Boba Fett, Pt. 2 (Vintage Boba Fett, Vintage Slave 1)
It’s been on my mind for a while to capture a dramatic shot of the vintage Boba Fett behind the wheel of his Slave 1. The photo posted earlier this week is exactly that (and it’s one of my recent favorites as well) but it really doesn’t tell the story of how well Boba Fett and his cockpit work together.
Turns out getting that done isn’t so easy.
With the awkward angle of the Boba Fett figure while he’s sitting in the pilot’s seat (and the dark-tinted plastic he’s behind while sitting there) the challenges abound for both composition and lighting. I shot a bunch of different angles but it really came down to this one. It’s not my favorite work but it has something to offer just the same.
Has anyone else seen a good shot of the vintage Fett fully loaded inside his Slave 1 cockpit?
Maybe this should be a submission challenge for anyone inclined to take it on. Lord knows someone out there must have the chops to come up with something better. Hmmm… yes…
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Boba Fett. (Vintage Boba Fett, Vintage Slave 1)
This struck me as an interesting profile of the vintage Boba Fett action figure. Unusual because his trademark body suit and armor is completely obscured. It’s all about the helmet which, let’s face it – even at 3 3/4″ scale – is completely badass.
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I, Mandalorian. (Vintage Boba Fett, Vintage Death Squad Commanders, Vintage Slave 1)
Two in a row for Boba Fett. I normally like to keep things distributed evenly, but sometimes one can’t help but get lost in the trance of a great action figure.
Also I love that in Star Wars the smugglers, pirates, and bounty hunters all give their ships really colorful names. But you’ve got to hand top prize to Boba Fett for his ship’s utterly convincing "Slave 1" handle.
Mr. Fett, you are one bad motherscratcher!
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Dirty Deeds. (Vintage Bossk, Vintage Boba Fett, Vintage Dengar)
This photo raises the question: can little plastic guys under 4 inches tall command fear and respect from literally anyone that crosses their path? Not sure about you, but I’d say the answer remarkably is ‘yes’.
See you at Comic Con!
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