I was pretty pysched to hear about a new Tarkin in the ROTS line, and even moreso to hear about his cameo in ROTS. I've been looking for this bad boy since april, and just a few days ago I found my bounty.
I love the sculpt on the good grand moff, it's very detailed and accurate. In ROTS Tarkin's officer uniform was, as far as I could tell, identical to his ANH uniform and all of the other Imperial Officer's dress tunics in the OT. The boots on this figure are wrong, in ROTS his boots are the same as in the OT, smooth. But on the figure they look more like combat boots. As cool as that is, I would've preffered film accurate boots. I believe Tarkin was played by Wayne Pygram in ROTS, and they nailed his likeness.
Tarkin sports 10 points of articulation, pretty decent. I personally feel he could've used a couple more points, since with a simple customizing job, he could've been a generic OT officer.
They did a good paintjob on Tarkin, especially on the rank insignia. The rank insignia always seemed like a hard piece for the Big H to paint, but they executed it very well here.
Tarkin includes an Imperial DC-15 rifle and a base. I think the good gov'nah could've used more accesories, such as the DS holo from the SAGA Sep Leaders Cinema Scene, a datapad like Shaak Ti's, a comlink and computer like Lobot, or even the little baton thing from Mon Mothma.
Army Builder Potential:5/5
With a simple headswap, Tarkin could be reborn as a generic Imperial Officer fairly easily. Not that i'm into customizing, but just a heads up for the customizers out there.
Tarkin was one of my most sought-after figures in the ROTS line, and he doesn't dissapoint. I vote him the single hardest figure in the ROTS line to find. Hes showing up in newer case assortments, so if you find him get 'im, hes a great addition to your Imperial Forces.