Name: Jango Fett
Collection: The Vintage Collection
Source: Attack Of The Clones
Availability: February 2011*
* Wave 4 of The Vintage Collection was available through online retailers in January 2011
He's just a simple man trying to make his way in the universe. As an action figure, he's an ornate action figure success, and one that's finally made [almost] perfect thanks to the wonderful artisans at Hasbro. Can Hasbro really improve upon what they’ve already done to The Fett Legacy Evolutions Jango Fett figure? Well, if you’re talking about this figure, a cherished release in The Vintage Collection, we’d have to say unequivocally “yes.” A figure that must remain a staple in any given basic figure line, Jango Fett has literally and figuratively gone through his share of evolutions and as a result may be one of the most frequently released action figures of all time. Right from the start we need to advise you not to pass on this incarnation of Jango Fett. It is easily the best to date. Between the enhancements to the exact shades of color used on the figure all the way to the many, many accessories he comes with, Hasbro waited for the right time to release the most deluxe version of him in the basic figure line. One particular upgrade that we are tickled by is that Hasbro decided to cast his head in the flesh colored plastic and painted the hair black on top of it. (This is reason enough to be considered a new head for this figure as far as we're concerned.) If you recall, every single previous version that utilized this sculpt has had the face painted flesh tone and the final results is that Jango looked “fake” and more like a porcelain doll than a notorious bounty hunter. Some collectors may be put off by the “purplish” color of his uniform. We may be in the minority with this opinion, but we do think that the color of Jango’s jumpsuit is violet (somewhere within the range of blue and purple). But just like some other color discrepancies in the Star Wars universe, collectors may never be able to find common ground with issue.
His outfit is really scene specific to his confrontation with Obi-Wan Kenobi on Kamino (the poncho makes this clear). And since he comes with the “rocket-firing” jetpack, Jango can also be scene-specific to one of the earlier scenes in Attack Of The Clones when he interacts with Zam Wesell. We didn’t see the front of him too clearly here, but we did see the jetpack. The great news is that this is one loaded action figure. We are thoroughly impressed. This is truly the closest we’ve come to Hasbro creating a definitive or “ultimate” version of him. As a character with so many “toys,” it’s hard to include all the bells and whistles in one release. But we think Hasbro did a fine job in getting most of the important ones in with this release. Included with the figure this time around is an all-new poncho (that’s made from a softer and more plush material instead of the vinyl one that was included with 2007’s TAC Jango Fett (No. 57) figure (and the new poncho also has pleats to fit the figure better), removable helmet, pilot headset, his two signature Westar-34 blaster pistols and a removable rocket with protruding flames. There is no launching mechanism in the jetpack, but the way it was painted makes it a very effective and believable "projectile." Hasbro did include new forearms with the figure. They contain the blades that preventing him from slipped all the way down the decline when he battled with Obi-Wan Kenobi. We think the “blades” are a little bit too chunky, but they look fine and it’s neat to get this feature included on such a super-articulated iteration of Jango Fett. Some other details include new holster straps painted at the knees (which wrap around the legs) for closer authenticity to the film. And the silver chest plate armor just looks crisper and more metallic than previous version as well.
Status: Jango Fett is a retool and repaint of the Jango Fett figure from 2008's TAC The Fett Legacy Evolutions set. This time he comes with new forearms and multiple new accessories.
Articulation Count: 14 points
Articulation Details: ball-socket head, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 ball-jointed elbows, 2 swivel wrists, ball-jointed waist, 2 swivel hips, 2 ball-jointed knees, 2 ball-jointed ankles
Accessory Count: 7
Accessory Details: soft-goods poncho (tailored), removable helmet, 2 Westar-34 blaster pistols, pilot headset, jetpack, removable rocket
Date Stamp: 2008
Assortment Number: 24993/97568
Retail: $8.99 USD
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