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Kamino Conflict - LC - Battle Packs

Name: Kamino Conflict
Collection: Legacy Collection
Number: N/A (Battle Packs)
Source: Attack Of The Clones
Availability: November 2009
License: Hasbro

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Obi-Wan Kenobi meets the bounty hunter Jango Fett on Kamino, an encounter that ends in a fierce battle. Fett is suspicious of the Jedi and tries to escape with his son Boba before he can be detained by Obi-Wan. The underlying tension in their first meeting turns into open conflict as the two skilled warriors engage each other in combat on a rain-drenched landing platform.

Hasbro decided to change the approach of their Battle Packs after the release of the 2009 TLC Scramble On Yavin set. But Hasbro gave us plenty of warning that Battle Packs were going to return to a format of core characters with less collector-focused appeal. They came through with their promise on the Kamino Conflict set, a nonetheless very cool Battle Packs package, but filled with lots of repetitious and old versions of action figures (obviously inferior sculpts) that should have been omitted in favor of newer and more updated versions. In all honesty, we understand the goal of the Battle Packs and it appears that Hasbro has a mission intent on supplying the market with the most popular Star Wars heroes and villains while saving on their own tooling costs. It's not like the action figures contained in the sets are simple repacks. No, Hasbro repainted most of them so for the hardcore collector, these figures are just "new enough" to warrant including in your collections. While the four characters in the Battle Packs set never appeared onscreen at the same time, the Battle Packs really are a screen shot of a period of time in a specific Star Wars film. Also, for added play value, Hasbro included extra accessories and gear that technically were not seen in the films too. So while Kamino Conflict is not a screen scene, it is source specific to Attack Of The Clones and all four characters did appear in the Kamino scene (in one fashion or another). We assume this may drive purists absolutely crazy, but we like this format. It is a neat approach to crank out a great set of figures at once, even if they didn't interact the same way the package is inferring. Otherwise, we could get some pretty boring sets of four figures in the Battle Packs lines. To make a very varied and diverse set, Hasbro clearly needs to look beyond the 16:9 aspect ratio of a scene to make an intriguing and very cool set (and we applaud them for taking this approach). We think Battle Packs do this task quite well!

The Kamino Conflict set rereleases a figure that is long overdue in the basic figure line. Since Hasbro has made the mistake of relegating only the most popular characters to the Saga Legends line, many secondary (and very cool figures) get overlooked. In the case of Kamino Conflict however, R4-P17 gets "her" second chance in the line, but you may not be so happy to get her. This will depend on your own point of view. While our first version of R4-P17 was technically based on her appearance in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith, this time it is based on Episode II. A very clean astromech droid, R4-P17 is essentially just a very clean repaint of the 2005 ROTS R4-P17 (III 64) figure (which is a crying shame because the 2005 ROTS R4-P17 (III 64) is one of the best painted astromechs we have ever received). Jango Fett (Kamino Escape) ('02 #13) (also released as '03 #30) and Boba Fett (Kamino Escape) ('02 #07) are also rereleases from the older 2002 Star Wars "Saga" action figures line. They have been repainted with significant changes and for the most part have seen improvements from their original release. Obi-Wan Kenobi is also from the Star Wars "Saga" line, but the 2003 lineup to be exact. Obi-Wan is a repaint of 2003's SW Obi-Wan Kenobi (Outlander Encounter) ('03 #39) figure. Certainly not the best Obi-Wan Kenobi sculpt, we are a bit surprised by this choice. We were under the impression that Hasbro would only reissue older sculpt in rare situations. We hope that the Kamino Conflict Battle Packs set is one of these said rare exceptions. Yes, Jango and Boba are old sculpts too, but they seemed to have held up much better than Obi-Wan.

