The TIE/LN starfighter, commonly known as the TIE fighter, was the signature starfighter of the Galactic Empire, with a later model being used by the First Order. They were instantly recognizable from the roar of their engines and carried locator beacons enabling them to be found by the Empire.
First Order TIE Fighter Pilots were skilled pilots who served the First Order, hunting down enemy vessels and protecting space around installations and warships in their advanced TIE fighters. The new generation of TIE fighter pilots undergo rigorous training from childhood, and most grow up within the corridors of Star Destroyers, becoming intimately familiar with starship operations. The First Order maintains strict standards of reflexes, visual acuity and hand-eye coordination.
This is the recently released Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece Series MMS324 Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens 1/6th scale The First Order TIE Pilot Collectible Figure - see the haul posted on my toy blog HERE. This first-part action figure review covers the packaging and figure which features: Authentic and detailed likeness of First Order TIE Pilot in Star Wars: The Force Awakens with Approximately 30 cm tall Body with over 30 points of articulations; Eight (8) pieces of interchangeable gloved palms including: a pair of fists, a pair of relaxed palms, a pair of palms for holding weapons, a gripping right palm, a gesturing left palm.
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Star Wars boxed figures always come in a black box with a picture of the figure in front. There is no exception for the First Order TIE Pilot collectible figure. However, Hot Toys has managed to sneak in another alternate "cover" over the tray which holds the figure and its accessories, and this inner piece is designed to show what Hot Toys could have done if they had a hand in designing the cover.
Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece Series MMS324 Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens 1/6th scale The First Order TIE Pilot Collectible Figure doesn't come with much accessories.
The Instruction Sheet is also rather brief: Be careful when turning the head so as not to damage the gas transfer hose which has metal wires embedded inside. The armor parts are non-detachable. The straps (ejection harness) are non-detachable.
Accessories include: First Order emblem hexagonal figure stand with First Order TIE Pilot nameplate and Star Wars logo, extra gloved hands for posing and a Sonn-Blas SE-44C officer's blaster pistol. The officer's edition of the standard stormtrooper sidearm is cast in dark plasteel as opposed to the white body of the infantry version. Check out the Stormtrooper pistol posted on my blog HERE.
The First Order TIE Pilot uniform / costume consists of: newly designed glossy black color First Order TIE Pilot helmet and armor with life support system, black color flight suit, belt with pouches, and a pair of black boots. Interestingly enough, there is no holster for his pistol. Check out the turnaround views of this stunning Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece Series MMS324 Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens 1/6th scale The First Order TIE Pilot Collectible Figure.
Check out the close-up pictures of the beautifully produced Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece Series MMS324 Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens 1/6th scale The First Order TIE Pilot Collectible Figure. He wears a complete vac-seal flight helmet with targeting sensors located on top of the helmet. It's not a visor that can slide down over his eyes even though it looks that way. There is a tiny screw that sticks out on the right side of the helmet where his ears would be and two tiny brackets located just to the sides. What are they there for? I do not know.
The gas transfer hose connects the helmet to the life support pack / gear which is secured on his chest. The older Imperial TIE-fighter pilots had two hoses going into the life support pack. The black color flight suit is supposed to be a flexible vac-suit or vacuum g-suit. There are two ejection harnesses that run down each leg which stop just at the knees.
NEXT: Action Figure Review II - Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece Series MMS324 Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens 1/6th scale The First Order TIE Pilot Collectible Figure armed with the Sonn-Blas SE-44C officer's blaster pistol
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