has allowed us to grow out our Imperial army for the 6" Black Series
line with this latest online exclusive
figure based on the Admiral Piett
character who was played by actor Kenneth Colley
in Empire Strikes Back
and Return of the Jedi
The figure comes packaged in the same standard red and black box we see with all of Hasbro's Black Series figures and because it is considered an exclusive there is no numbering on it. The accessories for this figure are minimum. You get an imperial blaster made of black plastic which is not something you ever saw the character use in the movies as well as a removable cap.
Despite Hasbro starting to incorporate their photo real technology with these figures I still find some of the figures are hit and miss when it comes to the capturing the actors likeness. This one I am afraid is more miss tha hit. The over all sculpt seems decent but the paint applications, especially when it comes to the eyes are off just enough that it throws the look off. The recent Walgreens exclusive General Veers figure I thought did a much better job with regards to capturing the actors likeness than this one does.
The figure uses the same arms, legs and belt that we have seen used on previous Imperial Officer figures, but surprisingly it looks like Hasbro gave this one a brand new torso section. Besides having the different colored ranking and little pin things that are on the figure's chest, the wrinkles on the outfit are different from Tarkin and Veers as well.
I have to ding the figure a bit for not giving us as good a headsculpt as we have seen on the previous Imperial Officer figures in this line but otherwise I think the figure is pretty solid and worth getting if you are trying to grow out your Imperial forces. You can purchase this figure now at BigBadToyStore.com
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