Monday, February 15, 2010

Toy Fair 2010 Reveals Vintage Style Boba Fett with Firing Rocket

Every dream of owning a vintage "rocket firing" Boba Fett action figure? Well, that dream is now going to be a reality without costing you your life savings.

Hasbro announced at this years Toy Fair they will be releasing a "rocket firing" vintage style Boba Fett.

The "rocketing firing" Boba Fett is one of the most sought after prototypes. Originally, Kenner had intended to produce the original Boba Fett action figure with a removable rocket that could be fired from his backpack.

Prior to production Kenner decided to abandon the mechanism for safety reasons. It felt a child might swallow the rocket or go the way of Ralphie from 'A Christmas Story', "You'll shoot your eye out kid."

Boba Fett was first offered as a mail in offer. Just send in 4 proof of purchases from four other figures and Boba Fett was yours. The original promotion for the action figures described the figure as coming with the firing rocket, but when he came in the mail it was without the rocket.

A note was included explaining the spring-launched rocket was removed for safety reasons. You can see an example of how the figure came along with the note below.

Not only is Hasbro offering the vintage figure, but doing it the way it was originally done back in 1979, by way of mail in offer. This time though it will cost you five proof of purchases, but it's worth it to actually get the rocket firing mechanism this time.

Here's a look at the new figure with photos from Jedi Insider. Looks just like the original. How cool is this.

The figure will come with two rockets, a long firing version and a shorter non-firing version.

It's a great year for being a toy collector!

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