The first time many of us were introduced to the bounty hunter Boba Fett, he was standing in the Death Star and cradling his EE-3 carbine rifle, a blaster modeled after the weapon used by Imperial Stormtroopers, but modified with a longer stock and featuring a scope for more accurate firing.
Hasbro released a series of blasters, including Boba Fett’s. In a past post, I recommended supplementing your Halloween costumes with this blaster, so let’s take a closer look at the rifle.
Measuring at 19 inches from stock to barrel, the rifle is made of hard plastic and features clear sound effects and light-up action when fired. The rifle resembles Boba Fett’s weapon pretty good, even though the gray and green paint job strays from the gun metal and rustic look of what you otherwise see.
This is in addition to the orange cap on the barrel, which is required by law on any toy gun. However, the packaging’s illustration of Boba Fett aiming his weapon cleverly paints the blaster rifle in the same colors as the toy – it even shows the barrel’s tip with an orange cap.
The electronic blaster is powered by three AAA batteries, which come included.
Even if weren’t Halloween, this is fun toy to display in your geekcave or gift to young Star Wars enthusiasts. The beauty of the electronic blaster is it can double for a Mandalorian Protector’s rifle.