Black Series Review: Admiral Piett | (The Empire Strikes Back) (Exclusive)

The Commander of Darth Vader’s Executor Star Destroyer arrives to command your Black Series collection

Following the release of Peter Cushing’s infamous Governor Tarkin, Hasbro has turned its attention to Admiral Piett, the commander of Darth Vader’s monstrous Executor Star Destroyer. Piett was a natural choice for the next Imperial officer for Hasbro to produce and now that they have a working template, they’ll probably do a lot more of them!

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Since I was a kid, Admiral Piett has always been one of my favorite officers and I’m glad he’s finally getting a long overdue Black Series figure and with the digital print tech, it has a great likeness to actor Ken Colley.

Admiral Piett comes with his removable cap and a standard blaster pistol which is something I would have wanted for Tarkin, a blaster! It’s the same weapon that came with the previous release of General Veers. It’s not a lot of accessories but I don’t see what else they could have given him except interchangeable hands. The blaster is well detailed and all painted in black.

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The cap fits perfectly on Piett’s head. You never see him without it in the movies but it’s actually nice it’s removable. Unlike most recent figures, this one doesn’t have the hair as a separate piece of plastic from the face. Considering it’s short hair, I don’t think it would have changed much. This figure has 18 points of articulation.

This figure uses the same sculpt as the Grand Moff Tarkin figure but it’s also slightly different – the clothe folding is not the same, it’s most noticeable on the torso. It gives the impression of a different figure and not another rehash with a different head so it’s a smart move. The rank insignia and cylinders are obviously not the same as well and his hands have gloves.

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Final Thoughts:

Admiral Piett is a nice addition for Empire lovers, it has a great sculpt and pleasing digital face print. Kudos Hasbro, keep the Imperial officers coming, hopefully, Moff Jerjerrod and Admiral Ozzel are not far behind!

 

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Thomas Storai

Owner and Editor-In-Chief Of The Midi-Chlorian Center and Staff Writer at Future Of The Force. Movie and book lover. Watch too many TV shows.

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