Thursday, October 20, 2011

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,657: Lt. Oxixo

LT. OXIXO Imperial Pilot
The Legacy Collection Battle Over Endor
Item No.:
Asst. 97639 No. 21451
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Number: #1 of 2
Includes: Pistol, helmet, 3 additional figures
Action Feature: n/a
Retail: $24.99-$32.99
Availability: January 2011
Appearances: Return of the Jedi

Bio: Bravery. Skill. Loyalty. These are defining characteristics of the starfighter pilots on both sides of the conflict at the Battle of Endor. Whether they are Rebels or Imperials, these elite pilots are all focused on the same goal: victory. They are deeply aware that they are deciding the future of the galaxy, and will do everything they can to complete their mission. (Taken from the figure's packaging. Note, there's no character-specific copy on the packaging.)

Image: The backdrop from the packaging.

Commentary: So is Lt. Oxixo different enough to be interesting? Yes, but only barely. Making use of the Evolutions TIE Fighter Pilot sculpt, which is itself modified from the 2004 version of the pilot, Lt. Oxixo makes these pilots into clones and gives him only slightly different deco to set him apart from the pack. This one is new, you see, because the center and top of his helmet is painted silver. Other than that, he's fundamentally the same figure. You've got a removable helmet and holster, and the new design is distinctive, but it's sort of boring at this point. I'm glad they did it, but it's not exactly as exciting as the colorful Rebels with their new heads, colorful flight suits, and possible gender bending.

This is a good design which fits in vehicles nicely, if you need more pilots, and odds are you do. I'd suggest getting him as part of the set, with Sila Kott and all, as you will likely want to have them for your other vehicles. Since the figure is another Clone TIE Pilot-- and there are many now-- the main thing about it that's cool is all the silver on his head. If that doesn't do it for you, you can safely skip this one.

Collector's Notes: Still available exclusively at a Toys R Us at a store near you!

--Adam Pawlus

Day 1,657: October 20, 2011

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