Name: TIE Fighter Pilot
Collection: The Original Trilogy Collection
Number: OTC #21
Source: A New Hope
Availability: September 2004
TIE fighter pilots are part of the evil Empire's combat forces. These dedicated warriors fly into battle against the heroic Rebels. Completely loyal to the Emperor, they are trained to ignore their personal safety for the sake of their mission. As the Rebel pilots attempt to destroy the Death Star, the TIE pilots battle to save the Empire's deadly weapon.
One figure that‚Äôs always looked really good in any Hasbro line is the TIE Fighter Pilot. Whether we‚Äôre talking about 1996‚Äôs POTF2 version or 2004‚Äôs SW ‚ÄúSaga‚ÄĚ version, Hasbro has always shown the different sculpts justice, but always miss the mark in one way or another that prevent sit from reaching definitive status. Hasbro came much closer with the release of the 2004 version. With a remarkable 10 points of articulation, the Star Wars ‚ÄúSaga‚ÄĚ version was the closest they‚Äôve come to screen accuracy and even proportions. Because the 2004 facet of the Star Wars ‚ÄúSaga‚ÄĚ line was cut short for the preparation of The Original Trilogy Collection, the TIE Fighter Pilot (Battle Of Yavin) (‚Äė04 #18) figure was up for immediate consideration to be carried forward into the new line look. So without pause, Hasbro added him to the collector friendly OTC line and released the figure in upgraded packaging, but the same figure inside. It was a hit with collectors.
The TIE Fighter Pilot came packed on a quasi-inspired vintage Kenner Star Wars card back. The differences in the shape of the bubble and the diorama background are what sets it apart form the classic Kenner figures, but there are enough pieces present to jettison your mind back to the wonderful memories you had as a kid way back when the Original Trilogy was a ‚Äúnew‚ÄĚ thing. Clearly the TIE Fighter Pilot action figure has some room to go before anyone can deem it as definitive. But the figure has a flawless silhouette and can sit in the cockpit of an Imperial TIE Fighter, so is there really much more you want from it? With a great helmet sculpt, a simple accessory and fine details, the TIE Fighter Pilot is a fitting release to serve it‚Äôs purpose as a pilot to a vehicle or a separate standalone action figure. The articulation, while not enhanced, is enough to satisfy the average collector.
Status: TIE Fighter Pilot is a straight repack of 2004's SW TIE Fighter Pilot (Battle Of Yavin) ('04 #14) figure. The differences between the two figures are negligible.
Articulation Count: 10
Articulation Details: swivel head (inhibited movement), 2 swivel shoulders, swivel right elbow, 2 swivel gloves, 2 swivel hips, 2 ball-jointed knees
Accessory Count: 1
Accessory Details: blaster
Date Stamp: 2004
Assortment Number: 85371/84715
Retail: $4.99 USD
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