Imperial pilots relied on lightning-quick reflexes and fearlessness to survive tours of duty against the Empire’s enemies, as TIE fighters were lightly armored and lacked shields. Only the very best pilots earned their wings as fighter aces. Depicted as they appear in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, the Gentle Giant Ltd. 1:6 scale TIE Fighter Pilot Classic Bust combines the timeless aesthetics of sculpture from Greek and Roman antiquity, with one of popular cultures most recognizable characters. Each limited edition hand-painted polyresin bust comes individually numbered and is paired with a matching certificate of authenticity.
from Marvel, DC & Star Wars Collectibles by Gentle Giant LTD http://blog.gentlegiantltd.com/?p=232