Rocket Firing Boba Fett Artwork - Bin Display Header
These aren the original airbrushings used for the 20 figure display bin and are done on artist board. These are actually airbrushed photos not true original artwork and the "swooshes" of the firing missile were added right here.

This figure model used here was the first version true to the final form. This particular prototype is a. protomolded sample meaning that it was injection molded from prototype tooling (molds). Note that the backpack slider on this figure is blue, not red. It is molded in blue plastic and completely hand painted.

Revised versions of the display bin header had a sticker covering up the insert image showing the firing feature once it was determined that it would be removed for safety reasons. You can read all about that here

Eager children waited in anticipation for their Rocket-Firing Boba Fett to arrive in the mail, but course nobody received one that had a firing mechanism. All that was present was a plain figure along with notice to consumers explaining the removal of this safety "hazard". Many kids were also surprised to see that the figure itself was different in design than the one shown here, the one they saw on the figure packages. Like the original character explanation, Boba Fett is truly the most notorious figure to have ever been produced by Kenner. Talk to just about any Generation X-er and you'll see that the legend of the Rocket Firing Boba Fett lives on in all of them.

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


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