REVIEW: Sideshow’s Sixth Scale Boba Fett
No name strikes more fear into the heart of a galactic fugitive than that of Boba Fett. The famed bounty hunter's cool, helmeted visage is known to the denizens of countless worlds, though few have ever encountered the mysterious warrior, and fewer still would have any clue to his true identity or face.
Boba Fett's trademarks are his instantly recognizable Mandalorian battle armor, his scorched jetpack and battered old Firespray interceptor Slave I, inherited from his father. All the bounty hunter's tools are custom fitted with modifications and improvements that grant him the edge in tracking and tackling his marks.
Sideshow Collectibles has released their first sixth scale figure based on everyone’s favorite Star Wars bounty hunter. The limited edition Boba Fett comes from the Scum and Villainy series and is currently shipping from Sideshow.
Boba Fett Sixth Scale Figure
Series: Star Wars - Scum and Villainy
Manufacturer: Sideshow Collectibles
Sculpted by: Pacual Wasoe and Tim Niver
Material: Articulated plastic figure with cloth outfit
Dimensions: Sixth Scale (12” tall)
Points of Articulation: Prometheus 1.1 body with over 30 points of articulation
Outfit: Mandolorian Boba Fett helmet; Fabric Flight Suit; Flight Suit Vest; Mandolorian Duraplast Body Armor Plates; Detailed Gauntlets; Pair of knee pads; Cape; Belt with four utility pouches; Braided honor sash; Three braided wookiee scalps
Accessories: Blaster Pistol and Holster; EE-3 mark 1 Carbine Blaster; Survival Knife; Sonic Beam Weapon; Anti-Security Blade; Rocket Pack Adjustment Tool; Pair of gloved fists; Pair of gloved large C grip hands; Right gloved trigger hand; Right gloved single point hand; Right gloved double point hand; Right gloved thumbs up hand; Right gloved cupped hand; Left gloved tight trigger hand; Left gloved small C grip hand; Pair of standing boots; Pair of action boots; Rocket Pack with concussion missile; Deluxe Illuminated Display Base
Edition Size: Limited Edition (no number announced)
Sideshow’s award-winning Star Wars packaging is still the standard that many sixth-scale figures are held to. The box features photos of the figure on all sides and stills from The Empire Strikes Back on the rear. Inside, there’s plenty of reading material regarding the Scum and Villainy series and background info on Boba Fett.
There are two plastic windows, each containing a plastic tray. The Boba Fett figure is packaged with the deluxe base, while the majority of accessories are neatly ordered in the other tray.
It’s surprising that with all of the sixth-scale Star Wars figures that Sideshow has produced, this is the first time we’re seeing Boba Fett. The character is probably one of the most infamous villains in the Star Wars universe, which made all the more intriguing when you consider his limited amount of screen time. Luckily for Boba Fett fans, Sideshow has also announced that the all-white Boba Fett Prototype Version is now available for pre-order. And they have several statues/busts/etc. available.
If you weren’t aware, Boba Fett’s attire is slightly different between Empire and Jedi. The main noticeable difference is the color of his wrist gauntlets. In Jedi, they are red. In Empire, they are green. So Sideshow’s Boba Fett is clearly based on his look in The Empire Strikes Back.
As far as the figure, Sideshow has really stepped up their game the past several years. Since they’ve been collaborating with Hot Toys, I feel like the quality (and as a result, the price) has noticeably increased. I own both of the Medicom Boba Fett figures (Empire and Jedi) and this version blows them out of the water.
There are plenty of accessories, but most of them are a part of his outfit. That’s nice, because you don’t have to pick and choose which weapon you want Boba Fett to hold. There are plenty of hands, with all different finger arrangements…well, almost all.
The outfit is extremely well done. Of course, his antenna – or is that the Mandalorian version of Google Glass – is very delicate. There are tubes running from his gauntlets, and lots of little leg pouches for all of this “tools”. Sideshow has done something helpful with his jetpack. They have place metal hooks on the pack, with the accompanying metal rings on Boba’s back.
Then there’s the base. Usually, I am not one for placing sixth-scale figures on their included bases. It looks a little cheesy, takes up space, and usually they are just a little round piece of plastic with a logo on it. For Boba Fett, Sideshow went with an illuminated base. The bottom lights up in an orange-red, while the two lights in the back glow white. It looks like they are trying to recreate the look of the carbonite room on Bespin.
Via my novice eyes, it looks like Sideshow has done a near perfect job replicating the on-screen bounty hunter to the collectible version. And he is just one of several different Star Wars bounty hunters the company has released in one-sixth scale.
You can pick one up at the following:
Sideshow Collectibles: $174.99