This one is for all the Star Wars fans. Even though I like The Mandalorian more, The Book Of Boba Fett was released with the hope that the Star Wars saga shall continue for a few more years. Remember Fennec Shand from the series?
Hot Toys has recently unveiled the 1:6 scale Television Masterpiece Series Fennec Shand figure based on her character. The Chinese-American actress Ming-Na Wen nailed it with her role as Fennec Shand, a mercenary who assists Boba Fett to recover his lost armour from the Mandalorian.
Hot Toys’ Fennec is hot…
It is anticipated that The Book of Boba Fett live-action series. Sideshow and Hot Toys have released Fennec Shand Sixth Scale Collectible Figure. Hot Toys released a statement:
In anticipation of the release of the new The Book of Boba Fett live-action series, Sideshow and Hot Toys are excited to present the new Fennec Shand Sixth Scale Collectible Figure!
The collectible figure features a newly developed head sculpt with stunning likeness, an attachable helmet, a beautifully tailored costume, a blaster rifle, a blaster pistol, a dagger blade, a drink bottle, a bag with credits, and a themed display stand!
The Fennec Shand Box
As per the sideshow’s website, the Fennec Shand Box promises to bring the character to life. Sideshow describes the features as under:
- The newly developed head sculpt with an authentic and detailed likeness of Ming-Na Wen as Fennec Shand in Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett
- Highly-accurate facial expression, make up, and detailed skin texture
- Newly sculpted brown hair sculpture with orange woven strips and braided ponytail (embedded with bendable wire)
- Body with over 28 points of articulations
- Approximately 28cm tall
- Seven (7) pieces of interchangeable gloved hands including:
- One (1) pair of fists
- One (1) pair of relaxed hands
- One (1) pair of blasters holding hands
- One (1) dagger holding the right hand
- Each head sculpt is specially hand-painted
- One (1) black-coloured vest with collars
- One (1) black-coloured undersuit
- One (1) pair of black-coloured gauntlets with orange line patterns
- One (1) black belt (able to reveal mechanical details around the waist)
- One (1) black belt with accessories
- One (1) pair of black-coloured boots with orange line patterns and weathering effects
- One (1) blaster rifle with a belt and removable dagger
- One (1) pistol
- One (1) helmet with a mask
- One (1) drink bottle with a woven bag
- One (1) string bag
- Three (3) credits
- Specially designed figure stand with Star Wars logo and character nameplate
Fennec Shand’s Character
If you’re not a Star Wars fan, do not read this. The story is long and runs into parallel lines. You will have to watch the wholes series and movies to understand Star Wars. As for Fennec Shand, she is not an old character and was introduced in 2019. FYI, Min-Na Wen herself is an ardent Star Wars fan since childhood and was introduced in “Chapter 5: The Gunslinger” of The Mandalorian.
Fennec Shand was almost killed in Chapter 5: The Gunslinger of The Mandalorian. However, she was saved by Boba Fett in Chapter 14: The Tragedy. Her body parts were replaced by cybernetics. Since then, the mercenary became the right-hand of Boba Fett and assisted him on various adventures.
In the Book of Boba Fett, Shand and Boba come into conflict with several enemies who make attempts to seize Tatooine. They befriend the Mandalorian once more to defend their new crime empire. If you haven’t watched Boba Fett, now is the time. However, it would be good if you watch The Mandalorian first to reach some understanding.
About Min-Na Wen
The 58-year old actress started her acting career with soap operas. She appeared in the 1985 children’s television series “Mister Rogers’ Neighbourhood”. She also provided the voice for the title character in the 1998 movie Mulan. This got her an Annie Award.
Wen has received positive reviews for her badass character as Fennec Shand. Wen is also well known for her critically acclaimed Disney roles such as Melinda May / The Cavalry in the ABC superhero drama series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013–2020).
As for the Star Wars franchise, it was a dream come true when she starred in The Mandalorian (2019–2020), The Bad Batch (2021) and The Book of Boba Fett (2021–2022). Wen has also had starring roles as Chun-Li in Street Fighter (1994), Detective Ellen Yin in The Batman (2004–2005) and Camile Wray in Stargate Universe (2009–2011).
Wen is known for playing stoic characters. In 2019, she was honoured as Disney Legend. was honoured as a Disney Legend. She is set to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2022. Have a look at her awards and nominations:
|1998||Annie Award||Outstanding Achievement in Voice Acting, Female||Mulan||Won|
|1999||Online Film & Television Association Award||Best Family Actress||Mulan||Won|
|1999||Online Film & Television Association Award||Best Voice-Over Performer||Mulan||Nominated|
|2001||Screen Actors Guild Award||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series||ER||Nominated|
|2014||People’s Choice Award||Favorite Actress in a New TV Series||Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.||Nominated|
|2015||TVLine’s Performer of the Week||Performance in “Melinda”||Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.||Won|
|2016||Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards||Favorite TV Actress – Family Show||Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.||Nominated|
|2019||Disney Legend||Film, Television, & Animation — Voice||Herself||Honoree|
|2021||1st Hollywood Critics Association TV Award||Best Supporting Actress in a Streaming Series, Drama||The Mandalorian||Nominated|
|2021||BBC’s 100 Women||Entertainment & Sport||Herself||Honoree|
|2022||Hollywood Walk of Fame||Television||Herself||Honoree|
The recently launched collectible figures are worth buying. The collectible figure has brought Fennec Shand to life. The beautifully crafted figure is priced at $270 and is available for pre-order now from Sideshow. Are you buying it?