I have awaited today's Minifigure with some excitement, as it has been staring out of the front of the box for twenty-two days now. Boba Fett is among my favourite characters, and so to get an updated version of him as a boy is very welcome. He appeared in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones in this form, where he was living on Kamino with Jango, before watching his father perish at the hands of Mace Windu.
A Minifigure of young Boba has only appeared once before, in set 7153 Jango Fett's Slave I from 2002. That Minifigure now commands a fairly high price to buy, and is far surpassed by this version of him, as one might expect given how much Minifigures have advanced since 2002. His hair is jet black and looks very accurate to the film, as do his simple blue tunic and belt, which are printed on both the front and back of the torso. Some flesh is visible around his neck, and I like the addition of some creasing on his shirt too. This is only the third appearance of these short legs in dark azure, which looks lovely, and the dark blue arms contrast very nicely with the shade of his torso and legs.
My favourite component however is the head, which is printed with two expressions. The first of these is a serious expression, useful for the moment of Jango's death, while the other is a cruel grin, which reminded me of Boba's excitement at seeing the apparent destruction of Obi-Wan's Jedi Starfighter during the pursuit through the Geonosian asteroid field.
This Minifigure will obviously go very nicely with the new Jango Fett from set 75015 Corporate Alliance Tank Droid, but equally works well alone. If you have not been able to purchase the entire LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar this year, I recommend buying this Minifigure loose.
Overall - 5 - A superb and highly desirable Minifigure, with no improvements to be made that I can see.
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