Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Figure of the Day: Day 1,250: Jango Fett

JANGO FETT & Coleman Trebor
The Legacy Collection Target Exclusive Geonosis Arena
Item No.:
Asst. 91751 No. 91753
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Number: #1 of 6
Includes: Pistols, helmet, backpack, companion Jedi
Action Feature: n/a
Retail: $12.99
Availability: October 2009
Appearances: Attack of the Clones

Bio: The Jedi Knights rush to Geonosis to rescue Obi-Wan, Anakin, and Padmé from execution. The Jedi brandish their lightsabers against the Geonosian warriors and the massive army of battle droids, super battle droids, and droidekas. All hope seems lost that any Jedi will survive this battle, then Yoda arrives with an army of clone troopers. Although many Jedi are lost that day, others survive this climactic battle that ushers in the Clone Wars. (Taken from the figure's packaging.)

Image: Adam Pawlus' Arena playset.

Commentary: The best Jango Fett mold so far is seeing plenty of use since its 2008 debut, although fans have commented that the coloring seems a little off. For some reason, Hasbro made this release even more purple, which may (or may not) be truly more authentic. Because of the unique coloring this figure falls under that "just different enough to make you mad" category which will probably appeal to variation hunters. Unfortunately the helmet wasn't tweaked to be more authentic to the film, but hey, it's an exclusive-- these things typically aren't perfect. WIth 14 points of articulation, it's basically the Evolutions figure from 2008 minus the head communicator accessory. File this one under "good enough," but odds are you can get a deal on him in any of several gift sets if you aren't too picky as to the coloring or the companion figures.

Collector's Notes: This line had a slow roll-out and was eventually marked down to about $7 per pack. At press time it largely is still not on clearance, but rather, that obscenely low $6.99. I would suggest you go out and buy this one simply to get the rockin' Coleman Trebor figure packed with Jango.

--Adam Pawlus

Day 1,250: March 30, 2010


Unknown said...

Just wanted to note that the "price" of 6.99 is specific to certain targets. The targets here (Columbus, OH) never marked it down, but if you scanned the sets they came to 6.99. However, I saw a target here just got a fresh case of these on the shelf - and scanning them yielded a 12.99 price point still in effect. Just a buyer beware.

Campbell said...

Yeah, Targets in Orlando have had these sets at $12.99 since January. Up from the $6.99 they came up as for months before.