30th Anniversary Collection Tins
Item No.: Asst. 87154 No. 87221
Number: 2 of 6
Includes: Blasters, backpack, helmet, rocket
Action Feature: Removable helmet, holsters
Availability: Fall 2006
Appearances: Attack of the Clones
Bio: A skilled, dangerous and secretive bounty hunter from the world of Concord Dawn, Jango Fett was hired to serve as the genetic template for the clone army being created on the remote world of Kamino. (Taken from the figure's inner cardback.)
Image: Adam Pawlus' toy shelves.
Commentary: After Hasbro made five unique versions of this character in 2002, every Jango Fett figure since-- including this one-- were reissues, resculpts, or mishmashes of those older figures. This particular version combines the "Kamino Escape" body and head with parts from the limbs from the "Pilot" version. At first, it's one of the best versions of the figure-- it has the most articulation (eight points), no action features, working holsters, a removable helmet, and it's painted quite well. In short, it's the best figure you could probably make from those existing pieces. Unfortunately the removable helmet, which was once very cool, doesn't seem quite as good today-- its rubbery thin plastic is so tight that you have to position it carefully on Jango's head so that you don't see the nose pushing against the visor. As a toy, a removable helmet is a nice play feature, but as part of this 30th Anniversary Collector Tin Set, it might have been nicer to see a new helmet of a thicker plastic, or possibly just a normal, non-removable helmet used. (After all, you can see a bit of neck.) So for today, this may be the best Jango Fett money can buy, but it also serves as a reminder that another, "ultimate" version is still very much in demand.
Collector's Notes: The prequel-based tin packs flooded the market in late 2006, and some markets seem to have sold through most of them in early 2007. It's my understanding this SKU should ship for some time, but it might not be a bad idea to pick up this pack when you see it if you really want one as some stores (like many Wal-Marts) are finished with it. The set also includes a Clone Trooper, Count Dooku, and Anakin Skywalker.
Day 325: March 27, 2007