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Jango Fett - TBS [P3] - Six Inch Figures (15)

Name: Jango Fett
Collection: The Black Series [Phase III]
Number: 15
Scale: 6"
Source: Attack Of The Clones
Availability: January 2016
License: Hasbro

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In the final years of the Republic, Jango Fett was regarded as the best bounty hunter in the galaxy. Fett is covered in a sleek armored suit that conceals his scarred face.

OK. Jango Fett is pretty dang amazing. But because it hits us in all the right spots, we’re going to point out some of the things that are lacking. Let’s start off with the “wish list” and then we’ll move onto praising the figure, which it rightfully deserves. It goes without saying, but Jango Fett is pretty much the same throughout the entire duration of Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones. It is the periodic change of head gear, or jetpack that gives Jango his scene specific uniqueness. It is this reason that we’re quite deflated that Hasbro didn’t include all of the extra accessories needed to complete the character. Perhaps the “Deluxe” version of The Black Series 6” line should be character with all of their accessories. Think of an Episode VI Luke Skywalker, or in this instance, Jango Fett, who should come with all of the required accessories so that each and every version of the character can be put together as needed. Add $10 to the MSRP and call it a day. We digress. In short, this is Jango Fett from the Battle of Geonosis. if you want his Boba Fett like Z-6 Mitronomon jetpack from Kamino, well, expect Hasbro to release a different version of Jango Fett for the future. We’d also like him to come with his poncho and head gear also. That would make a definitive version of Jango Fett from the beginning of Episode II. That being said, Hasbro has produced a rather excellent version of Jango Fett from the Battle of Geonosis. If we had one complaint, we’d say that the dirt on the armor is a little bit too much. Then again, he was trampled by a reek, so maybe it’s pretty accurate.

Jango Fett has a superb likeness, but it isn’t perfect. His face doesn’t have much shadowing, facial hair or scarring like the onscreen character. And the color of his skin tone is too smooth where it looks like it was formed from Plasticine or modeling clay. Where is his infamous facial injury: the scar that stands out from all of his other facial features? We find it disappointing that more attention wasn’t give to this portrait. Again, the likeness is excellent, it just needs more work and needs to look less perfect than it does. Early prototypes gave the illusion that Jango Fett was too chunky. Thank the Maker we’re able to confirm that Jango Fett is extremely streamlined and looks to be in complete proportion. He may be a tad too short, but it’s hardly anything to be concerned about because this figure looks great otherwise. The deco on the silver plates is done very well. Looking more like cloudy spots than collection of red Geonosian dirt, the battle-damage is very well done and we’re very happy with the results. Jango Fett comes well-articulated of course. He can be posed in a variety of ways. This is nitpicking, but the black wires around his elbows do not have enough slack and constantly pop out of where they attach to the figure. And his shoes are curved upwards ever so slightly, which makes balancing him a little bit of a chore because the body weight can’t anchor itself against a completely flat surface. We have found that Jango Fett does have some balancing issues, but they're definitely all related to the curved shoes.

Jango Fett comes with a removable helmet. We were concerned that it looked too small for his head, but it fits like a glove. And it looks about perfect when wearing it to how he looked in Episode II. We all know how difficult it is to make believable removable helmets, but Hasbro has impressively succeeded here. They deserve praise for getting this right the first time. We would have loved to see Hasbro add an articulated rangefinder, but they followed in Boba Fett’s footsteps and decided against it, disappointingly. He comes with the Merr-Sonn JT-12 jetpack, also called the “arena” jetpack which plugs nicely into three slots on the figures back. There are two higher rectangular slots and a main center rounded plug. The jetpack stays firmly in place and isn’t easily removed unless you want to take it off of the figure. Jango Fett comes with a beautifully tooled belt with attached holsters (that also attach to his legs). We have to admit how beautiful this belt/holster combination piece is. If you recall, the Hasbro 3.75” version of Jango Fett, even 2011’s TVC Jango Fett (VC34) figure had the holsters bulging out and away from the figure. The Black Series [Phase III] version has the holster flush against his legs. It’s perfect. The two Westar-34 blaster pistols can be housed in them when not in use. They fit into the holsters like a glove. We’re thrilled with the interactivity. Jango Fett can also hold both blaster pistols when being posed in a plethora of ways. Jango Fett offers a lot to collectors. He isn’t perfect, but we believe many will overlook his imperfections, because there is certainly more to be happy with here than not.

Collector Notes

Jango Fett

Status: Jango Fett is an all-new figure.

Articulation Count: 28 points (17 areas of articulation)

Articulation Details: ball-socket head (1), hinge-jointed neck (1), ball-jointed left shoulder (2), ball-jointed right shoulder (2), ball-jointed left elbow (2), ball-jointed right elbow (2), ball-jointed left wrist (2), ball-jointed right wrist (2), ball-jointed torso (2), ball-socket left hip (1), ball-socket right hip (1), swivel left thigh (1), swivel right thigh (1), double hinge-jointed left knee (2), double hinge-jointed right knee (2), ball-jointed/"rocker" left ankle (2), ball-jointed/"rocker" right ankle (2)

Accessory Count: 5

Accessory Details: removable helmet, 2 Westar-34 blaster pistols, removable jetpack, removable holster/belt combination

Date Stamp: N/A

Assortment Number: B2552/B3834

UPC: 630509304974

Retail: $21.99 USD

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Added: December 9, 2015
Category: Black Series [Phase III], The
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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