We don’t do a lot of reviews here but Sideshow’s latest 1:6 scale figure release, Bossk, just arrived and we had a few minutes to look him over and take some pictures.
This is the Sideshow exclusive version which comes with the extra portrait, showing Bossk with his mouth open in a snarl. He comes with two sets of hands and feet so that you have a couple of choices in poses to display him. Bossk also is sporting his Relby V-10 Micro Grenade Launcher and the set includes a Star Wars stand.
Both the regular and exclusive editions were $159.99 directly from Sideshow and the exclusive is limited to 1,250 pieces while the regular edition is 3,000.
The set is light on accessories but that’s because most of the detail went into Bossk’s uniform. It’s extremely intricate with wires running around the torso, connecting various valves for his flight suit. He has two bandoliers around his legs which hold grenades, there are storage capsules around his belt and there are several connection points on the flight suit that would probably interface with the life support of a starfighter.
While the detail on the flight suit is commendable, it’s probably the weak point of this release. Out of the box, one of the connection points on the right leg was separating from the flight suit, the wires and valves are extremely fragile and the capsules on the belt are held on with very fine plastic clips that are molded as part of the capsules.
It would be very easy to lose pieces so make sure to check your box to see if anything has come loose. To try and prevent that, Sideshow shipped Bossk with shrink wrap around his waist, left upper leg and around the grenade bandoliers on both legs. Still, be careful unpacking.
The flight suit also has some collar pieces around the neck and shoulders that are separate pieces. Bossk’s V-10 Grenade Launcher is quite plain but does have a sling with pivoting mount points and there’s even a small peg on the hand grip that fits into one of the hands to help hold it in place.
Bossk has custom forearms and calves to go along with his hands and feet, since the flight suit doesn’t cover those parts of his body. Along with the head, all these parts have nicely detailed paint apps that help the excellent sculpt pop. Swapping the feet and hands is rather smooth but putting the heads on is a little tight. That’s a positive as it allows for some good movement of the head while keeping it secure, it won’t be falling off at the slightest touch.
The box is very basic, since there aren’t a lot of accessories there’s no need for a tray in the flap, it’s all graphics.
After the hits that were Boba Fett and IG-88, Bossk is a little bit of a letdown mostly due to the fragility of the flight suit and the accessories on it. However, the figure looks excellent overall and as long as you’re careful with it, it should display well and hold its own with the previous releases. Although it was nice to see a slightly cheaper price than the other two bounty hunters, we do miss the inclusion of a premium stand over the basic Star Wars logo affair.
You can save about $15 in price buying the regular edition from an online retailer but for the full price from Sideshow, we have to recommend the exclusive portrait. We recommend Bossk as buy and as long as you’re careful handling and displaying, he’ll be a great addition to anyone’s collection.