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Jango Fett - TVC - Basic (VC34)

Name: Jango Fett
Collection: The Vintage Collection
Number: VC34
Source: Attack Of The Clones
Availability: February 2011*
License: Hasbro

* Wave 4 of The Vintage Collection was available through online retailers in January 2011

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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.

Hasbro has certainly made the most of this Jango Fett sculpt. First released in 2008’s TAC The Fett Legacy Evolutions set, Jango Fett has made return appearances as 2009’s TLC Jango Fett (BD 51), 2009’s LC Jango Fett (BD15), and was also included in the 2009 LC Coleman Trebor/Jango Fett Geonosis Arena Showdown (1 of 6) TARGET exclusive two-pack (where he received the most purple color ever in his history). And it now looks like that Hasbro has a new version of the figure to use to incorporate into future multipacks or exclusives. In our opinion, while it’s exciting to get an awesome bounty hunter with so many accessories, the thing that gets us most excited is the new head sculpt (or the new approach taken with the old head sculpt). Jango Fett looks reborn and refreshed and a great head sculpt can really make or break an action figure. Just take some time to compare the older version of Jango Fett in the links above and see what we mean. This figure has eveolved to a whole new and incredibly impressive level. And with all of the great figures in the Attack Of The Clones wave of The Vintage Collection, Jango quickly rises to the top of our list as one of the best from the wave and we personally are surprised that a refreshed figure has inspired us to feel this way. And it’s all because Hasbro took some time to perfect some of the small issues that were previously included with the older figures. Jango Fett (VC34) is a figure to really get happy for because the much needed tweaks have been executed flawlessly. We recommend getting past the color of his outfit if it bothers you. It’s not inaccurate and besides, he wears the color well.

Collector Notes

Jango Fett

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

UPC: 653569545955

Retail: $8.99 USD

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Jango Fett

The Vintage Collection Wave 4
Kit Fisto (VC29)
Zam Wesell (VC30)
Obi-Wan Kenobi (VC31)
Anakin Skywalker (Peasant Disguise) (VC32)
Padmé Amidala (Peasant Disguise) (VC33)
Jango Fett (VC34)
Mace Windu (VC35)
Senate Guard (VC36)
Super Battle Droid (VC37)

Added: February 25, 2011
Category: Vintage Collection, The
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
Score:
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