This really seems like it's becoming a Star Wars blog doesn't it? I promise the next entry will have nothing to do with Star Wars in any way, shape or form. Anyhow, this Boba Fett comes from the Power of the Force 2 line produced by Kenner starting in 1995. More specifically, he was part of a two pack with IG-88 released in 1996 as part of the Shadows of the Empire series. I had pretty much moved on from toys by the time this series had hit the stores, but that didn't stop me from adding a Boba Fett to my collection.
|Pssh...You can keep your fancy sculpt. I fire rockets.|
I think I mentioned before how the original vintage figures are my favorite due to their simplicity, but after handling this version of Boba, I think I've changed my mind. The POTF 2 sculpts were rather simple, yet still retained a good amount of detail. They also feel much more solid compared to the new sculpt era figures. Sure the new ones have tons of articulation, but they just feel fragile to me. I feel like I could toss this one down the stairs with nary a scratch.
Most of the figures I find from this line seem to go for little to no money, so it's really tempting to build up a collection. I should at least get all the bounty hunters. Otherwise, the Fett man won't have anyone else to hang with.
So next time, no Star Wars. I promise!