Medicom has given one of the unsung baddies of the original Star Wars trilogy his duly-deserved collectible treatment with the release of the Real Action Heroes TIE Fighter Pilot Figure.
Closely modeled after the Corellian known as Backstabber (who flew Black 3 as Darth Vaders wingman during the Battle of Yavin), Medicoms TIE Fighter Pilot Figure boasts the screen faithful trimmings and proportions that discerning Star Wars collectors are sure to appreciate. The intricate detail in the chest-borne life support module and authentically unwieldy helmet are immediately impressive as is the precision tailoring of the black fabric uniform.
As an addition to Medicoms popular Real Action Heroes series, the roughly 12-inch tall TIE Fighter Pilot Figure features extensive articulation throughout the torso and appendages, which enables a generous assortment of posing options. The hoses extending form the sides of the chest box to the helmet constrain the movement of the figures head to some degree, but ultimately this limitation has more to do with the Empires design than with Medicoms recreation of it. The Backstabber figure ships with an additional pair of interchangeable hands to allow collectors to vary the presentation even further.
For Star Wars devotees, the Medicom Real Action Heroes TIE Fighter Pilot Figure is a craveable sixth scale depiction of one of the Evil Galactic Empires ace aggressors. Despite Backstabbers fleeting screen time in Episode IV, Medicom’s roughly $200 USD figure successfully pays homage to the ill-fated character with a detailed, highly poseable, and movie accurate collectible that is a worthy addition to the stash of any ardent Star Wars fan.