Collection: Legacy Collection
Source: Revenge Of The Sith
Availability: November 2009
Jeremoch Colton is the pilot of Senator Bail Organa’s ship, the Tantive IV. As Colton is flying the vessel into Coruscant, he receives a message from Chancellor Palpatine’s office, which he plays for Organa and his passengers Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi.
We were initially somewhat eager to get Jeremoch Colton as an action figure for a couple of reasons. For starters, the spirit behind his inclusion in Episode III was a fine example of homage paying at its best. It was nice to see the face behind Boba Fett (that didn’t look like Temura Morrison) and to an actor that immortalized the silhouette and silent attitude of most popular bounty hunter of our lifetime. No doubt made as a tribute to Boba Fett fans, rather than the much smaller fan base of Jeremoch Colton zealots – that was a joke, Jeremoch Colton is really nothing more than simply the face of the man who played Boba Fett, Jeremy Bulloch. And not that there was any intended link in Episode III, but the Mr. Bulloch’s face definitely deserved some screen time in the final film! It is also important to note that we rarely get figures who served in the good of the Republic, even though this was out of “character” for Jeremy Bulloch. Despite this rich history behind Jeremoch Colton, the final product didn’t deliver the way we had hoped. And we can actually pinpoint with ease on what makes this action figure immediately inferior. It is a character that we should have liked a lot better than we did. Unfortunately it isn’t an example of a fine action figure and we believe he could have been significantly better if one change was made. While we are fond of characters that basically serve as a cameo in the Star Wars films, we think this figure could have taken a much better approach to get made. (Fans and collectors should note that Jeremoch Colton was not the first time Jeremy Bulloch showed his face on screen, he had a cameo role in The Empire Strikes Back as an Imperial officer too. But this is the first time an action figure has been made showing his likeness).
While the figure has a fairly good likeness of the actor, we are more disappointed by the recycled parts used to make him. Hasbro went back too deeply (in our opinion) into their tooling archives and dusted of the 2005 ROTS Bail Organa (III 15) figure to utilize the legs. This is a bit frustrating as we would have rather seen Hasbro use the 2008 TLC Bail Organa (BD 26) figure because those legs were sculpted better and had more articulation and a significantly improved stance. Also, you are all aware how tall Bail Organa is in comparison to most other male Star Wars characters. Well, when you size Jeremoch Colton up against any random and recently released Boba Fett figure, you are going to be saddened that he is much taller than them. Don’t get us wrong, the costume looks pretty good and his headset fits well. And the sum of the figure works for the most part, but like we mentioned earlier, he could have easily been improved if Hasbro utilized some different parts. We don’t recall the 2005 ROTS Bail Organa (III 15) having this “one leg longer than the other” issue, but Jeremoch Colton suffers terribly by this and it is such a shame. While he is clearly a pilot that will be sitting, we find it unfortunate that he will have trouble standing. Although the knees are ball-jointed, there is not really a pose that can be attained that will aid in his shorter leg gaining the height needed to pose him straight and upright. Once again, this is very discouraging to us. If he had the 2008 TLC Bail Organa (BD 26) legs, there would have been a lot more options to work with for the figure’s betterment.
Status: Jeremoch Colton is essentially an all-new figure, but utilizes the legs from 2005's ROTS Bail Organa (III 15) figure. The figure is technically a kit-bashed release.
Articulation Count: 18 points (12 areas of articulation)
Articulation Details: ball-socket head (1), ball-jointed left shoulder (2), ball-jointed right shoulder (2), ball-jointed left elbow (2), ball-jointed right elbow (2), swivel left wrist (1), swivel right wrist (1), swivel waist (1), swivel left hip (1), swivel right hip (1), ball-jointed left knee (2), ball-jointed right knee (2)
Accessory Count: 2
Accessory Details: removable head gear, blaster
Original Droid Factory/Build A Droid Part: YVH-1 right arm
Date Stamp: 2004
Assortment Number: 92144/87535
Retail: $7.99 USD
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Legacy Collection Wave 4 (Wave 11)
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