I think it’s safe to say that the set I’ve been most excited to get my hands on is Boba Fett’s Slave I, so with it finally in hand, it will make a great start for my Photo Guide.
The Slave I Cinema Scene was released in late 2009 and includes 3 pieces: Boba Fett, Han in Carbonite, and of course the Slave I itself. Boba Fett is the ESB version, meaning he has green gauntlets, but he is a resculpt from the previously released version. Han is also a new version — the carbonite block is only 1/4″ thick compared to the older 1/2″ thick one. Fett sits nicely in the cockpit and can be held in place with the footpeg. When the wings are rotated, the seat rotates as well, and as long as Fett’s blaster is tucked in, there’s no problem performing the rotation. Han in Carbonite actually slips in through the bottom of the ship and it’s a pretty tight fit. I found that sliding him in head first prevented him from getting jammed in there and he was still reasonably removable. The other bit of articulation on the Slave I is the guns — they’ll also rotate depending on which way you want the ship facing.
If you open the packaging carefully, you’ll get a background of Cloud City for display. It should even last a little while for kids to enjoy it for play purposes, though of course the cardboard will have a fairly limited life.
Overall, I have to say it’s a fantastic set.
Quick summary of included pieces:
- Boba Fett – ESB (green gauntlets), bent arm – new sculpt
- Han in Carbonite – 1/4″ thick – new sculpt
- Slave I