In the summer of 1980, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back introduced us to one of modern cinema’s most recognizable characters, Boba Fett! A man of few words, the gritty bounty hunter quickly made his mark despite having roughly 3 minutes of screen time in his debut film. The character had long been teased by Lucasfilm as far back as 1978, appearing in animated form and as a costumed character in parades and special events across the country.
It was a filmed screen test in early 1978 where we saw an early prototype of Boba that featured sleek all white armor over an off-white jump suit. This costume was rumored to be a “Super Stormtrooper” design that saw the character designed to be a kind of elite, special forces Imperial Trooper, better trained and equipped than regular foot soldiers. In the end, this concept was abandoned and Boba Fett became the rogue bounty hunter we all know today.
In honor of that original screen test, Gentle Giant is releasing the San Diego Comic-Con 2015 Exclusive “Prototype” Boba Fett Mini Bust, which features polished white armor, a unique blaster and minute details that set him apart from the bounty hunter version of Boba we all know and love. This awesome Comic-Con exclusive is 1/6 scale and limited to just 750 pieces. Collectors can purchase this epic Star Wars statue at the Gentle Giant SDCC booth.