Icons of the STAR WARS universe don’t come much more unlikely than the infamous merciless Mandalorian Boba Fett. Depending on the depth to which one has dove into the George Lucas saga’s canon, he’s either a formidable survivor and rightly feared bounty hunter…or a somewhat inept killer that a blind, feeble Han Solo accidentally tipped over into the gaping maw of the Sarlacc, a buried beast of perpetual digestion.
If your knowledge begins and ends with the six – this December, seven – films, he’s still down there, being gradually digested. On the other hand, if you’re a devout student of the history of the Galaxy Far, Far Away and its “expanded universe” of stories, you know he has a phenomenal habit of escaping the belly of the beast to kill again.
Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys have partnered to resolve that he should be remembered as he was perhaps always meant to be: a remorseless, cold-blooded killer packing enough firepower to bring down countries…who performed one of history’s great face-plants into a horribly massive digestive tract before the end of the first act of STAR WARS: EPISODE VI – RETURN OF THE JEDI. As a side note, there has been rumors of Boba Fett surviving being digested, and will make a reappearance in the upcoming movie. We shall see.
The Deluxe Version Sixth-Scale Boba Fett Collectible Figure is a lovingly recreated image of one of the STAR WARS’ most visually bad-ass characters – right down to including one fitting Sarlacc diorama figure base. Not only does the meticulously sculpted Boba Fett come with his faithfully reproduced jet-pack, weaponry, various accessories, figure stand, helmet and armor, but the Deluxe Version also includes a pair of impressively lifelike jet-pack thrust fire accessories to complete the memory of Boba’s Last Dive.
Darth Maul…General Grievous…Boba Fett…why, just once, can’t one of the galaxy’s coolest kids survive a movie without being dispatched with humiliating ease? Figures. Boba Fett will one day complete his metamorphosis into Sarlacc poop, but Lucas made cock-sure we got two nauseating Ewok movies no right-minded person ever wanted.
Source – SideshowToy