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Beast
01-31-2013, 03:36 PM
From Jedi Defender:

Rumor: A 6" Exclusive for SDCC 2013?

Well, it sure didn't take long for new rumors to pop up. Our sources are telling us that The Black Series 6" line may make its debut before August at a cerain large scale west coast convention. Always in motion, the future is (and this year moreso than others) but hopefully we'll get more info at the large scale east coast event nine days from now.
It's only a rumor at the moment but I'm sure it'll happen. Whenever Hasbro launches a major new line or sub-line they love rolling it out with an exclusive figure at San Diego Comic Con. I do worry given the lack of Darth Vader in the first wave if they might roll him out as an SDCC Exclusive. Hopefully whoever they choose they keep a few things in mind. People are going to go crazy pants for this line. And they better produce enough so there will be plenty to be sold on Hasbro Toy Shop after the Con.

If they do release someone major like Darth Vader... hopefully it's mostly just the packaging that is unique. So that people who can't get to SDCC or can't buy one for a sane price from HTS or the Secondary Market will still eventually get the character. Or they could do something like R2-KT for the SDCC Exclusive. Something that's more niche and won't tick the new eager collectors off if they can't get it.

Beast
01-31-2013, 03:55 PM
When Marvel Legends returned they offered Thor in his modern armor at SDCC. The 6" Thor featured a "Lightning" effect on his Hammer/Armor. When the figure was re-released with the first wave of New Marvel Legends they made him without the "Lightning" effect painted on. So the idea of a "Final Duel" Darth Vader w/ Emperor's Sith Lightning effect painted on his armor seems a lot more feasible. Plus would explain the lack of Vader in Wave 1. Especially if he's going to be released at SDCC and then again with Wave 2.

SDCC Thor - http://geek-news.mtv.com/2011/07/19/back-on-the-throne-sdcc-exclusive-marvel-legends-thor-review/
MLW1 Thor - http://www.actionfigurefury.com/reviews/marvel-legends-wave-1-thor-action-figure-review/

bigbarada
01-31-2013, 04:23 PM
Yeah, I would hope that it's just a packaging change or an extra accessory or something like that. Maybe an alternate shoulder pauldron for the Sandtrooper (even though I hope that the production figure comes with all three).

It is a smart move to start this line off with an SDCC exclusive, because it has the potential to draw in thousands more fans who might not ever visit a Star Wars collecting site and thus have no idea that this line is coming out at all.

The fact that the announcement for this line showed up in USA Today first shows that Hasbro is trying to spread the word as widely as possible.

So maybe some people who gave up on Star Wars collecting years ago, will now have a reason to come back. Or maybe someone who wouldn't have considered Star Wars collecting beforehand, and attends SDCC for a completely different reason, will be drawn in and a new SW collector will be born.

For once, Hasbro's marketing department doesn't seem like it's totally clueless.

Beast
02-06-2013, 04:44 PM
According to Rebelscum the SDCC Exclusive is going to be Boba Fett. I'm betting we'll get the RotJ Deco at SDCC as a tie-in to the 30th anniversary of RotJ. And then the regular retail figure will be ESB deco'd Boba Fett.

The 411: Hasbro's SDCC 2013 Exclusives

According to our spies, a 6-inch scale Black Series Boba Fett will be part of Hasbro's 2013 San Diego Comic-Con exclusive offerings. Now, before you get upset at the thought of a main character being offered as a convention exclusive, consider that Hasbro's recent track record has been to make their exclusives available at retail post-convention. What's more, Boba Fett comes in a variety of decos so it's also plausible that the exclusive could be a paint variant such as the animated debut or McQuarrie concept Fett.

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mtriv73
02-07-2013, 11:55 AM
Wow, kicking off a brand new line with something 99% of people who may want it won't be able to get. Comic-con exclusives have been abysmal to find the last few years. Making your already dwindling base of loyal collectors who are already upset at the way things have been handled (for exclusives and the line as a whole) over the last 2 years even more upset when they (most likely) can't find a major character in a brand new line is just idiotic. If I don't have the option of getting them all then I don't want any.

bigbarada
02-07-2013, 12:10 PM
Wow, kicking off a brand new line with something 99% of people who may want it won't be able to get. Comic-con exclusives have been abysmal to find the last few years. Making your already dwindling base of loyal collectors who are already upset at the way things have been handled (for exclusives and the line as a whole) over the last 2 years even more upset when they (most likely) can't find a major character in a brand new line is just idiotic. If I don't have the option of getting them all then I don't want any.

