Boba Fett has appeared in several LEGO Star Wars sets over the years; however, this version will be exclusive to set 8097 (Slave I).
Minifigure Parts and Accessories
This highly detailed figure will come with 9 pieces in total. Let's start from the top...
Boba's helmet is one of the most detailed we have seen to date. The printed "battle damage"and wear on the helmet itself nears some of detail reserved for painted customs. The antenna on the right side is an actualpiece, and not molded into the helmet itself. The visor is opaque, not needing a black minifig head to complete the look. Also new is the fact that the helmet and jet pack are separate pieces. Compare this to the previous set up (part x50px1) where the helmet and jet pack were once combined piece.
Although we never saw Boba's adult face in the films we finally see it in minifig form for the first time. Previous versions of Boba's head were completely black to create the illusion of a recessed visor on the helmet. This new facial print joins the pantheon of rugged, stubble-endowed faces.
Boba carries a lot on his shoulders this time around. As we previously mentioned, the jet pack is now a separate item from the helmet, adding even more options to minifigure customizers.
There's also a brown, battle-worn cape to better match this minifig with his film counterpart.
Comparing the new torso print to the 2006 design we see different shade of stone grey being utilized in the bulk of the torso versus the arms. The Mandalorian armor print appears more detailed and in darker tones. A utility belt and wookie braid print have been added to the design. The arms remain unprinted, a feature not seen on Fett since 2003.
The legs are the least impressive feature on this fig. The brown hips are gone in favor of a dark red. As with the arms, the legs remain unprinted.
Boba is armed with the short Star Wars blaster (part 58247), and the technic pin fits on the end like a sliencer.
Army Building Potential
The ABP for this figure is high. Why? With such detail in the helmet, which is also now separate from the pack, a few well placed decals could allow you to create a Mandalorian army not seen since The Clone Wars! The price point of Slave I will remain daunting (currently expected to be priced at $79.99 USD). Let's hope for a magnet set in the not too distant future!
A lot to like here. I'm going to say the helmet may be the most sought after component of the whole kit. The jet pack is cool, but the color is daunting. The torso may also be desired for cool custom applications.
(Pictures from Eurobricks and BrickLink)