Boba Fett's Slave 1
Review by Shogundan
Today I will be reviewing Kenner's 1996 release on Slave 1. This release is almost identical to the 1980's release. The only major difference is the paint detail.
The box is similar in looks to other early releases, showing Slave 1 in flight on the front of the box.
Slave 1 requires minor assembly and sticker application before you can really enjoy it. The assembly consists of installing the two wings, cockpit canopy, rear ramp and door. The stickers are too numerous to mention and are a real pain to apply. When all that's done you are left with a very light weight, cheap feeling toy. Plastic quality and fit is also pretty lousy.
The next three photos give you a quick walk around of the ship.
This next photo shows Boba in the pivoting cockpit chair. The chair can pivot backward for flight mode. Sorry, Boba Fett figure is not included with ship.
Another feature is a cheap rendition of Han Solo in carbonite! This allows you to recreate one of the more well known Star Wars scenes.
Oooh! the handle on the back/bottom (depending on your perspective) of the ship that lets you hold and fly it around the room losing parts as you go. No, I'm not kidding!
When tilting Slave 1 to flight mode, the side wings/foils tilt automatically. The last 3 photos show Slave 1 in flight mode with the not included Boba Fett at the controls.
Overall I am not impressed with this toy. First of all the cargo area door and ramp fall off easily when held in flight position, making play difficult. Secondly, the fitment of the body panels and detail are just poor.
Finally, the stickers are a joke! They don't match the color of the ship and the quality stinks. I prefer the painted detail on the newer Hasbro Star Wars toys when compared to the original Kenner. Although you can pick up this toy relatively cheap on Ebay, my advice would be to stay away and buy the newer 2000's release of the Boba or Jango Fett versions of Slave 1. Both of these versions are far superior in every way.
Comments5 comments posted
The cockpit doesn't tilt... the feet sit in not so comfy position when the ship is on landing mode,.
The cockpit chair does pivot/tilt the lever for that action is right on the side of the ship near the wing/foil. You can see the lever in the first and second pictures.
"the other fat bearded guy at CDX"
Oh, sorry, I mend in the movie, not the toy one. Sorry.
This toy was also released (first?) as part of the "Shadows Of The Empire" assortment, since Boba Fett played a pivotal role in that multimedia storyline (Basically the bridging chapter between ESB and ROTJ).
These images were lost, so the new pictures were taken of my specimen in March of 2022 - the original text remains Dan's. (RIP)