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Bounty Hunter Week!
Star Wars Black Series #10 Bossk Review

So the sculpt doesn’t share any main parts with other figures as a result of it being pretty faithful to the screen. All the little details – hoses, piping, etc. are all there. Even the missing cartridges on his belt are the right ones that were missing on screen. It’s really well done (bring on BoShek!). The sculpt on his Lizard bits are similarly sharp. I love the big feet and the arms. The head sculpt is solid as well, but I think it comes off a little less menacing than his brief appearance on screen. It would’ve been nice to capture some threat on his face.

Articulation is pretty standard and on the high end for the line: ball-joints at the neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, and inverted ankles; double-hinge knees; swivels at the thigh & boots; and the mid-torso joint. Most everything works well though I find the mid-torso joint limited and the ball-neck is a little different. The post & ball are on the head and peg down into the neck instead of the other way around like the rest of the figures. It’s a tight squeeze there, but if you an work the head out a bit, you can also access the hinge jaw for some fun poses.

The paintwork is pretty solid. A light wash on the scales give them some depth and most of the costume details are painted well. The black paint was a little more sloppy than I like, but it’s within the usual bounds.

So the sculpt doesn’t share any main parts with other figures as a result of it being pretty faithful to the screen. All the little details – hoses, piping, etc. are all there. Even the missing cartridges on his belt are the right ones that were missing on screen. It’s really well done (bring on BoShek!). The sculpt on his Lizard bits are similarly sharp. I love the big feet and the arms. The head sculpt is solid as well, but I think it comes off a little less menacing than his brief appearance on screen. It would’ve been nice to capture some threat on his face.

Bossk includes one accessory, his classic grenade launcher with shoulder strap. The coolest feature is that you can sling it over his shoulder and have him hold it just like his brief appearance on the film. It’s a well sculpted piece with the soft plastic strap. I would like it better if both hands were gripping hands, but you can find a few poses where he uses to hands convincingly.

Overall, Bossk always gets the best figures and this is no exception. The visual translates well and looks great thanks to some sharp paintwork. The arm and leg articulation is what we’re used to and works great though the articulation in the torso could use a little more range. In all, Bossk is one of the coolest Bounty Hunters and it’s only fitting he should get one of the coolest figures. Now we just need BoShek.

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13 comments to Bounty Hunter Week!
Star Wars Black Series #10 Bossk Review

  • Great review. You like this figure, and it shows in how much fun you’re having with him. I’m getting the SWB bounty hunters, too, and so far, I’m loving them. Three more to go from the ESB crew, then we’re into Aurra Sing and Amanaman territory. A 6″-scale Amanaman. Be still my racing heart. That would be — and I don’t say this often or lightly — awesome.

    Actually, you know what would be nifty? The bounty hunters from the Akira Kurosawa tribute episode of The Clone Wars. I’d buy those in a flash.

  • Brainlock

    Points for the DW trivia.
    …immediately deducted for no Gorn jokes. 😉

    firstborn had the original figure and Boba and IG88, and I somehow acquired him and 88 later. not sure when they disappeared, but long before the storage loss, I know that.

    Bossk is still fairly easy to find up here, as no one wants him (or black TIE pilots). I thought about some appendage swapping to make a more human pilot character like 6″ GI Joe Ace?, but as you note, it’s an original sculpt and I already have a spare X-Wing Luke for Ace.

    I’m hoping we get a 6″ X?-wing Gorwyn for another custom I have in mind, esp since Grunny is perfekt the role. now I just need an open shirt/deep v-neck on a thicker/stouter torso for Leo….
    (*NOT* WWF/E, as they’re to big.)

    btw, when do the SW7 figs go on sale online? not sure I want to run around at midnight anymore, even tho I’m up to 3-4am anyway.
    #gettingold
    (need to go to bed now because early funeral Tuesday)

  • Love that Bossk! Through a gift exchange at school, I had two of him as a kid; and this one’s more than a worthy update. Now if IG-88 shows up…

  • Great review and a great figure that was worth the wait. I was a little disappointed in IG-88 though…he’s a little short, joints are wonky and loose, and the big hole in his head goes all the way through! I swore that wasn’t right…most ESB photos have his head turned a bit, and it’s hard to tell if the physical IG-88 had holes completely through his head. Of course, I believe the Roles-Royce Jet Engine (that his head is made of) DID have those holes, but still.

    • Gotta agree with you. SWB6″ Iggy does seem a little short and loose in the joints. Having said that, they sorted out his knees pretty well without spoiling the sculpt, and the elbows, with their flexible ribbed covering . . . nice!

  • Izdawiz

    Nice review! Special effects too.

  • jackstatic

    I want to get Bossk, but have yet to see him in stores. And I look… in like 8 dozen different stores, I got access to 3 walmarts, 10 targets, 4 kmarts,8 toys r us and about 5 dozen walgreens. he is just not to be found in NY. I did get Jabba on Clearence for $13, regret not getting the speeder bike and scout for $17. Can’t bring myself to get slave leia for $10. maybe if she drops to $5.

  • AmericanHyena

    I’m a Star Wars fan but not a HUGE Star Wars fan. It’s one of those properties where I have no problem picking and choosing what I want.

    That said, Bossk is BY FAR my favorite character and I have a full blown mini collection dedicated to just him. I am thrilled that SWB did him this earlier and, for my money, that he turned out as one of the strongest figures in the line. I’m currently trying to hunt down Jakks 18″ version.

    Also…hero masher you say?

  • Mysterious Stranger

    Is it just me or did the paragraph about the sculpt get repeated – first at the top of page two then just above the flashy “all about the Bossk” image?

  • StrangePlanet

    Does Bossk always get the coolest figures??
    After that one I sent away for with 5 proofs of purchase back in the day, I have not kept up.
    But I am delighted that this is one of the best SWB figures we have, because I love the bounty hunters, and having a really good Bossk and Boba Fett makes me all kinds of happy. Like I’m lucky.
    And I am lucky. I always wanted nice 6-inch Star Wars figs and now I have some, and the ones I really want and buy, like the bounty hunters and the troopers, and all pretty darn good.
    I never had Dengar or 4-LOM & Zuckus back in the day – Boba and Bossk and IG-88 make me so happy – but I am dying to get them now.