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JediTricks
10-24-2005, 07:35 PM
Since his humble beginnings over 25 years ago, there have been plenty of action figure versions of Boba Fett. He may be just 1 character, but he is everywhere; in terms of screentime, he may have the most figures in relation to his amount we've actually seen him.

This poll asks collectors which 3¾" Boba Fett figure they consider the main version of the character in their collection, no matter loose or carded. The choices span all the 3¾" Boba Fett molds (that I could think of off the top of my head), though not every variation of those molds was listed (i.e., not listed were SOTE Fett or Silver Fett or pack-in Fetts, though POTF2 Fett and POTF2 Deluxe Fett do actually have different parts so they are listed separately).

So vote now and tell your fellow collectors which Boba Fett figure is king!


And remember Peter Griffin's words of wisdom:
"No matter how sure I am, I never risk the Fett man!"

TheDarthVader
10-24-2005, 08:27 PM
I voted for the 300th Fett. Why? Excellent accessories, nice pose in the box, the 300th figure factor, great sculpt, and accurate paint.

B.
TDV

PS I don't like the use of the word "primary" here. I almost thought you were asking which of these figures did I first own. Which is/was your (primary) first Boba Fett figure? Well my first Boba Fett was the POTF2 version.

JediTricks
10-24-2005, 08:51 PM
When I thought of this thread 2 weeks ago I went back and forth between "main" and "primary". I see what you mean though so I just switched the wording to "main" right now. Thanks for the feedback. :)


I also voted for the 300th, it replaced the POTF2 one I had up for half a decade as my PRIMARY and MAIN Boba Fett. :p 300th has good accessories, a nice jetpack, a nice cloth cape, and good articulation. I never considered switching to Carkoon Fett simply because he's got too much of an action pose, and the gimmick backpack doesn't look as good. I did however consider switching out 300th with VOTC but ultimately didn't because the VOTC one has his legs so close together that I couldn't pull together a realistic stance for him.

Deoxyribonucleic
10-24-2005, 08:58 PM
Me voted for vintage. While I love the 300th and the VOTC, nothing stacks up to the hours of fun I had with my vintage Boba "Pal" Fett! Plus I just like his sleek design and he's got great nostalgia kudos coming his way. None of my new toys ('95 and on) give me heart felt memories when I look at them the way my vintage Boba Fett (and all the other vintage figs I played with) does and to me, that's priceless!

p.s. Nice poll question Tricks...something that hasn't been done before...me likes!

plasticfetish
10-24-2005, 10:03 PM
I voted VOTC Fett, though I don't really consider any of them my main (or favorite) Boba Fett figure. I know it's wishy-washy, but I bought each of them for different reasons and they each get a spot on the shelf. Vintage Fett is an icon, VOTC Fett is most fun to play with, Carkoon Fett looks cool posed next to my skiff, 300th Fett never came out of his box (and that's where I like it), POTF2 Fett is still the one I keep with the other bounty hunters. They're all good toys for various reasons... except DX rocket glider Fett. (What the heck?)

Bobby Fett
10-24-2005, 11:15 PM
I voted for the vintage Fett. Now there's a toy that was made when toys were really toys!

I have two vintage Fetts, one in each paint scheme, standing side-by-side. It's too cool!

Slicker
10-25-2005, 02:02 AM
I voted 300th as well. As TDV stated he looks good both in and out of the packaging which is always a plus.

2-1B
10-25-2005, 02:58 AM
I can't really bring myself to vote for any of them since of all those that I own from the list, none of them are on display. They're all shoved neatly into storage and packed away probably forever. The worst on the list, by far, is that POS deluxe POTF2 . . . man I hated that line, well the Fett/Luke/Han releases anyway.

Put me down in the write-in category for Epic Force Boba Fett. The only BF piece I have on display. :grin:

steeltormentor69
10-25-2005, 05:13 AM
I really love my Boba Fett maquette, that's probably the highlight of my boba fett crap, but as for my "bounty hunters lineup" with all of them together in the line as they appear in ESB I have the IG-88 2-pack one there (I think it was missed on the poll) simply because I don't have a VOTC opened, I have one, just not opened. Plus he has the ESB gloves and just stands there straight, no dumb pose, no bent knees, no nothing, just stands there, straight arms straight legs, perfect for the lineup. I have all of them minus the VOTC opened and on display, I do love the 300th figure one, beautiful figure it is. I like the one with the flames coming out of his butt, I don't like his gimp arm and the jet pack and his colors are too bright too I think. I even like my customized POTF2 Boba with the Dash head and removable helmet from way before we all found out that boba fett was australian. Not too fond of the deluxe Boba Fett even though I accidently picked it in the poll because I'm tripping on about 40 gallons of coffee and didn't pay attention to what I was doing. Hell, they're all my main boba fetts, they're all so cute and cuddley.

piratefett
10-25-2005, 08:56 AM
for me 300th, hands down. ESB outfit, detailing, packaging, accessories,pose...simply awesome.

