Japanese Kubrick Fett Sextet
March 26, 2009

StarWars.com brings us news of an AWESOME new Kubrick boxed set:

Kubrick Boba Fett from the Holiday SpecialStar Wars Kubricks have developed quite a devoted following both in Japan and in the US, and with a new series of six Boba Fetts — from concept versions to his appearance in animation — collectors will soon be calling in a few favors to their collecting friends across the Pacific.

Manufactured by Medicom Toy and licensed under Takara Tomy, this Japanese exclusive boxed set draws on several iterations of the famous Fett Jr., from the Ralph McQuarrie/Joe Johnston all-white concept to the pastel palette of the Holiday Special character. Fett from the animated Droids series makes an appearance here as well, as does an obscure early McQuarrie concept for the famed bounty hunter. All in all, a pretty sweet set that should have many-a-collector posting bounties for their capture this June when they’re released exclusively in Japan.

 To see all 6 Fetts click here.

Now… who do I know in Japan that can help me get one of these? 


Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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