BOBA FETT — MORAK
STAR WARS: RETRO COLLECTION (HASBRO)
“Once regarded as one of the most fearsome bounty hunters in the galaxy, Boba Fett seemingly met his demise in the Sarlacc pit. A survivor to his core, Fett lived to fight another day”
Hey there, I’m looking at these here Retro Collection figures, and there’s still one left, so, you know, I’m gonna review it now, I guess. Returning in all his fully armored glory after being presumed dead for almost 30 years (though not in-universe, of course), Boba Fett takes an important role in The Mandalorian‘s second season’s conclusion, before taking the central role in his own show, The Book of Boba Fett. Yay, Boba Fett actually doing things! That’s great! Everyone should be thrilled! And that’s all I’m gonna say about that. Now I’m gonna say some stuff about the figure.
THE FIGURE ITSELF
Boba Fett (Morak) is the final figure in the six-figure line-up for the second mass release assortment of Star Wars: Retro Collection. He caps off the second season-inspired looks with his fully kitted-out and restored look from the last couple of episodes of the show (which also doubles as his Book appearance). The figure stands about 3 3/4 inches tall and he has 5 points of articulation. He’s clearly inspired by the original Kenner Fett, but is almost totally reworked to match the new look. Like Bo-Katan, the range finder on the head has been moved to its upright positioning, though the rest of the helmet remains effectively the same. The rest of the sculpt is a great half-step between the original figure and the updated look we saw on-screen. I particularly like that they’ve kept his not-actually-firing-rocket set-up for his jet-pack. It feels very appropriate to the vibe. Boba’s paint work is pretty decent. It’s more accurate than the original Boba, but still dialed back a bit to fit in with the style. The colors are a little brighter and more vibrant, and the application, while perhaps a little bit thick, is fairly clean. Boba is packed with two blasters. While the vintage figure just made do with a re-purposed Stormtrooper blaster, this Fett actually gets a version of his classic rifle, as well as a smaller pistol, which can sort of be holstered, like how Karga could holster his gun. It’s not quite as well implemented, but it’s still cool.
THE ME HALF OF THE EQUATION
As much as I rag on Boba, the vintage figure is one of my favorites, and I was excited about the prospect of an update to it with the new look. This figure was probably the one I was most looking forward to in the set. He’s pretty basic, but certainly still a lot of fun. Ultimately, I think the Armorer remains my favorite from this set, with Boba as a close second. It’s not a bad space to be, all things considered.
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