JANGO FETT Kamino Showdown
Saga Deluxe/Ultra Figures
Item No.: Asst. 84950 No. 84859
Includes: Pillar, blasters, backpack, firing rocket
Action Feature: Magnets in arms cling to metal pillar
Appearances: Attack of the Clones
Bio: While trying to escape to his waiting ship, Slave I, Jango fights off the persistent Obi-Wan Kenobi on the Kamino landing platform. The tough and resilient bounty hunter uses his jet backpack to take flight and attack hs enemy from the air. (Taken from the figure's Saga cardback.)
Image: Adam Pawlus' toy shelves.
Commentary: This Jango Fett figure is based off of a 2003 sculpt, but with some changes. The forearms have been retooled heavily, now featuring magnets in them so the figure can "fly" and grasp the included piece of Kamino scenery (pictured). The claw on the gauntlet has been removed, and the helmet is glued down-- other than that, it's pretty much the same as the 2002 release. It has working holsters, a great sculpt, a firing backpack, and the best thing: the "flight" feature actually works well.
How it works is simple: you put Jango on this launching pad. You push a button. He flies up and grapples the telescoping tower. Repeat as desired. It's a lot of fun and I think kids would like it. Unlike other jumping/flight features, it seems to work fairly easily once you figure it out, which doesn't take too long. The display base also connects to one included with Obi-Wan Kenobi (Kamino Showdown), so it's in your best interests to buy both for awesome scene fun time.
Collector's Notes: This figure was issued in 2003 in limited numbers, but was repackaged in the "Ultra" assortment in 2004. Both versions were parts of the ends of their respective lines, and were somewhat difficult to get. The products are identical. Also, the head under the helmet is unpainted, and the helmet is glued down.