Kickass writeup Scott! It's great to see the figure you wanted so badly was executed so well.
Agreed, the figure's incredibly well done. Nice sculpting details to the jumpsuit, the belt, the accessory... I thought the detail of the headsculpt really won it though. It's quite accurate.
Maybe you can track down the sculptor someday on that one. Get an autograph for yourself on it, and maybe auto one for him too.