Boba Fett is the first character figure revealed to be part of the GameStop exclusive collectible Star Wars Funko Pop Bounty Hunters Collection.
The first figure in the Funko Pop Bounty Hunters Collection featuring characters from Star Wars is none other than Boba Fett. The intergalactic bounty hunter first appeared in 1980’s The Empire Strikes Back and has remained an iconic character in the franchise thanks to his distinctive costume design and notorious combat skills. A genetic clone of the bounty hunter Jango Fett, Boba Fett apparently dies in Return of the Jedi, falling prey to a vicious Sarlacc, though he made his triumphant return to the canon years later in season 2 of The Mandalorian.
Alongside fan-favorite Ahsoka Tano, Boba Fett has once again taken the spotlight thanks to his reappearance. In contrast to season 1 of the Disney+ series that gave us pop culture superstar Grogu, season 2 started to find those more concrete connections to the larger Star Wars universe. Once The Mandalorian had proven its own merit, it was ready to lean on the greats, as well as weather its own share of drama. Disney parted ways with Gina Carano, who stars as Cara Dune, over her controversial posts on social media, and they seem to be phasing the character out of every facet of the business as the Cara Dune Funko Pop is being discontinued.
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According to the GameStop website, Boba Fett will the first in a series of seven collectible Funko Pop figurines featuring Star Wars bounty hunters. The statuette is lovingly rendered in the iconic Funko Pop bobble-headed style, clad in his worn body armor. He sits atop a fairly spartan gray base that will evidently connect to the other six figures when they are released, forming a complete miniature diorama.
There’s no denying that the Boba Fett Funko Pop is appealing. Whether Funko Pops match your personal aesthetic preference or not, unifying his design to their formula has produced a solid little figure. The most iconic feature of Boba Fett is his helmet, which is faithfully rendered. For now, there’s no telling who will join him, though Jango Fett is a definite contender. Regardless, if the other figurines match the simplistic and recognizable appeal, it’ll likely make for a nice display piece. Funko Pops have become their own phenomenon, and everything from Marvel to Seinfeld is getting a bobblehead.
If anyone knows how to direct a monumental multimedia behemoth, it’s the Mouse House, and Boba Fett is another small jewel in its crown. It’s no coincidence that the Funko Pop Bounty Hunters Collection’s release comes between Boba Fett’s return in The Mandalorian and the upcoming Disney+ series, The Book of Boba Fett. There’s not yet much to know about this new Star Wars entry in the Disney+ catalogue, but it’s safe bet that there’ll be plenty of Fett to come.
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