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The Power Of The Force “2” [Red/Green]

Boba Fett’s Slave I - POTF2 [R/G] - Vehicles

Name: Boba Fett's Slave I
Collection: The Power Of The Force "2" [Freeze Frame/The Kenner Collection]
Number: N/A
Source: The Empire Strikes Back
Availability: July 1997
License: Hasbro

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Technical Information
Model: Sublight Patrol and Attack Craft
Crew: One
Passengers: Six (Prisoners)
Cargo Capacity: 40 Metric Tons
Weapons: Two Twin Mounted Blaster Cannons, Concussion Missle Tube Launcher, ion Cannon, Tractor Beam Projector, Two Proton Torpedo Launchers

Everyone in the galaxy knows that a good bounty hunter must have a good ship. For Boba Fett, the most notorious and fearsome hunter, that ship is the Slave I, a Kuat Systems Engineering, limited-production high-speed Firespray-class craft.

Fett has customized the outdated starship, stripping it down to bare essentials and intricately rebuilding it to be one of the fastest vehicles in the galaxy. Slave I has tremendous sublight speed and Class One hyperdrive capabilities. Often, Fett will maneuver his ship to arrive at a destination seconds before the target of his hunt arrives.

The magnetically polarized hull allows it to pick up electronic signals and pulses in a large range; it also hides the ship from sensor scans. Reinforced plating and contact ray shielding protect the Slave I from enemy attacks, while a variety of weapons provide lethal firepower.

The ship's impressive weaponry includes twin blaster cannons, an ion cannon, a concussion missile tube launcher, and a tractor beam projector. Two proton torpedo launchers send out homing beacons and S-thread trackers mounted on dummy torpedos. Combined with its telemetry systems and signal devices, these trackers allow Fett to pursue his prey at all times.

The cargo hold of the Slave I has been converted to a top-security holding area, with shielded force cages and concealed weaponry. It was in this hold that Fett put the carbonite block containing Han Solo after the hunter tracked him down for Darth Vader and Jabba the Hutt.

Electronically linked to his ship by circuitry inside his helmet, Boba Fett sees the Slave I as an extension of his power. And for those who have been on the wrong side of the hunter, the power of the Slave I and its owner is a terrifying thing.

After the Shadows Of The Empire multimedia event ran its course, Kenner/Hasbro got busy getting back to the Original Trilogy in full force. But they also felt that some of the products originally released in Shadows Of The Empire packaging deserved to get repackaged into the new The Power Of The Force “2” [Green/Freeze Frame] line look. Boba Fett’s Slave I was one of the first repackaged vehicles to get this treatment. Although first packaged in a Shadows Of The Empire box, Boba Fett's Slave I is now packaged in a mostly green box under a new line look name: The Power Of The Force. Boba Fett’s Slave I is most easily recognized from Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, that’s now what the purpose of this repackaged item is supposed to show collectors. The original release was long overdue because But Star Wars collectors and fans were desperate to see Boba Fett's Slave I get a revised new look for the modern line. Now it’s getting a second chance at retail. It’s identical to the Shadows Of The Empire release, and no differences exist between them.

Boba Fett's Slave I is a straight repack of 1996’s SOTE Boba Fett’s Slave I vehicle, but the 1996 release is a recast of the original vintage Kenner Slave I (Boba Fett’s Spaceship) vehicle. And it comes with completely new deco and decals. With a new 1996 date stamp at the bottom of the vehicle (underneath the handle), Boba Fett's Slave I is a nicely done and fresh take on this classic Star Wars vehicle. It doesn’t break much ground from the original vintage Kenner release, but the updated paint operations and decal sheet breathe new life into it. Whether in Shadows Of The Empire packaging or not, Boba Fett's Slave I is a strong seller for Kenner/Hasbro because of the ties it has to the world’s most-favorite bounty hunter. And let’s not forget about its connections to The Empire Strikes Back. We do appreciate that Kenner/Hasbro updated Boba Fett's Slave I to be more relevant in the modern line, the vehicle still lacks in a major way, and that’s because of its small size. Boba Fett's Slave I is a much larger vehicle, and Kenner/Hasbro can make this a reality if they’re so inclined.

But we also have to give credit where credit is due. The brand new paint operations (in addition to the base color scheme) of Boba Fett's Slave I are fantastic. It’s hard to believe how simply-painted the vintage Kenner release is when you compare it against the modern Kenner/Hasbro release. Boba Fett's Slave I comes with all of the features of the original vehicle. Keep in mind that the vehicle is a recast of the original, so there are going to be some differences in how some details turned out. Boba Fett's Slave I comes with a removable side door. The vehicle also comes with rotating cannons and a lowering cockpit. There is a lever that moves back and forth and brings the cockpit chair up and down. Instead of a semi-transparent black cockpit canopy, this version is transparent. There is also an extension ramp which you can use to recreate Boba Fett and company walking up it to stow away the frozen Han Solo in carbonite. And speaking of Han Solo, we get a recast of the Han Solo (in carbonite) accessory cast in a dark gray plastic (with all-new decals) to complete Boba Fett's Slave I. Overall, this release should please you.

Collector Notes

Boba Fett's Slave I

Status: Boba Fett’s Slave I is a straight repack of 1996's SOTE Boba Fett’s Slave I vehicle.

Features Count: 6

Feature Details: ready pilot for action in adjustable seat, grab control handle to guide flight maneuvers, rotate blaster cannons to zero in on attacking ships, adjust wings with action trigger for cruise or launch mode, open cargo hull and slide ramp down for loading and unloading, includes HAN SOLO IN CARBONITE accessory

Accessory Count: 1

Accessory Details: Han Solo in carbonite

Date Stamp: 1996

Assortment Number: 69565

UPC: 076281695655

Retail: $29.99 USD

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Added: June 6, 2019
Category: Power Of The Force "2" [Red/Green], The
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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