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Jango Fett - SW [S - P1] - Deluxe

Name: Jango Fett
Collection: Star Wars [Saga - Phase I]
Number: N/A
Source: Attack Of The Clones
Availability: April 2002
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.

Jango Fett is the embodiment of pure physical adroitness and shrewd agility. Fully equipped to defend himself from any adversary, Fett's sleek armored suit is armed with retractable wrist blades and other concealed weaponry. His harnessed backpack, capable of jet propulsion and missile projection, provides stealthy leverage over steadfast opponents.

If you want to see one of the worst action figures Hasbro has produced to date, you probably needn’t look further than the Jango Fett figure from Hasbro’s Star Wars “Saga” Deluxe line. The figure has its moments, but ultimately fails thanks to some unnecessary approaches and the inclusion of the biggest jetpack we have ever seen. Let’s face it. The Deluxe figure line is not for collectors. Hasbro had kids’ interests in line when they developed this format. But when you look at what they did to Jango Fett we’re pretty sure that you’re going to ask what they were thinking as well. Jango Fett is essentially a hollow shell of an action figure. Most of his body is hollow and unarticulated. There is a huge gaping hole in his back to accommodate the laughably large electronic jetpack included with him. He looks ridiculous WITH it as well as WITHOUT it. There is no winning here no matter the choice. To make matters worse, there is no articulation below his shoulders. Sure, he comes with a quasi-articulated ball-socket head in addition to swivel shoulders and elbows, but the rest of the figure is immobile.

The reason why the jetpack is so huge is because Hasbro wanted to add electronics in the form of sound effects to it. But the final product is truly laughable. You’re going to wonder how this even got past Lucasfilm Ltd. for final approval. The parts of Jango Fett that are good are definitely good however. This Deluxe version of him may have the best head sculpt of all the other versions Hasbro has produced for the line. We also like the interchangeable armor pieces. We think that maybe should have been the extent of this figure. Kids love assembling thins, so perhaps more armor pieces in addition to an accurately sized jetpack may have been the best option here. These pieces fit very closely to the shell of an action figure Jango Fett is, and they help complete him in ways that are desperately needed. Play value as well as aesthetically improving the figure are all ideal benefits as far as we’re concerned. Still, we just don’t know how well this action figure is going to resonate with Star Wars collectors. In our opinion, Hasbro has taken this action figure in the wrong direction. Simpler would have been ideal here.

This version of Jango Fett is loosely based on his appearance during the Battle of Geonosis, as evidenced by the jetpack. This wasn’t the one he was wearing on Kamino while battling Obi-Wan Kenobi. This jetpack was specific to the Battle of Geonosis. It doesn’t really matter however because this super huge one is laughable. Jango Fett also comes with two Westar-34 blaster pistols which fit nicely into both of his hands. He also comes with a larger blaster rifle that actually looks pretty cool. It contains a spring that fires a projectile that is shaped similarly to the rocket from the other jetpack Jango Fett utilizes. It may just be more than a coincidence here. Although Jango Fett is nicely outfitted, his legs don’t move so you’re unable to move him period. What’s the point of possessing all of this weaponry and remaining unable to be posed in cool ways with them? We’re not exactly sure. The paint operations seem to be done nicely and the scale seems about right, but overall you’re probably going to want to pass over this figure. It’s just a comical interpretation of this very cool Star Wars bounty hunter.

Collector Notes

Jango Fett

Status: Jango Fett is an all-new figure.

Articulation Count: 5 points (5 areas of articulation)

Articulation Details: ball-socket head (1), swivel left shoulder (1), swivel right shoulder (1), swivel left elbow (1), swivel right elbow (1)

Accessory Count: 8

Accessory Details: electronic jetpack, removable chest armor, removable left gauntlet, removable right gauntlet, 2 Westar-34 blaster pistols, heavy assault blaster rifle, projectile

Date Stamp: 2002

Assortment Number: 84877/84859

UPC: 076930848777

Retail: $9.99 USD

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Added: July 15, 2017
Category: Star Wars [Saga - Phase I]
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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