Droid
10-25-2005, 09:56 AM
The first POTF2 Fett is my favorite. I like the neutral stance. A POTF2 Fett was the first figure I purchased in the new line.

I passed on the VOTC Fett because I was real choosy about what I would pay $9.99 for.

SNAYSON
10-25-2005, 09:58 AM
yeah baby...
voted for the 300th Fett

mtriv73
10-25-2005, 12:59 PM
I had to go with the VOTC Fett. You can pose him just about any way you like and the packaging was a nice throwback to the ones I wore out as a kid.
The 300th is a close second, but the limited posability ensures that it stays in second.

The POTF 2 Fett was actually the first new era figure I bought and got me hooked on the hobby. 10 years and thousands of dollars later I'm still glad I got it.

El Chuxter
10-25-2005, 01:17 PM
The beautiful Unleashed statuette not being an option, I'll say VOTC.

LusiferSam
10-25-2005, 01:59 PM
Although the 300th is a great figure and I like the POTF2 dispute its flaws, 90% of the time a vintage always win out for me. I've got memories of playing with him that the new stuff just can't match. The vintage Boba Fett might not be a acute as the VOTC or 300th versions, but the vintage Fett has been played with and survived. This is a toy that's had a ruff and tumble life that these other toys could only dream off. Vintage rules.

JediTricks
10-25-2005, 05:30 PM
They're all good toys for various reasons... except DX rocket glider Fett. (What the heck?)Hey, if it weren't for that figure, I couldn't have done this: http://www.geocities.com/jeditricks/fettswoop/
(cheap custom vehicle, can't not love it!)



all of them together in the line as they appear in ESB I have the IG-88 2-pack one there (I think it was missed on the poll)If you mean the Shadows of the Empire (SOTE) 2pack from '96, I didn't miss it, I just didn't list every variation of the single molds and since SOTE Fett was a repaint of POTF2 Fett, I didn't bother listing him.


Not too fond of the deluxe Boba Fett even though I accidently picked it in the poll because I'm tripping on about 40 gallons of coffee and didn't pay attention to what I was doing.Well, that explains 1 of the 3 votes for that figure, which is 3 more than I expected. :D



The beautiful Unleashed statuette not being an optionSo he's your favorite 3.75" Boba Fett, huh? :p If you want to vote for the "beautiful Unleashed statuette", why not vote for the Saga Carkoon Fett who is fairly similar and is on the poll?


I'm surprised that the 300th Fett overtook the VOTC one since yesterday when it was the other way around.

DARTH T-BONE
10-25-2005, 06:34 PM
My vintage is my "main" I guess.
He's special to me because one leg is shorter than the other.
Also I thought I had sold him when I was 13 for cigarettes but I found him last year in a box with some other vintage loose figs (IG-88, Bespin Leia in Yoda's robe, a headless Vader, R2, Hoth Trooper, Hoth Rebel, FX-7 and Lando (no teeth).

Mr. JabbaJohnL
10-25-2005, 09:18 PM
Who the hell voted for the AOTC Fett?

I chose VOTC. The 300th one is nice but it's only able to fire his gun or hold it down by his side. He looks really stupid unless he has his gun ready to fire at all times, whereas the VOTC one looks fantastic all the time. Also, the antenna on the 300th Fett is way too long.

2-1B
10-26-2005, 12:06 AM
I'm surprised that the 300th Fett overtook the VOTC one since yesterday when it was the other way around.

Well then that can only mean one thing - Steve is rigging this poll, it's too suspicious. ;)

KIDDING ! :crazed: :crazed: :crazed:


Who the hell voted for the AOTC Fett?

Not me (yet ;) ) but I'd vote for that one over the Deluxe Fett, that's for sure ! lol

plasticfetish
10-26-2005, 12:53 AM
Hey, if it weren't for that figure, I couldn't have done this...Talk about making lemonade from lemons!

CaptainSolo1138
10-26-2005, 03:06 PM
I'm surprised "Pit of Carkoon" isn't higher. That's a close 2nd to 300th for me. I think it's the classic pose and ESB colors that make it my fav.

