Just some quick notes on Captain Antilles, with the disclaimer that this is not a “traditional” review. Whatever that means.
My buddy the Black Dog posted the following in a just found thread:
Originally posted by The Black Dog:
[QB] ...not sure on Antilles, would like to see Admiral Ozzel before buying also. I call the Rebel Hoth Trooper Buzz Lightyear, and Antilles to me looks like he will be undersized and similar to the Hoth Trooper so I am calling him "Buzz Jr." Hopefully I am wrong and they did a fair job on the figure. Just looks too boyish in the pictures. Off to my Wally to see if they got him in! [/QB]
First observation is that his swivel elbows (think fleet trooper knees) make him good at reaching for his throat and throwing his arms limply behind him whilst being choked, but he’s kind of a turd at much else. Except poses which require him to look like he is touch typing.
He is definitely a back of the line kind of fighter.
Like the Black Dog, I also assign pop culture identities to my figures. My Hoth Trooper will now forever be “Buzz Lightyear”. Just like General Rieken is my John Kerry. So who is Captain Antilles? How ‘bout Hallie Jo Osment with his typical vacant look?
One cool feature I had read about was the extendo-neck action. Those folks at Hasbro are sick bastards. We’re talking a good 1/8” movement here.
But TBD’s big question was “how does he stack up against the Hoth shorty”?
Well, quite well actually.
Antilles: Pete, I know you’re height makes you an ideal candidate for my crew, fighting in confined spaces and all... But you’ve got killer gas. It creeps me out and the crew doesn’t like it either. I’m reassigning you somewhere outdoors
Trooper: You’ll regret this Captain! Maybe not today. And maybe not tomorrow. But someday and soon. You’ll find yourself with an Imperial Cruiser on your tail, and Stormtroopers knocking at the door – then you’ll wish you had speedy Pete around...
Antilles: Talk to the hand.
Kerry: C’mon stinky Pete. I’ve got about a million hectacres on Hoth you can let loose on while we work to defeat the evil Republican empire.