I'm willing to bet Boba will be in wave 2. There's no way Hasbro is only going to release a character like Boba Fett as a convention exclusive. Plus, they also know that Boba Fett fans are more than likely to buy multiple versions of the character, so I think it's really the safest best if they want to make a convention exclusive.

If it had been a 6" Dr. Evazan as the SDCC exclusive, then I would say that it's possible Hasbro wouldn't release the figure at retail. But Boba Fett will be released again.. and again... and again... you can almost set your watch by it.

Beast
02-07-2013, 12:59 PM
SDCC Exclusives. Especially Star Wars ones have been fairly easy to get on Hasbro Toy Shop.

I expect that Hasbro knows enough to produce a crapload of these things for sale at and after the show.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
02-07-2013, 01:34 PM
Last year's giant set with Jar Jar in carbonite wasn't exactly easy to come by - it would pop up online at random moments and be sold out shortly thereafter. I got mine the minute they went up, but a lot of people weren't so lucky, and Hasbro's smaller, non-SW exclusives went crazy fast last year. In years past, though, it was much easier and they stayed in stock for a while.

If it's Boba, I bet they'll just change the packaging to include an SDCC sticker, or add an accessory, or something. The difference between his ESB and ROTJ armor is too great for a simple repaint, especially at this scale and level of detail, so I doubt it would be that. RS mentions the animated debut, but the all-white look from the test video could be done just as easily, and not as many people would want that as would want a movie-accurate version.

bigbarada
02-07-2013, 02:54 PM
Last year's giant set with Jar Jar in carbonite wasn't exactly easy to come by - it would pop up online at random moments and be sold out shortly thereafter. I got mine the minute they went up, but a lot of people weren't so lucky, and Hasbro's smaller, non-SW exclusives went crazy fast last year. In years past, though, it was much easier and they stayed in stock for a while.

If it's Boba, I bet they'll just change the packaging to include an SDCC sticker, or add an accessory, or something. The difference between his ESB and ROTJ armor is too great for a simple repaint, especially at this scale and level of detail, so I doubt it would be that. RS mentions the animated debut, but the all-white look from the test video could be done just as easily, and not as many people would want that as would want a movie-accurate version.

Maybe they'll do a rocket-firing version for SDCC and put a regular version in wave 2. Sure, a spring-loaded rocket is kind of silly for a collectors line, but the Rocket-Firing Boba Fett is a pretty major "grail" item for many Star Wars fans.

El Chuxter
02-07-2013, 06:48 PM
SDCC exclusives easy to get even if you don't attend?

Are you being facetious? Even for attendees, they're often tough to get.

Beast
02-07-2013, 06:51 PM
SDCC exclusives easy to get even if you don't attend?

Are you being facetious? Even for attendees, they're often tough to get.
Star Wars and Marvel have never been difficult to get via HTS at a later date.

mtriv73
02-08-2013, 07:01 PM
The sets from the last 2 years, revenge of the jedi set and the jar jar in carbonite, were nearly impossible to get. At least all but 2 of the revenge figues eventually showed up at retail./

JediTricks
02-09-2013, 02:22 PM
I wonder if they'll try to do another "out there" variant like they did with the white Fett prototype armor and the first view animated Fett. Either variant would have viable "first!" credibility.

Beast
02-09-2013, 02:34 PM
Confirmed At the Star Wars Panel:

6" BLACK SERIES: HAN IN CARBONITE & BOBA FETT FOR SD COMIC CON 13

JediTricks
02-09-2013, 02:37 PM
Yeah, I just posted that in the other thread.

bigbarada
02-09-2013, 02:58 PM
I wonder if that's just going to be the Carbonite block or will it include a Han Solo figure?

Both the Boba Fett and Han Carbonite could easily be split up and sold individually for wave 2.

Beast
02-09-2013, 03:09 PM
I wouldn't mind if it's just the Carbonite Block. And no removable figure.

Whenever they do the removable figure it just screws up the size of the block.

Maybe they can give it lights as well. I'd be up for that.

TheDarthVader
02-17-2013, 08:55 PM
I am going to have to try to get this one on HTS. I am a fan of boba fett. Lights on the carbonite block? Count me in if they do it.

JediTricks
02-18-2013, 03:21 PM
I won't expect lights for this since it's already 2 new molds, but I suspect they'll be very nice with or without lights.

