Boba Fett's Slave 1
from "Star Wars - Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back" (1980)
About the Design
Boba Fett’s “Slave 1” appeared for only a few seconds at the tail end of “The Empire Strikes Back,” but its unique lines and unexpected transition from a prone to an upright position made it instantly memorable. The craft would later play a major role in “Star Wars – Episode II: Attack of the Clones” as the primary vehicle of Boba’s father, Jango Fett.
About the Kit
MPC’s Slave 1 was designed to be displayed in its upright flight position. It featured moveable steering vanes and a tiny Boba Fett figure in its cockpit.
First released in 1982, the kit was long off the market until it was re-released by AMT/Ertl in 1995 and again in 2005, each time with new box art.
This model was built from an original MPC issue.