Monday, December 1, 2008

Figure of the Day: Day 904: Jango Fett

JANGO FETT The Fett Legacy
30th Anniversary Collection Evolutions
Item No.:
Asst. 87480 No. 87563
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Number: n/a
Includes: Jetpack, blasters, helmet, headset, two more figures
Action Feature: Working holsters, removable helmet
Retail: $19.99
Availability: 2008
Appearances: Attack of the Clones

Bio: The Mandalorians are proud people whose lives are based on war. For thousands of years, these skilled fighters have crisscrossed the galaxy on crusades of conquest. They are feared and respected for their unparalleled battle skills and have left a blazing mark upon history. Mandalore the Indomitable is a legendary leader from long ago; Jango Fett "fathers" the clone trooper army; and his "son" Boba Fett uses his Mandalorian skill to become the greatest bounty hunter in the galaxy. (Taken from the figure's cardback.)

Image: Adam Pawlus' comic shelf.

Commentary: Initially pitched as the perfect Jango Fett, fans were delivered a figure that kind of, sort of delivered. The two main flaws were the helmet-- which was a little misshapen-- and the holsters, which hang strangely. It would have been nice to have some sort of ring go around the shins, but that was left out. On the bright side, the figure is super articulated, can stand, can sit, and is basically painted up properly. There's some debate if the purple/blue suit is correct, but it seems to be at the very least good enough. It's one of those issues that seems to be up to some debate, as the coloring seems pretty close to Gentle Giant's minibust. Perhaps Hasbro has been doing it wrong for all the other Jango figures, or perhaps this one is wrong. Having never seen the costume in person, I can't say for sure. This is good as a Jango Fett figure can get right now, so pick one up and don't worry-- it's going to be a while before Hasbro tries to outdo themselves on this one.

Collector's Notes: This figure was available twice so far. There's 30th Anniversary packaging, and also Legacy Collection packaging. The Jango figure is essentially unchanged but there were some alterations made to Boba Fett. This mold was later reused to make Fenn Shysa.

Day 904: December 1, 2008

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