TheDarthVader
02-18-2013, 06:23 PM
Yeah, I will probably get this either way.

Beast
05-03-2013, 02:34 PM
Confirmed to be Boba Fett (ESB) with Han Solo: Carbonite Block. $44.99 at SDCC.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/movies/2013/05/03/hasbro-boba-fett-comic-con-action-figure/2131621/

JediTricks
05-03-2013, 04:05 PM
Wow, we're all... whelmed. ;) I think we can safely say we saw this coming. I'm not blown away by the images so far though, the sculpt and paint look like the existing 4" figure, which isn't worth $20, so hopefully this is just a case of prototype blues.

bigbarada
05-03-2013, 10:07 PM
I was kind of expecting to see a more detailed and weathered paint job. Plus, Boba's helmet looks a little squished on top. But I have no interest in the SDCC exclusive, so I'll just wait and see what the retail version looks like.

JediTricks
05-05-2013, 04:03 PM
I was kind of expecting to see a more detailed and weathered paint job. Plus, Boba's helmet looks a little squished on top. But I have no interest in the SDCC exclusive, so I'll just wait and see what the retail version looks like.I totally agree about the paint job, or rather the lack of a paint job, there's no weathering at all and it really takes away here.

Boba's helmet is more squished in ESB compared to ROTJ, it's one of the reasons Sideshow's figure gets a knock, they used the ROTJ helmet design.

It looks like his rangefinder isn't movable, if that's the case I'm going to be quite disappointed.

JediTricks
05-19-2013, 03:51 PM
Retitled the thread.

Hi-res photos have gotten out there:
http://yakfaceforums.com/main/2013/05/16/loose-6-boba-fett-and-carbonite-han-images/

I'm underwhelmed to the Nth degree. These are supposed to be collector-premium quality, yet look at the sculpting on the shoulder armor, there's never been an uglier, thicker design for this on the 3.75" scale - going all the way back to the 1979 figure! It has added joints in the wrists and ankles, but uses ugly cut joints in the biceps and thighs (look at that right bicep joint in action); look at the hinge pins in the knees too, what the hell? And the sculpting doesn't look sharper than any 3.75" figure. The production version better look a hell of a lot better than this, I'd say it looks like an upscaled 3.75" figure if I didn't know better.


The carbonite block fares better, sculpting may not be a sharp as I'd like but it's good. Not feeling the phoned in paint on the control panel though. There's a seam on the side, looks like the control panels are inserts and the slab is built in halves.

El Chuxter
05-19-2013, 04:21 PM
This doesn't scream "$50 exclusive!!!" to you, JT?

JediTricks
05-19-2013, 10:25 PM
This doesn't scream "$50 exclusive!!!" to you, JT?Not even if this was 1995. What about you?

El Chuxter
05-19-2013, 11:34 PM
You didn't notice I was using the sarcastic font? :)

To be honest, I'm not sure that it screams "$20 figure that'll probably at least once go on sale for $15, if not on clearance for lower."

Tycho
06-01-2013, 03:59 AM
I don't need this.

I especially don't need another Boba Fett figure.

I don't even have a pass into Comic Con as of yet, and may not even get one.

That being said, this is how you make Han Solo Carbonite

1. Han figure in white shirt, brown pants
2. extra right and left arms, bent up with hands in frozen position
3. carbonite block bottom - fits figure in it. Snaps to additional parts.
4. clear carbonite top like 1985 POTF figure, goes over figure and lets you see it in carbonite block
5. clear carbonite top like 1985 POTF figure, goes over figure and has holes around hands and face, with red "heat / melting" effects
6. opaque carbonite top like 1996 figure, seals action figure inside, looks as it did when hanging on Jabba's wall
7. opaque carbonite top like 2006 figure, seals figure inside, but has red heat melting effect
8. Skiff guard force pike
9. Skiff guard blaster
10. Jabba's dungeon handcuff shackles
11. Cloud City arm band shackles
12. extra head with Han's face grimacing in anguish from being frozen
13. sandstorm goggles from deleted scene

If you want to get crazy:

14. softgoods Bespin jacket
15. removeable gun belt with working holster
16. Han's signature blaster pistol
17. oxygen mask
18. welding mask
19. hydropanner
20. Mynock

This is the ultimate Bespin / Carbonite ESB / ROTJ Han Solo figure. I would buy this for the 3 3/4" line.

