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Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
« on: January 9, 2010, 12:08 AM »
ToyArk has posted a bit of info that there may well be a Boba Fett Mail-Away figure as part of the 2010 "Vintage" line.  Looks like their info is coming from the same retailer presentation materials that the leaked AT-AT slide came from earlier this week.

Should be interesting to see if it's anything more than a repaint of the Evo or VOTC sculpt on a new ANH "vintage" cardback...
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Re: 2010 Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
« Reply #1 on: January 9, 2010, 12:28 AM »
An odd choice considering you can get a Boba Fett now on the pegs.  :-\
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Re: 2010 Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
« Reply #2 on: January 9, 2010, 12:38 AM »
What about one with a true firing rocket pack?

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Re: 2010 Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
« Reply #3 on: January 9, 2010, 12:56 AM »
Woohoo! Little AOTC Boba finally gets the SA resculpt treatment! ;)

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Re: 2010 Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
« Reply #4 on: January 9, 2010, 01:17 AM »
Maybe it'll have a Bulloch head underneath?  Not that I'll give any more of a **** about it, of course.   :-X

Seriously, unless it's a pretty special update, I can't say a mail-in Boba Fett's anything important to me.
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Re: 2010 Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
« Reply #5 on: January 9, 2010, 01:43 AM »
I'm all in favor of mail-away programs.  I just wonder what they'll do with this, other than putting it on a vintage style cardback, which was already done, to make it more interesting than what's available now?  Maybe when they say "Boba Fett vintage" they mean the figure and not the packaging?

I would just like to know at what poing Boba Fett became the face of Empire?  Honestly, IMO, Boba Fett is an EU character that got over.  He didn't do a single thing on film to make him as loved as he is, his whole mythology is based on EU sources, some of which was completely retooled when Lucas made him a clone in AOTC.  Plus he screamed like a little bitch in ROTJ when he got his ass handed to him by a blind guy.  Other than looking cool, and speaking, he didn't do a lot more than Lobot.  Or Wedge.  I always find it funny when some OT (or Saga) purists talk about how awesome Fett is while ******** on all things EU, yet everything they love about Fett is EU based.  I think the irony is pretty funny.

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Re: 2010 Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
« Reply #6 on: January 9, 2010, 07:55 AM »
Actually that Rocket Fett idea just hit me like a bomb. Last issue of Previews magazine showed the cover for Toyfare magazine #153 with the line Hasbro Star Wars exclusive: the figure 30 years in the making...
been pondering that for 2 days, but a rocket Fett makes total sense. What Y'all think?

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Re: 2010 Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
« Reply #7 on: January 9, 2010, 09:01 AM »


Perhaps a modern update of one of these decos?

I suppose they could do the rocket firing thing if the missle was like the Clone Wars missles and 2" long.

The kit bashed one on the right is a little more intriguing to me

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Re: 2010 Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
« Reply #8 on: January 9, 2010, 09:23 AM »
Besides Boba being the mail-away offer at least the vintage cardbacks sound interesting enough.  I know some people are going be upset the prequel figures will be on them.  I actually think it will be decent looking.   

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Re: 2010 Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
« Reply #9 on: January 9, 2010, 10:01 AM »
Some kind of rocket firing nod to the original would be really nice, even if it does have a 2" missile.
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Re: 2010 Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
« Reply #10 on: January 9, 2010, 10:10 AM »
I imagine if they do make another modern rocket firing Fett, he'd probably come with a firing missile and a "dummy" rocket (like the 300th Fett) to maintain the look of the vintage prototype.
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Re: 2010 Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
« Reply #11 on: January 9, 2010, 12:10 PM »
I think the rocket firing Fett is a lock.  What a cool idea.  I can't wait to see these.   :)

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Re: 2010 Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
« Reply #12 on: January 9, 2010, 12:11 PM »
Yeah, it'll be interesting to see what they can do with Fett that hasn't already been released over the past few years.  I'd take either of the ones Scott listed above, and like others have said, I'm a fan of mail aways in general, so I'm glad to hear they are continuing that.

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Re: 2010 Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
« Reply #13 on: January 9, 2010, 06:49 PM »



The kit bashed one on the right is a little more intriguing to me

Same here, I think that would make for a pretty cool mail-away and would have a very cool nostalgia factor.

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Re: 2010 Boba Fett Mail-Away Offer?
« Reply #14 on: January 9, 2010, 09:35 PM »
Why do I have to join that frigging site just to look at their stupid pictures? That is weak as hell.

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