I've owned a lot of NERF blasters over the years, and right now we have an arsenal of decent size here at Rock Father HQ. Still, I can't think of a time when I've specifically looked at a NERF blaster and thought: "that is beautiful." That changed today, when my friends at Hasbro sent over details on their NERF Rival Star Wars Battlefront Apollo XV-700 Blaster and Face Mask Set. The special edition Mandalorian set will be available exclusively at Gamestop this spring, and comes decked-out in a full Boba Fett color scheme, ripped straight from EA's STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT!
As the folks at Funko prepare to set their "Jabba's Palace" edition of their STAR WARS Smuggler's Bounty subscription boxes free upon the world, here at Rock Father HQ the time has come to share our unboxing of the most recent installment, "Bounty Hunters." While little Finley of The Rock Daughters™ and I cracked this open weeks ago (big sister Addie was at school), I'm late when it comes to posting, but I assure you that it's probably the cutest unboxing of these that you'll see...
Hands-down one of my favorite vehicles to come from the Hot Wheels STAR WARS Character Cars Collection is the Boba Fett edition - a "rat rod" that legitimately looks like it could be a real car, the kind pieced together and driven to extremes by a ruthless bounty hunter. As one of the most popular characters from the STAR WARS franchise, it's no secret that Fett went through numerous variations prior to becoming the stoic figure that we first saw in live-action in THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (of course, he appeared in animated form in the STAR WARS HOLIDAY SPECIAL), including the increasingly-popular "Prototype Armor" version. Clad in all-white (perhaps too close to an Imperial Stormtrooper), there have been several action figures made based on the concept, but for the forthcoming STAR WARS CELEBRATION EUROPE, Mattel is unleashing a Prototype Armor version of their Hot Wheels Boba Fett - a vehicle that's bound to become a sought-after addition to any Hot Wheels STAR WARS collection. See more below, and hit this link for one of the most comprehensive Hot Wheels STAR WARS Checklists on the web!
Jango Fett has had me conflicted since he was first revealed in ATTACK OF THE CLONES to not only be the father of legendary Bounty Hunter Boba Fett, but also the genetic basis for the titular clones themselves. Knowing that it was Jeremy Bulloch who portrayed Boba Fett in THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, I'd grown up thinking of Boba as a sorta blonde hair/blue eyed kind guy - something backed-up by an old issue of the 1980s MARVEL Comics STAR WARS series. Now he's a clone of a guy from New Zealand, and it just made things weird... yet all Fetts are quite alright by me. Jango is today's entry into Hasbro's Force Friday Countdown Calendar.
One of the fastest-growing and most exciting toy collections here at Rock Father HQ in recent months is the Hot Wheels STAR WARS Character Car Collection by Mattel. It's a unique thing - spawned from the first time that Mattel has held a STAR WARS license in the nearly 40-year history of the franchise, and something we've been covering since the first vehicles began hitting retail last year. With designs inspired-by characters from nearly all facets of a galaxy far, far away, two of the most recent additions are Chopper - the Astromech Droid from Disney XD's STAR WARS REBELS - and bounty hunter Boba Fett. Take a look at our new hands-on video below, right here on THE ROCK FATHER!