Toy Review: Galactic Heroes – Obi-Wan Kenobi & Jango Fett

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The Saga continues as I explore the terrifying world of Galactic Heroes. After being strong for several years and refusing to buy any of the toys, no matter how cool they looked, I ended up taking the plunge. I first dipped my toes into the water with Darth Vader and the Emperor, and then bit the bullet on Boba Fett. I’ve now gone and done a canon ball into the deep end and have picked up Boba Fett’s dad.

Before getting to Jango Fett, let’s look at his pack-mate: Middle age Obi-Wan Kenobi. Based off his look during the Attack of the Clones, Obi-Wan is sporting long hair and some facial hair. First thing to notice though is how absurd the facial hair actually looks. It’s supposed to be a beard and mustache, but it looks more like what that weird kid in your geometry class grew on his face back in high school.

Kenobi is in some standard Jedi attire, tan tunic, white leggings with a brown belt and boots. Nothing terribly exciting, and when combined with the fact that his pose is the exact same as many of the other Jedi figures, he doesn’t look unique at all. Aside from the paint on his beard, his paint is well done. His lightsaber is painted blue instead of being cast in translucent plastic. His articulation is standard for the Jedi: both his wrists rotate. That’s it. Would it kill Hasbro to release a figure that could move his arms?

The other figure in the pack is the father of Boba Fett – Jango Fett! He’s basically Boba but in a blue color scheme. At first glance, Jango looks good. His silver armor with blue and brown details makes him look like a grown up version of Boba Fett. Wielding dual pistols, Jango looks like he’s ready for a fight and as long as his opponent doesn’t get directly in front of him, he’ll be fine.

Jango Fett is completely devoid of articulation. No waist, no neck or even arm movement is on this figure. He just stands there with giant jetpack on. It’s a shame, because the sculpt on the figure is absolutely fantastic. The metal plates are smooth, while the cloth parts are slightly wrinkled. His gauntlets look good with little detailing for a flamethrower and missile launcher. Even most of his paint looks great with the exception of the blue used on his visor and jetpack, it came partially chipped away.

The more packs of Galactic Heroes I open, the more disappointed I keep becoming. The figures feel very under articulated that really hurts both their displayability and playability. If Jango Fett was like his son, he’d be an excellent figure but being completely immobile makes me disappointed. As for Obi-Wan, I wasn’t terribly interested in his character in the first place and the figure is just as exciting as all the other Jedi figures I’ve gotten: not at all.

Written by jestergoblin

March 31st, 2010 at 12:02 am

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