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Toy Reviews / Re: New JD Review: Moff Jerjerrod
« on: December 24, 2006, 06:29 PM »
He's only in two sequences, both in hangar bays,

Three, actually. We see him give the order to fire the Death Star's superlaser at some point during the space battle towards the end. I think he was wearing gloves, but I'd have to re-watch the movie. I do know he raises one hand and points while saying "Fire!"

He would've been in four if they'd retained the scene where he and the Royal Guards try to prevent Vader from seeing Palpatine. But from stills I've seen of that scene, Jerjerrod wore gloves in it, too.

Hey Hasbro! / Commander Gherant
« on: December 18, 2006, 11:37 AM »
Just thought I'd throw this out there and see what people think. Now that Hasbro has done pretty much all the worthwhile Imperial officers from ANH, there's one officer in particular from ROTJ that I would really love to see made sometime in the future, and that's Commander Gherant.

And before you ask, Gherant is the really tall officer standing alongside Piett throughout the Battle of Endor, the one who yells "Too late!" when a Rebel A-wing decides to kamikaze into the bridge of the Executor. He went unnamed for years, even in the Expanded Universe, until Decipher (I believe) awarded him the name "Commander Gherant" in their CCG. But even then a lot of people don't know that this particular officer even has a name, and so he tends to be left out of wishlists of officers people think need to be made.

So, on behalf of poor, overlooked Commander Gherant, I nominate him as one of the top five officers I'd kill to see immortalized in plastic, alongside a new, decent Tarkin, a new Admiral Piett, a Captain Needa, and a Lieutenant Sheckil.

Toy Reviews / Re: New JD Review: Moff Jerjerrod
« on: December 16, 2006, 06:06 AM »
Count me among the few people who seem to actually like this figure. Although Jerjerrod was never one of my favorite Imperial officers and certainly not one that I was clamoring to see made, I'm a completist when it comes to the Impy officers (I even have Thrawn despite not particularly caring for the character) so I had to get him. I ended up being pleasantly surprised, and I now consider Jerjerrod the second-best Imperial officer figure; first-best being Admiral Motti.

I really don't mind the wide leg-stance at all, although I wish Hasbro would quit including Stormtrooper blasters with the officers! Why don't they bring back the little officer pistols that Tarkin, Piett, and Motti came with?

Toy Reviews / Re: #45 Governer Tarkin
« on: December 16, 2006, 06:01 AM »
More than any other figure in the ROTS figure line, this is the one I wanted the most. I love Imperial officers and Tarkin was always one of my favorites, so when I heard he was not only going to be in the movie but also get an action figure, I was thrilled to death at the prospect of getting to see Tarkin as a young man and have him immortalized in plastic. And although his role in the film disappointed me, the figure did not (when I finally got it, that is; what was with Tarkin being so difficult to find???).

Also, as much as I love this figure, I hate the fact they're being lazy and reusing this sculpt for two other Tarkin figures and just repainting him. Sorry, Hasbro, but this is a sculpt of Tarkin 20 years younger than he was in Star Wars. Slapping grey paint on his hair just makes him look prematurely grey.

Toy Reviews / Re: New JD Review: Lushros Dofine
« on: December 16, 2006, 05:53 AM »
Hi, new guy here. Great review of Lushros. I love Neimoidians and I wish Hasbro would make more of them. A sentiment that hasn't won me a lot of friends, let me tell you.

My only gripes with Lushros is you can't bend his elbows, only swivel them, and that his face doesn't actually resemble the character in the movie very much. The figure's facial sculpt far more closely resembles that of Lushros' cousin, Daultay, from Episode I. (I know most people seem to think the Neimoidians all look the same, but this isn't the case.)

Oh, and about Tey How, two things. First and formost, it's a female, and secondly, she wasn't the captain of the ship, Daultay Dofine was. Tey was just one of the ship's controllers. Personally I've never thought too much of Tey or the identical-looking Sil Unch from later in the movie, and I don't really understand why so many people want to see her/them made into an action figure before Daultay. However, Neimoidian fanboy that I am, I would of course welcome her were she made.

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