approximately 170mm tall) is equipped with a more ornamental looking jet pack (removable), a small sword, several knives / tools attached to his calves (detachable), a flintlock blaster and an assortment of hands. The scope on his helmet is movable too.

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Scheduled for November 2015 release.

Related posts:
June 9, 2015 – Review of Bandai Star Wars Movie Realization 7-inch tall Ashigaru Stormtrooper action figure posted on my toy blog HERE and HERE
March 28, 2015 – Preview Square Enix Play Arts Kai Star Wars Variant 1:7 scale Boba Fett action figure HERE
August 27, 2012 – Sideshow Collectibles Star Wars Scum and Villainy 1/6th scale Boba Fett 12-inch Figure Reviewed HERE and HERE
August 30, 2012 – Sideshow Collectibles 1/6th scale Boba Fett, Han in Carbonite and 12-inch Stormtrooper escorts posted HERE
September 9, 2012 – Comparing 12-inch Boba Fett Action Figures by Marmit, Medicom Toys and Sideshow Collectibles (pictures HERE)

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