Beast
06-02-2013, 12:24 AM
Tycho... that's kinda unrealistic for a $20.00 figure.

JediTricks
06-02-2013, 05:21 PM
You didn't notice I was using the sarcastic font? :)

To be honest, I'm not sure that it screams "$20 figure that'll probably at least once go on sale for $15, if not on clearance for lower."There are some things that no sarcasm can fully convey.

Tycho
06-03-2013, 12:51 AM
Beast It might be only realistic because Hasbro's trained us to believe so. Without knowing the cost I cannot intelligently comment on this except to say that I buy the product as I described. I'd initially want to pay about $20 for such figure.

Beast
07-24-2013, 05:27 PM
Sad Beastie! They put some of the Boba Fett w/ Han Carbonite on Hasbro Toy Shop this afternoon.

Missed out on getting one due to some annoying issues. Hopefully more come back in stock.

sith_killer_99
07-24-2013, 05:40 PM
I just saw they put it up, sold out. Grrrr.......

Have I ever mentioned how much I HATE, LOATH, DESPISE, DETEST these exclusives which tell collector #$%^ you if your not rich. Yeah, like that. Now I remember what I used to hate about collecting and why I've been out of it for so long.

mtriv73
07-24-2013, 06:29 PM
After getting shafted with no exclusive for celebration last year (an event I actually could, and did, attend) I've got to say that I hate the way Hasbro handles these things. At least there's Lego Star Wars. They started getting most of my discretionary dollars last year and from what was shown at comic con (or rather not shown by Hasbro) they will continue to do so.

I still can't believe they're kicking off an all new line targeted at collectors with a figure most collectors won't be able to get. There are enough of us out there who think that "if I can't get them all I'm not getting any," that I believe this will really bite them in the rear end.

Beast
07-24-2013, 06:33 PM
It is disappointing that not everyone can get the Exclusive. But....

You do know that Boba Fett will be re-released in Wave 2 in December, right?

And that they basically said at Comic Con that the Carbonite Block will probably be available down the line as well.

I'm guessing with Leia: Boushh whenever they decide to make her. We'll see what happen.

sith_killer_99
07-24-2013, 08:25 PM
It is disappointing that not everyone can get the Exclusive. But....

You do know that Boba Fett will be re-released in Wave 2 in December, right?

Yes, I know they plan to release the ESB Boba Fett in wave 2. Which is cool.


And that they basically said at Comic Con that the Carbonite Block will probably be available down the line as well.

No, I was not aware they said that, I haven't even read the Q&A.

If that is the case, then I would be VERY happy with that. I couldn't care less about convention exclusive packaging, but missing out on the Han in carbonite "figure" would be disappointing.

It does fit with Hasbro's MO though, they love to re-issue figures in multiple package designs days, weeks, months or even years apart. lol

Beast
07-24-2013, 11:14 PM
Rebelscum's Comic Con guy overheard the Star Wars brand manager tell someone else that the Carbonite Block will likely be re-released at some point so that people can get it. So it'll likely only be the packaging that is exclusive. I have a feeling it would probably be with eventual Leia: Boushh.

JediTricks
07-30-2013, 01:12 PM
So, anybody who has one, what are your thoughts?

I got to see one up close in person during the con, and my thoughts are pretty much unchanged:
- execution is lacking thanks to low- to mid-quality sculpting,
- finish issues like poorly-finished runner mold-marks and seams,
- joints are unattractive,
- the shoulders are too low,
- paint on Han carbonite was swirly and cheap-looking up close,
- paint job on Boba is simple and lacks depth,
- accessories look like upscaled 3.75" line pieces,
- the whole affair just looks too much like a lower-quality 3.75" set.

figrin bran
08-02-2013, 01:03 AM
I am pleased with my BS Fett.

The sculpting is much, much better than Hasbro's Marvel 6" figures. Having bought 4 of the 6 Iron Man 3 ones, I feared some of the QC problems on those might make their way to SW BS. Swirly plastic all over the figure especially on the Bleeding Edge Iron Man as well as brittle plastic.

At least based on Fett, that doesn't seem to be the case. My Carbo Han has a bit of swirliness but only on the back.

JediTricks
08-02-2013, 02:23 PM
BS Fett? :D

Dang, I haven't looked at Marvel 6" in a while, I see occasionally the Iron Man ones and some look ok but some look pretty bad, that's the most I've seen.