It is an interesting trend and we have commented on this before, but Attack Of The Clones seems to be growing in popularity and fans and collectors alike are favoring characters from this pretty much ignored chapter. It took some time, but it appears as if a whole new level of respect is being given to this often criticized film. In the 2008/2009 The Legacy Collection/Legacy Collection Star Wars toy line alone, countless basic figures and multi-figure sets have been based on this source. And the products have been appreciated by most. In fact, many characters from this film top the figure polls as well. It is a sign of the times. With so many figures under their belt, Hasbro needs to reach deeper into the Star Wars franchise and that is exactly what they have been doing. We are getting Jedi that we never ever expected to see in the Geonosis Arena Showdown sets as well as fertile basic figures waves like wave 7 of The Legacy Collection which showcase the talent and devotion of Hasbro toymakers intent to make collectors happy. The Kamino Conflict Battle Packs set joins in this momentum and balances out the line in new and fresh ways. If you aren't excited about getting old figures again, well, this is not for you. But we have to say that although it is not the best Battle Packs set we have ever seen by any means, it does serve a purpose to many who may have missed these good figures years ago. R4-P17 is the reason to get this set. You can pretend she is all clean from the rain on Kamino or something. We honestly don't care, but there is no denying that this droid is a necessary "accessory" for Obi-Wan Kenobi, and a great way to to get her and display her with your 2009 TLC Obi-Wan Kenobi (BD 44) figure.

Collector Notes

Kamino Conflict

Assortment Number: 91810/87752

UPC: 653569428060

Retail: $24.99 USD

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Boba Fett

Jango's son helps his father from the cockpit of Slave I during the battle between Jango and Obi-Wan.

Status: Boba Fett is a repaint of 2002's SW Boba Fett (Kamino Escape) ('02 #07) figure. Note: Boba Fett did not use any of the included accessories in Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones except for the poncho.

Articulation Count: 7 points

Articulation Details: swivel neck, 2 swivel shoulders, swivel right bicep, swivel waist, 2 swivel hips

Accessory Count: 7

Accessory Details: removable helmet, poncho, Mitrinomon Z-6 jetpack, 2 Westar-34 blaster pistols, 2 blast effects

Date Stamp: 2001

Jango Fett

The bounty hunter was used as the "blueprint" for the secret clone army being created on Kamino.

Status: Jango Fett is a repaint of 2002's SW Jango Fett (Kamino Escape) ('02 #13)figure. The grappling hook and string have been removed from the right gauntlet for this release.

Articulation Count: 8 points

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

Accessory Count: 4

Accessory Details: removable helmet, 2 Westar-34 blaster pistols, Mitrinomon Z-6 jetpack

Date Stamp: 2001

Obi-Wan Kenobi

Obi-Wan flies to the rain-drenched world of Kamino to investigate an attempt on Senator Amidala's life.

Status: Obi-Wan Kenobi is a repaint of 2003's SW Obi-Wan Kenobi (Outlander Encounter) ('03 #39) figure. The legs have also been slightly repositioned to include a wider stance. The paint job is significantly improved when compared to the original release. Note: Obi-Wan Kenobi is not acurate to his appearance during the Kamino Conflict because he was wearing his Jedi robe in that scene.

Articulation Count: 10 points

Articulation Details: swivel neck, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, swivel left bicep, swivel right wrist, swivel waist, 2 swivel hips, 2 hinge-jointed knees

Accessory Count: 1

Accessory Details: lightsaber

Date Stamp: 2003

R4-P17

Obi-Wan Kenobi's astromech droid provides navigational assistance and makes necessary repairs to the Jedi's starfighter.

Status: R4-P17 is a clean repaint of 2005's ROTS R4-P17 (III 64) figure.

Articulation Count: 6 points

Articulation Details: swivel dome, 2 swivel legs, 3 swivel feet

Accessory Count: None

Accessory Details: None

Date Stamp: 2004







Battle Packs (The Clone Wars [S2]/Legacy Collection) Wave 1
Battle For Endor
Gelagrub Patrol
Geonosis Assault (See TLC Geonosis Assault)
Rishi Moon Outpost Attack

Battle Packs (The Clone Wars [S2]/Legacy Collection) Wave 2
Duel On Mustafar
Kamino Conflict

Battle Packs (The Clone Wars [S2]/Legacy Collection) Wave 3
Resurgence Of The Jedi

Battle Packs (The Clone Wars [S2]/Legacy Collection) Wave 4
Birth Of Darth Vader
Holocron Heist
Jedi Showdown
Tatooine Desert Ambush

Added: December 19, 2009
Category: Legacy Collection
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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