StarWars.com Reveals Hasbro ‘Star Wars Black’ Walgreens Exclusive Boba Fett
July 1, 2014

Today, over on StarWars.com they revealed the rumored Walgreen’s exclusive Star Wars Black 6″ figure, and it turns out to be Prototype Boba Fett.

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While Boba Fett’s iconic Mandalorian armor has become one of the most famous designs in all of Star Wars, it started out with a very different color scheme. In early concept art by Ralph McQuarrie and Joe Johnston, seen in the gallery below, the bounty hunter was depicted wearing sleek, all-white armor. On June 28, 1978, Star Wars sound designer Ben Burtt and The Empire Strikes Back assistant film editor Duwayne Dunham debuted the costume with a test video (also available below), detailing its weaponry and functionality; the colors would later be developed to what has become Fett’s definitive look, but it all began with this early version.

Hasbro’s figure is a tribute to this important piece of Star Wars history and design — look for it exclusively at Walgreens this fall, with preorders opening at San Diego Comic-Con later this month!

 

You can see more pictures and check out more on the background of this version of Boba Fett over on StarWars.com.

 

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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4 Comments »

  • Ron says:

    How many times does Hasbro need to re-release the same Star Wars Black 6″ figures? This line is in its infancy and yet there seem to be constant re-releases of the same figures. I don’t know how much demand there will be for a variant white Boba Fett, but this will make his releases a total of 4, since last year’s SDCC. I think Walgreen’s buyer will eventually see a lot of white Bobas clogging their pegs. Han Solo will total 3 with the upcoming Cantina box set with a re-released Greedo. Both Han & Greedo are already clogging pegs – so what makes them think that releasing the Cantina box now will sell well? This line is already moving at a snails pace and the re-releases in each wave don’t help. They need to pick up the damn pace. I’m guessing it has been averaging about only 3 new figures every 6-8 months. Hasbro has had the Star Wars license forever so why can’t they release larger 6″ waves? If they want to do repeated releases, then do so in a way that makes sense – concentrate on repeated releases for army-builders like Troopers that collectors actually need and can never find, and spread out repeating a figure for later waves (rather than consecutive repeated releases). Wake up Hasbro!

  • GeekSummit says:

    Its a good base for custom repaints… that’s about it. So I guess there’s an upside for all the Mandalorian fanatics out there. Might take that kind of angle to absorb all these.

  • demoncat_4 says:

    surprised given how hasbro wants to keep making sure that star wars black collectors can have boba fett in their collection they did not just go all out and try for another rocket firing one .

  • orosco_carlos@hotmail.com says:

    this isn’t even accurate to the proto type Fett!!! wrong blasters, wrong gauntlets, wrong cape, wrong gloves, etc etc!!! hasbro is trying to fool everyone with a simple repaint!!!

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