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Walgreens Exclusive "Prototype" Boba Fett Black Series Officially Confirmed

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The Official Star Wars website confirmed today that the rumored Walgreens exclusive "Prototype" Black Series Boba Fett is indeed coming this Fall 2014. The figure will also be a pre-order at this year's San Diego Comic Con.

As some of our Facebook followers pointed out, this is a re-paint only and not a true sculpt of the "prototype" armor photographed in June 1978, prior to Boba Fett's role in 1980's The Empire Strikes Back.

Nevertheless, starwars.com had this to include:

While Boba Fett's iconic Mandalorian armor has become one of the most famous designs in all of Star Wars, it started out with a very different color scheme. In early concept art by Ralph McQuarrie and Joe Johnston, seen in the gallery below, the bounty hunter was depicted wearing sleek, all-white armor. On June 28, 1978, Star Wars sound designer Ben Burtt and The Empire Strikes Back assistant film editor Duwayne Dunham debuted the costume with a test video, detailing its weaponry and functionality; the colors would later be developed to what has become Fett's definitive look, but it all began with this early version.

Hasbro's figure is a tribute to this important piece of Star Wars history and design -- look for it exclusively at Walgreens this fall, with pre-orders opening at San Diego Comic-Con later this month!


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