View Full Version : do you consider the Imperial Officer figure a fig of the "taking this.....thing" guy?

06-27-2002, 09:11 PM
I was just wondering since he is the character pictured on the figure's card. In case you don't know, he was the guy in ANH that asks, "Where are you taking this....thiiiiiing?" The figure does in a way resemble him more than it does any other Imperial Officer.

Too bad they didn't make it of a certain officer. Reduces our chances of getting figs of Jerjerrod, Ozzel, Tagge, Needa, and Dain Jir.

Rogue II
06-27-2002, 09:42 PM
I guess he is closest to that guy you mentioned. I think we need both generic and specific officers....and technicians, and scanning crew troops...and.....

Mandalorian Candidat
06-27-2002, 10:43 PM
Specifically, the picture on the package is of that particular officer. I believe it was used because it may have been the best picture available of an ImpOff. I'm glad this is a generic one from the army builder view, but it would be nice to get Ozzel, Jerrjerod, and Captain Chokemeister Needa.

06-27-2002, 10:54 PM
The idiot you are refering to is Lt. Shann Childsen. Just another character that I want to smack.

06-28-2002, 03:04 AM
The Imperial Officer is a great figure. He's a good army builder and would be great to have another head sculpt.

06-28-2002, 12:38 PM
The uniform that the POTJ Imperial Officer is wearing is seen in ROTJ, most prominently during Vader's arrival at the beginning of the film. That's why the uniform isn't smooth like all the other officer characters. Also why he is wearing a TIE Pilot wrist communicator and gloves. Jerjerrod isn't wearing it; but the officers standing in formation are.

That picture on the card was just used because he had a black uniform and the face sculpt is intended to be generic.

06-28-2002, 10:29 PM
I think that guy remembered to press his uniform. This fellow got his straight from the Death Star' s dryer. That would be a nice EU figure- Death Star dryer technician.

06-29-2002, 12:12 PM
I like the figure a lot. I kind of wish the arms had been straight, even though the pose is kind of cool.

Darth Narcis
07-02-2002, 01:59 AM
I got 2 of them, and i make them kill each other..... i hate them........ ha....

jedi master sal
07-03-2002, 09:35 AM
Well, I have 15 and glad to have them. It makes my dioramas look cool and very complete.

07-15-2002, 01:25 PM
I think he's a very sharp figure who took a while to grow on me. The uniform is rgeat, and I love how he can cross his arms behind his back.

07-15-2002, 10:22 PM
this is a nice toy in time they will hopefully make more certain officer.

07-19-2002, 03:17 PM
Great figure. I wish his arms could go in another position, and that he didn't have the 70s sideburns. Kinda a giveaway which movie he came from.

07-24-2002, 03:21 PM
I love the figure as well, but I would have liked to see the dress uniform instead. As mentioned earlier, the outfit is not the standard imperial dress uniform; it's a one-piece jumpsuit and this particular uniform is basically what a TIE pilot wears sans helmet and chestplate. TheForce.net has a nice rundown of all the uniforms seen in the OT complete with possible purposes and ranks for each one. For this particular uniform, they can only speculate:

These uniforms appear to be identical to TIE pilots (officers) and naval gunners (enlisted), except that the specialised vests and helmets are absent and a black cloth cap is worn instead. E.Moody reports inspecting one of the uniforms at close range, and observes that they have pilot comlinks on the left sleeve (white, ROTJ; silver ANH).

If it is a semi-dress uniform for pilots then it seems to contradict the representation of the pilot officer deck uniforms in the TIE Fighter computer games and X-Wing comics, which portray olive uniforms similar to those of navy and army officers. There are several less contradictory possibilities. (1) This may be a uniform for pilots in a mode of duty not seen elsewhere in the canon and literature, eg. on stand-by waiting for missions. (2) The uniform may denote a type of personnel who are specialists of a kind different from gunners and pilots. (3) They may be administrative or support personnel related to either starfighter or gunnery functions: eg. starfighter technicians. It may be noteworthy that this uniform appeared in the impromtu assembly for Lord Vader's surprise arrival at Endor, but are not seen (to date) during the larger, planned gathering for the Emperor's landing.

Here is a link to the page: http://www.theforce.net/swtc/insignia/uniforms.html