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rickantel
11-13-2010, 02:55 AM
heres a interesting documentary i found on youtube of the making of the rocket firing boba fett enjoy guys :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AX5xy2Bx1Lo

part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3osKpRfd3A

part 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsXVwZeLLIo

part 4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xd9U5DDAe6g

part 5
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQcIs3jav30

part 6
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChT1P53Rx_o

AmanaMatt
11-13-2010, 06:48 PM
Awesome, thank you!

Snowtrooper
11-13-2010, 07:23 PM
Thanks for posting those. Learned alot about the history of the rocket firing Fett I didn't know.

Neuroleptic
11-13-2010, 09:03 PM
That was interesting.

Which reminds me. My rocket firing Boba Fett STILL has not shown up in the freaking mail!

bigbarada
11-13-2010, 11:10 PM
Some minor factual errors, especially the reason why the rocket-firing feature was removed; but still pretty interesting to see most of the information about RF Fett all in one documentary.

rickantel
11-14-2010, 03:54 AM
Some minor factual errors, especially the reason why the rocket-firing feature was removed; but still pretty interesting to see most of the information about RF Fett all in one documentary.
and what pray tell are this minor factual errors sir

bigbarada
11-14-2010, 08:37 AM
and what pray tell are this minor factual errors sir

Well, most significantly, the reasons he gives for why the rocket-firing feature was pulled. The guy making the video states that it was just pressure from the media over the potential dangers of the toys, but back in December 1978 a kid actually died when he accidentally fired a rocket from a Mattel Battlestar Galactica toy into his mouth. That's the reason why the feature was removed from Boba Fett:


Mattel Issues a Recall For Toy Space Missiles

ATLANTA, Jan. 11, 1979 (UPI) -- A recall order, prompted by the death of one child and injuries to 10 others, was issued today for the tiny toy missiles that go with Battlestar Galactica space toys of the Mattel Corporation. Two million of the toys were sold nationwide.
A 4-year old boy from Lilburn, Ga., died Dec. 31 after swallowing one of the projectiles, designed for firing from the space toys.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission and the Mattel Corporation of California issued the "missile mail-in" recall order and said it would run until March 1. Mattel is offering another toy as an inducement to have the missiles returned.

The 11/4 inch red plastic missiles were made to fit several of the space toys in the Galactica group, but a mission spokesman said in Washington that the death and injuries appeared associated with only the Colonial Viper toy. The spokesman said the barrel shape of the toy seemed to invite children to put it in their mouths.

A link to other articles relating to this incident:
http://theswca.com/textf/toydeath.html

The other mistake is when he says that the Boba Fett prototype legs were taken from the Imperial Officer figure. Well, the Imperial Officer figure that he pictures in the video wasn't released until 1981, three years after the Fett prototype was made. He clearly meant the 1978 Death Squad Commando, but must have gotten the figures mixed up.

morpheus282
11-14-2010, 09:47 AM
Well, most significantly, the reasons he gives for why the rocket-firing feature was pulled. The guy making the video states that it was just pressure from the media over the potential dangers of the toys, but back in December 1978 a kid actually died when he accidentally fired a rocket from a Mattel Battlestar Galactica toy into his mouth. That's the reason why the feature was removed from Boba Fett:


An excerpt from the lawsuit filed against Mattel:

http://theswca.com/textf/toydeath-suitexcerpt.gif

I'm not quite sure if I agree with their assessment of the shape of the toy or that that particular shape "beckons small children to put the toy in their mouth".