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HORRIBLE!!!!! New to the forums here. I just picked up the new Jodo kast figure. I was very excited, until I opened him, only to find no articulation. He has the old ATOC action sequence. By pushing the missle on his backpack, his arms move up and down. What a disappointment, as I was really looking forward to this one.

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I'm sorry to hear that. I still want him, however I can't seem to find him anywhere in my area. So, apparently everybody wants him because I can't seem to locate one. I agree that Hasbro should of used the VOTC Boba Fett sculpt. But I believe that I will still end up liking him for the most part.

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Jodo Kast is one of those EU characters that I've wanted for quite some time. I was completely mortified when I first saw that he is just a repaint of the crappy action attack Fett. There are many differences between the two costumes besides just the colors. Jodo should at least have his own belt, and head sculpt.

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I STILL CAN'T FIND ONE. I have been searching everywhere. I know he will probably, eventually show up sooner or later. I knew that this would happen when he came out. I said to myself " I bet that he will be one of those figures that will be next to impossible to find ". Looks like I was right. This is soooooo frustrating.

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  • 2 weeks later...

yeah it is pretty lame they used that figure. i was kinda looking for him while checking stores for other stuff. but today i went to walmart and one was sitting right on front of one of the pegs. i'm sure they will be easy to find after a while. i've found every figure i've looked for multiple times except one; concept solo. and even in that case i got one from a convention for $10

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Just got mine today. Overall it's a keeper, but here's a review anyway:

 

The paint-scheme is kick-ass! The only part I didn't really get is the backpack colors, which I think should've matched the Isabet Reau backpack from EE's Mandalorian set. The colors used looked like more of a match to the animated Boba Fett. Just a minor complaint there, it was just not what I was expecting. It definitely works well. If only the entire mold deserved this level of paint detail.

 

Now to the mold. No surprises in what you're about to hear. This would be at the end of the list as far as molds I would've used for the figure. I have never really liked action features, but it wouldn't have bothered me so much if this figure wasn't so LOOSE. The head and arms both belong on a ragdoll. The arms I can understand, but there's no excuse for why the head is so loose. When I work the action feature, the figure literally pulls a 'Linda Blair' and the head on mine swings almost all the way around. Not liking that at all. From the waist down though, I wouldn't change a thing. That half is almost perfect, but I might've went with the Llats Ward shirt-tail/skirt/kilt/tunic-whatever you choose to call it, as it is a little closer to (but not exactly) comic-accurate. I also didn't like that they just threw in a regular Boba Fett rifle instead of a weapon closer to what he had later in the comic, which was closer to a stormtrooper or clonetrooper blaster or something like the DST rifle rather than Boba Fett's standard piece, but it does make sense that they included it here since he did use one just like it in the first few pages.

 

When I first saw the pics of the Llats Ward figure last year, I instantly thought that the colors looked suspiciously like Jodo Kast. I basically bought the set just for that figure and promptly customized it into a Jodo Kast (as an update to the one I'd made years ago with the SOTE comic pack mold), though I've yet to repaint the figure correctly. Here's how those 3 look compared to each other (I used Dash Rendar figures for the head since I thought it resembled Jodo without his helmet as he appeared in the comic):

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Though I don't think it will happen since this is such a 'niche character', it's nice to think this mold and one of the SA Fett molds might be used later for a comic pack version of Jodo Kast (which is honestly what we should have gotten in the first place). Bottom line: Jodo Kast is like a Cantina Alien; this may be the only version we'll ever get, so it's better than nothing (that's pretty ambiguous, but I think that sums it up pretty concisely) I think the figure is worth getting if you find it on the pegs, whether you're a loose or carded collector, but it just might not be everyone's cup of tea.

 

My score on the 5 point scale:

 

Mold = torso & up - 2.5/5, waist & below - 4.9/5 (close enough without being totally accurate)

Workability = torso & up - 2/5 (the looseness on the head/arms were really dissapointing), waist & below - 5/5

Paint = 4.9/5 (again, only because I wasn't expecting the color-scheme on the backpack. Everything else: dead on)

Accessories = 2/5 (definitely needed a different rifle. A clonetrooper or an old-mold Dengar or 4-LOM short blaster would've sufficed)

 

Just IMOHO

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does Jodo go for much on ebay?

Not too much from what I've noticed (the 'standard' 1-3 bucks over retail to 'double retail' pricerange), but I won't buy anything online at an inflated price if it's currently on the pegs and gas is still (amazingly) cheaper than the postage. I don't really 'hunt' anymore, I just lucked out finding one on a less-then-perfect card while doing regular shopping, which is probably why I managed to get it at all.

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