Packaging - ***
This packaging is very similar to the 100th Edition Luke, with a small
gatefold at the bottom of the front of the box. There are excellent
graphics, and even some instructions on assembly.
The box is certainly not
collector friendly, since you'll have to tear the interior insert off of
the back cardboard insert. Also, I counted no less than 24 twisty
ties - yes, 24! That's a new world record.
Sculpting - ****
Wow! Is this a Hasbro figure? This really does look like Jango
Fett, with great detail on the sculpting. I've got to say I'm quite
The head is a soft, hollow
plastic, and they've done an excellent job. The scars and pock marks
could have been a little more obvious, but overall it's one of Hasbro's
The head looks a little big
on the nekkid body, but that's not an issue. Once you get all the
armor on, the head looks far more appropriately sized.
Paint - ***1/2
The paint ops are nice, both on the various pieces of armor, and on the
Jango head. The eyes look great, the shading on the face is nicely
done, and the weathering of the armor actually works.
Articulation - **
This body is better than the 'clicky' bodies used on previous 12"
Star Wars figures, but still not up to the market expectation. He
has a nice ball jointed neck, and all the joints were very tight, ensuring
that he stood well in the few poses he can take.
However, once they switch to
the SA Joe body, which they are supposed to start using with Count Dooku,
they will finally be at the level necessary to compete.
Accessories - ***1/2
After the head sculpt, the next best thing about this figure is the
great variety and quality of the accessories.
I'm separating out the
various pieces of armor as the uniform, and I'll discuss those
separately. But Jango comes with plenty of other items - two jet
packs, two matching chromed blasters, belt with holsters (and cod piece),
a removable poisonous saberdart, fibercord whip (string), extra set of
open hands, and removable 'claws' on each right arm.
All the accessories are
excellent, with great detail and quality. I had only one major gripe
with them - the tie downs on the holsters are very poorly designed.
It's very difficult to keep them attached, and they come loose very
In particular, the backpack
with the firing rocket looks great. It doesn't fire worth a damn -
the spring is barely strong enough to push the rocket out of the backpack
- but it sure looks good.
One other point to note: the
extra set of hands has 'bendy' figures, and will hold some basic
poses. You aren't going to get them into a tight enough fist to hold
a gun, but you aren't stuck with that splayed out look that you see in the
Uniform - **1/2
When I saw this figure in the box, I was really wowed. I mean, could
this possibly be Hasbro? It looked like the best 12" Star Wars
figure they had ever produced.
And then I started to put the
uniform together. Once again, Hasbro didn't let me down. And I
don't mean that in a good way.
Okay, there are good parts of
the uniform. Both sets of hands/gauntlets are great, and the hands
pop on and off easily, but tightly. They added material to the arms
of the jumpsuit to allow you to slip the ends of the wires running from
the gauntlets up inside, and they really do look terrific.
The helmet is also very well
done. It fits nicely, and the range finder works as you'd
expect. The jumpsuit itself is fine, with good stitching and decent
The nicest piece of the
outfit is the chest piece. It fits extremely well, and looks
amazing. Unfortunately, the connectors used to hold it under both
arms are likely to rip eventually, so I wouldn't suggest taking it on and
off too often. But it looks like something you'd expect on a Marmit.
Okay, now for the bad
parts. It's only one minor problem, but it looks awful. The
leg armor - it doesn't fit properly at all.
All three leg pieces - knee
covers, thigh armor and calf armor - are held on with velcro. That
works alright with the knee pads, because they wrap around the back of the
leg, holding them tighter than just the velcro does.
But the shins and thigh armor
hangs very loosely on the jumpsuit. Add to that the fact that the
shin pads are very small, too small to fit over the tops of the boots, and
you have a figure that looks great from the waist up.
I suppose I can boil the shin
guards and get them to sort of fit, but out of the box they look