View Full Version : 12" Imperial Officer

01-10-2003, 11:42 AM
Ok. . .I know he has been out for a while now, but I was looking at him yesterday and something hit me. . .

Who the heck is he supposed to be?!?!?!??

I first thought. . . OK. . . generic officer with no resemblance to any of the movies characters. Well after a few minutes of checking him out last night. . . I am more confused than ever. . .

1. Is it me, or does it resemble the officer (sorry, don't know his name) from a New Hope. I think he's the one that asks Tarkin if he should have his shuttle ready. You know who I mean. . . the officer with the sideburns. . . right?

2. If this is the case. . . why does the packaging say "Empire Strikes Back". . . there are no Officers that look like him in Episode V ?!??!

3. Thirdly. . . If he looks like the guy from Episode IV, but the packaging indicates Episode V. . . why does the picture show Moff Jerjerrod from Episode VI !?!?!?!?!?

In my mind. . . if they were going to make Jerjerrod. . . make it look like him, and name it Moff Jerjerrod. If they meant it to look like the guy from A New Hope. . . give him a name (I'm sure he already has one), and put his picture on the package. If they wanted it to be generic, or from ESB, get a picture of a background officer, and don't make it look like Ozzel, Veers, or Piett.

I think this may be one of the stupidest figures when you look at it in package. I know. . . its a toy. . .it should be played with. I don't have the space for this, so I keep them in package, and stack them, etc. It appears to be a good figure, but it seems that Hasbro was a bit confused as to who, or what they were actually producing when it came time to package the figure.

Just had to get this off my chest.

Old Fossil
01-10-2003, 12:06 PM
I don't know who in Hades he's supposed to be, specifically. He's obviously not Jerjerrod. Maybe one of many flunkies scurrying about the Star Destroyers in ESB.

Hey, man, you should take him out of the package. He's got a cool grip so he can actually slide a finger over the trigger on his gun, and his neck joint is so articulated as to allow him to look up and down, somewhat. Plus he looks approximately 65-70% less goofy with his cap on.;)

And his boots are nice and shiny, shiny black, new-polished!

What can I say? I just got him for $5 (Wal-Mart clearance).

01-10-2003, 12:29 PM

I just read your post. . . and that was the first thing I thought of. For $5, I could open one up. . . heck for another $5 I could get one to customize. Put the dude's picture from A New Hope over Jerjerrod's, and change the ESB to ANH. . . ah. . . the options of a good Wal Mart markdown!!!!!!

01-10-2003, 04:12 PM
Hasbro made it look like they guy from ANH, has the description for ESB, and the pic of Jerjerrod to indicate what it is........an "Imperial Officer". Just a generic officer and no one specific.

I agree with Twodot, take it out of the box. Regardless of how much you paid for it.:D

01-13-2003, 10:59 AM
I agree with both of you, in that it was supposed to be a generic. But they could have made a more generic head sculpt, and/or used a background character's picture like they did with the Death Star Trooper/Commander 12" Figure. Simply by putting recognizable characters's on the box, or using them for the head sculpt. . . it defeats the purpose of saying its a generic Imperial Officer. I see the figure and think. . . guy from A New Hope. That may just be me.

01-13-2003, 02:16 PM
Yep, it would have killed Hasbro to actually make an IO that resembled some more important officer we saw in the movies
errrrrrrrr :mad: :confused:

01-18-2003, 09:47 AM
The 12" Imperial Officer is the guy from "A New Hope" who says "We've analyzed their attack sir and there is a danger. Shall I have your ship standing by?"

01-18-2003, 01:17 PM
Right Jayspawn. Personally it doesn't matter to me that it looks like that guy even though it's supposed to be a generic officer ala the Death Star Trooper. Come to think of it, I remember before I became a member of this forum people were making a stink about the Death Star Gunner not looking like anyone in ANH. Crazy.

01-18-2003, 11:45 PM
It seems that hasbro could try to make some extra $$$ by repackaging the officer's body with different heads. It certainly wouldn't surprise, and as much as I hate to say it, I would actually like a Cpt. Piett figure -- then I could put him with my ESB collection, and the ANH officer with that collection.

01-19-2003, 10:15 AM
The first thing I said when I saw this figure was "That looks like the officer from ANH. I was very dissapointed in the box and picture. $5 at Wal-Mart you say? Now I want to go shopping for one to open! There are three Wal-Marts within a very close range, wish me luck!

01-21-2003, 11:34 AM
This thread is still alive!?!?!?! HA!

I'm glad everyone has something to say about this figure.

As far as $5 Imperial Officers at WalMart. . . hmmmm? Ive been to my local Walmarts, and they are all $19.76. POOP!!! Got my hopes up for a cheap figure. . . . and NOTHING!!!!! Oh well. . . maybe some of you forumites from other regions will find this great deal. Good luck to all!

01-21-2003, 03:17 PM
Ha, he does look like "Sideburns". But if they made them look like actual actors on purpose, the cheap bastards would have to actually pay said actors. Feh.

Old Fossil
01-21-2003, 06:51 PM
Originally posted by bobafett07728
This thread is still alive!?!?!?! HA!

I'm glad everyone has something to say about this figure.

As far as $5 Imperial Officers at WalMart. . . hmmmm? Ive been to my local Walmarts, and they are all $19.76. POOP!!! Got my hopes up for a cheap figure. . . . and NOTHING!!!!! Oh well. . . maybe some of you forumites from other regions will find this great deal. Good luck to all!

Perhaps if you could catch a Toy Dept. manager in one of those stores, you could ask him or her if they plan on marking down their 12" figures. Though by now they may have already marked down everything they are able to, it never hurts to ask. :greedy:

01-29-2003, 01:05 PM
I found a picture of the officer from ANH that looks just like the figure that was boxed. It's on the mini 2003 Cedco desk "Characters, creatures and Droids" calendar. His name, according to this calendar is: Chief Bast. He is personal aide to Grand Moff Tarkin. Shame on you Hasbro for not doing your research.

01-29-2003, 01:07 PM
Chief Bast. . . that is correct! I actually ran across his Customizable Game Card recently. Shame on Hasbro indeed!!!!!!

Paul Heaberlin
01-29-2003, 02:43 PM
As for Wal-mart Mark downs.

Most come from their Home Office, that means ALL Wal-marts should have that price.

Other clearance Mark-downs are budgeted at the store level-each month, so much is set aside for the purpose of Mark downs.

january and february however are the worst month for sales, so store initated clearance is usually cut off mid way through January in order to keep a bit of profit for the month.

As for SW clearance, some toy dept. managers don't pay attention or care what they have marked down, or know what is old or new. They are beleagured with more toys than they have room for and have quite the interesting juggling act to deal with. Thats why some stores have E1 12"ers!! One near me still had a couple Watto's, a Jar jar and about 6 Darth Maul's with Sith Speeders. The Speeders were just taken down to $20.