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Fett Legacy, The - TAC - Evolutions

Name: The Fett Legacy
Collection: 30 (77-07)
Number: N/A (Evolutions)
Source: Expanded Universe (Knights Of The Old Republic)/Attack Of The Clones/The Empire Strikes Back
Availability: February 2008
License: Hasbro

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The Mandalorians are proud people whose lives are based on war. For thousands of years, these skilled fighters have crisscrossed the galaxy on crusades of conquest. They are feared and respected for their unparalleled battle skills and have left a blazing mark upon history. Mandalore the Indomitable is a legendary leader from long ago; Jango Fett “fathers” the clone trooper army; and his “son” Boba Fett uses his Mandalorian skill to become the greatest bounty hunter in the galaxy.

It finally happened! Hasbro gave us a Boba Fett action figure with a removable helmet. (It actually wasn't the first time we had gotten some form of Boba Fett with a removable helmet however. Do you remember the Titanium series of figures? That was actually the very first 3.75" scaled Boba Fett "figure" with a removable helmet.) This three-pack of Mandalorians was a long time overdue if you ask us, but clearly the wait was well worth it because Hasbro gave us a brilliant set of action figures (not free from issues) that will likely be the basis for future Fett figures to come our way at a later date. All three figures are super-articulated and have brilliant sculpts. We personally aren't thrilled with Boba Fett having a removable helmet, but it serves some purpose we suppose to some fans out there (not OT fans we surmise). To give the figures their due credit, Hasbro did go all out to ensure that the most definitive versions of these Mandalorians were included in this set. We are thoroughly impressed and it certainly drives home the point that Evolutions is the medium to bring collectors some incredible figures to collectors. Interestingly, Boba Fett looks quite a bit different from his father Jango Fett (aren't they clones?). Apparently Hasbro wanted to show some disparity between the two and they each have their unique traits.

Many collectors should be interested in the Boba Fett figure most of all. He looks great and is the definitive version (based on his appearance in The Empire Strikes Back) for now, but he doesn't come without a few issues. First, his cape is way too long and bulky. While accurately crafted, colored and decorated, it just is out of complete scale to what was seen in the film. The removable helmet completely covers his face, but it is a very close and snug fit. His head popped off a few times while trying to remove it once we placed it on him. But it isn't a setback since it is a feature we don't plan to play around with that much. His coloring looks pale and he is missing his trademark chest symbol. This is a shame and this is a detail that should never be missed. (Editor's Note: Hasbro corrected the Boba Fett figure in the 2008 The Legacy Collection edition of The Fett Legacy Evolutions set by including the symbol and they also corrected the helmet paint detail too.) Conversely, his face looks too dark thanks to flesh colored paint used to color it. The scratchy battle-damage accents make his armor look even lighter. But there is a lot to be thrilled with this figure too! He has great stature and looks amazing when posed with his helmet on and gun drawn. His extra tools on his person and the extra gun in his holster drives home the point that he packs quite an arsenal. His backpack is also removable and it too looks fantastic on the figure. We think a revised paint job would do wonders for this figure. (Editor's Note: This figure was given a complete overhaul in the 2009 Legacy Collection as BD36. The new paint job is interesting, but not entirely screen accurate, but we recommend that you check it out!)

Jango Fett is the next star in this set. Just like Boba Fett, Jango Fett also has a painted flesh tone. This makes for a very "plastic" looking face and we don't think it is the best method for decorating action figures. Another issue plaguing him is that his holsters sit too far away from his body. The spacing that is created between them and his legs is very peculiar and we think Hasbro needed to fine tune this "accessory" before including it with the action figure. But Jango Fett also has a lot to offer collectors. He looks stunning when he is completely assembled and his dual blaster pistols look amazing in his hands. His helmet fits even tighter than Boba Fett's does but it's a snug and not too tight of a fit. It is in great scale to the figure's head. There have been a lot of heated dissension and arguments over the proper color of Jango's uniform. Reminiscent of the Han Solo (Hoth Outfit) brown coat versus blue coat perpetual debate, it appears that the correct color of Jango's uniform lies somewhere between the blue and purple we have received in action figure form so far. (Editor's Note: Jango Fett has been reissued in 2009's TLC as BD 51, 2009's LC as BD15 and an even "more purple" version was released in the Coleman Trebor/Jango Fett Geonosian Arena Showdown TARGET exclusive sets.) The Mandalore figure is the surprise in the set. Very ancient looking, he is awesomely colored and looks more like a Marvel superhero than anything else. Yet he retains his Mandalorian look and feel remarkably well. He comes with many old/antiquated accessories like a shield, spear and battle axe and he encapsulates the rich history of the Mandalorians into one action figure. This set offers collectors quite a bit for their collections. We bet you won't be dissatisfied at all with this set, but we do hope than Hasbro will have the time to correct some of its issues in the future.

Collector Notes

The Fett Legacy

Assortment Number: 87563/87480

UPC: 653569282266

Retail: $19.99 USD

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Mandalore (Knights Of The Old Republic)

Status: Mandalore (Knights Of The Old Republic) is an all-new figure.

Articulation Count: 14 points

Articulation Details: ball-socket head, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 ball-jointed elbows, 2 swivel wrists, swivel waist, 2 swivel hips, 2 ball-jointed knees, 2 ball-jointed ankles

Accessory Count: 5

Accessory Details: spear, battle axe, chest/shoulder armor, shield, removable soft-goods cape

Date Stamp: 2008

Jango Fett (Attack Of The Clones)

Status: Jango Fett (Attack Of The Clones) is an all-new figure.

Articulation Count: 14 points

Articulation Details: ball-socket head, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 ball-jointed elbows, 2 swivel gauntlets, ball-jointed torso, 2 swivel hips, 2 ball-jointed knees, 2 ball-jointed ankles

Accessory Count: 5

Accessory Details: removable helmet, jetpack, 2 Westar-34 blaster pistols, removable communications head gear

Date Stamp: 2008

Boba Fett (The Empire Strikes Back)

Status: Boba Fett (The Empire Strikes Back) is an all-new figure. Boba Fett's chest symbol is missing. (Editor's Note: The Fett Legacy was rereleased in The Legacy Collection and the missing chest emblem was added.)

Articulation Count: 14 points

Articulation Details: ball-socket head, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 ball-jointed elbows, 2 swivel gauntlets, ball-jointed torso, 2 swivel hips, 2 ball-jointed knees, 2 ball-jointed ankles

Accessory Count: 4

Accessory Details: removable helmet, Mitrinomon Z-6 jetpack, EE-3 sawed-off blaster rifle, blaster pistol

Date Stamp: 2008

30 (77-07) Evolutions
Anakin Skywalker To Darth Vader (See ROTS Anakin Skywalker To Darth Vader)
Clone Trooper To Stormtrooper (See ROTS Clone Trooper To Stormtrooper [Version 2])
Fett Legacy, The

Jedi Legacy, The
Sith, The (See ROTS The Sith)
Sith Legacy, The
Vader's Secret Apprentice

Added: April 22, 2010
Category: 30 (77-07)
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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