I think this was released sometime in late '08 or early '09.....not really sure of the exact release date. All I know is that I've been eyeing this set since I first saw them on rebelscum.com. But even till now, the standard price for one of these 'Evolution' pack is way too much IMHO. Nevertheless, I've really wanted this set since the articulation points on previous Jangos and Bobas were practically abysmal! So, when I saw this over at my local TRU the other day....half-priced at that....(at approx USD13)......I knew I had to get it before it disappears. As expected, the Fett legacy set was the fastest to go as there were only 2 left when I was there....as opposed to the abundance of the other Evolution sets (e.g. both the rebel pilots sets & the Amidala set).
A brief bio on these guys...
Here they are, fresh out of the box....from left to right: Mandalore the Indomitable, Jango Fett & Boba Fett.
First up, Mandalore the Indomitable....a Mandalorian warlord who existed approximately 4000 years before the Battle of Yavin. I didn't know much about this guy here, but his excellent action figure prompted me to dig more on his history. You can read it here for more stuffs on him.
I was really hyped up in getting a super-articulated Jango Fett as the two that I have virtually has not much articulation points.
Finally, we have Boba Fett to complete the gang. Technically the last of the Mandalorians, Boba worked his way up the bounty hunters' guild and began making his name by becoming one of the most feared bounty hunter in the galaxy. Most importantly, he's supposed to look like Jango, mainly because he IS Jango. Well, to a certain extent that is. A perfect clone of Jango is more like it. Enough of the history lesson and let's get on with the figure. Right, while the last Boba I purchased was Hasbro's limited edition 300th figure (pictured below with Hasbro's 500th figure), that one has very limited poseability eventhough the packaging was superb to say the least: