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Toyguide Update: Black Squadron TIE Pilot (Droid Factory)

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The Yakface Toyguide updates resume with a series of entries covering the Amazon Exclusive Droid Factory Set of Legacy Collection figures. We continue with the addition of the Black Squadron TIE Pilot.

PROS: TIE Pilots have always been one of my favorite Imperial figures and whenever Hasbro finds it necessary, I welcome them being slotted back into the line. This version takes the Evolutions figure from 2009 and changes up the deco slightly and gives it a nice vintage throwback blaster. Fits in any TIE Fighter cockpit you have lying around thanks to ample articulation and a slender body. The overall deco is great with a mix of matte and glossy paint treatments to break up an otherwise solid black figure.

CONS: Only way to obtain this figure was to order a set of figures that you may not have necessarily wanted or needed, making it a relatively spendy figure. Still utilizes those weird legs that sometimes bend at the knee in unnatural ways and no ankle joints – but that’s a minor picking of nits.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection.

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  • mordamire

    I like this sculpt, but I only buy the pilot figures, after I buy the vehicle. I imagine this figures release was to go along with the release of the tie intercepter.