This review was originally published on September 7th, 2014.
It’s fair to see that my enthusiasm for Star Wars Black has cooled. I still like it. I’m still happy to host that checklist over there. But after thoroughly enjoying the first wave, the second wave taught me I didn’t need them all. I still haven’t reviewed Leia – I need to swap her out for one with better paint.
I still haven’t reviewed Obi-Wan. I don’t love him a whole lot. I did love the Stormtrooper, but I didn’t buy Bespin Luke even though I thought wanted to. I skipped Wave Three altogether. And don’t even get me started on Jabba. I’m looking to Wave Four for some fresh air – Chewie & Vader, in particular.
Until then though, things have been quiet. At least, until, Walgreens decided to put me back in full-on toy hunting mode. Walmart is for groceries these days. TRU is about gearing up for the kid. And Walgreens? Walgreens is where I go to buy toys (plus jerky, pretzels, and Coke). As it pertains to Star Wars Black, I’ve been searching for one of things I find particularly cool: Prototype Armor Boba Fett.
I don’t know why I find White Boba so cool. I like Star Wars. I think the Bounty Hunters are fun. I don’t particularly love Boba Fett, at least not in green & grey. But ever since I saw that first picture of Fett as a “Super Trooper” clad in all-white, standing next to Joe Johnston. I was hooked. It looked so cool! So I bought a bunch of Vintage Collection figures & collected UPCs for the 4” version. I saved up and snagged it in Sixth Scale. And I’ve gone to Walgreens eleventy billion times to find this guy!
Now, I do have the Star Wars Black Boba Fett from Series III, so this figure isn’t new to me. I liked that figure overall. It had a fantastic sculpt, mostly good articulation – it’s really been one of the highlights of the line up to this point. I think the only real hesitation I had with that first figure was the articulation being blocked at hips by the sculpt. It wasn’t a dealbreaker, but it did muck some poses up quite a bit. Since this is that figure all over again, that awesome is now bundled in white. The same frustrating hips are there, but the good articulation is all brought along as well. Continue to Page 2…