This version pictured here is the first release. The Vintage Collection Boba Fett figure released only a few months later in another case assortment had an updated and slightly different paint application, with the cheek outline on the helmet being black instead of dark green. The boots, shoulders and knees also look slightly different, with subtle color changes across the armor. Another paint change can be noticed on the blaster rifle, which for the updated version was given more scratches and a black tip, instead of a silver one.
The figure is a re-release and repaint of the TAC Evolution figure from 2008 and the Boba Fett figure from the 2009 Legacy Collection. This time around the paint application on the figure mimics the character from the movie closer, with less bright colors. This is especially apparent on the helmet, the shoulder and knee caps. There are subtle changes in the paint app all over the figure, and there are subtle changes on the blasters, which now feature silver accents.
Boba is super articulated with a total of 14 joints, which adds enough freedom to pose the Bounty Hunter in almost any position. The figure stands securely without the need of a stand, but it does have the typical peg holes in the feet if you'd like to use one. The blaster rifle and the blaster fit well into the right and left hand, respectively. The blaster can also be placed into a holster which is located on back of the figure's belt, where it fits in well. Boba Fett's helmet is a tight fit which covers the entire head nicely. The range finder on the helmet is not movable. Boba's jet pack can be plugged into a hole on the back of the figure where it sits firmly attached. The soft goods cape hanging over the figure's left shoulder is not removable.
The sculpt of the figure is extremely well done, including Boba Fett's pouches on the belt, scuffs on the armor, and lots of details on both arms. What Hasbro improved upon from previous released Boba Fetts is the paint application, which is now even closer to the ESB version than before. Even very small details like Boba's knuckles on both gloves are painted cleanly, or the very small silver buttons on the under arms are spot on. All in all, this Boba Fett figure is fantastic all the way, it's super articulated, and very detailed and can be considered the definite version for the ESB outfit. If you don't own any of the previous releases, you shouldn't have an excuse to not add this figure to your collection.
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