Rocket Firing Boba Fett (L-Slot Version) - No Firing Mechanism
Yet another version of the legendary prototype can be seen here. Except the one thing that set the prototype apart from the production figure is missing. There is no firing mechanism in this piece. The spring and slider were never assembled into this figure thus leaving it an empty shell. This figure is the same in all other ways to the standard L-Slot figure and as with all L-slot RocketFetts, this figure is lacking copyright dates on the legs.

While it seems counter-productive for Kenner to create figures without the mechanism, figures like this could have been used just to test the assembly of all the regular figure parts. They could use this to check that the torso seams fit together snugly and that the limbs and head would be tight. At any rate it's still neat to see another slight variation of the RocketFett here even though he looks a bit naked.

Contrary to popular belief, the rocket-firing feature was not removed from the figure because a child choked on and died from a Battlestar Galactica toy missile. You can read all about it here.

Description by: Chris Georgoulias
Photo: Justin Kerns
From the collection of: Justin Kerns
Country:United States
Film:A New Hope
Category:Prototypes / Action Figure Related


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