The Force Awakens The Black Series 6-Inch Figure Shared Exclusive
Item No.: No. E2813
Includes: Hat, blaster
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: August 2018
Appearances: The Empire Strikes Back
Bio: An ambitious Imperial officer, Piett rose through the ranks to captain and was assigned to the Super Star Destroyer Executor, Darth Vader's flagship. When Vader strangled Admiral Ozzel, Piett was granted a battlefield promotion to admiral - and given a grisly warning of the penalty for failure. (Taken from the figure's packaging.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
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The 6-inch figure is on par with previous efforts - you get a stiff jacket, so sitting isn't much of an option. The figure has a good range of articulation, much of which is nicely stowed in the seams. Bend-and-swivel wrists allow you to give him a weapon, which he doesn't use, which is kind of a shame as it's new tooling and I'd just as soon have a slug figure of a Mouse Droid or some other armament for another figure in my collection. (Or, heaven forbid, a build-a-figure piece.) The texture throughout is great, and I can see how and indeed why Hasbro wants to make the most out of its figures like this - why not give the older fan the fascist thugs we crave? The grey-suited toady has a removable cap and a clean outfit complete with black gloves. The face looks good, with an excellent sculpt and printed, mostly glossy features. There are bags under his eyes and a little bit of color in there, perhaps too much - I feel like we're looking at the first phase of a new manufacturing technique which is going to get a lot better as time goes on.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from Entertainment Earth.
Day 2,521: October 2, 2018