Rocket Firing Boba Fett Hand Painted (L-Slot Version) - Revised
Another chapter in the story of RocketFett can be seen with this figure. This piece is a handpainted version of the most popular form known to collectors as the L-Slot. As with all L-slot RocketFetts, this figure is lacking copyright dates and has the familiar 4-sided red missile.

What appears to be an earlier painted version of the RocketFett can be found here which has a paint scheme more like the 12" figure, especially on the backpack itself. The paint scheme shown here directly transferred over to the next stage of RocketFett prototypes typically knows as J-Slots. One big difference is that the J-slots all appear to be factory painted whereas the accents on this figure are definitely handpainted.

A close cousin to this figure is another RocketFett prototype found painted with these same colors but in an earlier molded form that has significant differences in the backpack and can be seen here

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: Todd Chamberlain
From the collection of: Anonymous
Country:United States
Film:A New Hope
Category:Prototypes / Action Figure Related


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