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Offline Reid

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The Saga Collection Firespeeder Pilot
« on: April 30, 2006, 05:00 PM »

This afternoon I started out on a fruitless hunt for the VTSC Greedo. I failed, but it wasn't a total loss. I ended up getting a Firespeeder Pilot at Wal*Mart! Yay! Go team! Anyways, in case you didn't know, this figure is based on the pilots that drove flying fire trucks to save Anakin and his gang. You know, those guys. They can also be seen servicing Obi-Wan's Jedi Interceptor in the Republic Hangar Bay shortly before the Battle of Utapau.

Sculpt: 5/5
This hunk o' plastic has a PHENOMINAL sculpt. It's accurate and true to the movie, and well detailed. The uniform has lots of tiny folds and creases, making it look very realistic. The various other things on his uniform, like the straps, are also well detailed. The helmet looks great, and while some have said it's too small, i think it's fine. After all, the helmets seemed small in the movies.

Articulation: 5/5
The Firespeeder Pilot has 12 points of articulation. He looks great aiming his water blaster, servicing Jedi Interceptors, flying an ARC-170, etc. 12 points of articulation is what I believe, is the bare minimum for a "troop builder" figure like this.

Paint: 4/5
Mostly, the Firespeeder Pilot has great paint, but on his side pockets, it is a little blotchy. Still, it's great all around, and especially good on his backpack, where it makes it look very shiny and realistic.

Accesories: 3.8/5
With the Firespeeder Pilot you get:
-Firefighting Equipment
-Mini Hologram (I got Luke Skywalker)

It's okay, but more accesories would've been appreciated. I'm thinking packing in a DC-15 Rifle, Fuel Hose (For fueling up those Jedi Fighters), or a Datapad. Just a little something extra.

Overall: 4/5
The Firespeeder Pilot is pretty cool, and aside from more accesories, he's nearly perfect. So if you like Army Builders or Non-Clone Republic Troopers, this figure is for you.

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Re: The Saga Collection Firespeeder Pilot
« Reply #1 on: May 1, 2006, 09:08 AM »
Another nicely done review Hunter.

I have to admit, I wasn't too keen on this figure untill I actually opened him. I think he turned out to be the best in the wave. Even better than Cody. :-X
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Re: The Saga Collection Firespeeder Pilot
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2006, 07:56 PM »
He is not the most exciting but at least they invested in him with articulation. I wish they would do that for the rest of the guys...Sora Bulq anyone?
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