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.
The bounty hunter Jango Fett is a shrewd mercenary mysteriously linked to the growing Separatist army and the unexplained assassination attempts on Senator Amidala. His battle scarred suit of armor and muscular frame are physically imposing, and hidden beneath his sleek, domed helmet lies a coarse, pitted face hardened by a life of dangerous work and ruthless operations. Armed with dual pistols, a jetpack and flamethrower, Jango Fett is a mobile arsenal fully equipped for combat.
Jango Fett (Final Battle) is a bittersweet figure. It may have just as many things going for it and it does going against it. Granted, any action figure with a cool “beheading” feature is typically accepted by Star Wars collectors with great anticipation, but Hasbro made the sculpt in such a way that it makes it very difficult to position him in an upright fashion. Thanks to awkwardly positioned lower legs, Jango Fett (Final Battle) doesn’t have a great center of gravity and it’s only with precariousness that you’ll be able to position him in a cool and screen accurate fashion, but it is indeed possible. The figure itself is a great sculpt, save for some areas of wonkiness and the action features incorporated into the figure actually work well with the action figure. Kids are going to love it at and, at worst, collector are going to like it. With the inclusion of some extra articulation, the figure is saved due to these added points and help create what may be one of the better Jango Fett action figures in the entire Star Wars “Saga” line. Jango Fett was a menace in Attack Of The Clones, but he received the proper recompense for all of his wrongdoings at the hand of Mace Windu: he was beheaded with his lightsaber. The Star Wars “Saga” Jango Fett (Final Battle) action figure brings all of these pieces together and offer collectors the opportunity to recreate his demise at the Battle of Geonosis.
Jango Fett (Final Battle) comes with a rather impressive eleven points of articulation. It’s hard to consider his head a point of articulation, but it is. It is attached to his body via a magnet and swivels 360 degrees. It would have been nice if a human head was included as a removable piece from the helmet (as seen in Episode II), but this works just as is nonetheless. He comes with two swivel shoulders which work well in this instance. It allows him to hold up with two Westar-34 blaster pistols in a straight 90 degree line from his body, just like the film. Hasbro also added a swivel right elbow for some alternate display options as well. The nicest added articulation in the arms however are both of his wrists are swivel. Swivel wrists are a Godsend in many ways when it comes to action figures, and can save most from being useless when it comes to accessories. Now Jango Fett has a little more diversity when it comes to wield his western-inspired weapons. The standard swivel waist and swivel hips are present here too, but the biggest bonus is the inclusion of two ball-jointed knees. It’s clear that Hasbro needs time to master this point of articulation for Jango Fett, but they’re pleasantly surprising as well. They are stiff, but with a little bit of elbow-grease you can make Jango Fett (Final Battle) stand up on his knees beheaded and exactly recreate his death from Attack Of The Clones. How cool is that?
The gimmicky feature included here is not as bad as you may think. He comes with a very long fireball accessory, the one he used to catch Mace Windu’s Jedi robe on fire as he plummeted into the Geonosian arena. It comes with Jango Fett (Final Battle) as a projectile-like accessory. A spring-loaded “shooter” has been subtly added to his left gauntlet and when you pull the tail of the projectile back through his gauntlet, it creates enough pressure to launch it. Yes, it’s a novelty, but Jango Fett (Final Battle) looks pretty amazing if you use this projectile when you display him on the shelf. This action figure “system” has really been well done to create an aesthetically pleasing version of this villain from Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones. We should also mention that Hasbro performed their due diligence and ensured they included the correct jetpack with Jango Fett as well. As we’ve stated earlier, there are a lot of nice points with this action figure. We just wish the angle of his body and the mold of his lower legs were so bizarre that is gave him such an awkward posture. Jango Fett (Final Battle) is a must have for the collection. At best, this is a fun action figure who doesn’t looks half bad if you take the time to pose him as screen specific as possible. At worst, this will absolutely be your “go to” figure for a dead Jango Fett in your dioramas. We kind of like the latter better.
Jango Fett (Final Battle)
Status: Jango Fett (Final Battle) is an all-new figure.
Articulation Count: 11 points
Articulation Details: swivel/removable head (magnetically attached), 2 swivel shoulders, swivel right elbow, 2 swivel wrists, swivel waist, 2 swivel hips, 2 ball-jointed knees
Accessory Count: 4
Accessory Details: jetpack, 2 Westar-34 blaster pistols, flame effect
Date Stamp: 2001
Assortment Number: 84505/84851
Retail: $4.99 USD
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