Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Medicom RAH Star Wars Jango Fett 2nd Jet Pack Version

Boba Fett (see previous post) was created by Kaminoans as an unaltered clone, at the request of his "father," Jango Fett, before the start of the Clone Wars. He was intended to be both Jango's heir and "Jaster's legacy."

Jango Fett was the original. He was a renowned human Mandalorian bounty hunter, assassin and mercenary. Jango also served as the genetic template for the clones that would form the bulk of the Grand Army of the Republic during the Clone Wars.

Having previewed Medicom's soon to be released RAH Star Wars Boba Fett ROTJ (Return of the Jedi) version, now let's take a look at the upcoming Medicom RAH (Real Action Heroes) Star Wars 1:6 scale Jango Fett 2nd Jet Pack version.

This Medicom Toys 1:6 scale RAH Star Wars Jango Fett 2nd Jetpack version is the SECOND Jango Fett figure to be released (You can view Medicom Jango Fett version ONE pictures HERE). Jango Fett is just too clean, so unlike the used universe of George Lucas we were used to seeing. That is why Boba Fett is still cooler IMHO although Jango is very much the Father of Boba Fett and the entire Clone Army.

Fett wore Mandalorian armor in the "shocktrooper" style common during his time, although instead of the more traditional beskar plating, he utilized the less resilient and less expensive durasteel alloy for his armor.

He had two jetpacks: the Merr-Sonn JT-12 jetpack and the other was a Z-6 jetpack manufactured by Mitrinomon Transports. The JT-12 (featured here) was a compact jetpack featuring a warhead missile launcher. This model was similar to the more heavily-armored Mitrinomon Z-6 jetpack (issued with the first released Medicom Jango Fett figure). The Mitrinomon Z-6 was a more common model of jetpack used by the Mandalorians. Many Mandalorians used this type of jetpack, including Jango Fett and Boba Fett. The jetpack included a targeting computer, flight gyros, and a missile/grapple launcher. Both models were favored by the elder Fett.

Jango Fett was armed with Westar-34 twin Dallorian blasters, BlasTech Dur-24 wrist laser, Czerka ZX miniature flame projector, and an intergrated Velocity-7 dart shooter with Kamino saberdarts, among other kinds. Fett's left gauntlet also had a Kelvarex Consolidated Arms MM9 mini concussion rocket, which utilized computer target tracking. Fett used Type-12A anti-personnel rockets, Type-12B gas capsules, and Merr-Sonn 1126 rockets. He also carried a field security overloader, sonic beam weapon, wristband blades, wrist mounted grappling hook, boot spikes, and electromagnetic devices in his gloves, enabling him to attract his guns from a short distance. [source: wookieepedia]

A closer look at the Medicom 1:6 scale Merr-Sonn JT-12 jetpack.

Oddly enough, both Jango and Boba were thwarted by their jetpacks: while fighting Obi-Wan Kenobi on Kamino, Fett's jetpack detached itself and flew out of control, exploding against a column. Also during Fett's final battle, it was the malfunction of his jetpack that ultimately resulted in his death. Likewise, while battling Luke Skywalker over the Pit of Carkoon, Boba's jetpack was accidentally activated by Han Solo, launching him into the side of Jabba's sail barge and into the sarlacc.

Comparison pictures of Medicom FIRST release Jango Fett and Hasbro's version.

Wonder why there are no head shots of Jango Fett? The first version has a removable helmet and revealed the head sculpt of New Zealand actor Temuera Morrison who was cast as Jango Fett. Although we have never seen Boba Fett without his helmet, it's quite safe to say he would look just like his father Jango, since he is cloned from Jango's DNA.


Slick said...

This is amazing , just wish they weren't shorter than other 1/6 models. or have Medicom solved this height problem...heheh

alex teo said...

doubt it :( medicom has been consistently BAD with their 6th scale figures (it should be 1:7 scale SIGH). much prefer their first Jango Fett as there was some weathering there. This one looks too clean IMHO