Silent, menacing, and deadly – Boba Fett was one of the most feared bounty hunters in the Star Wars galaxy. Despite only having four spoken lines in the original movie trilogy (or perhaps partly because of it?), the character has achieved cult figure status.
In the earliest concept art, Boba Fett’s armour was white. To mark the 30th anniversary of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, a promotional all-white minifigure with minimalist black line printing was released in 2010.
(Edit: I gather there were concerns he’d be confused as a more lethal variant of Stormtrooper. The shift to the armour we know helped establish him as an individual (and quite unique) character.)
This detailed pattern version followed up with a first appearance in 2015 as an exclusive minifigure included in the LEGO book Star Wars Character Encyclopedia – Updated and Expanded. In 2018, it appeared again as a limited edition minifigure included in another LEGO book: Star Wars – Secrets of the Force.
As seen from the front, the torso features Mandalorian armour plating, with detail extending onto the upper legs.
While no weapon was included, the minifigure does feature an accessory helmet antenna.
The helmet features a light bluish gray pattern on the cheeks.
A jet pack with nozzles completes the figure.
I’m working here at the limits of my camera system: this is an uncropped photo shot wide open at maximum magnification with a 1:1 macro lens. You can see that depth of field is measured in millimetres.
This is a 100% crop of the same photo – not only can you see the details of the pad printing, you also see that the red triangle is not centred!
I really like this minifigure – it gives us a new incarnation of a fan-favourite character, while paying homage to its origins. I find the design striking, and I think most will agree. My only quibble is that the red triangle is not centred on my copy, although you have to look quite closely to see the misalignment.
I rate this 9/10.
What are your thoughts? Feel free to leave a comment.
Full disclosure: I purchased this minifigure online as a used item on Bricklink. The opinions is this review are my own and have not been edited. At the time of writing, I have no affiliation or commercial relationship with any of the brands named and have not received any compensation for this review. All photos are mine and are presented in my preferred style – real life colours may vary.