The Grand Inquisitor - OWK#09

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Interesting that the figure doesn't have the red/yellow eyes. The production definitely added them in post, as Rupert was definitely not wearing contacts. I guess Hasbro wasn't told of that addition in time to make it to the figure, which is a shame. Maybe a running change is in order?
 
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I think I like the look of his head best in the in-package picture from the front. The packaging makes it look more elongated.
 
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I hope they also do a Gaming Greats version with a headsculpt that matches his Rebels/Jedi Survivor head.
 
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So they revealed a trailer for the sequel to the Jedi: Fallen Order video game called Jedi: Survivor which looks to have the Grand Inquisitor in it as well, except he looks amazing and more like the original live action design.

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Does his right hand have a side-to-side hinge, or an up-and-down hinge? It's hard to tell from the promo shots.
 
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Does his right hand have a side-to-side hinge, or an up-and-down hinge? It's hard to tell from the promo shots.
From the HD images Etain posted (specifically the one with his hand behind his back showing the hilt storage, and the last image) it looks like a side-to-side joint.

From the short video posted though, it mentions he does have butterfly joints, so that lessens the blow for me personally.
 
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While I still feel someone like Doug Jones would have been a better choice to play the character, Rupert Friend did a perfectly serviceable job, performance wise. It's just that the Grand Inquisitor's tall and slender physique is a key to his visual "alien" representation. Friend just looks like an average person in make-up, not an elongated species. George Lucas knew exactly why none other than Terrence Spence was cast as Tion Medon in ROTS.

Perhaps I'll buy this figure and see if I can scale down a Rebels Inquisitor headsculpt.
 
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The figure looks good.
As for the character's outfit in the show, he still looks like bad cosplay as does 5th Brother. And while Rupert does a "decent" job of trying to portray the character certain quirks are missing, his demeanor often resembled Thrawn in many ways which is likely why they killed him off before Thrawn appears in Rebels. I felt that calm collected superior and experienced persona we came to associate with GI wasn't quite imbued the way it should have been in OWK thus making it feel like he was almost a different character. He also seemed unprepared for the betrayal by Reva when in Rebels he showed many times that he could anticipate a lot.
 

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Great looking figure. The character could’ve been better on screen, maybe a little more menacing instead of being a chump but can’t wait to pick him up.
 
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