Packaging - **1/2
I like the looks of this box on the shelf - it's much more tight and
compact than other recent exclusive vehicles. But my dear lord...I
think they may have caused a twisty tie shortage! There's enough
holding this vehicle in to strap down a large sized dog.
Articulation - ***
The pilot has the standard Star Wars articulation PLUS jointed
knees. We have to give Hasbro some credit here - this way they can
say this TIE Pilot is unique.
He has neck, shoulders, waist, hips and knees. But
do the knees really help? No, not in this case. While I'm all
for extra articulation, unfortunately the seat in the cockpit is the same
as the original...it's just a straight seat. He doesn't need jointed
knees to sit there.
Oh well, I don't suppose you should stare at the molars of
a gift horse for too long.
Sculpting - ***
The TIE Interceptor is a cool vehicle, and even as a reissue this one
looks pretty damn good.
The big change here from the original is the wings - they
are textured this time, and that really adds pizzazz to the ship.
sculpting on the pilot is fairly decent as well, although it's nothing out
of the ordinary.
Paint - ***
The paint ops on the vehicle and pilot are both good, but the sticker on
the interior is pretty cheesy. It's not that using a sticker was
bad, it's just that this one didn't quite fit as well as some of the other
ships and is likely to get damaged.