ADMIRAL MOTTI with Imperial Blaster
Power of the Force Collection
Item No.: Asst. 84185 No. 84366
Number: n/a (or C9)
Includes: Blaster Pistol, CommTech Chip
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: Spring 2000
Appearances: Star Wars
Bio: The senior Imperial commander in charge of operations on the original Death Star, Admiral Motti often disagreed with the decisions of Darth Vader. His outspokenness almost cost him his life when Vader used the Force to strangle the Admiral into silence. (Taken from the figure's cardback.)
Image: Adam Pawlus' toy shelf.
Commentary: Along with a new Princess Leia, Admiral Motti was part of the final wave of Power of the Force figures released to retail. The figure was good-- Motti was remembered for two things in Star Wars, sitting and being strangled. While the figure can't sit, he can act like he's being strangled with an elbow joint. The figure also has a jointed wrist and the usual compliment of joints, making him (for his day) a pretty spiffy release. The uniform matches other Imperials of his day, and while there's not a lot of detail, he was quite popular on release to the point of being deemed a "rare" figure. The figure has an excellent likeness and six years later, I can safely say it was one of the line's earlier high points.
Collector's Notes: While a lot of fans on eBay are seemingly stuck in 2000 with their opening auction bids, the figure can be had for about $10 or less. He's also being reissued (identical, I think) in an upcoming Death Star Briefing gift set which is exclusive to any outlet that sells products through Previews/Diamond. This figure is more or less worth owning if you have a need for choke victims and Imperials, and odds are you fit one of those two criteria.