Only the truly hardcore Star Wars fans know that the malevolent Mandalorian bounty hunter’s first appearance wasn’t The Empire Strikes Back, but rather the equally infamous Star Wars Holiday Special. The master artisans at Gentle Giant Ltd. have decided to celebrate that first appearance with the latest addition to our Animated Maquette line!
Digitally sculpted using footage from the one of the few remaining intact copies of the Special as reference, this dramatic piece features a very different look for one of the most iconic film characters of all time. This limited edition hand-painted maquette comes individually numbered and is paired with a matching certificate of authenticity.
Conceived during the Clone Wars in the mysterious cloning facility on Kamino, Boba inherits from his “father”, the legendary Jango Fett, the latter’s blaster-deflecting, lightsaber-resistant Mandalorian armor and distinctive helmet. Boba Fett is among the bounty hunters summoned by Darth Vader for the task of tracking the Millennium Falcon. Fulfilling this mission by tracking the Falcon to Cloud City, Fett is given custody of the carbonite-frozen Han Solo, enabling the bounty hunter to collect the lofty bounty placed on the smuggler by Jabba the Hutt. In the Holiday Special Chewbacca, Solo, Luke, Leia, R2-D2 and C-3PO encounter Boba Fett for the first time on the Panna moon. Upon arrival Luke, Leia, R2-D2 and C-3PO are attacked by a massive creature, and Fett, riding atop another massive creature, drives away the first creature with a beam from his forked staff. He is later revealed to be working alongside Darth Vader in locating the Rebel fugitives, however after journeying to Panna City to obtain a cure for the sleeping sickness inflicting both Solo and Skywalker, Boba Fett uses his jet pack to depart.