Wednesday, February 01, 2006
More Vintage fun
Here we have our very first glimpse of the mysterious Boba Fett (unless you were up late enough to watch the infamous Holiday Special). What's so funny about this promotion is that it's obvious from the little picture of Boba's head that the toy designers did not have a photo of the character to work from. Boba just looks weird in that ad. Of course, this little photo sent all of us into hyperventilation mode back in 1978. Next we have a picture of the first carded Boba Fett. Gone is the promised rocket-firing feature, a MAJOR disappointment. However, the figure itself rocks and the blister card art is charming. Back in the day we couldn't wait to see Boba use his flame thrower (who knew we'd have to wait until 2002 to actually see it in action?).