Friday, August 15, 2008

Bounty Hunter: Concept Boba Fett

It's been a while since I've done a Bounty Hunter Post so here is the origin of the main man himself, Boba Fett. Part of the 2006-2007 Hasbro Star Wars Artist Concept Series, Boba Fett is based on concept work done by Ralph McQuarrie. Though I'm sure others worked on the development of the character, McQuarrie gets the credit for the original concept.

The figure being the concept version does not yet have all the bright colors and battle damage that we all know and love from the movies, but rather is a clean gray and white version. Since the concept sported several helmet types an extra head is included to modify the look of your figure. Some cool features like a holster for his blaster, snap on flame for the flame thrower, and a concealed belly missile launcher have been added, all culled from the concept art.

This subset of figures has to be one of the coolest Star Wars toys in a long time, and were extremely popular. I consider myself a rather good toy hunter and I have not completed a set, which to tell you the truth I would really only want to get the Darth Vader version besides the few that I already have, one day Vader, we'll meet... Boba and I can wait, we're very patient.


Bubbashelby said...

Funny, I was just looking at my figure of this guy and was considering putting him up on my blog soon!

You know, they actually had Boba Fett's suit all white like this originally, and only after the suit prototype was completely created did the change their minds and create what made it to the film.

chunky B said...

I remember seeing the test shots of the white suit, much cooler in my opinion, but I guess they had to make him different than a Stormtrooper back then, so they could go back and make him a clone like a Stormtrooper now, LOL!