For a series whose premiere is less than a month away, there are still a lot of unknowns about The Book of Boba Fett. But finally, a set of new images is giving us our clearest look yet at the new design of the title character’s Mandalorian armor. As seems to be increasingly the case with high-profile genre properties, the images don’t come from the show’s set or from the studio’s marketing team, but instead from a toy company.
As reported by Den of Geek, Hasbro has released preview images of its upcoming Star Wars: The Black Series action figures for Boba Fett and comrade Fennec Shand. The highly detailed 6″ action figures show the characterss as they will appear in the upcoming The Book of Boba Fett. Unfortunately, collectors will have to wait a while to get their hands on them. While the Fennec Shand figure, priced at $22.99, is scheduled to be released next Spring, the Boba Fett figure ($31.49) won’t be available for purchase until Fall 2022. The good news is that unlike other highly sought collectibles, both figures will be made available via mass retail, rather than acting as store exclusives. You can see images of both figures below.
Boba Fett’s new outfit is designated as his “throne room” suit, presumably referring to the bounty hunter’s hostile takeover of Jabba’s Palace in a post-credits scene for The Mandalorian‘s season 2 finale. Both characters look similar to their appearances from when we left them on Tattooine, with the colors of Fett’s iconic armor popping more than ever. Along with the other wonderful details, one of the coolest things about both figures are their removable headpieces and the photorealistic faces of Temuera Morrison and Ming-Na Wen respectively.
It could be that we’ll be seeing some other costume alterations to Temuera Morrison’s fan-favorite character over the course of The Book of Boba Fett. In a November interview, executive producer Jon Favreau said a lot of what Fett will be dealing with in the series is the fact that he’s in new territory. “[Boba Fett is] not experienced at running a criminal syndicate or managing forces,” Favreau said. “He’s not normally a newcomer. He’s an expert as we see him in most areas. But in this case, he’s trying to transition to another position.”
Favreau also hinted that Boba Fett will not only be a newcomer, but he’ll find himself in the very last situation in which you’d want to be a newb. Favreau implied that, unsurprisingly, the late Bib Fortuna (Matthew Wood) was far from the leader Jabba was. So, when Boba Fett takes over, the vultures are already circling. Set around five years after the events of Return of the Jedi, the upcoming miniseries will find plenty of criminal organizations ready to carve up Jabba’s territory for themselves.
The Book of Boba Fett premieres just before the new year — Wedenesday, December 29 on Disney+. Temuera Morrison stars in the lead role of Boba Fett, Ming-Na Wen reprises the role of Fennec Shand which she originated in season 1 of The Mandalorian, and Jennifer Beals will be playing a Twi’lek. Whether or not we see any other old friends from The Mandalorian — like Carl Weathers as Greef Karga, Timothy Olyphant as Cobb Vanth, or perhaps even Pedro Pascal as Din Djarin — remains to be seen.