For San Diego Comic-Con 2015, Jakks Pacific will be offering a Star Wars 1st Appearance Boba Fett 20″ Tall Jumbo Figure. Jedi Temple Archives shared the news, which reveals the figure will be based on Boba Fett‘s first ever public appearance at the San Anselmo County Fair on September 24, 1978.
While Jakks claims this is the first time this version has ever received a figure, the team at JTA note that is incorrect. They note that it has been offered by Medicom twice. Once as a Vinyl Collectible Doll and once as a Kubrick. From Jakks:
SDCC First Appearance Boba Fett $50.00, limit one per customer, sold ONLY at SDCC at the JAKKS booth in the Lucasfilm area
Boba Fett, Legendary Mandalorian Bounty Hunter has a long and colorful history. While many fans remember him from The Empire Strikes Back as well as his animate debut in The Star Wars Holiday Special, his true first appearance was as a member of the Star Wars delegation in the San Anselmo County Fair on September 24, 1978! At the time, Lucasfilm was headquartered at 52 Park Way in San Anselmo, about twenty minutes north of San Francisco. As part of harvest parade, Darth Vader and for the first time in public, Boba Fett, marched throughout the street waving to fans of all ages. The armor was worn by assistant film editor Duwayne Dunham and featured several noticeable difference such as the brightly colored blue jump suit, yellow and red armor highlights, as well as the “tribal marks” on his helmet; all altered for his later film appearances. JAKKS Pacific is excited to celebrate this legendary character and offer an articulated action figure of First Appearance Boba Fett or the first time ever!
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