Another aspect of this line that I’m very happy about is the articulation. With the smaller figures, sometimes certain joints had to be left out due to cost, or even just the area being too small to articulate. The six inch Black series seems to be over those issues. First thing that impressed me was his head articulation. There’s no head underneath. The helmet has been popped onto a large ball joint that’s connected to a hinge. This gives him the wide range and slight angles of a ball joint, while the hinge allows the head to straight up or down.
Boba’s waist and hips are also regular ball joints, allowing the figure even more natural poses like leaning or slouching. His shoulders, elbows, and wrists are all swivel/hinges that ratchet so he can keep his poses easier. The ankles are also swivel hinges, but put in at an angle so they also work as rockers.
Boba has swivel joints at the bracers just below the elbow, and his thighs. There’s also an extra swivel joint on his right bicep, allowing him to hold his gun more naturally. Last are his double hinged knees. You can get some really nice dynamic poses out of all this articulation. Unfortunately his hips are hindered moving forward by the hard plastic pouches that hang off of his belt.
Boba comes with four accessories. First is his backpack, which simply plugs into his back. It’s sculpted well, but in general it looks a bit underwhelming compared to the rest of the figure. It probably could have used a few more paint apps, but it still looks fine on the figure.
Boba also comes with his rifle and pistol. Both pieces have excellent sculpting, but they did use softer plastic on them. This is especially noticeable on the rifle, which can look bent if he’s holding it wrong.
Boba also comes with Han Solo in Carbonite. For being a large rectangle of plastic, the sculptors did a fantastic job of adding in a ton of detail. The carbonite block itself has those rocky textures, while Han’s tortured and wrinkled imprint tries to push out. There are even little technical looking panels on the either side. The carbonite block has also been colored in a dark metallic gray with a black wash to pull out those details.
Carbonite Han also comes with a little stand that allows for the figure to look like it’s either hovering over the ground or standing up on display. This is definitely a nice touch that I’m glad they included.
All around this is a damned good figure and a fantastic start to a line that I’ve been looking forward to. Boba Fett with Carbonite Han was this year’s SDCC exclusive, and from what I’ve seen online he wasn’t very easy to get a hold of. The figure retailed at the convention for $50, and I think that’s still very reasonable considering what you get. But like most sought after exclusives, his price has shot up very high on the aftermarket, and he isn’t really worth those extremes. The good news is that Hasbro is releasing him in the second wave of the Black series. He won’t come with Han, but he should be the same figure otherwise.