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Jango Fett (Kamino Showdown) - SW [S - P2] - Deluxe

Name: Jango Fett (Kamino Showdown)
Collection: Star Wars [Saga - Phase II]
Number: N/A
Source: Attack Of The Clones
Availability: March 2003
License: Hasbro

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Ten years after the fight to save Naboo from invasion, the galaxy is on the brink of civil war. Under the leadership of a renegade Jedi, thousands of solar systems threaten to secede from the Galactic Republic. A courageous Jedi Knight, his impulsive and headstrong apprentice, and a queen-turned-senator are drawn into the heart of the conflict... and the beginning of war.

While trying to escape to his waiting ship, Slave I, Jango fights off the persistent Obi-Wan Kenobi on the Kamino landing platform. The tough and resilient bounty hunter uses his jet backpack to take flight and attack his enemy from the air.

Sometimes it’s just too hard to fault Hasbro for taking a risk on something, even if it doesn’t end up meeting your complete expectations. That’s about where our assessment lands when it comes to the Jango Fett (Kamino Showdown) Deluxe figure set from the Star Wars “Saga” line. It’s a Deluxe figure that is based on a very specific scene from Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones, but an important at that. Hasbro decided a scene dealing with the confrontation between Obi-Wan Kenobi and Jango Fett on Kamino would make for interesting figures, and they were right. These Deluxe sets not only implement parts of the environments from these scenes, but they also interact with each other to complete a more cohesive diorama. Add in some discrete yet neat play features and the 2003 Deluxe sets are opening up a whole new world of play things for collectors of all ages, especially the kids. Jango Fett (Kamino Showdown) may be the more interesting of the two because we get a “new” Jango Fett figure based on a great older sculpt with new parts. Plus, the action features are rather exciting and surprisingly scene accurate from Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones.

Jango Fett (Kamino Showdown) is a retool and repaint of 2002’s Star Wars “Saga” Jango Fett (Kamino Escape) (’02 #13) figure. This time the figure has been given an all-new head sculpt (while you can see Jango’s chin under the helmet, the helmet isn’t removable now) and two all-new lower arms. These new forearms have magnets added to them for the action feature. If you place Jango Fett (Kamino Showdown) on the “springboard” and activate it, he will go flying into the air and “land” on the magnetic Kamino column that comes packaged with him. It’s definitely a very cool action feature and while it’s difficult at first to master, it does indeed work. (The packaging even has a disclaimer that it will take time to master this feature.) Jango Fett looks a little less colorful for this new Deluxe figure version, but all of the main colors are in place. The gantlet with the cable is no longer here thank goodness, so you actually get a little more of a movie accurate version of Jango Fett here with this release. Still included however is the removable jet backpack as well as the projectile. And of course he still comes with two Westar-34 blaster pistols that fit into his functioning holsters without issue.

For $9.99, you do indeed get a good amount of material here. The Kamino column is quite huge, as well as the display base on which it sets. When half of the MSRP is just for the action figure alone, it puts into perspective how much Hasbro could be potentially losing by having so many other parts included in the same packaging. All in all, Jango Fett (Kamino Showdown) is a welcomed release in the Star Wars “Saga” line. It looks great, has pretty cool movie specific action features, and it interacts beautifully with the Obi-Wan Kenobi (Kamino Showdown) Deluxe set. (Editor’s Note: Obi-Wan Kenobi (Kamino Showdown) and Jango Fett (Kamino Showdown) were repackaged and re-released in the 2004 Star Wars “Saga” Ultra line as Obi-Wan Kenobi (Kamino Confrontation) and Jango Fett (Kamino Confrontation) respectively.) For collectors who need to have one of every figure, well, you have a new Jango Fett action figure to track down in this set. Between the new head sculpt and new forearms, this now counts as a “new” figure in the sense that this figure as is has never been available in the Hasbro toy line until now. Jango Fett (Kamino Showdown) will definitely be a fun purchase for your collection. Just be sure to get Obi-Wan Kenobi (Kamino Confrontation) to accompany it.

Collector Notes

Jango Fett (Kamino Showdown)

Status: Jango Fett (Kamino Showdown) is retool of 2002's SW Jango Fett (Kamino Escape) ('02 #13) figure. This time the figure has an all-new head sculpt (without a removable helmet) and two new forearms. The figure has also been repainted too.

Articulation Count: 8 points

Articulation Details: swivel head, 2 swivel shoulders, 2 swivel elbows, swivel waist, 2 swivel hips

Accessory Count: 6

Accessory Details: Kamino column, Kamino display base, removable jet backpack, projectile, 2 Westar-34 blaster pistols

Date Stamp: 2003

Assortment Number: 84950/84859

UPC: 076930849507

Retail: $9.99 USD

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Added: June 13, 2014
Category: Star Wars [Saga - Phase II]
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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