Piett (Imperial Officer: Executor)
Collection: Militaries Of Star Wars
Number: Item #2191
Edition Size: 1500 (Regular)
Scale: 1:6 Scale Figures
Source: The Empire Strikes Back
Availability: August 2009
License: Sideshow Collectibles
Sideshow has always remained steadfast about developing their Militaries Of Star Wars line with various characters, from human Imperial officers to armored clone troopers. They took a few risks but came out confident as ever to make more for collectors. Some have been hits and some has been mediocre sellers, but they have all been quality figures. Their first attempt at a human Imperial was Commander Praji and the results were more than satisfactory. But they went (more than) a few steps beyond what they did for Praji to make Admiral Piett (Imperial Officer: Executor) much better. Admiral Piett is something to get excited about because he is extremely faithful to the character we saw in The Empire Strikes Back and the approach that was taken to create him has been significantly upgraded from that of Commander Praji. The most obvious reason is because they utilized a much upgraded Prometheus body type for Piett and nixed the Art S. Buck form. This new and improved template for 12” figures provides much more accuracy to the human form. It also has the capability to offer varied height option for figures. As a result, Admiral Piett is on the shorter side, but he form is just incredible and he has a portrait that just completes the entire figure beautifully. And since he debuted in The Empire Strikes Back, he should be quite a popular collectible and many will want to get him into their collections.
You are all familiar with the many earlier Order Of The Jedi figures from Sideshow. While many have amazing likenesses, sometime Sideshow went a little too overboard with the paint applications in the face and giving them what looked to be lipstick and blush on the face. With the release of Admiral Piett, that heavier “make-up” seems to be abandoned in favor of a much more natural look. The final results are very satisfying and we have to say that Admiral Piett is a success in every way. We would of course have liked to see this figure come with tighter joints that stay in place as you pose him, but he apparently is a learning curve for Sideshow and they may need a few releases before this can be perfected. The expression on his face looks like it was ripped right out of Episode V. We know he was a very loyal Imperial officer to Darth Vader, but behind the eyes you could see a man that may have wished he was in another place and time and not under the stressful commanding of the Sith. Sideshow ensured that the uniform was well-fitted and that his cap fits on his head without any issues. Admiral Piett will make you very happy and we think it may just be the most underrated 12” figure ever by Sideshow Collectibles.
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