Made of a couple of dozen parts, this figure is amazing if for no reason other than its color matching skills. The Order Bobaran's inspiration is baked in the colors, which RawShark Studios kingpin Jesse Moore somehow painstakingly matched or maybe he just blackmailed someone to get the Pantones perfect. It's based on the original mail-away (and retail) Kenner Boba Fett Star Wars action figures, a true classic and one of those things that's both an artifact of great mythological significance while oddly being a staple of millions of children's toy boxes almost 40 years ago. As an inspirational force behind Callgrim, it only makes sense that the character would be adapted to these original needs.
While references to Boba Fett in indie toys aren't uncommon - Kabuto Mushi Hunter Mushi [FOTD #1,177] pulled it off a few months prior to this one - the decision to do Kenner colors really makes this one stand out. And I do mean the Kenner colors - it's not just close. This seems like they actually got it down perfectly.
To get the figure in its proper "Boba Fett" mode, you'll need to do some reconfiguring out of its heat-sealed plastic baggie. The Warp Gear is made up of 2 alternate heads and gun parts. These - along with the entire figure - can be popped apart at each joint, as these use the ever-popular Glyos system which are compatible with nearly a dozen lines of indie toys now. Heck, maybe more. What matters is that Warp Gear can reconfigure into a blaster that looks like an idealized pipey version of the Bounty Hunter's weapon, complete with panel lines, while a pin and a head can become a makeshift rocket pack. Since Kenner Boba Fett has no cape, neither does The Order Bobaran. The head sculpt has been included with this figure in its many incarnations, and this is the first time a production toy has been given the Boba Fett deco. The visor area is the brown around the "T" of Boba's face, with red off to the sides. It gives the feeling of the character without any of the legally squeamish parts.
The figure is a little more expensive than other Callgrims, in part because of the deco. It's fancy. That red rocket peg is painted heavily in red, and every piece in this set has painted detail lines to bring out fingers, eyes, grooves, gloves, feet, knee paids, and everything else. On top of that, the perfectly-matched yellow and red on the armor orbit an equally perfect green torso with a little unique symbol tampographed on his left shoulder. It's like the skull you know and love, but not. (The original Kenner Boba Fett lacked such a detail.)
It's a good figure - he stands, he sits, the gun peg fits perfectly into the double-thumbed fist, and what you have here is a wonderful collector piece that your good friends will instantly understand and lesser fans will just assume is Boba Fett when they glance at it on your indie toy shelf. Or in your indie toy case. Or perhaps in your indie toy walk-in storage room. We don't know, it's none of our business. But what matters is you hopefully bought one - it sold out in a jiffy, the only one of the ten RawShark Star Wars homeages to "go offworld" after its debut.
Since RawShark has had only one mold for its toys in addition to the guest star Onell Design figures, I've bought few of them. They're good - it's just that as time goes, on, I don't have the space set aside yet to display them as well as I'd like. (Heck, I still want to get the remaining ones I don't have.) If you see this one on the market at a fair price, go ahead and get it. It's probably the only Glyos toy you'll ever see in hue-perfect Kenner Boba Fett colors. Sure he's looking down a bit, but that's part of the charm - as is the alternate Callgrim skull face head included with minimal coloring. As an added bonus, RawShark Studios put out a matching Warp Bike vehicle, also in the same colors - it's a vinyl vehicle and we'll look at that soon. Prices will probably be pretty low when you consider the small edition sizes of these figures - usually in the low hundreds. Thank goodness for the price controlling power of obscurity.
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