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HTBAP: Like a Bossk!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

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The Star Wars Expanded Universe is a treasure trove of source material, providing endless opportunities for telling stories about characters that received zero or minimal screen time in the films.

Take Bossk, for instance. You may remember this reptilian bounty hunter as a static presence on the bridge of Vader’s Star Destroyer in The Empire Strikes Back.

But in the EU, tales told of Bossk paint a broader portrait of him as a vicious Trandoshan killer. His entire species is predatory in nature. Becoming a bounty hunter was a natural career move for Bossk, whose name translates literally as “Devours His Prey.”

While researching Bossk’s posture and motion, I dug into the past two seasons of The Clone Wars – specifically, a trilogy of episodes in which a band of Trandoshans were hunting a group of young Jedi on a world used as a game preserve. In one episode there’s a scene in which a hunter pauses to sniff the air for his Jedi prey. This is all the inspiration a poser needs to give some flavor to Bossk. The Clone Wars provides an excellent exploration of the species’ body gesture, as well as some wicked bounty hunter moves!

PRO-TIPS:

  • The Exclusive Bossk head is one of savage rage. Don’t sell it short! When displaying this head sculpt find an aggressive pose that shows Bossk isn’t hunting his prey anymore – he’s engaged it.
  • Drop Bossk into an aggressive crouch, like he’s getting ready to spring.  This is the sort of posture that benefits from one of the included “action” feet.
  • Don’t underestimate the power of exaggeration. A figure with a gun resting comfortably and lazily in its hand isn’t terribly imposing, so give the impression that Bossk is stabbing outward with his rifle while he’s firing it. Get that arm up and straight, and your figure will look like it means business!
  • Bounty hunters don’t always work alone. Just food for thought…

Stay tuned for more How to Be A Poser!

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  • Jawsfan2008

    Pretty cool for whoever wins!

  • lefseboy

    Thanks, Mistress! Have a great holiday season!

  • Knighterrant

    Merry Christmas to the Mistress and everyone at Sideshow!

  • Chingon

    Merry Christmas to all, and to all a goodnight. Thank you SSC!

  • Rob

    Merry Christmas to all and may many wishes be granted. Thanks Mistress and Sideshow.

  • Elfonsnow

    Merry Christmas to all of you out there and may all good things come to you in next year.

  • Matija Corbic

    Thank you so much for this opportunuty! Even if I don’t win anything, it’s a great gesture.

  • Vonlavert

    Very cool promotion. Most companies do not give so much back to the fans/collectors on such a regular basis. Ok, now bring on More Adam Hughes designed statues and I can not wait for the Frank Cho Line. Exclusive Spider-Woman would be awesome!

  • cantinaband

    Thanks for the Opportunity to win! I can’t wait for the call! HA! Just Love the Sideshow Star Wars stuff!

  • Robby Clark

    Thanks for keeping the holiday spirit alive Sideshow!

  • Spencerrobinson2

    This is great like having a secret santa. Everybody have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

  • Colossus

    If I have been found to be worthy My Mistress, I will do as you say for fear of retribution for not following your specific instructions, My Mistress

  • Roz_jr

    I haven’t received anything on my doorstep yet but I do want to wish everyone who entered GOOD LUCK… There’s nothing like receiving a mystery visit from the Fed Ex driver carrying you up a big’ole Sideshow Shipping Container right before CHRISTMAS… To all those who have won the Holiday Wishlist before, you know who you are and you know exactly what I’m talking about, getting a gift from the mistress is truly the best, you never know if it’s going to be your year but if it is, that package just made the holidays that much better. Thank you for everything Mistress, you sure know how to make someone’s holiday.. Cheers to all… And God Bless…

  • wookie1970

    Well today I got the biggest suprise of my life. I will not open it until christmas and I know you mean it! My wife has not told me the full story as of yet but enough to know to look here. I can only say that I love my wife dearly and she is everything to me. I thank her for all that I am and all that we are. I also thank Sideshow so very deeply and wish the best to each and everyone of you. What a great company, to make a great product and to give back. To everyone reading this may you have a joyous life and may your wishes come true.

  • Sledge

    Well apparently I was nominated by my father this year and Sideshow saw me worthy of a little added Christmas cheer. Very surprised, and it couldn’t have come at a better time, as, without getting into it all, it’s truly been a gutwrenching and horrible month on the personal front (at the tail end of a pretty rough year), and it’s nowhere near over yet…

    And yet today I have a free Jedi Luke pf arrive on my doorstep to bring me a little unexpected joy. Cloud, meet silver lining, especially as I’m one of those ‘never quite manage to win anything’ guys usually. I don’t even have the words to describe how grateful I am to the folks at Sideshow for this gift, and it will find a place of honor in my collection, no doubt about it.

    So my sincere thanks to the Mistress, and to all at Sideshow, and may your holidays and celebrations be just as filled with unexpected joy.

  • sucho23

    Well here’s hoping. Thank you very much Mistress for the opportunity to enter and maybe, just maybe, have the Rocketeer PF show up on my doorstep.

    • Bear

      I also wished for a Rocketeer and there’s one on the Mistress wish giveaway so if I don’t get it, you just might……:)

      Good luck to both of us…..

  • Sean M

    This is a really cool article, the environments are awesome looking. I wish I had the space to show my entire collection, as a poser.

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