TheDarthVader
10-26-2005, 05:39 PM
When I thought of this thread 2 weeks ago I went back and forth between "main" and "primary". I see what you mean though so I just switched the wording to "main" right now. Thanks for the feedback. :)

Thanks JT. I knew you'd see it my way. j/k

I have been thinking about "wording" and am changing my signature from "Insert stupid signature remark here" to "Insert witty signature remark here". The first one sounds as though I am a disgruntled forum member, and that is not true. I love this place! ;)

Yeah, the 300th boba has the total package. The carkoon Fett is a good figure in my book, but he is too cartoon-like. I do like the paint, but the big jet pack blast and dumb pose is very cartoony. The carkoon Fett places second.

B.
TDV

Blackened88
10-26-2005, 10:35 PM
VOTC Fett for me, now if only they will make a good Jango figure.

CaptainSolo1138
10-27-2005, 10:01 AM
now if only they will make a good Jango figure.
What's wrong with the AOTC one with the grappling hook, removeable helmet, etc?

TheDarthVader
10-27-2005, 11:05 AM
What's wrong with the AOTC one with the grappling hook, removeable helmet, etc?

I agree. The AOTC sculpt is as good as it's gonna get. The accessories are plentiful, the face sculpt is good, the paint is nice, and the pose is excellent.

B.
TDV

plasticfetish
10-27-2005, 11:45 AM
...but, we're talkin' about Boba Fett here.

(edit: oh never mind, now I see Blackened88's coment. :stupid: )

JediTricks
10-27-2005, 08:52 PM
Who the hell voted for the AOTC Fett?5 people now, I really wonder who they are and why they voted for him.



Well then that can only mean one thing - Steve is rigging this poll, it's too suspicious. ;)

KIDDING ! :crazed: :crazed: :crazed:How clever. :rolleyes: It'd be a more apt reference if 300th and VOTC Fett stopped getting votes altogether while POTF2 Deluxe Fett got 30 a day. :p



Talk about making lemonade from lemons!And did I mention that both the deluxe Fett and the EU Speederbike were on mega-clearance for $3 or less each? :D

I used to eat lemons when I was a kid.



Thanks JT. I knew you'd see it my way. j/kNice. :p
You made a good argument that played to a concern I was already thinking about, so how could it not play out that way?



now if only they will make a good Jango figure.

What's wrong with the AOTC one with the grappling hook, removeable helmet, etc?That Jango is a fun figure, but has kinda "meh" articulation and is pretty short. He's got a lot of good points but he's far from perfect.

CaptainSolo1138
10-28-2005, 10:48 AM
That Jango is a fun figure, but has kinda "meh" articulation and is pretty short. He's got a lot of good points but he's far from perfect.
On the articulation I do see your point (begging for SA on everything is fashionable now, right? I want a SA Admiral Ackbar!:p ), but as far as height is concerned, he stands the same height as AOTC Obi-Wan. I guess my point with that is how tall should he be, IYO?

*Believe it or not, the previous is not sarcasm or rhetoric. I actually want to know why he should be taller.:)

Jayspawn
10-28-2005, 11:26 AM
My favorite is the VOTC Boba Fett. When I'm doing scenes and I need a standing Boba -I use the VOTC version. If I need an action pose, I use the Pit of Carkoon version.

JediTricks
10-28-2005, 09:35 PM
On the articulation I do see your point (begging for SA on everything is fashionable now, right? I want a SA Admiral Ackbar!:p ),Well, it's a little different when Jango actually *did* stuff in the movie. ;) Plus, we never got his forearm claws, removable ones would be nice.


but as far as height is concerned, he stands the same height as AOTC Obi-Wan. I guess my point with that is how tall should he be, IYO?

*Believe it or not, the previous is not sarcasm or rhetoric. I actually want to know why he should be taller.:)The first AOTC Obi-Wan and Anakin are bad examples, they're both under-scale figures to accomodate their gimmick or something (I don't know why Hasbro did it, I am only assuming there), so that Jango being in scale with that Obi-Wan doesn't speak to the scale on the other figs. I mean, Jango is shorter than Saga Jabba's Palace Luke, and that's a short figure in scale with the others.

trandoshan666
10-29-2005, 01:35 AM
My main Fett is my vintage figure. I love it because it's been with me forever.

Lowly Bantha Cleaner
10-30-2005, 08:34 AM
I voted for the 300th Fett. It is the most awesome figure in my display, because of his stance and packaging. It was also the first Fett figure that I purchased. The only Fett that I have out of the box would be the Fett that came in the Bounty Hunter's 4 pack that Toys R Us had a few years back.