Jango Fett's Slave 1
Review by Shogundan
Jango Fett is known throughout the galaxy as a relentless bounty hunter who doesn't stop until his prey is captured or killed. His ship, Slave 1, is just as dangerous and deadly as its owner, with an arsenal of weapons from which no prey has ever escaped.
This highly modified Firespray-class patrol and attack ship was originally used in law enforcement, but Jango rebuilt it with hidden weapons compartment, sensor masking and tracking systems, and powerful shield generators - all the necessities for the most dedicated and brutal bounty hunter ever known (lets not forget his son, Boba Fett).
When chasing Obi-Wan Kenobi, Jango Fett makes full use of his technology and weapons - firing laser cannons, dropping sonic charges and firing missiles - in an attempt to destroy his prey and his pursuer.
Today I'll be reviewing Hasbro's 2002 Attack Of The Clones Jango Fett's Slave 1. The box is very retro as you can see in the photo below. Picture the blue area's in black and you'll feel like its the late seventies all over again.
Getting Slave 1 out of the box and assembling is very easy. Its just a matter of attaching the 2 wing arms, foils, cockpit canopy and its ready for play. The plastic construction is extremely sturdy and it doesn't have parts that fall off when you look at it like the original.
The first 5 pictures give you a quick walk around the ship. Notice the great detail of the paint and weathering. Also, you may be able to tell that this is an entirely different mold than its Kenner predecessor.
The next picture shows the front of the ship where you can pull down a cover to reveal a retractable rotating Gatling style missile launcher.
Another feature shown below is the sonic charge release hold (sonic charges not shown).
Both of the above features are activated using switches located on the highly detailed back side of Slave 1. The yellow button drops the sonic charges and the small wheel button rotates, firing off the missiles in clockwise pattern. Note the clips for storing the 4 extra included missiles.
The cockpit hatch swings open allowing easy access for up to three figures. Now you can fit Jango, young Boba, and a prisoner of your choice with ease.
The last photo gives you a good side view of the detailed wing arms and foils.
Overall this ship blows away the original in every aspect..... It's sturdier, better detailed and has more gimmicks. If you want a great Slave 1 then this is the ONE to get, no pun intended. This new mold can also be found in Boba Fett's colors. You can acquire either of these must have Star Wars vehicles for a very reasonable price on Ebay.
|Posted 30 November, 2008 - 10:45 by Shogundan|