Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Time to Bossk in his glory!
Ol' Bossk here is part of my haul from Amazon last month. He's been one of my favorite bounty hunters since I first saw him standing on the bridge of the Executioner in The Empire Strikes back. Other than Boba Fett, he's the only other bounty hunter that had a speaking role in that scene. Well, it was more like a growling role, than speaking, but you get my poi---*OOF*
Darth Vader: "You fool! He will not survive if you leave him in the bubble!"
Boba Fett: "I say he'll be fine. He's been in there for 15 years already. What's a couple more going to hurt? Besides, do you know what a 7 foot tall humanoid lizard smells like?"
Darth Vader: "No, I don't."
Boba Fett: "I don't either, but I know it's awful"
Vader: "It doesn't matter now, it is done."
Bossk: "Hey Boba, Darth. 'Sup? Did I miss anything?"
Anyway..this is definitely an improvement over the original Bossk. There's a lot more detail in the scales and the flightsuit, and he just looks so much more intimidating. He doesn't have that odd smile found on the visage of the vintage figure. He also comes with a blaster pistol and an updated version of his original rifle. Unfortunately, he can't really hold the rifle and it only really works when it's slung over his shoulder. It still looks pretty cool though. The only thing that bugs me about Bossk is his uniform. The man must be thrifty, because I find it hard to believe he couldn't find a flightsuit in the entire galaxy to fit him.
I like to think that after turning over Han Solo to Jabba the Hutt, the next stop on his journey would be to a galactic tailor. I know some folks tend to hand down their shirts and pants to their younger siblings, but it looks like Bossk beat up his younger brother and stole his clothes. Still, I guess it beats a naked lizard man cavorting all over the galaxy.