I was for whatever reason thinking I'd reviewed the TIE Pilot but I guess I didn't...
It is like night and day though with the POTF2 figure, no doubt, though the color lets you kind of hide the POTF2's in your Saga/OTC TIE Pilot ranks.
The articulation on the new TIE Pilot's improved but I was a little underwhelmed by it actually. The right arm has swivel bicep and wrists making it fairly articulated while the left arm has just the glove/wrist swivel. And of course it has standard shoulder joints.
The knees are ball/socket joints, that's where the big improvement really was. I was disappointed in the arms though and I think Hasbro can obviously do better. The Clone Pilot and Saga AT-AT Driver are more what the TIE Pilot should have been. I can tell what they were basing their TIE Pilot off of though. You can pose him just like a production still of a TIE Pilot extra from ROTJ, it's uncanny the way the arms are made to match that still identically.
The sculpt is 100x better though. This was a figure I actually didn't care to see made anytime soon. I just wasn't a huge TIE Pilot fan, so he wasn't high on my list (kind of like the AT-AT Driver actually). The sculpt is real crisp though, with lots of detail in the uniform. The helmet is amazingly detailed as well. One more articulation downside though was that he has no waist articulation. He's sculpted separately at that point, but the way he's constructed doesn't allow for his waist joint to move. The same problem was on Saga's Captain Antilles figure however it was possible to pose him at the waist with a little work and care. Not the TIE Pilot.
I remember the OTC TIE Pilots were in mass abundance for a while. I got some on clearance as I recall even. Wal-Mart had tons, so finding them shouldn't be too too hard.
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