First Order Special Forces TIE Fighter. I'll go ahead and say that I mentioned this figure in my video review of the TIE Fighter because the two pilots are exactly the same other than the red stripes on the Special Force TIE Fighter Pilot's helmet. This guys is your standard, garden variety First Order TIE Fighter Pilot and is part of the third series of figures in The Black Series Phase III. Ready for a closer look at this guy? Then join me after the break...
Height: 6 1/8ths inches tall
Articulation: Swivel/hinge ankles, double hinged knees, swivel thighs, ball jointed hips, ball jointed mid-torso, swivel/hinge shoulders, swivel/hinge elbows, swivel/hinge wrists, hinged neck, and a balljointed head.
Accessories: SE-44C officer's pistol.
Non-Scalper Price: $20 dollars
* Hasbro seems to always do a great job sculpting the armored characters in The Black Series and this guy here is no exception. He looks just like what you see on the screen in the film or in the The Force Awakens Visual Guide. Maybe it's because they're all decked out in black but I don't think these guys look as different from their Imperial counterparts as the First Order Stromtroopers do, but they're still a cool design.
* After comparing the life support unit on the pilot's chest to the entry on TIE Fighter Pilots in my visual guide to The Force Awakens, I can indeed confirm that the paintwork here is quite accurate. Good job Hasbro!
* Here is the SE-44C officer's pistol that the TIE Pilot comes with. It's the same as the Special Forces TIE Pilot's and very similar to General Hux's pistol. It's a cool little piece with a few silver apps to help make it quite film accurate. I have not yet been able to confirm if the windows on the sides of the TIE Fighter roll down so that the pilots can engage in drive bys.
*This isn't a negative per say, but I did want to point out that the hose which connects the helmet to the life support gear on the pilot's chest is connected at both points. I really liked how the Imperial TIE Fighter Pilot had a cord that could detach at one point so that the head could be removed. That feature wasn't replicated here, which is kind of a shame.
necessary evil but the hips are inexcusable.
If you're interested in more TIE Fighter Pilots, bBesides having reviewed the Special Forces TIE Fighter which included the Special Forces TIE Fighter Pilot, I've also reviewed the POP! TIE Fighter Pilot #89, the standard Imperial TIE Pilot, and the Entertainment Earth exclusive Lt. OXIXO.
I've reviewed plenty of other Star Wars Black figures too, including:
Star Wars: The Black Series (6 inch) by Hasbro (2013)
Luke Skywalker (Bespin Outfit)
Luke Skywalker (X-Wing Pilot)
Obi-Wan Kenobi (Revenge of the Sith)
Princess Leia (Slave Outfit)
Star Wars: The Black Series Phase II (6 inch) by Hasbro (2014)
Boba Fett (Prototype Armor)
Clone Commander Cody
Clone Trooper Captain
Clone Trooper Sergeant
Han Solo (Stormtrooper Disguise)
Star Wars: The Black Series Phase III (6 inch) by Hasbro (2015)
First Order Snowtrooper Officer
First Order Stormtrooper
Kylo Ren (Starkiller Base)
1 Clone Trooper Commander, Phase II Clone Trooper, Imperial
Stormtrooper, and First Order ---Stormtrooper Officer four pack
Poe Dameron and First Order Riot Control Stormtrooper
Rey (Jakku) & BB-8