TORY & ANDERS
BATTLESTAR GALACTICA MINIMATES
So, yeah, today’s gonna be another Minimates review. I’ll be taking another look at a set from the Battlestar Gallactica line. I’ve talked about this line before, in my review of D’Anna and Apollo. Not much more to add there. Today, I’ll be looking at Tory and Anders. Tory was President Laura Roslin’s second assistant and Anders was a resistance fighter who ended up marrying hot-shot pilot Kara “Starbuck” Thrace. Also, (Spoilers from about 5 years ago)….
They’re both Cylons, specifically member of the “Final Five,” who were the last five Cylons revealed amongst other things. Let’s take a look at the figures.
THE FIGURES THEMSELVES
This set was released in the second TRU wave of BSG Minimates, and was one of the few sets carried over completely unchanged from the cancelled waves 5 & 6 of the main line.
First up, presidential assistant Tory. I honestly wish there were more to say about her, but she never went much beyond that. She’s on the basic Minimate body, so she stands roughly 2 ½ inches tall and has 14 points of articulation. She has a sculpted hair piece and no other add-ons. The paintwork is fairly clean, and the likeness on the face is pretty food. For some reason, she’s barefoot. Not exactly sure why that is, but there it is. Tory includes no accessories.
Next, the resistance fighter turned Viper pilot who always seemed to end up as the Damsel in distress for Starbuck, Sam Anders. Anders is depicted in his Viper pilot look from the final season of the show. It’s probably the most interesting of his looks, so that works. They’ve put a different spin on the uniform, depicting it with the top half pulled down, as many of the pilots wore their uniforms while not flying a Viper. Anders features 3 sculpted pieces: hair, belt/jumpsuit, and a holster. The paint work is pretty good on this guy. The face looks good, the shirt detail goes all the way around, and they even gave him the tattoo that he and Starbuck both got after getting married. Anders is accessorized with a standard BSG handgun.
THE ME HALF OF THE EQUATION
Like the first series of TRU BSG Minimates, I got this wave as soon as I could. I was still pretty excited about the show and was glad to round out the characters. Looking back, I still think Anders is a pretty cool figure, and is certainly one of the better figures in the line, but Tory is a fairly boring figure of a fairly boring character.