Sideshow Exclusive Edition McQuarrie Boba Fett Prototype 18.5 Inch Statue Review
The Sideshow Exclusive Edition McQuarrie Boba Fett Prototype statue is still unreleased, but has been available for pre-order since late 2015. Just like Hasbro’s 30th anniversary McQuarrie Boba Fett 3.75″ action figure, this limited edition Sideshow Collectibles statue will feature two heads: McQuarrie’s original helmet with bisected visor and breathing apparatus, and a somewhat more familiar rendition of what we know as a Mandalorian helmet. Standing at over 18 inches tall and weighing in at ten pounds, this is a legitimate work of art that any serious Star Wars fan would want in their collection.
As can be expected from Sideshow Collectibles, McQuarrie’s Boba Fett is brought to life in unprecedented stunning detail. The bounty hunter’s roots from early Darth Vader designs and as a “super trooper” concept can clearly be seen. To top it off, the statue is shown leaping over a Slave I-inspired base.
The significance of this release is illustrated by the mainstream coverage it has received, including a full article on CNET.
Ralph McQuarrie’s conceptual drawings and paintings were instrumental in bringing George Lucas’ epic space saga to the big screen, envisioning the vast worlds of fantastic heroes, villains, vehicles and aliens that would come to be known as Star Wars(TM)!
Inspired by Ralph McQuarrie’s pre-production artwork for Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Sideshow Collectibles is proud to present Boba Fett!
One of the first new characters to be designed for The Empire Strikes Back, Boba Fett originally began as a super trooper, with a striking aesthetic inspired primarily by Darth Vader and the Stormtroopers. As McQuarrie worked closely alongside Star Wars Art Director Joe Johnston, the character evolved into the ruthless Mandalorian bounty hunter we know today. Capturing the spirit of these early explorations, Fett appears in his original all-white armor, leaping into action over a base inspired by the Slave I. Reviewing a broad spectrum of McQuarrie’s imaginative designs for Boba Fett, Sideshow’s artists have translated his iconic artwork in a brilliant homage to a Star Wars that is both familiar, yet never was.
Sideshow Exclusive Edition McQuarrie Boba Fett Prototype 18.5 Inch Statue Specifications
Brand: Sideshow Collectibles
Manufacturer Number: N/A
Release Date: October 2016 – December 2016
Dimensions: 18.5 x 12 x 11 inches