BOBA FETT Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back
Beyond product variations, there are two unique versions of the The Vintage Collection VC09 Boba Fett figure. The first, shown here was released in the first assortment in 2010. This version of Boba Fett is a repaint of the 2008 30th Anniversary Collection Boba Fett from The Fett Legacy Evolutions three pack. Like the original release, the figure sports the armor he wore in The Empire Strikes Back. After its initial release, Hasbro altered the deco on the figure to make it more screen accurate. In 2011, Hasbro released a Return Of The Jedi version of Boba Fett but kept the VC09 number.

Hasbro revealed four of the figures in the first wave of The Vintage Collection at the UK Toy Fair in January 2010, but the first wave, which included new figures based on Dengar, Leia (Hoth Outfit), Han Solo (Echo Base Outfit), Luke Skywalker (Bespin Fatigues), the generic and very Kenner-esque AT-AT Commander, C-3PO (See-Threepio) with removable panels, the first ever single carded Dack Ralter, (Twin-pod) Cloud Car Pilot and Darth Vader along with repacked 4-LOM and Boba Fett figures; wasn't fully revealed until the International Toy Fair the following month. This assortment began showing up in July 2010.

In the U.S., all eleven figures shipped with starburst stickers on the card front and pamphlets in the blister for a mail away Kenner style Boba Fett figure with a rocket-firing feature. In Canada, the initial release, which was found only at Walmart stores, didn't have the offer, so there were no stickers or pamphlets included. By the time the figures hit Toys "R" Us Canada, however, the offer was included. For whatever reason the stickers misspelled Fett's name as 'Bobba'.
 
U.S. Product Packaging
  
North American Tri-Logo Product Packaging
  
Product Information
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Year: 2010
Original Retail: $9.99
Assortment Number: 97581/97568
Placement Number: VC09
UPC Number: 6 53569 49869 8
What's In The Box?
  • Boba Fett Figure
  • Mitrinomon Z-6 Jet Pack
  • Removable Helmet
  • BlasTech EE-3 Carbine Rifle
  • Modified WESTAR-34Pistol
About This Figure
  • The Empire Strikes Back VC09 Boba Fett is a repaint of the 2008 30th Anniversary Collection The Fett Legacy Evolutions three pack Boba Fett
  • After the initial release, Hasbro redesigned the paint applications on The Empire Strikes Back VC09 Boba Fett. The most notable differences are the boots, which had a dark green line added down the center, and the BlasTech EE-3 Carbine Rifle, which had the silver paint removed from the barrel.
U.S. Card Variations
  • There are four card back variations for the regular edition U.S. The Empire Strikes Back VC09 Boba Fett. The code below works like this: F = Card Front, B = Card Back, FS = Card Front Sticker, BS = Card Back Sticker, DS = Date Stamp
  • F1.3 B1.5 FS1.2 BS(N/A) - DS01031 - "COLLECT THESE AWESOME CHARACTERS! (Each sold separately.)" and "Original figures and packaging illustrated here are not available." on cardback. Rocket firing Boba Fett mail-away offer sticker.
  • F1.3 B2.5 FS1.2 BS(N/A) - DS02011 - No "COLLECT..." text and "Original figures in packaging from 1970's, 1980's, 1990's, and 2000's illustrated here are not available." on cardback. Warnings changed on cardback.
  • F1.3 B2.5 FS1.2 BS(N/A) - DS02701 - Figure paint scheme changed, stripes on boots, black gun barrel (previously silver).
  • F1.3 B3.5 FS(N/A) BS(N/A) - DS10631 - "Collect these awesome characters! (Each sold separately.)" added to cardback, pictures of loose figures shifted to left-side of their respective cardback photos, asst. number changed on bar code: 53569-54870, warnings removed from cardback.
  • Released simultaneously, Hasbro produced special foil versions of select figures in the first two waves of The Vintage Collection's 2010 collection, including The Empire Strikes Back VC09 Boba Fett figure. All the foil cards were short packed and boasted much smaller print runs. The Foil to Regular production ratio was roughly one to every ten.
North American Tri-Logo Card Variations
  • There were two versions of the regular edition The Empire Strikes Back VC09 Boba Fett sold in Canada.
  • The first, found only in the initial shipment to Walmart in July 2010 did not have the mail away offer, so the card didn't have a sticker of pamphlet.
  • The second version, which was readily available did feature the offer, but the starburst sticker had a typo, so it promoted a special "Bobba Fett" figure offer.
  • Released after the initial assortment hit shelves, Hasbro offered special foil versions of select figures in the first two waves of The Vintage Collection's 2010 collection, including The Empire Strikes Back VC09 Boba Fett figure. All the foil cards were short packed and boasted much smaller print runs. This figure had the starburst sticker on the card front and the send away form.
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Photography by Rich Alot

Additional Photography by Suzan Lund and D. Martin Myatt

Text by D. Martin Myatt

U.S. Card Variations Catalogued by Vince Zannelli

Canadian Card Variations Catalogued by Scott McDonald

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