Medicom RAH Jango Fett
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Here's a guest review of the latest RAH figure from Medicom - Jango Fett!
Mike Chan, who previously did a guest review on the Boba Fett, is back to
check this guy out. Tell us all about it, Mike!
Hello everyone. I’d like
to thank Mike again for giving me another chance to post a review. This time
it’s the RAH 1/6 scale Jango Fett. Now father and son are together in my
display stand. Anyway, to my review:
Jango comes in the same plain black Star Wars boxing as any of the other
Star Wars Medicom figures (Luke, Vader, Boba Fett, etc.) except that it has
“30th Anniversary” label on the box. I personally like the packaging, I
don’t need fancy cover art to increase the price (not that this figure is
cheap for having a plain box) any more than it has to. I like the figure to
speak for itself and this figure does that fairly well. The figure, along
with the accessories, sits in a molded two-part plastic inner package. You
can see the figure once you open the outer “book cover” of the package,
which is held closed by a small Velcro tab.
The sculpting on this is excellent. Unlike Boba Fett, which had a generic
head underneath the helmet, Jango has Temuera Morrison underneath. I’m not
sure how accurate the face looks to Temuera Morrison, but from some stock
pictures, it looks pretty close. Faces are always tough, but I think they
got this one on the money. The helmet is the same as Boba Fett’s, but for
some reason, it looks more in proportion with Jango, than it did with Boba.
The gauntlets, shoulder plates, knee plates, belt, everything is sculpted
accurately and most pieces actually are not reuse of Boba’s parts. The only
pieces that are rehashed are the helmet, back pack, chest plates, and the
knee plates (minus the “needles.”) The two gauntlets, although close in
general look, are different. There are minor sculpting to distinguish Boba’s
from Jango’s. Just like Boba, the only complaint and area of possible
concern is the hand size. They could be seen as on the “small” side as they
are gloved and a man’s hand would probably look bigger with gloves on.
The colors of the figure seem to be AOTC correct. The attention to color
detail on the back pack were pretty good, with not much bleeding of colors
from one to the other. The only area I found that wasn’t too clean was along
the top edge of the visor on the helmet. There was some blue bleed into the
silver. Surprising, the two black lines that run along the diameter of the
helmet are clean. There is a slight “burn” look to the metal plates that
make them actually look metallic. Not just painted silver looking. The belt
and holster are all molded in the brown leather color, so no bleed there. I
believe I gave Jango 1/2 * less than Boba because he’s all clean, and so
there shouldn’t be much to mess up, but there is.
I didn’t strip down Jango either because I was afraid I might not be able to
put everything back correctly. I have put Jango through several poses and I
believe it’s also the RAH301 male “short” body as Boba, although side by
side, Jango is slightly taller. The gauntlet is a full over the forearm
piece, so you can push it back, adjust the hand/wrist to position, and then
slide the gauntlet back down. I haven’t found any poses where the shoulder
pads, gauntlets, knee plates, etc. have obstructed a stance. This is a very
very articulated figure and quite poseable. The hoses that run from the
gauntlets up to rocket pack in Jango are black, as opposed to Boba’s
transparent and they are two per side, as opposed to one per side. I did not
find the extra hose to be intrusive in any way with the posing.
I didn’t think there was too much to the outfit. Blue, silver, some black.
Metal on cloth, very ho hum. It looks to be perfect and all, but I would
have wanted some “wear” although in AOTC, Jango’s “suit” did look quite
pristine. As noted before, the hoses that run from Jango’s gauntlets to his
armor are black and sort of thin. The stitching of the outfit looks almost
“Coach” like and armor looked pretty good with the wash. I think what
suffered here is that waist pockets are molded plastic, and can’t be opened.
I would have like to have them as real cloth and able to open. One area of
concern for me is that bottom edge of the helmet just barely, I mean barely,
go beyond the chin. So, when you pose Jango in wrong angles, you can
actually see his chin and a lot of neck. No wonder he got his head cut off
by Mace, his neck was sticking out like an ostrich.
Two pistols, a helmet, and four hands (two gripping pistol, two relaxed open
hand). I will probably throw in the rocket launcher (doesn’t actually
launch) as an accessory too, although it’s really PART OF the whole uniform.
I would have like to have seen maybe two more hands (a pointing, and perhaps
fists) to give Jango more different looks. Perhaps they could have thrown in
a few Kamino death darts, I don’t know. Just seemed short on accessories.
Fun Factor: ****
There is no question here that this figure is a four star in fun factor. Now
that I have both father and son, they are more fun to pose with. I had been
posing and putting these two guys through good stuff. Although fun for me, I
would not give this to a kid as a toy, to throw around with, I’m sure
something will break with heavy/rough play.
Again, here is where I couldn’t quite figure was he really worth it. I
ordered this from overseas so I got this pretty much once released overseas.
I paid, including shipping ($170). When I first got RAH Luke and RAH Vader,
I thought at the time that both were definitely worth the price, because up
to then, the only really good figure I could remember was the Marmit Boba
Fett. Now with Sideshow producing their own 1/6 scale Star Wars, and at a
price point of about $60, a $150+ figure now doesn’t seem as “worth it” any
more. Is this Jango as good or better than RAH Boba Fett? I’d say as good,
so since I gave Boba a 3 star rating, I’ll give Jango a 3 also.
Things to watch out for -
Can’t really think of anything, except that one of the thruster rockets
on the backpack was off when I picked up Jango. It was easily snapped in,
but I could see this piece falling out on some because it’s pretty much a
ball joint. If you order online like I did, you’re at the mercy of what they
Nice figure again. Color is right, face is right, material is right, but I
just did not enjoy it as much as Boba. Maybe it’s just the whole blue and
grey thing, but Boba looks so much more bad-a*s to me, although he is a
clone of Jango. I wish I could give it that 1/2 * more, like Boba, but I
just could not, based on price and lack of accessories. Had this been $60,
instead of $150, then four stars for sure, if not, a solid 3 1/2.
Packaging - ***
Sculpt - ****
Paint - ***
Articulation - ****
Outfit - ***1/2
Accessories - **1/2
Fun Factor - ****
Value - ***
Overall - ***
from the collection of Mike Chan.