Well, Star Wars fans I don’t know how to put this to you, but you might want to get your wallets ready. Hot Toys just announced on Facebook their new The Empire Strikes Back (ESB) collection and all I can say is….WOW! As of now they have announced Boba Fett and Darth Vader to this 1/6 scale figure series. But the way it looks we could see more. Here is the official statement for Hot Toys:
Hot Toys ESB 40th Anniversary Collection
“This year marks the 40th anniversary of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back™, an iconic film that has captivated audiences worldwide for decades with its story and characters. In 1979, before the landmark film had even hit theaters, references to the mysterious character Boba Fett™ based on early costume tests and coloration were revealed. So began the legendary status among the fandom surrounding the legendary bounty hunter who instantly became a favorite of many after witnessing him in the groundbreaking film!
The highly accurate 1/6th scale figure is specially crafted based on Boba Fett’s early costume tests and vintage design. It features meticulous paint applications on the detailed Mandalorian helmet and armor, finely tailored under-suit, blaster rifle and pistol, Boba Fett’s iconic jetpack, and a figure base”.
“In celebrating Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back 40th anniversary, Hot Toys is excited to introduce a series of throwback collectibles based on this iconic film! Today, Hot Toys is pleased to re-introduce the highly popular 1/6th scale Darth Vader Collectible Figure with a specially designed retro style packaging!”
“The highly-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted featuring a skillfully crafted Darth Vader helmet with complex interior mechanical details and the back of Lord Vader’s battle damaged head, highly detailed Darth Vader armor and sophisticatedly tailored body suit, LED light-up chest panel and belt, an LED light-up lightsaber, and a Cloud City theme diorama figure base!”
The Hot Toys lineup
If you have been following the Hot Toys news then you know they have been knocking it out of the park with their latest figures. After past announcements of The Mandalorian with The Child and Scout Trooper with Speeder most of our wallets were already hurting. As of now we don’t have a release date of price. But we will update you as soon as we do. Also make sure to jump over to Hot Toys’ Facebook page for more pictures and information. [UPDATE: Boba Fett will retail for $255 and Darth Vader at $285, both are expected to ship between July and September of 2020. You can pre-order now at sideshow.com]
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Source: Hot Toys