[NOTE: his item was provided free of charge by Hasbro (thanks Ellie!) but all opinions in this review are my own]
It’s May the 4th again, and like last year, I’m back with another Star Wars themed review, this time looking at the Star Wars The Black Series Boba Fett (Re-Armored) Premium Electronic Helmet from the Mandolorian and the Book of Boba Fett.
I’ve always loved the look of Hasbro’s helmets. They’re high quality premium collector pieces, but I’ve never seriously considered purchasing one. So, let’s take a deep dive into this semi-recent helmet release, and see how it compares to my expectations.
Packaging and Assembly
The packaging for this sticks to the same style as the rest of the check series helmets. It’s a hefty box, and the box’s orange striping contrasts well with the green of the helmet. Inside the box, there is a significant amount cardboard to support the helmet and make it less likely to get damaged in shipping. The assembly is really straightforward and well laid out in the instructions, you only need to insert batteries and attach the viewfinder and after that, the world’s your oyster.
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This is a truly spectacular piece, perfectly recreating its on-screen counterpart. The materials are incredibly high quality and durable. This could definitely take a couple of drops, or a shot from Cad Bane’s pistol. The painting is immaculate, picking out details such as the orange stripes, the red T-visor, the vents on the back, and the side modules.
The sculpting is also great, bringing all the iconic details to life. A big surprise, but a welcome one, was the fact the inside was also highly detailed, which was an unnecessary addition, but one which really increases the value for money. The internal strap is adjustable, and the visor’s transparency is just right, where you can see through it but can’t see into the helmet (see below).
The major feature of this piece is the rangefinder. By pushing a cleverly hidden button on the side, it drops down and activities lights. After you remove a cover from it, you can see through the lit up targeting array, which is a neat touch. Overall, this helmet is a spectacular package.
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Value for Money
While this helmet is truly amazing, there has like been one question playing on all our minds. Namely, the bounty of £134.99 which Hasbro had placed on its head. This is definitely incredible value for money, and honestly, I don’t think you will regret the purchase. But it is a big purchase, and I’d understand if you were skeptical. There are also cheaper and smaller options such as the Lego one, if that tickles your fancy.
So, do I like this? In a word, yes. It’s a truly incredible recreation of the iconic helmet. Will you regret purchasing this? No, probably not. If you are even slightly tempted by this, or have an attachment to the character (I mean it’s Boba Fett, who doesn’t?) then I’d highly recommend picking it up.
The writer of this piece was: Daniel AKA BrickBuiltDengar
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