JD.com is proud to present our first ever Review-A-Thon... It's a way we're going to clean out some old reviews we've got backlogged and get a little something for you, the viewer, to read over theholidays.
The Star Destroyer Wave continues on today with everyone's favorite nimrod admiral that makes the Keystone Cops look coordinated... Yes I speak of Admiral Ozzel
And what a dork he is huh? Well, the actor who played him (and a lovely rendition of an inept Hitler too in the last Indiana Jones film), Michael Sheard, is a very nice gentleman, and when I actually talked to him at Pittsburgh's Comic-Con some years ago, Mr. Sheard was very nice and was anxiously looking forward to his figure being made some day.
We all knew it was a matter of time good sir!
With that said, did they do him justice? Well I believe they did overall. Sadly, my review was written up before I could make note of a neat little feature...
If you swap Ozzel's arms around (Swap left for right, and visa-versa) and then make sure the proper hand is in the proper spot (IE: Swap hands so the right is on the NOW right arm and left is on the left arm, duh), then you get a MUCH more neutrally posed set of arms on Admiral Ozzel.
What does this mean to you and this review? Well, first it means you can have a more neutrally posed figure for more "generic" officers if you're into customizing. He's a mere headswap away from being a new Tarkin, Piett, etc.
Second, it means for my review that I think of this as a major positive to the figure. He'd be getting higher marks from me.
Anyway, that said...
I think this figure's pretty good... A mix of positives and somewhat negatives. I think the sculpt does the actor justice but the paintjob could've been better.
I'd actually say the uniform color though, is my biggest gripe at this point., but I wont' spoil things (because I know you guys are on pins and needles to read my column).
Just go read the thing already and share your thoughts here... Dagnabbit!