Sunday, October 18, 2009

Star Wars Saga Collection 2006: Preview Exclusive Hunt for the Millenium Falcon Bounty Hunter Boxset

It's been a while since I been on here, but came across an awesome find, so had to put it up, since its hard to come by nowadays. Picked it up today at Edmonton's bi-annual pop culture fair. Pretty cheap, the guy was super nice and let this box set go for $20! He had 2, and right after I picked it up, the next time I came around to his table he had changed the price to $50. Lucky Me.

This box is a pretty extraordinary box set. The box I have is pretty much mint. The previous owner took the liberty of wrapping it entirely with clear plastic bag somehow. The box has a a big window on the front, but what i really like are the windows on the sides and above so you can feel like Hasbro put a bit more effort in this set than what they have done in the past.

The set contains Vader and all the bounty hunters Vader had hired to look for the Millenium Falcon in the Empire Strikes Back. Most people won't recognize the guys in the set besides Boba, IG-88 and Bossk. The other guys are relatively unknown, but the main thing is i don't think too many of them came out as individual figures, so I'm glad i came across this one.

The figures look really well made, and the details look as if they excel those of the basic figures. They look very sturdy and dense. Especially Vader. This version appears to not have any fabric and brings it back to the plastic cape and skirt (which i kinda missed). The bounty hunters however don't look very poseable. Well neither does Vader. They don't appear to bend at the knees or elbows so i imagine Hasbro wanted to built them sturdy and better detailed to be kept in the box, opposed to taken out to display. Well looks like thats what I'm gonna be doing. Photo's below, take a look.