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Jango Fett (Slave I Pilot) - SW [S - P1] - Basic (’02 #47)

Collection: Star Wars [Saga - Phase I]

Number: ‘02 #47

Availability: September 2002

License: Hasbro

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Jango Fett (Slave I Pilot)

General Analysis

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

The bounty hunter Jango Fett is a shrewd mercenary mysteriously linked to the growing Separatist army and the unexplained assassination attempts on Senator Amidala. Armed with dual pistols and a jet backpack, he is always prepared for dangerous confrontations. Jango is equally as dangerous in space as he pilots his modified starship, Slave I, to capture or destroy anything that gets in the way.

A new Star Wars film with a new villain typically translates into multiple action figure versions of that villainous character. That’s what happened to Jango Fett from Attack Of The Clones in the Star Wars “Saga” line. The character was a Sneak Preview figure at the tail end of the Power Of The Jedi line in early 2002. However, Hasbro produced no less than three unique versions and released them between 2002 and 2004 in the Star Wars “Saga” line. They also re-released some of the most popular Jango Fett action figures frequently in the line to keep them at retail. However, near the end of 2002, we got the third and final unique sculpt of the character, and frankly, it was one Star Wars fans had hoped to receive much earlier than they did. Jango Fett (Slave I Pilot) gives us the version of the bounty hunter with the helmet off and the headset on to guide the Slave I deep into the reaches of space to escape Obi-Wan Kenobi on Kamino. It’s a different look for the freelance bounty hunter and, frankly, necessary for the toy line. After all, collectors had to wait months after Hasbro got Jango Fett’s Slave I to retail before they could accurately pilot it, so collectors welcomed the overdue figure regardless. The figure itself may not meet every collector’s expectations. An action feature ruins the figure’s aesthetics, but the head sculpt is fantastic, and that’s all you need to see piloting the vehicle anyway.

Jango Fett (Slave I Pilot) is an all-new figure, and this approach is a bit of a surprise for us. Hasbro developed a few unique bodies for Jango Fett already, so developing an all-new sculpt, while appreciated, may not have been completely necessary. Jango Fett (Slave I Pilot) comes with an action feature. When you push down on the rocket on the jetpack, the figure’s arms go up in a “quick draw” fashion. Jango also comes with two Westar-34 blaster pistols (the only accessories, interestingly enough), and Hasbro graciously sculpted functioning holsters for them when they’re not in use. These “storage compartments” are excellent additions to this action figure. Aside from the pronounced (and loose) swivel shoulders, Jango Fett (Slave I Pilot) also comes with swivel biceps, a swivel waist, and swivel hips. It’s not the best array of movement, but it is enough to make the figure a viable pilot for the Slave I vehicle. His posture is pretty basic. You can’t sense any attitude by the figure’s stature alone. Simple works best here. After all, you’ll want an erectly standing body type to easily fit into a tiny cockpit space for ease of flying the vehicle, so no complaints there either. Hasbro developed this action figure for only one purpose, and the figure serves that purpose very well.

We think the greatest accomplishment of Jango Fett (Slave I Pilot) is the head sculpt. We had expected Hasbro to sculpt a removable headset for the action figure, but it’s become a permanent part of the all-new head sculpt. We’re pleased to report that this was the best way to handle that. Jango has an ultimately perfectly scaled head sculpt, even with the headset on, and there isn’t any bulkiness that might have arisen from a separate accessory. The expression on the face is what we’ll proudly deem as flawless. With the perfect poker face, this expression shows that few things concern Jango Fett and that he’ll accomplish any mission necessary to reach his goals. You may not want another Jango Fett action figure with an action feature, but this is the only version in the Star Wars “Saga” line that has the character properly configured to pilot the Slave I. And since we got Jango Fett’s Slave I in the Star Wars “Saga” line, too, you’ll probably want to ensure you have the appropriate character to go inside of it. Jango Fett (Slave I Pilot) may not be an ideal action figure, but it should do well at retail, and we bet there will be plenty of collectors and kids who will want it to complete the Slave I look. And again, we are in love with the portrait on this figure. We wish Hasbro would have made it interchangeable with the other sculpts.

Collector Notes

Jango Fett (Slave I Pilot)

Status: Jango Fett (Slave I Pilot) is an all-new figure.

Articulation Count: 8 points (8 areas of articulation)

Articulation Details: swivel head (1), swivel left shoulder (1), swivel right shoulder (1), swivel left bicep (1), swivel right bicep (1), swivel waist (1), swivel left hip (1), swivel right hip (1)

Accessory Count: 2

Accessory Details: 2 Westar-34 blaster pistols

Date Stamp: 2001

Collection: 1

Assortment Number: 84909/84851

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Retail: $4.99 USD

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Added: January 9, 2014
Category: Star Wars [Saga - Phase I]
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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