Kotobukiya is a great alternative to statue collecting, especially for those of us who enjoy marveling at magnificent pieces of art – but don’t have the disposable income to drop hundreds of dollars on products by other companies like Sideshow or Gentle Giant.
Its latest Boba Fett statue is scheduled for release in October, and is currently up for pre-order for $44.99.
This statue features Boba Fett in his Cloud City paint scheme, and is posed holding up his blaster, ready to take shots down the Bespin corridor – elegantly sculpted to look like it was pulled right out of the film.
The statue comes in a model kit with pre-painted parts, which snap-fit together to form a lightweight and durable statue at 1:10 scale.
This is Kotobukiya’s first addition to new round of smaller scale Star Wars models. There’s no glue required to build this kit.
At this price, this line of statues also makes for great gift ideas for younger fans and family members, or at the very least, the opportunity to own a quality statue without fear of buyers remorse or over paranoia over the product breaking.
There’s a slew of new opportunities to win Boba Fett collectibles, as a number of sites are hosting sweepstakes and giveaways. You could have the chance of winning high-end merchandise from companies like Sideshow Collectibles and Gentle Giant, plus a number of medium tier items from sites like Mint In Box or ThinkGeek.
Entertainment Earth is giving away Gentle Giant’s Boba Fett Mini-Bust, which was an exclusive item at this year’s San Diego Comic Con. The bust is 1:6 scale and features interchangeable arms and a certificate of authenticity. The winner will receive #1369 of the 2,500 limited run. The bust measures a little over 7 inches tall and is hand painted, and also includes a tin box that’s emblazoned with the insignia of the Mythosaur skull. You can enter at Entertainment Earth’s Facebook page.
ThinkGeek.com and Sideshow Collectibles has partnered to offer a Boba Fett prize pack. This is the ultimate giveaway for Boba Fett fans, as it includes a Sideshow Collectible’s Boba Fett Mythos Statue, ThinkGeek’s Boba Fett designer watch, bathrobe, backpack and a LEGO Boba Fett LED Keychain. Enter this giveaway at SideshowCollectibles.com.
French-site Mintinbox.net is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a special Boba Fett giveaway. By simply entering the contest at its Web site, you’ll be entered to win one of five prize lots. Prizes include a Gentle Giant Boba Fett Mini-Bust, Joe Corroney’s painting “The Slave Princess,” a Boba Fett Medallion, Star Tots of Han Solo in Carbonite and Anakin Skywalker, or a Boba Fett T-Shirt and five bounty hunter patches.
My wife and I had just arrived at Kings Island, when a window display near the Eiffel Tower caught my eye – tucked between an arrays of vintage toys, was the original Kenner Jedi Starfighter – complete with a mint condition Luke Skywalker and R2-D2. The ship was loose, but in great condition, no yellowing of the plastic or wear and tear.
I wasn’t familiar with the specialty store, which was tucked between a food spot and roller coaster souvenir shop. I was in heaven when I walked into “I Love the 80’s,” coming face-to-face with a treasure trove of franchise collectibles. The shop had figures from a dozen popular franchises, but what really caught my attention was the glass display case, found near the cash register.
The case was filled with high-end Star Wars collectibles, the majority of items from companies like Gentle Giant, Sideshow Collectibles, Art FX and more. A large portion of the items were also Boba Fett related, including a neon sign, the Kenner Boba Fett jumbo figure, a few statues and more.
This was the first time I’ve seen the Boba Fett jumbo figure in person, and it literally left me in awe. If you haven’t seen in firsthand, yet, the detail of the sculpt and packaging is spectacular – images on the Internet does not give it justice. I’ve wanted this item for a while now, but left empty handed. All the items were priced much higher than you’ll find, even on eBay.
If you are planning a trip to Kings Island this summer, here’s a list of the merchandise they have in stock and the correlating prices. Like I said, the theme park is selling these items with a huge markup, so you’ll have to decide if cost is worth purchasing it in-person – or if you’d rather go online to grab these items.
“Bounty hunter Boba Fett, whose exploits are known throughout the galaxy, was the only figure capable of collecting the bounty on Han Solo by delivering him to Jabba the Hutt’s desert palace. Even the appearance of Luke Skywalker could not rescue Solo and the other captured Rebels.
On a prisoner skiff above the Great Pit of Carkoon, Fett pits his formidable skills against a Jedi Knight and his Rebel friends as they attempt to save themselves from the lethal date with Carkoon’s dreaded Sarlacc. The hunter discovers that his firepower is no match for the Rebel Alliance.”
The above blurb is featured on the package art of the Star Wars Epic Force figurine of Boba Fett. The text is a bit insulting to fans of Boba Fett, though. Our favorite bounty hunter wasn’t overpowered or strategically defeated – his jet pack was merely accidently engaged by a blind and scared Han Solo.
Looking beyond the box’s blurb, the figurine is quite nice. Boba Fett is sculpted in a fixed position that is scene on film seconds before his blaster is destroyed by Luke Skywalker. The figure stands 6 inches tall and is placed on a platform, which can be spun 360 degrees.
Boba Fett cannot be removed from the platform and is designed to be showcased, aimed more for older collectors.
The packaging is a clear cylinder with an opening for the platform’s dial, so it can be functional and beautifully displayed by collectors who prefer to keep their item in original packaging. However, Boba Fett is sculpted in such detail; I feel its best appreciated outside of the plastic.
The artist succeeds in creating a figure that, as far as I can tell, matches perfectly to Boba Fett’s armor and posture we see in Return of the Jedi. The paint job is applied well and also matches the tones and hues we see on film.
In May, Sideshow releases its latest addition to the Star Wars Mythos Collection, Boba Fett. This polystone statue stands 19 inches tall and weighs 14 pounds. Sideshow deployed a team of nearly a half dozen artists to create this detailed piece, including sculpting by Michael Norman and Pascual Wawoe, a design by David Igo and a magnificent paintjob by Bernardo Esquivel. Collector’s can pre-order Boba Fett for a retail price of $324.99, but Sideshow also offers a payment plan for as low as $65 per month.
Great detail was put into the statue. Boba Fett wears his Mandalorian armor, which shows the wear and tear of numerous battles. The armor is banged up and burnt, his cape and tattered and his clothing is worn and dirty.
Boba Fett gribs two blasters and a larger blaster rifle straps over his shoulder. Hanging from his belt, underneath is jet pack are three Lightsabers. A knife is also strapped to his right boot. The statue carried a high purchase price, but this piece is superior to many other statues I’ve seen in the past and would be a great addition to any collection.