The highly-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Boba Fett in Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi. It features finely sculpted Boba Fett helmet and armor, his signature jetpack, detailed weapon, accessories, and figure stand. There is actually going to be a deluxe version (Sideshow Exclusive) as well, which will exclusively include an additional specially crafted Sarlacc diorama figure base and two real-like jetpack thrust fire accessories!
Star Wars fans that may already have a Boba Fett 12-inch action figure may be wondering if this figure is worth the upgrade. I would say yes, especially if you only have the Sideshow Boba Fett that was recently released. This new Hot Toys version should have a much better underlying body (TrueType) for better articulation and posing.
Both versions of the new Hot Toys Boba Fett are currently available for pre-order. The standard version will be available here, and the deluxe version is currently available here for $259.99. Look for them to start shipping in May – July 2016.
No thanks. I’ve got the SSC figure, which sports the ESB look (the much preferred look and color scheme for me). The SSC version also has a MUCH cooler base (and I have no use for a sarlacc pit to hover my Fett figure over, especially one with that ridiculous Special-Editionized beak in it. This base seems silly. He didn’t hover over it. He fell in. ). And finally, my SSC Fett was a reasonable price.
Oh yeah, AND the SSC version includes far more hands AND even different feet! (By the way, why does the Hot Toys version appear to be sculpted to look like he’s pointing his toes up a little?)
So, again, no thanks.
You make some very valid points. I loved all of the accessories the SSC version came with, but the body really killed it for me. I know, I know – I could have just done a body swap, but I’m not going to. The Sideshow version really just felt a bit cheap to me as well.
I also don’t think $260 is too bad for this with the base. SSC did kill Hot Toys with the accessories though as you’ve pointed out.
Thanks for the comment! I hope to see you around.