Review by Atom
Kotobukiya has been releasing a series of 1/10th scale pre-painted snap-fit vinyl model kits for Star Wars, but 'model kit' isn’t really the best term as they really are more of assemble-it yourself statues. Next up in the batch for review is Boba Fett.
The box is much like other Kotobukiya products. Photos of the finished piece decorate the outside of a cardboard box.
Inside, the un-assembled piece is neatly laid out in vacuum-formed trays. Assembly takes just a few moments. Calling this a 'model kit' really doesn't do it any justice either. These really are finished statues that use the 'model kit' description to get around licensing issues.
What you're left with is a stunningly detailed Boba Fett as seen in The Empire Strikes Back during the Carbon Freeze scene.
Paint and sculpt detail is excellent.
Fett comes with two arms so that you can display him with rifle aimed up or casually carried.
You can also attach him to the Carbon Freezing chamber base included with Darth Vader to recreate the famous scene.
Like the previously released Darth Vader, Kotobukiya has captured the classic silhouette I see in my mind's eye when I think of Boba Fett with this release. While 1/10th scale is a bit smaller than what Kotobukiya normally does with the Star Wars line, at around $50 bucks it’s a bit of a steal for the beautiful display you end up with. Combined with the other 1/10th scale releases this is shaping up to be a great looking line.
|Posted 24 January, 2012 - 14:26 by Atom|